Rampant pornography, sex-education without morals, desecration of the family and the sanctity of marriage, forced psychiatric screenings, loss of liberty to choose health care, to defend home and family, to teach correct principles in public places ?
I really ought to do something! But I am one insignificant voice among millions who are loud, strident, better connected, more eloquent, better educated, have more time, have more money ?
“Times and Seasons”? Uh-uh. It ?s a cop-out. We are being waylaid by the adversary. He benefits immeasurably from our silence, our reticence, our lack of organization and our busyness. You and I are children of God. We have pledged ourselves to the defense of righteous principles. What are we doing about it?
One young mother, a good friend of mine in California, called ten friends, each of whom she asked to call two more friends. The message was to call their state senator and ask him to oppose a certain piece of legislation that he was currently favoring. Later in the day, the young woman took time to call the senator herself, to make her own request that he change his vote. The senator replied: “You know, I have had 30 calls today on this one issue. If I get two more calls opposing this bill, I will change my vote.” He got the calls and he kept his word.
Imagine to the force for righteousness we could be if each of us were to be vigilant in following at least one issue and alerting others as action is needed!
How can it be done with everything else we have to do?
- Choose at least one issue that is important to you and spend at least 20 minutes each week educating yourself and informing two other people.Subjects you might be interested in studying: The NEA agenda for public schools; textbook fraud; protecting marriage and family; protecting the United States Constitution; pornography; hate crimes legislation; candidates and ballot issues in your area.
- Inform yourself on the issues by subscribing to one or more of the following email alerts. These alerts generally give you background and contact information on the issues they discuss.Sign up for legislative alerts at Concerned Women for America.Use the “Subscribe to Email” link in the left navbar to get alerts from Family Leader. Get regular notices from Eagle Forum by using the “Alerts” button in the top navbar.Two sources for thoughtful, entertaining commentary on current events are:Thought Cops
If you’re in Utah, take a look at Utah Policy to keep up-to-date on the latest political moves.
If you want to study issues in depth on your own, you can explore any of the above sites, in addition to subscribing to their newsletters. Here are some additional sites you might want to explore. The first is conservative. The final two examine the issues from all political perspectives:
- Once you are informed, find your federal representatives and other important information at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.Find your local legislators by Googling “(Your State) Legislature”. This is what I got when I Googled “California Legislature”:
- Contact your representatives and at least five other people whenever your issue is being discussed.If the issue you have chosen deals with the local school board, attend their meetings and bring a friend. Get to know the members of the school board and encourage your neighbors to do the same. Then, start making your voices heard.
- When making your voice heard, always be calm, courteous, and rational. Keep your messages short and to the point. Put the main point at the beginning of your phone or email message.
Now is the time and this is the season. You and I are desperately needed. Let ?s become a force to be reckoned with!