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Turned in my resignation

(reigistered today, lurked for months)

After yesterday's events and the awful primaries paired with the timing of receiving a donation letter from the Texas State GOP I decided to turn in my letter of resignation and my cut up membership card to let them know my displeasure with their actions. Maybe I'll reconsider if the content of the majority of the party changes down the road.

"Chairman Munisteri,
It is with regret that I write this letter but I am officially leaving the Republican Party. After yesterday's culmination of events at the National Convention in Tampa and the series of events throughout the primaries that displayed to me behavior that is fairly unattractive I am left with no choice but to leave the party. I apologize in advance because the Republican Party of Texas was not a direct cause or instigator of the events which I will outline in detail but it merely was a silent witness to these corrupt events. For that, I cannot remain.
What reason is the Republican Party labeled “Republican” when it no longer represents that form of governing? The events of the primaries and the totalitarian program ran at the National Convention last night opened my eyes to the true nature of the Republican Party, one of lies, deception, and tyranny. The election process to choose the Republican nominee was as far from Republican as it could be. It favored a pure Democracy of the primary caucus and the heavy handedness from the top of the organization on who can and cannot stay in the race, regardless of public opinion on those candidates. The actions taken by corrupt state parties, acting on orders to suppress and deceive the Ron Paul delegate constituency, were truly reprehensible and the individuals involved should be removed from office for their deeds. They do not exemplify Republican values, American values, or the decency of human values. Yet, at the credentials committee and the permanent rules committee, these types of people were rewarded for their shady efforts and given a pat on the back for doing what they did to sabotage state conventions in favor of Mitt Romney. For that, I cannot remain.
Watching the National Convention live yesterday I could not help but notice the makeup of the RNC's base. I saw it first hand and as an alternate at the Texas State Convention. People over the age of 65 should be involved with politics but should not make up the majority of the party. This is what I saw on the convention floor. The lifeless faces of people well past their age of involvement with current events, restrained to getting news of the outside world through Fox News and chain letters in email. The alternative is accepting youth who do not watch television but instead read books on the history of conservatism, Liberty, and on historical figures both Democrat and Republican who exemplified limited government and moral standards far past the scope of today's Republican leaders. I remember back to the Texas state convention for the selection of national delegates and at large delegates that the youth, people aged 18-28, were neglected, sneered at, and given a pat on the head for their participation. Many of which were Ron Paul supporters who were excited about Liberty, the Constitution, and a truly limited conservative government. All of which coincidentally are things missing from today's Republican party. In our District elections, national delegate candidates that read off of cards or passed out expensive glossy fliers were rewarded with passage to Tampa while people speaking extemporaneously and from the heart on concrete issues like non interventionism, the federal reserve, and free market economies were shunned because these ideas required thought by the audience. I can tell you, Mr. Munisteri, that if the party's demographics do not change, and change soon, the Republican party will be no more. This election cycle saw the involvement of hundreds of thousands of young energetic voters ready to be accepted into the Republican party via Ron Paul's grassroots revolution, only to be turned away in favor of soulless skeletons with makeup and deep pockets to fill the national party's coffers. The RNC might as well have signed it's death warrant with this act. For that, I cannot remain.
I am including my shredded membership card as I can no longer carry it, as the Republican party has chosen a Joseph Stalin form of fascism over the methods of a constitutional republic. The events that transpired this election season were not by accident and were ordered from the top. And what the party wants, they will get. They will have to accept the consequences of their actions though, which will include a mass exodus from their ranks to more Liberty and Constitutionally sound parties.

For Liberty,

ps. Thanks for the pre-paid business reply envelope. "


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Don't quit now!

We have been the most successful libertarian political campaign ever that has wormed our comrades into every state party in the land. How can we quit now?

They are old and we are young. All we have to do is NOT QUIT and we WILL WIN.

The RNC couldn't be any happier with your letter...

That's exactly what they want. They desire all Ron Paulers to become disenfranchised and to leave the party so they'll have less opposition on the next go around. After your actions, the NeoCons can take over again!

You played right into their hands.

My strategy is to make them hurt by not giving Romney my vote. But I'll still keep my membership and County Committeeman position w/in the GOP. I'll just be voting for Gary Johnson instead : P

Tired of being inside the GOP? Try the DNC!!!

Be a "Jefferson Democrat". Nothing changes, just the "R" on your shirt changes over to a "D".

Enjoy the access to their voting data base, peal off liberty loving democrats, and infiltrate the 2-Party duopoly to advance liberty.

AND HAVE FUN while doing it!


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Here's the chairman's reaction to your resignation:

"Ah, good, I knew they wouldn't last...back to business."

: /

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

But this is what they want.

Poster's 8 hour membership status makes me doubt the validity of this post.


Great letter for scaring

Great letter for scaring people working in the party. They need to hear that and realize the impact their policies are having on their voter base.

But as angered as I am at this election process, I will go to my first local GOP meeting after the elections in November.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

Get to those meetings.


As a fellow Texan and liberty

As a fellow Texan and liberty lover, I understand your frustration. The process has been co-opted by party bosses for a very long time. I really wouldn't blame this on age as much as media brain washing. You are correct in your assumption that the Fox news logo is permanently branded into the average republican voter's cerebral cortex and they use the internet for passing around rude emails about democrats, liberals and non-christians. They are like children who have confused patriotism and obedience. That's the way the bosses like it. What they don't want is free thinking folks that question the party line and threaten to upset their apple cart.
I was at the Texas convention in 2008 and 2012 and I can tell you great progress was made. A great Texas Ranger once said: "Nothing can stop a man who is in the right and keeps on a coming". It is now apparent that going into the Party and building effective coalitions will not be enough to effect change (although a lot of progress was made in that regard). We will need to overwhelm them with greater numbers than they can possibly deal with. And even then, we will be met again with dirty tricks, illegal rulings, and blunt force. We must fight them right back with truth and transparency by every legal means at our disposal. We must ensure that that the media covers the corruption we expose.
What will we do going forward? As for me, I will not be resigning my GOP membership, but I will not be supporting their presidential candidate either. If they want to put a sign in my yard fine, it will be "stolen" as soon as they leave. I will work for the down the ballot races for "Liberty" candidates. When I vote in November it will only be for those candidates who will fully support our cause.
The real question for me is will the USA be a constitutional republic in four more years. Right now, it is doubtful, so I will be preparing myself and my family for the looming crisis.

You should have

said you are leaving the party at the end of the letter. Give them a reason to read the whole thing.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

A bad idea, a bad letter, and

A bad idea, a bad letter, and a really, REALLY bad reasoning... Basically just ragging on old people. Nice.

To work within or without GOP is a respected choice imo

I admire those who want to work within the GOP. I also respect those who choose other avenues to promote the return to the Republic. I, as an Independent, have never been wedded to the GOP machine. And, I am happy to have re-registered as Independent following my Republican vote for Ron Paul in the California primary.

Working for Liberty can take many paths.

Best wishes to you. That is a fine letter.

Gwen Kraft

"Personal Liberty & Personal Responsibility" -- Dr. Ron Paul

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." -- Bob Dylan

Being in CA, that makes

Being in CA, that makes sense. But being in TX, you make yourself insignificant by leaving the GOP.

Very bad idea!

I agree with the posters here that question your decision. We are SOOOOO Close to taking back this party and taking back this country! Why are you quitting NOW??!! That's EXACTLY what they want you to do! I guarantee you that Chairman Munisteri is right now reading your letter with glee in his heart.

The solution is to take over the party from the inside. Running as delegates was doomed to fail because the party insiders were going to control every step of the process. What we needed to do, and what we should do now, is to run for CENTRAL COMMITTEE SEATS in our local counties. Then WE can run these elections!

You can run off now and feel all self righteous and cleansed of the filth that is today's GOP, but when you're all done giving yourself a great big pat on the back, turn around and note that the scum are still in charge and you've just sabotaged your own best chance of ever changing that.

I take my marching orders from the Constitution!

Sooooo close? Really? LOL!

Quitting the Republican party does not mean quitting the fight for liberty. This idea that the republic can only be saved by the corrupt Republican party is ridiculous. The founding fathers didn't need the Republican party, and neither do we.

You learned nothing from Ron Paul

Ron Paul always emphasized how we need to take back the GOP. He created this foundation over the past 5 yrs and now you say to abandon it?

Then we'd have to start from scratch. If you can provide some insight, I'll give you a thumbs up.

Ok ... so What's your plan??!!

I spelled out mine in the post below. We got the NEOCONS TO QUIT on OUR Central Committee!! That's right. WE outlasted THEM! Three of them just had enough of us showing up to their meetings and holding them accountable, and they all just up and quit all at once!! That's how we win this.

So I repeat ... What's YOUR plan?

I take my marching orders from the Constitution!

This is purely conjecture on your part

I will take my marching orders from the Constitution, the Republicans have NEVER in history been 'known' for that just ask Lincoln, the man who killed more Americans that ANY foreign leader/country. What you describe could take up to 5 or 6 Presidential elections to accomplish IF it were able to be accomplished, and frankly we don't have that kind of time to save Liberty. This is my conjecture as well.

The plan in our state is ....

... to take over the majority of Central Committee seats in BOTH PARTIES - not just the Republican Party. This would require 300 committed liberty loving citizens. That's it. 300. This is EXTREMELY doable in 2 years. We've already got 10% of the seats.

If you think it would take 5 to 6 elections, then explain Iowa. They've already done it in Iowa. You didn't see Iowa having trouble getting their delegates seated did you? They took over the party and have an RP supporter as head of the entire state. This is not conjecture - it already happened.

On the contrary ... What is YOUR plan??!!

I take my marching orders from the Constitution!

Hey Kidd!

We Are Winning!

Please check out my last couple of posts.
We are definitley on the same track.

Excercise Liberty!

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Now You Are Talking


My plan

is going back to the Libertarian party and will campaign for strong Liberty candidates and ideas. I no longer wish to roll around with pigs. The Republicans were never known for Liberty. All the way back to Lincoln when the first national banks were allowed to run amock.

I won't walk this path with you anymore regardless of your or any others view on things. I think you're undertaking a fools errand to change the GoP and I believe it's a good possibility that what your doing now will be the next focus of attack for the RNC to change rules to suit them on.

Hahaha ... the LIBERTARIAN Party you say!

Yes, the party of Bob Barr. Right, no chance to roll around with pigs there.

All that aside, what is your plan to get the Libertarian Party any press? Or into the debates? THAT is all controlled by the ... you guessed it ... Republican and Democratic Parties! And since you've advocated leaving those parties, you're chances are even less now than ever.

As for our plan, we will not need to worry about the attack coming from the RNC, because our plan is to BECOME the RNC!

I take my marching orders from the Constitution!

I am sure

you have it all under control. I will check in on you come the next election to see how you're doing.

Your Friend In Liberty,

Mr Kotter

You fell right into their hands...they want you to leave

They don't want you to keep fighting from within.


Trying to save the Republican party at this point is like trying to save the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.


We are not trying to save the party.
We are taking over.

We are trying to save the Republic.

Excercise Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad


from the bottom of the sea more like it.

They will change their minds on what they want

after Mitt loses to Obama.

Ummm, the two parties work together

The entire 2012 presidential campaign was scripted years ago.

Both Obama and Romney will do the same things in office. They'll just talk differently...to raise funds from different groups.

Like arms dealers setting up a war and selling to both sides, the ruling class sets up wave after wave of political battles to tick off people enough to make donations, buy political books, etc.

Also, the illusion of voting makes us think we have a say in the running of our nation. That prevents us from getting mad enough to actually threaten the ruling class's power. It keeps us more productive...keeping tax revenues constant and optimized.