Tactics for the Good Guys by Robert X Johnson, Parliamentarian — updated links and my story

View video 1/11 on Youtube (link below) Be sure to watch the entire series available on Youtube!  (Formerly via Conservative TV – over 600 views there while available)

A playlist for all 11 videos here >>>

Dear Friends,

If you want to learn more about parliamentary procedure, then watch this series of 11 videos and study at the feet of one of the best ever.  I met him one afternoon in the rules committee meeting with Marguerite Binkley (also of Texas) and a real special lady from the Reagan years.  That day at the Texas state convention the grassroots actually won and overturned ‘politburo style’ politics.  Thanks to a miracle I actually got the microphone and had the right words at the right time.  It was all about whether Republicans would be grassroots or top down.  That was in the 1980’s.  Now we are still in the same battle… / and it will take another miracle for the grassroots to have any input at all ongoing.

Robert X. Johnson not only knows parliamentary procedure, he also teaches about doing the right things for the right reasons and standing up for the rights of the one sheep even when it brings risk to one’s self.  Many times I was frustrated with him for standing up for what I thought were lost causes.  Looking back, it is what singles him out as unique in the process.  Not looking out for one’s own interests, but always looking to do what is right for the one sheep and thus right for the body as well — truly makes a difference and sets one apart from the crowd.  When we destroy our own, eventually the body dies.

Please prayerfully study and look for opportunities to make a difference even at great personal cost.  Why?  Because we must, else we become the tyrants we think we want to defeat!  At least that is my experience and I thank Yahweh for great teachers along the way and for His repeated lessons when I fail.  He won’t give up on you either!  Special thanks for Robert X. Johnson and his insight on parliamentary procedure and biblical principles.  Study to learn to make a difference — the right way!

For Life and Liberty,

Sandra Crosnoe

Robert X. Johnson, Parliamentarian (Texas)

Topic:  Tactics for the Good Guys

Originally via

Midwest Liberty Fest

Du Quoin, Illinois

October 2009

68 minutes long and 162 views at time of posting

(now a series on youtube of 11 videos)

Featured on Finding Gems & Sharing Them

 

Lovely Weather We Are Having — Practically Perfect for Meeting Neighbors!

Might I be so bold as to suggest that campaigns are not won on the internet? I am glad we have it because my mobility is challenged to say the least and it is a way for me to keep in touch and help out the only way that I can. But my greatest offerings to the movement have been some personal insight into the way the Republican party works and how campaigns are won. To that end in the last cycle, I published a strategic piece about us becoming the Republican party here if you want to read for background.

This cycle we are ahead in some ways and behind in others. We are still raising money and have a rather sophisticated internet presence. We are not significantly and effectively taking leadership roles in the Republican party and organizing our own precincts and counties for the long haul.  Yes I mean during and beyond a Republican administration. It takes consistent plodding focused efforts to be a precinct chair, organize block captains, make phone calls, and get out important timely information to people who will show up on election days and at precinct and caucus meetings.  Let’s get out there and meet our neighbors and build the Republican party with fiscal and social conservatives all blended together and working for limited Constitutional government with a grassroots orientation.

No the conservatives didn't win in Oklahoma in 2010, but we haven't given up either! Originally published by Shelli Dawdy on http://stubbornfacts1776.com/?p=2382

So step by step here is the plan of action:

  1. Register to vote Republican
  2. Sign up for email with your county/state Republican party efforts
  3. Volunteer to help and find out your precinct chair
  4. Contact your precinct chair and ask if you can be a block captain (or volunteer to be a precinct chair if there is not one already)
  5. Get to know the people on your block and get phone numbers and emails of people who want to keep in touch/share information
  6. When you complete your block, then ask your precinct chair if he/she neesd help with another one nearby
  7. Expand your efforts until precinct/county/state is done and you have a network for keeping in touch with people who care about issues that matter
  8. Keep your network informed about important hearings and meetings
  9. Recruit candidates who share your values from your community (people with moral values and constitutional understanding that you know)
  10. Help elect said candidates to office and keep challenging them to reduce government

This is very simply how we win by returning to limited Constitutional government!  It is how we restore the Republic!

[PS This is also how you build your network to the point that your precinct/county friends will make you a delegate
because you built the party from the grassroots up with people of principle and you treated everyone fairly in the process]

Note:  As most of you know and in the spirit of full disclosure, I support Ron Paul for president.  I have published this recommendation on the Ron Paul Forums here with slightly different wording.  If he is not the parties nominee this cycle, it will not change this plan and in fact makes it all the more important.  We must do the work of the party in order to get to pick the leaders of the party and set the policy aright for the party.  We must support people who support truly limited government concepts and people who actually have moral values in order to get the job done.

Other articles on political activism:

Mad As Hell? Make Sure They’re Not Going To Take YOU Anymore « Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Political Emails: Sign this Petition! It Will Save the Country! « Facts Are Stubborn Things

Political Emails: WHY Do People Forward This Stuff? « Facts Are Stubborn Things

» Ten-Minutemen

Tasks « Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Published by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Crossposted on OKgrassroots

Christianity Today: Interview with Ron Paul on Hot Topics facing Christians and Moral Values

Q & A: Ron Paul on Leaving the Episcopal Church, and Whether to Legislate Abortion, Narcotics, & Same-Sex Marriage
The congressman who won the Values Voters Summit straw poll tells CT that he believes marriage is a sacrament but laws cannot change morality.
Interview by Sarah Pulliam Bailey in Washington, D.C. | posted 10/10/2011 10:09AM

Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a straw poll at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit on October 8, receiving 37 percent of the vote at the social conservative convention. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins downplayed the results some, saying that 600 people registered Saturday morning left after Paul spoke. “I think people are still in the process of deciding where they want to go,” Perkins told reporters. Herman Cain took 23 percent and former Sen. Rick Santorum took 16 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won 8 percent while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney received 4 percent of the vote.

In his speech, Paul emphasized personal responsibility, using the example of Jesus’ response to prostitution. “He didn’t call for more laws. But he was very direct and thought that stoning was not the solution to the problem of prostitution,” he told the crowd. “So do laws take care of these things, or do we need a better understanding of our Christian values and our moral principles?” In an interview withChristianity Today following his speech, Paul explained why he doesn’t think the government can create morality.

Read more here >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Cross-posted with Constitutional Liberty Coalition and R3publicans

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Crossposted:  R3publicans 
 

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Grassroots Republicans Welcome Victories!

…But Urge Continued Action Following Elections

Tuesday began with many people wondering whether it would be a “good night” and exactly how the elections would turn out. The results were generally as expected, with Republicans winning back the U.S. House of Representatives and sweeping the state offices in Oklahoma.

The 2009 Tea Party movement occurred well before the primary season, vocalizing the general sentiment to “throw the bums out”. The initial battle cry was to start over with a new crop of elected officials. However, this election resulted in an expulsion of many Democrat incumbents while a majority of Republican incumbents retained their seats or moved onto higher office. In Oklahoma, for example, Tea Party groups decried stimulus packages and bailout votes, yet TARP supporter Rep. Mary Fallin won the Oklahoma Governor’s race by a wide margin on Tuesday.

Republicans have been presented with a double-edged sword of opportunity with Tuesday’s victories. Republican officials have been presented with a historic mandate to reverse policies and return to basic Constitutional principles. The Republican grassroots have shown their ability to get out the vote, make their voices heard, and effect a sea-change in government.

Although Tuesday may seem at first glance to have been a major victory, the potential exists for voters to sit back trusting the new Republican majority to take up the fight in defense of the Constitution.

“The nation is at a tipping point,” R3publicans’ board member Porter Davis explained. The fact that so many incumbent Republicans were returned to office presents the real possibility that they will not make good on their campaign promises, that their votes will be similar to their records when they were in power during President Bush’s term.

“R3publicans urges all Oklahomans interested in a limited, Constitutional government to maintain vigilance over their elected officials and prepare to hold their feet to the fire once they take office in January,” noted R3publican co-founder Sandra Crosnoe.

About R3publicans:  R3publicans is a grassroots network of activists working together to restore the Republic.  The group is based in Oklahoma and networked around the country.  The group’s focus is limited government, Constitutional principles and free market ideas. R3publican’s most recent project in Oklahoma was working with the organization, OK-SAFE,  to distribute their election summary guide “Positions On Oklahoma State Questions”.

Website: http://www.r3publican.com

Contact: R3 Press Spokesman Nathan Dahm

Email: info[at]nathandahm[dot]com

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