JBG's Open Letter to Republican National Committee (Responding to Request for Money)


#1

Tony Parker
Treasurer, Republican National Committee
310 First Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003

P16
Republican National Committee
PO Box 96994
Washington, DC 20090-6994

Dear Mr. Parker:

I am writing in response to solicitation dated February 19, 2016, a copy of which I enclose. The solicitation was wrapped in an envelope inquiring “have you given up yet?” The answer is that I never give up on my country. However, I do give up on the Republican Party if it does not enforce its own rules concerning debate, and centuries-old custom regarding civility in campaigning. I am referring to the candidacy of Donald Trump. I make several points in this regard:

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[]That I will under no circumstances donate in this election cycle if Donald Trump is the nominee;
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]That I will under no circumstances donate in this election cycle if the Republican Party cancels the February 21, 2016 debate scheduled for Salt Lake City,
[*]That I will under no circumstances donate in this election cycle if the Republican Party does not enforce the rules on debates, namely, that all declared candidates attend scheduled debates. That rule should be enforced by not allowing the name of any non-attendee to be placed in nomination.
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The rules were established, if I recall correctly, to curb abuses such as Jimmy Carter’s refusal to debate Edward Kennedy in the “Rose Garden Campaign” of 1980. We all saw what happened when Jimmy Carter was lured into debating Reagan that October, but I digress. Mr. Trump is dodging the debate(s) for tactical reasons; he fears going one-on-one with a debate champion with an Ivy League college and law school pedigree.

Donald Trump’s tactics have been a disgrace both to the Republican Party and this country. Personally, I have a nephew with arthrogryposis, the disease that Mr. Trump mocked at a press conference. But taking it away from the personal, we do not run campaigns with name calling, racial slurs, or comments on candidates’ personal appearance. Or size of their male member.

I expect the political parties to be “gatekeepers” in our great republic. This country is not a democracy or mobocracy for very good reasons. When our Founders designed the Constitution, France was already circling the drain for the bloodbath that would become the French Revolution. Thus, the Constitution was written to strip the mass of people from the ability to elect a head of state or a prime minister directly.

The Republican Party, in my view, has a responsibility to say “Donald Trump is not my people.” And, it must enforce its own rules concerning debates. And do so with courage.

Sincerely,

JBG


#2

I would have added that I will never contribute to the RNC–or ANY GOP organization–unless and until those in charge of such organizations cease and desist trying to marginalize true conservatives who only want to see us return to the sort of government that the Founders DESIGNED for us…a REPUBLIC in which State Legislators choose that State’s Senatorial representation. When we have Senators chosen by “popular vote,” we wind up getting Senators who legislate according to how many votes they can “buy” with federal government-provided goodies…not that providing such goodies to the States would be a WHOLE lot different, but at least some State legislatures STILL have some constitutionalists left in them.


#3

The RNC corrupted the Primary process decades ago to prevent another Reagan uprising, now the Base has decided to use this complete disregard for integrity to complete the journey to the Extreme Left that the Establishment has been inching toward.

They are not pleased because they are not ready, they know the Country will revolt if they move to fast; but the GOP base wants this transformation done yesterday!

I will hate watching all the suffering that will come as a result of a Trump Presidency coupled with a McConnell/Ryan Congress and a bunch of Democrats cheering them on, but I will thoroughly enjoy watching the GOP and their Base disintegrate in the malaise they created.

I am going to have “See, I Told You So” painted on the back of my truck.


#4

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I would have added that I will never contribute to the RNC–or ANY GOP organization–unless and until those in charge of such organizations cease and desist trying to marginalize true conservatives who only want to see us return to the sort of government that the Founders DESIGNED for us…a REPUBLIC in which State Legislators choose that State’s Senatorial representation. When we have Senators chosen by “popular vote,” we wind up getting Senators who legislate according to how many votes they can “buy” with federal government-provided goodies…not that providing such goodies to the States would be a WHOLE lot different, but at least some State legislatures STILL have some constitutionalists left in them.
[/quote]There was a reason that the Senate selection process was altered. There was blatant sale of Senate seats, the way Blagojevich did as Governor of Illinois, when he decided to sell the remainder of Obama’s Senate term. Remember, Blagojevich was a Democrat.


#5

No, the reason was the progressives desire to move this country from a limited constitutional republic towards a democracy. The House of Representatives was intended to represent the people, the Senate to represent the States. It was the same forces who today want to abolish the electoral college. Next stop, mob rule. That is the essence of democracy.


#6

True, and we’re inching closer and closer to mob rule on a daily basis…picture what happened in Chicago and what’s going on at that Washington University as prime examples.