“They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.” Proverbs 28:4
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
These days, I have been reading articles saying don’t fight city hall, move somewhere else. Every time CPoW’s Milwaukee County Affiliate addresses Milwaukee City Hall’s shenanigans, some wag tells us to move. I will tell you why we won’t move. When you go a running, the wicked will be happy to chase you and torment you. That is how they get their jollies.
- ·Once you start running, you may leave your problems behind temporarily, but sooner or later you will have to fight, as your nice suburban officials try to bring in gambling, pornography, and subsidized slums. High property taxes do not keep “the riff-raff out,” rather it is what local government uses to bring bad-actors in.
- ·Where can you go to escape? Not too many places in the lower 48 States are left that haven’t had a liberal make-over. I suspect even Alaska is losing its liberty. Wherever you run, the lefty will chase you.
- ·Why should you be driven from your home? If you are doing what is right, then the criminals, the socialists and the sodomites ought to be the ones doing the leaving.
What do I mean by bad actors? Do I mean people whose looks I don’t like? No, I mean perverts, child-molesters, robbers, muggers, vandals, rapists, drug-dealers, street gangs and murderers. I know many people who fled Milwaukee after their daughter was raped, their son was killed, they were robbed or their house was set ablaze. Street terrorism is real. People realized that the socialists controlling Milwaukee City Hall where backing the criminals through their left-wing programs, so they fled for their family’s safety. They would have been better off fighting for their family’s safety and fighting pro-actively and preemptively at that.
If you don’t want to be chased perpetually, you must do more than stand your ground, you must pursue your enemy. First you can evangelize them. Some people still have consciences and may become Christians. Some may not, but will be convicted of their bad deeds and stand down.
What about the hard-core criminal? That is where the Local Initiative comes in. The late Democrat, Tip O’ Neil stated, “All politics is local.” I never agreed with that man’s lack of morals, but if you believe in the doctrine of the lesser magistrate, and interposition, who better than a Christian to act the Christian? If you hope for redress from City Hall, then you will have to be elected to City Hall, and thus take the fight to City Hall.
Furthermore, you can volunteer to serve on a local board, such as the Graffiti Abatement Committee, or the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Fire & Police Commission. Local appointed office is far easier to achieve than partisan office. Also, being local, you have a better idea of your town than a state-level official.
Finally, if you get out there and campaign, you will find out what has moved into your town already. I suspect things aren’t as rosy as you currently imagine them to be.
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
PO Box 070344
Milwaukee, WI 53207