by Russell D. Longcore, Editor of DumpDC
Members of any state’s secessionist movement are the vanguard of political thought in today’s world. We are advocating and promoting liberty, not enslavement to a far-off rogue government that has ceased to obey the law.
Curiously enough, the concepts of liberty are foreign to most Americans. Thanks to public education over the last 50 or so years, most Americans know little of the US Constitution and how American government should operate. Rather, they are willing to have Washington dictate nearly every aspect of life…and death.
So, spreading the message of freedom, liberty and the establishment of a new Republic…a new independent nation in the family of world nations…can be a daunting task. We must help Americans UN-LEARN old propaganda and learn the truth.
No…anything but simple. Winning the hearts and minds of Americans will require patience and kindness and laser-like focus.
We must understand what the main thing is so we can keep the main thing the main thing.
What is the Main Thing?
The Main Thing is telling the story of why state secession is good for each individual.
Face it! People’s attitudes are turned inward. They want to know, “What’s in it for me?” We all feel that way most of the time. You would seldom buy anything if you didn’t believe that the purchase was in your best interests.
So, develop a simple explanation of your state’s Secessionist Movement and then tell everyone with whom you come in contact.
In sales, it is widely understood that it takes seven “impressions” or messages before a prospect is likely to buy. It is not reasonable for us to think that our product…Liberty and statehood…will be any different. So never forget that people are going to have to get used to this very radical idea.
Consequently, “Main Thing” recruiting encompasses the old Bible principal of sowing and reaping. The whole world is based on sowing and reaping. And when you sow seeds, you expect a harvest. The harvest you expect is a multiple of the single seed you planted.
When Jesus was training his disciples to recruit, he told them the story found in Mark Chapter 4. Read it.
He likens the hearts of men to different kinds of soil. Some soil was stony, some fallow, some rich. But the sower just kept on sowing the seed. Some seeds laid dormant, some sprouted and then withered, and some exploded into bounty.
Recruiters must keep in mind that their Number One job…The MAIN THING… is to spread the word…the seed. You can’t know the condition of the soil in a man or woman’s heart. But you can plant seeds and trust God for the increase.
That is where the patience and kindness enter the picture. Liberty in our lifetimes may be crystal clear to you. But it likely wasn’t always your position. So keep in mind that hammering another person with your message will likely only alienate them and make it double tough for the next secessionist advocate to speak with that person.
Some listeners will develop iron will and true belief. Others will jump on board, but exit as soon as some friend makes fun of them. Some will leave if and when persecution arises for the Cause.
Old Texas Coach Darrell Royal said: “Dance with the one who brung you.” The original thirteen states of the united States of America were sovereign nations held together by a Constitution. “State sovereignty” is what “brung us to this dance.”
So let’s be true to our states, our history and to each other…and keep the Main Thing the Main Thing.
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