Whenever President Clinton or President Obama would overstep their bounds and piss off conservatives, the base would call for Republican Governors to thwart that action by exerting States Rights. And for the past 30 years RINO governors and state legislators would explain, “We’d like to but the Feds would take away our highway money!” And Federal overreach would proceed.
The Democrats proved all that was a lie. When Trump threatened to withhold Federal monies because of their declaration of being “sanctuary cities” for illegals, they won. They courts backed them up. On an illegal action no less. Unlike the Constitutional principles the base tried to get the RINOs to stand up for the past 30 years.
The past 200 years has all been a big lie. The States started out as coequals and could be again. The Democrats proved that. They don’t let Trump do squat. When he tried to investigate the amount of illegals who voted in 2016, they just refused to cooperate with the investigation and suffered no consequences! None.
For people on the Right we’ve known one thing for a long time, it all comes down to the Second Amendment. Lose that and you lose everything. There is no tomorrow.
Which brings us to voting. Having spent a lifetime around activists, I know how they think. They get excited about the high-profile races. The presidency, a senate race, maybe a governors race. Every once in awhile a hard-fought U.S. House race. People now are gearing up for Trump versus whatever dingbat the Dems put up.
I submit none of that matters. Washington is gone. It is so thoroughly and utterly corrupt it ceases to function in any meaningful manner. We are literally 5 to 7 years away from financial collapse and there is no one talking about that in DC. We are on our own. I am through voting at the Federal level.
I submit the only thing the freedom fighter should be concerned about is their State House races and contributing to their state NRA affiliate (the national NRA is defunct). In Ames for example their are 2 House seats. That means all you have to sway is about 2,000 votes. You can literally knock on every single door in a district.
10 hardworking activists could do a lot to get those 2,000 votes behind a candidate that was 100% pro-gun. You’d have to target Republicans who don’t normally vote and independents. 17 States have permit-less or Constitutional carry. You get a majority of States that have that and its going to be damn near impossible to take away our guns.
There you have it. State House races are not sexy, glamorous or fun. But they are doable. They are the nitty gritty, the door to door that freedom unfortunately hangs on. A lot of radicals would rather have a Civil War and be done with it. It may come to that. But there is a lot less chaos if gunowners could just see where their future lies. Freedom isn’t free.
The other area that is absolutely critical to preserving the Second Amendment is supporting your State’s NRA affiliate. As mentioned the 17 states that have permit-less carry were greatly helped (sometimes invaluably) by these NRA affiliates. Yes the national NRA has a real good chance of going bankrupt or collapsing through palace intrigue, but you can greatly help your local. Its also the entity that would search out and verify the State House candidates that were 100% pro-firearm.