Limited government works when the citizens are self-governing. "Only a virtuous people," declared Benjamin Franklin, "are capable of freedom." (1)
"Grassroots" is a term meaning to start from the ground up. Subsidiarity is a technical term for efforts to keep governance as local as possible. Starting with self-governance, family governance, church, neighborhood... on up to city, state, and so on. (2)
If we want to see changes at higher levels of government, we need to start with ourselves and be the change in our homes, workplaces, communities. Then, when it is our season, we can accept the duty to participate in our city, state, and higher levels of government. We need to get involved.
I want to challenge personal involvement in changing Illinois for the better.
Let's pray for numerous volunteers to join Randy's campaign, in whatever capacity they are able, to make a difference in neighborhoods, cities, and the state.