Rules for Radical Patriots
I will, whenever possible, buy American.
I will reduce my consumption.
I will meet my neighbors.
If I am a business owner, I will pay attention to hiring and firing. I will not fire anyone due to mere public pressure. If I fire someone, it will be because I want to, and because I disagree with their speech or work performance, not because someone else thinks it’s embarrassing. I will not hire or support anyone who hates me, or my family, or my values. I will only hire or support people who want to preserve my community. I will not delegate hiring decisions if I don’t have to. I will not be bullied into hiring or supporting someone I am not comfortable with. I will not be impressed by college degrees.
I will donate my time to causes before I donate money. I will not write a check and consider my job done.
I will read the Bible to my children and grandchildren. I will read traditional fairy tales and stories that I loved growing up.
Today, I will do one concrete task to improve my home.
Today, I will do one concrete task to improve my body. I will learn about what I put in my body.
When I feel uncomfortable, I will speak up. If a parent is not teaching their children right in public, I will speak up. If someone litters, or curses, or claims that something wrong is right, I will speak up. I will only be silent if I legitimately fear for my safety. I will not be silent and say something is not my problem, or not my business.
I will visit local public meetings and I will speak up. If my library is having an immoral event, or the local school is proposing something wrong, I will get a few friends and speak up.
I will own a gun, and learn how to use it.
I will stop paying so much attention to national politics, and will instead focus on the elected officials closest to me. I will volunteer and donate to candidates who deliver concrete results for my people. I will not merely vote for the one with an “R” or “D” and who says nice things.
I will take a walk today, and I will say hello to someone.
I will tip well if I can afford to, and if I receive bad service, I will speak up, rather than passively leaving little or no tip with explanation.
I will call my parents today, or my children, or my siblings.
When I hear someone espousing hatred for me, or my people, or my country, I will disagree with them publicly, if safe. I will laugh at them, to let others know they are not alone.
This week, I will learn something new.
I will socialize in person at least once a week. I will find a group at McDonald’s, or the library, or a bar, or at church.
I will make promises to myself and others, and I will keep them.
I will not shop on Amazon.
I will watch half an hour less television this week, and will finish a chapter of a book. I will cancel a subscription service, or limit or cancel my cable.
I will never believe something merely because “the experts” say it is true.
I will not donate to any college or university, no matter the argument. That system is broken. I might support individual students, but I will follow Rule 4 when doing so.
I will not let fear rule me. I will support others so that they need not be afraid.
I will explore new ideas, and go outside my comfort zone, and struggle.
I will not apologize for being male, or for being female, and today I will try to be a better man, or better woman.
This week, I will attend church. Today, I will pray.
Today, I will fight.