I went to bed last night feeling even more distraught and frustrated then I did last November 6th — something I never thought possible.  How can the opposition be winning on almost every front?  It is like my weak attempts to learn bridge in recent years — even when I have the best of hands, the master bridge players seem to trump my every play!

I fundamentally believe a government that controls our healthcare (Affordable Care Act) and controls our children’s education (Common Core) can leverage power into almost every other aspect of our lives!  You can see why this is frightening!

Then I woke up this morning to a phone call from a CSG supporter and an email from a friend that combined to get me out of my funk.  The CSG supporter said that if we stand together as like-minded people and focus on our shared values, we can be victorious in fighting the good fight.

The email from my friend had a video that included this quote:

“If they are going to change the way the constitution works and fundamentally alter the character of our country and damage the future of a lot of kids, you just have to say NO and then hope there will be a basis for some argument.”

Doesn’t that sound like a grassroots conservative?  Surprise, surprise!  It was President Clinton giving advice to President Obama . . . and the “they” is us!

I laughed out loud and a better day emerged!

The moral of this story…this country is upside down and we need to find some humor in the absurdities — and not despair.

Let’s just get to work on turning things around.



About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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