Passion is the backbone of political activism, a backbone that has proved considerable in recent months.
Let’s face it- political struggles have never been about material gain for those on the front lines. What motivates millions of politically active Americans? A passionate belief that what they are doing will benefit their children and grandchildren. It’s why I do what I do in my TAC efforts and it’s what whipped up the first signs of a a formidable opposition to Obama in the 912 movement, tea partiers and the like.
These groups have massed in short order to become one of the most visible forces in the current political spectrum, so why are so many of them moving on?
In a word, direction.
In one conversation with a former 912 organizer, I asked him why he thought the 10th Amendment was the best thing for him to rally behind and his answer was telling.
“The 912ers have a ton of energy built up. They are gathered and motivated and showed the world that, but now what?”
Many are finding the 10th Amendment movement is a perfect ‘next level’ of sorts for the 912ers and all those other passionate patriots who are standing up in the thousands all over the nation. State sovereignty provides a tangible goal and a positive direction for the 912 movement and really fits nicely with the principles and values established in that camp.
If you know people in 912 groups, share the 10th movement with them and pass along stories of those who have found a long term direction in the state sovereignty effort.
Oh and btw, please be sure to tell them that it’s NOT about secession…
Long live patriotic dissent!