Declaration for the Need for New By-Laws, by Kelli Cook

Kelli Cook (left) stands with a physician friend.

Kelli Cook, Guest Declarer

Publisher’s Note: While Kelli Cook may look like a lady rancher from Montgomery, she’s a brilliant political philosopher and policy wonk. Cook truly is the “John Locke” of Montgomery County politics.

When, in the course of the Montgomery County Republican Party, it becomes necessary for the precinct chairs to dissolve the old ossified by-laws which have restrained them, and to assume among the powers of the party, the rights and responsibility to which the laws of nature and of rule 8 entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the rules out of date, inefficient and constraining which impelled them to the adopt new ones.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all precinct chairs are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of a vigorous party and ability to adopt new by-laws. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any local party becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the executive committee to alter or to abolish the old by-laws, and to institute new ones, laying its foundation on such republican principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect the local republican party effectiveness and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that by-laws long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that precinct chairs are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the old by-laws, and offending the county chair to which they are accustomed and upsetting those that are stuck in the mud. But when a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism and ineffectiveness, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such by-laws, and to provide new guards for their future security. —

Such has been the patient sufferance of these precinct chairs; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their by-laws. The history of the present King is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over the party. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid county.

He has refused his assent to the republican party platform, the most wholesome and necessary part of the party.

He has forbidden his minions to promote the party platform , he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large counties of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of supporting the establishment inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together establishment hacks at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of evading them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved reform efforts repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolution, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of establishment invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has obstructed the administration of platform, by refusing his assent to hold republican politicians accountable.

He has made administrative assistance on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a big government PAC, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

For quartering large bodies of RINOs:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any platform violations which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states and rule 44:

For cutting off relations with tea party groups:
For supporting those that impose taxes on us without our consent:
For taking away our log in to the Advantage App program we would use for our army of block walkers
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our unity, ravaged our hope, burned our platform, and tried to destroy our resolutions.

He is at this time transporting large armies of boot lickers, and republican party attorneys to complete the works of divisiveness, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of the head of Montgomery County Republican Party.

He has constrained our fellow republicans that know not the truth, taken captive on the highways and toll roads to bear arms against their fellow precinct chairs, to become the executioners of their new ideas and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless democratic savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of small government ideas, lower taxes, fiscal and social conservatism and conditions.

In every stage of these oppression we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

We, therefore, the 39 Precinct Chairs of Montgomery County of Montgomery County, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of this county, solemnly publish three weeks in advance and declare, that this soon to be united party are, and of right ought to be modernized and reflective of the platform; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the old ways, and that all political connection between them and the decisiveness, is and the old lame by-laws ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent precinct chairs elected by the people, they have full power to adopt new by-laws , conclude peace, contract alliances, establish rules, and to do all other acts and things which the republican party deems necessary and right do. And for the support of the adoption of the new by-laws, with a firm reliance on the protection of Republican Party of Texas, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

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