Of course, the problem with this scenario is that we have so few patriots who can or will fight and stand up against the powers that be in the local and State governments.
For the last five years, I have been privileged to know, and count as a friend, a man who has done just that. William Potter has served faithfully on the Fyffe, Alabama Town Council, and has done his best to bring real conservative government to his local area. Unfortunately, his kind seems to be few and far between.
In North Carolina, this problem has reached epidemic proportions. People seem content to elect the same crowd to state, county and local offices time and time again. if we are going to have any hope of restoring Constitutional government and liberty we must first retake our state and local governments. This cannot be accomplished by constantly voting in the same riffraff elite.
Recently, I had the pleasure of coming into contact with a Constitutionally-minded Republican, who is doing his part to help restore common sense in the GOP. Look at Glenn Bradley as a younger, local, North Carolina version of Ron Paul. I was glad to know there are a few of them out there.
What's even better is he will be running for the NC House of Representatives next year. The bad part - he's not in my district. Oh well, at least some one will have a real choice in 2010.
In honor of North Carolina's Declaration of Independence (the Halifax Resolves adopted on April 12, 1776), and calling for a reassertion of North Carolina's Sovereignty, Mr. Bradley worked to have his "Carolina Resolves" (see pdf file of document here) passed at last month's NC State GOP Convention.
I like what Mr. Bradley has to say:
Activate the whole grassroots to a cause, and the cause is accomplished. Today, a large majority of Americans believe that we [the Republican Party] have strayed too far from our Constitutional foundation; and I am not alone in seeing that our greatest hope for growth over the next 8 and 16 years will be to become the Party of the Constitution.
We have a chance to save our Republic for posterity. Fill the GOP to overflowing with Constitutionalists, and elect the same to every office everywhere. Push in by osmosis, and reform step by step.
The only way the GOP can ever hope to become relevant again is through men like Ron Paul and Glen Bradley and others like them. Where is the party of Robert Taft? If the GOP were to get rid of the liberals like John McCain, et al, then people like me would consider voting Republican again. We have had enough of the liberals masquerading as conservatives.