Going Back For Our Future
March 21, 2013
Hi. My name is Dave Reesor and I’m the founder of the Let's Do It Ourselves movement. I grew up on a farm like this. Actually I farmed for about ten years and then I moved to the city and went into business. I’m a family man and I’m a concerned citizen.
Like many of you, I’ve followed and been involved in small c conservative politics. But in spite of our efforts we’ve seen the overall size and cost of government continue to grow. The result is that our kids and grandkids are inheriting a load of government debt. Unfortunately, they’re also growing up in a society with an entitlement attitude. Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I agree, but I also think that insanity is to complain, do nothing and then hope that somehow things will change.
As our logo implies, the Let's Do It Ourselves movement is about “paddling our own canoe”. Not just as individuals but as families and communities. But not government! Government should be a last resort. Our members will belong to a web based organization where they can express and exchange ideas and pressure politicians directly. We will also celebrate personal and community centered projects that feature self-reliance. Although my background is Pennsylvania Mennonite I don’t want to go back to the horse and buggy days. But there were some very good things in the past that we need to rediscover. We do need to go back for our future.
Please check out the website; see where we’re going and how we intend to get there. Then grab a paddle and join us. Let’s do it ourselves!