I am a new member of the Yucca Valley Republican Women’s Federated, joining at the June meeting. I haven’t been overly politically active or involved in the past, but now, I find It more important than ever.
Today I was cleaning my desk when I came across my YVRWF pamphlet. I was reading through the pamphlet and certain points of the club objectives stood out to me, ” Foster loyalty to the republican party,” and “DECISIONS ARE MADE BY THOSE WHO SHOW UP.” At the last meeting there was a candidate forum.
I was hoping to hear from both congressional candidates that evening, but only one showed up. I was impressed with Gregg Imus’ position on the issues and would have liked to heard what Paul Cook’s position was as well, but he didn’t show up. When I later learned that Mr. Cook did take the time to be the guest speaker at the Barstow Democratic Club, http://www.vote29.com/newmyblog/archives/40136, I was perplexed.
My pamphlet read “Foster loyalty to the Republican Party to promote its principles.” Doesn’t that pertain to candidates as well? I felt highly disrespected he would miss his party’s candidate forum but appear at a Democratic meeting. My YVRWF pamphlet also clearly states “I AM A REPUBLICAN BECAUSE, I BELIEVE – Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong…”
What is principled about appearing at a Democratic event, when you are a Republican? I don’t share the same principles regarding abortion, taxation, expanding government and the welfare state. That is why I have been a Republican and joined the YVRWF.
It also brings into question the party loyalty of the members of the YVRWF. The Core Values state, Mission Driven – Integrity – Team Work. Isn’t our mission to elect principled candidates? Isn’t integrity at the very heart of our core values? Doesn’t working as a team require trust in the integrity of our fellow team mates? I wish to be an active part of an organization, advocating the party’s philosophy, initiatives and ethics, that I wholly believe in.