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GOP illegally silencing Tea Parties
The Macon County Conservative Examiner ^ | 12-22-10 | Robert Moon

Posted on 02/22/2010 9:01:06 AM PST by aquapub

The Republican State Central Committee in Illinois is instructing its County Chairmen to illegally stack the deck against Tea Party reformers in the March 3rd elections...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: gop; il2010; parties; silence; tea; teaparty
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1 posted on 02/22/2010 9:01:08 AM PST by aquapub
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To: aquapub

That’s what statists do. Thanks for posting.

Sweep ALL out or let them ALL resign and go back to their families. They only understand power. It’s time to flex OUR muscle. The soap box doesn’t work. They control all of the amplification devices. It’s time for the ballot box. It’s peaceful. It’s powerful.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 9:04:44 AM PST by PGalt
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To: aquapub

Push back hard,Tea Party Patriots!!


3 posted on 02/22/2010 9:05:27 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: aquapub
We don't need a third party. Is that what they're preventing?
We need conservatives to take over the Republican party (because the left is just too far gone. They're all commies now).
4 posted on 02/22/2010 9:07:23 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: aquapub

Well, we knew that the drive to TEApublicanise the GOP wasn’t going to come without some opposition. The time is now to FLOOD every county meeting where the Chairman actually follows these instruction, bring in hundreds to overrule the parliamentary junk by force of numbers.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 9:07:50 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: aquapub

Just posted it on facebooks - Rino Free America project http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=194479048644&ref=nf

Thanks for posting this Aquapub


6 posted on 02/22/2010 9:08:53 AM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..

Ping


7 posted on 02/22/2010 9:08:54 AM PST by greyfoxx39 ("The Economy Is So Bad, Even 'Rosy Scenario' Lost Her Job"-Jim Geraghty)
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To: aquapub

Putting live bodies in each precinct committee chair will keep this assumption of representation by the GOP elite from doing exactly what they are attempting.


8 posted on 02/22/2010 9:08:55 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: aquapub

The GOP is undermining a grassroots conservative movement? What are they afraid of? They should embrace this kind of a movement or, at the very least, not undermine it.


9 posted on 02/22/2010 9:09:07 AM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: aquapub

“The Tea Parties have spent the last year recruiting new Precinct Committeeman candidates to take back the Republican Party for actual grassroots conservatives. But the votes of these newly-elected officials are now going to be nullified as County Chairmen across the state exercise their made-up, non-existent right to vote vacant precincts however they see fit.”

“The law—Illinois Election Code at 10 ILCS 5/7-8(a)—is clear: Each elected ward, township or precinct committeeman shall cast as his vote one vote for each ballot voted in his ward, township, part of a township or precinct in the last preceding primary election of his political party.”


10 posted on 02/22/2010 9:09:42 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: aquapub

Illinois. Uh-huh.


11 posted on 02/22/2010 9:10:59 AM PST by RoadTest (Wealth isn't obscene. Poverty is obscene. - Thomas (man of few but dynamite words) Sowell)
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To: Diogenesis

We need Tea Party lawyers.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 9:13:32 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: aquapub

And yet people still insist on remaining with the OP(formerly the GOP) even though they have been purposely driving Conservatives out of the OP for years! It only illustrates we have one big socialist Republicrat party.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 9:14:10 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: aquapub

‘tea party reformers’

??


14 posted on 02/22/2010 9:14:49 AM PST by Freddd
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To: aquapub
"GOP illegally silencing Tea Parties"

IF....the Tea Parties stick to their original purpose, no one can silence the Tea Party; the Tea Parties are THE PEOPLE, and THE PEOPLE rule...(says so in the Constitution)

The fact that a powerful group is challenging the GOP's claim to "conservatism", is scaring them to death. It's scaring them because of the prominent threat of "RINO-ism" running through the party.

On the other hand, this could be fodder put out from the left to throw out a challenge to trick the Tea Parties into becoming a 'third party', thereby guaranteeing obama a second term.

The best thing for the TEA PARTY to do is, totally ignore all parties and stick to the Constitution and exercising the freedom of speech to protest what the current government is doing to America.

The Tea Party MUST remain grass roots, or we're "Ross Perot" all over again and a cakewalk for obama back to the white house.

It is incumbent upon the GOP to lean more toward the Tea Party beliefs than the other way around. The GOP has lost its way, and they're trying to take the Tea Party with them. Tea Party....HUNKER DOWN and STAND YOUR GROUND!!!!

Trusting a politician is like putting sensitive body parts in a pit bull's mouth.

15 posted on 02/22/2010 9:17:57 AM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: aquapub

Can’t allow those filthy citizens to think they should have control now can we?


16 posted on 02/22/2010 9:18:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: aquapub

If the pubs in this state are going to do that, then NO pubs should get a vote, period...might hurt a little, but the clowns that started this crap would be fired the day after the election


17 posted on 02/22/2010 9:20:07 AM PST by joe fonebone (CPAC.....Commies Playing At Conservatism)
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To: Man50D

Please note this guy is a ThirdParty fringer.

We’ll fight within the conservative Party, withing the 2 Party system...thank you.

Get active locally and take your Central Committees back.


18 posted on 02/22/2010 9:20:42 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: aquapub

I can see “GOP Insiders” forcing Tea Party members to form a third party.


19 posted on 02/22/2010 9:21:22 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: aquapub

For the most part, the “tea party” is just the rank and file GOP.

We already own them. We may just have to make it very clear this season. We need to make sure we flood the precinct meetings.

Another thing; if O is unopposed, they may have some of their people crossing over to do some troublemakiing. Another reason to make sure we show up in numbers, to make sure the troublemakers are outnumbered.


20 posted on 02/22/2010 9:24:19 AM PST by marron
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To: bwc2221

Exactly.

I’m tired of GOP whining about a 3rd party threat when they themselves are the reason the threat exists in the first place.


21 posted on 02/22/2010 9:25:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: RC one
The GOP is undermining a grassroots conservative movement?

If true, the GOP (under the tutelege of Michael Steele) will be sealing it's fate and dividing conservatives and independents who have, for now, unified. To defeat democrats, the GOP would create lemmings? If this is Michael Steele's agenda, he MUST be removed from office and soon!

22 posted on 02/22/2010 9:26:26 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: PGalt

Keep the ammo box within reach.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 9:28:30 AM PST by Concho
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To: aquapub

Now THIS is what the Tea Party is perfect for, flushing the Rinos and taking them out.


24 posted on 02/22/2010 9:28:34 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: aquapub

As we saw in Nevada, most of these “Tea Party” candidates are just stalking horses to split the vote and elect Democrats.

Any idiot can call his group a “Tea Party”.


25 posted on 02/22/2010 9:29:15 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: aquapub
A year ago we saw this coming in Oregon.
Someone wisely pointed out that since the GOP wasn't really using its party in Oregon, they wouldn't mind if we borrowed it.

Its easier to capture the GOP from the inside than to build a 3rd party particularly in Blue states.

26 posted on 02/22/2010 9:31:11 AM PST by Zathras
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To: aquapub

Beware wolves in sheeps’ clothing!

ACORN and friends want to manipulate the Tea Party movement to split the conservative vote.


27 posted on 02/22/2010 9:34:29 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Zathras

Ah reality.

That is the solution flush the Rino out of the party.
If JD Hayworth does it in Arizona, I will be happy that the plan will WORK.


28 posted on 02/22/2010 9:35:28 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: cripplecreek

the elitist part of the GOP have been planning to take over the tea parties since the tea party came on the scene.

The GOP doesn’t have the balls to mention abortion nor do they mention the homosexual agenda and they have this elitist attitude which is out of touch with the majority of folks in this country as does the rat party.

I would like to see the tea party hod both parties to task and not be lined with either party and if the GOP or the rats put another marxist/socialist person in the running then I hope the tea party challenges them.

I’d actually like to see a conservative party anyway that way those who are for abortion and the homosexual agenda can either stay with the the GOP or go to the liberterian party where they should be anyway.

All the homosexuals like GOProud are doing is infiltrating the GOP anyway


29 posted on 02/22/2010 9:36:06 AM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

The Oligarchy get s antsy when the peons and peasants start gettin’ uppity....


30 posted on 02/22/2010 9:38:11 AM PST by mo
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To: aquapub

RINOs circling the wagons


31 posted on 02/22/2010 9:51:34 AM PST by sten
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To: aquapub

The time is ripe for conservatives, constitutionalists and conservative libertarians to co-opt the Republican Party, and push back against the progressives. It would be a shame to see this opportunity devolve into another third party spoiler that will entrench the leftists.


32 posted on 02/22/2010 9:55:33 AM PST by pallis
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To: aquapub; MestaMachine

FYI


33 posted on 02/22/2010 9:56:42 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: bwc2221

ACTUALLY, THERE IS NO MORE GOP. THRE ARE ONLY THE PROGRESSIVES. IF THE RNC WANTS TO SURVIVE, IT HAD BEST TURN BACK TO CONSERVATIVE PRINCILES AND THE CONSITUTION. BUT THEY WILL NOT DO THAT. SINCE THERE IS REALLY ONLY ONE PARTY, THE PROGRESSIVES, THE TEA PARTY WOULD USHER IN AGAIN THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM.


34 posted on 02/22/2010 11:08:43 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D..)
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To: PGalt
The soap box doesn’t work. They control all of the amplification devices. It’s time for the ballot box. It’s peaceful. It’s powerful.
35 posted on 02/22/2010 11:09:53 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Followed by the ammo box.


36 posted on 02/22/2010 11:12:17 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Zathras

WHO APPOINTS THE CHAIR OF THE RNC? HOW DOES THE PARTY SELECT THE PLANKS OF ITS PLATFORM? AND JUST HOW COULD THE TEA PARTY FILL THE SLOTS NECESSARY TO AFFECT REFORM IN THE PARTY?


37 posted on 02/22/2010 11:12:54 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D..)
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To: aquapub

Maybe the Republican Party of Illinois has caught on that the Tea Party is a libertarian/Ron Paul movement. Witness Ron Paul winning the CPAC presidential straw poll. The libertarians know what they are doing via founding and infilitrating the movement, duping true patriots.

However, it is clear in my mind that the following are NOT patriots: democrats, libertarians, Ron Paul followers and Ron Paul embracers.

Patriots believe in abiding by the U.S. Constitution and that means all of the Constitution, including the funding of a strong defense in both wartime and in peace. Ron Paul and his followers have been vocally opposed to this and, on top of it, Paul is a “truther.”

For patriotic Tea Partiers to say, as they have to me, that — even though they do not agree with his opposition to WOT — at least Paul advocates cutting spending, I say so do we all. However, what has Paul done as congressman to achieve cuts in spending? *Crickets*

Compromising with and embracing this libertarian movement that masquerades as Republican is the wrong path. Paul and the Tea Party will never be other than 3rd party, meaning an aid to getting democrats elected.

PATRIOTS need to re-think where they put their allegiance. CONSERVATIVES need to realize there is no such thing as “conservative libertarian.” Bottom line, we cannot call this a conservative movement without full support of our military and a strong defense.


38 posted on 02/22/2010 11:24:49 AM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: aquapub

How can you vote for a precinct if you don’t live in that precinct? That’s the essence of the existence of a county central committee. The chairman’s powers are then derived from that, they can’t possibly control a vote from a unoccupied precinct.


39 posted on 02/22/2010 11:36:47 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: Paperdoll

How many in the RNC are socialist?


40 posted on 02/22/2010 11:38:58 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: Paperdoll

The National Committee people who are elected at their state conventions pick the National chairman.

I think but am not sure that each state gets one National Committeeman and one National Committeewoman.


41 posted on 02/22/2010 11:40:35 AM PST by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 awaits...)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m tired of GOP whining about a 3rd party threat when they themselves are the reason the threat exists in the first place.

Amen, brother. A bunch of frikkin' fear mongering, business as usual statists.

42 posted on 02/22/2010 11:47:35 AM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: greyfoxx39; 2nd Amendment; 9YearLurker; andy58-in-nh; Arizona Carolyn; Armaggedon; ...

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- Food Fight Ping! -
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43 posted on 02/22/2010 12:31:41 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Democracy, the vilest form of government, pits the greed of an angry mob vs. the rights of a man)
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To: jveritas

Care to comment on this story, considering your prior assertion that the GOP primaries would be run fair and square?


44 posted on 02/22/2010 12:34:39 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: sarasota; BillyBoy; chicagolady; Dr. Sivana; Graybeard58; Impy; BlackElk; PhilCollins

Look what the Combine is up to...


45 posted on 02/22/2010 12:38:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: aquapub
Republican State Central Committee

Damn, they even SOUND Socialist! Illinois, home of 0ero. Go figure.

46 posted on 02/22/2010 12:42:36 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: aquapub

Illinois republicans have been corrupt for many years. They suck just a little less than the Illinois democrats. The average Illinois voters and people have given up on changing politics. It may take them longer to change things as any opposition will meet thuggery. My guess, they will need some reinforcement and help from other tea party people.


47 posted on 02/22/2010 12:46:51 PM PST by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Trusting God is a full time job, He is on duty 24/7 .)
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To: aquapub; meadsjn; blueyon; All

State GOP Central Committeeman Ruperto “Bob” Alejandro (District 4)
Posted: March 21, 2009

Alejandro was selected as a member of the State Central Committee in 2006.

Alejandro formerly worked for the town of Cicero under former President Betty-Loren Maltese as a community project director. Maltese was sentenced to eight years in federal prison on corruption charges in connection with a scheme to steal several million dollars from the town’s self-insured health plan.

In 2003, Alejandro ran unsuccessfully for Cicero Town President. Earlier this year, Alejandro made a second unsuccessful attempt at public office when he ran for Cicero Township Supervisor and lost. His slate of candidates was endorsed by the ultra-leftwing Daily Kos’ contributing writer Randall Sherman.

According to the Illinois Board of Elections, Alejandro has made $8,205 in political contributions over the years. All of his contributions were to candidates or organizations associated with the Town of Cicero, namely Betty-Loren Maltese, Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, or the Cicero Political Action Committee.

If you would like to urge Bob Alejandro to do the right thing and resign, here is the email address: ale05@sbcglobal.net.
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More coming...


48 posted on 02/22/2010 1:23:38 PM PST by MestaMachine (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426869/posts SUPPORT RINO FREE AMERICA)
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To: aquapub
Beck is right and bill bennett is a traitor to Conservatism... there is no difference between the leadership of the donks and the repubics.

LLS

49 posted on 02/22/2010 1:32:38 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Very well said and I will add more about the Paulbots who are anything but conservative.

How can you become a precinct chair when you don’t live in the precinct? That is exactly what Ron Paul supporters did in my precinct. Because of some of the work I am doing, I gave up the precinct chair because after six years frankly I found it to be a pain in the neck. Paul people took it over and about a week later I discovered that the guy and his wife who were now the princt chair and vice chair were not registered to vote in my precinct.

Stupid me went to the County Chair expecting something to be done like a new election. Not from the Paul supporter, he appointed a Paul person who did live in the precint.

Welcome to the world of Ron Paul as they systematically work to take over the GOP. We have had our last two state conventions with the Paul people trying to take over and they don’t play fair — they lie and cheat to get what they want. They have been repudiated twice in big numbers and already are working on next year’s precinct chair elections. Next year the rest of us are going to be attending in big numbers.

Paulbots want to become delegates to the National Convention and vote for Paul even if he doesn’t have the legal delegates — what do rules mean to them — zero, zip, nada.

How anyone could say a Libertarian is conservative is beyond me especially when you read these gems from the platform:

1.3 Personal Relationships

Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the rights of individuals by government, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws. Consenting adults should be free to choose their own sexual practices and personal relationships. Government does not have the authority to define, license or restrict personal relationships.

1.4 Abortion

Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

3.1 National Defense

We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. The United States should both abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world and avoid entangling alliances. We oppose any form of compulsory national service.

3.2 Internal Security and Individual Rights

The defense of the country requires that we have adequate intelligence to detect and to counter threats to domestic security. This requirement must not take priority over maintaining the civil liberties of our citizens. The Bill of Rights provides no exceptions for a time of war. Intelligence agencies that legitimately seek to preserve the security of the nation must be subject to oversight and transparency. We oppose the government’s use of secret classifications to keep from the public information that it should have, especially that which shows that the government has violated the law.

3.3 International Affairs

American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world and its defense against attack from abroad. We would end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny and defend themselves and their rights. We condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.

3.4 Free Trade and Migration

We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a threat to security, health or property.


50 posted on 02/22/2010 1:43:19 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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