Breitbart News editor Alex Marlow shared actionable policy recommendations for conservatives on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM Breitbart Daily News while warning against cynical discouragement and resignation in the face of an increasingly abusive and corrupt government.
Marlow offered his remarks in response to a caller named Wayne, who asked how dissidents can better respond to government and aligned institutions that are “dragging us into a row.”
Wayne asked, “What do we do?” What can we do?”
Marlow replied, “That’s a question every Republican politician should have a good answer to. [for] at the top of their minds. I am not a Republican politician. I’m trying to report the news and do some analysis with you. So I don’t know how neat it will be, Wayne.
He began by warning against philosophical and political self-censorship among family, friends and peers. The power of persuasion, he says, begins at the personal level.
“First, we all have to vote,” he said. “We all need to get 10,000 people registered to vote. It is inexcusable for anyone in our lives who is remotely convinced not to vote for Democrats, to allow them to vote for Democrats. You must try to persuade them at all costs and find a way to reach them as best you can. It’s usually not about yelling at them or hitting them on the head, and it doesn’t happen overnight, but over time.
Voters must hold elected officials accountable, Marlow said, adding a list of contemporary political priorities.
He continued, “You have to work very hard to make sure that when Republicans take office, they have to make sure there is no more point of view discrimination on social media. They have to make sure there is accountability in every election we have. You need to make sure the borders are secure and that we don’t import generations of undocumented democrats. They must ensure that the voters lists are cleaned. They need to refine the way we do elections so that you can’t vote three months before an election and then nine days after an election; everything that needs to go. We need ID cards at the polls.
Marlow called for cultivating political talent and deepening civic engagement.
“We have to go local and get people to prepare the next generation of talent, to engage people civically, to make civic engagement cool at the local level and to try[ing] to start identifying, scouting and supporting the talents of the next generation of politicians,” he urged. “This is where it begins.”
Marlow emphasized patience as a virtue combined with orderly organization as opposed to reflexive reactions in the context of his advice.
He said: “It cannot happen overnight and we would like things to happen overnight. You see a raid on Trump happening overnight. You feel like the country has changed for the worse, and it has, and unfortunately the solution isn’t something we can do just by marching on Capitol Hill on January 6th. That wasn’t the answer. The answer is going to be much longer, much more difficult.
Marlow concluded by emphasizing the importance of decentralizing federal government organizations from a logistical perspective.
“Of course, the most important thing of all, whatever comes next in Washington, you have to drain the swamp,” Marlow said. “You must fire all career bureaucrats. You have to put term limits on bureaucrats, and you have to pull as many agencies as possible out of the ring road and put them in the middle of America.
He concluded by emphasizing civic engagement as a remedy for unethical government.
“We must reject all those who are not fighters,” he said. “You have to find your way to do your part, and that’s more than just showing up and passively voting at this point.”
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