Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wisconsin Republicans will Succeed, not Secede

The Republican Party of Wisconsin will be holding its State convention on May 2-3.  It's a large affair with all the political surroundings of socializing, speeches by candidates and politicians, a chance to make new friends and renew relationships.

Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has set the stage for a bit of controversy with his article on a resolution concerning the right of Wisconsin to secede from the US.  Unfortunately the article is very misleading in that Republicans will not be voting to secede from the union.  The importance of this resolution is also overblown as it is just one of probably 25 or so that will be voted on and discussed during business.

From what I've seen on social media the discussion seems to be full of misinformation and wild accusations.

Personally I enjoy the process of moving resolutions, having participated in the RPMC and 4th Congressional District Caucus'.  The discussion are interesting, mostly respectful and display the best of what political discourse should be about.

I have some advice for those freaking out about the resolution.  If you don't like what's happening in the Republican Party, join in and make changes. As a member you can attend a caucus and vote on resolutions and even propose your own.  The freedom of diverse ideas suits us just fine.  You see a party of inclusion enjoys and encourages the back and forth banter and the concept of iron sharpening iron.

True political diversity is not the externals, but the openness and encouragement of a wide variety of ideas.  We Republicans will grow stronger because of our freedom of opinion and it will encourage others to join in.

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