Let Liberty Be Loud And Not Silent!
By Rod Van Mechelen
The Mainstream Republicans of Washington State are preparing to float a rule that would require party officials and precinct committee officers to refrain from supporting a candidate not endorsed by the party, if the party has endorsed another candidate. This is to prevent a repeat of what happened in 2012 with the backlash against the establishment candidate, Mitt Romney, following the 2012 Republican Primaries.
2013 Olympia, WA - Because I am a Republican Precinct Committee Officer (PCO), this rule would apply to me. It would require a two-thirds vote of the PCOs to remove a PCO, and the activity would have to be egregious to qualify. But in 2012 following the despicable behavior and tactics of the Establishment Republicans and Mitt Romney Machine, I, along with more than 2 million other Liberty Republicans, loudly condemned their behavior and voted against Mitt Romney.
Not only did I join them by voting for the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, but on this website I actively and loudly criticized Romney and the Republican Establishment. And that, it seems to me, could be used to remove a PCO were Establishment Republicans in charge of the local party. Which leads me to conclude that this rule change is a gambit by Establishment Republicans to eventually eliminate members of the Liberty Movement from the Republican Party.
As publisher of The Backlash! I will never abide by such a rule. My site has a reputation for telling the unvarnished truth. I will not allow any political party to dictate the editorial policy for my site, or to turn it into a mouthpiece for progressives of either stripe.
In my utopian dreams I am libertarian. But there need to be fences upon the political plain to corral the passions of our fallible nature. And so I am a small government Republican. But given a choice between a progressive Democrat and a progressive Republican, I will choose the Libertarian. Not as the lesser evil, but as an idealistic protest against the evils of progressivism.
Nonetheless, I understand why progressive Republicans want this rule: They want to avoid a repeat of the 2012 backlash that defeated Mitt Romney, a man who made his millions turning companies into debt zombies.
The last big rule change was at the 2012 GOP National Convention, where the progressives who run the establishment Republican machine changed the plurality rule to prevent Ron Paul from facing off against Mitt Romney, or even from speaking.
The backlash against that and the myriad of well-documented cheats, swindles, tricks, insults, at least one physical assault and many outright lies that culminated at the Convention gave the election to Obama. Publically, the neocon progressives have yet to admit that, but everybody knows it.
The battle continues. This proposed rule is the latest salvo, lobbed by the establishment machine against the champions of liberty and the Constitution. In this, establishment Republicans are aligned with progressive Democrats and against their own interests. Without the Liberty Republicans, there is no future for the GOP.
Abuse of this rule in Thurston County under the current leadership is doubtful. But other counties are no doubt adopting this rule, and I’m sure every state Republican Party will, too, thereby demonstrating that they have abandoned the principles upon which this Republic was founded, and ensuring the Republican loss of many elections to come.
The Liberty Movement is the future of the Republican Party, and it must prevail because if it fails then America will be lost. That is why every establishment Republican should abandon their efforts to silence liberty Republicans and join them. This fight goes beyond who controls the party. It is about rescuing the nation from the ruin and totalitarian destination toward which both major parties are taking us.
Hard though it may be to believe, Liberty Republicans saved the GOP from disaster, last year. Had Romney won, Republicans would have gotten all the blame for the economic collapse that is bearing down upon us because it would have happened on “our watch.”
Andrea Rossi’s one MW cold fusion generators will salvage the global economy, but it will take several years. Until then, the economy of the United States will continue to crumble and may yet collapse. Obama will take much of the blame for that, but both parties made it happen. Anybody who doubts that should read David Stockman’s latest book, The Great Deformation. Nonetheless, by keeping Mitt Romney out of the White House, Liberty Republicans may yet salvage the GOP, and with it, America.
Like the ancient Roman Republic, America has become a hated military empire. Continuing in the footsteps of Rome, we are now in decline and may yet fall, for as a nation we have abandoned the principles upon which this still mighty but no longer good Republic was founded. To restore the Republic, we must, first, never again vote for the “lesser of two evils.” Just because the lesser evil is one of “our guys” is no excuse. Down that path lies a totalitarian end to this land of the formerly free.
I ask all establishment Republicans, therefore, to abandon their futile efforts to stem the tide of the Ron Paul Revolution which, like a tsunami, will soon wash over them, and to return to the principles upon which our Republic was founded, and join us.
Rod Van Mechelen
Rod Van Mechelen is the author of What Everyone Should Know about Feminist Issues: The Male-Positive Perspective (the page now includes several articles by other authors), and the publisher of The Backlash! @ Backlash.com and Cowlitz Country News. He is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and served for 9-1/2 years on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council.