Yesterday, while at the polls in Keister, I met two ladies in matching red shirts. Unlike most polls workers, they were not from the 26th, but drove down from Shenandoah County to volunteer for the cause. Their clothing marked them as members of a relatively new political organization, the Friends for Freedom. After speaking with the duo for a little while, I asked if they would send me a bit more information about their group. To follow is their mission statement:
We are an independent group of conservatives who believe in limited government, free market capitalism, a strong defense, secure borders, personal and fiscal responsibility, the sanctity of life, and the individual freedoms as espoused by our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Our mission is to communicate and coordinate with like-minded members of our community to identify, encourage, and support political candidates who will uphold these principles. We aim to educate, motivate, and activate our community to foster civic participation, fundamental to the democratic process. We aspire to be guided in these efforts by standards of honesty, integrity and Godly wisdom.
Given our related stances, I’m excited to learn about this association. We certainly need more conservative citizens to get actively involved in the process. Until enough voters cry “Hold, enough!” the government will continue to expand, our rights will continue to erode, and our cultural values shall crumble.
The next meeting of the Friends of Freedom will be taking place in Shenandoah County on July 8th. I don’t know if I can make this particular gathering, but, like I always do, I encourage each and everyone of you to find a group like this one in your community and make a difference.
For liberty with responsibility!