To the editor:
In response to your Aug. 29 article, “Nevada delegates stage revolt at RNC”:
Wayne Terhune, chairman of Nevada’s delegation, said, “My microphone was dead, nobody answered the phone. They just wanted to silence us.” Cindy Lake, chairwoman of the Clark County Republican Party, said, “It’s really hard to watch. This whole thing is just a show, a slick TV show for Mitt Romney. It’s sickening.”
“This is the death of the Republican Party,” added Wiselet Rouzard. “Future generations will be ashamed of what they did today.”
I agree that it was a disgrace to the party. If the Republicans would have allowed Rep. Ron Paul to be nominated from the convention floor, it would have demonstrated that the convention was fair and honest.
When two political parties dominate the election process, they also dominate and control our government. They play good cop, bad cop with the people. There is really no choice. The Democrats win one election and then the Republicans win the next.
We need more choice. However, as long as the people keep voting for Democrats and Republicans, we will get more of the same.
In Nevada, we have a strong third party that won four elections in 2010. It is the Independent American Party, which is the fastest-growing party in the state.
You are wasting your vote by voting for a Democrat or a Republican. They have controlled our government for more than 100 years. How is that working out for you?
The writer is chairman of the Clark County Independent American Party and a candidate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District.