Ignorant and Free

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. – Thomas Jefferson


Recap of August 18th Westside Neighborhood 9-12 meeting

Our meeting last Wednesday was dedicated to the 9-12 Precinct Education Project. Basically we are encouraging everyone to reach out to their neighbors and urge them to get involved in the issues and candidates for the next election. As I have stated before this is a critical election and if each of us gets one or two people to the polls who would not have otherwise gone it could make the difference. THIS IS CRITICAL. The 9-12 Project has set up a database to help you identify Republicans & Independents (those most likely to hold conservative & constitutional values) that have not voted on a regular basis. These are the people we need to vote. Here are the instructions to get to this database:

1. Go to Cincinnati 9-12 Project website and choose “PEP” on the left side of the site.  http://www.cincinnati912project.com/
2. Click on the “About PEP” link.
3. Under the heading “So, how do you know which precinct you’re in?” there is a link to download the database by going to this website: http://www.numus.com/precincts/
4. Find the link for Hamilton county & download the database software. This will only work on a PC not a Mac.
5. Once you have downloaded the file read the document “Read me first”. The instructions are clear and easy to understand.
6. Use the database to identify your precinct (there is a link to a website in the upper part of the database that will help you identify your precinct when you out in your street address & zip code).
7. Once you have your precinct, filter it so you can find the high priority voters in your precinct.
8. Reach out to these people via phone or door to door.
9. You can use the documents found under the “Files” link in the PEP section, especially the “Volunteer Script” & the “States Can Stop Obama” files.

If you are not very computer savvy or if you just do not want to be bothered with doing this, send me your address and zip code (include house number) and I will create a list for you in a easy to print PDF file. I am very familiar with the database and this will only take a few minutes for me to do. I don’t believe we will have overlapping efforts since all precincts are just a few streets and our group is not very large. If for any reason you cannot walk your neighborhood please reach out to at least five people you already know and make sure they understand what is at stake. “Adopt” them on election day if necessary and remind them to vote or even offer to drive them to their polling station.

In addition to individual efforts we are also considering a group effort walking through particular neighborhoods as well as setting up another petition signing effort at Western Bowl that we can couple with a PEP effort. This will take a larger pool of volunteers than we need for just the petition signing so please let me know if you can volunteer. We will also be creating packages of info that can be attached to doors with information. These can be dropped off to known independent voters in your precinct. We are still in the planning stage with this so more info will be sent in the future.

I also want to remind you that the next Green Township Trustee meeting is this coming Monday 8-23 at 5:30 PM. The main instrument we have to fight an ever-growing Federal government is our local government. We need to monitor our elected officials to make sure they are acting in our interests. One of the best ways is to attend the public meetings. http://www.greentwp.org/

Last but not least please visit our blog at https://westside912.wordpress.com/ If you click on the debate category on the left side of the site it will bring up talking points to help convince uncommitted people to adopt libertarian/constitutional values. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 2nd at 7 PM at the Green Township library. We are also beginning our 5,000 Year Leap discussion group at the Green Township library starting on Wednesday, September 8th at 7 PM.

5,000 Year Leap

Wednesday, September 8, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: 6525 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 (map)
Description: Green Township Library 6525 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 The Westside
Neighborhood 9-12 group will be hosting a 27 part class on the 5,000 Year Leap. Lesson 1 is an introduction to the course. The class will be from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Green Township library.