Michael Maresco Responds to John TateSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 23:23
Lifted from the comments section of John Tate's "Statement Concerning C4L's Issue Discussion Program"
With all due respect, I must state my utter revulsion of this move. You have punched me in the gut and I am barely able to contain my indignation. I have been biting my tongue and "stepping away from the keyboard" for years now and I have finally had enough. While it would be easy to just delete my membership (and I cannot condemn those who are), I will not abandon ship and am here to tell you that I am fighting mad.
There are festering wounds, HQ has avoided for years, that are about to go gangrenous. Cauterization may be CfLs only hope. While most everyone else is righteously outraged over Mr. Buck's non-r3VOLution war stance, the association with a "thought crime", warrior is perhaps even worse.
And this is to say nothing of what else the dogs will dig up, now that you have riled them with this inconsiderate move.
This organization was sold to the people who donated, (to a presidential campaign), as a bottom up organization. It has been the exact opposite. The lack of transparency and accountability is astounding. This must change.
In consultation with friends, I am here to state that it is time for you all to fulfill your word about creating a "Bottom-Up Organization." We are calling for a proper board of officers elected by the grassroots. We would like to see a timetable for this.
Until such time that these concerns are acknowledged, and action begun upon, I will cease any promotion of this organization and will be stating my opinion that CfL deserves NO support until CfL begins to live up to it's word, and promise.
Ron Paul Rider
NH - Operation Live Free or Die
SC, TX, NY - GOTV
r3VOLution March Organizer
Walk For Freedom Organizer
"For Liberty" Consultant/Film Crew/Bookend
NC - GOTV
... and still going