Someone asked me over the weekend, “Do you think you can articulate the conservative position on energy better than John McCain?” To which I replied, “Yes!” The he asked, “How about on the economy?” I replied again, “Yes!”
So how is it that a regular guy from Virginia (yours truly) is completely confident that he could more clearly articulate conservative priciples than the republican running for the Presidency? Worse – on thinking more about it, I realized that most of my friends and family could also do a better job! What to do?
The answer? Pound our congressional members. If we make phone calls, write letters, scream at the top of our lungs about what it is that we want, our House members will certainly start talking about it and the message will flow, albeit uphill.
Since it appears as though the top of our organizational chart is going to be, let’s say, less than optimal under any circumstance after January 2009, we need to make sure that our message is getting out there. Here are some step by step instructions:
Step 1: START LOCAL. Find out who your Legislator is. Then, call their office and tell them that you’d like to speak with someone regarding the Legislator’s position on taxes, the war on terror and illegal aliens. Once you have someone – TELL THEM!
Step 2: Stay local, but go national. Call the office of your House Representative. Follow the same guidelines. When you call the office be respectful and say, “I’d like to speak with someone about the Congressman’s positions on [topic x, y, or z]. Then when you have someone, explain what you think in plain English. Also be sure to tell them what you want the congressman to do. This is key. They have to understand that you want something from them.
Always make sure to explain that the Congressman or Legislator’s position on the topic will influence your vote. Politicians may be dumb as a rule, but they understand one thing: getting votes.
That’s a good place to start. I’ll post more step by step instructions for furthering our cause. Stand by…