"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." This is as true today as it was nearly two and half centuries ago when Edmund Burke—who laid the intellectual groundwork for modern day conservatism—warned that political apathy is the first step toward losing our freedoms.
Middle Resolution was founded in 2009, after we had elected a community organizer President. With complete control of the federal government, the left imposed its progressive agenda on the American people, including such dubious programs as cash-for-clunkers, a stimulus package, Obamacare and massive federal deficits.
While the liberal overreach caused a reaction that led to the creation of such groups as The Middle Resolution, the damage done during the early Obama years can still be felt today. For example, with a more liberal legislature about to convene in Richmond next month, we can expect an aggressive push to expand Obamacare’s Medicaid program in Virginia, threatening many important state programs.
The Democrat wave that stuck our state last month should serve as a wake-up call to all Virginians who fear government overreach. Democrats and liberal groups knocked on five million doors, more than double the effort on the right.
At the recent Middle Resolution meeting, we outlined how important it is to get involved and stay involved. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer:
- Recruit family, friends, colleagues and neighbors
- Work on a campaign
- Graphic design
- IT assistance/data management
- Policy research/analyst
- Special project and campaign management
- Help with mailers
- Contact my legislator
- Coordinate in my county
- Write a letter to the editor
- Make phone calls
- Door-to-door canvassing
- Put signs in my yard
- Attend Legislative Days in Richmond
We encourage you to go our website, browse the volunteer opportunities and let us know what you would enjoy doing. We all have the capacity to make a difference but it will take everyone’s involvement to claim victory.