Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 3, 2021 | Sundance | 130 Comments
Many people have come to the realization the best line of defense against an out of control and corrupt federal government is to drop back to the state and local level, harden the local politics to push-back against federal intervention, and demand local and state officials fight against the dangerous leftist agenda.
Governors like Ron DeSantis in Florida are leading the way with proactive state legislation and direct confrontation against the collectivist leftist effort. The state confrontation includes state laws against efforts by federal intrusion (COVID mandates, passports, etc) and simultaneously creating state laws that will allow Big Tech (censorship) and the multinational corporations (discrimination) to be sued in state court. Additionally, following the Tea Party organized model, local pragmatic patriots are also doing their part.
The latest story of effective organization at the local level comes from a group of families in a mid-sized town of Southlake, Texas; a town northwest of Dallas with a population of 31,000. The school board was about to initiate the indoctrination program of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the region. The parents said “no more” leftist bullshit, organized an effective political action committee pooled their financial resources, selected candidates and launched a full-frontal assault in the next local election.
The results were stunningly successful as the pragmatic patriots crushed the leftist effort with a turnout three times greater than the previous election, and an overwhelming seventy percent level of voting support for their candidates. Their opposition barely scraped 30% for their side. This is how it is done; smile as you read the details below:
SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Nine months after officials in the affluent Carroll Independent School District introduced a proposal to combat racial and cultural intolerance in schools, voters delivered a resounding victory Saturday to a slate of school board and City Council candidates who opposed the plan.
In an unusually bitter campaign that echoed a growing national divide over how to address issues of race, gender and sexuality in schools, candidates in the city of Southlake were split between two camps: those who supported new diversity and inclusion training requirements for Carroll students and teachers and those backed by a political action committee that was formed last year to defeat the plan.
On one side, progressives argued that curriculum and disciplinary changes were needed to make all children feel safe and welcome in Carroll, a mostly white but quickly diversifying school district. On the other, conservatives in Southlake rejected the school diversity plan as an effort to indoctrinate students with a far-left ideology that, according to some, would institutionalize discrimination against white children and those with conservative Christian values.
Candidates and voters on both sides described the election as a “fork in the road” for Southlake, a wealthy suburb 30 miles northwest of Dallas. “So goes Southlake,” a local conservative commentator warned in the weeks leading up to the election, “so goes the rest of America.”
In the end, the contest was not close. Candidates backed by the conservative Southlake Families PAC, which has raised more than $200,000 since last summer, won every race by about 70 percent to 30 percent, including those for two school board positions, two City Council seats and mayor. More than 9,000 voters cast ballots, three times as many as in similar contests in the past. (read more)
May their tribe increase and may this result spur other local groups to organize and take back control over their local government.