Thank you for your kind words; praise God that this letter touched your heart!
As you know, lady patriot, I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Volusia County, Florida. About a week ago, at our monthy Executive Committee meeting, I introduced the resolution reproduced below...
RESOLUTION CONCERNING DRONE STRIKES ON AMERICAN CITIZENS
WHEREAS, on March 6, 2013, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky took a bold stand when seeking an answer to his question concerning Executive authority and American drone policy; and
WHEREAS, Senator Paul led a nearly 13-hour filibuster on the floor of the United States Senate, striking a chord with Americans across the political spectrum who were impressed with his sincere, honorable, and steadfast position; and
WHEREAS, Senator Paul took a passionate and determined, yet gracious and statesmanlike, stance in support of the United States Constitution and against unchecked Executive power; and
WHEREAS, Senator Paul was supported in this important endeavor by Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Ron DeSantis; and
WHEREAS, God-given rights, limited government, separation of powers, and the rule of law are foundational American, and Republican, principles; and
WHEREAS, the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution declares that "no person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."
WHEREAS, on March 7, 2013, Attorney General Eric Holder capitulated to Senator Rand Paul’s request by conceding that President Obama does not have the authority to order drone strikes against non-combatant American citizens on American soil; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee affirms that the Constitution of the United States forbids the Federal Government from carrying out a drone strike on American soil that targets an American citizen, unless that citizen is engaged in conduct which poses an immediate and deadly threat to the United States; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee applauds Senator Rand Paul for his courageous leadership and commends the support provided by Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Ron DeSantis; and
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee calls on all Volusia County Federal, State, and local Republican officials to "Stand with Rand" by continuing to fight for the principles of God-given rights, limited government, separation of powers, and the rule of law.
Approved and adopted this day April 23, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida.
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee.
E. Tony Ledbetter, Chairman
(Note: Ron DeSantis is my Congressman.) The resolution was received favorably; it is set for a vote at our next meeting (April 23), and I am hopeful that it will be unanimously adopted. Since 75 to 100 Committee members should be in attendance, a unanimous adoption would be a positive (though symbolic) step forward. We will see how it goes...
God bless, dear sister; He is risen, indeed!
A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand