You First Must Stand

One Stands Then Others

Individuals… taking individual stands on small, local issues. Finding people who agree with you, one person at a time, and discussing principles and what it means to be an American. This is what we need.

Joining groups, plotting ideas on web sites, blogs and social networks and even writing our representatives will never work as effectively as finally getting up the nerve to venture out in the non-virtual world, meeting and getting to know five of your neighbors.

If/when something drastic happens, and the internet is shut down, and the riots begin and martial law is considered… what are you and your family going to do? Do you have a plan? Do you know your neighbors? Are they friends or foes?

If you live in the country, do you know that your neighbors hold similar beliefs and ideas to you, or are they going to turn you in because they know you have guns in the house and call yourself a patriot? (You see… this puts you on the Domestic Terrorist list and if your neighbor is a member of the new ACORN national defense corpse… they’ll have no choice but to report you.)

And if you live in the city…. God bless you. You’re on your own not matter what I say here.

But what if you KNOW FOR A FACT that five of your neighbors are on the same page as you? What if you KNOW that you are all looking out for each other? Not just home defense… but cooperative political and economic survival. What if each of those five neighbors, knows five other neighbors? And so on.

America is coming to a point where one national disaster will tear us at the seams. So many people today are addicted to the virtual friend world and absolutely ignorant of their physical reality. The advantage will go to those who are grounded in reality, not in virtual relationships and networks.

The advantage will go to those who know who among them are friends and foes.

And NO ONE will know anything, until he or she, as an individual, takes a stand… and finds that someone else will stand with them. And then another, and another….

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One Small Step for Man…

… One giant step for our country.

There is only one way, in my opinion, to begin the process of refounding our country on the principles and values that created it. The problem is, it’s so simple, no one believes it will work. It doesn’t involve massive grass root efforts by hundreds of people. It doesn’t involve any real organizing at all. There is only one thing that can stop this nation’s move towards Progressive Socialism:

Individual, principled actions taken by morally clear people, on a local level.

That’s it.

People need to start standing up for what is right. Taking a stand means speaking your mind, even if you are sure your words will be refuted; sometimes violently. Individuals need to take action, even small actions that illustrate and model for others, what it’s like to be a person of principle.

What can be done? Here are some suggestions:

Get to know your neighbors. Find out where they stand. TALK TO THEM! If you find out where your neighbors stand, you will stand a better chance of surviving an emergency in your immediate neighborhood. Think about it: you can have 10,000 friends on FaceBook, but if a local or national emergency comes around, who’s going to be the one in the best position to save or protect you and your family? And if your neighbor believes that people like you should be put in FEMA camps, best to know this kind of information early on, when you can do something about it… like move, or stock up on ammo.

Start speaking out, even in the smallest ways. Why not make a point of writing a letter to the editor, and sending copies to all of the papers in your state, once a week? What’s the worst that could happen? Better yet, start taking note of those in your community who are already writing pretty good opinion pieces. Write to them and maybe make a lunch meeting out of it. What if five of these people formed an informal writers group, and promised to send a letter a week to all the papers? What if each of these individuals had five friends of their own, doing the same thing? Let your imagination go with that. It doesn’t have to be organized, but what if the paper is getting 25 or more well written op-ed pieces — all expressing conservative, principled ideas — a week? Would things appear to change? Maybe. Would you begin to become acquainted with dozens of LOCAL people who believe many of the same principles you do? Damn Skippy!

I’m sure there are more ideas like this, but you get the point. Real change begins at the local level. It is real and lasting ONLY if people form REAL relationships based on shared principles.

It’s the only way that we can all stand together, so the chances of hanging separately are greatly reduced.

Please feel free to comment any other ideas you might have.

I Will Stand for Parents’ Rights

Cut to the chase: When the Lame Stream Media (LSM) jumps on the Swine Flu “CRISIS” pretty soon… and the fix is in for mandatory vaccinations for YOUR children… what are you going to do?

Have you decided yet? What are you going to say, when nosy people ask you if YOU have had your kids marked vaccinated yet? Will you vacillate? Will you make excuses? Or will you just stand on principle, and say, “No, I have decided that I will not succumb to mandatory medical procedures for my children that I have not researched fully.

End of story. At least it should be.

“So… where do we stand?”

It’s the ultimate question, really.

Girlfriends ask boyfriends; business partners ask each other; we all end up at least once in our lifetime, asking this question of the person staring into our clogged toilets. “So… where do we stand?”

For months now, I have asked this question of myself, and of others. No matter what the problem. No matter how trivial it seems, I’ve found myself boiling down the essence of how we should go through life — how do I handle a situation — what if this-and-such happened? What would I DO?

And the answer always boils down to: “Decide where you stand, then stand there.” Don’t worry about the consequences before hand. Stand on principle, and the situation will sort it out eventually… for the good.

I have been pestered (some would say plagued) with an idea for several months now. Unsure how to go about making this idea or vision come to pass, I have resorted to starting a blog. I can only go from here in prayer, believing that what comes of this, is something that will accomplish the two things that matter with this project:

1) Glorify God. (I only offer a minimal apology to the faith-challenged. After all, if I didn’t stand up for what I believe, including my belief in God, this project would be missing the point. Right?)

2) Help to illustrate to you, my readers and fellow Americans, that there are more people, close to you, who are willing to stand up for what they believe, which happens to be the same things you believe. How this gets accomplished, will be explained as I figure it out for myself.