ELDER PATRIOT – The right to vote for your leadership is the fundamental underpinning that gives legitimacy to a Constitutional Republic.
In a portent of what’s to come for all Americans, Colorado Republicans were denied an opportunity to vote in their state’s presidential selection process. Party apparatchiks decided they would decide for themselves which party insider would arrive in Cleveland with all of their state’s delegates. This essentially amounts to a streamlining of the process that began decades ago in the Republican Party.
The Republicans had long ago set about on a policy of making promises to their supporters that they had no intention of fulfilling. From immigration control to fiscal responsibility to social issues, Republican insiders grew tired of having to answer questions from their voters when they failed to deliver.
Now that an outside candidate with the means and the voice necessary to mount a legitimate campaign has challenged their control of the D.C. honeypot they have dispensed with the charade of elections. In clandestine meetings, Colorado Bolsheviks “awarded” all of their delegates to Ted Cruz without even the “advice” of the people.
Polling had been deliberately suspended last year so as not to enrage the serfs whose votes they might want in November but Isidewith.com showed Donald Trump leading Senator Cruz 34% to 20% in the state as of this morning. John Kasich had 12%.
Rather than be ashamed of the process, Ted Cruz bragged to the Denver Post’s John Frank about his widespread “grassroots” support.
The Texas senator is proving to be quite adept at gaming the systems our Founders put in place to safeguard our freedoms. While bragging about being an “Originalist” when interpreting the Constitution, Cruz was the deciding vote in the Senate to make trade treaties, that the Constitution requires two-thirds vote to pass, into only needing a simple majority when he cast the deciding vote on Trade Promotion Authority.
Now Mr. Cruz is crowing about his “widespread grassroots support across the state of Colorado” when he didn’t win a single vote. Instead of making backroom deals a true defender of our Founding Principles would reject this move by party insiders and demand elections by the people who he seeks to lead. Shame on Ted Cruz.
The fact that Mr. Cruz couldn’t care less about the voters of Colorado, and elsewhere, calls into question what kind of “leader” he would be. Voters in the remaining states who still have a voice in the process should think long and hard about Mr. Cruz’s acceptance of what just happened in Colorado lest their states take similar action.