The Republican Liberty Caucus has drafted the following letter to
Speaker-elect John Boehner supporting the appointment of Rep. Ron
Paul to chair the House Financial Services Subcommittee. We are
inviting other grassroots activist and advocacy groups, both
non-partisan and within the Republican party to join us in signing
the letter. Events are moving very quickly, so the sooner we can
get interested groups signed on the better. If you would like to be
represented, please send an email to chairman@...
and we'll add
you to the list of signers. Thanks. DN.
Text of letter:
When word went out last week that you may seek to block
Congressman Ron Paul's appointment as Chair of the House
Financial Services Subcommittee, grassroots Republicans, Tea
Party members and advocates of constitutionally limited
government were alarmed. The implied message of such an
action is one of indifference towards the concerns of those who
helped move you into a position of power as Speaker of the
House. We urge you to reconsider.
The resounding message of November 2nd was not just a referendum
on big-spending Democrats. It was also a signal to Republicans
who have forgotten the principles of limited government and
fiscal restraint on which the party was built. As a matter of
ethics and integrity, we see no justification for preventing
Congressman Paul from taking a position that he has earned, and
for which he is uniquely qualified.
Congressman Ron Paul has has been an unyielding advocate of
transparency, accountability, and fiscally conservative
principles. He has strongly opposed policies that have brought
us to the brink of disaster. As Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL)
aptly pointed out, "The depth of [Ron Paul's] knowledge on
monetary policy, his understanding of it all, is second to
none." His message resonates with the grassroots who will
continue to play a large role in the success of the Republican
Party as they did in the recent election.
We are united in our belief that no one would be better
qualified than Congressman Paul to head the Financial Services
Subcommittee and we hope to see him in that position in
January. It is a position where he will be able to make
important contributions to our nation's economic policies and
move us toward the limited, accountable government voters are
demanding. We strongly urge you to give him that opportunity.