Dear JeffCo Repub'n Party Central Committee members:
[Below] are the reasons I urge you to vote YES for Opt-Out.
I wish I had the time to write a postcard, but it took a bit more than a full page. Please skim it for high points. I intend to follow-up with a phone call. Thank you for your time.
Golden, CO 80401-4210
Golden, CO 80401-4210
28 August 2021
To: Members of the
Colorado Republican Party Central Committee
Subject: I Urge you to Opt-Out of the Open Primary Farce
I wish that I could demand that you vote to Opt-Out at the September 18 meeting of the Republican Party Central Committee.
On May 19, 2014, I switched my voter registration back to Republican in the mistaken belief that I could better contribute to preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution of the USA as a member of the Republican Party of Colorado than as an outsider. That is no longer true, and the catastrophic loss of elections and membership since mid-2016 illustrate the decline.
I am fed up with the loss and/or lack of support for solid, articulate Constitutional Conservative, principled leaders and School Boards in this state. Examples include:
• Laura Woods
• Tony Sanchez! -- Freedom for Education -- gone to Arizona
• Justin Everett
• Tim Neville
• Anil Mathai (sued by the Party)
• George Athanosopolis
• Casper Stockham
• Susan Beckman
• Jefferson County School Board !
• Douglas County School Board !
What has been and is being done does not work. There is nothing left to lose by assuring that principled, thoughtful, articulate Constitutional Conservative candidates be brought forward by the Party to represent Constitutional principles and the Party platform. These principles are proven to enable peaceful prosperity, development of institutions, and well-being of citizens and residents – beyond all previous attempts.
I have listened to and thought on the many arguments against Opt-Out. When weighed against our dramatic ongoing collapse, that appears to be do-nothing, status quo, establishment smoke.
I am SICK of candidates who primary out the best we have – using Clinton (among others) money – and are accepted under the premise that anyone with an R after the name is better than one with a D. They campaign one way and vote opposite when the critical chips are down. Democrats have exercised this premise of the “Blueprint” here and across the nation. It has succeeded beyond all expectations and given us Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Susan Rice to rule over the USA.
Do Republicans wish to win by copying that strategy? A strategy which leads to the conclusion that the USA is incapable of Keeping a Constitutional Republic. I hope not.
It is well past time for the Colorado Republican Party to upgrade the way it does our business. VOTE YES ON OPT-OUT.
With sincere regards, Allan
[Hoping to remain Republican]
Sun, 29 Aug 2021
I agree with your sentiments, Allan. Having open primaries, we've allowed big-government democrats / progressives / socialists / communists to take over our Republican primaries. It is time to make them a bit more honest and contribute their bux to a party that embraces their agenda and not hijack Republicans choices for principled conservative candidates.
Our platform was good even though many soft Rs seem to ignore it, instead intending for polite bipartisan solutions to problems. Problems whose solutions are not the role of government in the first place. In the words of Dr. Rand Paul, "I want a government so small, I can barely see it." As it is now, there is almost nothing I see that doesn't have the failed touch and stench of government regulation.
Thank you for reaching out!
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Sun, 29 Aug 2021
I agree whole heartedly! Didn't like it initially. Took away from the importance of assembly and actually meeting and hearing from the candidates!
MORE FROM ALLAN:
My overview (from 300,000 ft as they say) is that the risk of sending those of us who are Conservative, Constitutional responsible citizens over to UAF outweighs the risk of alienating current UAF's. No doubt MANY of the UAF's gave up on being represented by Colorado establishment elite increasingly over time after Reagan's presidency. Heck George Will, and others of his caliber, perceived Reagan as a disaster for the Republican Party!
How much will further loss of Tea party, MAGA/America First, Constitutional citizens cost the "Party"? That question needs careful consideration. I will probably switch back to my pre-2014 UAF registration in Colorado if Opt-Out fails.
No point of our being Republican if the Party doesn't stand for anything but expedient-opportunistic attempts to win elections as not-a-Democrat.
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Thanks to the Kim Monson Show this AM 09/09/21 with John Eastman, there is another crucial issue which the CC must consider. (CLICK HERE to listen.)
1) If a majority (for example 55% or more) vote for Opt-Out, what will the Central Committee do next? Do they drop action on the issue, do they bury the news and outcome, continue discussion-debate, or act to make the final vote the required 75%?
If a significant majority want Opt-Out, will the Central Committee risk accelerated loss of members to UAF status, or DO whatever it takes to fix the problem?
2) This morning, John Eastman further clarified my thought and perspective. Colorado's law requiring 75% vote of the members of a private organization, i.e. the Colorado Republican Party to Opt-Out is unconstitutional. Also, Colorado Law allowing only return to the Caucus method after Opt-Out is also unconstitutional. As I understand John Eastman's positons, there are precedents or at very least strong relationship to established precedents for both of those arguments. The Colorado Republican Central Committee must--AT LEAST--embrace this position and take action to pursue repeal of this anti-freedom law against private organzation internal operation.
If the Repoublican Party of Colorado cannot move forward on at least one of these action items--PREFERABLY BOTH--there is no point remaining a registered Republican. If neither is acted on, there will be many others, like myself, who return to / add to Unaffiliated registration. Hell, If we have no representation in the Party, we are beter off challenging it from outside, where our position will be more respected.