There has been a lot of confusion about some events at the July Linn County Central Committee Meeting
There was a motion concerning the LCRCC Webmaster
Claims have ranged from
They are trying to limit Mr Knox First Amendment Rights and his Freedom of speech
To a claim made by the Co Chair on the First District GOP Facebook Page that
We were trying to remove him from the organization.
There is not one bit of Truth in any of these charges.
Now those who were not at the meeting and got their information second hand do have an excuse if they were misled
Those however who WERE at the meeting and were able to hear the Motion made by Steve West have NO excuse
If they continue to claim that Mr West said anything but what he actually said they will be in fact Lying
I am going to upload the audio File of the meeting here and give the Time Mark were Mr West made his motion and now NO ONE will have any excuses if they distort what he actually said
If you go to 1:32:40 you can hear Mr West's Motion for yourself
You can hear there is NO portion of it which calls for his removal from the Linn County Central Committee
You can hear that Mr West was making his motion because he felt that it was wrong for someone with Editorial Control over the LCRCC Website and Social Media and was an Official Representative of a Candidate to be making any negative remarks about another Candidate.
You will also hear Mr West say quite clearly that Mr Knox had every right to post whatever he wanted to on his own websites, just not on the LCRCC Websites and Not as a Webmaster or Social Admin,.
That ought to take care of any lingering misreprsentations that anyone was trying to "silence" Mr Knox
The Motion did NOT in any way call for James Knox to be silenced; it called for him to be relieved of the ability to speak on behalf of the LCRCC via official digital communication.
There was some other misunderstanding. One of our members later thanked Mr Knox for his post and claimed we needed the Truth about the candidates
Jim, thanks for your response. I welcome your
inputs, even if they are unflattering or negative in
regard to a candidate or issue I support
We need to be aware of the "WHOLE" truth, and not
just the parts we like. We need to go and
"Do our homework"
to rebut the charges, statemetns, or
positions we believe are unwarranted or just
plain wrong. We should not be lazy in our defense
or pursuit of the truth and you are a catalyst inthis cause
What the gentleman over looks is that the major offense was the Conflict of Interests,
In fact as Mr West stated if the motion had passed Mr Knox could have posted what he wanted to his hearts content
As it stands he CANNOT post as he did the other day
He is ON NOTICE which you may find at Time Mark 1:41
The Chair is ON RECORD as stating that
Mr Knox was Ordered to Remove the Offending Post
Mr Knox was REBUKED for Posting the Offending Post
Mr Knox was ORDERED to NOT REPEAT any such post.
Note the people who made and supported the Motion Tuesday Night
Are NOT responsible for that outcome
The CHAIR is
And if Mr Knox offends again?
I for one am interested in seeing what the consequences might be
So it would appear that all the claims that the motion was meant to silence Mr Knox was false
The claim that the motion was meant to remove Mr Knox from the organization was false
However there WAS an incident where someone DID use their power to silence someone
Mr Knox made Mocking references to one of our Committee Members on the Official LCRCC Facebook Page
AND when he tried to respond he found Mr Knox had him BLOCKED
The gentleman tried to join the page multiple times so he could defend himself but every attempt was rejected
Interesting the James Knox can falsely claim others tried to silence him when they did not
While at the same time silencing someone else
In the words of Ted Cruz
“It Is Very Interesting To See Those Who Profess To Believe In Free Speech Are The Ones Afraid Of Speech”