We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of Liberty (and Grassroots Gold):
Dear Grassroots Gold,
I am old enough to vote. Some of my political friends say there is no threat of a Blue Redistricting Plan, and we need no plan. But in our election here last month, I saw the Democratic Party spend time and money on it. Please tell me the truth, is there an Answer to the Blue Redistricting Plan?
Virginia Voter, Virginia, USA
Virginia Voter, you political friends are wrong. They have been affected by the atrophy of a politically idle age. They do not believe until it’s too late (as your fellow Virginians found out on November 5). They think that nothing can be which is not beyond the last election. All political engagement, Virginia, is easily displaced by complaining about the current political situation. In this great republic of ours, one election will not make or break our structure; but a series of elections, with a definite strategy, is a challenge we can, and must address, with all seriousness.
Yes, Virginia, there is an Answer to the Blue Redistricting Plan. It exists as certainly as freedom and liberty and activism exist, and you know that they abound and give to our life it highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be this election cycle be if there was no Answer to this Blue Redistricting Plan! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no hope then, no real freedom, no consent of the governed to make tolerable this existence.
We should have no liberty, except as defined by those who are our masters. The external light with which liberty fills the world would be extinguished.
Not believe in the Answer to the Blue Redistricing Plan! You might as well not believe that Robert Francis O’Rourke is Irish. You might get your political friends to watch all the election returns on election night, but even if they did not see this Blue Redistricing Plan succeed in your state, what would that prove? The most real things in this world are those in which we participate, not just watch. Did you ever see all of your favorite candidates win an election? Of course not, but that’s no proof that this cannot happen. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders we can accomplish when we collectively exercise our consent, when we volunteer to block walk in all the states they have targeted, including Texas, Ohio, Florida, and Georgia.
You tear apart the Constitution and the history of redistricting and Gerrymandering, and can explain how the process works, but there is a veil covering the political spectator which not the most articulate man, nor even the united education of all the most articulate men that ever lived could tear apart. Only the grassroots, our collective “consent of the governed,” can push aside that curtain and bring about the electoral victories necessary to stop this Blue Redistricting Plan. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
No Answer to the Blue Redistricting Plan! Thank God! That Plan lives and lives forever in our hearts and in our will. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, we will continue to engage, for we know that “the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
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