How to Affect Change

Peter offers a good guide on how to get involved to get more pro-liberty candidates in the political mix:

We need to get more active, and at all levels of government. We look at the state and local races as closely as we look at the national races. We need to start reform at the ground level. The person that is running for dog catcher may become the Mayor. The Mayor’s office to the Governor’s office isn’t too far. And a lot of Governors have run for and become president. We need to take a long view, and work on our local officials, letting them know how we feel, and helping the good ones to make the leap to the next level. While not many of them will make this type of leap, we will benefit from elected officials that better represent us at all levels. Also consider how much easier it is to deal with someone at a lower level in the political process, and how much harder it gets as they rise through the ranks. Who would be in this race was largely determined years ago.

Read the whole thing.  The big problem most of us pro-liberty types have is that we’re too busy enjoying it.  We have wives, kids, jobs, baseball games, and beer, which leaves little time for activism.  But there are many things that those who are short on time can do.  Put out a sign, donate money, beat up a hippy, conqueror Berkeley, or whatever you can find the resources to accomplish.

Another thing to consider, if you have maybe a little extra time, is look at whether your local congressional district has an EVC.  Some areas are seriously deficient of volunteers, and many are deficient of EVCs, including my district, and I’ve been thinking about stepping up.