Throughout this week leading up to New Years, I’ve tried to present different ways you can use New Years resolutions to become a more effective grassroots conservative activist. You can be a more informed citizen by staying up to date on current events. You can be more influential by working to pass legislation you care about. You can be more engaged in your child’s education to protect them from liberal indoctrination. Today, I’d like to present one more challenge in 2020 to help you become the most effective leader you can be.
In 2008, Phyllis Schlafly delivered an iconic speech charging passionate Americans to “find [their] place in the conservative movement.” Right now, you should do the same. I’m sure you have a million things on your mind right now as we transition from the Christmas season to the new year, but I’d like you to please stop everything for a moment to contemplate this all-important question: what’s your place in the conservative movement? Liberty is a cause that must be defended. All of us have something to offer in that fight.
If you are adept at technology, consider using social media platforms to share the conservative message with friends and acquaintances. Post meaningful and respectful commentary on the issues of the day. A fresh conservative perspective might be just what people around you are looking for.
If you prefer to do things in person, why not explore the possibility of getting involved with a local club affiliated with your political party? There is so much to do, even outside if the regular campaign season. Volunteers can do a lot of great work passing out literature or having important dialogues with fellow citizens at local community events.
If you hold a position of leadership at a house of worship or other religious organization, consider how you might amplify your voice for conservative principles. After all, the positions we take on policy are a direct result of the principles we find in God’s Word.
No matter who you are or what you do, there is a place for you in the conservative movement. Make it your New Years resolution to find that special place made just for you.