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,
Robert X. Johnson, Parliamentarian (Texas)
Topic: Tactics for the Good Guys
Midwest Liberty Fest
Du Quoin, Illinois
68 minutes long and 162 views at time of posting
(now a series on youtube of 11 videos)