When You Stare Into the Face of the Collective
Nietzsche said "
If you stare into the Abyss long enough the Abyss stares back at you.
To me the Abyss is the Collective Statist Mindset.
It is not only that the Progressive Left (and others) feel that they have the right to make our decisions for us,
Because they know what is best for those who have a more limited mental capacity than the elite.
But there seems to be an attitude that the Rules do not apply to them, because they know the Truth and their Hearts are Pure.
Jack Murtha was a classic example of both attitudes and no scene could more aptly illustrate this better than this video.
Now you may say, "Dan what else could you expect from the Progressive Left?"
I would agree with you but I think neither of us would expect that same Spirit to be alive and thriving in a State Convention of the Republican Party of Iowa.
But that is exactly what happened in the 2008 RPI State Convention.
I was THERE. I SAW it. I HEARD it.
I ask you who are reading this to NOT take MY word for this.
Whether you believe the tale I am about to unfold or not,
I URGE you, if you were not there to search out someone who WAS,
Someone in whom you have confidence and ask them to relay to you in their own words what they witnessed.
As for me this is what I saw and heard.
There was some displeasure about the delegates to the National
Convention and it was evident an attempt would be made to change the make up of the delegation,
David Chung appeared before the Convention and explained to the Delegates the appropriate Parliamentary Method by which this could be done.
This process had no sooner started than a frantic motion was made to bring it to a halt.
Now at this point I must stipulate one thing,
Reasonable people could in truth have heard the Yeahs and Nahs differently.
The Yeahs for the most part came from the portion of the floor directly in front of the Chair,
The Nahs came from both of the wings
But there CANNOT be any difference of opinion as to the Chairs responce to Calls for Division,
That under Roberts Rules of Order does NOT have to be recognized by the Chair, can NOT be debated and MUST be acted upon.
That is to say a Count MUST be tallied.
Which the Chair DID NOT DO.
Calls for Division were IGNORED.
Not because they were not heard,
They came from all over the Floor and they came from people who held microphones and thus were on the loud speakers,
Now folks THAT is the way someone like Jack Murtha used to Chair, NOT what I expect to see happen in a Convention of OUR PARTY.
At the time I swore I would do my best to see that this type of shameful behavior was not repeated during the Next State Convetion,'
I was distracted over the time until just recently because the same group that took control over the last State Convetion a few months later took control over my County Central Committee
And proceeded to operate under the same form of Violation of Rules in our State, County Constitutions ByLaws and Rules of Procedure.
So I spent the last year posting records of exactly which portions of the above were being broken,
I have been accused for my actions of being DIVISIVE.
If insisting that Constituions, ByLaws and Rules of Procedure are to be FOLLOWED and ENFORCED is Divisive
I STAND GUILTY AS CHARGED
I was recently called to task by our National Committeeman and the President of the Iowa Christian Alliaince, for my activities
Had this been done in a private communication, I could not ethically use it.
But it was done in a public forum, my Facebook Wall before and audience of some 1040 Facebook friends from all over the world.
I come from a kind of folk, who when called out RESPOND.
Here is our Exchange
Steve Scheffler › Daniel W Kauffman Jr: My my you spend wasted time name calling and causing division in the party. If you and others who apparently spent one iota of your time working for good candidates as you do this off the wall junk--you would be awarded volunteer of the year. By the way did you see where the FEC said there was NO basis whatsoever to the accusations of people who were spreading malicious lies against ICA? So the lies about people going to jail sinks with all those lies being spread. You and others once again struck out because it is obvious to any intelligent person, you can't win the argument based on concrete facts and truth