Holding Our Republican Parish Council Members Accountable
It is troubling to see that some politicians are using our Republican Party for purposes other than serving the public. The Republican Party, and in particular our local Parish Executive Committee, has a clear platform of principles in which we believe. Three of our fundamental principles are: fiscal accountability (i.e., lower taxes and responsible spending), limited government, and more freedom for the people. (See "About ARPEC" on this site for the full ARPEC platform.) Sadly, some politicians use our name by registering as Republicans, but consistently pursue policies that are contrary to these fundamental principles. Such politicians are not Republicans at heart; they are "Republicans In Name Only" (RINOs).
Far too often, elected officials bear little resemblance to the candidates they once were. Politicians are very skillful at manipulating voters' attitudes at election time, then abruptly switching their positions when the voters are not looking.
Each voter's duty is to look beyond the grandiose proclamations of our elected officials and search for the truth. Who stands on principle, and who drifts on whim?
This website examines the records (either votes or public positions taken in 2012, 2013, and 2014) of the four Republicans on the Ascension Parish Council:
- Daniel "Doc" Satterlee from District 4
- Chris Loar from District 7
- Terri Casso from District 8
- Bryan Melancon from District 10
They are all registered Republicans, but not all stand on Republican principles. Are there any who are Republicans in Name Only (RINOs)? Is your council member one of them? Please check out their record and politely let them know what you think.
In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate—look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office.
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