Stop the complaining and take the damn time to learn roberts rules and your GOP bylaws!Submitted by Neverquit on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 09:52
I am sorry if this offends anyone for this is not my intent but the truth sometimes hurts but the truth must be said.
I hate writing these posts because too many act on emotion rather than fact, watch for the down votes right out of the gate simply because I am giving tough medicine that needs to be given.
I keep hearing Ron Paul delegates are being railroaded, really? In some cases there are attempts to railroad, in other cases this just ins't true. Some cases there is a direct attempt to break the rules and this I do not approve of and should be challanged by everyone. In other cases no rules are being broken, we just don't have the numbers or many are just not educated on what they can and can't do.
Before you complain ask yourself, what do the bylaws in my district/county state as to how delegates are selected or elected. If you don't know what your bylaws state then you went to a meeting unprepared and this is no one elses fault but your own.
Have you taken the time to learn roberts rules of order? If not then once again you went to a meeting unprepared and is no one elses fault but your own.
# 1 : What some the supporters of other candidates in the GOP is doing is exactly what our supporters are doing at some conventions, actually showing up and taking the majority of delegates under the GOP bylaws pertaining to district and/or county.
# 2 : This is how the delegate and caucus process works, it's called politics in the manner that you fight for your candidate.
# 3 : Just because you cry foul doesn't mean it was a foul at all simply because things didn't go the way you wanted them to go. If you haven't taken the time to learn roberts rules or your bylaws then you really aren't dedicated enough to have a chance to win the battle you claim to be fighting.
# 4 : When we cry foul and no foul was commited, we look foolish, if you don't know for sure you were cheated a better way would be to pose your statement as a question; such as, Were Ron Paul delegates cheated at our convention? This will allow for people that can answer your question help you better understand what really happened.
# 5 : Let's call the police! This statement is stated too many times without merit. The police have no jurisdiction or probable cause to do anything based on how a meeting is conducted unless a LAW has been violated. The republican party is private thus election fraud does not apply, you do have civil recourse if the GOP violated their bylaws but the police have no authority to help you force them to follow the bylaws. This is not a public election, this is private party business to determine what person will be placed on the GOP ballot for President, nothing more.
# 6 : The most important thing is to make sure that every supporter that can become a delegate, registers to be a delegate and actually shows up at every meeting. If we don't have the numbers we will have very little success at these caucus events.
I will add more to this post later but I have some work that needs to be done right now, I encourage any comments or questions pertaining to rule violations and what to do to counter such violations.