Stop Throwing Tomatoes!
Grassroots Event: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (Glendale, AZ)
The Democrats are organized and, as a casual outsider looking in, they are walking virtually lockstep. Over the last several decades, rarely have we seen them argue over who will be their candidates, what their message will be, and how they will execute their plan to win more power. Seldom do liberals eat each other publicly for the sake of political power.
The difference: Their tomato throwing goes on behind closed doors. Ours goes on for the whole world to see at the expense of moving the message of less government and more freedom. The result: Election defeats and a fractured movement.
Human beings are naturally inclined to disassociate with those who embrace tension, lack of clarity, and no plan of execution. We tend to gravitate towards those with vision even if the vision lacks substance.
Remember “Hope and Change”? No substance, but a clear clarion call for the nation to rally behind, supported by the perception of unity by those who were leading. For those who are politically active, we knew there was internal fighting. But that is not the issue. The perception to the average American was unification to a higher cause.
We must do the same. The risk is simply too high not to.
The Republican Party must clearly define their message, and their leaders must walk together in carrying their message to a country that is largely comprised of the uninformed and misinformed. Just as importantly, we cannot fear our own message in the midst of a culture that has entangled itself with government running our lives and giving us free stuff. In other words, this battle is going to be tough.
Not only does this go for the Republican Party, it goes for tea parties, conservative coalitions, and Republican clubs. For far too long, we have allowed ourselves to splinter and have lost many powerful advocates for the cause simply because of vile disagreements. We are better than this.
With that being said, the Glendale, Deer Valley, Daisy Mountain, and many other Tea Parties are doing what many have only dreamed about and are ready to unite. On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, they are hosting “Grassroots United” in Glendale, Arizona.
Here they will discuss how to reorganize, unify, and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned within the political fight. Of course, I am a bit biased given that I will be the keynote speaker. However, more importantly, average Americans will come together to make some very important decisions and even celebrate freedom.
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Knights of Columbus
Address: 8066 N. 49th Ave., Glendale, AZ
Cost: Free (Donations Accepted)
As a country, we have to make some critical choices. If our choice is to truly have an impact on the direction of this country, we must do things differently than they are being done. In the words of Adlai Stevenson, “There is a new America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will or not.” Understand the message, defend it vigorously, and give Americans a reason to unite. This is our time!
Shane Krauser is a partner with the law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, the director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education, the spokesman for www.freedomfires.com, the chief instructor of K-Force Vanguard, and a radio talk show host in Phoenix, AZ. Follow him on twitter: @ShaneKrauser