Actions have consequences – or at least they used to. In the current debt-addled, dependent, increasingly dystopian iteration of our American Republic, accountability has given way to evasion, responsibility has been replaced by relativism and punishments have been pushed aside in favor of perpetual accommodation – unless of course there’s a politically-correct “teachable moment” to be had.
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Bill Wilson is regarded as one of the most eloquent and powerful political figures of his generation and for more than 30 years has worked to advance conservative, free-market issues. Over that time, he has become recognized as a top strategist and tactician on issue driven campaigns.
Wilson began his career as youth coordinator in the Reagan for President campaign of 1976, working the areas of northeast Maryland and southeastern Pennsylvania. That same year, he joined the National Right to Work Committee as an organizer in a number of western states. For the next ten years Wilson worked for the Right to Work Committee, attaining the position of Vice-President of Operations. He directed the successful enactment of the Idaho Right to Work law in 1986.
Subsequent projects directed by Wilson include regional operations to secure votes in support of President Reagan’s request for aid to the Freedom Fighters of Nicaragua, successful franchise battles by investor-owned utilities against government backed power Cooperatives, the development of a modern secondary mortgage market system in the newly freed Republic of Poland, and numerous Congressional campaigns.
In 1994 Wilson joined US Term Limits as an advisor managing various projects and initiative campaigns. As a founding Board member of Americans for Limited Government, Wilson sat on the Executive Committee of ALG until serving the role as President of the organization from December, 2006 until May, 2013. And in 2009, Wilson and his organization were featured in the New York Times. Wilson remains on the Board of Directors at ALG.
Wilson is married to the former Tessie Capellas. They have two grown children and reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Individuals enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces must swear an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” But what happens when the only crime perpetrated by the “enemy” is supporting and defending the Constitution?
“One likes to believe in the freedom of music,” Rush’s Geddy Lee crooned in the 1980 hit “The Spirit of Radio,” “but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity.”
Everyone remembers the iconic scene in “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Confronted by a huge, angry man with a sword the size of a hockey stick, Harrison Ford calmly pulls a pistol from his pocket and fires his weapon, removing the impediment to his progress. This scene keeps flashing across my mind as I watch the slow-motion train wreck that is the 2012 presidential campaign.
Every American should be afraid when their government tells them to keep their mouths shut. This is especially true when the subject relates to a matter of national public policy.