I was asked that question today, and I realized “What the heck is a TCOT anyway?”
At first, we were a reaction to what we thought was unthinkable, the most liberal Senator in the United States Senate was now President-Elect of the United States.
Where did we go wrong?
We gathered together, drawn almost as one to go online to seek answers. And we found each other.
Where before we were one person or family worried about what the leftist agenda would mean to our country, now we were a community taking action.
So I wrote this back in an email, maybe to help define for myself what the hack we are.
This I like from the TCOT home page
Since the days of Ronald Reagan’s vision of America as the “shining city on a hill,” conservatives have been motivated to create an ideal version of our country.
Of late, we’ve lost our way.
Too many conservatives are looking backwards to the “Glory Days” of those great leaders who are no longer with us. They lived in a different world, with different technologies and a different citizenry.
It serves no purpose for us to wail and bemoan our recent misfortunes, as we try in vain to relive that which will never be again.
The path to re-establishing a limited government, one that is responsible only for those elements of the common good which we cannot provide for ourselves will not be shown by political leaders who live in decades past, nor by “talking heads” comfortably assured of their own intellectual superiority. Those who are interested in telling us what they think, but not hearing what we know, cannot lead; they can only stand in the way.
Limited government will be re-established through the independently undertaken but voluntarily coordinated efforts of hundreds of thousands of netizen-warriors just like you and me. Unlike the CEOs of auto companies and mortgage companies begging to be bailed out of financial debacles of their own profligacy, the netizen-warrior approaches the task of righting our nation with the humility of servant leadership.
From that community servant leadership comes the moral authority by which other likeminded netizen-warriors will collectively work to return our country to the principles upon which it was founded.
What that means to me, is a place for bright, like-minded people who share conservative political views can meet in real –time throughout the day to share ideas, concepts, feelings, and breaking news.
A place to seek answers, or give them. A place where one person can make a difference, instead of feeling like a small bug in a big backyard.
We see the people who have grown up to believe the rich are evil, and the poor people have had it bad enough and shouldn’t have to worry about working if they don’t want to.
We see the same people who believe they are right, and if you disagree you too are evil and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. To them, every inconvenience of life is an outrage that must be dealt with at all costs. They are the worst part of the “ME” Generation.
Between you and me girl, I’m a Christian and see more at work here than just miss-guided liberals, but this needs to appeal to Jews and Gentiles, Believers and Non-Believers so I leave that out unless asked.
#TCOT is the Conservative answer to the tech-savvy liberal, sending text messages hundreds at one time in order to organize protests. A fast response to legislation that the Democrat Party likes to sneak by in the dead of night. And even a quick recipe for BBQ sauce. A movie recommendation. Or a request for prayer for a sick family member.
#TCOT is the tool, we are the organization. And together we will take the country back in a better, less destructive direction.
This ended my email, and I wonder; after today, the day of the push back against the stimulus, how’d we do so far?