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Open letter to RPT Convention delegates on censure

I am writing to ask you to vote against censure by the Convention of named Republican, elected, officials.

How often have we complained about the elites who get in power only to ignore us to follow their own agenda? How many of you are at the Convention because you got tired of the establishment working against you?

Well, guess what? If you make it to the State Convention, you’re the elite establishment! Don’t be that kind of elite establishment.

For the first time in years, I couldn’t participate in the 2018 Republican Party of Texas Convention process. I still follow your efforts and have read the resolutions submitted to the Platform Committee. One Senate District has submitted resolutions demanding that the RPT State Convention censure specific legislators.

I appreciate the work you’re doing this not just this week, but over the last few months. Having served as a Delegate to the Republican Party of Texas State Convention and on both the Platform and the Rules Committees, I know you have a week of long walks to simply get to your meeting rooms, heated discussions, long waits, and many re-votes, one after another. The Committees and sessions start early and go late. (Wear comfortable shoes and take snacks!)

Through all of this, please don’t forget that you are in San Antonio as the grass roots embodiment of our Nation’s representative democracy, our Republic. You are not simply individuals expressing your own will and opinion. You are there as representatives of your constituents: the Republican voters from your Counties, Congressional Districts, and Senate Districts.

In the same way that you expect legislators to represent their voters, your voters expect you to represent us.

While it may be appropriate for the local SD Convention to censure their own legislators, especially before the Primary or run-off, many people in our Party disagree. But now, these are elected candidates. I don’t believe that it’s appropriate for the State Convention to censure them in opposition to the local electorate’s wishes.

When the votes on censure of any Republican elected official comes up, please take a look at their constituents’ votes, especially in the last Primary. Did he or she win? Was it by a substantial margin? Was he or she unopposed in the Primary because no one even challenged them?

These men and women deserve your respect, just as President Donald Trump should be given the respect he deserves after being elected President. In the same way that it was wrong for Hillary to deride Republican women as voting the way their husbands told them to, it’s wrong to dismiss these voters as illegitimate.

In addition, as this is an election year, you are writing the campaign ads for the Democrats.

Please do not oppose the voters you represent by voting in favor of public censure of Republicans.

Beverly B. Nuckols, MD

Comal County, SD 25 and CD 21

(Edited because some of the formatting got lost.)

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6 thoughts on “Open letter to RPT Convention delegates on censure

  1. When said official is an obstruction to the advancement of the legislative goals of the majority despite said elected official pledge of upholding these goals, why should not the rest of the body not take action?

    While in respect the fact the sd or Hd elected them, it is not a free pass from the north from which they also represrnt.

    Posted by Matthew R. Cowan, P.G. (TX, 1263) | June 11, 2018, 8:48 AM
    • Who are you to override the electorate? This is the same attitude the Dems have: “We’re so much smarter than the electorate.” There was a Primary.

      Posted by bnuckols | June 11, 2018, 9:55 AM
      • No one is overturning the electorate. The only on who does the electing is the voters of that district. No one is being removed as a result of the convention resolution. The convention resolution is a process to inform the person in question and the elctorate that said person has failed to abide by the party platform.

        Remember that the candidate and that county party gets funds from the rest of the party as a whole. That is who we are to express our discontent/disapproval

        We rise and fall as a party as a whole. Strauss, which assume the candidate we are talking about has behave more like a Democrat and has frustrated advancing the party’s objectives.

        Posted by Matthew R. Cowan, P.G. (TX, 1263) | June 11, 2018, 10:43 AM
        • There’s a mechanism to prevent funds, it doesn’t require censure.
          Straus isn’t a candidate, so, no, he’s not the one I’m writing about.
          The local voters have made their wishes known. The Convention should not interfere in local issues by Statewide censure.

          Posted by bnuckols | June 11, 2018, 11:06 AM
  2. Somehow, this post disappradis for a while. ItsIback?

    Posted by bnuckols | June 13, 2018, 9:52 AM

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