What is CIVIC DUTY?
What is CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY?
What is CIVIC AUTHORITY?
Are you aware that America has both a birth certificate and a social contract? Our Declaration of Independence is rightfully referred to as our birth certificate. The Constitution is our ‘social contract’.
How many of you know what that means and know that ‘we the people’ MUST hold up our end of the contract. We have abdicated our responsibility, expecting those we elect -- giving them delegated authority -- to do the right thing without giving them the necessary support. We expect them to read our minds, know the content of thousands of bills, and ALWAYS make the right decisions on our behalf.
Did you know that those you elect at the county level rarely have staff to do research? Those at the state level may have some shared staff. When they get to the federal level, they may have as many as ten, average age 25, whom they rely on to accurately research and report. Do you trust those young staffers to deliver facts or do you think they just might deliver influence?
When will we wake up and realize that we expect far too much and do far too little to help those we elect truly represent us? We are on the verge of losing our REPUBLIC because we stop at CIVIC RESPONSIBLILTY and exercise zero to very little CIVIC AUTHORITY!
RLCWA has endorsed PATHWAY to Self-Governance for a reason. It is a five-level training that teaches how to step up to the plate of CIVIC AUTHORITY. It teaches us our responsibility as per our ‘social contract’, the Constitution of the United States of America.
Birthed in Tennessee last year, the teams that have been trained by the Center for Self Governance have a multitude of victories. These include stopping a 22% tax increase and ending up with a 8% tax decrease, stopping local government from accepting a $3,000,000 grant for drones, unseating an 8-year obstructive Representative (caucus chair) who had over $300,000 in her war chest and replacing her with an unknown ‘pillar’ who only had $12,000. There are many others!
We can do this and more if we are willing to invest our time and treasure in the PATHWAY to Self-Governance training!
We have several classes coming up.
Go to www.tncsg.org and register for your Level 1 class.