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After a super-majority of Ron Paul supporters captured control of the Republican state convention Saturday, state party officials abruptly canceled the event without electing delegates to the national convention.
Early in the day, state delegates supporting Paul's continued pursuit of the Republican nomination voted through a rules change that forced the state party to abandon its preset ballot of potential national convention delegates and open up the race to the rest of the state delegates.
The vote followed a rousing speech by Paul of Texas, who said his presidential campaign will continue as long as he has support.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Alaniz
(254) 770-3333 Office
(254) 534-3968 Mobile
Alaniz Resigns from HLC
Temple, Texas – April 18, 2008 – The Hispanic Leadership Council (HLC) has a long history of being Servant Leaders that have contributed positively to the community. It is of the utmost importance that this legacy continues. Several years ago during my tenure as Chairman of the organization the council worked to implement the following pledge that is a prerequisite to HLC membership:
1. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
2. I pledge to incorporate the principles and practices of servant leadership and I will be a positive influence:
• in the aggressive pursuit of positive solutions
• to champion meaningful visions and encourage people to commit their best to achieve them
• in a manner that builds-up, encourages and strengthens individuals, families, our local community and our nation
• in building relationships, not based on organizational position, but on a concern for others that is characterized by acceptance, trust, civility, respect, and empathy
• to promote effective teamwork as the preferred approach, where individuals work together, complementing each others’ strengths and weaknesses
• in the elimination of helplessness or hopelessness that disempowers and leads to a sense of being a victim
• to promote giving over receiving
• in the promotion of personal responsibility
Recent events initiated with good intentions have taken an unfortunate turn. I remain hopeful that existing members of the organization have only taken a slight and temporary deviation from the governing values of the organization. Regardless, being compelled to prove all things; hold fast to that which is good and abstain from all appearance of evil, I feel it necessary to separate from HLC.
I will continue to research and defend what is right without partiality and with the aforementioned tenets I strive to follow.
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