The Camden County Republican Party

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Concerned Citizen

Herndon, PA

#1 Apr 5, 2013
Recently, various members of the Camden County Republican Party (CCRP) have suggested that Marco Rubio is ineligible to be President of the United States because he is not a "natural born citizen," as required by Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution. In the view of these individuals, Rubio, although born in Florida, fails to qualify because his parents were non-citizens. There is no authoritative legal or historical support for this argument, and it fails miserably when one considers the record of the Constitutional Convention, the written views of the Founding Fathers, English common law in existence at the time of independence, Supreme Court decisions, Federal court decisions, State court decisions, Attorney General opinions, Federal statutory law, and the near consensus view of scholars.

Notwithstanding that, however, a portion of the CCRP, one that overwhelmingly identifies itself with the failed political philosophy known as “libertarianism,” refuses to acknowledge either the law or facts on this issue. To these individuals, law is irrelevant and facts are to be discarded unless they can be manipulated to suppor their world view. While the inability to look at this issue logically is disturbing, what is even more so is that there are members of the CCRP who hold such extremist, outlandish views. By publicly making these ludicrous assertions, these ridiculous individuals permit all Republicans to be painted with the broad brush of idiocy associated with these "lunatic fringe" beliefs.

Is this the kind of lunacy that qualifies as relevant, meaningful political debate within the CCRP today? If so, what is the next great philosophical "debate" for the CCRP? Attempting to deny the Holocaust under the theory of “revisionist” history? Fully embracing the 9/11 “truther” arguments that are held so dear by extremist liberals?

The CCRP has allowed itself to become captive to a group of fools whose outrageous views lack substance, merit, or legitimacy. In light of what is going on in Camden County, is it any surprise, then, that the Republican Party is losing credibility nationwide? It is time for the CCRP to publicly repudiate and distance itself from those whose views are so venomous, so ludicrious, and so reprehensible. To fail to do so now is to doom the Party to failure in the future.

“The one and only! ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#2 Apr 6, 2013
When has there ever been "relevant, meaningful political debate within the CCRP?"

When ever I sought to initiate some back before I realized the local group was feckless and toothless, and served only to send a few select hobbyists to conventions, ol' Christian insurgent, the uh, Revverend Elliot Foss would belch "for the good of the order" and cut me off in mid sentence.

I'm a conservative and I vote Republican nationally but I've never had much use for the local club.

Now that it has been hijacked by the Spencerite lunatic fringe, it is truly an embarrassment and a malignancy.
Concerned Citizen

Herndon, PA

#3 Apr 6, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
When has there ever been "relevant, meaningful political debate within the CCRP?"
When ever I sought to initiate some back before I realized the local group was feckless and toothless, and served only to send a few select hobbyists to conventions, ol' Christian insurgent, the uh, Revverend Elliot Foss would belch "for the good of the order" and cut me off in mid sentence.
I'm a conservative and I vote Republican nationally but I've never had much use for the local club.
Now that it has been hijacked by the Spencerite lunatic fringe, it is truly an embarrassment and a malignancy.
I agree with your assessment. Until true Republicans in Camden County are prepared to stand up to this group of misfits and refuse to accept their libertarian drivel, the CCRP will become as relevant to Georgia politics as the Green Party. If it were left to the "libertarian" wing of the CCRP, comprised primarily of a group of young numbskulls who seem to fashion themselves as political revolutionaries (mostly because they worship at the feet of Ron Paul), we would have no government at all. You know, like Somalia ... or the Neanderthals.

“The one and only! ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#4 Apr 6, 2013
Alright now. No need to insult Neanderthals.
Concerned Citizen

Herndon, PA

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
Alright now. No need to insult Neanderthals.
Yes, you're right. My sincerest apologies to the Neanderthals for comparing them to the current little brains in Camden (aka, the libertarians). So, Jay, here is the question: How does the CCRP become relevant in terms of statewide politics? Right now, we are the laughingstock of the State, based primarily on the fact our elected representative lacks the respect of anyone in Atlanta. How do we overcome our own bad choices? We are like an alcoholic that knows what the wrong decision is, but cannot seem to quit making it.

“The one and only! ”

Since: Oct 10

St. Marys, GA

#6 Apr 6, 2013
If I knew, I would be in office.
Concerned Citizen

Herndon, PA

#7 Apr 6, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
If I knew, I would be in office.
If you knew, I would vote for you.

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