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2016 Idaho Convention: An honest dialog about thumbs

July 17th, 2016
2016 Idaho Convention:  An honest dialog about thumbs

There is a difference, by many orders of magnitude, between talking about doing and actually doing.  This distinction will be addressed in the pending State of the State Party by outgoing State Chairman Whitley.

Too often, political organizations do little more than talk.  “Principles” are constantly voiced, but never truly followed.  For example, former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just endorsed his arch-opponent Hillary Clinton.  So much for all that tough talk.  Ditto the Republicans who also had their own platoon of tough talkers.  They too turned panty waist.

Incidentally, one can never tell when such tough talking hypocrisy may backfire.  Senator Sanders’ endorsement move set off an immediate explosion of contributions channeled into the Green Party presidential campaign of Jill Stein…whose donations rocketed up by 1000%.

Indeed, third party pundits are now saying that in one fell swoop Sanders’ endorsement of Mrs. Clinton made Green Party candidate Jill Stein the single most powerful female politician in the entire nation.  That is heady stuff, to be sure.

Just as sure, the Constitution Party has had its own legion of tough talkers.  If anything, all they have accomplished is an exposure of inherent ineptitude.  Certainly credence cannot be given to such claims of standing upon equitable process from that quarter–despite their oft mimicked egalitarian posturing.  Sounds good, but its reality just doesn’t pencil out.  It’s sort of like the proverbial Chihuahua behind the legs of the German shepherd.  Tough…until it’s not so tough.

CP-Idaho has a herculean task in front of it going into Orofino.  There should be no delusions about that.  We choose not merely to talk about principles and equitable process…and then (when convenience or cowardice calls) to simply ignore both.  We will do our duty and keep our word.  We shall follow state code, state party bylaws, standing rules and procedures and parliamentary process…even if no one else will regarding a legitimate presidential nomination process within Idaho.

We will give voice to our voting registered base, by honoring our obligations in the certification of our state affiliate’s presidential choice.  Therein is our allegiance; all of it.  It’s a tough love, true.  But if we do not do it, who will?  Certainly not Sanders.  Not Cruz.  Not anyone.

No, it therefore falls upon us alone.  We will do what others only talk about doing.  We refuse the concept of super-delegates, and its outcome.  That is exactly what has been used by the national Constitution Party.  We’ll have none of it.

“Where there is no law, but everyman does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty.”–General Henry M. Robert, February 1915; Preface, Robert’s Rules of Order.

 

 

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