Dear Fellow Conservative:
The next Republican presidential debate is just days away.Â It will be held at 7:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 5 in New Hampshire.Â Its sponsors are CNN, the Manchester (NH) Union Leader, and WMUR-TV.Â CNN will televise the debate, which is being hosted by Wolf Blitzer.
Itâ€™s up to you and I and all our conservative friends to make sure this is a real debateâ€”with real conservative views allowedâ€”and not a sham Soviet-style â€œdebateâ€ with just one Establishment-approved viewpoint expressed.
You know what happened during and after the last debate in South Carolina.Â Rep. Ron Paul was the only debater who took the traditional Republican foreign policy positions of Robert A. Taft (â€œMr. Republicanâ€).Â And Ron Paul was the only debater who called for the elimination of entire Cabinet departments that are not authorized by the Constitutionâ€”which had been the position taken in recent Republican platforms.
So what happened?Â A movement began to oust Ron Paul from future debates, led by Saul Anuzis, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.Â He found Ron Paulâ€™s conservative positions â€œoff the wall and out of whackâ€ (even though Paul was the debate winner in viewer responses to Fox News and MSNBC after the debate).
Anuzis has since flip-flopped on his demand to ban Ron Paul (he heard from We the People), but I donâ€™t trust the Big Government Republicans one bit.Â If they canâ€™t get their way publicly, theyâ€™ll try to get their way behind closed doors.
I expect intense behind-the-scenes pressure to be placed on the three debate sponsors to get Rep. Ron Paul off the panel on June 5. Â And WE have to counteract with pressure to keep this a true debate. Â Thatâ€™s why I have launched a petition on www.KeepRonIn.com. Â
The title says it all.Â And we will be keeping the three debate sponsorsâ€”as well as the rest of the mediaâ€”fully informed of your desire to see a real debate.
Please note:Â This petition is not an endorsement of Ron Paul for president.Â Itâ€™s for everyone who believes in democracy.Â As the petition says, â€œWhether we agree with Ron Paulâ€™s viewpoints or not, we believe that Republicansâ€”and all other Americansâ€”deserve a real debate with more than one viewpoint.Â Keep Ron in!â€
Thank you for joining me in expressing your opinion at www.KeepRonIn.com.
Richard A. Viguerie
9625 Surveyor Court
Manassas, VA 20110
After youâ€™ve signed the petition, please go to www.ConservativesBetrayed.com for new news and to view the interesting results of our â€œSpeak Out!â€ poll on that site.Â Weâ€™ll be changing polls soon, so this is your last chance to vote!