I'm joined today by Dr. Tom Coburn, a freshman senator from Oklahoma. Senator Coburn, many homeschoolers want to impact what's going on in our nation's government, and I know many other Christians feel that same way. But it's often difficult to know how to get involved. What advice can you give them?
Mike, first of all, my experience is that they're the best help we had. Number two is, they just have to go and do it. They pick out the candidate, they check the candidates, they make sure that they have the worldview that they have, and they go get involved on a volunteer basis, and they organize their support in groups. That's what was done for me, and it was fantastic. If we duplicate that around the country, like with Generation Joshua, and the organized campaign of enlisting homeschoolers-they were so excited and so thorough and so hard-working. We didn't have any other volunteers that compared to them. So I think they have to go and have to seek, and if they'll do that, they'll become involved.
Senator, can you give us a couple of quick ideas about how people can be involved between elections?
Well, I think staying up on the issues. Number one, being involved in the early decision on who the candidates are going to be-homeschoolers picking a candidate they like and encouraging them to run and then rallying around them-will help. Momentum is key in elections, and if the homeschoolers will put up some candidates, I think they'll do well.
Senator, thanks so much for your encouragement and for your service in the United States Senate. I'm Mike Farris.