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The Face of Never Give Up

The Face of Never Give Up

Ok folks, it’s time to man up.  Time for the “oh-whoa this is terrible,” is over.  Time for lip service is also over.  It’s time to take things into our own hands.  It’s time for us to start shaking things up.

One of my heroes is Phyllis Schlafly.  She is a diminutive woman, slight of frame and somewhat fragile in appearance.  But  Mrs. Schlafly is a titan and she is the one person I would want on my side in a dark alley.

I’m referencing Mrs. Schlafly  because she, from her kitchen table, assisted by a small number of committed, refuse-to-lose women, fought an epic battle for over ten years before she was able to raise the mantle of victory over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  She was opposed by the wives of the presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter including at times the presidents themselves.  Congress opposed her, the liberal media opposed her, the courts vacillated back and forth in support and opposition to her, but Mrs. Schlafly and her small group stood their ground and ultimately prevailed.

She worked with  a rotary phone.  There were no cell phones, there was no Internet, and the copy machines were archaic and slow.  But today the world not only knows her name as the woman who was single-handedly responsible for the defeat of  the ERA, the signature legislative initiative of the radical feminists — she is today recognized as one of the fiercest defenders of the pro-family movement.

As we move forward we must have the resolve of those like Mrs. Schlafly.  This isn’t a time for tears and gnashing of teeth.  Mrs. Schlafly faced the full weight of the presidency, the media, and, at times, Congress in her commitment to defeat the encroaching darkness of the radical feminists.  Ten years of being called names and mischaracterized in the press and media is a long time, but she prevailed and we today are the better for her steadfastness.

What I and others will be proposing over the coming weeks is not going to be easily accepted.  In fact, the very ones responsible for the condition we find ourselves in today are the ones who will most fiercely oppose what we will be proposing.

But it is important to realize that the system didn’t fail us; those we have allowed control of the system have failed us.  And now it is time for us to change that.  Republican hierarchy and the GOP have sucked our blood and money and in return for same they have treated us like liberals treat black Democrats.  But unlike the blacks who grovel and bow at the foot of the party that keeps them shackled to mediocrity, we can and must turn things around.  And we must start now.

There is a reason Karl Rove, et al, hate the Tea Party and rail against same at every opportunity.  It’s because we were tremendously successful in 2010 and because the Tea Party threatens the power of those who failed us.

Reince Preibus, Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell, John  Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, John Cornyn, et al, have failed us time and again.  They have been the masters of dividing us and having well-meaning citizens turn on those who understand the nature of the battle we face.  But that tactic has been less and less successful the last years.

We have been betrayed by the sycophants who have inflated opinions of themselves and who fantasize about having a seat at the table of those who keep us underfoot, not realizing that they are being played for the useful idiots they are.

I believe the time has come for us to change the face of politics as they are conducted today.  But we must be committed and possess a tunnel vision to accomplish the goal.  It will take time, money, and people willing to be called names.  But  if there was ever a time to begin this journey it is now.

In the weeks upcoming, the details will be  made clear.  So take your shore leave now, rest up, reinvigorate yourselves because the battle is about to kick into high gear.  The traitors and stunads may have reelected one of the worst persons in American political history, but the  victory will be ours.  I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life.


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38 Responses to The Face of Never Give Up

  1. Sunny Vee November 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Whatever your plan is, I am IN! I will wait for more details before I officially un-register from the Republican Party. They can no longer hurt me or disappoint me if I no longer belong. And since I cannot differentiate them, their leaders, or their weak “policies” that are anything but Republican values and principles, from Democrats, it is definitely time for me to part ways with what was once a grand and honorable party.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie November 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

      sunny vee: we’re working on ideas…you will hear it here…

  2. Lin Antalek November 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Finally people are fed up enough to band together and take this country back. My greatest fear has been those who lead this country are making her more nondescript with no identity. Count me in…

  3. John November 10, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Liberty is our goal. Dictatorship is our enemy within.
    Let’s carry on for victory over tyranny.

  4. John November 10, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I have seen you in a leading roll in protecting and preserving our Constitution for quite some time. I am glad you are willing to be our focal point for preserving our freedoms. I am with you.
    God bless you and God bless America.

  5. Dixielee Tripp November 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I have had plenty of time to think about this election and by the dawn of the first morning after the election I had cried all the tears I was going to waste on what might have been," and had progressed to the "This is what we do now." And what we do now is use the movie line–"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
    The Tea Party is the salvation of this country just as the original patriots were willing to give so much the first time around. We need to speak to those populaces who have little or no understanding of what made this country and inform them that no matter how committed to their countries of origin are, they are no match for the freedoms America can offer if they are willing to join the battle for the freedom so many of them thought they would get if all they had to do was come to America.
    But way too many people in the administration of this country want to shackle them and us with a level of chains George III could never have dreamed of. of course George III never dreamed that the easiest way to shackle people was to bribe them, but anyway you look at it, these people are selling their souls for a few pieces of silver which will turn to dust in their hands when they realize that what they sold was everything they had and that they are now worthless and even worse, expendable to those in power.
    Let's get organized. The battle is yet to start, the war is yet to be won.

  6. Patricia M McBride November 10, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    Thank you Mychal for your heartfelt message……………….

  7. Patricia M McBride November 10, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Mychal, Obama didn't win. He disenfranchised the military who were polling 2 to 1 for Romney. We all heard about the ballots not getting to the military and no one seemed to do anything………….well, just like all the other bad things Obama wanted to hold off until after the election, the military ballots were counted the 7th and Romney would have won.

  8. Carmelita Garcia November 10, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    the RNC is afraid of the tea party or any other group, they don't want to lose their power and control. if they were smart they would embrace these groups and work together. God only knows the potential damage the Dems & the far left will inflict on this nation.

  9. Pamela Arnold November 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    A very uplifting, intellectualy provacitive article. However, I am not quite there yet. Still need some time to mourn the death of the Constitution, and our country. But, on the bright side, at least we’ll know that there won’t be an Aircraft Carrier named after his “hineass”. I believe Carter did get a submarine. So maybe the fraud will get a scud missle named after him.

  10. Marilyn November 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Mychal, I’m ready! Have been since November 6 at midnight. If it means being “active” and supportive in Tea Party or whatever, I’m ready. I’ve already signed petition to demand an investigation into Benghazigate. I can’t let that rest. Being a wife of 1) AFSMGT and 2) Army Warrant Officer (not at the same time!) I’m very committed to anything that involves our brave Military men and women; Plus, anything that deals with our great U.S.A. I spent 21 years with the Military; always had an emergency bag packed by the front door with Bible enclosed. Can’t seem to break that habit.

  11. Gary Moore November 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    I believe it's time to register a new kid on the block. "The Conservative Party". I don't know how to do it, but I know it can be done and there are thousands, if not millions ready to register as Conservatives.

    • Frank Barnett November 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

      There are many Democrats that are tired of the BS in Washington, and especially Obama. I think a name like the Conservative Party will drive them away. I was thinking of this when I heard Herman Cain remarked that it is time for a new party. How about the American Party? That is a name both Democrats and Republicans, as well as Independents and Libertarians can identify with.

    • Gary Moore November 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      Perhaps your right Mr. Barnett. Believe me I am ready for a change. I was a life long Democrat until the Carter years. At some point the dems. took a left turn and left those of us with a conservative outlook in the lurch. I am definitely open to suggestions, as long as they are conservative in nature.

  12. Sue Christoph Thiel November 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm # we are talking..Like Raffaela says below, "whatever it takes, I'm onboard"…

  13. Kelly Pember November 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    I love Phyllis! and waht she stands for!

  14. Lumara Lee November 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Mychal, I usually enjoy and agree with most of what you write. However, this piece disgusted me. I've never liked Schlafly, and it is inexcusable that in 2012 we still don't have an Equal Rights Amendment. Anyone who opposes equal rights for women is a misogynist, even female shills for the patriarchy like Shlafly. I'm really disappointed by this article. BTW I'm a tea party activist and Campaign for Liberty supporter who cannot understand how anyone can oppose equal rights for women.

    • Ellene Busby November 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      Not have equal rights for women? Are you kidding? Women have now and have had for decades – equal rights. The ERA was a disaster. Thank God for Mrs. Schlafly. I personally helped defeat it in OK – one of the states that was desperately needed for final approval. I never wanted to be an affirmative action equal – I wanted to be an earned equal – bad grammer – but do you get the point? I'm also a Tea Partier – very active locally and in the state. I don't oppose equal rights for EVERYONE – I just oppose another nanny state law.

    • Rhonda Bradley November 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      My dear lady Equal RIGHTS does not Equal rights! ERA equals the same rights as any government equality program, 'one up-manship'! Women who organize the ERA want to be BETTER than ANYONE! Mrs. Schlafly or any conservative woman believe that women should/must be treated with respect and appreciated for what and who they are as INDIVIDUALS! but MEN also should have the SAME respect and appreciated for WHO THEY ARE. "ANYONE who opposed equal rights for women is a ……blah blah blah" IN YOUR MIND. I am so very sorry that you have been used and abused. NO ONE wants you or any woman to be that!

    • Frank Barnett November 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      The Equal Rights Amendment contained many things I completely agreed with, such as equal pay for equal work. But it also contained things I didn't agree with such as subjecting women to the Draft, eliminating separate toilet, shower and dressing facilities, forcing Boy Scouts to allow girls to join and Girl Scouts to allow boys to join. Women would no longer automatically get custody of the children in a divorce, nor would they automatically get alimony (now called spousal support). This amendment was pushed by Feminists who wanted a law that would make them superior to men, not equal with them.

      Over my many years, I have been asked if I thought men and women are equal. I always say 'No'. They are not equal, they are different. Like a car and a pickup, which is better? That depends on what you need. Taking the in-laws out for dinner, a car is much more suitable. Hauling a load of hay or anything else, a truck is more suitable. Men are superior to women in some ways, just as women are superior to men in others. That is why God made both of them. They compliment each other.

    • Mrs.JWB November 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

  15. Danease Gresch November 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    “If God be for us, who can be against us?” But God expects us to do the leg work and show determination and strength to reclaim our land for His Glory. We can’t expect God and his Angels to come sweeping down out of Heaven and conquer our enemies – not at this time – that time will come though. If we but trust in His guidance and know He is with us all the way, we can do it. Don’t sit around crying people – get up and reclaim your Nation and your Freedom! Thanks for inspiring us Mychal.

  16. Janis Mayo November 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Sorry about the spelling of your name Mychal; I was so caught up in the moment. God Bless You and America.

  17. Joan from Dallas November 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Mychal: Sadly, I disagree with you (for the first time). As I work at my sub job for $10 an hour while my 2 degrees go to waste, I have to encourage the mass amounts of immigrant kids in the school that learning is a good thing. THEY DO NOT GIVE A FLYING “F” ABOUT LEARNING, but they are interested in lining up for their free lunches and whether they will get into Harvard or Yale on a scholarship even though they can barely read, write, or sit in their seat they haven’t paid for. While eating their free lunches, playing free sports, taking free AP and SAT tests, they talk on their iphones and ipads, you know, the ones their “poor” parents pay for.

    In four more years, the only thing left of our country will be in the memories of the old white folks who created “Leave It To Beaver” neighborhoods. Our history will be changed, our education at the very bottom of the list, and our minds mush. The Thinking Man will be long gone, replaced by every loser that just climbed out from underneath a rock. I see it every day, as the masses didn’t come for freedom, but for free stuff. And for those Americans who went along with this, I hope when the country falls just as Rome did, you are hurt the hardest. As one Middle Eastern boy in ESL said on election day, “Obama will lead us”.

    • Kacee November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

      Hooray for you, Joan! Tell it like it is!!!

  18. Janis Mayo November 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Whatever it takes to get my beloved AMERICA back! I’m in it for the long hall. Thanks Mycal.

  19. Greg Spradling November 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” – Samuel Adams.

  20. Sandra Hopes November 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    I like her also, read a lot of her books and followed her for a very long time now on the internet. She calls them right, problem is she is scoffed at by the left horribly, so using her as a reference when trying to make an point in any argument gets you scoffed as well. We need to do what the left does, infiltrate their organizations, find out what they are going to do before they do it, marginalize them with scoffing the way the marginalize us, and use Alinsky to put them down the way they do us.

    Abortion as an issue just get's our candidates tossed aside, learn to keep quiet on this issue period, we don't have to approve of it, we don't have to endorse it, but in order to win those who support it back we need to make it a non issue. We won't be there on judgement day when they pay for that choice they so love. Put our efforts into getting our own kids out of the hands of liberals. They abort their children and then steal ours.

    Start a movement for neighborhood homeschools where stay at home moms can help those who have to work homeschool their kids, and then push to take the money we pay in taxes away from government re-education camps called schools.

  21. Mark Campbell November 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Mychal, I’m on board as well. We must be educators about American history and values. We cannot talk down to people, but must speak to them in a way that lifts them up. I am convinced that single women think abortion is important because they “might need it.” They don’t want to be demeaned because they think that way. Once they become married and mothers they recognize how precious life is and the come to God. Even if they had an abortion previously, they understand forgiveness and they vote in a more conservative manner. We must not demean people even when we disagree with them. Our comments must always be positive and uplifting while based on conservative principles. Finally, we must live our lives as examples. We have to “walk the walk!” God bless you and your family for all you do!

  22. Raffaela V. DiBella November 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Whatever it takes, Mychal, Whatever it takes! I'm onboard!

  23. Stephen J. Hall November 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Mychal, I'm ready, but not ready for a bunch of words and no action As a Tea Party member I'm fed up with the RNC and their leadership who closed us out of their convention and their campaign and then threw some really good people under the bus because we backed them. Karl Rove is an intellectual idiot, just a white bread version of Obama. The only joy on election night was watching Fox News set him up to make a fool of himself, showing once and for all that what he's selling doesn't work. He's a king maker alright, but unfortunately it was Obama he made king. 2010 proved what Tea Party people with real conservative values can do and it scared the liberals so much that they called us names and demonized us at every opportunity. It also scared many Republicans currenlty in power because they're spending more time protecting their jobs than they are in fighting for us. But we "Tea Baggers" are still here and we are furious about what has happened. So let's find a way to organize better, unite and energize those who stayed home this election (to their shame), and go kick some liberal socialist butt in the 2014 election. This country, our values, our faith, our freedoms are worth fighting for, and the time for that fight is long overdue. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  24. Rubee November 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    Mychal: I’m on board, it is time for a very focused, deliberate, vigilant move forward as a group so our whispers are joined and become a roar… The attached quote is a guiding light for me…

    “Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.” –Thomas Jefferson (1775)

  25. Greg La Manna November 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    Phyllis Schlafly is a great woman, a great sister in Christ, and a hero of mine (along with Margaret Thatcher).

    To understand what Mrs. Schlafly did for us, we only need turn to the FIRST TRUE feminist there ever was: Jesus Christ, my Lord. In sexist 1st Century Israel, Christ recognized the feminine nature for what it was: EQUAL to the masculine nature. The feminine nature did not need to be changed or infused with testosterone to be "equal"; nor did the masculine nature need an infusion of estrogen to be "equal with".

    A need to alter the feminine nature in order to "make it equal" is contradictory, as the very act of altering it denotes its "inequality".

    Likewise, to codify the equality of the feminine nature is to, by definition, infer its inequality. Contradictory. Codifying equality with a law like the ERA would have permanently made women's equality dependent upon the government's recognition. So men are equal apart from government, but women are NOT?

    The floodgates of legal precedence that would have opened up would have done to women what Affirmative Action has done to minorities: dehumanized them, marginalized them, and galvanized their dependence (legally or otherwise) on the GOVERNMENT.

    So-called "feminists" today intuitively understand this, although they would never admit that Schlafly was correct and was the TRUE feminist looking out for the best interests of women's equality.

    • Annie Hamer November 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm #


      Your comments are well-honed. I appreciate your ability to think the issues through crisply and convey them in the same manner. I’d give you “three thumbs up” but, not being a leftist, I can’t bring myself to stuff the ballot box. Plus, I note, this site seems to have anti-voter-fraud devices in place. They’ve been long in politics, we can assume. ; )

  26. Ben November 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Nailed it! If we cannot translate this article into concrete action, aggressively build the Tea Party, we will have truly lost this Republic.

    All Tea Party conservatives need to start shouting loudly and clearly. Male the media hear us even as they try to demonize and the ground swell will begin.

  27. Carol November 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Thank you Mychal, for your words of hope! I will not let them take our precious country! As my youngest son says, “Let’s do this!”

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