Remember the Derek Black case? On August 26th, 2008, Derek Black was elected a Republican Party committee member in Palm Beach, Florida, and just days later, the local Jewish Republican boss Sid Dinerstein refused to allow Black to take his post - only because Derek is the son of Stormfront webmaster Don Black. Review the specifics of this case HERE.
Now the process has been repeated in Midland County, Michigan. In an announcement posted only on Stormfront and the Vanguard News Network Forum so far, the Midland County Republican Executive Committee arbitrarily and secretly removed an elected delegate, Randy Gray, from his post. Gray was never invited to appear before any hearing to defend himself and contest the decision - he found out about it only when he showed up for a county precinct meeting on November 20th, and instead was barred from entry and given a written copy of the decision.
Update: Since this post was published, the Saginaw News has published their own story.
Here's a copy of the notification sent to Gray to attend the meeting. Absolutely no hint that Gray's status as a precinct delegate had been called into question:
Midland County Republicans
Official Call to the Midland County Convention. There shall be a meeting of the duly elected Precinct Delegates and the At-Large Delegates to the County Convention at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November at 20, 2008, at the Midland County Building, Commissioners Room.
The purpose of this meeting shall be to elect members of the county executive committee.
Only Precinct Delegates elected at the August 5, 2008 Primary Election and the last recent Republican nominees for the County and State Legislative offices and Precinct Delegates seated on a permanent basis will be seated at this convention.
Chair, Midland County Republican Executive Committee
But upon arrival at the November 20th meeting, Randy Gray reports that he was met at the front door and was denied access to his elected position and was given a letter stating that the party has removed him. Here is a text copy of that letter:
Midland County Republican Executive Committee
A RESOLUTION REMOVING RANDY GRAY FROM THE MIDLAND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
WHEREAS the platform of the Republican National Committee states that: "From the time of Lincoln, equality of individuals has been a cornerstone of the Republican Party. Our commitment to equal opportunity extends from landmark school-choice legislation for the students of Washington D.C. to historic appointments at the highest levels of government. We consider discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, creed, disability, or national origin to be immoral, and we will strongly enforce anti-discrimination statutes. We ask all to join us in rejecting the forces of hatred and bigotry and in denouncing all who practice or promote racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic prejudice, or religious intolerance",
WHEREAS the Midland County Party fully supports this platform, adopting it as its own.
WHEREAS the actions of Mr. Gray are in direct conflict with the basic tenants of this platform, and therefore the ideals and beliefs of the Republican Party, and are strongly condemned by this organzation.
And WHEREAS now is time for our country to come together to solve the many important issues that face our nation and our party.
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED, on this day, November 20th, 2008, the executive committee of the Midland County Republican Party, hereby removes and no longer recognizes Randy Gray as a Precinct Delegate, or in any way a member of the Midland Republican Party.
Todd M. Gambrell
Midland County Republican Party
According to the Saginaw News story, the Midland County Republicans also claimed that Randy Gray had engaged in no political activity on their behalf since his election as a delegate, and that their legal counsel assured them the move would withstand legal scrutiny. In response, Gray is considering engaging the ACLU for possible legal action against the party.
But this whole sequence immediately begs a number of questions. First, was Randy Gray offered an opportunity to appear before the executive committee and contest this decision? It appears not; it looks like he was blindsided. And if he was blindsided, under what authority does a committee remove an elected official arbitrarily and secretly?
Another question. By his own admission, Randy Gray has always been open and unapologetic about his activism on behalf of White civil rights. Yet although he was elected as a delegate back in August, and the November election is now history, the executive committee waited until now to take this action. If his status as a delegate was so questionable, why did they wait three-and-a-half months before taking this action?
If you want answers to these questions, and are outraged by the executive committee's secret and arbitrary behavior, visit the Midland County Republican contact page HERE. You might want to e-mail them at the following address:
Physical address is 125 Ashman Street, Suite 4 in Midland (48640). The phone number is 989-832-2633, and the office is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Central Time.
One possible reason for the committee's sudden urgency may be an incident involving Gray which took place on November 5th. On that date, Gray mounted a legal one-man protest, marching in front of a local auto dealership in North Saginaw attired in full Klan regalia (he is associated with the Knights Party) and equipped with a sidearm for personal protection. Police admitted Gray's actions were legal and stated that it was the passers-by who were disturbing the peace. Gray was neither cited nor arrested for his conduct. This incident is further discussed in this other Stormfront thread.
Now just put yourself briefly in the position of the Midland County Republicans for a moment. One of your elected party delegates has just made the news by demonstrating in full Klan attire and packing a sidearm. A black man has just been elected President. Your first instinct would be to call up this guy and ask him what the hell he thinks he's doing. Of course; that's understandable.
But that's not what the Midland County Republicans did. Instead, they secretly and arbitrarily removed Gray without even giving him a chance to explain his actions, and then notified him by barring him entry to a meeting. The methodology's the problem - those are police state tactics.
And that's what makes the Midland County Republicans such cowards.
The bottom line - those who are open White activists will have a difficult time becoming functionaries within the established parties. In the case of Derek Black, his family background alone was enough to get him removed from his elected position, even though he wore no uniform or any other politically-incorrect regalia. As for Randy Gray, his status as an elected delegate did not become an issue until the media showed him in a public demonstration in full Klan regalia. Undeniably, Randy Gray has cast-iron balls for being willing to show himself in public in full Klan regalia, with no backup, but sometimes discretion can be the better part of valor.
This means that if you are a White activist, and want to participate in mainstream politics, you need to follow the examples of Dr. David Duke and John Ubele and leave the uniforms and symbols at home. If you must use uniforms and symbols, go independent or write-in.
Randy Gray has an extensive record of pro-White activism. He was an official with the Ron Paul campaign until the campaign severed him. He also appeared at the Kalamazoo Rally Against Black Gang Terrorism on August 4th, 2007. And he also played a major role in the Knoxville Rally Against Black Crime on June 16th, 2007. He currently operates the MidlandTV website, where he produces pro-White programming for a local public-access television station.