The ‘Free the Delegates’ Movement Just Made an Important Strategic Move

Groups organizing to free Republican delegates from being forced to vote for lifelong liberal Donald Trump at the Republican convention are continuing full steam ahead.

A Republican delegate from Colorado, Kendal Unruh, a leader in the Free the Delegates movement, one of the groups formed to replace Donald Trump at the GOP convention, sent the convention rules committee a letter outlining a proposed change, Politico reported on Friday.

The letter sent to the RNC convention rules committee members serves as a notification that Unruh will be proposing a rule that “will codify each delegate’s existing right…to cast their vote for the Republican nominee…consistent with their conscience.”

In the three-page letter, Unruh makes the case that longstanding precedent, as well as rulings of past U.S. Supreme Court decisions, upholds the right of individual delegates to vote their conscience and that her rule will make that fact crystal clear.

On Friday, another newly formed #NeverTrump group wishing to dump Trump, Delegates Unboundreleased a new ad that will be hitting TV’s across America beginning next week.

A new Reuters poll released on Friday showed Donald Trump down a massive 14-points to Hillary Clinton, the biggest margin yet. Scandal-plagued Clinton leads the bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Trump 47 percent to 33 percent, while 20 percent said that they wouldn’t support either of the highly unpopular candidates.

The same poll on May 11, had Clinton with a tiny one-point lead over Trump, a poll taken prior to Trump’s racist comments against the “Mexican” judge in the Trump University multi-million dollar fraud case.

Delegates are the final firewall for a political party in a representative republic to stop the unbridled temporary passions of the public from being duped by a narcissistic con man and convincing liar who would be detrimental to the party and the nation.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not the duty of a delegate to rubber stamp the “will of the voters” under the rare circumstance described above. Otherwise, having delegates would serve no purpose.

We are reminded that America, despite decades of brainwashing by leftist educators, is not a democracy where mobs make national decisions. It is a representative republic, a brilliant system designed by brilliant men, and it was designed to stop us from inadvertently electing a tyrant.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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