I have been asked to comment on a meeting that took place yesterday between MCRP Chairman Wilkerson, and Precinct Chairs Mark Frank, Charlie Parada, and Paul Gebolys. Well, there is really not much to say about it. Anyone can meet anywhere and at any time since this is a free country and all. Whatever was discussed is pretty much irrelevant with regards to changing the rules of our party. There is a process for that and we will follow that process. If someone wants to submit an amendment to the bylaws to the CEC for consideration, then it will be handled in accordance with the rules of our party just as it should be.
Also, I watched the video of that meeting and a few things jumped out at me. First, I noted that Charlie Parada is still pushing this idea that bylaws require a 2/3 vote to be adopted at a biennial organizational meeting. Since this has been explained to him over and over and he just simply refuses to accept the truth, I will just chalk this up to being “un-learnable” for him. For everyone else who is capable of reading and comprehending the law and the party rules, this matter has already been settled so no further comment is needed.
I also noted that Mr. Parada and Chairman Wilkerson stated that they would be “willing to accept the new bylaws” IF the bylaws were changed to what they want them to be. You know, I just have to say that I find it a special, and disturbing, kind of arrogance for someone to believe that just because they don’t accept the truth, it is no longer the truth and that their “acceptance” of the truth can be used as some sort of bargaining chip. The attitude displayed by those statements alone is a ringing endorsement for the new bylaws.
Finally, the debate about the bylaws is over and we have moved forward in modernizing the party, energizing the party and uniting the party just as we promised. We had a very successful November election cycle with hundreds of volunteers reaching out to thousands and thousands of voters and getting them to the polls. We were able to do this despite our Chairman and his followers effectively boycotting our election efforts and even forming a PAC to work against us. We are not interested in going backwards and we will continue to build upon our efforts to keep Montgomery County “Red”. We deeply appreciate the support that we have received and we welcome everyone to participate in the effort to preserve our way of life here in Montgomery County. You can find out more information about how to get involved at www.MCRPTX.org.
May God bless each and every one of you and I look forward to working with you to keep our county “Red” in 2020 and for future generations.
Jon P. Bouche
Precinct 35 Chairman and Steering Committee Member