By Michael Lewinski – 3/12/21
Tom DeWeese from the American Policy Center recently wrote, “Think about Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty who stood up and defeated the most powerful force in their world. Sam Adams knew he didn’t need a majority of people to join him.” He said, “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
DeWeese reflects Adams’ sentiment in his concept of organized groups called Freedom Pods. We need them spread all throughout Indiana and the rest of America. We do have such Tea Party groups in South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis. We used to have one in Jasper, and we need another one to hold politicians accountable.
DeWeese has cited a number of instances across the country in which people are forming Freedom Pods and being successful.
“Shreveport, Louisiana is home to the incredible Caddo Alliance for Freedom. … They are doing a magnificent job in protecting private property rights around Caddo Lake, successfully organizing, attending council meetings, and making their voice heard. Now, they have joined with APC to extend their efforts to assure the entire area inside and around the city is a Freedom Pod.”
“Bayfield, Colorado, where local activists are not only organizing their own community Freedom Pod, but are working to help train more in neighboring communities across the state. Already they have succeeded in getting some local communities to pull back on some of the invasive and unnecessary COVID emergency regulations.” He cited other successes in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Portage, Michigan.
DeWeese said, “Fighting back on the local and state levels is exactly how our Founders intended for us to protect our freedom.” This is exactly what we must do here in Southern Indiana. We must hold those who represent us accountable for what they do that works against our interests and those things we would like to see being accomplished to make our lives better.