Top 10 Undeniable Rules for Successful Conservative Activists

Updated 2.15.22 | JoAnn Fleming

We spend quite a bit of time talking about why conservative activists do what they do, but we neglect to revisit what we learned in battle simply because we’re quickly off to the next one.

During this lifetime of conservative activism, I’ve learned a thing or three – sometimes the hard way. Inquiring minds frequently ask how to do it right. Because I believe in steering fellow activists away from landmines, here are my Top 10 Undeniable Rules for Successful Conservative Activists:

  1. “They” will not like you. Get over it. If name-calling and confrontation make you want to throw up or cry, don’t sign up for the front lines. If your heart beats faster when a politician walks into the room, and faster still when they know your name, and if you live to be loved and approved of by politicians, you are a political groupie. You worship politicians.  Do Liberty a favor – confess and repent or – Get. Out. Now.
  2. You must earn the right to lead. Self-anointment and self-appointment don’t make you fit to lead anybody. Recommended reading – a short, but powerful blueprint for servant leadership – John Maxwell’s “The Right to Lead: A Study in Character and Courage.”
  3. Stay out of sandbox fights. If Activist A has a personal beef with Activist B, let them duke it out. Do not allow yourself to be pulled into personal skirmishes. Do not share, forward, or air dirty laundry and personal beefs via social media. It makes you look small, petty, and like you never left grade school.  Giving confidential advice when asked is not sandbox.  Know the difference.
  4. Be a team player when the team has the right goal, but do not lose your own identity and credibility to go along with the crowd. Truth never depends on consensus.If 100 people do something foolish, it’s still foolish.
  5. Participate in group conservative efforts with a liberty-principled focus. Remember to stay tight on the fight to preserve and advance Liberty, while fighting bipartisan Big Government, political corruption, a God-less culture, and the “don’t rock the boat” trap of pragmatism. Remaining unwaveringly true to liberty principles means you must always be willing to be the skunk at the party, the hard-liner at the compromise table, and the toughest person in the room. Be ever aware of snares that lurk in privilege, special recognition, and being accepted in certain circles. (Avoid the shallow, juvenile, “cool kids” rating system.) If you can stay true to the mission while working in a group effort, do it!  Just remember, you are in the fulltime persuasion business for bold, principled liberty.  Lose your credibility, lose your ability to persuade.
  6. Do not bear false witness against a neighbor, candidate, or officeholder. Do not spread rumors, which are unsubstantiated claims. If there’s not enough evidence to prove the case in court, then it’s hearsay. Discard it. Big Government candidates and officeholders have plenty on the public record to oppose. Don’t exaggerate or tell half-truths. To do so is to lie, which will destroy your credibility and potential success because you have badly deviated from God’s Way.
  7. Work hard to persuade those you can, but don’t waste any more time on the perennial ostriches with their heads stuck in the sand. They like it that way because it’s safe, less painful, or popular. Shake the dust off your feet and move on.
  8. Strive to do what is right, at the right time, for the right reason. Wisdom dictates that you don’t always speak just because you can. Too much speaking for the sake of doing so will blend you into the wallpaper and reduce you to background noise.  Be judicious in strategic planning, tactics, and execution, which donot belong on social media billboards. Smart commanders do not advance transmit anything until it is tactically advantageous to do so.
  9. Fire only when ready. Follow Davey Crockett’s advice: Be sure youre right, then go ahead.” Never pretend to be an authority on something you know just enough about to be dangerous. For meetings with public officials, speaking engagements, and media interviews, be prepared. Do your homework and know your topic before you open your mouth. Knowing your topic includes plenty of listening.
  10. Never forget to say “thank you” to the folks who have your back – the team. Successful activism happens when a group of very committed, principled people with varying gifts and talents work together on a wise course to achieve a goal. Some are made to be on the frontlines. Others are best suited for behind-the-scenes work, coordination, strategy, tactics, and resource gathering. Frankly, the most valuable people in the world are those who say, “I’m praying for you” and really mean it.  – JASF


“Whatever you do, be an original. Never be a copy.”

– Hugh Sanders, my very original Daddy

What is Christian Nationalism?

What is Christian Nationalism?

Posted on Nov. 3, 2022, by Patriot Mobile

When parents across the nation spoke out against the destructive indoctrination of Critical Race Theory, they were called racists and targeted as “domestic terrorists” by the US Department of Justice. But these labels didn’t slow their progress or silence their fight. When Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire was attacked for speaking out against men having babies, he defiantly told the cancel culture mob, “Kiss my a**.” Seething in frustration from the failed attempts to silence conservatives with labels and name – calling, the Left has a new label rising in use: “Christian Nationalists.” But what is “Christian Nationalism”? Are “Christian Nationalists” a threat to the United States of America?

What is Christian Nationalism?

Currently, there is no agreed upon definition for “Christian Nationalism.”

“Christian Nationalism” is a blanket term used by the Left to invalidate any Christian who is politically involved and who advocates for the protection of life, our second amendment right to bear arms, parental rights, protection of children from harmful gender transitions, and against Critical Race Theory and more. Their goal is to silence Christians who unapologetically stand up for what they believe in and who do not waver on their beliefs under pressure.

Stephen Coughlin, an attorney and former intelligence officer, explains the origins of “Christian Nationalism” and how it is being used today against American Christians who love their country.

He said that first and foremost, you must look at the use of this term from a political warfare perspective. The use of the term is about intimidating people, namely Christians who are politically involved.

He said that “Christian Nationalism” is an information campaign designed to synchronize with the January 6th narrative. It is combined with that narrative to label Christians as a threat and to be seen as dangerous.

Is Christian Nationalism a threat to the media narrative?

Patriotic Christians have now been classified as “Christian Nationalists.” The left is taking something positive and spinning it to have a negative connotation. Cultural Marxists deceptively equate “Christian Nationalism” to “White Nationalism” or “Fascism” and use it as a derogatory and disingenuous term meant to alienate and disenfranchise politically active convicted Christians.

Labeling someone a “Christian Nationalist” is a strategic element within a demoralization campaign commonly used in political and psychological warfare. Demoralization is a process in psychological warfare with the objective of eroding morale among enemy combatants and noncombatants. Its strategic objective is to encourage Christians to retreat, surrender or defect rather than defeating them in combat. It is meant to “other” Christians. To “other” someone is to alienate them from society. The Jews were “othered” during Nazi Germany. By “othering” Christians, their hope is that we will be silenced, and their perceived threat will be neutralized. This is strategic propaganda.

Denny Burk, professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, wrote that the label ‘Christian Nationalism’ encompasses a wide variety of political viewpoints . Media personalities tend to not be aware of the scholarly conversation on Christian Nationalism. Rather, they seem to define it as everything they don’t like about engaged Christians.”

Is Christian Nationalism a threat to the political power?

People who say that “Christian Nationalism” is a great threat to our nation are afraid of losing their own political power. They use the broad and vague term of “Christian Nationalism” to scare people and to malign Christians who do not agree with their le ftist ways.

Christian conservatives are beginning to speak truth to combat this misinformation campaign. In a Grapevine, Texas presentation, American pastor, author and Dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, Dr. Voddie T. Baucham, Jr. said, “If we’re not going to be Nationalists what are we going to be, Globalists? You can have that, all day, every day and twice on Sunday. No, thank you! No Globalism.” He continued, “what kind is it going to be? Is it going to be Christian or non- Christian? So, color me Christian Nationalist.”

Christians work to advance Christian principles in life, not Christian power. This is a key distinction   between Christian   political   engagement   and   this   so- called “Christian Nationalism” as defined by the Left. Christians SHOULD seek to love their neighbors by pursuing justice in the public square, which includes standing up for life (Matthew 25:40), protecting the rule of law, and honoring the Constitution.

Christian Nationalism is love of God and Country

Furthermore, “nationalism” or love of one’s country is not inherently sinful. However, love of anything over love of The Lord can become sinful. We are called to love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:36-37). Christians know that politics will not be our savior. We only have one Savior in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

As Christians, we are first and foremost citizens of Heaven (Philippians 3:20) and a part of the body of Christ, which constitutes all believers in Jesus, regardless of where on the earth we reside. Our allegiance is to the Lord, our Savior. However, we can and should still love the country where God chose to place us. We are called to love our neighbors (Matthew 19:19). We should love and seek the betterment of our country. We should be good stewards of the gifts we have been given (Matthew 25:23). We have been blessed to be able to vote and to have our voices heard. Therefore, we must vote!

The argument that “Christian Nationalism” is a threat to America and our government is false. Our own government is a greater threat, as they have forgotten that they are public servants and continue to push godless ideologies on citizens.

Jesus said, “Everyone will hate you because of me.” (Luke 21:17) We should not be surprised at these attacks and false monikers, nor back down, as we are here to please the Lord, not men. “But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men.’” (Acts 5:29) Christians who love America and are politically involved stand in the way of leftist ideologies and leftist power. Do not back down, no matter what name they call you or false accusation they throw your way.

“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)

At Patriot Mobile, we choose to serve God.


Grassroots America’s permission for reprint granted by Leigh Wambsganss

Lawlessness Rises

Lawlessness Rises

Fellow Texans,

Lawlessness rises in our streets, in our Texas and DC Capitols, and in the halls of “Justice.” Lawlessness will grow until We the People WORK to restore order. The political ruling class is more destructive than rioters because it is they who set the stage for the current chaos in the streets and in our elections. The Rule of Law has been so bastardized – by politicians in both parties – that it has been downgraded to a political menu from which the ruling class picks and chooses to suit their political convenience. How do you think illegal immigration took root? How did election law become a suggestion?

The elite decide which law applies, when it applies, and to whom it applies. Rather than a nation ruled by laws that consistently apply to everyone, all of the time, we are ruled by whims of men. Our Founders warned against this because this is how liberty dies!

The safeguarding “walls” of our country are now breached. The Rule of Law is brazenly shred before our very eyes. Time to demand and stand for the Constitutional States of America! Before we can help lead that charge, Texas patriots, we have some housecleaning to do ourselves!  We are not to be subjects of any earthly, self-appointed king issuing executive orders that violate our state constitution and our rights. 

We can see 2022 from here, but the Austin elites have a plan too. It is one you won’t expect. Beware of “shiny” objects meant to distract you from the mission – saving Texas!  Watch for a political newcomer to emerge shortly after the 2021 legislative session is over. A deal has been made. They have constructed for you a “savior” who cannot and will not save Texas.

We will always support the Trump Way – “America First” and a non-California lite, robustly free Texas!  How about you? 

For Texas always,

Are You a Source for Spies?

We recently had two outstanding Allied Security Operations Group presentations (Athens & Temple) about Human Intelligence Operations or HUMINT. 

Intel operatives are male.  They are female.  Spies or “information miners” come in all shapes.  They come in all sizes.  They are all races and ages.  They can be sweet talking, bold, shy or the quiet type. They are from the Left and the Right.  

Political, cultural, and social interactions are used by adversaries who employ “social engineering” techniques to manipulate and regulate human behavior. They infiltrate civic groups and political organizations using deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that can be used in several harmful ways.  Sabotage your get-out-the-vote plan?  Delay your political mailers and sign deliveries?  Scramble your block walking? Distract your organization with a personal attack?  

Don’t be a source for lobbyists, political consultants, and other types of saboteurs!  Watch what you say, where you say it, and to whom you say it.  Why do you think I always refuse to attend any meeting in an Austin restaurant?  [Hint: They hire waiters and waitresses, don’t ya know?]

If you are a group leader with sensitive information – for heaven’s sake – don’t upchuck everything you think you know on social media!  For example, when you post, “I met with a group to discuss XYZ.”  Really?  Well, congratulations, you just let every political operative out there know that you are a walking billboard!

Finally, for those who drink adult beverages – don’t be an idiot.  Drinking alcohol at political events is just plain stupid. Loose lips sink ships. 

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16

Urging you to be wise,

PS Always Joshua 1:9

Texas Failed to Clean Voter Rolls

Texas Failed to Clean Voter Rolls

Deadline passed
They Failed Us

The National Voting Rights Act (NVRA) specifies that list maintenance activities on voter registration lists cannot be conducted within 90 days of a federal election.

The NVRA allows states to implement provisions for the maintenance of voter rolls at their discretion above and beyond the NVRA’s requirements if they are uniform and non-discriminatory. The NVRA is a floor, not a ceiling. For more information on the NVRA see this webpage from the Department of Justice.

This week Gov. Abbott and his Secretary of State blew right past the federal deadline to perform list maintenance and verify Texas voter rolls to remove non-citizens, felons, and the deceased.  They did not get it done.  They never even tried after the acting Secretary of State was appointed by Gov. Abbott in August 2019!

Want to know HOW we know they didn’t try?  We didn’t hear the Democrats, Big Media, and every other loony Leftist group screaming to the top of their lungs!


 If ANYBODY can prove with documentation that a complete verification of our statewide registered voter list has been completed since the end of the 86th Legislative Session on May 27, 2019, send it! 
We will make your proof public and apologize to the Gov. & his SOS.

Shaking your head and asking “WHY?” a Republican Governor would not make this a priority? We have no answers for you. No, not one.

What did grassroots leaders do to push the issue?

We held press conferences and activist meetings. We toured the state talking about election fraud.  We worked on election reform bills (which top Republicans killed last session).  We testified at hearings. Letters were sent to Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and the legislature, signed by more than 300 grassroots political influencers.  Thousands of calls went into the Capitol. 

The result?Crickets. No response from our Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, or the self-disgraced Speaker Bonnen (who gets plenty wound up about folks who don’t wear masks 24/7). And now less than 90 days before an election that will determine much about the fate of this nation, Texas still sits here with an unverified voter list.

Nobody checks to verify citizenship.  Nobody.  Bad addresses?  Plenty!  Scores of people living at the same address? Yep! Deceased people on the rolls?  Sure thing.  Felons on the rolls? Yes, indeedy.  

Who exposed the unverified voter list?  Was it a State Representative, a State Senator, or any politician? 

NO!  It was Aaron Harris, then Executive Director of Direct Action Texas.

Aaron comes from the conservative Texas grassroots and is the ONLY candidate in this race with a proven record of actively fighting in the conservative grassroots trenches for years on fiscal, social, and rule of law issues.  Aaron Harris successfully challenged, at risk of arrest, McKinney’s unconstitutional electioneer prohibition ordinance – and won in court – setting a free speech precedent.

Because of the bulldog nature of Aaron Harris, when he ran into voter fraud in 2014, he documented it, and exposed it. His work with Direct Action Texas then led to numerous criminal convictions for voter fraud and the passage of SB5 in 2017 – the largest election reform bill in decades. Aaron promised results and he got them, taking ballot fraud from “conspiracy” to policy in 18 months, passing both the House and Senate with wide bi-partisan support. Aaron didn’t quit but went on to expose the fact that non-citizens are registered to vote in Texas, have voted, and will continue to vote because NOBODY at the local and state levels of government verifies citizenship.