What is RYOC? It is the answer to the question…

The answer begins with what RYOC is not. It is not about terrorism, revolution, or subversion. Here at RYOC, we work within the rules to effect change. Whether that’s change for the future or for the restoration of the way our country to its Constitutional basis is up to all citizens. Most people see these sides in conflict. I believe the two sides can collaborate, and in so doing accomplish more good for our country and humankind together than they could ever hope to achieve separately, or worse, as antagonists.  As Dr. Benjamin Carson mentioned during his recent keynote speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, lawyers are all about winning, no matter what, and right now our government is full of lawyers.  That doesn’t work.  We need to knock that off and find real solutions to some very real problems facing America today.

We remain a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”1 WE are “the people.” If we leave everything up to our government, they will continue to distance themselves until they hold all the power and hold all the keys. Humanity has been down that road before, however, and we know where it leads. Our government cannot survive. We cannot survive.

It is up to us. No politician can or will restore our country. They are still a part of that system. They are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, they will fight to protect it. We’re better than this. We must not think we are — we must know we are. It is up to us to restore our country, one politician at a time. That process begins here. That process begins now.

RYOC is more than a blog or an Internet forum. It’s a collaborative matrix where we can work to improve current and proposed legislation, executive orders, court decisions, and other current issues. While it uses the best message forum software on the planet, running on one of the best hosting companies, RYOC has a unique structure and set of tools.  Here you’ll find the resources where you can collaborate on what’s real, what’s right for our country. Here you can organize specific efforts focusing on specific issues, in ways designed to wake others and our politicians up from their dream world, from the bondage into which they were born. RYOC is the answer to the question that drives you mad.

We are all here to do what we are all here to do. Just remember – there is no spoon.

Addendum:  I chose the user name “patriot” not out of vain or selfish ambition, but from a quote by George Washington:

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” – General Orders (2 May 1778); published in Writings of George Washington (1932), Vol.XI, pp. 342-343.

1U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776