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Larry Lyon: The Republican Party I Know

May 14th, 2012 by Halli

By Larry Lyon

Corey Taule’s Sunday May 6th editorial against Don Schanz and the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee (BCRCC) was very misleading and inaccurate. The inaccuracies are too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say that believing the Corey’s assessment of the BCRP is like believing an atheist’s assessment of Christianity.

It should be no surprise that the Democrat-controlled Post Register would criticize the current BCRCC at every opportunity. Under the current leadership the BCRCC has actually stood for Constitutional Principles and the local Democrats have never been weaker.

As the BCRCC makes a principled stand for the Founders’ vision of Liberty, the Post Register smears and attacks; trying to bully the BCRCC into sitting down and shutting up. “Go stand in the corner of political correctness and behave, or we’ll smear you again!” the paper says in so many words.

Under the current leadership of the BCRCC not a single Democratic Candidate has been successful unseating a Republican.
In desperation Democrats have stooped to dressing up in sheep’s clothing and running as Republicans!

Building on the foundation laid by former BCRCC Chairman Damond Watkins, Don Schanz has embraced the committees Damond created that actually give the grassroots of the BCRCC a voice.

Under the leadership of Chairman Don Schanz the party rebounded from the shameful loss of a House seat to Democrat Jerry Shively and made a clean sweep of the next set of statewide and county races.

In a move that exemplified the highest degree of statesmanship, Don Schanz, immediately after he was elected as County Party Chairman, invited the winners of the various precinct races to consider nominating their defeated opponents as assistant precinct committeemen.

In so doing he exemplified the words of Abraham Lincoln from his second inaugural address: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, … let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the [BCRCC’s] wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the [campaign] … to do all which may achieve … peace among ourselves…”

The current BCRCC is solidly committed to the Constitution. This is demonstrated in the classes that are held regularly to educate members of the local Republican Party on the Constitution and America’s first principles.

The role of the BCRCC is to defend the principles of freedom represented by the Constitution. When they see those principles under attack, even when the threat comes cloaked in the disguise of a “non-partisan” issue, the BCRCC has a moral obligation to every veteran who bled out his or her life in defense of freedom to get involved. Thank God that is the kind of leadership currently guiding the BCRCC.

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