Ronald Reagan understood that the Constitution given us by our Founders was one that trusted the people to govern themselves.
In his First Inaugural Address, Reagan said this:
From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government of, by, and for the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.
President Reagan said above: “the solutions must be equitable”. But I feel a need to add one thing, and that is that the solutions must be anchored in our Constitution and founding principles.
He went on to say:
We hear much of special interest groups. Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and our factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we are sick—professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, “We the people,” this breed called Americans.
Ronald Reagan and our Founding Fathers believed in this thing I call the “Precinct Strategy;”… America managed through self-governance. Managed of the people, by the people, and for the people!
My personal journey began November 2008 after having a conversation with my brother and a promise to him that I would investigate some way other than letter writing and protesting to make a difference. I have always resisted the notion that protesting, letter writing, and a vote for the lesser of two evils will accomplish the desired result. After months of searching and reading everything I could find in the realm of politics, I was at what I thought to be the end of my journey with no result. It was the spring of 2009 that I was given a document describing the precinct strategy. Moments after consuming that document, I knew I had the answer! The reality that Precinct Representatives have the authority to alter policy and endorsements hit me like a bolt of light. This was the answer for the millions of frustrated Americans.
You may be asking what is this “Precinct Strategy”? The Precinct Strategy is a phrase that was coined to simply give it a name, but in its working is the very essence of the American political system (even able to function exclusive of political parties.) It is my conviction that the Precinct Strategy is the only “long-term” and “permanent” solution for solving America’s political despair.
While reading and researching our Founding Fathers, I discovered these words of Thomas Jefferson with special attention on the wards. (“Ward” and “Precinct” are synonymous)
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