RE: [RLC-Action] RNC Chairman
The party is us. We have to influence as many as we can to our view on the issues. We have to be persuasive and by choosing to support the candidate who most closely represents our views –the key items you listed are fair enough-- we will have influence. If you see the party “wavering” you mean that we haven’t doen enough to have our views dominate. –Geo.
From: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com [mailto: RLC-Action@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Sakshale eQuorian
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [RLC-Action] RNC Chairman
The discussion of endorsing a candidate for the position of the RLC Chairman is "fascinating".
As a life long Republican (over 40 years), I left the party in 2006 in protest of its positions on the war, respect for the rule of law and individual rights as represented by the actions and statements of the President and Vice President during the 2004 campaign. I rejoined in 2008 because of the witness provided by Dr. Ron Paul and now a member of the local GOP committee and am active in the local RLC.
I am one of those who claim that "The Doctor cured my apathy!"
If the party cannot return to some very key positions, which are not conservative, liberal or libertarian, then it will deserve to die out as an organization.
I am referring to things such as;
respect for the Constitution
respect for the Rule of Law
respect for State's Rights
respect for Individual Rights
Right now, the Party appears to be wavering. I hope to be able to help, at least at the local level, to get it to stop wavering and start standing up for what is right. These are not partisan issues, yet they seem to be issues that people are afraid to articulate.
So, unless one of the candidates for the Chairman's position is clear on these four points, I would never recommend endorsing them.
- On Monday 26 January 2009 01:09:23 am DGHarrison wrote:
> I had hoped that we rank and file members might be allowed to express aThis is the classic libertarian failing: trying to trickle down from the top.
> consensus on who we want to lead our party -- but then, perhaps it never
> really was our party.
We can't get a libertarian RNC chairman without first having a significant
number of county and state GOP chairmen. We need to trickle up. We are doing a
bit in this direction, but it is a long term task. We need to learn who are
the fair-weather fiscal conservatives and who are the real free marketers, and
then support the latter at all levels of the GOP organizations.