UPDATE : 5-11 Urgent : Ben Swann And Matt Larson Are Wrong About RULE 38 And Delegates Being Unbound Based On RNC RulesSubmitted by Neverquit on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 14:03
Just please for the love of God listen and read carefully, this is important.
The talk about rule 38 being in conflict of rule 15 IS INCORRECT.
Rule 38 pertains to the Unit Rule which states very clearly :
No delegate or alternate delegate shall be bound by any attempt of any state or Congressional district to impose the unit rule.
To debate this rule you must first understand what the UNIT RULE IS
This is defined very clearly in your state bylaws as well as the meriam websters dictionary. UNIT RULE MEANS : :
A rule under which a delegation to a national political convention casts its entire vote as a unit as determined by a majority vote.
The key word here is ENTIRE :
The states get around this rule by not binding the ENTIRE group of delegates, they always have at least 1 delegate unbound and it is usually 3 unbound delegates. So they are not enforcing a UNIT RULE in any way.
Therefore; rule 38 does not apply to the argument.
If the delegates are going to be succesful at the convention it is important that they are getting the proper information on the rules as they are written.
Now please stop with rule 38 because Ben Swann is incorrect as are most people pushing this agenda.
You need to be looking at abstaining and what your state bylaws state about abstaining.
UPDATED : I was not WRONG and I knew 100% I was not wrong or I would not have made this post, I was attempting to make sure people weren''t going to try to utilize rule 38 as argument in the wrong manner because it would have hurt the delegates. I was also trying not to say what Ben Swann just said at this moment in time.
If you read my comments on this subject even in this post I state I would talk about other things later, well I guess later is now.
So now that everyone knows not to use rule 38 in the wrong manner and they are free to do what they wish at the convention as far as a delegate vote, they also need to look at what penalty could be enforced on them by their state if they break state party rules should Ron Paul not get enough delegates to clinch the nomination.
As I stated in my post the if delegates are to be successful make sure they are getting the proper information on the rules as they are written.