Get Involved

The 2012 election turnout has been blamed on many factors but the bottom line is that fewer conservative voters showed up to vote than in 2008.  Political analysts have offered every possible reason but none of those excuses will change the result.  The big government agenda received another four years to increase our taxes and their spending.

It Starts at Home

Elections are won and lost at the local level in the individual districts.  Less than 58% of voters participated in the 2012 elections.  If we are to change the way that our elected representatives handle taxes and spending, we must all be more involved in the process.  Have conversations with your family, friends, and co-workers about the financial issues facing us today.  Plan meetings in your community and invite your representatives to participate.  Let us help advertise your meeting by emailing us at meeting@fiscalhawks.com or through our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FiscalHawks .  Know what legislation your current representatives are voting for and how it affects you.  If he or she is not a fiscal conservative, then it is time to find a better candidate for the next election.

The Message

Big government supporters spend millions each election cycle to split fiscal conservative voters over social issues. The fact is, politicians have been debating the social issues for decades without any real policy changes being made.  Those social issues are not the reason that we have a $16 Trillion+ deficit.  Keep the conversation on the fiscally conservative ideas that unite Americans from both parties.  When government spending and accountability dominated the 2010 elections, we saw fiscal conservatives elected at all levels of government.

Stay Involved

Keeping accountability and responsibility in government requires us to be diligent.  Support the candidates who demonstrate fiscally conservative values.  Union officials boasted about the number of “volunteers” that they mobilized in Ohio.  If we are to replace the deficit spending politicians that they support, then we too must be there to turn out the fiscal conservative vote.  Just as in 2010, common sense financial values can easily overcome the big government spending agenda, and it’s election machine, if we all simply show up and vote.


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Get Involved — 2 Comments

  1. Hello. I just discovered fiscalhawks tonight when I binged “promoting conservative candidates”. Just knocking to see if anybody is home.

    The view from here is that we as conservatives have a relatively cohesive set of ideas and policies that we know are the right path forward for our Nation. What we as the base of the Republican Party, mostly, do not have is an action plan for finding, promoting and electing conservative candidates to higher office.

    Here in the 8th District of Michigan we have a solid core of fiscally conservative candidates moving up through the ranks of local and state office. We also have a Representative in Mike Rogers who started out well enough, but who has gone over to the dark side during the last two sessions. There are those of us who think he has overstayed his welcome, and who would like to see a primary challenge next year, but unseating incumbents is hard.

    Sadly, the political fortunes of Reagan’s disciples are tied to the successes and failures of the Republican Party. True that fiscally conservative democrats do exist, but they are a dying breed and a majority of them will not vote Republican and do not believe that the Republicans are any more inclined to reduce spending than are the Democrats. Unfortunately the Republicans have spent the last decade spending like drunken sailors, and they have earned charges of hypocrisy fair and square. Still, profligate spending by Republicans is not as ideologically driven as it is in the Democrat Party. For the fiscal conservative the Republican Party is the only game in town.

    But I’m guessing that the denizens here at fiscalhawks have been over this subject in some detail. It is familiar terrain.

    What I want to work on with other conservatives the development of a strategy and a system of organized effort to find, promote and put fiscally conservative Republicans in control of the Nation’s Capitol.

    A significant number of state capitols are already pulling away from the yoke of progressive government expansion, and some have balanced budgets to show for it even while the lingering effects of recession challenge spending restraint.

    Promising moves have begun in several states in response to the President’s latest attack on the Second Amendment. The Tenth Amendment is actually being invoked in defense of the Second. Governors in several states have also committed to not implementing Obamacare. States’ Rights may be coming back into style. It would be a welcome change for the better if it is so.

    Well, this is me not being as brief as I intended when I set out to introduce myself.

    The short version is, I’m looking for a change in personnel, not another chance to exchange more opinions and arguments (in the logical sense, not the emotional). I don’t want to sharpen my intellectual knives on the thoughts of others. I want to change our government.

    This is where we begin.

    I must sign off now so I won’t be waiting for a reply. Will check in tomorrow to see of anyone is tuned in.

    Good night

    • Greg,
      We absolutely agree. Our purpose is to assist in organizing voters to elect those candidates who believe in fiscal responsibility. Fiscal Hawks was created after the last election proved that the turnout machine of the progressive/socialist movement operates on a full time basis. The RNC, here in Florida, was simply not up to the task. Conservative candidates lost in Republican favored districts and races between conservative and far left candidates were much closer than they should have been. We cannot rely on the RNC’s current state and national leaders to promote fiscal conservatives. They are continually backing dinosaurs and political windsocks, like Charlie Christ against Rubio in 2010. Their message no longer resonates with voters. At the congressional level, the leaders of both parties are purging fiscal conservatives that stand in the way of their spending. It is time for an intervention. Local groups have already begun meeting in NW Florida in preparation for 2014 midterms. The local level is where the change must happen. Looking forward to working with you.
      Jerry Torrance

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