Thursday, August 29, 2013 6:49 PM
Subject: OPEN LETTER TO THE PATRIOT MOVEMENT / List of Republicans That Don't Deserve Our Votes
OPEN LETTER TO THE PATRIOT MOVEMENT from Robert Shannon is attached below:
Long term progress of the Patriot movement is in serious jeopardy. It stems from a troubling refusal to see the truth explicitly stated by none other than John Taylor on Tuesday August 13th at the Bull & Bear Club in downtown Richmond. ( John Taylor is president of Tertium Quids, president of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy and is one of the most influential political players in Virginia. http://www.tertiumquids.org/bod.html )
"Adherence to men is often disloyalty to principles. Republicans won't change until one thing clearly happens, they must know we will not vote for them." - John Taylor
The Patriot movement is comprised of two distinct factions that are fracturing. One side continues to cling to the misguided notion that so long as we elect someone with an R next to their name we are winning ? I have cited numerous times in the past the hollow lie that notion contains. Republicans have run Virginia for the last 4 years…….need I say more.The other side ( or faction ) understands very clearly what must be done. John Taylor said the truth, and if we understand and accept that, then a hard line, albeit with short term political losses must be endured in order to further the bigger goal. Here comes the "Bob, this election is too important" or " we gotta win" ( win just what--another 6 billion dollar tax increase ? ) and last but not least my personal favorite "Well Bob, our guy isn't as bad as their guy" Winning isn't the goal. Resolving the problems is the goal---we mustn't lose sight of that.We must reform the republican party, and the soft ball approach many of you advocate, at times for perhaps your own self serving reasons has not worked. Smarten up, toughen up, or step out of the way…please.
List of Republicans That Voted for the Largest Tax Increase in Virginia History –
The people listed below do not stand for the principles of the Republican Creed. They betrayed us and they don't deserve our votes. Every one of these names deserves to lose their seat.http://www.varight.com/news/list-of-republicans-that-voted-for-the-largest-tax-increase-in-virginia-history-throw-them-all-out/
House of Delegates:Danny Marshall (14)Dave Albo (42)John Cosgrove (78)Kirk Cox (66)Mark Dudenhefer (2)Jim Edmunds (60)Tag Greason (32)Chris Head (17)Gordon Helsel (91)Keith Hodges (98)Sal Iaquinto (84)*Riley Ingram (62)Chris Jones (76)Terry Kilgore (1)Barry Knight (81)Jim LeMunyon (67)Manny Loupassi (68)Joe May (33)Randy Minchew (10)Richard Morris (64)John O'Bannon (73)Bobby Orrock (54)Charles Poindexter (9)Bob Purkey (82)Lacey Putney (I, declared R if running for re-election – 19)Tom Rust (86), Ed Scott (30)Beverly Sherwood (29)Chris Stolle (83)Ron Villanueva (21)Michael Watson (93)David Yancey (94)Joseph Yost (12)Speaker Howell (28)State Senate:Harry Blevins (14)Bill Carrico (40)Jeff McWaters (8)Tommy Norment (3)Frank Ruff (15)Walter Stosch (12)Frank Wagner (7)John Watkins (10)
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
Dewitt EdwardsSpeak the truth even if your voice shakes."Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage." (Galatians 5:1 KJV)
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