By Matt Artz
Sunday, September 28th, 2008 at 10:32 pm in Uncategorized.
The good councilman also has a youtube video:
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Republican Establishment Sues Elected Ron Paul Supporters Taking Back the Party
Alameda County, California – The Republican establishment is suing seven Ron Paul supporters, including the author of this article, who were newly elected to the Alameda County Republican Central Committee, using the Committee Chairman, Paul Cummings, as their surrogate. If the establishment is successful in this lawsuit, you can expect this tactic, or similar ones, to be repeatedly utilized to crush Ron Paul supporters. We could have agreed not to contest the lawsuit and quietly faded away; instead we remained committed to the Revolution and elected to fight. However, we can not have a successful Revolution if patriots such as ourselves are forced to stand alone on the battlefield. We need your support and, most importantly, financial assistance to win this lawsuit, and help take back the Republican Party from within. (See below how to help out.)
Prior to the June 3rd election, many of us were questioning what role we would play in continuing the Revolution and advancing the cause of liberty in our local area. For many of us, we knew all along that the Revolution was about the “message” and not the “man,” so a number of us decided to take Ron Paul’s advice and took steps to get involved with the local political process by running for the Alameda County Republican Party Central Committee. (Alameda County is across San Francisco Bay from San Francisco) We felt that we could put what we had learned during the Ron Paul Presidential Campaign to good use in promoting our own campaigns for Central Committee. Along with other like minded supporters, we formed a group which we named the Constitutional Republicans in honor of Ron Paul. We used our organizational skills to get a professional looking website up and running, personalized fliers printed and a Meetup Group started. We did canvassing drives, literature drops, sign bombs, flier bombs, email blasts and a whole host of other things to get our slate of Constitutional Republicans recognized and elected.
After the June 3rd election, it was obvious that our hard work had paid off. We ran a total of 18 candidates, and 12 were successful in winning seats on the 30 member Central Committee. Our entire group received 67,829 individual votes from the Republican voters of Alameda County. We were all very grateful to the voters, for supporting us and giving us the chance to do our part in returning the Republican Party to its roots.
After the results of the election had been certified by the Board of Supervisors, the Chairman decided to file a lawsuit contesting the election of seven of the newly elected members. We believe that this was a desperate attempt to deplete our numbers and scare our people from serving on the Central Committee. Needless to say, the Chairman’s plan did not work, as this lawsuit has effectively turned our group from a herd of alley cats into a pride of lions! We are now more organized, dedicated and committed than ever before.
This is not to say that our battle is over… It’s far from it! We still need all the help that we can get. Up to this point we have been coordinating our legal defense among ourselves and doing the best we can. We have a strong case but we need to retain legal counsel to assist us and argue our case in court. It is also very important to stop the Republican establishment from using this tactic against other Ron Paul supporters, or as I like to say, “Constitutional Republicans.” If we fail, you can all be assured that this tactic will be used every time we gain ground in restoring our Constitutional Republic!
I will post the links below to our website, our Legal Defense Fund Chip-In account, our YouTube channel with videos, newspaper articles and the Chairman’s email.
Please make a donation to our Legal Defense Fund Chip-In account! No donation is too small, every dollar counts and is much appreciated. Our trial is set for October 17th, so time is short. This Revolution will continue…
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmond Burke
Our website with details of our organization and our court case:
Legal Defense Fund Chip-In Account:
YouTube Channel & Videos: (subscribe and post a comment)
Part-1- (view, rate and comment)
Another Version with Protest Footage:
Contact Info for Alameda County Republican Party Chairman, Paul Cummings:
Thank You For Your Support,
The Alameda County Constitutional Republicans