Jim Denlinger, Mike Allen, and I went to the Ephrata Borough meeting at 7 pm tonight.
It was a great evening. We had a very favorable reception along with a handful of great conversations council members and others afterward, and I met a couple of very committed patriots as well. Two members of the local press were there and requested copies of the packets that we handed out.
This is a process. We have been intentionally dumbed down and the vast majority of us do not know what our Constitution says or what it was created to do. We do not know the principles from which the Constitution sprang. This is the process to change that.
I believe that the positive reception we are receiving is a sign of the horrible condition of our nation and our culture. People are sobering up and are unable to ignore the increasing rate of decay.
Freedom is the logical conclusion of our efforts, and I was asked the question tonight that was faced by the Founding generation: Are we moral enough to be free? Are we capable of living moral and free lives, or will chaos be the result of our actions?
Well, this is Lancaster County after all, and if it is possible anyplace it should be here and the myriad places like it that still exist across our nation where people are still honest and have common sense and a strong sense of honor. The tide has to be turned. It will start with a trickle, but liberty is contagious and heals many ills. Certainly, the forces on the Left that are determined to deprive us of more of our rights and property will give us the motivation to stay the course.
I had positive conversations with the Chief of Police of Manheim Township as well as with the Mayor of Lititz last week. There will be more phone calls and more meetings. We are still waiting to get a final date and time for the meeting with Rep. Mentzer.
A calendar is coming to the website this week along with the packet of info that was given out to Borough members tonight. The packet should make it easier for people to set up meetings without feeling like they need to be Constitutional experts.
Is anyone else in favor of forgoing the bi-weekly meeting and instead meeting every 4 to 6 weeks with multiple appointments in-between so people can learn by doing? The appointments and the resulting conversations are very educational and motivational.
My personal goal is to not have a weekday go by without a phone call, a conversation, or a meeting with someone in Lititz or Warwick Township, or the surrounding areas, about the oath that they swore to both obey the Constitution and defend us from those that are determined to enslave us by disobeying and destroying it. I look forward to sitting down with people and gaining allies and identifying enemies, and starting to build a map of the people in our county.
‘I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and liberals at bay. And the nation free.’
- William F. Buckley – Up from Liberalism (1959)
Remember. This is not their republic, it is ours.