Tuesday, November 3, 2009
You know what? I'm not content anymore gearing up every year or two for the fight, picking my battles, backing the right man or woman and then settling back into hibernation until it is time to fight again. So recently I became involved in reviving the Libertarian Party here in our little county. A few years ago the party was semi-active under seemingly lackluster leadership until it collapsed under the weight of apathy. Now, four individuals have set forth to revitalize our party and maybe get the word out that we no longer the party of John Bircher's and Lydon LaRouche, we never really were those are people that hijacked the party for a while.
I have taken up the position as Treasurer, an office from which I believe my new found skills in tax preparation and access to the best bookkeepers for help make me valuable in keeping our county party in the black and legal. None of us four were involved with the old party. So far we have drafted a good set of By Laws and will be voting them into place on November 12th and at that moment dissolving our Board and starting into elections next month for a first term board. I intend to keep my job.
In this election now I am surprised at how much I could accomplish in such a short time. I studied who was running, decided who was the man to back in the Mayoral campaign and now with maybe just a little help from me and many others that man is about to take office. Now looking forward to 2010 our little party can learn from others and maybe we can put our own candidate on the ballot and be the ones celebrating in November. If not? Then we dust ourselves off and we try again, wiser for the last campaign.
I will be keeping you, my throngs of supporters, in the mix on what is happening, how we are doing it and what we are learning. Maybe my efforts will inspire someone else to get involved locally in their own personal Lake Wobegon.