Conservative Christian Movement Podcast Episode 008 Make Your Mark
You are listening to the Conservative Christian Movement Podcast, Episode 008 Titled Make Your Mark. I am Jeff Stipe, your host. This episode was Recorded March 10, 2018.
Show Notes for this episode can be found at CCMPodcast.com. The link to this episode’s web page can also be found at Facebook.com/CCMPodcast. I’ll give details on Saul Alinsky’s seventh rule for Radicals, talk about the Grass Roots movement like this one, share some successes in the past and discuss how to contact your congressman. I’ll finish with the latest liberal Rant.
Welcome! Let’s jump right in…
The verse of the day: Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)—
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
One person can have a great idea. They can put their hands to work toward accomplishing task in support of that idea, but until others hear of it, believe in it and put their hands to it, those with the ideas will have little success in meaningful change.
Get involved! Share your ideas with your neighbors. It takes a community. If you share my vision, that of Christians getting more involved in the election process, fighting for the ideas of our forefathers, join my community. Like and share my facebook page at www.facebook.com/ccmpodcast
The Seventh Rule for Radicals—
The seventh rule: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.
What do you think about this rule? My perspective
Agree, look at Iraq and Afghanistan, Vietnam conflict
The word Militant is harsh.
Anti-neighborly, not friendly
Certainly not biblical
Can you hear Jesus talking about being Militant?
Certainly, battles that drag on become stale-Tea Party as an example It’s still here but seems to be lacking interest
I hope to never become ritualistic about going to church, and always hope to remain charged to play this chess game called politics
Examples of Grass Roots—
Perhaps one of the most successful movements was the Tea Party
Ushered in by disagreement with policies of Barack Obama
Driven into existence by Rick Santelli, Feb 2009 over the mortgage relief act
The ensuing tea party actions resulted in a 54 seat gain for Republicans in the House
Sentate Republicans gained 10 seats but not a majority
In some ways the movement halted most of Obama’s plans but not his executive orders
What is a grass roots movement?
Grassroots, type of movement or campaign that attempts to mobilize individuals to take some action to influence an outcome, often of a political nature. In practice, grassroots efforts typically come in two types: (1) efforts to mobilize individuals either to turn out to vote or to vote a certain way in an upcoming election and (2) efforts to mobilize individuals to contact a policymaker or other individual with influence to take a particular action (also called “outside lobbying”). The distinguishing features of grassroots movements or campaigns are that (1) they mobilize masses to participate in politics (such as contacting their legislator or turning out to vote) or some other cause and (2) they are conducted through narrow communications such as mail, e-mail, phone calls, or face-to-face visits rather than broadcast media such as television or radio.
Azuza Street Revival
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Coming in the next episode, I’ll cover Alinsky’s eighth rule for radicals. I’ll talk about the number one and why it’s important in public policy, I’ll talk about whether boycotts are effective or not, I’ll find more examples of liberal melt downs. Hopefully, YOU will share your reaction to my show. By the way, if you leave a message on Speak Pipe which is found on my contact page, ccmpodcast.com/contact, I may just play it during the show…
Until next time, be blessed.