If we are to be successful, pro-liberty groups and individuals are going to have to be more collaborative. There is strength in numbers. To a good extent, this movement has begun in Colorado — with the People’s Press Collective, Liberty on the Rocks, and other projects. But plenty of work remains to be done on many levels. Kudos to all those in the trenches.
On the most recent episode of Rocky Mountain Alliance Blog Talk Radio we talked with blogger and online activist Ken Marrero about — among other things — his work with the national Tea Party movement and the development of a group called American Liberty Alliance. It turns out that as of today Ken is now the executive director of this national grassroots movement.
It’s an evolution of the spontaneous energy behind the Don’t Go Movement and the need to develop greater collaboration, as explained by outgoing director Eric Odom. I especially commend to you — in addition to the fronts for fighting major federal encroachments — the emphasis on local action:
The hard part about what weâ€™re doing here is that our role in the Federal issue battles is just the beginning. We also need to understand as a movement the vital importance of regaining control of our school boards, city councils, county commissions, state legislatures and state Constitutional offices.
Again, if we allow teachers unions, corrupt politicians and special interest groups to dictate what we spend and where it goesâ€¦ our businesses will fail to succeed financially. We as individuals will fail to succeed financially.
If we become a broken, unproductive and over-governed society, weâ€™ll never be able to properly oppose big government and extreme spending/taxation.
The time is now.
We need to get true free-market advocates elected at all local levels of government. We need to fire each and every elected official who supports new taxes and makes no effort to streamline government, and we need to replace them with fiscally responsible Americans.
We need to storm school board meetings and state houses, letting them know their poor actions will no longer be tolerated. We need to pass new laws that require citizen votes or 2/3rds majority votes on ALL budgets.
We need total transparency at every level of government and we need it now, not two years from now.
Colorado Union of Taxpayers? R Block Party? Coalition for a Conservative Majority? Liberty on the Rocks? Local tea party organizer? Concerned citizen? I highly recommend getting connected with the American Liberty Alliance.