September 21, 2010
To whom it may concern:
This is an absurd smear post. I've known Mr. Marston for over three years and his beliefs/principles have never changed. I know, as I attempted to change several of them on more than one occasion.
Mr. Marston is one of the most intelligent and knowledgeable fiscal conservatives I've ever had the pleasure to work with. Mr. Marston has been a tireless advocate for individual, state and national sovereignty as well as constitutional government. It is all of the aforementioned that led us to work together on numerous projects both at the national and local levels. The specific group mentioned in the post and the post linked to at the Next Right . . . were made up of numerous individuals from a broad spectrum with diverse views. We had more in common than not, however there were things in regards to social conservatism that were disagreed on. Being a big tent organization, similar to the GOP itself in that nature, that is to be expected.
Mr. Marston, whether personally or publicly, never swayed from his social views nor we from ours regardless of the conflict. There was always a bigger picture in view and everyone understood that. The platform of the group came about as a result of overwhelming majority input from those involved. Mr. Marston remained involved because of his leadership, integrity and commitment to fiscal conservatism and the constitution. As the organization grew, changed etc. platforms were revised, focus was shifted, ultimately moving from putting all effort on national elections to local level elections. In doing this it gave us the ability to focus on those races more intimately involved with the problems facing our country, which of course are those at the local level. The solutions needed to save our respective states and the well-being of our nation must come from the grassroots. State representatives are the designated first voices of the people on the local level: Staying accessible to the people of his or her district, giving them a first-hand knowledge of the problems facing Americans and a realistic and commonsense approach to tackling the issues needed to make for a better tomorrow. Mr. Marston fits this description to a T. He is a common sense conservative voice desperately needed in his area.
Mr. Marston did not publish the post in question. Mr. Martson did not agree then with our social conservatism views nor does he now. He understood the bigger picture and worked within the group and with the group to further issues and principles he believed in regardless of who agreed and who did not. The platform excerpts listed are from the infancy stages of the group and were revised and changed over time, allowing us all to work together without conflict of interest and to work separately on issues we may not agree on as a group.
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