Monday, April 9, 2012

Be Encouraged!

True Patriots are nothing more than an extended Family, Its time for Action

Howdy all!  Sorry I missed sharing with you for Easter.  I had a long day at the Benton County (WA) GOP convention on Saturday, and then had to go Ham shopping at an all night supermarket.  Do you know how hard it is to read those little price tags on a big ham at 1:15 am?  And it's true about those Wal-Martians coming out at night!  At least I was able to find one of those as-seen-on-tv door screens with the velcro and the magnets!  I didn't even have to call in the next 5 minutes or act now before it's too late either!

Any hoo,..

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. ~ Romans 4:10

Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give up the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act.  And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you... From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death. ~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785

Like I said, I attended the Benton County GOP convention.  Was third alternate but still got seated as a delegate!  Cool!!  Until it started.  I thought they were supposed to be exciting, a place to spread your conservative wings and puff out your proud republican chest feathers and Be The Eagle!  WRONG!  These guys couldn't even count.  Let's see, there were 310, no 311 delegates, no,.. right!  310 delegates from my state congressional district.  So you would think they'd be able to count out 310 ballot sheets.  A couple of hands went up asking for ballots after we got ours to start voting state delegates.  OK, pass them back in, so we can check credentials.  . . . OK WHO DIDN'T TURN IN YOUR BALLOT?  We sent out 310, but got back 299!  Oh, and this was after the 'party leadership' was finally able to verify credentials initially.  That took 4 hours.  Our first vote for delegates finally finished tallying up about 3:55 pm, after starting at 8:30 am.  40 out of 42 were selected, so another round for the last 2.  It only got worse after that.  So, while I was steaming, I realized that all the GOP 'leadership' tended to lean toward those who had a certain business like perspective for the candidate of their choice.  Hmm, is it possible that what was being said in the press about the GOP could be true?  So I watched closer.  When time came for nominees from the floor, some folks did not get recognized to nominate.  And when they tried to get attention, there was suddenly a motion from the floor to end the floor nominating.  When that person questioned they were told that a motion is made and seconded, so we must deal with this first.  The motion was voted and passed, therefore the person with the request to nominate was told no, we already shut it down.  That type of occurrence happened a few times. There was a delegate from my precinct who leaned the same way as I do.  And she told me something interesting.  She is of the same faith as one of the business men running.  Those in her faith were leaning heavily towards this former governor.  When she made it known she did not lean that way, she was basically harassed fro NOT leaning as they were supposed to.  That's when I knew the fix was in.  And our candidate's county leadership were in dire need of leadership training.  They basically rolled over and played dead, when they were paying attention instead of shooting the breeze that is.  Well, at least there was a national campaign officer from my guy's camp in house.  I watched him too.  He left after the first vote's tally where zero delegates from our side got elected.  0 for 42 in total.  But that's OK.  I still got his personal email address, so I have a way to tell him a few things one on one, if you know what I mean.

Why do I tell you all this?  Here?  Well one reason is I want to share my experience, that was not as good as others who went to their county convention.  Trust me I DO plan on going as many times as possible in the future.  But to bring in today's message, I gave up my time with my family and friends to prepare for Easter to do what I believe must be done by as many citizens as possible.  It is an honorable thing to stand up for your fellow constituents and citizens.  I did not do anything out of line or dishonorable.  But I witnessed what I find dishonorable (aka political) and I will make sure I do what is honorable for the candidate of my choosing, as well as the citizens who voted me a delegate alternate.  And, I know I will learn from this for future attendance at conventions.  This will help me develop endurance, and improve my chances of having a better convention next time.  At least a more honorable one.

Take care, God bless, He Has Risen!


Tom Kiley, precinct 3101, Benton County WA.

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