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A response to Letter “A Republic, if you can keep it” written by T. J. Morgan

With reference to the charge the Republican Committee held a “closed-door meeting” with the implication that those attending are “evil”. The doors were open to any and all who wished to attend. There was present a notary public who is a member of the opposite political party. I assure you if there were any indication that we were doing something private or evil, I trust he would have indicated so. To reference Metcalfe Republican party as conspirators in the manner of John Wilkes Booth is to imply we are would-be murderers, and that is slanderous. That kind of charge is dangerous and unnecessary.

I do not know who told you this misinformation. I hope it was gossip that got changed over the course of telling because if it was not, you were told a lie.

I particularly like your admonition “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…..that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the CONSENT of the governed”……The governed give their consent by being present or by voting. They abdicate their consent when they are not present or do not make an effort to participate in the process afforded us by our forefathers. Your civics lesson is directed to the members who attended the meeting. You should direct your lesson to those who are writing and speaking untruths and with whom did not choose to join the Metcalfe Republicans. It is they who need the lesson on CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. They are unhappy because they CHOSE not to participate in the function of the Republican Party. They now do not like the result of their inaction. We are neither closed nor evil, but do exercise our constitutional rights. If we are called names by people who complain after decisions are made by concerned people…so be it. Notably missing from that meeting was Judge Stilts who could have brought information regarding candidates. He chose not to attend. I stress “chose” He was informed.

Our next meeting is September 5, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. It will be held at Mi Pueblo Restaurant. I expect to see lots of concerned citizens show up for the next meeting, ready to join, participate, volunteer and become part of the decision process. We need new board members and poll workers. We welcome you. If you wish to attend to cause mayhem and to shut us up, then the corruption to which you speak is Washingtonian and is on you.

Paulette Yates

Co-Chair Republican Party Committee.


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