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Samuel Adams

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If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican."
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Hot Issues From Linn County Iowa
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Machiavelli"s First Rule
I have to confess I like to read and I read a lot.
 
The nice thing about this is that I have amassed a trove of information over the years.
 
Little bits of wisdom.  One that came to mind recently can be found in Chapter 3 of the Prince by  Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
 
I will paraphrase.
 
Never do someone a "minor" injury.
 
I thought about that recently when I had something happened that shocked and stunned me.
 
I wrote about this in an earlier Post
 
The Night I Learned I Did Not Exist 
 
But in reality the results were shall we say Liberating.
 
Had this minor injury not been done there are things I would have been constrained from doing.
 
Like writing these posts you have been readiing.
 
About how and when and what portions of the Central Commitee's Constitution, ByLaws and Rules of Order have been broken by someone who does not deserve to be in a position of authority and/or responsibility.
 
There have been reactions.
 
One gentleman posted on his Facebook Page
 
 Have you ever had a trader amongst you? We do!

           http://www.angelfire.com/ky/kentuckydan/HotIssues/

 

 

 

                                                                                                                   

 I 

 

 

 almost rushed out and had cards printed up that said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
Trader Dan!  If we don't have it we will find it for you!!
 
My hit count went up that night and there we zero irate comments. 
 
The Chair sent me an email expressing their reaction
 

I took you to be a man of honor and integrity. As such, I was quite amazed at the amount of misinformation and outright wrong statements you have made in your blog.  I suggest that you verify your information before putting it out there for the world to read.   
 
Some of my friends jumped to the conclusion that they had said I was a man without honor and integrity.  I had to correct them and point out that was not said at all.
 
Theye merely said that had taken me (in the past) as a man of honor and integrity.
 
In any event I will stand by what I have written,
 
Because I have looked at things like this passage from the County Constitution.
 
 
The Executive
Committee is subject to the orders of the Linn County Central Committee, and none of its acts
shall conflict with actions of the Linn County Central Committee
.  
 
 
And just cannot figure out how to interpret it in a manner that allows the Chair to issue orders to or veto the decisions and votes of the Central Committee 
 
These last few weeks have been interesting and for me informative,
 
I wish to thank everyone who came by to see my missives.
 
Those who combined to form the over 425 Unique visits during the month of December AND  600 page views
 
I will see you-- Next Year.
 
I am going to take a few weeks off from politics and controversy to visit family over the holidays.
 
I will return envigorated with the New Year and Perhaps together we can determine how to rid the Committee of the millstones now around it's neck.
 
FYI anyone can claim stats for a website below you will see them as listed on my Sitemeter account. 
 

 

 

 

 

Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:29 AM CST
Updated: Saturday, 20 December 2014 1:15 PM CST
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Friday, 19 December 2014
Forward The LCRCC

We have up to this point mainly discussed the various portions of the County Constitution, ByLaws and Rules of Order that our Chair has trampled upon.

I have  tried to explain why this should matter to folks.

It seems like this pattern is to some extent endemic.

We have periods where the Executives respect the Rights of the Committee.  See themselves as Trusted Servants not Rulers.

Then we have the Inverse. Those who must control every aspect and ignore totally Constitutions, ByLaws and Rules of Order as if they did not exist.

Sometimes it seems that these things become what that they want them to be and not what they are.

I was told recently by one of the Chairs of a Subcommitee that the Chair informed them that they HAD to change their Charter.

That the portion where they report to the Full Committee should be replaced with report to the Secretary and the Chair,

That this was IN The ByLaws!!

People the ByLaws comprise a page and a half.  I have read them numerous times there is nothing in them that remotely resembles that claim.

Check for Yourself HERE 

You might think that if someone needs such total control there might be some benefit they could show us.

Some record of Sucess that in some eyes justify the total violation of all our Rules of Order?

But I am afraid that the record for the LCRCC this year is a lot like that of the Light Brigade.

 

Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward,

"Forward, the LCRCC!

 Yes this year we have had all the sucess of a brigade of light calvary charging emplaced cannon.

In good years we have had vibrant enthusiastic meetings with healthy numbers.

We are down to a half or so.

We have had in the past very sucessful events and fund raisers.

We did nothing for 7 months and then the last 5 months of the year?

We had an event every other month two of them at the peak of an election cycle.

Not sure that was effective scheduling.

I did not attend the First one.

I was offered over time in an air conditioned factory versus an outdoor event in August.

Nope. I stayed inside

The Second was the Chili Cook Off that USED to be in the Spring and in the past was a roarinig sucess,.

Attendance of a hundred almost two.

But we moved it to the Fall,

We also moved it to the Victory Office so along with a Disasterous Event we could interfere with their work while at the same time packing everyone in like sardines.

I think the 5 tickets I bought was 1/6th of their gross.

Then there was the Christmas Event where we rattled around in a room we have in the past packed,

Great speakers and guests they were about 1/6th of the attendance.

Folks we really need to find someone who knows what they are doing and is also willing to let the Commitee do the Job it has done so well in that past.

If this keeps up we will be back to where we were a few years back

Dead broke and almost empty rooms 

 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 6:55 AM CST
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Monday, 15 December 2014
The Republic Retrograde

I don't know if it is age, having recently had a quintuple bypass or just the times but when I read something like:

 

Just messing around here a bit....probably more than I should but the same remains..........a lot can get done without all the "I call a motion crap" seen in monthly meetings. Most people are honorable and well meaning..........however it's obvious a few (the minority) are attempting to destroy the good intentions of others. Imposters. Fakers. Plants. They are liberals not conservatives. Rats are in the house.

 I get really tired.

Oh yes indeed the Parliamentary Checks and Balances deveiopled over hundreds of years to protect and defend the Rights of Minorities and Individuals are

                       Crap

At least in the mind of this piercing intellect.

Who it seems would prefer to discard those bulwarks of Liberty and in a few words, "Depend on the Kindness of Strangers."

It seems like these days people throw terms around without understanding the meaning. They have been turned into synonyms for Bad Dog and Good Boy (Liberal, Conservative)

I mean how could anyone espouse those thoughts and call themselves Conservative if they understood what the term Conservative entailed?

Then there are those who chime in

 you nailed it...this is why I got out of politics or committees.   

Yes we have fallen from, "To these Ends we Pledge our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor"

To:  There's too much Controversy, People Raised their Voices. My sniffle sensitive nerves are shatttered I will have to stay home.

Yeah that is what I call a Revolutionary Spirit a True Level of Committment equal to that of the Founding Fathers.

They do not even know or value what they have and if they wake up one morning and it is gone?

They will blame someone else.

Why taking a Stand is so So Untidy!

Some may say I exagerate.

These things could never happen here.

We are too Civilized!

Those who study History are doomed to watch those who do not repeat it.

At the turn of the 19th/20th Century the best place in Europe to be a Jew was-- Germany and Austria.

One single generation separated that time from Dachau.

To paraphrase Ben Franklin, those who will not take a Stand for their Rights and the Rule of Law

Will recieve and deserve neither,

And those people I quoted above??

If they should wake one day and find that what they took for granted has been taken from them?

They will blame others and if asked Where were You when the Republic was buried.

Will return a Blank Stare because they will not understand what you are saying 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:52 AM CST
Updated: Monday, 15 December 2014 8:59 AM CST
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Sunday, 14 December 2014
You Have To Stand For Something

The words of the Song go,

You've got to Stand for Something or You'll Fall for Anything.

I started going to Linn County Central Committee meeting in the early Fall of 2004.

A friend of a friend was giving a 9/11 speech and I went to give support.

At the End of the Meeting there was a Call for anyone who wished to join,

I thought, Why not and am still here.

During that decade I have seen the Committee ebb and flow,

I have seen times when it seemed like events conspired to beat it into the ground.

I have seen it rise like a phoenix and flourish.

In my opinion there have been two different philosophies.

One group of leaders seemed to say, We are trusted servants the decison power is in the hands of the Committee, we are here to assist and advise them.

Not oddly enough the County Constitution and By-Laws seems to agree with that

 "The Executive

Committee is subject to the orders of the Linn County Central Committee, and none of its acts

shall conflict with actions of the Linn County Central Committee."

 The Chair shall be the Executive Officer and conduct all meetings of the Central

Committee and assist in the formulation of policies for the conduct of the affairs of the

Republican Party and such other matters as may be assigned.

Then we have had Executive Boards who believed that it was they who had the power of decision not the Body.

During the time of those Executive Boards there was rancour and acrimony and dropping attendence due to controversy.

I am partly responsible for those periods.

Because? When I see Constitutions, By-Laws and Rules of Order Violated?

I Speak Out.

I consider that my Duty as a Person of Principle.

i BELIEVE in the Rule of Law.

I feel that is what makes us a Civilized Society rather than an Anarchy or a Shackled Assembly ruled by Executive Fiat.

If the results of my deciding to Stand and be Counted prompt others to leave I am sorry,

The Level of My personal commitment is to Stay and Speak Out,

The Truth is there have always been those who wanted everyone to just get along and not rock the boat

Patrick Henry pointed this out when he said.

Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace ­ but there is no peace 

Unless of course by Peace you mean abject capitulation to what is unjust and wrong.

There have always been those who exhorted society to take that path.

Samuel Adams spoke of them

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”  

To those who think that Constitutions, By-Laws and Rules of Order are expendable?

I am going to be here speaking out.

To those who find Controversy too discordant and have to leave?

Those of us who have rebuilt this Committee from the ashes before will be here to welcome you, should you return. 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:48 AM CST
Updated: Sunday, 14 December 2014 9:50 AM CST
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Saturday, 13 December 2014
Why Should This All Matter?

A friend who follows this blog relayed that question from another reader to me.

Actually what they said was that I should include in my missives why what I portray should matter to the readers. 

At the Dawn of our Republic our Founding Fathers saw two dangers,  the Tyranny of the Autocrat and the Tyranny of an Unchecked Majority.

That is why they established a Constitutional Based Representative Republic with Checks and Balances.


The deliberations of the Constitutional Conventionof 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”(Benjamin Franklin) 

The qualifier "If you can keep it" is important because the Nation was also cautioned:

 Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it." --Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777  

Now it is apparent that as individuals we cannot by ourselves affect change on the National or even State stage but we CAN endeavour to keep our backyards clean.

 There is a possibility that I take these matters personally. I have Cherokee Ancestory.

For those who do not know anything about the History of that tribe, when the Army was moving my ancestors from their Homeland in the Blue Ridge Mountains to Oklahoma the Supreme Court ruled that action to be Unconsitutional, whereupon Andrew Jackson  said

 "John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it."

So in the words of a former Co-Chair maybe I AM a tad touchy about Constitutions, ByLaws and Rules of Order.

I stand guilty as charged.

To my mind WE call ourselves the Party which upholds the Rule of Law and want the Government to be bound on Constitutional Principles.

If we do not stand up when our LOCAL Constitution, ByLaws and Rules of Order are Violated what are our words but Hot Air?

Remember: Constitutions, ByLaws and Rules of Order are meant to protect the minority or the individual from the Tyranny of the Autocrat and the Tyranny of the Majority.

You may not think these things matter, but in the words of Pericles

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
 

If you stand aside when they come for somone else, or after some principle, like whether or not a County Constitution is  violated, and enough follow your example

Then the Day will come when, if they do not come for YOU they will come for your Children or Theirs.

These thoughts to ME are not Why All of this SHOULD Matter

But rather Why it DOES Matter 

 

 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 4:44 PM CST
Updated: Saturday, 13 December 2014 7:22 PM CST
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Friday, 12 December 2014
Sound and Fury

Sound and Fury were in attendence at the recent Organizational Sub-Committee meeting.

One of the main issues of contention was the placement on the Agenda of the Webmaster as a Committee.

The Webmaster is not has not been a sole Committee the position has been and is a part of the Communications Sub-Committee.

Despite the Central Committee Chair's vehement assertion, those are the facts.

Even if one were to stipulate (which I do not) that such a condition existed in the past, the minute that the Full Central Committee adopted a Charter for the Communications Sub-Committee which put the Webpage under it's authority. any prior condition became obsolete and void, despite any desires of a member of the Executive Board

Because

Our County Consitution states:

The Executive

Committee is subject to the orders of the Linn County Central Committee, and none of its acts

shall conflict with actions of the Linn County Central Committee. 

I have had discussions with others who have to me a strange interpretaton of the above.  For Me if A is under the Orders of B then A CANNOT give Orders to B.

If anyone can explain how one can be under the Orders of another and at the same time Give Orders to them enlighten  me.

In addition to the above our ByLaws state:

A. Duties

1. The Chair shall be the Executive Officer and conduct all meetings of the Central

Committee and assist in the formulation of policies for the conduct of the affairs of the

Republican Party and such other matters as may be assigned.

2. The Vice-Chair shall conduct all meetings in the absence of the Chair and assist in

formulating policies matters as may be assigned 

There are two points of importance here the terms

 and assist and as may be assigned.

I submit that assist does not mean decide for and tell what to do and that assigned indicates someone instructs THEM as to what they should be concentrating on.

In a later post I will try to present a more comprehensive and detailed exhibition of the responsibilites of the Executive Board as regards the Full Body of the Central Committee.

But for now I think the above is enough food for thought 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:39 AM CST
Updated: Friday, 12 December 2014 4:47 PM CST
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Thursday, 11 December 2014
Let's Adopt An Agenda And Then Adjourn

Let's Adopt An Agenda And Then Adjourn.

That seems to be the pattern of events at the December Organizational Meeting.

Maybe it makes sense to some of them, who voted to do it. But most folks might be puzzled by that turn of events.

I was there as an observer, I cannot usually attend meetings during the week since I work nights, but have been able to be at a few since my medical leave for open heart surgery.

So I sat and watched the Circus and commented a couple of times when it was appropriate or the Sub-Committee Chair asked,

The main item of contention was that the proposed agenda had an item that was in fact Improper.

Under Reports by Committees it listed Webmaster

The Webmaster is not nor has it ever been a Committee. What it is I will get to later in this discourse

But first let us look at a complaining vent by one of the attendees the other night 

 

Tonight I attended a meeting where I witnessed the MOST SLEEZY UNDERHANDED ACT I think ever witnessed in a supposed civilized group.

I would say the Gentleman has lived a sheltered life for he certainly has a much different conception of the the MOST SLEEZY UNDERHANDED ACT than I.

Now while not being the MOST sleezy and underhanded act I have ever witnessed I would say THIS ACT could be considered a considerable bit more sleezy and or underhanded than anything I saw at the meeting in question 

 

 A member handed out copies of an agenda stating it was the chairs agenda and then called for the approval of it.

A member handed out copies of a corrected agenda with the incorrect and improper listing of the Webmaster as a Committee removed, which had been  shown to the Chair while she tried to explain the issue,

 Turns out there was some confusion at this time.

 Something not generally done at a meeting of this size.

The Chair asked for my input on this issue. While the above statement may be true for small Sub-Committee meetings, this one was very large. In fact it was almost large enough fulfill the requirements of a Quorum for a Full Meeting. That fact and the fact that at the beginning of the Minutes the Secretary included a statement that Robert's Rules of Order was in use, prompted me to respond that it was quite in Order for members of the Sub-Committee to ask for a vote approving the Agenda

Which was done. 

 It had omitted items, strategically placed to silence some members. 

Now here we verge from the Truth and dive off a Cliff of Fabrication,

I suppose it may be Ego Enhancing to think of oneself as a Committee of One, but in this case it is Untrue,

(We will discuss this in tommorrow's post)

The Complaint that the Sub-Committee for Communications had with the Agenda of the Organizational Sub-Committee is due to the FACT that  the Full Body adopted a Charter for the Communications Sub-Committee which gives THEM Authority over the Webpage.  Therefore any report by the Webmaster to ANYONE shold be a part of a report by the Communications Sub-Committee.

Should that be needed why of course we would call on the cognizant individual ie the Webmaster'

We had no intention of "silencing" him we did object to an Improper and Illegal Power Grab of Authority. 

Once discovered she continued to argue that it was the agenda. Her attempt at undermining the meeting failed and then the meeting was adjourned.

Yeah the vote as I recall actually adopted the original and Improper Agenda so as soon as that group got it's way they voted to Adjourn??

Perhaps she should just amend her agenda to say STAY AT HOME AND DON”T BE SUCH A _______ 

Could that last statement possibly be projection? 

 

 

 

 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 10:48 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, 11 December 2014 4:24 PM CST
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014
The Star Chamber of the LCRCC

Recently one of the Admins for the Linn County Republican Central Committee Facebook Group was removed.

 

The REASON for removal given by the Webmaster was:

 Per the Exec vote and policy I removed her again. Perhaps you need to discuss this with Bill. 

This has come as a surprise to other members of the Communications Sub-Committee, those of us who actually attend the Sub-Committee meetings.

 

I feel I must mention here the complaint the Webmaster makesbout our meetings is that the Starlite, where we have our meetings, has a bar.

Oddly enough, this fact does NOT prevent him from attending meetings of the Organization Sub-Committee at the Lone Star Steakhouse which has an even larger bar right beside the room where the meeting usually takes place,

But it is foolish to expect moral consistency from someone whose logic would be better used in the ground inspiring turnips.

 

Another puzzle was this supposed Exec vote and policy.

Turns out this happened at one of the Exec/Advisory Board meetings

A meeting where there was NO Quorum of Executives therefore NO, repeat, NO Legal Vote could be taken by the Executives.

The rest of the meeting was the Advisory Board.

Have I explained to you the meaning of the term Advisory? 

SO it would appear that while the Chair of the Communications Sub-Commitee was out of town,

A meeting took place that could not LEGALLY make any decisions, and a decision about how the Communications Sub-Commitee should be run was made??

Leaving aside the small little detail that the Executive Board, even if it had a Quorum, has NO Legal Authority to issue orders to the Central Commitee or any portion of it, this is almost a Classic Example of a Star Chamber Meeting. 

From the Linn County Republican Party Constitution 

VIII. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the

Linn County Central Committee. The Executive Committee shall transact the routine business

of the Linn County Central Committee during the interim of the meetings of the Linn County

Central Committee. Any business transacted or action taken shall be reported to the Linn

County Central Committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The Executive

Committee is subject to the orders of the Linn County Central Committee, and none of its acts

shall conflict with actions of the Linn County Central Committee. 

 

it is also another example of the Pattern of Behavior by the Chair of ignoring inconvenient items as Constitutions, ByLaws and Rules of Order.

 

 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 12:01 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, 10 December 2014 6:56 AM CST
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014
To Sign Or Not To Sign?

Yesterday we discussed the Check that Should Not Have Been Signed, but Was

Today To Sign Or Not To Sign is the Question.

A few months back after a good deal of debate the Linn County Central Committee voted to establish a method of rewards for volunteer work to promote Absente Ballots.

Due to Time Constraints before the election and also due to the intricacies of  present Election Law, the Body gave the Executives Extraordinary Powers.

To wit the gave they Executives Prior Approval to Alter the Wording of the Bodies Motion if there turned out to be any Legal Impediament.

Fast forward to another meeting and the Body was informed that the Treasurer had to have the Co-Chair sign checks because the Chair refused to do so,

One of our members queried the Chair as to the Legality of our Original Motion.  The Chair did make a Statement which was put into the Record that NO Illegality was brought forward by the State Ethics Board.

Another Member from the rear of the room brought out as well that the Chair chose not to sign the checks because after discussing the situation with others, they determined the reward program was

NOT A GOOD IDEA.

May I remind our readers of  that portion of the Linn County Republican Party Constitution which says

 

  1. The Executive
  2. Committee is subject to the orders of the Linn County Central Committee, and none of its acts
  3. shall conflict with actions of the Linn County Central Committee. 

 

 I submit that the Chair did NOT follow the Orders of the Linn County Central Committee

AND that the acts of the Chair (refusing to sign reward checks) was In FACT in Conflict with actions of the Linn county Central Committee.

A situation that appears to be a Pattern of Behavior with this Chair.

To wit they seem to be of the opionion that they should RULE by Fiat rather than be a Servant of the Body as the Constitution and ByLaws require.

 

Tommorrow's Post will be the Facebook Admin who wasn't there. 

 

 

 

 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 8:26 AM CST
Updated: Tuesday, 9 December 2014 4:55 PM CST
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Monday, 8 December 2014
Financial Malfeasance

Recently we have been exposed to some hysteria over issues dealing with the Linn County Republican Central Committee's finances.

And of course like most hysterical exhortations we had to do something now, Now NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Or we faced CATASTROPHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have looked at the DR-2 forms in question.

Hint: they were in an email from the State Ethics Board which also stated that they were not even received by the Ethics Board until the Friday after our meeting.

To me that seems odd.  

 What seems odder is the Summary of the DR-2 Form,

 

Summary of Findings

After looking over the various LCRCC financial statements and DR-2 forms, there does not appear to

be any misuse of funds or other intentionally deceitful practices. However, nearly 40 errors were

identified over the 18 month time period, and most fall into one of three categories: misattribution of

contribution, failure to report contributions, and failure to deposit contributions in a timely manner.

Over a dozen instances of misattribution can be found, involved approximately $2,390 worth of

contributions. Equally frequent were the occurrences of failing to deposit funds in a timely manner,

resulting in at least $3,626 worth of funds being held up to two months after receipt by the

treasurer. Additionally, there were at least eleven instances of contributions failing to be reported at

all, totaling $680. And finally, $100 in funds were misappropriated and misreported on April 14. 

 Let me repeat the portion I put in bold print

 there does not appear to

be any misuse of funds or other intentionally deceitful practices. 

Does that sound like a crisis to anyone?

Do these type of errrors sound like an emergency?

 

DR-2 filed January 19, 2014

June 2013

• Check #1590 for $1000 was incorrectly reported as Fred Johnson, instead of Dee Ann

Johnson. [Reference: Deposit 6/10/13]

December 2013

• Check #4131 for $100 was incorrectly reported as Gene Brodrecht, instead of Sandra

Brodrecht. [Reference: Deposit 12/23/13]

• Check #1414 for $25 was incorrectly reported as Joe Golding, instead of Cindy Golding.

[Reference: Deposit 12/23/13]

• $3,526 worth of cash and checks received from 10/15/13 to 12/21/13 was held until

being deposited on 12/23/13. [Reference: Deposit 12/23/13]

• Check #1407 for $80 was incorrectly reported as Joe Golding, instead of Cindy Golding.

[Reference: Deposit 12/23/13]

• Check #2016 for $90 was incorrectly reported as James Knox, instead of Alicia Knox.

[Reference: Deposit 12/23/13]

• $100 worth of checks received in December 2013 was held longer than 7 days until being

deposited on 12/30/13. [Reference: Deposit 12/30/13] 

It might be best if you look at the entire DR-2 Forms yourselves and make certain I am not selectively quoting it.

You  can find the Full Form HERE

But if we are going to engage in a Financial Witch Hunt?

Why not bring out to the Light of Day a Check that was signed 

Without the Legal Authority to Do So?

I mean that might be considered an Ethical lapse?

Signing a Check Illegally in Violation and Defiance of the Linn County Republican Central Commitee ByLaws? 

You can find the Full ByLaws HERE 

 

The ByLaws are very specific on how a check should be signed

 

All

checks shall be signed b the Treasurer and countersigned by the Chair or Co-Chair 

Now let me explain. Where it say ALL that means every single one without exception

Where it say  

shall be signed b the Treasurer and countersigned by the Chair or Co-Chair 

That means the Treasurer MUST sign each check but that either the Chair OR the Co-Chair can countersign.

Is everyone clear on those two points? Is there any confusion??

It would appear that an Insurance Policy was on the verge of expiring.

It also appears that the Finance Commitee was looking at alternative Insurance.

It appears that the Chair had been INFORMED of these factors

It appears tha the Chair IGNORED the wshes of the body and it's designated Sub-Commitee and rushed through an Improper Illegaly signature by only the Chair and the Co=Chair at what seems to be called an Executive/Advisory Commitee Meeting

Now anyone may spend the next Geological Epoch looking through our County Constititution and ByLaws and nevery find anything with that label.

It apppears to be a creation of our present Chair by combining Executive Board meetings and Advisory Board meetings,

There are two other problems with the actions taken at this meeting.

In addition to a check that is not signed by the Treasurer being a violation of the ByLaws there was NO QUORAM of the Executives therefore NO decisions could Legally be made.

Another Issue was the Advisory Board is ADVISORY and cannot make Decsions for the Body,

Anyone with a problem with that needs to look up the definition of the word Advisory

Here is a Link to an Online Dictionary

So it would appear that under our Rules of Order the Executive Board lacked the number where it could legally make any decisiions,

In addition the Members of the Executive Board present could not legally sign a check by themselves but did so anyway.

And they did so in defiance of the wishes of the Body as expressed by the designated Sub-Commitee working ont the issue.

None of which seems to matter to the present Chair who has developed a Pattern Of Behavior of ignoring and violating the County Constition, ByLaws and Rules of Order if they find them Inconvienient

This ends the Story of the Check that Should Not Have Been Signed But Was

Tommorow we will look at the Checks that Should Have Been Signed But Weren't 

 


Posted by ky/kentuckydan at 9:35 AM CST
Updated: Monday, 8 December 2014 4:41 PM CST
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