Evan Cutler gave such a measured and intelligent appeal for calm among Ron Paul supporters in Alaska that I had to put this in a post all of its own:
Statement from Evan Cutler:
For the record, here is part of a response I made to a person contacting me last night, trying to set up bombardment of the ARP Offices:
Let me say that creating a storm of condemning phone calls to the Alaska Republican Party offices will not help our cause. Some or maybe even all of those you mention in your list are decent people, in their ways…they are just trying to hang on to power and have forgotten why we are all Republicans in the first place,
Please don’t advocate for that mass bombardment you mention; it can only sour things.
We are doing well in our battle and will ask for the help we need as we need it.
Alaska is a giant state, but a small community. The very last thing we need is giving party leadership ammunition to complain about a bunch of “paultards” harassing them.
We are winning this battle with intelligence, true respect for all, clear focus on organizing and the rules, and our most humble and sincere efforts towards grace, and do not need to unleash the wrath of angry hordes.
Please let us fight for ourselves our way, and be patient for two weeks.
We will share our story after the convention here in two weekends.
If you want, pray or wish or meditate or imagine for all to be of pure heart, and treating people with respect from the right place…and imagine closed hearts opening and realizing we are not a threat to them, but sincere advocates for a better world. It’s a generational paradigm shift that is happening. It doesn’t have to be a war. We are using the tools of due process and documentation to assert our rights and we have confidence. The Ron Paul Movement has awakened here to an unprecedented level, and it’s sophisticated.
Think of our hero, Dr. Paul. He would never bombard people with a rash of rash callers. He would advocate for reason, sound arguments, and the assertion of due process. He always has.
We are doing that same thing. And we believe that will be sufficient for now.
Please share this message, not one that generates wrath and scorn. Nothing good will come of that at this point, if ever.
We will only win by not becoming like the perceived enemy, but by recognizing all humankind as our brothers and sisters and treating all with respect. We will win by refusing to be bullied, but always treating all with respect.
Feel free to share this message where ever you see people raising their ire. Calm them with patience. We will complain very loudly if we cannot resolve our problems and have a fair Convention, but we do not seek a media storm now.
The ARP leaders have only played these games of disenfranchisement because they are scared.
In time, they will realize we are just their neighbors, speaking truth to power.
Thank you for your offer and enthusiasm to help…and I hope, I can thank you soon for your respect and trust in us.
Evan Cutler, Organizer
Alaskans for Ron Paul 2012