A Grassroots Plan to Secure America — for your Review and Adaptation

A Grassroots Plan to Securing America

from Bryan on Ron Paul Forums

a draft to review & adapt to your situation

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Plan Forward: The objective of this plan is to provide information on how individuals and communities can enhance their safety and comfort in times of emergencies by being self-reliant. The sources of possible emergencies are seen with a study of history which shows the possibilities that one can face including natural disasters, financial calamities and political instability. While seemingly farfetched, horrific acts such as foreign invasion or a coup of ones government that eliminates self-rule are historical realities and are never outside the realm of possibilities. Despite all possible hazards, when a community has solid planning and fortitude it can manage whatever situation it is presented with and soon be on the road to normalcy. This has historically been the American way.

This draft of the plan is intended for individuals who already understand a need to take positive steps to secure America without waiting for anyone’s permission. It is not intended for people who do not understand the issues America faces and see no reason for action. This plan is sized to provide an overview of ideas for a course of action, it is not meant to be comprehensive. Individuals and communities must adapt plans for their situation and seek deeper knowledge in specific areas.

Do not allow the volume of effort to be a deterrent from making progress; set priorities and make a road-map of how to proceed. Some items might not be possible or necessary but all great journeys begin with a single step and with many people contributing a plan can quickly come to fruition.

Personal Action Plan

When you want to secure your family you need to start at home. Some things to consider:

Commit

Deciding that you want to make positives changes is the first step. Confirm you want to make changes and that you will stick with it.

Prepare Self and Family

Working towards being ready for possible failures in the current system is an important step. Areas to consider include:

  • Develop emergency action plans for your family and those closest to you.

  • Increase the supplies you maintain for your family, including:

  • Food and water.

  • Means to provide heat as needed and to cook food without utilities.

  • Means to provide light, including flash lights, batteries, hurricane lamps and lamp oil.

  • First aid, medicine stock and fire extinguishers.

  • Extra footwear and clothing.

  • Toiletries and cleaning supplies, including hand washing equipment.

  • Water purification and filtering.

  • Gasoline for vehicle.

  • Provide for home defense with weapons, necessary supplies, tools and training.

  • Diversify from the US dollars backed assets as possible. Maintain dollar availability for the payment of  debts.

  • Develop personal skills with using your supplies, defense and first aid with books and by consulting experts.

Recruit

Once you have a foundation of having your family ready, reaching out to others is the next step. One can start this while still preparing their family. Things to do:

  • Make your commitment public.

  • Educate others, both inside and outside of your community, on why action is needed and inspire them to make a similar commitment.

  • Find and work with those in your community who are interested.

  • Get those interested to start their own Personal Action Plan and discuss with them a Community Action Plan.

Become an Expert

Not everyone within a community needs to be skilled in all areas. Cultivate an area of expertise that matches your aptitude and interest that has a need within your community. These areas are addressed in the Community Action Plan and include items such as defense, healthcare and more.

Be Vigilant for Rights

As issues such as the co-opting of ones government can occur without an immediate outwardly change in appearance or structure it is important that individuals understand their rights and make sure that they are upheld. Fighting against encroachments to ones rights is a good way to find like-minded people, recruit others to the cause of planning as well as preserving the integrity of ones governing bodies.

Areas to fight that should be considered are areas that directly secure rights in critical ways. Fighting fraud, waste and abuse has little to no value to maintain rights. Some areas to consider:

  • Preventing the confiscation of personal property, most importantly in areas of defense and food production.

  • Maintaining control over issues that directly effect ones health, such as being required to take vaccines or other medications.

  • Issues that involve one being secure within their home, such as required evacuations.

  • Direct attacks against the rights of an individual within your community.

Educating others on the issues and on the importance of rights will strengthen your coalitions and is of value.

 

Community Action Plan

No man is an island, and many people are needed to secure America with communities coming together to solve community issues. Communities are ideally geographically close but need not be. The goal of implementing a Community Action Plan is to have a way for a community to manage local emergencies and to insulate itself from the effects of negative external influences until a sense of normalcy returns. Community Action Plans are not intended to create compounds that are cut off from the rest of the world but to have a way for the community to self-provide for critical needs at any time.

Community plans are best fulfilled when relying on existing infrastructure as much as possible and then supplementing it and provide sustainable alternatives when necessary. Each community must determine the best course of action for themselves as they will be different from others, no one plan will be best for all.

Some areas that need to be considered are:

Community Building

The first step to having a community is to build one. Learn who your neighbors are, meet them, share your concerns, address what matters to them, share your commitment with them, hold a community event, socialize and discuss issues. Repeat as beneficial. Communities should be open and friendly groups and not be cliques. Find ways to have fun and make community progress.

Community Service

Create teams to help those within your community who are in need so they can reach their full potential. Many communities already have outreach groups, some can be found here: http://community-outreach.meetup.com.

alert flashing iconResponse  To Local Emergencies

A community must learn to deal with local emergencies which will vary based on geographical region. Communities should form teams to deal with emergencies, this may best be organized by volunteering to be in a “Community Emergency Response Team” (CERT) as part of the “Citizen Corps” which is “FEMA’s grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.” See: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

Using the CERT system will help provide legitimacy to your organizational efforts, will help put you in a better position during emergency situations and will allow you to find like-minded people. If authorities provide resistance to planning find alternate ways to make progress without CERTs.

Emergency plans should include means of local fire protection and assure roads can be cleared of obstructions for emergency vehicles.

Volunteer Defense

Organized protection is critical for survival but limited resources and the possibility of subversive leadership makes is necessary for communities to develop their own plans that can supplement existing defensive measures. Care must be exercised however since un-necessary militant plans can be targets for media criticism and/or legal action.

Any form of defense group, regardless of the degree they are armed, must be decentralized with limited leadership visibility to prevent creating targets from co-opted authorities that have non-community serving agendas. Volunteers should organize and train in small groups where each person knows and trusts the others. For personal safety reasons, no one  should identify themselves as being a part of a local armed defense but they should have communications lines with other like-minded people. The goal is to create a hidden but strong network that has no centralized points to attack. Groups should not have names. Volunteers could consider switching groups from time-to-time to share ideas. Individuals will always have a free-will to act on any potential threat or not.

The Appleseed Project is a group designed to help train citizens for volunteer defense in the American tradition: http://appleseedinfo.org. The Oath Keepers organization is a group designed to support the military, veterans and peace officers in their fulfillment of their swore oaths of defending citizens over unconstitutional orders: http://oathkeepers.org.

Community Communications

It is important that your community develop ways to keep in contact within the community and with surrounding communities. Developing systems that rely on existing infrastructure is OK but having methods that are totally self-reliant is a must. These communication systems can be used immediately for any purpose desired.

Methods that rely on existing infrastructure:

  • Phone trees.

  • Cell text message blasts.

  • E-mail / web based communication systems.

Methods that are totally self-reliant:

  • FRS, GMRS, CB and ham radios – useful for mobile point-to-point communications within the community and with neighboring communities.

  • Sirens / bells- useful to alert a community of an emergency.

  • Community print media such as printing presses – useful for spreading news.

  • Community meetings – needed to maintain direction.

Community Decision Making

Sometimes communities need to come together and make decisions. To do this, communities need a place to meet and a method to conduct dialog to reach decisions. Consider the use of Roberts Rules of Order for such dialog for large community meetings. Decisions are not a means to justify taking from others or using force against people who disagree but to build coalitions to new ideas.

Healthcare / Medical Emergency Management

Efforts must be made to manage healthcare and medical issues, some items to consider are:

  • Find current experts and facilities in your community.

  • Train new people in areas of need as possible.

  • Identify new potential care facilities, should they be needed.

  • Stock facilities as possible.

Conflict Arbitration

Communities need a way to resolve disputes so some system must be devised. Arbitration systems rely upon the consent of all parties involved and typically, if an individual within the community does not wish to honor the arbitration system, they will forfeit the support they receive as being a part of the community. A properly developed community dispute resolution system can provide value once a sense of community has developed. Caution must be used with arbitration systems to not engage in the use of force to resolve conflict as such systems are often the targets of legal action themselves.

Supply Chains

It is very impractical for a family to be totally self-stocked with supplies, thus having the community find ways to help provide for or supplement essentials supplies is important. Some areas to consider are:

  • Food supply – find area farmers and work out plans to help them in exchange for food. Develop plans to safely get food from a farm to the market.  Support the development of new local farms. Consider native edible plants, with proper instruction.

  • Water supply – identify best sources of water such as rivers, creeks and wells, also consider the best areas for rain water collection. Stock water storage containers. Assure supplies can be secured as best possible.

  • Energy supply – consider the use of bicycles and other means for local transportation. Investigate solar and other options when there is a critical need for power.

  • Waste management – find ways to deal with local waste. Investigate composting and reuse centers.

Construction / Structure Repairs

A community can face issues that call for building construction and repairs, so finding ways to deal with construction projects is important. Some things to consider:

  • Stock hand and other tools.

  • Stock building supplies as possible, particularly items needed for roof repairs.

  • Identify areas to acquire natural goods that can be used for building materials.

  • Acquire construction how-to books based on tools and supplies that will be available.

Commerce

If a crisis has some longevity, a community can consider developing standards for a new means of trade. Possible actions include:

  • Identify items that could serve as an anchor for commerce such as: precious metals, grains, rice, beans, sugar, salt and more.

  • Develop ways to add integrity into the system by assuring the value / authenticity of commerce items.

Education

Continuing education systems helps to develop the community and maintains a sense of stability. Some things to consider:

  • Collect and save text books, teaching materials and other supplies.

  • Find home school families, teachers and private schools in the community to learn from and build around.

  • Cultivate new teaching talent.

  • Encourage and support schooling that can be maintained by the community without assistance.

  • Identity potential small / private school facilities within your community and see that they get supplied should they be needed.

Spiritual / Worship

Work to assure there can be a continuity of spiritual worship within your community.

Wise Council

Most communities have individuals that have a wealth of life experiences and studies that allow them to provide insight to solutions of issues. Identity these individuals and listen to what they have to say.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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A Blast from the Past – Mirroring the Republican Party then (2007) to Be the Republican Party now (2012)!

R3publicans

Fast forward to 2012 and on the road to Tampa — It is time for us to be the Republican Party.  We want to make sure our principles move forward, our people are elected, and our policies are implemented into action.  Look how far we have come and press on.  We are building the base now and will continue to do so step by step.

For Life and Liberty,

Sandra Crosnoe for R3publicans

June 15, 2012

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Mirroring the Republican Party – a campaign strategy piece

Mirroring the Republican Party
&
Winning the Nomination for Ron Paul
(a campaign strategy overview by Sandra Crosnoe – posted October 16, 2007)

A summary sheet of action items only is provided at the end of this article.

As the briefest of backgrounds, I have been a Republican activist for over 30 years and have known Ron Paul since his first congressional race. I serve on the board for Associated Conservatives of America (originally only in Texas and best known there). Most of what I am going to share with you is based on Texas experiences over many years and Oklahoma experience since 2005. That is important because the details may be different for your state, but the general idea is applicable nationwide.

Soon we will all go to the polls and vote in the Presidential Primary and the first item of note is that in some states you must be registered with the Republican Party to vote in the Republican Party. Action Item #1 is to find out if you are in an open state or a closed state and take appropriate action (i.e. if are in a closed state – register Republican to be able to vote for Ron Paul immediately!). [ed note: check here for state deadlines]

Winning at the polls is important, because it will in many states help determine the delegate count for your candidate for the nomination process. But it is not everything and in a race with as many candidates as we have the odds of a brokered convention are extremely high. That means that the delegates who may/may not be bound to the vote in their state on the first round of voting at the National Convention (depending on the rules of the State parties) will ultimately be able to vote their conscience and determine the party nominee.

Obviously the best outcome is a landslide at the polls and we sweep all delegates and take the nomination at the first round at the convention. But even if we could assure that and we cannot, we still should do the things I am about to tell you to build a firm foundation for getting the work done through a Ron Paul administration!

So the Republican party convention process becomes paramount for all that we are about to do and you simply must take some steps immediately to take this ground and hold this ground and elect people of principle at all levels of our government. I hope that we can together return the Republican Party to the wisdom of our founding fathers and constitutional principles throughout the land.

Here is the plan in a nutshell. Action Item #2 is to embed ourselves in the Republican Party, those who have not already done so long ago. We become involved in leadership and meetings and create a Ron Paul presence there. It really isn’t that hard. Find out who the leaders are in your county and ask if you can help. One way to do that is to see if your state party has a website and lists the county leaders there. If not call them and ask them who your leaders like county chair, precinct chair and your committeemen and committeewomen are. Ask by phone or email how best to get in touch with them and let them know you want to be more involved. Keep trying until you get an answer.

Action item #3 is to volunteer to be a precinct chair* in your area if there is not one already and make friends with the one who is if there is one. Attend the meetings and the clubs and help in any way possible. Make sure they all get flyers and information about Ron Paul at the same time. Register people to vote and make calls and mention your efforts for Ron Paul at the first opportunity.

If for some reason, your county is closed to the idea of your assistance and your efforts for Ron Paul then that is where you move into the ‘Mirroring the Republican Party’ phase. Action Item #3A is to simply organize the area for Ron Paul as a county leader and finding precinct captains and block walkers as fast as possible! When the numbers are great enough in your area, the existing Republican leadership will embrace you and say they were friends all along in most cases!

The delegate selection process will start occurring near the presidential primary vote in 2008 at various times in various states. It will start with precinct meetings, and then county meetings, and on up to state meetings. At each level, we must have enough Ron Paul people present to control the vote and determine who is elected to represent us. In some cases, there will be committees that recommend and we must impact that committee process according to the rules of our states. Action Item #4 is to plan now to attend your Republican Party Convention process at the precinct level on up to the state and national level to send as many Ron Paul delegates as possible to the National Convention. **

It is both a numbers game and a perception effort. If you knew how few Republicans are currently attending meetings of any kind, then you would think this will be easy. However, I must warn you, it will not be easy, but it is doable if you can produce more people than the other candidates at every level across the nation. The good news is that if you can do it for Ron Paul, you can do it for local sheriff. So how many of you would consider filing for office in your area – especially if there is an open seat or an opportunity to replace someone supporting illegal immigration in a county office? Action Item #5 is to recruit candidates to file for local office in your area who support the constitution and our national sovereignty. Do not attempt this until you have achieved a base of support in your area! (Filing deadlines vary(updated 6/15/12)).

*A precinct chair takes care of a geographical area representing approx 3000 voters for the party. That can include finding block walkers, hosting coffees, and serving as point of information from the party to the people in that area. It can be as much or as little as the person wants. In some states it is an elected position (on the ballot). [In Oklahoma, for example, it is typically handled at the precinct meetings if anyone shows up and/or appointed by the county chairs if it is done at all. The executive committee for the state is comprised of county chairs and state committee men and women for each county meeting approx quarterly in OKC.]

**more details later on the convention process and rules and dates

Summary of Action Items:

Action Item #1 is to find out if you are in an open state or a closed state and take appropriate action (I e if are in a closed state – register Republican to be able to vote for Ron Paul immediately!).

Action Item #2 is to embed ourselves in the Republican Party, those who have not already done so long ago.

Action item #3 is to volunteer to be a precinct chair* in your area if there is not one already and make friends with the one who is if there is one.

Action Item #3A is to simply organize the area for Ron Paul as a county leader and find precinct captains and block walkers as fast as possible! When the numbers are great enough in your area, the existing Republican leadership will embrace you and say they were friends all along in most cases!

Action Item #4 is to plan now to attend your Republican Party Convention process at the precinct level on up to the state and national level to send as many Ron Paul delegates as possible to the National Convention.

Action Item #5 is to recruit candidates to file for local office in your area who support the constitution and our national sovereignty. Do not attempt this until you have achieved a base of support in your area! [updated 6/15/12 (Filing deadlines vary)]

Originally posted here >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

The Secret to Success? Set your Mind on Good Things

Hat Tip to Bryan and Josh for sharing this video on the forums.  It is old and has been shared by many over time, but it seems very timely to me.  I hope it is what you need when you need it!  I suppose just like anything you could misinterpret the goal being the end unto itself, but I’d like to point you to the scriptural basis for this right off the bat.  Look at Jesus words to us in scripture and get rid of some stinkin’ thinkin’ while you decide on what your goals are.  Then work to eliminate fear and doubt from your daily regimen.  We become what we think about. See Phillipians 4:8 and one of my dad’s favorite scriptures:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Happy listening and if you are willing, share your story with me in the comments section.  I’d love to hear about your goals and pray with you about thinking on good things!  (note:  this is audio only with a static picture)

link if needed “http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8448018326921957619&hl=en”

Earl Nightingale Conant The Strangest Secret 1956 1950’s

Recording Self development Positive Motivational

Coaching Successful Men Women Rich Wealth Mastermind

(Added 02/27/2008) video and Audio edited with Quicktime Pro / Video is 31:36 min and well worth the time invested!

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Cross Posted on Oklahoma Grassroots

CLC gets Grizzly with Chris Rye tonight For Liberty!

Sandra Crosnoe - Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Join special guests Chris Rye and Corey Kealiher, along with Shelli Dawdy and Sandra Crosnoe on Constitutional Liberty Coalition tonight at 7PM CDT where our topic will be For Liberty and the scheduled release of the movie documentary about the Ron Paul Revolution.

For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

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call in # 646.915.9997

to talk with Chris and Corey tonight live 7-8PM CDT

in addition

This film will be previewed and available at the

Midwest Liberty Fest in Du Quoin, Illinois

October 9–11, 2009

tickets on sale now!

more information and trailers below; join us on air tonight with questions for Chris and Corey!

For Liberty

As the 2007-08 presidential campaign cycle offered up the usual slate of Washington insiders, Ron Paul, an obscure Congressman from Texas brought an alternative voice that challenged the political establishment.

Advocating a philosophy of sound money, a non-interventionist foreign policy, strict Constitutionalism, and individual liberty, Dr. Paul inspired a unique grassroots movement unmatched in American history – the repercussions of which continue to reverberate today and into the future of the American psyche.

For Liberty, How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty follows this historic campaign from the perspective of grassroots activists, and showcases the unique, often bizarre, yet groundbreaking projects they undertook as they brushed aside traditional campaign methodology.

For more information: For Liberty Movie

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