Abram Wilson recently sent an email about the California Republican Party Platform and the current proposal to eliminate important parts of the platform that appeal to conservatives.
First let me say the Abram Wilson is a decent man. He ran twice in an Assembly District that had been previously represented by Republicans. Unfortunately despite the investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars he lost both times. And while Wilson REFUSED to fill out a pro-life questionnaire during those elections and his website never mentioned Proposition 8 nor the Second Amendment and he defended banks during the fiscal crises in 2010, I’m sure he would have been a better legislator that Assemblywoman Buchanan is.
I admire Wilson for realizing after his two losses the need for a conservative platform. In the email he asks people to read a draft different from the actual approved drafting committee version and “note its strong conservative ideals that are pro-life, pro-family, pro-second amendment, and anti-tax while focusing on the issues that will be most important to Californians such as jobs, the economy and education. “
But this is my question that has yet to be answered. What didn’t Wilson and the other liberals that voted for his platform like in the old platform.?
Was it this?
“We support laws that protect unborn children from partial birth abortions, sex selection abortions, tax-payer funded abortions, abortions performed as a form of birth control, or abortions on minor girls without their parent’s notification and consent.”
“We support adoption as an alternative to abortion and call on lawmakers to reduce the bureaucratic burden placed on adoptive couples.”
What about this?
“As a part of respecting the sanctity of life for disabled persons, we oppose efforts to legalize assisted suicide or euthanasia.”
Maybe it was this part they didn’t like the whole plank on the Second amendment below.
“The United States Constitution guarantees the right of its citizenry to keep and bear arms. One of the first acts of a totalitarian society is to disarm its people. California’s gun control laws only serve to disarm law abiding citizens, not criminals. We oppose any further gun control legislation and support the right of all California citizens to own and bear guns and ammunition for any lawful purpose. We call for statewide legislation to allow qualified law abiding citizens in California to carry concealed weapons. We support allowing citizens to use deadly force to protect lives and property. We also support including all of these rights in the California constitution.
Finally, we call for the elimination of waiting periods to purchase firearms and instead support complete implementation of instant background checks.”
Wilson and others voted to cut off all discussion on that section before it could even be proposed. There was some good news though the new proposed draft does get above ground water storage inserted in the platform. The Dam part of our GOP coalition made it. Whew!
Although that was a welcome relief, shouldn’t Wilson, and the others have to explain why they are eliminating huge parts of conservative sections?
Give the Wilson challenge to the next person that talks about how hardcore conservative the platform is. Ask what the problem is with the current language. I am waiting.
One more thing. Refusing to respond won’t cut it this time