Ben Evans worked hard to host a joint event with St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Heritage Foundation a couple years ago.
Because of Ben's hard work, we met Dottie.
Then the trouble in Ferguson happened last August. Fearless Dottie joined our band of BUYcotters who went to Ferguson to shop while the city still smoldered.
We met Dellena.
Dottie cultivated a relationship with Dellena.
Saturday, February 28, Dellena hosted Level One training in Self-Governance at her 911 Beauty Salon on W. Florissant at Canfield in Ferguson.
Level One teaching centers on understanding political power: its source, its control, and its uses. Also, how the corrupt bastardize language to steal your power for themselves.
This is profound work. These are profound ideas that transcend the busy work assigned to us by the political parties. The parties want us working on their elections and fighting against our neighbors. But Self-Governance training helps us get beyond party and faction.
Yesterday, a handful of people took a giant step toward learning they have all the power they need to own their own lives. The veil was lifted thanks to Dottie, Ben, Mark Herr, Dellena, and many others.
Thanks to MOPP for this fantastic summary for Center for Self-Governance training opportunities in the show me state. Includes links to enroll in class.
TO: MOPP SUPPORTERS
MOPP COUNTY COORDINATORS
(please help spread this message by forwarding to your Missouri contacts/networks/thanks!)
Citizen involvement is “snowballing” across the State of Missouri as the Center for Self Governance adds more classes to its schedule. The ultimate goal is to have a CSG team in every county in the state in order to influence your elected officials and policy. If you feel frustrated because you feel powerless to “effect change”…the CSG training will prepare you to start...or become part of...a CSG “seal team” in your area.
Below you will find an updated calendar of locations and times for upcoming Center for Self Governance classes throughout the State in August.
MOPP proudly endorses the CSG training as it complements the MOPP goals of encouraging citizen involvement at the most local levels of government and community where we, as citizens, can be most easily engaged and ultimately most effective. In fact, MOPP has many members who are already participating in this program that equips citizens to learn how to influence the legislative process by becoming effective citizen lobbyists.
If you have already taken a class and life got too busy, you may audit a previously-attended class for $10. If you would like to host a speaking engagement for CSG to present their program (1 hour presentation), you may do so by contacting Mishelle at 615-669-8274 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Register online by clicking on the links below. (Note: You must complete prior level before attending the next level)…
*IMPORTANT NOTE Some of the reserved class dates do not have the final details posted as yet, so be sure to visit the website often for new and/or updated information. You can also contact Mishelle at 615-669-8274 or via email at email@example.com..
I just finished Level 1 Training with the Center for Self-Governance. While I have a long way to go to complete the training, I can tell you I needed this. Bad.
What I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know
It’s not that I was stupid before. And some of the political action I’ve been doing my whole adult life was affective, I learned.
The problem is, I didn’t know whether or not it was effective. And I was incredibly inefficient. And I did far more work than I needed to for a given result. And I missed lots of opportunities to have far more influence on legislation than I thought.
I just didn’t know what I didn’t know. Before Level 1 training I had no idea how ignorant I was.
How Many of These Questions Can You Answer?
What’s your school board’s election cycle?
When does your county council meet?
How often does your city council meet?
Does a bill “die” at the end of a legislation session in Missouri?
How many state senators does Missouri have?
Who is your county council member?
Does the St. Louis County Council change all at once, or are elections for the seats staggered like the US Senate?
Who is your State Rep and when is he or she termed out?
What happened to 15,000 Witness forms filed by Missourians last week?
I was able to answer a lot of these questions. But not all. Not half. And there are lot of other important questions we should all be able to answer. Like “how many votes does it take to win the state rep race in your district?” And “what’s the voter turnout for April elections in your county?”
Playing Whack-a-Mole with Government-Driven Issues Ain’t Working
We’re losing ground. In Missouri, in the US. We’re all worse off than we were two, four, eight, 30 years ago. You know it in your heart.
We take pride in little victories. Block some tax increase here, slowing Blue Ways there. But we’re losing ground, not gaining. We’re on the defensive. Maybe we're not dying as fast as we could, but we’re not advancing. Which means, eventually, we will lose.
Unless we do something different.
Think about it. When was the last time you felt in control of the agenda? When was the last time a House Rep called you to find out what you’d like the General Assembly to work on next session?
Well, they call Brian Bollmann. People like Brian who’ve completed Level 5 training from the Center for Self-governance get calls from school boards, city and county councils, state reps and senators, and members of the US Congress.
Level 5 teams have reversed the relationship of government to people. They’ve trained their politicians to obey them instead of the other way around.
Brian and the Cape Tea Party did it by paying more attention to skills, tactics, and strategies and less attention to the issues the government and the press has trained us to react to.
Get Your Training Now
I am going to complete Level 5 training. That'll require 40 hours of my time, plus about $180 over seven months. But it's more than worth it. I've wasted more time and money on ineffective solutions to America's power distribution problem in the past month alone. I’m now part of a team, along with the other 22 people who attended Level 1 training hosted by St. Louis Tea Party Coalition yesterday.
If you missed the Level 1 training, go to Center for Self-governance’s class schedule and sign up now. There’s a level 1 class coming up in Quincy, Illinois. You’ll have to travel, but so what? We’ve travelled for rallies to Quincy without batting an eye, and this training will do far more to change the course of history than any rally every did or ever will.
Don’t believe me?
A millions people marched on Washington on September 12, 2009, to block Obamacare. Did it block Obamacare?
No. It didn’t. And claiming it did makes you and America weaker. It’s denial. It’s deflating. It’s pacifying and it encourages people to keep trying the same failed tactics that didn’t work.
Meanwhile in Memphis, TN, an African-America, hard-left Democrat is working with the local Tea Party to advance pro-liberty and fiscally responsible legislation in city hall. Why? Because of the relationship local Tea Partiers developed after committing to self-governance instead of yelling in a park.
Get Level 1 Training Before September 21 when St. Louis Tea Party will host Level 2 training.