Change will only occur through a bottom-up, nationwide political insurgency.
The objective of a political insurgency is to restore the Constitution as the basis of our government, in particular the 10th Amendment, which states:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Ordinary Americans must band together locally outside of the Democrat and Republican Party structures to restore the rule of law and establish alternate forms of governance accountable to the people.
Fundamental to that effort are the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment. Each locality should establish an organized and disciplined militia with sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain independence and individual liberty against any outside entity that might attempt to abuse them.
Nations are lands defined by borders containing people with a common history, culture and language.
If the United States is to remain a sovereign nation with a restored constitutional republic, local governments need to preserve the critical elements of nationhood and national culture. Such measures include:
Securing our national borders,
Detaining and expelling all illegal aliens,
Declaring English the only official language,
Strictly enforcing Equal Opportunity, eliminating all discriminatory diversity and equity policies,
Outlawing the teaching or promotion of critical race theory and sex-oriented curricula for children,
Establishing a simplified and equitable tax system for individuals and businesses to limit both the Internal Revenue Service and the impact of lobbyists,
Begin moving federal departments out of Washington D.C. to other locations in the country and hiring local employees,
Rebuilding from the ground up, the Department of Justice, the FBI and all intelligence agencies,
Restoring energy self-sufficiency,
Maintaining a strict constructionist interpretation of the Constitution,
Limiting Congressional terms to a total of 12 years either in the House of Representatives or the Senate or a combination thereof,
All current members of Congress who have exceeded the 12-year limit cannot run for reelection,
Removing all special benefits for members of Congress and government officials beyond those available to ordinary citizens,
With the exception of funds necessary for the defense of the nation, establish a yearly across-the-board 5% reduction in federal government funding with the immediate elimination of the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy, Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.
A yearly 10% reduction in foreign aid to be reinvested in the nation.
The political and cultural civil war, in which the United States is presently immersed, will determine the future of the country in a way no less historic than the American Civil War of 1861-1865.
And our side, the one wishing to retain our constitutional republic, is not yet fighting back in a manner that will yield victory.
We urgently need to do so.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. Dr. Sellin is the author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.