Tuesday, May 10, 2011


- or how the failed Ehrlich/Kane legacy campaign punished Maryland’s conservatives, other minorities, plus Alex Mooney and former Brian Murphy supporters.

These injustices occurred at the 2011 Maryland Republican Party’s Spring Convention down in Ocean City, Maryland last weekend, May 6th-7th, 2011.

The following is based on my onsite observations as a proxy holding member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee and a veteran conservative volunteer activist in the GOP.

Using Saul Alinksy/Democrat/union thug type tactics, Republican leaders of a highly prejudicial 2/3rds majority of voting delegates at that convention voted to include a new, highly discriminatory, permanent voting scheme into the state Party by-laws.

There was a successful, rather naked power grab, which summarily disenfranchised minority Republicans in the state’s three largest jurisdictions.  The remnants of the former Ehrlich/Kane gang, which controlled both the State Party and local Montgomery County Republican Party since 2002, managed to accomplish the following during last weekend’s convention:

1.  Alienated the new conservative majority of Montgomery County Central Committee members, elected in the fall of 2010.  (Note that true conservative, gubernatorial candidate Ellen Sauerbrey did receive 41.33% of the general election vote in Montgomery County in the nineties, versus “moderate” Bob Ehrlich’s 30.51% in 2010 - debunking the myth that conservatives cannot do relatively well here).

2.  Further marginalized the local Ehrlich moderates, who had worked so hard in 2010 to mitigate Ehrlich’s lame reputation among Montgomery County voters as a whole.  At the convention, Republicans from the state’s largest counties were falsely accused of not having worked hard to enough to “produce” statewide victories for our lame 2010 statewide candidates.  Truth be told, the responsibility for the statewide Ehrlich/Kane ticket failures of the 2010 election should rest solely on the failed leadership and paid operatives of both their local, as well as statewide campaigns, many of whom still have jobs and remain in power at the local, as well as statewide levels to this day.  We know who these people are.  Do you, too?

3.  Severely reduced the power of Tea Party Activists, including constitutionalists, from the state’s largest jurisdictions.

4.  Reduced the support, of both suburban moderates and conservatives for the non-partisan, non-ideological campaigns against illegal immigration (e.g. the anti in-state tuition for illegal immigrants petition).

5.  Have made it less likely that “Rule 11” reform will ever be incorporated into the by-laws.

6.  Have divided, not united, the Maryland Republican Party even more so, by the very public insults hurled at Baltimore City, Prince Georges and Montgomery County Republicans.

Maybe the time has come for Republicans from the state’s three largest jurisdictions to consider seceding from the new Confederacy of Maryland?  That unholy confederacy includes some tyrants from certain county delegations who hate Montgomery County.

That’s all for now…… Stay tuned for a more detailed expose of what really went down at last weekend’s convention in Ocean City….

Augustus Alzona
Former two term, Maryland state legislative District 16 member of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee (1998-2002, 2006-2010, resigned 10/26/2010)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Why the One-Person-One-Vote default is the only constitutionally sound voting methodology

Maryland Republican Central Committee Voting Methodology - 20110426

Why GOP central committee members should vote down the proposed, unconstitutional, socialistic state party by-laws changes

An open letter from an honorable, longtime Carroll County Republican Party patriot::

"Dear fellow Maryland Republicans,

Upcoming at our May State GOP Convention is going to be a review of
many proposed changes to the State Party By-Laws.

Any organizations' By-Laws certainly set the tone for, and guide the
progress of, or lack of same, for any organization. Either they
foster the goals of the Party, or they kill them, based largely on
how well the By-Laws are constructed, or are used.

As both a member of the 2007 and 2011 By-Laws Committee, I must
plainly state what has been produced from this current Committee, is
if passed in total, going to lead to another 40 years in the darkness
for the State GOP.

This time around the entire process was rushed, due consideration and
discussion of important points were lacking, or ignored. Several
damaging proposed changes were made, which were then pushed through,
over the protests of many Committee members.

While many members of the Committee tried hard to do quality work,
this was not the views of all the Committee. A specific agenda was
being played out.

Several punitive sections were added, and of course, these would not
have been added, if someone did not look to use them into the future!

An entire section, dubiously named the 'Judiciary Section' was
conceived. Although proposing to illegally empower the Party to strip
the legally elected position of any Central Committee member, where
they judged sufficient 'cause' to exist, was pushed through, in spite
of the notification this could not be done legally!

Basically, as many do not find discussions of By-Laws to be
interesting, take heed! As they say, the 'Devil is in the details' as
always! These changes, if passed for the current By-Laws, will result
in the crippling of the Party, if not the Party getting sued!

Not only would this cripple any fund-raising efforts, instead of
training future GOP leaders, we would become the Party of 'Sit Down &
Shut Up' lest we remove you from your position! What poor example
that type of move would set?

The ironic point is these changes taken as a whole would promote the
Party itself as all powerful, over top of the individuals elected to
represent the Party!

Thus we would be changing the entire concept of a 'We the People'
type GOP into a poor copy of the Soviet version of what a 'Party'
really would be, for our future! We would allow the crushing of
individuals, for the sake of the Party, or really, the Party elite,
threatened by new ideas and the Tea Party types elected in September!

In the Socialist Republic of Maryland, this will not do us any good,
but at least we will be in line with the rest of the State's


Joseph Burns, Jr.
Carroll County

Friday, March 18, 2011

Power grab by failed Maryland GOP elites of 2010 - soon to be exposed?

Below quote is from a longtime Maryland Republican activist and credible source who wishes to remain anonymous.
   'Folks of the Republican State Party, two party government, real
election candidate choices, or supporters thereof!

    Coming to a potential head is a report to be completed shortly and
then published to the general Central Committee members by the State
GOP's By-Law Review Committee!

    This review report along with a draft copy of the proposed By-Law
changes should be out soon!

    Charged with a review of their clumsy past 'LCD Voting' method,
totally confusing and disliked, plus cleaning up some minor
inconsistencies present in the current By-Laws, what actually will be
the final recommended product?

    Will these changes help, or forever kill the 'Grand Old Party' in
this state for the rest of the century?

    Are these potential changes going to allow the GOP to move forward,
after clearing up some items which had the Party forever tripping
over themselves?

    Or will some of these changes result in the "Gang Who Could Not Shoot
Straight' again shooting themselves in the head once more?

    Did Maryland's #2 political party learn anything from the latest
election cycle, take into account and embrace the wave of 'Tea Party'
driven political reforms to move forward?

    Did the promise of real change represented by a needed & necessary
almost clean sweep of the 'Old Guard' out of party officer ranks,
which was a vast improvement, but was not complete!

    Or are the 'Old Guard Elite' using some internal tricks to fight back
& possibly reassert themselves into prominence?

    Will all those positive changes represented by new GOP Party Chairman
Alex Mooney, and the new leadership be torpedoed in their reform

    Are the old inner circle 'elites' trying to re-create the Get Along
to Go Along GOP 'Democrat lite' which has proven to be so effective
over the last 40 plus years fighting over token scraps?!?

    The jury is presently out, but some of the results may well be coming
in for a clue which way the wind is blowing now! Either these
potential By-Law changes will allow the GOP to get their house in
order, to move forward, or perpetuate the 'old boy' dysfunctional
party we have come to expect in Maryland?
Source: Anonymous