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Welcome, welcome. Welcome, it’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together as always and it is a fascinating week. I think I mentioned to you that I’ve been spending some time in Missouri in particular over in Springfield with Mike Lindell at his Election Summit and I have to say it’s always interesting to be around Mike Lindell. He’s an amazing character. I mentioned on the program yesterday. His entrepreneurial spirit is something that feels so American and so wonderful. He’s just a great Christian professor. He’s always professing his faith. That’s wonderful, but. The more exciting thing about this and this is what I’m going to talk about in a moment about this time in Missouri, is the other people I’ve met, the not famous people who are really moving and shaking and changing what’s going on on the ground in this country gives me a lot of encouragement and we’ll talk about that in a moment. So welcome. It’s Ed Martin. Here on the Pro America report, we have had some extraordinary guests. This last couple of weeks, as you know, the Pro America report is really divided up into four parts each day. One is the WYNK. What you need to know, and then two interviews often with authors or newsmakers or journalists, sometimes elected officials. And then the last segment is a segment that alternates between. What you can do, we call it the WYNDo. What you what you need to do and and otherwise just kind of wrapping up things. So these four segments, I I just feel like we’ve had such a great set of guests and topics and I’ve just been energized, so I hope you’ll visit proamericareport.com, proamericareport.com and sign up there for the daily e-mail that goes out Monday through Friday, goes right to your inbox at 8:00 AM East Coast Time. You won’t regret it. You’ll get a few key links, few key. Stories and a key insight, which is where we are today. This is where we are right now. What you need to know. The WYNK. Today’s WYNK Is this what you need to know is.
Local action national impact.
That’s a phrase that was has been popularized in the last few months, maybe a year or so by General Mike Flynn. That’s who I heard say it. It’s not unique to him. I think he’s quick to credit other people, but here’s how I want you to think about that and. And you know, I was inspired by seeing a Colonel, John Mills, a retired Army Colonel, intelligence officer, worked in the various levels of Government and he has in the last two years 2 1/2 years. He has been out in the community and he has been arguing very intentionally. Been on the show, he’s talked about his book and he is very clear in what he’s talking about, that you have to get really focused. On the the face to face, hand to hand encounters in your local community. He is from Virginia. And he will tell you he got to know the election official. He got to know the county clerk. He got to know the County Sheriff, all those different things, so that when he needed to become active on an issue, he had an existing relationship, it it, it wasn’t like a best pal thing. It wasn’t like he became the largest donor to. Someone it was that he had established the contact.
He established the access he gained access to get action. That’s my phrase I used. I was thinking about this, but he was there. He was there and he he. It was in Springfield at the Mike Lindell Election thing and he. He was talking about how what he had experienced, he was a he was talking about election issues because. In his county and in the state of Virginia, he was instrumental in getting them off of the database program. ERIC and he did that by again having these relationships and making it work. And and so very interesting to see him again. But here’s where it gets even more compelling.
During the conference, the Mike Lindell Conference, they had a series of state reports and a kind of report card on how well the elections in each state were doing in terms of accountability and especially transparency and some of the markers that they use. And that was interesting enough, too, and I and I, I’m not an expert on the different states systems, so I couldn’t really judge how how the report, whether it was progress or not very often, but I know enough about election systems this election systems to see what they were doing. But even that’s not the most compelling part.
The most compelling part is that in every state and a couple of of the districts, you know, the District of Columbia, I didn’t see that one, but Commonwealth, Puerto Rico, other places, there were reports, state level reports from people who were active there, who are active there and focused on this issue. And in the spirit of Colonel John Mills, you know, my thought as I watched this was, huh. This is really gonna be interesting because these people that are talking have the have both the instinct and the relationships to do kind of what John Mills was suggesting. To be able to to be able to have the relationships, and therefore call upon the people to get them to move in the direction of at least confronting the issues at least recognizing the problems. By the way, his book John Mills’ book is The Nation Will Follow. The Nation Will Follow. I want to make sure that I plug that The Nation Will Follow I think it’s the nationwillfollow.com or maybe the nation willfollow.org. I apologize I. Don’t have it in front of me, but if You search for The nation will follow. You’ll see. It’s a kind of step by step. Plan on how to make an impact anyway, so I watched these people get up and speak in person. And it’s extraordinary and extraordinary because some of them have been active in politics in the past. Most of them had not. Some of them had an interest in elections before 2020. Most of them had not. And whenever you draw people and energy towards a set of issues. With new faces. And new interest. It’s a big deal. It’s a really big deal. And so you know, there’s lots of details on what they’re what they’re talking about doing. And I I will. I will bury the lead until tomorrow, when I’ll talk more about what Mike Lindell has unveiled his vision on what, how to go forward. But I will say this. If more and more people recognize that local action is national impact, I think you can see a real change. Now.
One of the things that I brought up to the group there, and I was talking to folks, was how do you leverage the the momentum if you have 10 counties In a state out of, say, 110 counties that do something, how do you leverage the momentum that the 10 can translate into the others? And how do you leverage the momentum it was, it was not just red states where there was all these activists and people excited, it was blue states. It was purple states, it was, it was crossover states. It was not just the states that are safe for one party or the other. It was a real cross section of the country.
And how do you leverage the momentum to to accomplish 2 things? One is state level action. Either law changes or state level, you know secretaries of state or election officials and number two, national action. How do you get a a national conversation going on how to protect the election systems?
And I think those two things, and and what you need to know is I’m optimistic that the energy that Mike Lindell is harnessing is going towards. It’s going towards those two priorities, making state level actions and laws and making federal actions and laws because ultimately, in order to establish and reestablish confidence in the election, you’re going to have to do something differently, at the national level too. I’m not for a Pelosi takeover like they did in HR 1 when she got power. It was a massive, massive grab. I’m not for the incredible election interference that we’re seeing from the Biden administration, not just in the prosecutions, which are insane, but also in the use of government. And use of the cooperation with nonprofit entities and the government and government money to, quote register voters. And in a lot of cases, and I mentioned this on the show yesterday, the. There’s a study out which will go into more depth. I’m hoping to have the the author of it on on how some key nonprofits that got lots of funding, were doing voter registration, but they were really doing Get Out The Vote drives. For one party or the other, and doesn’t matter which it’s not supposed to happen like that, and more importantly, if it is happening like that, everybody better realize it. And adjust accordingly.
So my take away what you need to know is a lot of optimism, a lot of optimism that what’s happening in States and at the county level is real. It is directed, it’s serious and the only thing I would say if I close my eyes at this massive meeting, hundreds and hundreds of people coming and going that are working in their States and they’re some people drove in on the pickup trucks. Some people drove in on a hybrid. Some people flew in from other places. All kinds of things, right? Some people look like they had a lot of wealth, some people look like they were farmers and working class or whatever, it was a great cross section. The only thing I kind of close my eyes and I thought, shouldn’t this be What the party is doing? Isn’t this what the party should be doing, not independent. But it is what it is is. And we are where we are and what you need to know is I’m very hopeful, very hopeful. So check out John Mills book. The Nation Will Follow and see what he says and and also go online and check out the Mike Lindell conference. I would go to the first day. Of the conference it was. About 5 hours of presentations and you can check out what. They were doing so. Check it out. That’s what you need to know. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, back in a moment.