Most RP supporters do not want to DO "by the people".Submitted by tony m on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 12:48
Over these last two years here is my analysis from experience in Western New York.
I petitioned and became a committeeman and learned much about the inner workings of the party.
Out of hundreds, thousands (?) of Ron Paul supporters in my county of over 140,000 Republicans, I was the only Ron Paul person I know of who is working the party.
No other RP person, and many that are my friends, from the meetup groups, C4L, YAL, Youth for Ron Paul, will get involved in the party. And I have attended county roundtable meetings and reorganization meetings.
It brought me to thinking about Lincoln's quote - ..."that government of the people, by the people, for the people..."
It seems all of these RP folks are FOR "of the people" and "for the people" but they don't want to DO "by the people".
Many told me that they don't want to get involved in the bureaucracy.
So I will start asking them, what is their strategy? I already have heard enough to conclude that is revolves around, - waiting for the SHTF, sovereign citizen, third party, and guns.
From experience with some local Libertarians I have received comments such as "no entangling alliances" and "libertarians want to do their own thing".
I have given up on trying to get these people involved. I cannot just waste my energy anymore. And that is, what I have been doing, just wasting energy, time, and money. This lobbying activism, I had to let go.
The bad guys got a hold of this nation because the good people do not want to be involved with "friction" amongst people. They distance from this. The bad guys are basically bullies and then just push past the good folks and take control.
An analogy is, if you ever stood up in front of the stage when a popular band is about to come on. You get as close as you can 1/2 hr before they take the stage. As the band just is about to come on stage, some people try to push their way forward elbowing you aside. If you just let them by, they have bullied their way. But, it is mostly completely stopped by joining with a few around you, and when the bullies start pushing, you scrunch up close together and not let them by.
I feel from some comments with my friends, that they do not get involved in the Republican party because there are too many bullies and they don't want to be involved in the friction.
They make it sound like if they join the Libertarian or Independent party, it is because it is a safe haven, no friction, no bullies.
That is what I have found. The good people are still running away. They need to toughen up.
This is what needs to be solved. How to get folks to realize that they have to toughen up and get involved in the political process. You can join the Libertarian or Independent parties if you like, but eventually your still going to have to deal with the bullies because they are just not going to let other people just walk right into their game unscathed.
This goes for the Independent folks too.
It has me thinking that those that do not want to DO "by the people" want OTHERS TO DO "by the people" for them. They are just complaining. This approach is not libertarian, it is more "modern liberal".