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Michigan GOP Disarms 2 Activists at Weekend State Convention (VIDEO)

This weekend the Michigan Republican party held its state convention to elect its district and state leadership. The conservatives and Paul supporters were pushing our candidate for state chair, Todd Courser with just 5 weeks of campaigning and little funding until Dr. Paul kicked in some towards the end.

We gained many committee seats, but fell 32 votes short of getting Todd elected. Which just proves that showing up to these things is do vital.

The good news was that we gave them quite the scare as the current chairman clouded with controversy and having donated to democrats in the past, spend over $300,000 on this race to maintain his seat. While Todd spent a mere $10,000.

Onto the shocking part of the weekend, the MIGOP picked two of the worst people to ask to disarm at their convention. First, Tony DeMott, state coordinator of Michigan Campaign for Liberty, second, Phil Hofmeister, president of Michigan Open Carry.

The video captured by Phil, shows the head of the convention center security blaming the MIGOP and then the spokesman for the MIGOP, Carl Berry, blamed the convention center policy. Both are wrong,

The convention center is a public facility and the issue that the MIGOP only applies to concealed weapons, not open carry.

Here is the video>>
http://qik.com/video/57404719

Here is the statement from MIC4L>>
http://www.campaignforliberty.org/state-blogs/michigan/michi...

A lawsuit is being considered at this time....stay tuned and spread this far and wide.

This action, while the country watches the gun grab by the left, proves that the 2nd amendment is little more than a talking point for the MIGOP. When asked about this issue, the current and re-elected party chairman Bobby Schostak, defended the actions.

for freedom,

David A Dudenhoefer
Deputy state coordinator
Michigan Campaign for Liberty




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statement form the MIGOP chariman

Sorry I haven’t had a chance to reply sooner. Already busy at work preparing for 2014! I won’t go into motives, I think they’re pretty evident but here are the facts regarding the recent dispute about the open-carry issue at the Michigan Republican Party Convention on Saturday. The Lansing Center has a policy that does not allow open carry or CCW on their premises. We entered into a contract with the Lansing Center. On Saturday, when it was brought to our attention, we disagreed with the policy, but our contract requires we adhere to their policies. Cheap political attacks on Carl Berry are ridiculous, he’s a long time Republican, grassroots activists, and he volunteered to serve as Sergeant-at-Arms. The security guard in the video was wrong, it was not our policy. I look forward to continuing to build and strengthen our party, and that requires us to positively engage with one another, but I will not tolerate unnecessary and untruthful political attacks whether they come from the Democratic Party or a member of our party. There’s too much at stake in 2014, let’s stay focused and work together. Thanks for all the support and positive feedback! http://www.facebook.com/bobbyschostak

This is mostly crap. The Lansing Center is publicly operated, and our open carry laws are clear. The MRP failed to put a notice out prior to convention..but instead would rather we put our GUNS in our cars or go home...and what if those cars got broken into and someone got shot with the weapon they insist we take out of the convention?

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

Keep digging deeper, MIGOP Chairman.

"This is mostly crap. The Lansing Center is publicly operated, and our open carry laws are clear. The MRP failed to put a notice out prior to convention..but instead would rather we put our GUNS in our cars or go home...and what if those cars got broken into and someone got shot with the weapon they insist we take out of the convention?"

Agreed. Shills have a beautiful way of exposing themselves. They will all rot.

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Very Crucial

That all delegates show up as well as alternates as I've never seen so many alternates get elevated as I did this last weekend at the MIGOP State Convention. It's a shame we lost the chair vote by a mere 32 votes and I'm unsure as to whether Schostak wants any retribution over this or not. We have a turn out problem lately as people are either sitting back and doing nothing or actively don't care about restoring the republic and or be in positions of influence to repair the damage on the flip side of a potential collapse. Short of being in the hospital or going to a funeral, there are no excuses for not being involved in these crucial county and state conventions.

MIGOP plays games with 2nd Amendment

just like the GOP plays games with the unborn.

Liars and users...50 years old and I have wasted most of my voting life on liars and users.

Meanwhile the security guy is...just doing his job...the MIGOP is lying...and the guys can take it up with the center or in court...after they have been disarmed.

donated to Democrats

interesting, but didn't the Alaska state chair get removed because he wasn't a registered Republican for 2 years when he moved back to Alaska, so it's okay to donate to Democrats but not okay to if you fail to register.

I'm sure there is a provision in the Michigan GOP rules that states that donating to another party is grounds for Removal.

The bright spot was...

The dozens of Paul supporters elected to district and state committee positions and a few vice chair spots at the district level

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

I have to wonder how long it

I have to wonder how long it will be before an attempt is made at disarming the wrong person and they stand their ground with bullets. Not that I think this would be a good thing, but what good is resistance when you let them take stuff from you anyway?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

we need to spread this around

post this around, so that someone in the mainstream may pick up the story.

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"

The old man in this video...

...looks, walks, talks, and acts just like this old man ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3bg2C3ly3w ). Hell, I think it's the same guy!

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That is the real face

of the Grand ol Party. CON MEN!

ha ha ha ha

lol.

If it's a private building, can't they decide who does what in their building or is this a public building?

But still, I guess the republican party are a bunch of hypocrites.

the convention center is a

the convention center is a public facility.