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I moved here from southern California when I was 23 years old. Prior to that time I had no involvement in politics, other than being a big believer in President Reagan. What got me going was, my wife Michele was listing to a guy named Rush Limbaugh on the radio one day not to long after we moved here. In short, Rush really got me interested in politics.

Mark HulstMy first experience in politics was in 1994 when Michele and I were living in Mt Vernon. That was when I had the good fortune of meeting Jason Vorva and Mark Hulst. (more…)


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If you tuned in to “Sting 5” News (early) to get your update on Rand Paul’s Seattle visit, you saw clips of their short interview with me. [Ed. note: before the video was edited … Parris’ remarks remain in the King5 text, as we go to press, but the video clips have been expunged & replaced with other footage.] I told them I went to the event sort-of “undecided.”rand out of car (more…)

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Act II (of RLCWA State  Convention in Four Acts):

 The By-laws and futility

political conventionsA political convention is a powerful device. It can make or break coalitions, act unilaterally, unify diverse people around political ideals, form the foundations of campaigns for public office or ballot measures and it can literally transform ordinary people into political activists. In its declining years the GOP’s pseudo-conventions (by violating all the fundamentals of real conventions) have provided a platform for petty tyrants they have used to the Party’s destruction.

What would happen in Yakima on April 27?


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[Editor’s note: Some comments under the articles referenced below (or eleswhere) have called into question the veracity of the facts in the articles. However, when asked for even one example of an error or lie, the commenters alleging falsehoods have gone silent.  This article first appeared this morning, May 29, at Red State]

It’s been quite a month for Washington State liberty activists, hasn’t it?  We’ve seen the RLCWA faced with an easy decision.  We saw the bulk of that body stand on the wrong side of history, and then we witnessed at the organization began to tear itself apart.  Through it all, a dedicated group of new journalists have been there to document and report on it.  Kit Lange at the Victory Girls Blog (see hereherehere, and here) Doug Parris and Roberta from the Reagan Wing (see the last 20-plus posts on the site) and Michelle McIntyre from Life of the Party (see here) have all been instrumental in spreading the truth about this group.   I’ve even waded into the pool at the Reagan Wing and here on Red State (see herehere, and here).  We tell the truth.  That’s it.  And we’re called “divisive.”ministry of propaganda

It’s worth noting that no one has made the assertion that anything that we’ve said is wrong or factually incorrect; instead, we’re told that we’re dividing the (liberty) movement.

Are we, though?  Are a few people the cause of division?  Or is the movement divided and a few people have the courage to point it out?  I would argue that the latter is true.  The movement for liberty in this State (and in fact, our Nation) is divided.  It is necessarily divided.  There are people committed to real liberty, and those who are not. (more…)

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Editor’s note: This article was written within 48 hours of the first day of business at the 2012 Washington State Republican Convention in Tacoma and uploaded to The Reagan Wing, where it has waited for nearly a year, although regularly revisited by our staff… Like the story of the Republican Liberty Caucus Kickoff in January 2013, Something held us back from publishing …until now. The author, was an eyewitness to the events discussed in Lord of the RLC #9: The Silmarillion Secret. This article is published now as a response to the comments of  Michael & Katja Delavar.


Standing on Principle at the Washington State Convention

Michele St. Pierre (c)2012 (more…)

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[Ed Note: This is part three of Kit’s series on the dark side of the RLC. Emphasis ours.  Part one was cross published at the Reagan Wing here and Part two here.  Kit Lange writes for the conservative blog Victory Girls. Clayton Strang is a Reagan Wing authorand writes for Red State.]

Exposing the Republican “Liberty” Caucus, Part 3: Shady Money and Shadier Leaders

by Kit Lange and R. Clayton Strang

Authors’ Note: This is the third installment in a series exposing the Republican Liberty Caucus for the leftist, pro-abortion, anti-Christianity organization that it is, and throwing open the closet on their corruption, lies, and machinations. Part 1 showed the first few years of history, and Part 2 brought it up to the present day. Part 3 focuses on the new leader of the RLC, and the largest state charter, Washington State, where this author was a paying member of the RLCWA until very recently. (Apparently our resignations were not accepted…read on.)

rlcwa logoThere are two kinds of issues: core, and peripheral—and these are different for every person. Core issues elect candidates, for they are what people camp on. Peripheral issues are the ones that you’re willing to negotiate on; a candidate may disagree with you, but you’ll still vote for him if he meets your core. One voter, for instance, may have considered the war in Iraq their number one priority core issue in the 2008 election—and the reason they voted for Obama, even if they disagreed with his social policies. A social conservative (or as some of them call themselves, liberty-minded conservative) holds one value above everything else: the defense of life. Some hold this as equal and even above the Second Amendment right to self-defense against tyranny, for the killing of an unborn child is the ultimate in tyranny.

We have already seen how the RLC has always been pro-abortion. Its leaders are staunch abortion defenders—even up to the minute a baby takes its first breath outside the womb. To hardcore “libertarians” like Dave Nalle and Bill Westmiller, a woman has the “right” to murder her child even as she gives birth to it, as long as it has not taken a breath yet. In order to attract social conservatives, however, they toned down their shocking belief system and made it “neutral,” claiming that “honest and ethical” differences of opinions could exist.  Current RLCWA leadership, including state chairman Sandra Belzer and Snohomish County Chairman Brian Landsberger, claimed they were pro-life, and offered assurances to prospective members that they could help the RLCWA change their platform to reflect life as the foundation of liberty.  Sadly, several pro-life activists actually believed them. (more…)

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Parris Banished

Snohomish County, Washington

20 May 2013

wraith3_lrgRepublican Liberty Caucus Washington (RLCWA) member Doug Parris has been removed from the Republican Liberty Caucus of Washington (Political Organization) member Facebook page. All of Parris’ posts have also been removed. The action was apparently taken sometime today.

Parris has received no notice of having been removed as a member of the organization. The removal was discovered at approximately 2 pm  when Parris attempted to post information at the site.


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