The things Doc needs you to do now that he has been elected to State Central are much different from the things he needed you to do when he was running for the office.
Pay attention to what’s going on in the Republican Party. Don’t take for granted that everything is going along as it should. Many times it isn’t. Find some good web sites that can provide Party specific information. One of Doc’s favorites is The Bull Elephant. There are others you may find equally as useful.
If there are things you don’t understand, ask questions. And ask more than one person. There are different philosophies within the Party as to how things should be done. Try to find people on each side of an issue so that you can get a better perspective on the issues. You can always ask Doc. Check the “Doc Says” tab on this website in case he has already addressed it. but if he hasn’t or if he hasn’t answered your specific question, feel free to contact him. His email is Doc@VoteDocTroxel.com.
Voice Your Opinion
Once you’ve had a chance to study an issue, ask questions, and form an opinion about topics within the Party, voice your opinion. Let the people who represent you in your local government, in the General Assembly, and in Congress know what you think. Let your elected representatives within the Party — your local, district, and state Party officials — know what you think. They are after all YOUR representatives. They work for you, not the other way around.
Invite Your Friends to Republican Events
The only thing some people know about Republicans is what they get from media, and that is often a totally false picture of who we are and what we believe. Bring your friends to our events — dinners, lunches, local committee meetings, other special events. Once people get to know us and talk with us they will find out that we are “their kind of folks.” That’s when we get their support, and that’s the name of the game.
Republicans are not the enemies of Republicans. We may have different political philosophies, but we will accomplish far more if we civilly and rationally discuss ideas rather than attack the people who hold to those ideas. The anger and hatred that some people insist on showing is a major factor in people turning away from the Republican Party. They don’t want to have anything to do with people who “act like that.”
Having someone challenge your ideas is a good way to strengthen and fine tune your ideas. Being challenged is not an insult; it’s an opportunity.
The Bible says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” [Psalm 127:1] Everything any of us hopes to achieve in politics, or elsewhere in life, will come to nothing if the Lord God is not part and parcel of it. Pray that God will forgive and heal the moral decline in our country, and that He will cause us to elect the best people to represent us.
“If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” — II Chronicles 7:14
Even if you are able to help in no other way, pray.