The margins of victory in the American public policy process may be smaller now than at any other time in American history. You can make a difference, now and in the future.
In my years of political activity beginning in 1960, I have found no shortage of conservatives willing to tell the political parties what they should do.
But I have noticed a great shortage of conservatives willing to take the time, spend the money, and pay the political price necessary to achieve and hold power in a political party.
Unless more conservatives accept the responsibility of political participation inside the parties, thirty years from now conservatives will still be complaining that the parties fail to do what they ought to do.
A principled conservative who wishes to succeed within a party should heed ten points.
With the recent elections behind us, how should conservatives move forward? Who should lead this movement? LI President Morton Blackwell answers these questions in his recent blog post.
The Leadership Institute has released its study of the publicly disclosed political contributions of corporate and business association political action committees in the most recent (2007-2008) election cycle.
The study reports fully on the giving of all 1,036 business-related PACs which gave $25,000 or more to federal election candidates in the 2007-2008 election cycle.
The Laws of Public Policy
1. Never give a bureaucrat a chance to say no.
2. Don’t fire all your ammunition at once.
3. Don’t get mad except on purpose.
4. Effort is admirable. Achievement is valuable.