Challenge, disrupt, cost
We've had two stellar examples of conservatism in action recently. Trump talking straight and hard about illegals and our borders. And the good folk at the Center for Medical Progress catching that ghoul of a doctor on hidden camera discussing how Planned Parenthood is in the destroy and salvage business (that's babies, not cars).
A revitalized and assertive conservativism can't wait for national leaders, who may not appear soon enough. We need to be the activists and the leaders. And not be so Washington-centered. The American Revolution didn't start in London.
Conservativism has to take to the streets. In communities across the nation, it's time for militancy. That's militancy for liberty and the restoration of civil society. It comes without scowls and fist pumps. It's marked by quiet determination born of certitude. We stand with our revolutionary forefathers against tyranny's latest iterations and challenges.
Let's call our strategy "Challenge, disrupt, and cost." At the grassroots, that's challenging not just leftist narratives, but laws and enforcement, particularly when it comes to matters of conscience and faith. It may also involve – ready for this? – civil disobedience when other tactics fall short. Civil disobedience, as in peaceful and nonviolent, per the 1960s civil rights movement. More on that later.
The goal: end the statist era in America. End it in government, the culture, and society. One hundred-plus years of "progressivism" have dangerously unmoored us as a people – that's in totality, not just in politics.