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December 18, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

RNC should not censor delegates

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Why is the Republican National Committee censoring its own delegates at its convention? Every American citizen is protected by the Constitution, which gives us our First Amendment rights. The RNC isn’t a part of the federal government and only serves as a platform and leadership for the Republican Party. But sadly, it restricts the core rights of our nation on its own members. Never would I have thought the rules of a political party would supersede the Constitution; this just shows you what’s wrong with this picture — the rules are different for those in power.

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  1. Letter writer is wrong. Delegates agree in writing to the terms and procedures of the paty's convention rules. If they didn't like them, they should not have agreed to them. Period. End of story. Their candidate lost. Move on.

    CarmineD

  2. I have said here for months that Paul is a force to be reckon with in the party. I have said too that as social and economic times get hard, people become more conservative. Same is true with Paul's following of libertarians.

    But make no mistake, Paul never tops more than 10 percent nationwide. That's it. That's all he gets. He's 77 and not running for another term in Texas. Too old. This was his last and final hurrah.

    Ron's concern now should be for his son Rand, who most will say is a chip off his father's block. But just a chip now. He [Rand] should concern himself with evolving and growing in the GOP party/Senate in the absence of his father. Forget the libertarian views. They are not and never will be mainstream USA.

    CarmineD

  3. "Many Ron Paul supporters will vote OBAMA."

    Mr. Teamster: You said the same about Clint Eastwood [he would vote for Obama] as I recall after this year's Super Bowl. You were wrong.

    CarmineD

  4. Mr. Teamster:

    For months on end when I admonished about the political growing strength of Ron Paul in the GOP, you laughed at him and me. Calling Paul all kinds of names and me too. Now you predict his supporters will vote for Obama. Getting desperate all of a sudden? Or an epiphany?

    CarmineD

  5. Romney won't miss the one or two Paul voters you talked with. Nevada is going GOP on Nov 6 with or without those 1 or 2, just like Wisconsin and the other swing states.

    CarmineD