Here at Red Clay World Headquarters (RCWHQ) we often find ourselves discussing the future of the conservative movement in the great state of North Carolina. It has been a long time since we have had quality conservative leadership at the state level. Not just someone who wins an election, but someone who offers a voice of conviction and consistent leadership. Since the death of Jesse Helms, the the ship has been without a rudder. This has set the conservative movement back a great deal, because as F.A. Hayek stated in "Why I Am Not a Conservative" we are a group that has a "predisposed fondness for authority." With that said, the question must be asked "who is it?" Luckily I have the answer.
IT IS YOU!!!
If you are sitting in your kitchen listening to talk radio mad as heck at what is happening around you, then it is you. If you are sitting in your classroom in Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Wilmington, Asheville, or Pembroke thinking "this can't be right." Then you are the next great leader. The next question you would ask is "what can I do about it?" I have that answer as well. Run, conservative! Run! There is a plethora of elected offices in this state at all levels. If your schools are terrible, run for school board. If your town is taxing you to death in order for their welfare state to remain solvent, then run for city (or town) council. One conservative is a good start. Two is a positive change. Five is a revolution. Civitas polling indicates that 41 percent of North Carolinians say they are conservative. That is a base you can't beat. So take heart conservatives, the future is bright for us because we are strong in numbers and conviction. It is time to assert our numbers and TAKE BACK OUR STATE!