“Too many people don’t care what happens so long as it doesn’t happen to them.” – William Howard Taft
Apathy is just one of the phases America passes through on its way to ruin. The Constitution is considered a relic. Religion is the enemy and property is transient. And the Baby Boomer generation has raised another wanting only to know, “what’s in it for me?”
If you can find someone who is not completely checked out, they are most likely angry. This current national mood feels similar to the 1970s. A sorry economy, an energy crisis, and an aimless and pathetic foreign policy were just a few of the excuses government made for making people share the pain. When things go awry, most shrug. When the pain hits home, they get mad. And these times in our history produce a leader.
The wretchedness of Mr. Rosalyn Carter produced President Ronald Wilson Reagan. America had a leader and the ringing phrases only Reagan could communicate. Optimism and patriotism again became part of the American way of thinking. We were inspired - and remain inspired to this day by Reagan and other greats, although we may forget the circumstances which called them forth.
Looking for a political leader in today’s fractured America seems almost impossible. That fact alone is more cause for pessimism. But it need not be so. We are surrounded by leaders. We are all leaders.
These trying times inside the Republican Party are giving new rise to Democratic Centralism, led by their cult hero Barack Hussein Obama. “Tax the rich!” To take our country back from these insects and restore our Constitution, we must have a leaderless revolution. By this I mean we must not just be a political party that believes in government closest to the people. We must be a party that believes in politics closest to the people.
A leaderless revolution is all of us taking care of our own backyard – our own corner of the world. If we want to win, we must all infuse ourselves into our local newspapers, radio and TV. We must involve ourselves in the local civic organizations and help steer our neighbors toward the Constitutional path. If 5 people each turned 5 Democrats over to Republican in each precinct, we’d obliterate the Democrat voter registration edge.
We all know those apathetic, yet conservative, Democrats in our hometowns. We have to convince them that it is, indeed, happening to them. With the high price of gas, they are ripe for the picking.