Patriot Groups throughout the Maricopa and North Pinal County area.
I was at the last Board of Director’s meeting and nothing was mentioned about Kelly Townsend. As to negotiations with Kelly being done quietly, anything that concerns any portion of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots concerns each and every member of the group. As a member of the GPTPP and Board member, I have not heard about anything. There is no matter, big or small, that should be kept secret from the entire membership unless there is something to hide by one member or another. Apparently there is an ongoing dispute that will eventually surface and be known to all members.
No leader has the right to treat members of any organization like mushrooms. We all know the old saying about mushrooms. This is precisely the actions we protest from our Federal government! Nothing this group engages in, including negotiations with Kelly Townsend, belongs behind closed doors, in private emails or in private telephone calls.
Your statement doesn’t begin to answer my questions. Kelly spoke up to the entire membership for a reason. To me, it appears as if you have overstepped your bounds on behalf of the membership, i.e., me, for one. Just as the President of the United States answers to the American people, so do you to the members of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots. Kelly started this group with concepts of transparency and non-partisanship but that’s not how it is being administrated under your leadership. The organization ran smoothly under Kelly’s leadership because it was aboveboard and did not engage in backroom deals.
As far as I am concerned, there is a great deal you must explain to the GPTPP in order to lay this matter to rest and diffuse a time bomb which currently threatens our very existence, for there are already members stating they are quitting our organization.