January 19, 2016

William Buckler: Letter to the editor in today’s Marietta Daily Journal – a conservative speaks up on Georgia Republicans and GALEO’s Dax Lopez

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Marietta Daily Journal

Reader sounds off on GOP dismay
January 19, 2016


We run a small family business and live in Cobb County and I am an inactive Republican. But more than party affiliation, I am a conservative. And to borrow a quote, on modern day politics, “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore.” I am looking for ways to become active because I see little hope of the people who run the Republican party in Georgia or in Cobb honoring the conservative principles I believe in. Having started paying close attention for the last year or so, the term “Establishment Republican” has taken on new, and ominous meaning for us.

Examples would include the fact that my Republican congressman, Barry Loudermilk, voted to fund Planned Parenthood, to fund Obama’s amnesty scheme and to expand immigration of low-skilled workers and that Georgia is now giving illegal aliens a drivers license. Top that all off with the situation I have recently learned about that Obama has nominated for federal judge a just-resigned board member of a left-wing activist group called GALEO that marches in the streets with the ACLU screaming that we should not enforce our immigration laws.

Illegal alien protest in Atlanta, January 7, 2016

Dax Lopez is financed and supported in politics by a long list of Democrats, including Roy Barnes, Jason Carter and Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of the GALEO company. Under the stewardship of Dax Lopez, GALEO demands that we abolish our voter ID laws by claiming that proof of U.S. citizenship at the ballot box is somehow a “hardship” for Hispanic voters. Why are our elected officials not making it clear that even in Mexico, no one can vote without presenting a very secure photo voter ID? Where is the voice of the Georgia Republican party on the nomination of Dax Lopez for a lifetime position as a federal judge in Georgia? Why the silence? Does the Chamber of Commerce really run the Republican party?

Unless this really is Obama’s transformed “Bizarro World,” anyone who stands with the same people who lobby in the state capitol against protecting Georgia from illegal immigration for more than 10 years as Dax Lopez has done should not be considered for a federal judgeship. The clincher is that Lopez says he is a “Republican” and I now see that many establishment Republicans are urging our two Republican senators in Washington to give his nomination the “OK.” If you look up who funds this outfit, you see name like Coca-Cola, Georgia Power and Southwest Airlines along with a long list of liberal immigration lawyers.

I have never written a letter to the editor before, but I want to give notice to our Republican politicians that there are many of us out here now paying attention, and we are not going to take the silence and betrayal anymore.

Can somebody please tell me why U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson thinks he can run for re-election without speaking out against allowing somebody like Dax Lopez to become a lifetime federal judge in Georgia?

William Buckler


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