Titled "Unity Message"
The following was sent to me anonymously , and is a message saved as "Unity Message" created by the Chairman of the Hampton County GOP. A Republican Message “The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest”- Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774 At what point will the Republican Party in Virginia come to terms with its true identity and the principles that keep voters on our side. How can individuals move toward the principles of Mark Warner and be Republicans at the same time? Whom can we count on to further the ideas of smaller government and lower taxes? I believe this can only be obtained by the empowerment of the grass roots and their ability to cohesively work with the elected of equal ideology. These grass root members work for free and are committed to the cause based on their ability to manifest change, see progress in the fortification of values they hold dear and knowing they will not be deceived on principle by those elected. When deceived the immediate reaction is apathy and this reaction is counterproductive. Only when the deception is elevated and understood will people rally to remove the representative who has broken their trust. I contend that waiting for a measure which further dilutes the Republican message is cowardly and unacceptable. The Republican Party of Virginia must look to like-minded elected representatives and ourselves, in order to retain our majority. We also must recognize the existing problems and actions needed to rectify them. That brings us to the matter at hand and further evaluation of our situation. Mark Warner is touted as a great leader; at best he is a political opportunist with big money. Campaigning as a fiscal conservative and with a good old boy image, Warner won the governors office. The internal strife of the Republican Party seen only at times in subtle ways allowed his five point win over Mark Earley and the beginning of his predetermined plan to undermine the Republican Party. We must remember Warner was the Democratic State Chair, you do not get their being a moderate middle of the road guy (ask Hillary and Dean). Warner, his true agenda on paper, began operations, some how allowing, a Republican chief, access to a high-level conference call. The fish took the bait and thus we were forced to endure eavesdropping. Old news on the House leader begins anew and we are left without a formidable leader in the House. (Remember that Vance Wilkins organized our rise to power.) Next “ Good Governor”, like the serpent in the tree, sold poisoned goods to Republican Assembly members. Aided by those compelled by special interest and the greed of power, the serpent began his acts of deception. The rhetoric and persuasion of peers allowed Warner his great political victory. A political liar and do nothing, now achieves a “bipartisan” victory, which yields him a presidential contender. So much for campaign promises, remember,” I will not, absolutely not raise your taxes”. Also, he never attended NASCAR or hunted and fished, but lying is the fundamental promise of Warner politics. All this may seem to be old news or maybe not. This victory has confused our principles and thus our supporters. This leads us to where we must go now. Jefferson wrote, “ It is impossible not to deplore our past follies and their present consequences, but let them at least be warnings against follies in the future.” We must now and in the future, strive to regain our message and principles. Those that pledge to be elected Republicans, can no longer fail the real meaning of fiscal responsibility and their loss of respect to grass roots. Grass roots and the elected, whose principles have not failed the party and constituents, should reach to educate the public in the truth of this matter. This truth is unyielding fact and was decisive thought by our founding fathers. We can not lead Virginia in our present condition and if those that have transgressed against the Republican institution render themselves again to Democrat agendas, it is certain we will lose the majority. Please consider the true need for us to allow penance by the few that transgressed as public observation of Republican policy views this internal strife. Democrats revel in their ability to destroy us from within and we must when it becomes apparent rid ourselves of these individuals who fail to concede their failings. Those who continue to burden the people with unneeded taxation shall find themselves unelectable as Republicans. I hope that in this session of the General Assembly, all elected Republican Members will subscribe to true Republican principle which sent us to power in the beginning of our majorities in the House and Senate. “Excessive taxation… will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1798 Submitted to the Republican Party of Virginia - January 22, 2006 Michael D. Wade, Chairman, Hampton Republican Party -Thoughts?