Video evidence that the RNC completely scripted their proceedings in order to ignore the hundreds of delegates who opposed Mitt Romney:
Ron Paul activist Mat Larson presents a non-comprehensive list of allegations being levied against the RNC:
And then of course there’s this piece from the New York Times:
“Delegates from Nevada tried to nominate Mr. Paul from the floor, submitting petitions from their own state as well as Minnesota, Maine, Iowa, Oregon, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. That should have done the trick: Rules require signatures from just five states. But the party changed the rules on the spot. Henceforth, delegates must gather petitions from eight states.”
Ron Paul probably did not have the popular support necessary to make him the official Republican candidate for President. He did, however, undoubtedly have the support necessary to be nominated. Our democratic principles demand a democratic process. They demand that every voice that speaks up be acknowledged and counted. Ron Paul deserved his shot at candidacy even if it was a futile one. More importantly, the American people deserve it: it is their due that all choices be given their due chance to be heard. Instead, the RNC, by deciding on the outcome beforehand and then changing the rules on the spot in order to ignore the opposition, has decided that it has the right to decide which choices we are allowed to pick from: if you don’t like Obama then you have to choose Romney; if you don’t like either, too bad. In effect, the GOP party leaders has made our choices for us.
In short, the GOP has abandoned all principle and instead has opted to operate solely on the tactics of political expedience and winning at all costs – including at the cost of their moral character and our liberty. I cannot in good conscience support any party that throws out principle so as to have a better chance of winning. That does not even represent the lesser of two evils: its just evil.
This is the state of our democracy; this is our inheritance. Our political establishment has lost its way. Its now up to those outside of the establishment to fight for the cause of liberty and virtue: the weak, the disenfranchised and, most especially, the young.
And America’s youth support Ron Paul: