Now that we have read Mark Levin’s latest book, The Liberty Amendments and realize that this really IS the only path forward; we must confront the questions of how we move this idea forward to fruition and what can and must each of us do in that endeavor.
It seems to me that before we can start the process we need to know exactly where we are now and we must be able to track our progress and make necessary adjustments along the way. To that end here is my outline:
- We need a central, searchable electronic database to collect and track data on all state legislators. This should include the state, the individual’s name, party affiliation, mailing address, telephone numbers, fax numbers and social media contact information and when they will next face re-election. We need to track changes with elections and vacancies. Should this database be owned by Tea Party Patriot’s, some other group or should some new entity be formed for this specific task?
- Each legislator needs to then be contacted to find out if they have read Mark’s book or if they are familiar with it and/or the proposal. If not, the book and other supporting information needs to be made available to them and then follow up with them after having a chance to read it. For those already familiar with the idea we should document if they favor or oppose the concept or if they are leaning in favor or opposition, or if they are completely undecided. Depending upon their position they made to be provided with further information or have someone contact them directly to discuss the idea and answer questions and provide more information. This, I think should ideally be done by constituents in their respective districts if possible. We should continually follow up to find out if their position on the idea has changed, and hopefully moved in a positive direction.
- We should identify sympathetic state legislators who would be willing to carry the proposal forward in their respective state legislatures and become champions and persuaders amongst their colleagues and points of contact for our movement.