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Open Letter to my Fellow RP Delegates and Alternates

Open Letter to My Fellow RP Delegates,

My name is Edward Vallejo, and I am currently the Organizer of the Phoenix Ron Paul for President MeetUp Group – the first of it’s kind. It was created in February of 2007, a full month before the good Congressman even declared, by a man named Philly Dave Gallagher, Activist in the Phoenix Area. He created it because those engaged in the Cause of Liberty in Arizona saw what was coming, and knew that the people would need a place to gather and coordinate, for which the Internet and MeetUp were the perfect medium of communication without external control. I began organizing the Group a couple of months later when I arrived because of my skills with coordinating efforts.

I am a United States Army veteran – and Signal Corps Honor Graduate, and my Permanent duty was with the 36th Medical Detachment (HA) out of Ft. Polk, La. as a radio-telephone operator, tasked with the overall coordination of missions, crews, and equipment for which lives depended – thus making me a natural for the position I now hold.

Being a past National Delegate for the Libertarian Party in 2008 and 2010, I am familiar with the process in which I am currently engaged here at the 2012 Republican National Convention - in this beautiful city of Tampa.

I understand there are grievances by many of my fellow Delegates that staunchly support Congressman Paul. I understand your feelings probably more acutely than anyone present. I ask you to hear me out.

Dr. Paul told us that the greatest good can only be done from within – that’s why he had us join the Republican Party – to spread the message of Liberty, and to not just build the Party – but become the Party. Populate it with law-abiding, liberty-loving individuals. Run for office. Do as much good as you can there. Make your Country better.

Keep it non-violent.

And that’s what you did. You worked and fought and worked some more and fundraised, and now you are a good portion of the Republican Party – and you are everywhere. Many of you have gone to great pains to work out relationships with many good people in the GOP. Will you throw out all their hard efforts by airing your grievances at this time? Will it gain you anything positive?

What would Ron Do? Would he be out here amongst you if he were in this situation? I think not.

I bet if I sat down and asked him, he would probably admit that Mr. Romney was nowhere near as dangerous to America as Mr. Obama sitting in the White House for another four years – especially since the ‘official nomination’.

I was the Arizona Voting Delegate at the Continental Congress 2009 in St. Charles, Illinois. For eleven days, duly elected Delegates from 48 of the 50 states deliberated violations of the Constitution, including an Article that dealt with the Current sitting President’s failure to enforce the law regarding immigration. I sat on that Committee and personally helped write that Article.

Being a Concerned Arizonan, I have watched closely my County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, as he has been investigating our sitting President. He has reported back to us that his publicly released documentation of birth AND his Service Registration card are forgeries.

I could go on, but we all see it.

I am greatly distressed at the direction my Beloved Republic has been taken by this man in the Oval Office, and fear greatly for the safety of myself, my family, and my Country. I fear the resort to the Use of Arms by American Citizens, and untold misery, heartache, and unnecessary bloodshed on American soil.

It is for these reasons that I implore my Fellow Patriots to not air your grievances at this time, publicly. Please, go back inside the Convention hall, as one, and show some maturity and solidarity, and continue this road we have come so far on. Let us have our grievances arbitrated either within the Party, or failing to resolute – take it to the courts.

I honestly believe that’s what Ron would do.

Sincerely,
Ed Vallejo
Arizona Alternate Delegate
8/30/2012
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I had intended on being there at the Media Event, but my Delegation's schedule has me arriving too late to participate, so I changed tack and am spreading this via every avenue I have available - hence my posting this here.

Get this to every Delegate and Alternate you have contact with, please.

Ed from Phoenix now in Tampa

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to all those complaining

to all those complaining about what Ed said in this post... while I appreciate your dissent and welcome you for it... how many of you were actually delegates? Who of you actually made that commitment? I could be totally wrong and my foot will probably end up in my mouth, but a good number of people talk a good game without backing it up.

Look, I know we're all

Look, I know we're all pissed, but I really think Ed has a good point.

I don't know, but

I'm glad I have a vote to wipe it out!

Ed, typing like mad...

: )

Rights are like muscles; you must exercise them to keep them fit, or they will atrophy and die.

Thank you Ed, for standing up

Thank you Ed, for standing up for us all. I saw your work with CC2009 and appreciate your work now. You are absolutely right in what you recommend.

Blessings )o(

Wrong, wrong, wrong. When

Wrong, wrong, wrong. When the economy crashes, who do you think will get blamed for this? Conservatives! Ron Paul and especially Rand Paul included. We must sever ties with the corrupt neocon establishment GOP. I love Ron, but he did not run a great campaign. He is not right on everything.

And why are you warning US about violence? Our rights have been constantly violated! I am not calling for violence, but I am so tired of this condescending tone from people who should have been demanding more from the official campaign. The latter abandoned its own supporters at crucial times of need, and now we have to endure this slob Benton lecturing us?????? No sir. I will not submit to your recommendations.

And why do you have faith in the courts? We need to make a big stink, and let the GOP know that we will make them regret their treatment. As the bully Christie said the other night. It is better to be feared than loved. For once I agree with him. When you are opposed by thugs, you must fight for respect.

I learned long ago

"I am not calling for violence, but..."

I learned long ago that when someone uses the word 'but' in a compound sentence, you can disregard everything before the word.

I'm on the ground here and for you to state "...people who should have been demanding more from the official campaign." You aren't here and don't know the diligence and ardence of those pounding away at the RNC officials, and have been since we arrived. It is an affront to them, and myself. Those of us who understand the long-range ramifications of burning all the bridges we have made these past few years will continue to affect THOSE IN POWER rather than alienate them, and allow them to continue with impugnity.

Do as you will, as I am doing what my experience is directing me to do.

Ed

Rights are like muscles; you must exercise them to keep them fit, or they will atrophy and die.

who the hell down voted this?

who the hell down voted this?