Republican National Committee
310 First St. SE
Washington, DC, 20003
To Chairman Michael Steele and Whom It May Concern,
I will not be sending you a contribution in response to this request or any others you may send me for the foreseeable future. The reason for this is simple: I have no confidence that a donation to the RNC (or the NRCC or the NRSC) will be used to elect conservatives. In years past we have seen the RNC spend our donations to elect and re-elect RINOs like Arlen Specter, and most recently watched as nearly a million dollars was wasted trying to elect liberal Dede Scozzafava to a House seat in upstate NY. In both cases, a Democrat now occupies those respective seats. The RNC-supported candidates were nothing but turncoats and sellouts and it seems everyone but the national party was well aware of it! Now we read more accounts of flat out waste of RNC funds, whether it be lavish junkets, or the recent revelations of expense accounts used at disgusting adult entertainment establishments.
For all of the above reasons, I will no longer be sending my political contributions to the national party. Instead I will keep my contributions local and donate to candidates and activist groups I can trust to promote a genuine limited government agenda. I remain a Republican but I am a grass roots conservative Republican. I hope one day the RNC will become an organization that promotes a set of strong values and not just a party label but unfortunately we are not there yet. The good news is that at the local level (and increasingly at the state level here in New Hampshire) grass roots conservatives are the backbone of the town, city, and county Republican committees working to elect candidates who support individual liberty, personal responsibility, and a government that obeys the Constitution rather than try to avoid and subvert it for their own purposes. Perhaps you folks in Washington should pay us a visit to see how it’s done.
Chairman, Amherst Republican Town Committee