PART EIGHT -- WE ARE BEING DUPED BY RUSSELL SIAS, Chairman of La Paz County, AZ Republican Party
Who Believes it’s Okay for State Leadership to Ignore our Bylaws? Does Anyone?
When state leadership decides to ignore the clear instructions shown below, by setting up their own bylaws committee, what is their purpose? Shouldn’t we be asking? Right or wrong, good or bad, the process spelled out in the current bylaws ALREADY exists. Why establish a bylaws committee?
HERE IS WHAT OUR CURRENT BYLAWS SPECIFY: “B. Method of Amending Bylaws An amendment to these bylaws may be proposed at any meeting called in accordance with these bylaws. A copy of the proposed amendment together with a statement explaining the purpose to be achieved and the reasons in support thereof shall be mailed to each member by the secretary with thenotice of call for that meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present in person or by proxy shall be necessary to pass any motion to amend.”
Did we elect our leadership to ignore our bylaws, or to follow them? Shouldn’t we be asking? Maybe the better question is why do we put up with anyone saying: ‘I am going to create my own method of amending OUR bylaws!’ What is the underlying, ulterior, motive of intentionally choosing to ignore exterior bylaws?
I have created an alternative set of bylaws. I submitted them according to the above bylaw. Legally. Appropriately. They restore control to the member- ship of our party, and condemn actions by leaders who decide to ignore existing bylaws. My submitted proposal also creates a way to call a legitimate bylaws committee to amend bylaws. SEE NEW BYLAWSSEE SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
We need to decide whether we want a party led by officers who feel free to ignore our bylaws, or who will lead according to our bylaws in the direction WE, the members of the party, want the party to go.