(Chuck Muth) – If you weren’t able to make it to our Pastapalooza awards dinner two weeks ago – or weren’t able to get a ticket because we sold out – you missed a whale of a speech by our Reagan Legacy Award recipient, Richard Viguerie.
I had a number of people tell me it was the first time they heard a political speech and wanted it to go LONGER rather than shorter. It was that good.
Yesterday, Richard shared his experience with his national Conservative HQ audience. And while it’s not the same as hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth, live and in-person, for those who missed the event, it’s the next best thing to having been there.
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Richard Viguerie…
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My Remarks at Citizen Outreach Foundation’s 2023 Conservative Champion Awards Dinner
Earlier this month I was honored to receive the Citizen Outreach Foundation’s “Reagan Legacy Award” and to address the wonderful group of conservative activists and donors assembled by Chuck Muth, president of Citizen Outreach and publisher of Nevada News & Views.
It was a fun evening full of camaraderie and good cheer, but with the serious purpose of recognizing this year’s Nevada “Conservative Champion” award recipients: Annie Black, Joey Gilbert, Sigal Chattah, Megan Barth, Courtney Holland, Brittany Sheehan and Drew Johnson and “Conservative of the Year” honoree April Becker.
So, while it was a pleasure to be honored by my old friend Chuck Muth, the real stars of the evening were and are the conservative champions who are on the frontlines fighting every day to govern Nevada according to conservative principles.
Of course, one of the benefits of being an honoree was the opportunity to make a few remarks to the group and to reflect on Ronald Reagan’s legacy, and I want to share my notes with CHQ readers in the hope that you will be motivated to act upon them:Thanks, Chuck for the Reagan Legacy Award. It’s a great honor.
Chuck, I’ve been getting more than my share of lifetime awards lately—have you been talking to my doctor? (laughter)
I was fortunate and privileged to know Reagan in the 1970s and we have a conservative movement today largely because of him.
Our marketing company American Target Advertising, Inc. pioneered political direct mail in the 1960s, and today we’re still the largest conservative direct marketing company with 85 team members.
I am 89 years old, work 12-13 hours a day, 5 ½ days a week. My role model is Moses, “Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eye was not dim nor his natural force abated.” [Deuteronomy 34:7]
We were in a cultural war with the Left starting in the 1960s. We didn’t realize we were in a war until we lost it. You are not likely to win a war you don’t know you’re in, so it’s important for conservatives to recognize we are currently in a spiritual civil war – we’ve not lost it, but the socialists/neo-Marxists are on our 20-yard line, and they have the ball.
Every major institution in America is arrayed against our views and values, including Big Media, Big Tech, Hollywood, entertainment, national radio and TV, the nonprofit community, the legal community, higher and lower education, Big Business, Wall Street, unions, organized religion, etc. The list even includes our own government – FBI, CIA, IRS, DOJ.
We had very poor results in the November 2022 election. The issues lined up in conservative/Republicans favor more than any time since the beginning of the Republican Party. So, why did Republicans do so poorly?
- Lack of leaders
- Wrong leaders
- Weak leaders
- Impotent leaders
- Silent leaders
Also, we have leaders who don’t like us. Our leaders really don’t like grassroots activists. Do you think the Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell likes conservatives? Conservatives are like the Biblical Jews who had to wander through the desert for 40 years until that generation’s failed/flawed leaders had passed from the scene. Conservatives are not going to get to the political promised land until we get new leaders.
The Republican party made many mistakes, including the failure to nationalize the election around conservative issues. However, the Democrats nationalized the election by giving the voters two tunes to whistle: Democracy is on the ballot. A Woman’s Right to Choose is on the ballot.
What’s to be done:
- Pray. 1940s-1960s every Catholic Church in America closed Mass with prayers for a conversion of Russia, and one day thanks to the leadership of Ronald Reagan and conservatives we woke up and there was no more Soviet Union. And armies didn’t march, and guns didn’t fire.
- We need for each and every conservative to be a modern-day Paul Revere bypassing the leftwing Big Media and Big Tech to educate 15-25-50-100+ of your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, fellow church members, etc. You can do this in a number of ways including forwarding emails, articles, videos, blogging, give gift subscriptions to children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. to good publications, buy bumper stickers and give them to people who will put them on their cars, etc., etc.
In addition, consider running for public office or Republican Party office, or volunteer to help a candidate, contribute to candidates, mentor young people, mentor campaign volunteers, contribute to good conservative organizations, or consider starting a new conservative organization.
If there’s not a good constitutional conservative running for school board, city council, state legislature, Congress – give serious consideration to becoming a candidate. Remember Barack Obama in 2004 identified himself as a community organizer, and five years later in 2009 he was President of the United States.
No one pushed or selected Donald Trump to run for President, he picked himself. Glenn Youngkin, governor of Virginia picked himself.
Don’t wait for orders from headquarters or from Chuck Muth, your governor, me, or anyone else.
Pick yourself to lead. Yes, it takes courage to step out – and by the way courage is contagious. When you show courage and get out of your comfort zone, you will encourage others to do likewise.
Rush to the sound of the guns.
We can do this people. We can save America.
God Bless America. God Bless Us All. Thank you.
What Happened in Ely on Saturday
Muth’s Truths PLUS+ (MTP) is my “insider” e-newsletter for Inner Circle members.
In it on Monday, I gave a detailed account of Saturday’s meeting of the Nevada Republican Central Committee in Ely, including my heated run-in with mental midget and Chairman Michael McDonald’s personal valet, Kevin Child, as well as a behind-the-scenes report on the election of a new Republican National Committeewoman for Nevada.
Trust me: There’s LOTS of “insider” info jam-packed in this one.
And since I know there’s tremendous interest among Nevada conservatives to replace the current Nevada GOP boss and his minions with new leadership, I decided to post this edition on my Muth’s Truths blog as a free sample.
If you like what you see, I hope you’ll consider joining the Inner Circle club so that you’ll receive all future editions of MTP as we enter the 2024 election cycle.
To read my dispatch from Ely, click here and then enter the password code * MTP * (case sensitive) for access.
And to end on a light note…
I wasn’t the only one who got delayed leaving Ely on Sunday because of the snow. So did Chairman McDonald and his chauffer/man-servant, Kevin Child. And they, too, went back to their hotel to watch the morning football game while waiting for the roads to clear.
Amazingly, McDonald discovered, Child had never seen a football game before. And on the drive back to Vegas, once the roads re-opened, he asked Child what he thought of the game.
“Oh, I really liked it,” Child replied, “especially the tight pants and all the big muscles. But I just couldn’t understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.”
Dumbfounded, McDonald asked, “What do you mean?”
“Well,” Child continued, “they flipped a coin, one team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, ‘Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!’ I’m like, Hello? It’s only 25 cents!”
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“I don’t give much dating advice but you can really figure out how your suitor might act in conflict by having a better football team and just observing their behavior. Never marry before you watch them lose a playoff game. Never.” – Brittany Sheehan
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views and blogs at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.