Tammy & Terry’s Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

We believe the Civil Rights of the people of the #March4Trump Rally who assembled peaceably have been violated.  The horror of being attacked by the #Fascist6 ANTIFA thugs which included Senator Tim Kaine’s son Woody Kaine can’t be imagined by people who weren’t there.  We are sickened that Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, St Paul Attorney Samuel J Clark, the Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson have not charged the 6 ANTIFA Thugs.  There is plenty of evidence that these thugs committed an assault in the MN Capitol Rotunda when State Legislators were present.  If these attackers go unpunished it will encourage more attacks in the future.

Below is a letter that was read at the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference on March 25, 2o17 at the Minnesota Capitol Building Rotunda area 3 weeks after the attack on the #March4Trump Rally.  ~~ Publius Jr.


Statement from Tammy Varholdt and Terry Petrick 3/15/17

Tammy Varholdt was a volunteer organizer and prayer speaker at the M4T rally.  Unfortunately, Tammy has been battling walking pneumonia so is unable to attend the rally.  Terry also had previously scheduled unbreakable commitments and is unable to be present.  Tammy was at the M4T rally to pray UNITY over our leaders, citizens, state and nation.  She did the closing prayer of UNITY at the rally.  Her boyfriend Terry, a Vietnam Vet, had previous security experience along with Conrad Jackson an Iraq & Kosovo Veteran offered to help with security at the rally.

Shortly after the event started it was apparent a group of violent Anti-Trump agitators (criminals) came to infiltrate and disrupt our peaceful rally to exercise our first amendment right on topics of importance.  This group clearly had a premeditated plan including violence as they chose to hide their faces with bandanas, scarves, masks, and even goggles!  They came equipped with industrial grade mace & pepper spray.  These criminals started their disruption carefully trying to flood the rotunda with noise so the important speakers could not be heard.  They then grouped together and attempted to move down to the first level where violence broke out on the stairs.  Terry was caught in the middle of it because these violent criminals had a rally goer who looked like a hired security guard already on the floor and hitting him.

Thankfully Terry was able to pull this victim away from the violent criminals and also one of the agitators so the police could restrain him.  During this time Terry was a victim of being tazed multiple times along with being maced by these violent criminals.  The can of mace used was so close to Terry’s eye and its pressure so strong it took days for his eye to heal; we are lucky his eye did not have permanent damage.  Conrad injured his knee trying to contain the violent agitators; as of today he still has difficulty walking stairs.

Terry also tried to notify the few policemen who were on-site to come over to this group of criminals before the violence broke out; even the police told Terry they were clearly outnumbered and proceeded to instructed Terry to continue trying to deal with directly.

After the rally ended we were thrilled to learn 6 arrests had been made and felony charges were pending for 5 of the 6 of these criminals.  Were in absolute shock and disgusted to learn they were all released without being charged.  This violence was clearly premeditated; at a minimum felony assault charges are in order, not to mention the illegality of setting off a military grade smoke bomb in a government building.  Also of the 6 arrested there is still an individual responsible for tazing, who hasn’t been arrested even though many videos have been provided to investigators that clearly shows who it is.

If this violent unlawful behavior is allowed to continue without repercussion and the media continues to glorify it through coverage, because it gets “good ratings,” we are headed down a very dangerous slope of lawlessness.  Terry and I stand in agreement to demand these criminals are charge and prosecuted.  We demand justice and that our rights to exercise the 1st amendment peacefully are protected even if they do not align with the views of others.  May God guide us all to stop this madness, it is time to unite and restore accountability and enforce the laws.  God bless our leaders, military, police, first responders and all who desire a peaceful nation.

 

 

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SaintPaulRepublicans.us Endorses Dave Sina as the CD4 Republican Chair

It’s time to make a clean break from the past and elect a leader of integrity. That leader is Dave Sina.

Ones Conscience Matters when it comes to Voting.  A person’s Values Matter when leading others.  Knowing who a person associates with and what those other people do and think Matters to an organization.

The Current CD4 Republican Organization suffers from having too few people in charge of too many positions.  The Old Boy Network that was created when the former chair Bev Aplikowski (2009-11), and current Chair Jim Carson (2011-12, 13-17).  They have made it so that their closed Facebook Group is the only way one can follow their actions.  To get a seat at the table you have to look away and hold your nose of their transgressions of failing to file quarterly reports to the FEC from 2009 to 2012.

John Kysylycyzn or “John K” was elected in 2012 and he found out the mess that was left by neglect and gross mismanagement by Jim Carson and Bev Aplikowski (Andy’s mom).  He filed an FEC complaint about the lack of reporting the federal account funds.  He was rewarded with being removed from office by the Carson Cabal which included Mitch Berg (SD 65), John Krenik (SD 64), Steve Olson (SD 67), and Michelle Manke in late 2012 just before a presidential election.

With the revelation of the new FEC Complaint against the current CD4 Republican Chair Jim Carson, it is just business as usual.  Jim has the gall to run for the Deputy Chair or a Vice Chair position!  Conscience Matters

Michelle Manke is Out of Touch

The current Deputy Chair Michelle Manke has sent out some amazingly out-of-touch campaign letters to the CD4 Delegates & Alternates.  She talks about the messaging that she is doing for candidates and for CD4.  Have you seen or been turned off by the current cd4-mngop.com website?  The most recent article aside from convention calls is dated from 2015.  The calendar was taken down recently because it showed only 3 bpous having meetings.

She said in her April 17, 2017 letter this:

“…CD4 cannot become a “super-BPOU”. CD4’s role should be to assist, not to take over.”  –Michelle Manke April 17, 2017

In April 2014, CD4 did exactly that to the St Paul Republican City Committee (SPRCC).  It had been a city-wide caucus elected grassroots organization.  When Jim Carson became Chair in 2011 and later in 2013 he made sure that the SPRCC never was able to access the State Party Database to do fundraising, do proper voter identification or do GOTV for municipal and school board elections.  In 2014 Pat Anderson, Jim Carson, John Krenik, Steve Olson, Mitch Berg, and Tor Sorenson (the CD4 Secretary) ended the grassroots nature of the SPRCC and they TOOK OVER.  Tor and Jim said candidates for the SPRCC Chair and Deputy Chair would be allowed to get access to lists.  This was an outright lie!  No one except Steve Olson, John Krenik and Mitch Berg were allowed access and guess what John Krenik and Mitch Berg were elected Chair & Deputy Chair.  Meanwhile the State Party Officers Keith Downey, Chris Fields and Kelly Fenton did nothing to stop it.

We’ve had enough of the mismanagement, the inside Establishment-Elitism that Michelle Manke did nothing to stop, instead she joined them.  To make matters worse she and her close friend Jim Carson are #NeverTrump people.

We Endorse Dave Sina for CD4 Republican Chair

The SaintPaulRepublicans.us is endorsing Dave Sina to be the new CD4 Republican Chair because he is a man of conscience–Humble before God.  He is a long time Living Word Christian Center (LWCC) member.  We were told by a pastor at LWCC if Dave Sina is running for some office, that we should support him…and we are.

Here are some of his other qualities that we value too:

  • Strengthen our BPOUs (Advise and assist the BPOU Officers; get more young Republicans involved).
  • Lead the effort to elect Republican candidates, which includes congressional, state house and senate candidates and state constitutional office candidates (e.g. Governor for 2018)
  • Lead our messaging and communication efforts to educate voters on why they need to vote republican – promote our core values (We need a better CD4 Website)
  • Increase our fund-raising efforts
  • Do “The Work” to include all citizens of the CD4 Area especially in St Paul MN

Vote out the Snakes of the CD4 Republican Swamp

Vote for Dave Sina for the Fourth Congressional District Chair

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Another FEC Problem for CD4 Republican Chair Jim Carson

One of our subscribers sent us a draft of what they are intending to send to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) about the Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District (CD4) Republicans.  They cite some disturbing things about the FEC account opened more than a month after a campaign contribution was given to the endorsed Candidate Greg Ryan for Congress Campaign.  We contacted the Greg Ryan Campaign and a spokesperson said that they assumed the CD4 Republicans had a FEC account when they took the contribution.

The name of the person who is filing the complaint has been withheld by request.


Office of the General Counsel:

I believe the filing for CD4-RPM has deliberate errors and there are a few disturbing things about the filings in the account C00621185.

The first problem is that James Carson is the Chair of this group he is not the Treasurer nor the acting treasurer. He lists himself as the Treasurer on the FEC acct opening file.  His filings seem to suggest he acted alone on this FEC account.  The actual Treasurer of this group is Mr John Rheinberger as the MN Campaign Finance Disclosures & Compliance Board lists.

The second problem is the opening of the account is dated 7/5/16. The PDF shows that Mr Carson sent it on 6/30/16 and due to the federal holiday it was opened on 7/5/16.

Mr Carson’s filings show CD4-RPM gave $4000 to Greg Ryan’s campaign (according to the Greg Ryan FEC account) on 5/14/16 and $1000 on 5/18/16. I’m puzzled why Mr Carson annotated it in his files as 5/24/16 and 6/1/16. Then he waits almost a month before he opens a FEC account.

To give money as a CD party unit one has to have a FEC account first.  This $5000 was given to the Greg Ryan Campaign prior to the CD4-RPM FEC account was set up.

Another problem is the itemized contributions are not itemized. I looked at other accounts to see how things are itemized and on the Greg Ryan account ALL the contributors are listed thus the definition of “itemized”.  It is odd that in a Presidential year they wouldn’t have more contributions to this organization.

Another problem is the lack of filings, he missed two periods. Before the CD4-RPM account was closed in April of 2013 Mr Carson had a problem filing FEC reports and thus CD4 fell into some sort of punishment by the FEC.  I don’t know what the punishment was, but it seems they closed out the CD4 closed the account.

During the 39 months that CD4-RPM didn’t have a FEC acct people would talk about the account as if it still existed.  We had an endorsed Candidate Sharna Wahlgren in 2014 and somehow people thought there was an account.  I didn’t go to their meetings as I was no longer an officer in my house district.

I have to wonder if the appointed Treasurer Mr Rheinberger knew of this FEC account that was set up.  The CD4 Republican Constitution says that the Treasurer’s job is to manage both the state account and the federal account.  It seems that this didn’t happen.

Thanks,

******** (name withheld by request)


The FEC account mentioned is C00621185.  It was filed by the Fourth Congressional District Republican, CD4-RPM Chair James “Jim” Carson on June 30, 2016 using Priority Mail. It was processed after the July 4th Independence Day Holiday.  You can see the FEC Account Opening here. 

CD4-RPM Contribution Made Prior to the FEC account Opening

This shows that CD4-RPM Chair Jim Carson allegedly made a contribution to the Greg Ryan Campaign almost a month before he opened the FEC account!

However if you go to Greg Ryan For Congress FEC account filing period from April 2016 to July 2016 (July Quarterly Report) you’ll see that the CD4-RPM Contributions came in on 5/14/16 ($4000) and 5/18/16 ($1000).  Why did Mr Carson wait a few weeks to file them on 5/24/16 ($4000) and 6/1/16 ($1000)?  By his own filing it allegedly shows that CD4-RPM gave money to their endorsed candidate Greg Ryan PRIOR TO the opening of the CD4-RPM FEC account.

Nowhere does it show Mr John Rheinberger on the FEC account.  At some point the Treasurer should have found out about the federal account, but in the 2016 End of Year Report there is no amendment in C00621185, in fact Mr. Carson has made himself to be the Treasurer, not the acting Treasurer as the opening of the account states.

Where was the Oversight by Deputy Chair Michelle Manke?

Deputy Chairs are not listed as required to make filings to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Disclosures & Compliance Board (MNCFB) nor for FEC accounts, unless there is a need to as in a vacancy at Treasurer or Chair.  The CD4 Constitution does mention the Treasurer and the Deputy Treasurer manage their funds, whether it be state or federal.

Where was the oversight by the Deputy Chair Michelle Manke?

She recently visited a number of Republican BPOU Conventions in CD4 talking about the positive messaging, and the number of parades they’ve taken their “float” adorned with numerous US Military Branch Flags, US Flags, and yet there is no mention of it being from CD4 Republicans!

Newsflash:  Parades Don’t Win Elections!

A Deputy Chair’s job is to help out the chair, and the other officers on the Executive Committee.  The Deputy Chair should be providing oversight on making sure the Chair and other officers are properly doing their jobs to the best of their abilities and to make sure there is no reason for the public to suspect any shenanigans going on.  In some Republican BPOU Constitutions the Deputy Chair is also the Deputy Treasurer, unless there is a specific person elected into that position.

So why didn’t Michelle Manke provide proper oversight of the state account and the federal account?  That’s a good question to ask her at the CD4 Convention on April 22, 2017 at the Roseville Oval.

A Conflict of Interest?

While it isn’t something that perhaps the FEC would look into, the selection of the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Food Shelf for catering at the CD4 Convention in 2016 and for some event in December 2016 might raise some concern about a conflict of interest.  The Food Shelf at HCMC is a good thing, but Jim Carson’s wife helps out with the organization and the Deputy Chair Michelle Manke is the Project Manager for the HCMC Food Shelf from January 2014 to the present as her personal Facebook Page lists.

One would have to look into whether the CD4 Full Committee approved of this selection of the HCMC Food Shelf for catering.  In 2014 Mrs Jim Carson was taking at-will donations from CD4 Convention Delegates and Alternates.  One would have to question if the HCMC Food Shelf took at-will donations for the bag lunches they provided and also was paid what is listed.  The first donation was prior to the creation of the FEC account on 5/11/16.

Payments Made Prior to the Creation of the FEC account

You can see in the Itemized Disbursements there is not only the payment to HCMC Food Shelf that Michelle Manke is the Project Manager for, but one to Century College for the rental of the auditorium for the 2016 CD4 Convention, on April 28, 2016 (almost a year ago).  Maybe these payments should have went to the State Account.

Conclusion

Analyzing the draft of the letter to be sent to the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Elections Commission and searching through the files; it is evident that the Chair the Deputy Chair and those on the Executive Committee for the Fourth Congressional District have not done their fiduciary duties to ensure the contributions are properly managed.  Jim Carson and Michelle Manke are not to be trusted with leading anyone in the Fourth Congressional District of Minnesota (it isn’t too surprising that these two are both #NEVERTRUMPers).  The people on the Executive Committee who knew about it and failed to alert the proper authorities ought to be ashamed of themselves…and they too should not be re-elected to any office ever again, nor be endorsed to run for an office.

How can we browbeat the DFL Party leaders, candidates, or sitting office holders with a standard we aren’t willing to follow ourselves?

It pains us to report this, but if Republicans can’t win elections on principles, and stay within the laws that govern elections, then they don’t deserve the trust of the voters.  We hate it when we are told to, “Let it slide,” or, “Let it go, you’re not helping out the party.”  Isn’t integrity a good thing?  How can we browbeat the DFL Party leaders, candidates, or sitting office holders with a standard we aren’t following ourselves?

We need to elect leaders in our organization who lead with conscience, and speak loudly with proper action instead of just words.

 

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CD4 Republican Convention April 22, 2017 at Roseville Oval

Location for the CD4 Convention, April 22, 2017 registration 8:15, Convention start at 9:00 am

The Minnesota Fourth Congressional District (CD4) will be having its Convention to elect new executive leadership, conduct business, and possibly change their Constitution.

The Convention Call does not mention what in the Constitution is to be specifically changed.  The Call had a note about registering early if you wanted to run for a position but the bylaws allow for nominations from the floor for officer and state executive positions.

CD4 will have a new chair, being that the current one Jim Carson is termed out.  The current Chair candidates are Deputy Chair Michelle Manke and Dave Sina.  Dave’s wife Candy Sina ran unsuccessfully for Senate District 42 last year.

There will be a number of Republican Party of Minnesota State Officer Candidates speaking or their representatives speaking in their stead.  Congressional District 7 will be holding their Convention on April 22nd in Thief River Falls at the same time.


What:  CD4 Republican Convention

When:  April 22, 2017Registration begins at 8:15 am and the Convention starts at 9:00 am.  It is predicted the convention will be over by 2:00 pm.

Where:  Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113 CD4 Convention Map

Cost:  Pre-Registration $20, Day of Registration $20

If you would like to pay by check:

CD4-RPM Federal Committee, 3425 McKnight Rd N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5558

If you would like to pay online via PayPal:

http://cd4-mngop.com/donate-online

Instructions in the email convention call:  “please fill out the form. We will know what the donation is for.”


We are posting this information as a courtesy to the CD4 Republican Convention Delegates & Alternates, and others who are curious or interested in the ideals of the Republican Party, and to some of our reporter friends.  We know our website is much more functional than the cd4-mngop.com site.  We at saintpaulrepublicans.us do not get any funds nor donations from CD4 Republicans.

If there are any changes that we learn between now and the date of the convention we will make amendments and or additions to this post. ~~ Publius Jr.

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USO: Help Them Help our Troops

The photo from the 2017 USO Calendar for March.

 


I, Publius Jr, met the MN CD-2 Chair at a recent event at the Minnesota Capitol building.  He was a 20 year US Military member before he retired in 2006.  He had a service dog with him at this event.  I also served some time ago in the US Army towards the end of the Cold War.  I remember the uptick in excitement when the USO came to the base with a rock group, or a special event.  It is lonely being so far away from home.

The United Service Organization (USO) is not funded by the United States Government.  It is supported by donations from grateful citizens and like me, former military members who know the value of a phone card to call home, or an event that brightens an otherwise dull, drab, or frightening day.

Military life is not a 9 to 5 job, though at garrison (on base) it can feel that way, you are on-call 24/7/365.  The distractions are many.  Morale of a unit is a delicate subject.  Military leaders take great steps to ensure a positive morale amongst the troops despite added social changes the military did not ask that politicians have added to an otherwise stressful environment.

Please give to the USO to brighten the day of so many that make our country and our allies safe from harm.  I give what I can. You might get a Flag, a shirt, a hat, or a calendar like I requested above.  Below is how you can take action to support the USO in its mission

How to Support the USO

USO Centers   Programs for Service Members & Their Families  Entertainment  USO Gift Catalog WishBook

 

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Franklin Graham: Ways to Engage Your Community For Christ

An estimated crowd of 6300 Christians gathered. We are just to the right rear of the bus and the right rear corner of the stage, June 16, 2016 Decision America Tour.


You can take a stand for God’s truth in your community.
Did you know that nearly 1 out of 3 people at the 50 Decision America Tour stops last year signed the pledge to God and country? This means 72,000 people just like you committed to engage in their community with God’s truth and prayerfully consider running for office.
Here are some ways you can do this and be salt and light in your community:
• Attend a school board or city council meeting.
• Pray about running for a local office.
See which city elections are happening this year.
Find information on school board elections, including filing deadlines.
We’re sharing the Gospel in communities like yours here at home and across the globe—and you can partner with us by praying and making a gift online at BillyGraham.org/give.
“Be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us.” –Ephesians 5:1–2, NKJV

 

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Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Representative Kathy Lohmer (R-39B Stillwater) serves on the Public Safety & Security Policy Committee.  She sent a letter to be read at the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference held on March 25, 2017.  The press conference was to address the disruption of the 1st amendment peaceful assembly of the #March4Trump, which was on March 4, 2017.  The use of mace, tasers, smoke bombs and fists by the ANTIFA Thugs aka #Fascist6 posed a serious risk to the health and welfare of those in attendance, Capitol security personnel and State Representatives like Rep Kathy Lohmer.  How can the Ramsey County Attorney, the St Paul Attorney, or the State Attorney General let these civil rights violators off the hook?  That’s what those at the press conference wanted to know.

Here is the letter Rep Kathy Lohmer sent to the organizers of this group at the Rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol.


Thank you all for coming today.  I regret not being able to join you. I do support your efforts to call on Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, and St Paul’s City Attorney to follow through and charge the 6 individuals arrested on March 4th in this building during a peaceful gathering of citizens from the state of Minnesota who had gathered to show support for our President – Donald J Trump.  I was one of several speakers that day and I experienced hearing the chaos and bedlam created with shouting and the use of fog horns.  I saw the videos of the police asking masked men to remove those masks and leave the building.  I heard from our peaceful, law abiding citizens who were tazed, maced, and told of the smoke bombs that were thrown in the building.  Six individuals were arrested because they were breaking the law as they assaulted these citizens.  This cannot be dismissed or excused and these individuals should be charged with the crimes that police arrested them for.

We have had similar incidents where people have chosen to block our freeways and throw objects at police and others and have subsequently had charges dropped.  We cannot continue to have a peaceful society where this type of behavior goes unpunished.  For this reason, I authored House File 1066 which changes the penalties for blocking a freeway from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor.  We citizens believe in the rule of law and we know that we cannot continue to turn a blind eye to what is transpiring here.

Again, I applaud your efforts and stand with you in calling for these individuals to be charged for their crimes.  We ask that you would do the job that the citizens of this state pay you to do.

Rep Kathy Lohmer (R-39B Stillwater)


Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

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Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Representative Nick Zerwas (R-30A Elk River) could not be at the Press Conference.  Here is the letter read at the Press Conference.  He says that violence isn’t the answer when it comes to expressing one’s free speech.  Woody Kaine and the other #Fascist6 ANTIFA thugs disrupted a peaceful assembly of Pro-Trump supporters exercising their 1st Amendment rights at the MN State Capitol Rotunda.  See the other letters posted below this one.  Rep Nick Zerwas is a member of the Public Safety & Security Committee and he is the author of the Interstate Blocking Bill, he sent his best wishes to those that attended the press conference.


Hello everyone and thank you for attending today.  My apologies to you that I’m attending a wedding out of state this weekend, and I am unable to attend today’s rally.  I want to thank all of you for showing up to the Capitol and demanding accountability.

For over a year I have been trying to demand accountability too.  I have worked on legislation to hold people that violate the law by blockading our airports and closing down our freeways accountable.  I am convinced the vast majority of Minnesotans believe these actions should be prosecuted and the perpetrators should go to jail.

We cannot allow lawlessness to take over.  We cannot allow blockades or violence to be tolerated under the guise of free speech.  It is time for us to stand firm and demand justice.

Rep Nick Zerwas (R-30A Elk River)


Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter

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Rep Franson’s Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Representative Mary Franson, (R-8B, Alexandria) could not be at the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference on March 25, 2o17.  So Dave Sina, a Candidate for CD4 Republican Chair, read Representative Franson’s letter.  Her letter addressed the lack of accountability that Woody Kaine and the other 5 from the #Fascist6 of ANTIFA thugs did to people exercising their First Amendment Rights to peacefully assemble and to free speech.

We are posting the letters read at the Press Conference at the Rotunda of the MN State Capitol Building.


Happy Saturday, thank you for attending the event today.  Please forgive me for not being able to attend the event.

The First Amendment gives us the right to peaceably to assemble, something that went missing on March 4th.  Individuals should feel safe coming to the Minnesota State Capitol and expressing their First Amendment Right.  Sadly, lawlessness and chaos took over that day.  The young, elderly, and those in between were assaulted simply because they did not think the way the Left thinks.  The Left wants to continue their assault on the First Amendment and are pushing the boundaries to where we are today.  We are asking for accountability and justice.

Being the son of a US Senator does not mean one can bring his friends into a peaceful rally, cause chaos, hurt people, and get off scot-free.  Today we ask prosecutors to do their jobs and set an example that we will not tolerate the infringement of the right of the people to assemble peacefully.

Rep Mary Franson 8B-Alexandria


Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter

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Kelly’s Letter From the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Thanks to the organizers of the Press Conference on March 25, 2017, they made it all about the events, attack, aftermath, and lack of prosecution of what we call the #Fascist6.  There were some speakers who were at the Press Conference who made it all about their campaigns for State Party Office and their future political careers.  We thank those that refrained from this practice.

We at SaintPaulRepublicans.us have decided to publish the letters that were read from the press conference.  We think they speak louder than the lack of local press coverage.  We pray that Ramsey Count Attorney John Choi, St Paul Attorney Samuel J Clark, and certainly the Minnesota State Attorney General and Governor hopeful Lori Swanson read these letters and move to the prosecution of the #Fascist6.

We will copy the way the letters were written complete with the Capitalization of certain words.  No letter’s content will be altered.

The following letter is from Kelly, a US Military Vet.  Who could not be at the press conference due to uncertainty that this press conference would be over run by anti-free speech thugs.


Dear Friends, Dear Fellow PATRIOTS,

I was watching the speakers in the rotunda when I saw that a young lady and her friend run past me after she was hit in the face by one of the cowards who came to disrupt the (Planned) peaceful event.  I then handed off my sign to a friend and went into the hallway where those were trying to shut us down. For about a half hour, I stood next to the Capitol Security Officers at the bottom of the stairs, staying between the rally attendees and the protestors.  Suddenly they started pushing down the stairs and as I tried to hold my position, one of the cowards sprayed Pepper Spray into my right eye at point blank range, blinding me for over an hour and causing my eye to burn for the rest of the day.

It’s possible that the POS that sprayed me was the one arrested and held for Disorderly Conduct and eventually released the following Tuesday.  I’m told by the investigator that despite him and the others being released without charges, the ongoing investigation may lead to charges.  I’m hoping that those involved in this JUSTICE system understand the seriousness of these PREMEDITATED, DELIBERATE ATTACKS on us CITIZENS who were merely there to exercise our Constitutional Liberties.  I spent 22 years in the military to help ensure those liberties and I won’t stand for a bunch of cowards to use VIOLENCE or THREATS OF VIOLENCE TO TRY TO CAUSE POLITICAL CHANGE – !

I hope those that will be prosecuting this case can imagine what it’s like to be pepper sprayed, tazed, punched in the face by thugs who are wearing MASKS, HOODS, GOGGLES, etc in an effort to conceal their identity.

When we piece together the EVIDENCE, the hours of video showing threats via their chants, signs, actions.  The use of weapons, the websites encouraging violence, the actions of ANTIFA here and across the nation, our justice system has an amazing opportunity to make a statement, to set an example, lets hope this isn’t missed.

Kelly


Other Letters from the Press Conference

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter

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