A CITIZEN'S PLAN

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A DISCUSSION OF SOME OF AMERICA'S PROBLEMS AND HOW THE CITIZENS SHOULD USE AVAILABLE, LEGAL TOOLS TO HELP THE GOVERNMENT BACK TO A TRADITIONAL AMERICAN PATH.

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A CITIZEN'S PLAN

  1. 1. <ul><li>“ FELLOW AMERICANS: </li></ul><ul><li>Our Nation is on a bad path. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatives / Libertarians / GOP: </li></ul><ul><li>- HERE ARE SOME THINGS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU SHOULD DO </li></ul><ul><li>[Some CE Group Plans] </li></ul><ul><li>My generation left you a splendid Constitution. It gives control to the People. </li></ul><ul><li>I see many good Americans out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Band together ! Defend it ! ” </li></ul>Thank you. Tom Jefferson
  2. 2. MY DISCUSSION THIS EVENING ABOUT OUR CONSERVATIVE ENTHUSIASTS GROUP AMERICA IN TROUBLE <ul><li>REGAINING: </li></ul><ul><li>OUR WAY </li></ul><ul><li>OUR </li></ul><ul><li>HERITAGE </li></ul>THINGS WE CAN & MUST DO I MOSTLY THINK OF OUR GROUP IN THESE TERMS
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ FELLOW AMERICANS: </li></ul><ul><li>Our Nation is on a bad path. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatives / Libertarians / GOP: </li></ul><ul><li>- HERE ARE SOME THINGS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU SHOULD DO </li></ul><ul><li>[Some CE Group Plans] </li></ul><ul><li>My generation left you a splendid Constitution. It gives control to the People. </li></ul><ul><li>I see many good Americans out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Band together ! Defend it ! ” </li></ul>Thank you. Tom Jefferson
  4. 4. POOR RESULTS; DERELICTION IN TEACHING AMERICAN HERITAGE & PRINCIPLES.
  5. 5. PRES. OBAMA’S ECONOMICS – JUNE ‘08
  6. 6. THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT 2. WHO SEES THAT IT IS ENFORCED ? WHO IS ENFORCING THE CONSTITUTION ?
  7. 7. WE CONSERVATIVES HAVE SOME LEADERSHIP & P.R. PROBLEMS <ul><li>LIBERAL + BIASED MEDIA DRUMBEAT </li></ul><ul><li>YOUNG PEOPLE IDEALISTIC AND NOT WELL GROUNDED IN OUR HISTORY / HERITAGE </li></ul><ul><li>THE OBAMA SPECTACLE/ DRIFT TO LEFT </li></ul><ul><li>MANY CONSERVATIVES / REPUBLICANS RELUCTANT TO BE OUT DEMONSTRATING </li></ul><ul><li>OUR APPROACH TO INDEPENDENTS IS OFTEN THEORETICAL & IMPERSONAL </li></ul><ul><li>REAGAN MAJORITY APPEAL HAS BEEN SPLINTERED </li></ul>
  8. 8. NOT ALL THE NEWS IS BAD ! <ul><li>NY TIMES: </li></ul><ul><li>NEWS-STAND $ </li></ul><ul><li>STOCK $ </li></ul>
  9. 9. SEEING LESS APPRECIATION OF DEFENSE & OUR MILITARY: A VETERAN IS SOMEONE WHO, AT ONE  POINT IN HIS LIFE, WROTE   A BLANK CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE ‘U.S.A.’ FOR  AN AMOUNT OF  'UP TO AND INCLUDING  MY LIFE.' THAT IS HONOR, AND THERE ARE  WAY  TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO NO LONGER UNDERSTAND  IT. T H A N K Y O U , U.S. SERVICEMEN
  10. 10. <ul><li>“ FELLOW AMERICANS: </li></ul><ul><li>Our Nation is on a bad path. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatives / Libertarians / GOP: </li></ul><ul><li>- HERE ARE SOME THINGS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU SHOULD DO </li></ul><ul><li>[Some CE Group Plans] </li></ul><ul><li>My generation left you a splendid Constitution. It gives control to the People. </li></ul><ul><li>I see many good Americans out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Band together ! Defend it ! ” </li></ul>Thank you. Tom Jefferson
  11. 11. <ul><li>RECIPE TO </li></ul><ul><li>CONFRONT THE </li></ul><ul><li>CHALLENGES </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OFFER EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IMPROVE MESSAGE DELIVERY </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FIX GOV’T PROCESSES </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. CULTIVATING A BIGGER IMPACT IS SOUND IS FAULTY <ul><li>SUPPORT PRIVATE ENTERPRISE </li></ul>
  13. 15. SOME ASPECTS OF FACING OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS SOME ASPECTS OF CONFRONTING OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS
  14. 16. - - INCL MEDIA BIAS
  15. 17. WE HAVE SOLUTIONS - BUT OUR CURRENT MESSAGE LACKS CLARITY & EMPATHY - - e.g. GOV’T’S ROLE
  16. 19. WHY DISCUSS HERITAGE / PATRIOTISM ? <ul><li>Actually, it’s partly personal. I recently heard a short rant against “ultra-patriots”. No logic or data - - just a nonsensical blast against Patriotism. Of this type </li></ul><ul><li>Seemed to be written by a young person. It got me thinking about how best to address this type of attack. </li></ul>[ IT’S AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF MESSAGE DELIVERY ! ]
  17. 20. LOSING OUR HERITAGE ? “ THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICANS WILL KNOW LESS THAN THEIR PARENTS ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND FOUNDING IDEALS. AND MANY AMERICANS ARE MORE AWARE OF WHAT DIVIDES US THAN OF WHAT UNITES US. WE ARE IN DANGER OF BECOMING NOT “FROM MANY, ONE” - - E PLURIBUS UNUM - - BUT “FROM ONE, MANY.” … THE BRADLEY PROJECT ON AMERICA’S NATIONAL IDENTITY
  18. 21. A FEW PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS PATRIOTISM: general definition: “LOVE OF COUNTRY” ROOTS OF FAMILY / FRIENDS COMMON LANGUAGE COMMON HISTORY BUT AMERICAN PATRIOTISM CONTAINS A MAJOR ADDED DIMENSION THE IDEALISM OF PERSONAL FREEDOMS & RIGHTS
  19. 22. <ul><li>To love America is to strive to improve it. America always needs willing Patriots to: </li></ul><ul><li>· advance democracy; in a land of plenty, it’s easy to be distracted by materialism. </li></ul><ul><li>· study, advocate and apply our best ideals. </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT “blind loyalty” that is required, it is championing proven ideas of governance. </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotism exacts duty and responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning about our Nation’s history and our Constitution. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading, discussing and voting so as to add informed judgments on current issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Obeying our laws; monitoring our gov’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and advocating reverence for American Ideals. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering your services to community groups </li></ul>SHOULD WE PROMOTE PATRIOTISM? I SAY INDEED! HERE ’ S WHY: JAMES MADISON America needs a Nation of “loving critics” who use their free minds and free wills to examine the Country’s actions and raise concerns when necessary.
  20. 23. <ul><li>YOU BET ! </li></ul><ul><li>BUT WE MUST: </li></ul><ul><li>GET BACK TO BASICS </li></ul><ul><li>RE FRAME OUR MESSAGE </li></ul><ul><li>RECLAIM THE MORAL HIGH GROUND </li></ul>THE FOUNDING FATHERS
  21. 24. <ul><li>“ FELLOW AMERICANS: </li></ul><ul><li>Our Nation is on a bad path. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatives / Libertarians / GOP: </li></ul><ul><li>- HERE ARE SOME THINGS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU SHOULD DO </li></ul><ul><li>[Some CE Group Plans] </li></ul><ul><li>My generation left you a splendid Constitution. It gives control to the People. </li></ul><ul><li>I see many good Americans out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Band together ! Defend it ! ” </li></ul>Thank you. Tom Jefferson
  22. 25. SO WHAT MUST WE DO ?
  23. 26. ACTIVITIES: THE NEXT LEVEL GRASSROOTS OUTREACH TECHNIQUES <ul><li>EXERT MORE CITIZEN CONTROL </li></ul><ul><li>HELP FIX BROKEN PROCESSES </li></ul>PETITIONS: LOBBY & REDRESS GRIEV-ANCES LITIGA- TION PERIODIC AS REQUIRED
  24. 27. RALLY FOR A M E R I C A
  25. 28. RALLY FOR A M E R I C A DAVE REICHERT TOBY NIXON Dr. MATT MANWELLER BRIAN SONNTAG military business
  26. 29. LEGAL CHALLENGES <ul><li>OBJECTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>LEARN TO USE THIS EFFECTIVE TOOL </li></ul><ul><li>CULTIVATE LEGAL SUPPORT GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>INITIATE SEVERAL LEGAL CHALLENGES </li></ul><ul><li>LEARN THE ROPES TO SUCCESS </li></ul><ul><li>IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOP A DOZEN CANDIDATE LAWSUITS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PRIORITIZE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RESEARCH HISTORY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>REVIEW WITH SYMPATHETIC ATTY’s </li></ul><ul><li>SEEK DONORS / $$ / OR EXISTING GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>LAUNCH A SUIT OR TWO </li></ul>
  27. 30. LEGAL CHALLENGES GROUP Pacific Legal Foundation ACLJ Alliance Defense Fund Liberty Counsel Judicial Watch The Southeastern Legal Foundation The Center for Constitutional Rights Landmark Legal Foundation The Rutherford Institute Washington Legal Foundation Institute for Justice The Thomas More Society The Individual Rights Foundation Concerned Women for America Liberty Counsel
  28. 32. INITIATIVE PROCESS <ul><li>OBJECTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>ADVANCE DIFFICULT ISSUES </li></ul><ul><li>CULTIVATE ALLIED GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>WORK TOWARD NATIONAL INITIATIVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GINGRICH ALLIANCE ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPORT TIM EYMAN EFFORT(S) </li></ul><ul><li>DEVELOP OUR OWN INTIATIVES </li></ul><ul><li>RESEARCH NATIONAL PROCESS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LEGAL ASPECTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CULTIVATE HIGH ROLLER SUPPORTERS </li></ul></ul>
  29. 33. ACTIVITIES: FAX LOBBY TO WASH DC <ul><li>MODELED AFTER </li></ul><ul><li>“ NUMBERS USA” SYSTEM- BUT FOR ALL ISSUES </li></ul><ul><li>FAXES TO LEGISLATURE & </li></ul><ul><li>EXEC BRANCH </li></ul><ul><li>SAVED FOR SPECIAL GOV’T BILLS / ELECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>ALLOWS SENDING PRE- FORMED, BUT EDITABLE, FAXES BY LARGE GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS </li></ul><ul><li>MORE EFFECTIVE THAN EMAIL </li></ul>
  30. 34. EXPLAIN
  31. 35. SEIZING THE MORAL HIGH GROUND - - HERE’S A SPLENDID FRAMEWORK
  32. 36. JEFFERSON & LINCOLN ON LIMITED GOVERNMENT
  33. 37. <ul><li>“ FELLOW AMERICANS: </li></ul><ul><li>Our Nation is on a bad path. </li></ul><ul><li>Conservatives / Libertarians / GOP: </li></ul><ul><li>- HERE ARE SOME THINGS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU SHOULD DO </li></ul><ul><li>[Some CE Group Plans] </li></ul><ul><li>My generation left you a splendid Constitution. It gives control to the People. </li></ul><ul><li>I see many good Americans out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Band together ! Defend it ! ” </li></ul>Thank you. Tom Jefferson
  34. 38. MY QUESTION TO Sept 13 th AUDIENCE: HOW MANY THINK THAT THE MULTIPLE THREATS TO OUR AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE TODAY IS: A. SIGNIFICANT B. MODERATE C. MINIMAL EXPECTED 50% 30% 20% ACTUAL 100% 0% 0% RWS
  35. 39. WE HAVE A BATTLE PLAN YES, THIS IS A BATTLE ! BUT IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. BETWEEN US ALL, WE’VE GOT THE SMARTS . WE NEED TO START AND WE CAN ADJUST AS WE GO.
  36. 40. PER NEWT GINGRICH - - WHY DO WE TOLERATE BROKEN PROCESSES ? <ul><ul><li>% OF AMERICANS WHO BELIEVE: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>91% - IN “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>89% - IN SECRET BALLOT TO UNIONIZE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>93% - WE SHOULD KNOW PRICE / QUALITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEFORE SELECTING MEDICAL SYSTEM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>85% - ENGLISH SHOULD BE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>78% - IN ABOLISHING DEATH TAX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>+ MANY OTHERS </li></ul></ul>
  37. 41. PER NEWT GINGRICH - - 3 CORE TRANSFORMATIONS:
  38. 42. <ul><li>NOTICE AN UNDERLYING ELEMENT TO OUR PLAN ? </li></ul><ul><li>OFFER SOLID PLANS FOR OUR ISSUES </li></ul><ul><li>FIX OUR BROKEN GOV’T </li></ul><ul><li>RE-ENGAGE “WE THE PEOPLE” </li></ul><ul><li>RE-ALIGN OUR LAWS BETTER </li></ul><ul><li>TO CONSTITUTIONAL INTENT </li></ul><ul><li>STRESS LESSONS FROM OUR HISTORY, CONSTITUTION, FREE MARKET, ETHICS </li></ul><ul><li>EXPAND OUR PRESENCE </li></ul>FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION !
  39. 43. A QUOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION &quot;I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that 'all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.' To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of  Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.&quot; -Thomas Jefferson (Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank, 15 February 1791)
  40. 45. “ We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate . ”
  41. 47. NOT ALL THE NEWS IS BAD !
  42. 48. [VIDEO]
  43. 50. <ul><li>FELLOW AMERICANS: </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for hearing my thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s my advice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a list of your many problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taxes / Traffic congestion /Education Shortcomings /etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form teams of citizens ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study the problems well ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate with other Friends & Groups ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue Our Founding Efforts ! </li></ul></ul>Best Wishes for Full Success , Tom Jefferson
  44. 51. <ul><li>DEAR RWS GROUP, </li></ul><ul><li>You are cordially invited to affiliate with us in any or all of our activities to help put America on a better path. These could include the following or others: </li></ul><ul><li>CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SPECIAL EVENTS </li></ul><ul><li>PLAN / SPONSOR JOINT DEBATES </li></ul><ul><li>HELP BUILD THE CONTACT NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPORT DEVELOPING INFO CONTENT </li></ul><ul><li>CO -- SPONSOR: WA STATE INITIATIVE </li></ul><ul><li>CO -- SPONSOR COURT SUIT </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, Conservative Enthusiasts </li></ul>
  45. 52. THE END BACKUPS

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