Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ C.S. Lewis

Politics

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. ~Ronald Reagan

Politics, you either hate it or you love it….. actually take that back. The majority of America could care less about politics, public policy, laws, bills, or anything else that has to do with the structure that affects each of our lives on a daily basis.

I love it!

I love being actively involved in public policy! It is one of the things in my life which drives me to continue to work harder than I currently am. Not everyone will feel this way, which is completely fine. But should we at least be marginally educated as voters? What happens when we’reĀ apatheticĀ to what is going on around us?

When Edmund Burke said “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” he was serious. He recognized the reality that evil never sleeps. If you are content with standing on the sidelines and watching the game then be my guest, but all you need to be involved is a willingness to serve.

You should try it!

A lot of people will ask me how can they get involved in politics. In most cases they see that I know people who they would like to meet or they identify influence that they would like to have, but to be honest that’s not what politics is about.

It’s about working endless hours for a cause you believe in. It’s about sacrificing time that you could be relaxing and instead are using to block walk all day on a weekend! It’s about working your tail off with the full knowledge that you could lose and all of your work could go down the drain.

Politics isn’t just about talking to important people, and making speeches in front of crowds. It’s about a lifestyle of service which could end up giving you nothing to show for yourself. But we fight, every day, to ensure that the ideas we believe will make America stronger continue to be told throughout our generation.

You can find more about my opinion of modern political topics at Effectual Change.