Open Letter to My Fellow RP Delegates,
My name is Edward Vallejo, and I am currently the Organizer of the Phoenix Ron Paul for President MeetUp Group – the first of it’s kind. It was created in February of 2007, a full month before the good Congressman even declared, by a man named Philly Dave Gallagher, Activist in the Phoenix Area. He created it because those engaged in the Cause of Liberty in Arizona saw what was coming, and knew that the people would need a place to gather and coordinate, for which the Internet and MeetUp were the perfect medium of communication without external control. I began organizing the Group a couple of months later when I arrived because of my skills with coordinating efforts.
I am a United States Army veteran – and Signal Corps Honor Graduate, and my Permanent duty was with the 36th Medical Detachment (HA) out of Ft. Polk, La. as a radio-telephone operator, tasked with the overall coordination of missions, crews, and equipment for which lives depended – thus making me a natural for the position I now hold.
Being a past National Delegate for the Libertarian Party in 2008 and 2010, I am familiar with the process in which I am currently engaged here at the 2012 Republican National Convention - in this beautiful city of Tampa.
I understand there are grievances by many of my fellow Delegates that staunchly support Congressman Paul. I understand your feelings probably more acutely than anyone present. I ask you to hear me out.
Dr. Paul told us that the greatest good can only be done from within – that’s why he had us join the Republican Party – to spread the message of Liberty, and to not just build the Party – but become the Party. Populate it with law-abiding, liberty-loving individuals. Run for office. Do as much good as you can there. Make your Country better.
Keep it non-violent.
And that’s what you did. You worked and fought and worked some more and fundraised, and now you are a good portion of the Republican Party – and you are everywhere. Many of you have gone to great pains to work out relationships with many good people in the GOP. Will you throw out all their hard efforts by airing your grievances at this time? Will it gain you anything positive?
What would Ron Do? Would he be out here amongst you if he were in this situation? I think not.
I bet if I sat down and asked him, he would probably admit that Mr. Romney was nowhere near as dangerous to America as Mr. Obama sitting in the White House for another four years – especially since the ‘official nomination’.
I was the Arizona Voting Delegate at the Continental Congress 2009 in St. Charles, Illinois. For eleven days, duly elected Delegates from 48 of the 50 states deliberated violations of the Constitution, including an Article that dealt with the Current sitting President’s failure to enforce the law regarding immigration. I sat on that Committee and personally helped write that Article.
Being a Concerned Arizonan, I have watched closely my County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, as he has been investigating our sitting President. He has reported back to us that his publicly released documentation of birth AND his Service Registration card are forgeries.
I could go on, but we all see it.
I am greatly distressed at the direction my Beloved Republic has been taken by this man in the Oval Office, and fear greatly for the safety of myself, my family, and my Country. I fear the resort to the Use of Arms by American Citizens, and untold misery, heartache, and unnecessary bloodshed on American soil.
It is for these reasons that I implore my Fellow Patriots to not air your grievances at this time, publicly. Please, go back inside the Convention hall, as one, and show some maturity and solidarity, and continue this road we have come so far on. Let us have our grievances arbitrated either within the Party, or failing to resolute – take it to the courts.
I honestly believe that’s what Ron would do.
Arizona Alternate Delegate