They may talk differently, but their actions make it hard to distinguish the Republican leadership from that of the Democrats.
At the Michigan Republican Party's state convention, Saturday, rules allowed candidates for the state chairman to be on the ballot if they had the support of one county chairman. Several candidates ran to replace Saul Anuzis as state chairman. The party elite narrowed the list down to Ronald Weiser.
The county chairmen decided on Weiser despite there being candidates from different parts of the state who initially had regional support. Members attending the state convention no longer had a choice for state chairmanship.
None of that surprised me. Republicans' actions when they were the majority in Washington showed me their leaders pay little to no attention to their members. They increased the size of government in Washington faster than the Democrats did under President Bill Clinton.
Now, their state leaders decided the only candidate suited to lead the Republican Party in Michigan is the person who donated $1,000 to a Democratic presidential candidate's campaign on Sept. 30, 2007, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
I always am puzzled why the grass roots party members continue to support the Republican Party based on what they think it stands for instead of a party that actually stands for and will deliver less government if elected to the majority.
The lesser of two evils still is evil. It's time to wake up and take our country back.
Libertarian Party of St. Clair and Sanilac counties
Port Huron, Feb. 24