VCDL does not normally get involved in Federal elections but the process that appears to be ongoing in selecting the Republican nominee to replace the recently deceased Congress woman in the First Congressional District needs to be addressed.
Delegate Dick Black, who was one of our strongest supporters when he was in the Virginia Legislature, has informed us about the shocking shenanigans that are going on in the First Congressional District.
The problems are coming up in the secretive and often difficult process that is being used in selecting the delegates for the convention.
On November 3rd, Del. Black attended one in Caroline County. It was at an unmarked location down a gravel road in the woods. A steel gate marked with “No Trespassing” signs blocked the road. The meeting was scheduled for 9:00 am, but they secretly held it an hour early and you couldn’t enter the meeting without violating the Virginia Code on criminal trespass.
They elected nine delegates for Del. Rob Whitman, who avoided the meeting even though it was in his own district.
Wittman didn’t need to attend, all the other crooks holding the meeting made up for him not being there!
It gets even stranger: when Paul Jost, another candidate, showed up and asked why the meeting was held early, a woman helping to run the meeting apparently yelled at him using profanities and she had to be restrained!
We need to shine light of Democracy on what is going on and we also need our pro-gun members to attend these rapidly scheduled meetings and sign up as delegates in the convention. It appears that the process currently in place would be more appropriate in Soviet Russia.
As citizens we have a choice – get run over or stand up for our rights.
Getting run over is NOT an option as it makes a mockery of this great country. Let’s stand up and make sure our voices are heard!
In some locations they are making it difficult, hoping that citizens won’t go through the trouble to become delegates. They aren’t planning on YOU, though.
A comment left on Renaissance Ruminations blog:
November 9th, 2007 at 10:36 pm
From the RPV’s “Handbook for Mass Meetings, Conventions and Party Canvasses”:
“All mass meetings must be held in a public place. Frequently, mass meetings are held in public school auditoriums, council chambers, courtrooms, town halls, civic centers, libraries, etc. A private home is not allowed. A commercial space may be appropriate if it is also used for other public functions (such as a bank auditorium).” A private airplane hangar on someone’s private property seems highly suspect. But starting before the time stated in the Call is just plain wrong.