Tea Party Looking Forward
Quotes make poignant statements. Quotes put together to make an argument. Two such Quotes point to the fate facing the Tea Party movement.
“Money is the Mother’s milk of politics” Jesse Unruh, Democrat leader.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result” Albert Einstein.
Fact: MONEY dominates politics. Special interests control the money. Republicans and Democrats receive funding from the Lobbyists. This needs to change.
Einstein was a bright man. Taking his view on change, how do we escape the insanity?
Find a way to fund elections not controlled by money from special interests
Create a boots on the ground organization with the local voters
Unifying message or set of goals
Unruh got it right money is necessary. But activist workers from the community is a close second. Putting people in the process proves a commitment to the message. If the money is close or even in an election, the side with a good ground game will win. Harry Reid’s 2010 Senatorial race proved this. Money was close, polls were against him, but the ground game won the day for him.
Money and ground troops need structure to apply these resources effectively. Without structure confusion will result.
Building anything needs structure; an idea, machine, building or organization. Our Constitution provides an idea for a more perfect union. Control from the voter, a bottom-up model. Citizens are coming together to discuss –not argue- the problems of the local, state and federal community.
Money interests and political parties have shifted the bottom up governing model of the Constitution to a Top-down Ruling model. National political leaders and lobbyist control who is to get the “Mother’s Milk”.
Most sincere candidates are forced to accept this truth. From this truth comes the split personalities’ of elected officials.
The National Machine Politicians have rigged the system by procedures in both houses of Congress. This rigging is repeated in state legislatures and territories. The “powers” allow meaningless votes on issues of interest to local citizens. These votes provide proof elected officials tried to represent voters’ concerns.
Elected officials engage in this rigging as a “Necessary Evil”. Believing that their holding of the office is doing some good.
Stopping the insanity requires a bottom-up change. Changing the way a political party is organized and financed.
Ten Dollar ($10) monthly contributions. Contributions to be divided between all elected offices by the pre-determined formula. These donation can provide the “Mother’s Milk”. Just 3 out of 100 people need to contribute. Should the party lose, its focus donors can stop the money.
Candidates will be attracted, some good some bad. Many good candidates who do not want to be bought by the current national political structure will step forward.
Part of the money will fund a boots on the ground organization. Allowing local citizens the opportunity to be involved.
What results is a true Bottom to Top political organization? This model will work for Conservatives and Liberals equally. Returning us to the government outlined in the Constitution.
These are my thoughts, share yours. Together our County can move forward.
Tea Party Looking Forward