Let me ask a critical question. Who is going to do battle for those things which we will always need in our state capitols and county courthouses? Who is going to fight for the things we need? Who will step up to battle for the FIRE Act and SAFER Act in the future? As one who has been a part of these battles for many decades now, I am here to tell you that things like this just did not happen. It took a great many of us working in our own local areas which allowed us to come together at the national level with a voice to which the people in power had to listen.
It is my fear that I have failed to find and train my replacement. How about you? Maybe we all need to rise up from our collected dead asses to get this critical job done. Perhaps what I am saying is that there is no easy answer to the questions I have posed? Perhaps there is no easy answer to the question of where the next generation is. But unless we get off of our collective, comfortable kiesters, there will be no next generation about which to worry. My friends, that would be sad in indeed.