Local vs. National: Why You Should Care

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— Reprinted with Permission of The John Birch Society —

There are certain times of the year when the Constitution should put on pads and a football jersey in order to be noticed. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for dressing it up in a suit as a presidential candidate since the candidates love to invoke the fading document in pre-election rhetoric, but immediately dismiss it from memory upon taking their oath. That’s the type of attention it doesn’t need.

Instead of focusing on the presidential election, we should be focusing on something we have more control over: local political races and getting more involved in the decision-making process in the local community. When was the last time you attended a local government meeting, visited with local officials, shared a concern with a business owner, or locally organized to make a difference?

In shifting our focus from those we cannot control to those that we can, success can follow the organization we locally build.

Let’s shift this topic to law enforcement. Do you think it would be easier to have your concerns addressed by a local official who is accountable to the communities he or she serves, or is it easier to have these concerns addressed by an official accountable to some office in faraway Washington DC?

Make no mistake about it, the feds are using this past year’s worth of street violence as an excuse to further its control over local law enforcement (a traditional check on federal tyranny). And we know who is promoting this agenda, what it is being disguised as, and how it can be fixed.

Our latest video takes about four minutes to make the distinction between local and national police, going over seven differences. Please review it and share it with others. Then take a stand locally against federal tyranny by creating a Support Your Local Police and Keep Them Independent committee. Your JBS Coordinator will be happy to assist you.

If you’re not yet a JBS member, now is a great time to make that commitment!

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