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The Republican Party must return to its roots

January 31, 2014
Shepherdstown Chronicle

Many people have asked me why I am running for the Republican Executive Committee. To be frank it is because the Party has lost its way.

I am a life long member of the GOP, but looking at the National Party as it now stands, it is a shadow of its former self.

When you have elected representatives voting time and time again against the Constitution and the Rule of Law even to the point of even standing of the floor of the United States Senate fighting against your 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Rights, the Party has failed in its purpose.

For not only is the party supposed to the Party of Life, Liberty and Property, every single elected Republican swore an oath to defend the Constitution.

The Constitution was not written to restrain the behavior of the people, but rather to restrain the actions of their government.

From NSA spying, to indefinite detention under the National Defense Authorization Act, time and again Republican elected officials have failed to stand for your Constitutionally protected natural rights.

The Executive Committee within the Republican Party is not only responsible to set the party platform and manage local operations, they must also hold elected Republicans accountable to their oath of office.

Recently in both South Carolina and Arizona, county executive committees have done just that, by censuring the bad voting practices of members of their own party, whether it be for funding Obamacare, supporting gun control or continued un Constitutional spying on United States Citizens.

Within West Virginia we have elected Republicans who have failed us on all of these issues as well, and it is about time they are held accountable.

Every day hundreds of voters are leaving the GOP as the national RNC leadership and elected officials sell out on principle for political and personal gains.

We can no longer afford that.

The GOP once was the party of individual liberty, sound currency, fiscal responsibility, limited government and a Constitutional foreign policy.

And it can be once again.

Never compromising on principle for political gain, but standing strong and taking the party back to its Constitutional Roots, we can restore the GOP to a party Ronald Reagan would recognize.

A party that embraces liberty on every single issue.

Whether it is the right to keep and bear arms, the right to privacy, the right to an attorney or the right to due process the GOP must lead the way.

For if it does not, the GOP and the DNC are just two different sides of the same coin.

I never thought the day would come when I would run for party office, but due to the lack of leadership and principle I find myself doing that today.

In Liberty,

S. Chris Anders

Shepherdstown

 
 
 

 

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