The Message We Need to Send to the GOP
JR Dieckmann's letter is worthy of notice. A few million of these sent to the RNC could send a message. It is a long read, but if you are a conservative republican it will make your day. Enjoy and send a letter.
Letter Of Resignation To The RNC; I Quit!
by JR Dieckmann
After wrestling with this decision for two years now, I have resigned from the Republican party. The party no longer represents my values and I see no hope for real change in the foreseeable future.
The following letter is being sent to the Republican National Committee along with the California Republican Party by U.S. Mail. If you feel the same way, you are welcome to use this letter, or portions of it, for your own letter of resignation if you wish. Then contact your state Secretary of State’s office to change your voter registration.
Mike Duncan, Chairman
Republican National Committee
310 First Street
Washington, D. C. 20003
California Republican Party
1201 K. Street #740
Sacramento, CA 95814
They tell us that January 20, 2009 will be an historic occasion in American history. I agree, but not for the reasons they give. It will be the first time in history that a majority of American voters have not only elected a black man to POTUS, but also elected an unqualified, no résumé, unaccomplished, radical left, and likely illegal alien, without ever demanding personal history, educational records, health records, military records, or proof of citizenship from this man. He is an absolute zero on qualifications for POTUS.
We expect this from Democrats, but we also expect that the Republican Party would have made an issue of these shortcomings and the lack of qualifications of Barack Hussein Obama. We expected that the Republican party would have made an effort to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to see that our laws are followed. The Republican party shares the responsibility for this abomination in their negligence and refusal to stand up and fight for our Constitution and conservative values.
You and your Democrat-Lite candidate, John McCain, did neither and allowed this illegitimate candidate to usurp the office of the president. McCain’s campaign was pitiful and failed to bring up even the most basic issues of the Obama candidacy. Issues not only of his citizenship, but his dark associations with radicals (other than Bill Ayres, which was a non starter), his empathy with Islamics, his complete lack of understanding of the Constitution, the free marketplace, American history other than black separatist history, and the principles of freedom and liberty on which our country was founded.
You have not only betrayed all Republicans who have supported you over the years, but betrayed our country and - along with the Supreme Court - have allowed this trashing of our Constitution to continue with unconstitutional spending of taxpayers’ money, and by not demanding a genuine birth certificate from Barack Hussein Obama. I wish the best for Obama, but only if he resigns from this masquerade and chooses another line of work. I can never call him president unless he can prove that he is an American citizen and was born in America.
Not only have you failed to insist that Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution be respected and followed, you offered us, as the only alternative to Obama, John McCain who had virtually no chance of ever winning the support of conservative Republicans. Make no mistake, it was the RNC that forced his candidacy upon us.
You may say “but the voters selected him from the primary candidates.” In fact, he won the nomination only by default. Your obscene voting rules allowing for crossover primary voting by Democrats in many states, early voting in liberal states, and your “big tent” policy of encouraging liberals and moderates into the Republican party who do not share conservative values, simply to grow the party regardless of political ideology, is the reason for McCain’s win in primary voting. He was never the choice of conservative voters or a majority of the party. He was what was left after liberal Republicans refused to support conservative candidates. Your “big tent” is now filled with Democrats.
The Republican party used to be the conservative party and stood for something. Now your lust for increasing party membership and political power has left you with neither. You have abandoned Republican conservatives and conservative principles and have abandoned your voter base in an attempt to grow the party. You see party size and power as being more important than conservative American principles. I find this extremely repulsive and disappointing. When you try to represent everyone, you represent no one and stand for nothing. You have sacrificed quality for quantity and now you don’t even know who you are anymore.
You stand by and do nothing while Democrats lie and commit federal crimes, while throwing your own out in the street for lesser offenses. Why was George Allen forced out? For daring to call a liberal agitator “macaca” (monkey)? Why have Republicans caved to the liberal agenda of political correctness and the global warming fraud? America used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. You have simply allowed this America to be trashed by your liberal counterparts with little or no resistance.
You have no backbone to stand up for what is right and decent. In Congress, you give and give and Democrats take and take, then stab you in the back when they gain majority power. You should have learned years ago that congressional Democrats are not your friends, they are your opponents and must be treated as such, just as they treat you. There can be no compromise between the two opposing forces of liberalism and conservatism; of socialism and capitalism. You have lost sight of what it means to be Republican. You have allowed the socialists to take over the country without a fight.
I hold you equally responsible along with the liberal media for the results of this 2008 election and the carnage that is sure to follow. The Republican party is devoid of credible leadership and conservative principles. Much of the blame belongs to George W. Bush for his lack of conservative fiscal, small government, and domestic policies. His first four years were spectacular, especially on the foreign policy and national defense issues. Then after reelection, he became a Democrat-lite, along with the entire Republican led congress, which seemed to have adopted the Democrat agenda.
You complain that you couldn’t get your message out. What message? You no longer stand for anything since abandoning conservative ideology. You don’t see Democrats abandoning liberal ideology - do you? They keep moving further and further to the left and you feel, for some reason, that you must do the same. Big mistake. That is where you have gone wrong, and that is where you and I must part company.
You have allowed liberals to pull the entire country into a socialist cesspool of immorality, atheism, socialist indoctrination masquerading as education, welfare handouts, infanticide, environmental extremism, government dependence, and lack of personal responsibility. These are the very opposites of the American foundation. We expected the Republican party to defend the American experiment, not hand it over to the communists.
How stupid must you be not to see that you are losing the right in your move to the left? That is why you have lost the past two elections to Democrats. If voters want to vote for Democrats, they will vote for the real thing, not Democrat-lites. Instead of contrasting with the Democrat party, you have tried to blend in with it. The Republican party has become a generic version of the Democrat party but without clear direction or leadership. You refuse to stand up for what’s right and have shown that you would rather switch than fight.
Republican Chairman Mike Duncan has an article at the Center For Republican Renewal entitled “A Path to Republican Renewal” that reads like an Obama speech - “hope and change” but little else. In it he states “I believe the GOP must find a way to relate more to the everyday concerns of families across the country, while at the same time staying true to our core conservative principles and beliefs.” In fact, if you would simply promote conservative American principles, you wouldn’t have to reach out to anyone. They would be reaching out to you. Show some pride in conservatism. That is how it should be, but you just don‘t get it, do you?
In other words, you want to reach out to the left and moderates to grow the party, rather than educate and promote the benefits and rewards of the conservative values that made this country great and strong. You can’t have it both ways. “While staying true to our core conservative principles and beliefs?” Since when? Do you, or the party leadership, even know what those principles are anymore? You abandoned them years ago as soon as you gained control of both Congress and the White House. Other than the mention of “conservative think tanks” this was the only mention of “conservative” in the entire article. I don’t think you even know what the word means anymore.
“Conservative” is not just a word you can throw out there to try to hold onto core Republicans, it is an ideology and a conviction that seems to have escaped you and the Republican “party leaders” - if you can call them that. You should have listened to George Allen, Tom Delay, Newt Gingrich, Fred Thompson, Rick Santorum, Mike Pence, Tom Colburn, Duncan Hunter, and others who have tried to get the conservative message out, instead of allowing them to be thrown under the bus.
It is for all of the reasons stated above that I feel the Republican party no longer represents my views and beliefs in the political arena. I hereby renounce my membership in the Republican Party and request that you remove my name, address, and email address from all mailing lists and voter rolls over which you may have control. I no longer want to see your promotions and solicitations in my mail.
I was ready to take this unfortunate step after the losses in 2006 but decided to give you one more chance to see if you would learn the lesson of 06 and come back to traditional conservative principles. I’m sorry to say that you failed the test and have rendered yourself an irrelevant political party because of it. You have shown that you no longer support me and my values, and therefore I can no longer support you as you continue your quest to attract moderate Democrats into your party.
I have reviewed the platforms of both the American Independent Party and the Libertarian Party, as well as the Constitution Party. I find all of them more in line with my views than the Republican Party of today, but none has convinced me to join due to one or more key issues that I disagree with, mainly that of foreign policy.
I have therefore reregistered with the California Secretary of State as an independent voter without party affiliation and will remain so until such time as a party emerges which represents conservative American values without going radically overboard to the detriment of the country; a party much like what the Republican party used to be 20 years ago.
If you really want to rebuild the Republican party, I would suggest to go to the Heritage Foundation and read what Reagan would do. That would be a good start. The course you have chosen now leads to nowhere and it‘s time to abandon ship.