[Editor's note: By the time of the War of the Ring, Théoden, King of the Rohan, was becoming weak with age. He was controlled by Wormtongue, his chief advisor, (in the secret employ of Isengaard). Rohan was being overrun by enemies. His adopted son Éomer and soon to be Théoden's heir, is banished by Wormtongue, in service to Isengaard's corrupt ruler, Sauruman. Éomer, along with riders loyal to him, track and destroy the Uruk-hai, who are on their way to Sauuman with captives Merry & Pippin.] (more…)
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Posted in Pro-life Reasoning, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Abb Stone, Bill Westmiller, Brian Landsberger, Clayton Strang, Dave Nalle, Freedom Agenda, Mark Buse, Michelle McIntyre, Republicans for Choice, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 20, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Lies and Fraud, Republican Party Reform, tagged Chris Tibbs, Dani Bolyard, Grant Peterson, Kirby Wilbur, Lisa Thwing, Lori Sotelo, Luanne VanWerven, Nick Sherwood, Tony Stephens on May 19, 2013 | 8 Comments »
Posted in Culture Wars, Homosexuality, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Christopher Busby, Log Cabin Republicans, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC on May 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Excerpts, below are from a News Release from the Chairman of the RLC immediately prior to the RLC National Convention in Austin, Texas.
AUSTIN, TX – The Republican Liberty Caucus joins grassroots Republicans across the state in expressing concern and dismay over the negative example being set by the Harris County Republican Party in their recent rejection of Christopher Busby as an applicant for Precinct Chair. At a time when the party nationwide is working to clean a tarnished image and embrace inclusiveness, for the second largest county party in the nation to reject a qualified applicant solely because he is openly gay sends exactly the wrong message to the constituencies the party needs to reach… (more…)
Posted in Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, Right to Life, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Gary Johnson, Matt Dubin, RLC, RLCWA, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 14, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Pro-life Reasoning, Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, Right to Life, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Republican Liberty Caucus, RLCWA, SAndi Belzer Brendale, Snohomish County Republican Liberty Caucus on May 13, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last December liberty activists from Snohomish County gathered to form the Snohomish County charter of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
Exposing the Republican “Liberty” Caucus, Part II:
Fetuses are Just Like Dandruff
by Kit on May 12, 2013
In 2004, Bill Westmiller became the national chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus. Westmiller’s main claim to fame in the Republican Liberty Caucus is his authoring of the current language of the RLC Statement of Principles. In 2004, Westmiller submitted modified language to the National Convention that would put what they called a ”neutral” position on abortion. At the time, Westmiller stated that “The neutral abortion plank is intended to avoid conflicting statements from state organizations and describe our motives.” Unfortunately for pro-life conservatives, Westmiller left out part of the story—and why not? The other founders of the RLC were die-hard libertarians, and as such were pro-abortion themselves. They already knew about the RLC’s pro-abortion roots because they designed them. The knowledge that Westmiller once compared an unborn baby to a flake of dandruff was no big deal. That’s how they felt too. (more…)
The Problem with National: (CATCH 22 Bylaws)
As I described in Lord of the RLC #6a: A Journey in the Dark (Principles), when Sandra “Sandi” “the Belz” Belzer Brendale, in the summer of 2012, laid the foundation for the Washington State RLC, by little more than the heat, light, and sincerity of her own personality, we listened.
When we looked at the National RLC Statement of Principles and instinctively understood that a grand confrontation between its “classical Libertarians” and the “true conservatives” was inevitable… somewhere on the horizon… we were deeply concerned, but we had faith in Sandi and believed her when she said she had a plan to “fix it,” and we joined.
Sandi Belzer Brendale had begun to call the patriots from the hills to battle to save the nation. (more…)
Posted in Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, tagged Barbara Rittberg, Chuck Muth, Eric Dondero, Eric Rittberg, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC, Roger MacBride, Ron Paul on May 12, 2013 | 3 Comments »
[Ed Note: This is the first of three articles by Kit Lange of Victory Girls. At the time of the RLCWA Convention Kit and Clayton had not yet completed this research. It would be possible to hypothesize that the glaring errors in the RLC's Statement of Principles (that we pointed out here) were an accident or an oversight unless you knew the facts Kit exposes in these articles.]
Exposing The Republican “Liberty” Caucus Part
I: Pro-Abortion, Pro-Illegal, Anti-Liberty History
by Kit Lange and R. Clayton Strang
The Republican Party is broken. This is undeniable fact. It is no longer the effective machine for liberty and freedom that we grew up with. The party of Ronald Reagan, who stood and fought for the right things, seems to no longer exist. Grassroots conservatives, however, refuse to give up. For some time, we have been trying to find something — anything, that can restore the national GOP to a party of integrity and values, and it is a national restoration that is necessary. (more…)
Posted in Republican Liberty Caucus, Republican Party Reform, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged JBS, John Birch Society, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC, Ron Paul, SAndi Belzer Brendale on May 11, 2013 | 9 Comments »
The problem with National (Principles)
It was glaring.
But who would notice? The problem with the RLC, I mean.
When “the Belz” began to barnstorm, in the summer of 2012, on the stump for the Washington Chapter of the RLC, I specifically attended a Ron Paul reunion event at Lil’ Erickson’s to listen to her and ask what “the program” would be. Not what the RLC would stand for, but what it would DO. Sandi Belzer Brendale was articulate about a “two pronged” approach: 1, “education” for which she would tap the John Birch Society and 2, “literature distribution” for which she would tap the John Birch Society. So far, so good. Sandi was – like Lil’ – a member of the John Birch Society. (more…)
Posted in Political principles of American R3VOLUTION, Republican Party Reform, Ron Paul Legacy, Spiritual R3VOLUTION, tagged Dani Bolyard, Doug Parris, Freedom Agenda, George Abrantes, Matt Dubin, Republican Party, RLC, RLCWA on May 9, 2013 | 1 Comment »
[Ed. note: We are aware that Doug Parris spent many hours distilling the text of his speech (below) from his experience, for what he believed was a rare opportunity in the Washington State RLC (as we have already published). Following that conference, the expressions of the outstanding legislators (Five is Company) and his own speech, Doug sensed, in both the theme of Matt Dubin’s presentation and the rising participation of one of the GOP Establishment’s key operatives (Dani Bolyard) that the RLC’s opportunity was in danger. (Those concerns have been echoed recently by many over the news that Lori Sotelo is a member of the RLC.) (more…)
The January 27 Kickoff of the Washington State RLC Charter, in the persons of valiant State Legislators, presented a single vision of political idealism: Constitutionally protected Inalienable Rights. But the Most Significant thing that took place at that Kickoff went, perhaps, unnoticed at the time by many attendees. It was, in fact, a conflict of operational visions between two of its speakers, Matt Dubin, attorney and former Ron Paul figurehead, (who had been recruited for RLC Vice Chair by Sandi Belzer Brendale) and myself. The conflict is rooted in our radically different understandings of the nature of the Republican Party. (more…)
The Republican Liberty Caucus Kicked Off in Middle Washington the same weekend that the Roanoke Conference was washed up on our Left Coast. The two conferences were held on opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum within the Republican Party and incorporated within them every possible immediate future of the Republican Party. (more…)
Posted in Political principles of American R3VOLUTION, Republican Party Reform, tagged Doug Parris, Freedom Agenda, Matt Dubin, Matt Shea, Republican Liberty Caucus, RLC, RLCWA on May 3, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Editor’s note: The following reflections on the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) were penned in the 48 hours following the kickoff event for the Washington chapter of the RLC, held in Yakima January 27. We intended to incorporate this material into the series we were publishing on the contrasting conventions that weekend in Olympia (The Roanoke Conference) and Yakima (where many from the liberty wing of the Republican party gathered, including significant members of the Washington state legislature). We have been working with this material for several months. We were held back from completing that series by Something.
[Ed. note: Readers of the The Reagan Wing know we regularly publish events of note in the Republican Party.]
April 21, 2013 is the first anniversary of one of the most significant events in the history of King County Republican Caucuses. Yes, those of you who follow these events well remember the 37LD basketball court caucus where the curtain of secrecy was finally drawn aside, and the resultant national YouTube and Fox News debut of King County’s own Lori Sotelo! (more…)
“Bush-like” would be an improvement over these two. “W” exhibited a tangible, mind-dead sincerity they both lack. George, I believe, actually thought he was doing “the best thing” as his epistemologically-challenged mindset conceived it. (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Liberty, Republican Party Reform, Ron Paul Legacy, tagged Bob Herbold, Campaign for Libety, Cary Condotta, Dave Reichert, Dave Taylor, Jamie Herrera, Jason Overstreet, Kirby Wilbur, Matt Dubin, Matt Shea, Republican Liberty Caucus, Rob McKenna, Slade Gorton, Susan Hutchison, Tony Benegas on January 22, 2013 | 6 Comments »
Rob McKenna (from an email blast paid for by Friends of Rob McKenna) wants to see you in Ocean Shores…”at the 4th annual … [Midstream] Roanoke Conference … Washington State’s premier gathering of Republicans…”
We are told some who were headed to Ocean Shores to hear such “premier” Republicans as Slade Gorton, have in the wake of Kirby’s coronation last Saturday, cancelled their plans and are headed for Yakima instead, for the first statewide event of the Republican Liberty Caucus to (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatives, Republican Party Reform, Washington State GOP, tagged Doug Simpson, Kirby Wilbur, Lynn Stuter, Predator, Sith Lord, Slade Gorton, Star Wars on January 10, 2013 | 3 Comments »
When Kirby Wilbur ran for Chair of the Washington State Republican Party, there were two possibilities. The Reagan Wing began to consider them each here.
Kirby had the choice to become the reformer the Party desperately needs, as he implied to conservatives when he campaigned for that office, or become the most dangerous counterfeit and predator to hold the chairmanship since Jennifer Dunn, using the power of the chair to advance the cause of Republican Liberalism. We have, in the correspondence below, more of what is now a conclusive case that the question has been answered. (more…)
Posted in King County GOP, Republican Party Reform, tagged Dick Derham, John Dickinson, Kathy Lambert, king county republican party, Lori Sotelo, Matthew Lundh, Michael Young, Reagan Dunn, Ross Marzolf, Scott Shock, Tamra Smilanich on December 16, 2012 | 4 Comments »
King County is larger than 13 States, is the most liberal county in Washington, and regularly imposes, on the rest of the State, thinly disguised Marxist Politicians who go largely unchallenged by the King County Republicans (KCGOP).
The County has 2499 precincts. There are 2499 Republican Precinct Committee Offices established by Washington State Law. Only 1149 of those precincts are represented on the Republican Central Committee by officers elected on November 6, 2012 and certified by King County Elections.
On Saturday, December 8, only 457 of the 1149 showed up for the biannual Organization Meeting that is defined and mandated by State Law (RCW29A.80.030).
No such meeting was held. (more…)
Posted in Counterfeit Conservatism, Political principles of American R3VOLUTION, Republican Party Reform, Republican Principles, tagged bipartisan agreement, patriot groups, Ronald Reagan on November 25, 2012 | 6 Comments »
When the sun shines
They slip into the shade
And sip their lemonade
When the sun shines
When the sun shines
~John Lennon, lyrics from the 1966 single “Rain” on the “B” side of “Paperback Writer” (more…)
Posted in Republican Party Reform, Republican Principles, tagged Bill Clinton, Contract with America, fiscal responsibility, George HW Bush, Newt Gingrich, Ross Perot on October 2, 2012 | 7 Comments »
In 1992, President George HW Bush was hoping for an easy re-election against Governor Bill Clinton. The cold war was over and the United States had just won a quick and decisive war against a brutal middle-east tyrant.
Then out of the blue appeared Ross Perot, an outspoken Texas billionaire who had a clear message: Balance the budget. He recognized the need to reduce the size of our bloated federal government. His ability to finance his own campaign and his numerous television appearances, especially on Larry King’s show, helped him eventually earn 19% of the vote that November. Clearly, this cost the election for the Republican party, allowing Bill Clinton to take the presidency with only 43% of the vote.
The GOP was punished for straying from one of their core principles. President Bush had abandoned one of the major factions of the party. That faction was the fiscal conservatives.
In an earlier post I mentioned that the 2 major parties are each made up of factions. President Reagan defined the Republican party as a “three legged stool“. The three legs being social conservatives, national security conservatives, and fiscal conservatives. When Republican politicians ignore any one of those factions, they lose.
By 1994, the party had learned its lesson. It wanted, moreover needed those Perot voters back. Newt Gingrich and other leaders in Congress formulated the Contract With America. The contract contained 10 major acts:
- The Fiscal Responsibility Act
- The Taking Back Our Streets Act
- The Personal Responsibility Act
- The American Dream Restoration Act
- The National Security Restoration Act
- The “Common Sense” Legal Reform Act
- The Job Creation and Wage Enhancement Act
- The Citizen Legislature Act
- The Family Reinforcement Act
- The Senior Citizens Fairness Act
Each of these acts appealed to at least one of the party’s major factions. The voters were convinced that they were serious about these reforms. The Republicans won…big time. After over 40 years as a minority party, they were finally in charge of Congress.
Once in office, they went to work and actually passed those bills. Many were vetoed by President Clinton, but when it came to spending, Congress dug in its heels. They would not let Clinton grow government beyond its means. By the end of the decade, the federal budget deficit, which had been $203B in 1994, had been slashed to a $236B surplus!!
So, in 1992 an independent candidate appears on the scene carrying the banner of fiscal conservatism, and loses. But did he really lose? In my opinion, he lost the battle, but won the war.
I am proud to have voted for Ross Perot in 1992. At the time, many people called it a wasted vote. History has proven otherwise.
Bruce Morton and his wife (Lake Stevens, Washington) have four children. A conservative activist, Bruce didn’t give up or go away after 2008. He is an electrical engineer and holds degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Florida. He spent two years as a missionary in Guatemala. He blogs occasionally at Bruce Morton
What was at stake (in the following video from yesterdays National Convention proceedings) was the rule to end all rules – giving the National GOP Establishment the right to change rules in the middle of a contest… like the Washington State GOP Establishment has been doing. You know – the way Obama governs.
What you will see in the video is, on the first level, John Boehner serial-cheating in the adoption of National Convention Rules… by refusing to hold a standing vote despite calls for “division,” then ignoring points of order shouted at high volume because the mics had been turned off. (more…)