WHERE OR WHERE DID MY UTGOP GO?
“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
Today, most conservatives with integrity know the Republican Party is no longer a place to call home. The UTGOP’s foundation as described in its own governing documents do indeed address a cause that is right and moral, yet the party’s actions have become nothing more than a conspiracy to seize power. Power, apparently, to ignore its very own principles!
It is no small task, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. History teaches us it has never happened. So, it may be that our task as a party is impossible. Yet, if we do not try…we will never know it cannot be done? And, if we do not try…it most certainly will never be restored…our Founders’ Republic, will be lost forever.
But I promise you this, most of us will not go gently into that “bloody collectivist” good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as all history will be forced to take note, even if the corrupt Democrats, unprincipled RINO’s and the deep state despise us in their writing of it.
Ask yourself…how can a party “grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty,” with a stated desire to “perpetuate principles of free government and the blessings of liberty to our posterity…” morph into a posse of unprincipled actors and acts defiant of its own rules and own stated desires?
The Republicans as a party have abandoned all that was left of their conservatism, patriotism, and faith. They have raised getting elected above everything. “After decades of likening themselves to a righteous rabbi kicking over the tables of the temple of Big Government, the Republicans have willingly become mere money changers.”
Political parties have various functions. One is promoting the interests of their voters. The UTGOP has abandoned all efforts to promote their own platform let alone their voters. Every two years, four positions are elected to lead the party – Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. This team is supposed to “work in conjunction with the State Central Committee to unify the party, manage party finances and craft a statewide strategy”. But instead, we get two straight conventions accomplishing nothing and asinine statements like this from party leadership:
“The differences between our own Utah Republicans showcase a diversity of thought, in contrast to the danger of a party fixated on ‘unanimity of thought.’ There is power in our differences as a political party.”
A principle is a principle…a principle is not negotiable…yet we ARE a party “fixated on unanimity of thought” IT’S CALLED OUR PLATFORM! If you can…please help us understand how “disagreement…based on principles” is nothing more than turning away from your principles. You can have your “diversity of thought” but do not apply that arcane logic to our principles.
The UTGOP has lost its way…we have a party controlled by the legacy of a corrupt legislature and what could be described as an executive branch criminal enterprise. Look what you have wrought the citizens of Utah. A 40-year Senator…a 10-year Governor whose protégé gets another 4 and maybe 8 years…another 10-year Senator whose expertise on the constitution is touted on TV but not while fighting and voting for legislation. Another Senator elected without an allegiance to our party platform.
Quite frankly…it does not get any more dysfunctional than that. You must be very proud UTGOP…these things do not happen by accident. You continue to ignore the grass roots of the Party.
As long as this charade continues, there is no place in the UTGOP for honest hard working moral citizens looking for a functional representative government. Lie and cheat someone else…
1/29/2023 07:55:20 am
Your graphics says it all. There is a split in the Republican Party and the divide continues to grow. I’m not sure what the outcome will be.
1/29/2023 08:25:18 am
When, are we as conservatives going to unite and _push_ for Bills that would give us the Right to Recall?
1/29/2023 09:13:31 am
The elitist running our state look down their noses at the plebeians wondering why we don't concede to their wishes. When Mike Lee beat ichabob Bennett the powers that be went swiftly into action on "count my vote" initiative. This can never happen again in their mind. Do change rules to get the right outcome. These people are insidious, wicked and evil. Remember who signed the full ad pushing " count my vote". All the power players had put their name down supporting it. These people will not part with their power without a fight. This state's politicians are as corrupt and evil just as they are in DC. Our capitol is just a big laundromat, running all the money through.
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