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Maine Delegation Thrown Out

The RNC has voted NOT to seat the elected Maine delegation, and NOT to follow rule 13 which will allow the remaining five delegates to vote on who to seat in Tampa.

The RNC will choose the delegates from Maine.

The Honorable Paul LePage, Governor of Maine will not be attending the GOP Convention.




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This is a ILLEGAL act. See "Voting Rights Act of 1965"

So in reality the DULY elected delegates of Maine are still the true delegates of Maine.

http://en:wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act

See Section 2. There is a general prohibition on voting discrimination--"prohibiting any voting practice of procedure that has a discriminatory result". See also the 1982 amendment. Also, the RNC did not get a written "clearance" from the Department of Justice to pass this discriminatory rule. So the rule or rules that discriminate and rob Ron Paul of his duly elected delegates is ILLEGAL. Tell them. Get a lawyer to site this law to them when you nominate Ron Paul one hour before. Or get a student lawyer to do it.

Example: If the RNC passed a rule saying they could steal the wallet of every delegate that shows up at the convention, is that legal ? NO !

It's time for the Paul campaign to reassess...

...and shift strategies. They tried playing footsie with the establishment, and the establishment just unsheathed an ax to hack their feet off. Time to stop playing footsie.

The Ron Paul delegates need to demonstrate on the floor their disgust with the lawlessness and thuggery of the criminal conspiracy otherwise known as the GOP.

Said demonstrations should be coordinated with:

1) Rand's surprise de-endorsement of Romney at the conclusion of his RNC speech, and

2) Ron's surprise announcement of a third party bid (perhaps a re-ordered Paul-Johnson ticket in the LP).

Or, they could lick Romney's boots one more time, roll over, and die (politically), along with the country. It's their choice.

"coup d'état" and "putsch" definitions

A coup d'état (English: /ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑː/, French: [ku deta]; plural: coups d'état; translation: strike (against the) state, literally: strike/blow of state)—also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden, illegal deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to depose the extant government and replace it with another body, civil or military. A coup d'état is considered successful when the usurpers establish their dominance. When the coup neither fails completely nor succeeds, a civil war is a likely consequence. -wikipedia

putsch - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

I'm not sure whether coup d'état or putsch better describes the actions of the RNC but they bode poorly for any hopes we have for the Romney administration. If the Romney campaign is willing to dictatorially change the rules within the Republican Party, it suggests how Romney will run the country and regard our Constitution. I don't like President Obama's use of executive orders including his personal war on Libya and usurpation of immigration law from Congress. I am concerned that President Obama will appoint up to four Judge Ginsbergs to the Supreme Court.The Romney/RNC actions must be somehow weighed against Obama's record and proclivities. I will donate no money or time to Obama, Romney, or the RNC; only to liberty candidates.

putsch by putzes

IMHO

blowjob ,

blowjob , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSB7QpldGTQ this sums up the corrupt rnc.

Ron Paul 2016

Like many that have posted here, I'm totally appalled

at the actions of the RNC in their dealings with the Maine delegates. While it was nice that Governor LePage is refusing to go based on these delegates being taken away, it is my opinion that he should do more and seriously speak out against this travesty. He is the Governor of Maine, after all. The Ron Paul Campaign people should be speaking out as well. The press should be speaking out. But, there appears to be a deafening silence amid a world gone tragically wrong.

Perhaps those at the RNC and their respective committees feels that their actions are somehow justified. How is the question that should aptly be posed to them. How are they justified in these actions? Its easy to justify with spurious notions, but it takes effort and integrity to justify with moral accuracy.

betty

He should go and protect

He should go and protect liberty at the floor as Governor.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

I love you Betty!

I love you Betty!

Danny, sir....

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The GOP is a Club

The GOP is a club and is at present not following it's own rules. I hate to resort to recommending lawsuits, but this seems to be the only way to reign in a club that seems incapable of regulating itself. Some Maine delegates have already started this process. I would recommend and hope Oklahoma, Louisiana as well as Arizona and Indiana delegates would follow the same path. This is not just about Paul this is about our U.S. election process.

This doesn't make sense. How

This doesn't make sense. How can it be legal to change someones vote? That's essentially what's happening, the delegates were voted to their positions and the RNC is going to change their positions, so the people that went and voted their delegates in make it so they aren't counted.

Unless I'm getting it wrong, possible.

This is messed up.

If there is a controversy, it should be a re-vote or something.

Obviously though, if they have to sabotage that means we just did a good job. We press on in the GOP, one position at a time.

One thing for sure is Mitt

One thing for sure is Mitt Romney is not going to be president. But they're probably fine with that anyway.

Why are the only sane and

Why are the only sane and knowledgeable people being thrown out of the RNC? Are only idiots allowed to vote?

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Does that mean Maine is not part of the Union Anymore ?

Since The GOP has seized article 4 powers unto itself, the part that guarantees a republican form of government, and Maine is not represented in choosing president, why should Maine remain part of the United States ?

Some group of people should remind Paul LePage, Governor of Maine, of that fact.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

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I think where your wrong is

I think where your wrong is that Maine is going to be part of choosing president...what I understand they removed all Ron Paul people and put in Romney people for delegates.

We got out national electors

We got out national electors in too...I don't know if they were thrown out as well.

hold that thought...

Because...

Lincoln said so! hehhehehe!

In Liberty!

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Can anybody say secession?

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The takeover of the GOP

The takeover is possible in spite of them being able to change the rules. Can't you guys see? Dr.Paul has fought for thirty years and you guys are willing to give up after a couple years? Can't you see how far we have come and envision a future not so far away where WE are the mainstream of the GOP? If we continue to infiltrate the local GOP apparatus and elect liberty minded candidates, there will be a day when we are in the majority.
Believe it or not, even a Tribute video is important. The more people are exposed to the message the greater our numbers will become. We rightly expose Mittens for being a sore loser. Should we not avoid being sore losers ourselves? We can win this thing in time.

Important thing

is not to accept government jobs except elected positions.

Soldiers, officers, policemen, public school teachers, etc should think how they can transition themselves to a private sector over appropriate time. Those faithkeepers fool themselves by wanting to be moral and support big government / live on taxpayers at the same time.

Sure, we need hangmen, prison guards and tax collectors - but those to be accepted out of necessity, not respected or tolerated as moral.

This is the purge of Ron Paul

This is the purge of Ron Paul delegates we were warned of months ago. There is no longer any way to even pretend we have a democratically elected government in this country. They probably have more fair elections in russia than we have here. The RNC might win the battle of tampa but they will lose the war. Romney can not win without us. I will not vote for romney even if hell freezes over.

Disgusting yet again

and I am not surprised as all in politics are dirt bags.

I will be resigning my local gop post in Maine in protest and to not get in the way of the private club as well as going back to the unaligned voter rolls, also because I cant stand to look at these people any more, they make me sick.

I feel really bad for the the peeps we sent to Tampa and I hope they are not down there and not able to go to the bs convention after paying out of pocket.

Individual Liberty, Personal Responsibility, States Rights and the Constitution!

The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution

Yes Stay in the inside... That way we can keep promoting the

liberty cause. We need to have more Liberty minded candidates running for all offices.

Don't jump out too quick.

Don't jump out too quick. It's always better to have people on the inside than on the outside. If the RP Campaign doesn't succeed this time, the best outcome is, as he's said, having Liberty folks filling up the position and changing the party from the inside.

Ron Paul inspired me like so

Ron Paul inspired me like so many to get involved and sacrifice my time for political action. I had hope that we could really do something...maybe we still can but I don't know what. It appears that the republic is in fact no more and the hour is too late. My family and I just finished praying for the delegation when I found this news. It looks like all the Romney supporter's BS tactics at the convention (I was there), all their delays and 'out of order,' abuses of convention rules worked. I hope you're proud you swine! You make me sick! The day will come when you realize what fools you really are in supporting the status quo.

Anyone here in Maine interested in secession? We've got the topography and the arms!

Even 10 year olds

know you're not allowed to change the rules as you go along. That is of course if you have any integrity at all. Get on dees RNC

I'm not voting for Romney

...unless this is changed.

I believe if you lose, but you're treated with respect, and the eventual nominee is decent enough, you stick together and support him.

Romney can't take losing 5 states? Saddam Hussein had that nice 99% vote in Baghdad, too!

How someone acts in victory is a CHARACTER concern. Ron Paul WON the state of Virginia among those telling exit pollsters that "Character" was a big issue. Gee, I WONDER WHY?!