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Put Me in Coach!

By Guest Columnist Nancy Churchill

We often hear the progressives fuss about “systemic” problems in our society. But I think this is like a magician’s misdirection during a trick. Look over there, so you don’t notice the way we are creating fraudulent systems to change society. Worry about this problem over there, rather than creating a solution right here.

Today, I want to redirect your attention to the problem at hand. How do we save our republic?

We’re going to have to stop watching the show and get into the game! You’re going to have to give up some free time in order to participate in playing the Freedom Game.

It’s that simple. Figure out how you can play in this vital game. Make some new friends, learn some new skills, and start saying “put me in, coach!” It’s time to take action, right here, right now in your local community.

There are many opportunities to serve on local boards and committees. We need your time, energy and attention to save America. We need you to run for office. We need you to fight the culture war on the home front.

Do you know how many open positions will be on the ballot this fall? In little Ferry County there are 36! November seems like a long way off, but filing week is just around the corner, starting on May 17 and ending May 21.

Let’s take a look at what types of positions are open in 2021. First, there are school boards. Do you want to have a direct impact on how money is spent and on choosing curriculum? Do you want your school district to provide a quality education, rather than promoting nonsense? Run for school board!

Do you have an interest in health care? The hospital district board needs you. Like firefighting? Run for fire commissioner. Like clean water? There may be a water district board that needs you. Would you like better parks? Run for the parks and recreation board.

Are you ready to get in the game? Call the auditor’s office to receive a list of the open positions, and consider where your interests lie. Then, call back and find out if you qualify for the race that catches your eye—you must live in the district to run for a board or commission.

If you’ve got questions about how to run for office, your local Republican Party is happy to answer your questions. A county political party doesn’t have the resources to fund multiple local campaigns, but we are happy to help you get the training you need to develop your political skills. You’ll have to do the campaigning and fundraising, but your Republican committee can help you get organized and off the ground. As you might guess, many of these local positions run unopposed. Raising your hand and saying “put me in coach” may be the only action you need to take the field and get involved in the Freedom Game of local politics.

Nancy Churchill is the state committeewoman for the Ferry County Republican Party. She may be reached at The opinions expressed in Dangerous Rhetoric are her own.


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