Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Liberal Party have everything to fear by our growth (much as Social Credit did when the Liberal Party came back from the wilderness)

Today I am going to share with you, part of a letter, which was received by one of our Kamloops Constituency Association board members.  I think in reading it, you will find it echoes the response of some people you yourself may have spoken, or been in touch with: 

I am very conservative fiscally and probably small ‘c’ conservative socially, a strong believer in free enterprise but with a social conscience.

I was initially intrigued by the BC conservative movement, I was interested in its direction.  Had some high hopes that it could find a place in BC politics.

I must say I am presently disillusioned by many of the actions ... 

Sound familiar --- are you becoming disillusioned your self when you hear those words, or others similar.  

Well "Buck Up, because here is a response that MUST be delivered to those who believe in what we are trying to do, but are been swayed by outside influences.  And ... every word of what follows IS true!
Dear John Doe ...

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond, and let me say right off the bat that I appreciate your candor in the remarks you made.  If  I were to say, I was not discouraged, by the events that took place this past Summer, I would not be speaking the truth. 

That said, I attended the party AGM held in Langley, and what I saw and felt, was the heart and soul of the membership striving and working towards achieving approval of new policy that would be part of our platform next May.

I also saw our rank and file members listening intently to the words of those who were seeking the lead the party on the Executive and Board of Directors.  Given the overwhelming mandate those elected received, it is obvious that we have majority support for our party leader John Cummins.

Let me also say that he, like anyone one else, has his flaws, however our party is NOT the John Cummins Party.  It is the BC Conservative Party, and we the members (the grassroots) are the people that drive it ... unlike the Adrian Dix led NDP ... and Christy Clark led BC Liberals.

We have lost some of our members through-out the internal problems we had -- those however were NOT the people that stood behind the majority of our membership who are firmly behind a bottom up approach, rather than one led from the top down. 

Those individuals, who are now gone, were more concerned with having their own way, in creating their own little empires, rather than supporting the aspirations of our members. 

We have come out the other side --- we are stronger for the trials we went through -- and our members KNOW the party does, and will, stand behind the will and direction of its members.

The BC Liberal Party, even if every single member (and supporter) of the BC Conservatives voted for them, will not win the next election.  Therefore those who do not support the NDP, I believe, have three choices to consider:
  1. vote for the BC Liberals only out of fear ... and despite the fact they have been indecisive on many issues, have raised numerous taxes and fees, and have run deficit budgets for the past several years (as well as increasing our debt by $30 billion dollars) ...
  2. not vote at all because they feel they really have no choice ... or have given up believing anyone, or any party
  3. OR ... vote for the BC Conservative Party because it best meets with their ideals and beliefs
The very things you mention ... I am very conservative fiscally and probably small ‘c’ conservative socially, a strong believer in free enterprise but with a social conscience ... are exactly what this party stands for!

The BC Conservative Party has stood by it's ideals and principles ... throughout a hurricane of abuse heaped on it by the media, and those in the Liberal Party who have everything to fear by our growth (much as Social Credit did when the Liberal Party came back from the wilderness).

If what you say you believe in is true, then you have a home in the BC Conservative Party!  Let's meet soon, and discuss how you can put your skills and knowledge to work for a party that DOES fit with the ideals which are important to you.

Sincerely ...

The words of this letter are from my own experience; many of you however have the same, or similar, experiences you can share --- or ones that are totally different.

The point is, people need to know that WE believe in the BC Conservative Party --- that WE are putting all of our efforts into creating a REAL and VIABLE option. 

That said, we cannot be shy, or hold back, in letting people know THEY TOO have a role to play in growing the party they had, '... high hopes could find a place in BC politics."   

Ask them, "Do you really want to have a common sense party that meets with what you have said you believe in?"

If the answer is 'Yes', then tell them it's time to put there words into action.  You might want to remind them as well about the old story about four people named,  "Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, And Nobody"

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. 

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Instead, I propose we have a standard where "Git 'r done", as Larry the Cable Guy would say, is what drives us.

Not sure what that means?  Well here's the description which you will find in the Urban Dictionary:

... the modern use of git r done was developed in the early 90's by hard working white males who reached a point in their life where they wanted to actually accomplish something in life... they started doing projects that really mattered - projects like fixing the mailbox, cleaning the house, possibly even taking a few loads to the dump.

This sudden surge of progress made these men feel good, like they were doing something. So, they had to have a way in their simple minds to reaffirm that feeling of getting something done.

Thus, "GITRDONE!" was born. 

This can be said before a task is completed to motivate them, or after a task is completed to celebrate. It is also used profusely during the process of completing a task ...

I'm Alan Forseth in Kamloops ... with the thoughts of one conservative ... and someone who plans to, Git 'r Done.
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