A Few Ideas For Protection Of LibertySubmitted by War_Is_A_Racket on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 22:24
Harmony and Unity not present at Republican Convention!
In 2008 at the Democratic National Convention the outcome of the Convention was planned by many states delegates to unite behind President Obama before the roll call of the delegates votes were cast. The Democratic Party came together when California passed with its 441 votes of leverage, Illinois passed, New Mexico yielding back to Illinois and then yielding to New York and history was made as Hillary Clinton rallied the convention behind their leader President Obama. The Democrats had their “eyes set firmly on the future, in unity, a goal of victory, faith in party and country” Hillary stated, as the Convention passed an Acclamation to nominate its leader. The rest is History.
Unfortunately Republicans given the recent events at their 2012 Convention have not rested to a spirit of unity but rather have encouraged disrespect, corruption, violation of their own rules and violating people’s hard work and rights. Before the roll call of votes two rules were put to a vote, fixing future delegate outcomes by binding delegates to state caucus and primary results, stripping away hard working delegates such as those of Ron Paul’s that were present at the Convention and changing the amount of states needed to place a name in nomination for president from only 5 to 8 states.
Minutes before the Roll call of the state’s votes the delegations of the states of Nevada, Minnesota, Iowa, Alaska, Oregon, and the Virgin Islands submitted a petition to nominate Congressman Ron Paul. The Convention Committee even replaced 10 of Maine’s delegates on Tuesday with the establishment alternates to represent the state of Maine. The media outlets present jumped all over this as the 10 Maine delegates left the floor wearing clothespins with lobsters on their noses because it started to stink inside one of them stated, of the 10 seven of them were veterans of our military.
Maine’s governor Paul LePage was an at large delegate for Maine and he boycotted the Convention by not attending. Romney must have dreaded something like this happening but it was only a matter of time given everything that Paul supporters worked for up to the convention and to be dismissed in such a way as this.
The Libertarian wing of the GOP is a problem for the republicans, but did they act accordingly to let them in and be heard. Ron Paul would have been given a 15 speech slot if his name was put into nomination, which the establishment did not want so they altered the rules. They even offered him a slot to speak weeks ago, under two conditions that he deliver remarks vetted by the Romney campaign, and that he give a full-fledged endorsement of Mr. Romney. He declined.
Paul earned at least one vote from 26 states, a majority in Minnesota, Nevada, and Iowa. Leading up to the Convention many state delegates were replaced and sued the RNC to be reinstated as they were duly elected as delegates from their states. This was most evident in Massachusetts, Maine, Alaska, Louisiana, Colorado, Washington and Nevada leading up to the convention.
So, what does the establishment party do, they don’t even recognize when a candidate’s name is voted by a delegate as the votes were presented at roll call, only giving the tally for Mr. Romney. It’s as if they did not even cast a vote, ignored by the establishment. During Pennsylvania’s time to cast votes Governor Tom Corbett slipped and cast 67 votes for Romney and 5 for “Paul Paul Ryan”. Romney reached 1144 needed to win the nomination when New Jersey put him over the top.
The Libertarians in the Republican Party are very much a factor in the coming election this November; they have grown much since 2008 as was present at the RNC. Was Sarah Palin right when she warned not to ignore the Paul people, I believe so, and the Republicans have slipped on an opportunity to possibly beat Obama come November. The Democrats are united and the Republicans have created a struggle they could have avoided by simply following their own rules and go through the process of the nomination. But who needs rules when you have a majority of these types of Republicans.
The Libertarian voters in the GOP do not have a set course, but they will possibly decide the outcome in November if Gary Johnson is their guy, the Libertarian nominee for President is on almost every ballot in the nation. Libertarian will be searching for a torch carrier come 2016, they have the momentum in the future to have a louder voice in politics given the trend in Washington’s Capitol Hill and the Republican establishments distaste for them.
The future of the liberty movement was set during the first part of the tribute given to Ron Paul at the GOP Convention on its 3rd night with an opening statement of a video:
It’s the American story, charting your own path, forging new ways forward, not because it’s the easy way, but because it’s the right way, and for those with Dedication, Character, Faith and Conviction
Sometimes that lonely path,
Paves the way forward for MILLIONS !
That is what Liberty is about!
Andrew Napolitano 2016