It is widely understood that the champions of liberty are mired in their own surroundings, distanced from groups and other individuals. It is the nature of the liberty-seeking individual to keep to themselves, to prepare for the bad times and secure their own families from harm. They can be blamed for none of these things, but it is time to step out away from them and realize that the only manner in which to effect their goals of being left alone is to band together. Ironic as that is, it is just as true.
There is more support for our cause and our actions than we might suspect by the numbers at our functions and gatherings. From our limited base we have achieved great things already, but a conversation I recently had with a radio talk show host and liberty advocate convinced me that the whole rabble is growing frustrated with the system they thought they could manipulate. Time is showing the most ardent Tea Party/9-12 groups that simply attacking this issue on the political end of the spectrum is unlikely to yield the anticipated result. They are daily drifting closer to our position. In fact, he acknowledged that we are losing liberty at a greater pace than can be stemmed through the political machinery, a fact that many of us had recognized a long time ago.
What we are proving through the PatComs initiated by Bill Nye and replicated across the nation is that we can shed that cloak of privacy in pursuit of cooperation. We must. I hate it as much as anyone. I am, despite the way I spout off on this blog and seem driven to organize, a much more private person than most would assume. Everything I have done to put myself forward has been in sacrifice to the greater issue of killing this tyrannical machine which has descended upon our political system. I was driven from my comfortable surroundings where no one knew my name by the actions I saw taking place in Washington and my own home town. I was driven from my privacy by their actions and the realization that the longer I stood by silently counting the diminishing areas in which I could conduct my life without input and direction from the state, the more I encouraged the unending pursuit of my liberty.
So, there it is, tell me you don't feel much the same way. Here we are, all in this together and there are literally hundreds of thousands who feel the same, but who are lagging behind in the thought process, who are just now coming out of the comatose state of false hope. It is perhaps the greatest motivator that Romney is leading in the polls and most likely to become the candidate of the GOP. Unlike some of the more conservative candidates who might cause one to give them a chance, the true patriot sees no ally in Romney and will not even take a breath from the struggle for liberty if he is elected president.
Now is the time to push hard for attendance, to gather the clan and to arrive at what must bring us together: Action. The time for talk is done and I look forward to the moment when I am so embroiled in the actual struggle to set this blog aside for good. My purpose here has always been to get the ball rolling, to get butts out of the chairs and see to it that something is done to stop this onslaught of rules and regulations, or die trying.
I will be at the Georgia PatCom on Saturday morning. I will stay until Sunday and then drive home and then onto Mercer to do one last scouting of the site for the summit. I recognize this time as one when money does not matter and time is the only commodity. Everything I have done to earn money and save money in my life matters only insofar as it furthers this movement and encourages others to take part.
I will be talking to my radio show host friend more over the next few weeks to report on the goings on in the PatCom community to build our clan, to further our goals and to attract more to our side. Whatever you are able to do in your AO to do the same will yield the numbers we need. I know that now. Our commitment to action is becoming understandable to those who only a few years ago would have never considered such a thing, who thought working within the system was the answer.
At the beginning of the Revolutionary War there was the committee of correspondence, hundreds of people who dedicated themselves to writing to newspapers and publishing pamphlets that encouraged those to enter the field of battle against the Brits. I hope I have helped to do the same along with the many patriot bloggers who have continued to beat the drum. Soon, that phase will have come to an end and I can focus on the bigger issues of causing this leviathan some problems it cannot solve with the IRS.
See you in Georgia.