STATEMENT from Ron Paul delegates
For Immediate Release
Republicans' Address to the RNC Leadership
August 28, 2012 Tampa Florida -
Republican National Convention
Many Republicans have experienced frequent disregard for rules in the
caucus and convention process. These
experiences demonstrate that we
all must redouble our efforts to uphold the integrity of our party's
The foJlowing grievances must be
1. Duly elected delegates were not
In addition, a number of
state delegations have specific grievances.
2. Rules that diminish the importance of grassroots Republicans were
adopted through a voting process that
prevented participation by the
3. A legitimately filed minority report was ignored and was not
presented to the body for consideration.
4. A legitimate nomination was obstructed.
The openness and integrity of the caucus and convention process is
essential to American Liberty. The United
States of America was
founded as a Representative Republic. Some in the party leadership have
acted in such a
way as to deprive the American people of an essential
part of the representative governance upon which America
Grassroots Republicans are essential to the health and unity of our
Party. We must all move forward to bring our
party together. We are
enthusiastic about removing Barack Obama from office, but we are
concerned that the
actions of some in the Party leadership are
jeopardizing our opportunity to get this done.
The grassroots movement is attempting to restore the Republican Party
to its platform. As national delegates, it is
our duty to represent
our states and restore this essential representative process on behalf
of grassroots Republicans
across the country.
One ofthe principles of the Republican Party is fair and transparent
voting processes. During this convention, that
principle was violated
on a voice vote that was too close to call. We must return to our
principles in order to unite
the Republican Party and win in November.
We invite the RNC leadership to initiate a mediated discussion in the
RNC rules committee to resolve disagreements about the rules changes.
Our Party must also uphold the integrity of the caucus and convention
process, including free, fair, and transparent
voting processes, and
impartial chairing of meetings. As Republicans we all have a duty to
restore the grassroots'
trust in the Republican Party, and strengthen
our faith in each other and in the American spirit, so that together we
will win in November.
|Christopher T. Haley