The Third American Revolution
August 31st, 2010 by Tom DeWeese
Statement by Tom DeWeese – Freedom Action National Conference Valley Forge, PA – August 14, 2010
The revolution of 1776 was not just an exercise by armed men seeking to overthrow their current government – as had been done so many times throughout history.
It wasn’t a desperate attempt to replace a bad king with a new one – backed by the usual hope that this time, this one would finally turn a kind, benevolent ear toward the pleas of the people.
Such revolutions had been fought for centuries. Up to 1776 none of them had resulted in the desired goals.
Always the newly installed despot learned quickly how to plunder the people, gain power and riches for themselves, while holding out the carrot – the promise of a better day.
Not until 1776 did a few scholarly men in a rural, backward, isolated land figure it out. They studied every possible style of government. They noted the pitfalls, the dangers, the traps that lead to tyranny. And they noted this fact: Freedom doesn’t just happen. It must first be understood. And then it must be planned, implemented and protected.
Today, based on that first American Revolution, every one of us talks about how we support the
principles of freedom. But what are those principles of freedom? And were did they come from?
The Principles of Freedom
It is little understood that our founding fathers didn’t just come up with an idea and start to sell it as a principle—the way Obama and the in crowd do today.
First of all, we must understand that principles are not legislated or invented. A principle exists and you are subject to it, whether or not you know it. Eventually that principle is discovered.
For example, for centuries men were ignorant of the laws of physics but they were subject to them nonetheless. Man couldn’t fly or fill two objects in the same space, no matter how hard he tried because the laws (or principles) of physics are fact, whether known or unknown.
The same is true with the principles of freedom. The basic principles of freedom are consistent with man’s nature and that’s why they work. When the principles of freedom are recognized and adhered to, there is prosperity, justice and happiness. When the principles have been ignored or rejected, men have suffered poverty, stagnation and political tyranny.
So to obtain freedom, it’s vital that we know what the principles are. There are three, actually. Individualism, private property, and free enterprise. They are all necessary for freedom to exist. Leave just one out, and freedom is eroded.
Individualism – your personal choices — the ability to pursue your own rational self interest. Choices like the religion you choose; the size home you build; the car you drive; the kind of spouse you select. In short, individualism is fulfilling a life of one’s own.
Private property. Your own body is the most important property you will ever own. The idea that someone else can control that is absurd, but there are many who seek to do so. Forced Vaccinations, for example.
So private property is not just land. It is your thoughts. Your possessions and the fruits of your labor. Without the right to own and dispose of the products of ones own life, the individual is dependent upon the State (or someone) for his very existence.
So, it is obvious that one can’t be individualistic without the ability to own and control private property. It can be argued that one can have no other rights without property rights. George Washington said “private property and freedom are inseparable.” Property Rights activist and rancher Wayne Hage said, “Either you have the right to own property or you are property.”
And that brings us to the third principle of freedom – free enterprise. Free markets. Capitalism. The process whereby free men buy and sell and trade the products of their own lives free from interference.
These are the three principles of freedom and these are what made the actions of 1776 a revolution. The revolution was individuals, unleashed to follow their own paths, organized under one banner – the Constitution. As a result, these United States became, almost overnight, the most prosperous, healthiest, happiest place ever known in human history. It had never happened before and never since.
Quiet efforts to undo the spirit of 1776
And since its creation, there has been a relentless undercurrent to undo, destroy and remake the nation into the image of all of the failed systems of history.
From Alexander Hamilton to Franklin Roosevelt there was a slow, steady leak as individual liberty was carefully corralled for the common good. Property rights were deemed unworkable as “community needs” took precedence. And free enterprise was fouled as the root of evil greed.
Efforts were made to change America. But not too fast. A stronger central government steadily grew. A central bank was established. Foreign policy began to entangle Constitutional decisions.
But always these changes were put forward carefully, quietly, so as to not visibly rock the premise of a free America. And America continued to prosper as the envy of the world.
The cuts at the revolution of 1776 have been slow, steady and sure. But, like the frog in the boiling pot, hardly detectible for almost 200 years. Well into the last half of the 20th Century, many Americans still wholly believed we were the Republic of 1776.
Looking for answers
The changes were basically undetectable, that is, until the start of the Second American Revolution. From the start of that revolution America began to change – rapidly – openly – ruthlessly. From the free, prosperous nation we once were, America is today drowning in a sea of rules and regulations.
Every aspect of our lives have become controlled by government edicts and intervention. From a mere trickle those government controls became a flood – until finally, today, the Republic of our founders is literally unrecognizable.
When did such a drastic change take place? Who perpetrated it? How did they pull it off before our very eyes? Winston Churchill once said, “If you don’t look facts in the face, they have a way of stabbing you in the back.”
The fact is, before we can move forward, before we can restore the American Republic, we need to know who we are fighting. We need to understand the root of the enemy we face.
The Second American Revolution gathered behind a philosophy that is a complicated mixture of communism, fascism and corporatism. It marches under a banner of green. And it calls itself “Environmentalism.”
For more than three decades the forces of freedom have been systematically trampled under the boots of the green army that is driven by a religious zealotry to obliterate human society.
Under the slogan of “going green” our industry is being strangled. Our property rights are being obliterated and its innocent victims litter our courts. Almost anything goes in the name of environmentalism.
Many of you have been the victims of such harsh treatment or have been subjected to the propaganda that sells it to an uninformed public. Your life has been turned upside down. Some of you have lost your farms and ranches. Some have seen your industries devastated. Some represent other industries hoping yet to avoid disaster. Some are victims of unwarranted regulations. Some are victims of the violence of zealots. Some see an even greater danger rising on the international horizon through the United Nations.
Many of you have been forced to become activists in
the cause of freedom simply for your own survival. And you face a seemingly unending number of foes – threatening all aspects of our society.
You seek help. You seek answers. You seek truth. You seek a way home. So do I.
This year marks my 43rd year in the war against those who say there is no reason, no ability and no absolutes. 43 years in a war against those who say private property and profit are evil. 43 years in a war against those who have no problem ruling, regulating and taxing my efforts in order to fill their own pockets – all in the name of the “public good.”
What I have learned in that time is the true nature of the beast I oppose. I’ve learned his tactics and I’ve 1earned his purpose. And I know from where he came.
I’ve also learned that there are those who profess to hold my values, who proclaim friendship, but who, when the chips are down, can be easiest found breaking bread at the table of my enemies. And these are perhaps the most dangerous foes of freedom because many have our trust and have helped drive us all to the brink of disaster and defeat.
The Second American Revolution
I was there on the front lines at the origins of the Second American Revolution – the revolution under which America is still ruled. In the 1960’s I stood on college campuses, opposing those who sought to close down classrooms in the name of a “revolution.”
Those who marched professed themselves to be Marxists, Leninist, Trotskyites, and Maoists. Their revolution, they proclaimed, was to give power to the people over evil industry, to replace money and materialism with charity and benevolence for a “common good.”
In the name of brotherhood they used violence and deceit, threw bricks into windows, burned down campus buildings, incited riots and spit on soldiers returning from Vietnam.
At the time, most Americans considered these self- proclaimed revolutionaries to be little more than spoiled kids exercising youthful energy and natural rebellion. Their advocacy of communism in the most free of all nations, fell on deaf ears.
By the early seventies, while a few had gone
underground to form terrorist units like the Weathermen, most of the activist were forgotten as they and the rest of America went on with their lives.
What does all of this have to do with environmental policy in the 2010? What do a bunch of forgotten campus rebels have to do with the livelihoods of ranchers in Nevada or loggers in Oregon, or fishermen in California, or international treaties coming out of the UN?
My friends, the answers to your pain and suffering can be found from the moment these revolutionaries left their college campuses.
I have in my possession a book published in the 1970’s. It is a compilation, a scrapbook, if you will, of the writings of the leaders that appeared in the radical underground newspapers produced during the “revolution” of the 60s.
Its title is “The Movement Toward a New America, The Beginnings of a Long Revolution.” You see, those who drove the revolution of the 60s, the true believers, were dedicated to a life- long struggle.
And what are some of the ravings we find in this document of revolution? You will find the beginnings of modem feminism. You will find attacks on the family structure and marriage.
You will find the roots of education restructuring that led to transforming our schools into little more than propaganda mills for the revolution. The book lays the ground work for the use of psychological behavior- modification teaching methods, now standard in public education.
And you will find the roots of modem environmentalism. From the beginning it was obvious that this most popular of causes had very little to do with protecting the environment and everything to do with destroying free society.
In 1969, TV host Dick Cavett aired his regular network talk show, featuring a number of rock stars, including Crosby, Stills and Nash and Jefferson Airplane. These stars of their day had just returned from performing at the historic Woodstock rock festival.
That concert was to go down in history as the defining moment of the “revolution.” Here the anti-war movement finally took hold. Here the anti-poverty movement became social revolution. Here the drug culture took on an identity.
But what was on the minds of these rockers, just after such a monumental event?
Toward the end of the program, Cavett asked his guests if any of them would like to say something that they never had the opportunity to say before on TV.
Immediately, David Crosby leaped at the chance, and said, “we all know the air around us is filthy. But the only way to change that is to convince Ford, GM, Chrysler and Shell to go out of business.”
You see? And perhaps you thought environmentalism was something that cropped up only in the last decade or so?
The first to see the opportunities of using environmentalism to promote otherwise discredited Marxist/Leninist philosophy, were some anti-nuke activists who changed their name to Greenpeace. The “Green” represented the new propaganda of environmentalism, and the “Peace” kept the faith with the 60’s street revolution.
As for the rest of the committed revolutionaries, they went to work. But while you and I found jobs in the private sector, or followed in our parents footsteps or started our own businesses, the revolutionaries went into “public service.”
They joined the offices of public defenders, staffed government social service offices, and worked in congressional and local political offices, using their position to create subtle changes in legislation and policy. Changes that led to more government control.
Of course they went into the news media and entertainment fields, and some ran for public office. Their tactic was political correctness, designed to force mass behavior changes and thought control.
And so all of these job choices were carefully picked to fill a specific purpose, – to influence public policy and attitudes. There were also those who went to work for multinational corporations, facing accusations by their unenlightened fellow activists of “selling out.”
Now, it’s been over 40 years. The young Turk revolutionaries have turned gray, balding and plump. But they did their job well. Because by now, most of our government agencies, social services, news media, entertainment centers, institutions, charitable agencies, colleges, and multinational corporations are influenced , if not run by those who once marched in the street and pledged to lead a “long revolution toward a new America.”
So, are you now surprised that our nation is going through a massive restructuring? Are you surprised that our schools no longer teach the ideals of what was once a society run on free enterprise? Are you surprised that American history is being changed and patriotism is considered a relic of the past?
When revolutions are won the victors gain the power to honor their heroes. Schools, public buildings and parks are no longer named after Washington, Jefferson and Franklin. Those were the heroes of the first revolution. They have been overthrown.
The new heroes on the names of schools and public boulevards are Caesar Chavez and Rachel Carson. We have Black Panthers like Bobby Rush in Congress. We have college professors named Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayres. We have a first lady who lists as a mentor, Stokely Carmichael, who coined the phrase “Burn, Baby, Burn.”
The truth you must now face is that the rules and regulations that so unreasonably have forced Americans out of their homes and jobs – have absolutely nothing to do with saving the environment – and everything to do with those slogans that were chanted in the nation’s streets in the 1960’s.
You have become the victims of a revolution to turn American society upside down, or as Al Gore calls it, “a wrenching transformation.”
First and foremost is the drive to destroy the concept of private property. You see, those who seek to rule and regulate your every action know that, without the right to own and control property, there can be no peace or security – no rule of law.
Without property rights, no other rights are possible. How do you break down a society? You eliminate property rights.
Why is crime rampant? Because, first, government sanctioned the right to take property from individuals, through rules and regulations, and through lawsuits and public opinion. Once the concept was established, it was easy for the third rate thugs on every street comer to follow suit.
The sanction of the victim
But one doesn’t take the freest society on earth and turn it into a collectivist gulag overnight. For peaceful revolution
to succeed, the perpetrators first need the “sanction of the victim.”They need you to voluntarily give up your property, your wealth, and your liberty.Open adherence to the ideals of Marxism-Leninism didn’t do it. They needed something else. The threat of danger is a good tool. The greater the threat, the less the objection to giving up liberties. World- wide environmental Armageddon became the plan of choice.
And so it began. Faced with the threat of Global Warming that would melt the polar ice caps and flood the world, we victims voluntarily gave up vital technological development that would have saved us labor and increased the quality of life.
Industry accepted regulations that forced it to spend millions to create “unnecessary” technology.
Faced with the unfounded charge that unnamed species were supposedly vanishing by the crate load, the alarmed public supported regulations that shut down timber and mining.
Ozone holes, acid rain, dolphin-safe fishing became the mantra, driven by a hysteria plotted at the level of twelve- year-old girls in a pet shop pleading with the shop owner to “let the poor little animals out!”
As the propaganda mill poured out one unsubstantiated horror story after another, science was bastardized to fit the political agenda. Reason and truth weren’t necessary.
So successful has the campaign been to replace reason and knowledge with blind emotion and Pavlovian adherence to environmental propaganda that we victims voluntarily accept the premise that:
It’s OK for a beaver to build a dam – but not for man. It’s OK for a bear to hunt, but not for man. It’s OK for a lion to eat meat, but not for man.
The revolution succeeded in building hysteria over unsubstantiated environmental disaster. That hysteria led to demands that something massive must be done. Said the revolution, only the combined international forces of the UN could be strong enough to take effective action. Sovereign nations, they say, can’t be trusted to take care of these problems on their own.
And so it went. The hysteria created by bogus science, was sold to a once proud nation – using all of the outlets
manned by those old revolutionaries of the 60’s.
The media pounded out the message that man is a cancer on the earth. The schools failed to tell children that trees can actually be replanted like a corn crop. The Smithsonian Institute carried an exhibit on the ravages of global warming.
The Cancer Society leads the fight to ban the right of smoking. The smoking ban is the trial balloon to see how quickly Americans will follow similar efforts for the banning of the eating of meat, the banning of cars and the banning of private property.
The Chamber of Commerce tells us that government-sanctioned monopolies called Public/ Private Partnerships are the new free enterprise. That allows global corporation partners to have special privileges and tax breaks over their competition, while local developer partners gain access to property not open to their competitors. Then they tell us this is using the power of free enterprise to keep down the cost and size of government.
All of it is the propaganda necessary to gain the sanction of the victims. All is designed to get you to question your own selfishness and arrogance for thinking you could grow crops, or harvest trees for profit or that you had a right to put fences around property that you bought and paid for.
Thirteen years ago, 39 people took their lives because they believed that their souls would travel on a spaceship that was following behind a comet. We called them nuts. So what do you call an entire nation that voluntarily surrenders its property, liberty and national identity based on propaganda and lies?
The green agenda has invaded every aspect of our society. In 1992, the mother of all tools to impose the revolution was rammed down every nation on earth. It was called Agenda 21 and it’s policy of Sustainable Development became the blue print for the final victory over freedom.
It involves every agency of the Federal Government, and is roaring through state and local governments. It affects how and where we can build our homes. How crops can be grown. What crops to grow. It seeks to dictate the kind of foods we are allowed to eat. Or, whether we are to be allowed to take natural supplements or if they will be under the control of public/private partnerships in the pharmaceutical industry.
It’s in our schools, in the workplace and at our social gatherings. Sustainable Development covers much more than environmentalism. In fact, that’s just the excuse.
The social equity plank of Sustainable Development is based on a demand for “social justice” – a term coined by Karl Marx. It means that individuals must give up “selfish” wants for the needs of the common good or the “community.”
Through Sustainable Development the final drive for the revolting dreams of the 60s is coming into place. Forced utopia. Promises of healthcare for all. Jobs for all. Housing for all. Equality for all. It is the ultimate melting pot, designed to cleanse the nation of individuality, private property and free enterprise.
Did you know that, according to Sustainable Development documents, it is considered a social injustice to own private property because some build wealth through property ownership but others don’t? Did you know it’s a social injustice for nations to have borders and sovereignty because that keeps people from naturally migrating?
Again, Sustainable Development has nothing to do with protecting the environment and everything to do with transforming our society into the agenda first demanded by revolting street thugs.
Remember what they demanded in those protest rallies? One world. One people. Redistribution of wealth for equality for all. We wouldn’t do it for the sake of Marx, and Mao and Lenin. But for the fear of environmental Armageddon, the people follow like sheep.
Why was it so easy for these totalitarian forces to simply march across the nation and trample on what was once unquestioned Constitutionally-guaranteed rights? Because no one stood in their way.
Sustainable Development became the official policy of both major political parties. Corporations embraced it for the profits gained from their partnerships with governments.
Today, barely a single politician at any level ever questions the policy of Sustainable Development. And neither does the mainstream conservative media or the established conservative/libertarian organizations and think tanks.
For some reason they will attack global warming and cap and trade and smart growth. But they will not even acknowledge the root of these policies. They will never use the words Agenda 21 or Sustainable Development. And many deride us for bringing out the UN connection as they embrace the Public/Private Partnerships and tell us its free enterprise and limited government.
When the Republicans were in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House, they did more to entrench Sustainable Development than any Democrat could have hoped for.
When those of us in the property right movement tried to fight these policies we were told to be careful. Don’t attack the green movement. To do so would deny us a place at the table where policy was being made! Seek common ground, they said. Be reasonable.
The Trent Lotts and John McCains and George Bushs told us that rather than stand for the principles of freedom, we instead need a “new Republican environmental vision” with which we could lock arms with our enemies in hopes of finding “peace in our time.”
That’s exactly how we lost the Second American Revolution – because our own leadership refused to fight, but instead embraced the revolution of our enemies.
They did it because they accepted the premise that freedom was over, done, defeated. They believed it was now time to accept that defeat and just find a way to survive.
You know, there was another time in our history when the forces of freedom doubted its ability to survive. In 1939, Adolf Hitler and his Nazis were taking the world by storm.
A great deal of Europe had already fallen under its power. There were pro-Nazi rallies taking place in Madison Square Garden in New York City. There were pro-Nazi movements on the march in South America and South Africa. To many of the leaders in the free nations of the world it seemed that Hitler’s nightmare was a done deal. That there was no way to stop it.
These men were diplomats who made deals based on the fad of the day and on the meandering whims of the public. They knew nothing of the meaning of liberty or of the principle of property. These men thought they could deal with the devil, even though the devil knew that they stood for nothing but the “deal” – that there was no line that couldn’t be crossed.
And so, Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of the once-powerful British Empire, derby and black umbrella in hand, flew onto Adolf Hitler’s turf to negotiate for mercy. He only hoped to get some sort of deal that would allow the free nations to survive in a world controlled by cold- blooded brutes.
Hitler smiled, invited him to sit at his table, and signed such an agreement. As Chamberlain told the cheering crowds that he had “achieved peace in our time” – Hitler was attacking Poland. And Chamberlain let him do it. Because to do otherwise would have cost him his “place at the table”.
So today, you and I face a similar crossroads. We see our enemies on all sides. We have experienced few victories. And we also have some leaders among us, in the Congress, in our state houses, in county and local offices, and even in our own movement, who say we have no choice but to compromise, find mutual ground, don’t rock the boat, above all, appear “reasonable,” to “get a place at the table” with the big boys. To continue to fight, they say, will only be divisive against reasonable negotiations.
My friends, had Winston Churchill accepted Neville Chamberlain’s view of the world, you and I would not be here today, discussing property rights. That would be a long-lost concept. Instead of wringing his hands and crying for mercy, Churchill told his countrymen there will be no more compromise. He said “we shall fight them on land, on the sea, and in the air.” He said the enemy would only take his tiny island of England “when all of us lay on the shore, choking on our own blood.” He vowed to fight to the finish.
His enemy threatened to change his world forever. And so does ours. We are not engaged in a political debate. This is a war. We face a dedicated revolutionary foe who cares not one whit about your wants, needs or rights.
Crime is rampant. The core of our cities, once vibrant and alive with men who understood that man’s progress was his greatest achievement, are now slipping into silent decay. Vital services are beginning to break down. Vast amounts of American land and resources are being locked away.
Is this the result of men entrusted with too much freedom? Or is it the result of the looter mentality of those who loath industry and technology?
Our great factories of the Northeast lie in rusting ruins. Is this the result of capitalism run amuck? Or is it the result
of rules and regulations designed by modern-day Robin Hoods who seek to drain the wealth out of the producer and give it to the sniveling whiners who believe our duty on earth is to give them an unearned living?
Our economy is on the verge of collapse because banks and lending institutions were told they had to break all the rules of sound finance and give loans to people with no money – in the name of the revolution’s contrived equality.
And more and more government means more and more raids on an already bankrupt treasury. More taxes, more regulations, more programs – mean only one thing – total control of every aspect of our lives – just as the revolution intends.
Only man’s forward motion with the constant emergence of technology, along with the guaranteed protection of property rights, will create the sound, safe, peaceful society we all seek.
Turning our society backwards to the way it was before Christopher Columbus, as radical environmentalists advocate, is an insanity that should be laughed out of the hall whenever it’s uttered. Yet that is the root of the philosophy that some of our most trusted leaders and elected officials seek to compromise with.
True science proves that their “chicken little” horror stories are unfounded. True science proves that man is the hero – not the cancer — of the earth. True science proves that man’s technology and man’s stewardship of privately owned land is the only real environmental protection.
It’s time to face facts. It’s time to understand your enemy. It’s time to take a firm stand. It’s time to go on the offensive – to speak the truth and expose the lies.
The truth is the revolution under the name of the environmental movement has declared war on you property, war on your livelihood, war on your families and war on truth and logic.
How will you fight back? By seeking some “common ground”? By using the non-confrontational tactics employed by the RINO cowards in Congress who say it’s not politically feasible to take on the environmental issues? Voters might not understand, they say.
Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson trying to hide the fact that his real purpose was liberty? “I know,” he could have said, “let’s just tell them we don’t like tea!” We can
only win the hearts and minds of the American people by telling them the truth.
We must understand that this war is not something new. It began in the streets of America during a time when some very dedicated radicals, carrying the slogans of Mao and Lenin, sought to change our nation to all that those slogans represented. A new dark ages determined to bring about the destruction of human society is their ultimate and stated goal.
If we fail to understand that, then soon we will have taken the full journey to the “revolution.” And when the lights go out in the greatest nation on earth, when the wilderness creeps back in – will you feel enlightened – or just cold, hungry and betrayed?
The Third American Revolution
The time is now – the decision of whether there will be betrayal or truth is yours. This is still the greatest nation on earth. You and I can still restore the Republic of our founders.
But it is now time, my friends for a Third American Revolution. One based on the same principles of our founding fathers and the principles of Freedom.
The good news is that such a revolution has already begun. The results of the 60s revolution on our daily lives are finally being seen by the American people. And that is why they are now beginning to question programs and policies. They are beginning to figure out that the representatives they elect are paying no attention to them. Finally something is beginning to stir.
It started with the Supreme Court’s Kelo decision which said there are no longer property rights in America. Any community can use eminent domain to tear down you house if it has a better use for the property.
While that decision shocked everyone, the fact is the Supreme Court had to make that decision in order to enforce Sustainable Development. The Kelo decision sanctions the ultimate Public/Private partnership between city councils and private developers. Americans finally saw the raw power of Sustainable Development.
Then came the war over illegal immigration. 80% of the American people said no – but Congress and the White House tried to ignore them and impose amnesty anyway. The people started to take to the streets.
Then came the bailouts. Again, 80% said no. But Congress did it anyway. The anger grew.
And Finally Health care. The people said no! And again, they did it anyway.
Americans are now ready to mobilize. They are ready to listen and take action. But they have missed a great deal as they ignored the Second American Revolution. So they are confused. And they are stumbling in the dark trying to find the right path. They see the enemy as Barack Obama, and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. They think the problem is too much government spending, healthcare, gun control, Cap and Trade, abortion, and the Federal Reserve.
They must learn that the root of nearly every one of these issues is directly tied to Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development, driven by those who seek to transform our society into little soviets of non elected boards and councils and regional governments, answerable to no one. If your local community has been transformed into a little soviet you cannot restore the republic. All the rest of the issues are simply the visible symptoms of the policies, not the root.
As Henry David Thoreau once said, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Now we know who the enemy is. It’s time we strike at the root and destroy his revolution.
Freedom Action at the local level
And there is a very effective plan to do that. You see, I organized this conference to show you the way. Now you know who the true enemy is, how we got here and how to fight back.
The Second American Revolution sought to centralize control in the federal government.That will be their down fall. Fighting back on the local level can literally neutralize the power and influence of the central government.
First of all, we cannot win this fight by simply getting involved in campaigns a few months before an election. Or by attending a rally or waving some signs or making some phone calls. The time to prepare to win in 2012 is now.
Local organization of precincts and wards is a huge job, but it is the only way to control the process. Ignore it and you have no structure for victory. Run for the smallest offices, even dog catcher. They have power and influence. Take it. And then move up the ladder. And then begin to employ what you’ve learned here this weekend and turn it
lose on activists across the nation.
Have Dan Byfield come to your community and teach your people the power of Coordination. Take the power back to the local level.
Have Bev Eakman come to your community and teach your people how to break up a controlled consensus meeting. You can drive the power mongers nuts!
Once you have organized on the precinct level you’ll be much more able to run cheap campaigns to elect your people, just as you’ve learned here from Barry Sheets. .
Use the alternative media and the tactics that Gary Franchi and George Shepherd and Sam Bushman told you about. Break through the media black out.
And bring Sheriff Richard Mack to your county to teach your local sheriff how he can foil the intimidation of federal agents. It gives the power back to the county.
And Michael Shaw’s and my efforts to expose the activities of the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) is a powerful new tool to educate local citizens as to how the United Nations schemes to entrench global governance through our city councils. More and more communities are beginning to follow our advice and fight ICLEI. It is beginning to have an effect.
And make no mistake, the Tenth Amendment Movement is the single most exciting development in the Third American Revolution. State legislatures across the nation are taking aim at federal dictates. These can’t be dismissed as kooky fringe radicals.These are representatives of the people. It gives power back to the states.
The Second American Revolution didn’t destroy America in one election cycle. It has taken decades. And we won’t over turn it this coming November. But we can start.
On this hallowed ground were we stand today, George Washington brought his starving, defeated troops to escape, regroup, and prepare for the battles ahead. From the day he marched out of here it took him over five years to achieve that victory.
That is what lays ahead for us now. We must learn, organize and rededicate ourselves to one goal — victory of the Third American Revolution and the restoration of our Republic.