MassGOP Passes Bold Resolution Calling for Biden’s Removal From Office of President!

At the Quarterly meeting of the Massachusetts Republican Party, September 29, 2021, the seventy members present passed unanimously a resolution in support of the removal of Joseph Biden from the office of president.

The resolution presented by State Committeeman Dennis Galvin and amended by State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch reads:

Whereas: Joseph Biden assumed office as the forty sixth President of The United States on January 20, 2021, following an election in which the Democrat party, significant segments of the American news media, and the corporate leadership of the nation’s Big Tech companies, conspired to shield him from public engagement and scrutiny, denying the American voters a legitimate opportunity to evaluate his candidacy.

Whereas: Upon assuming the Presidency, he embarked upon policies, which have endangered the national security and economy by unilaterally withdrawing support for the XL Pipeline, ending petroleum exploration on US government lands and suppressing the natural gas industry, thus forcing the United States back into global energy dependence.

Whereas: There is mounting evidence that a series of damaging cyber attacks against our nation’s most critical industries (both food and energy} have been traced to locations in Russia, and despite this evidence, President Biden has refused to impose sanctions on the Putin government, allowing them to go forward with the construction of the Nord Stream pipeline.

Whereas: The Communist Government in Beijing is bullying American diplomats, threatening our Asian allies and has refused to participate in an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, President Biden has failed to credibly respond to these actions to defend our nation’s diplomats, reaffirm our commitment to our Asian allies, and demand full transparency from the Communist government regarding the origins of Covid19.

Whereas: President Biden has willfully allowed the illegal passage of an unprecedented number of immigrants through our southern border, refusing to acknowledge the massive public health and domestic security crisis, that this has created, thus exposing the people of the United States to the dangers and ravages of illegal drugs, covid 19 and potentially organized terrorist activity within our national borders.

Whereas: There is mounting credible evidence to support concerns that President Biden’s son Hunter, is the point person for a nefarious scheme, possibly involving the President himself, to exploit the US Presidency selling access and influence for the
personal gain of the Biden family, thus compromising the nation’s security and global interests.

Whereas: In August 2021, President Biden embarked upon a unilateral decision to initiate a precipitous withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan; abandoning many American citizens and Afghan allies, to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS, and abandoning the US Embassy along with billions of dollars of valuable state of the art US military equipment. This policy decision has now emboldened these once neutralized extremist elements causing the death of 13 US military personnel and will inevitably lead to a resumption of terrorism and the deaths of many more innocent people.

WhereasA clear and present danger to both the United States and our most loyal Middle East ally Israel is presented by the government of Iran and its renewed efforts to construct a nuclear arsenal. Yet, the Biden Administration has resumed negotiations with that nation, which conceivably could allow such preparations to continue.

Whereas: Joe Biden overstepped his bounds announcing that his administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens – blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people. His intrusive mask and vaccine mandates are an assault on our rights, moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.

Whereas: President Biden’s public appearance, to include, verbal communication, and observed interactions, display evidence of diminished mental acuity, verbal incoherence and a definite reluctance to engage in regular and spontaneous public discourse.

Whereas: Public confidence in this president’s ability to effectively lead, defend and protect the nation, its people and the constitution of the United States is now in serious doubt.

Be It Therefore:

Resolved: That the Massachusetts Republican State Committee regards the Presidency of Joe Biden as a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the United States of America

Resolved: That we urge the members of the United State Congress to swiftly and decisively exercise their constitutional authority, for the sake of the nation, to investigate and pursue all legal avenues to remove Joe Biden from office, whether that involve impeachment, the exercise of the provisions of Article XXV, or by persuading him to resign his office.

Resolved: That this resolution, upon endorsement, be forwarded forthwith to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Opposition to Masks and Other Medical Mandates in Schools

This is written testimony shared with the Westford School Committee on August 16, 2021.

by Kathleen Lynch

I am the Westford Republican Town Committee Chairwoman. I am also the Republican State Committeewoman for the First Middlesex District representing the city of Lowell and five towns including Westford. I recently served two years on the Healthy Westford Committee.

In speaking with colleagues and constituents, I am hearing very strong objections to mask and vaccine mandates.

Regarding masks, I find it heartbreaking to see precious children with faces hidden, unable to breathe freely and unable to see facial expressions that are vital for communication and child development. The mask is a cover that incubates germs, fear and suspicion of others. Immune suppression, bacterial and fungal infections2 are just a few more unhealthy side effects of wearing masks. 

Regarding vaccines, they are risky. As of July 30th the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)1, a national early warning system co-managed by the CDC and FDA, reports that there have been over 12,000 deaths, 46,000 hospitalizations, 92,000 office visits, 23,000 reports of severe allergic reactions, and 14,000 permanently disabled after succumbing to taking the covid shots. What makes this number more alarming is that VAERS admits that the numbers reported are just a small fraction of the actual numbers!

Health rights is a non-partisan, human rights issue. It is imperative that individuals be fully informed about the risks and benefits of any medical intervention to include PCR/pool testing, temperature checks, vaccines, quarantines, and masks. Parents or guardians should then choose whether or not their child will participate in the intervention.Without Informed consent and the ability to opt out of any health intervention, a dangerous nanny-state, health tyranny would ensue. We must not have that in Westford or any town in America.

As State Committeewoman, on June 9th, I submitted to all representatives of the Massachusetts Republican Party thousands of petitions from Massachusetts residents against mask mandates and a resolution to change the Massachusetts mask mandate that Governor Baker declared in 2020 to a voluntary mask advisory. The resolution passed unanimously. Fortunately, the governor lifted the mask mandate this summer. He is now only making a recommendation about wearing masks, if individuals so choose. 

Senate Bill 1122, An Act relative to bodily autonomy and family integrity, addresses health freedom by stating, “No person shall be compelled by law to acquiesce to medical treatments or procedures, collection of specimens, or sharing of personal data or medical information. A person’s fundamental rights to privacy, travel, and speech afforded under the United States Constitution shall not be infringed upon to impede the making of decisions for themselves or for their dependents, including, but not limited to, health and medical care”. I call on all legislators including our district Senator Kennedy and State Rep Arciero to back this bill.

No law or policy should interfere with the free will of Massachusetts citizens to make their own health decisions, period. Please see the August 13th article showing Taunton MA Public Schools successfully taking a stand against mask mandates. 3 Let Westford be next!

I call for The Westford School Committee, Board of Health, Health Department, and legislators to reject any mask, vaccine, or other medical mandate or simply set voluntary advisories.  Advisories should apply to children, staff, and members of the public in our schools and businesses in any indoor or outdoor setting. Declared health emergency orders should never bypass our constitution and right to choose a health intervention that itself contains risks. And, no one should be coerced, harassed, or sanctioned because of their health decision! 





Enough of the Masks Says the MassGOP

Republican State Committee Members gathered thousands of signatures opposing the odious mask mandate ordered by the governor.

Republican State Committeewoman Kathy Lynch, representing Westford, Lowell, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsboro, and Dunstable, submitted a box of thousands of petitions to State Party leadership to be delivered to Governor Charlie Baker. She said, “Our constituents have had enough of the masks!”

The Massachusetts government website, reads, “Effective May 29: The Commonwealth’s mask order is rescinded.” However, it then contradicts itself by saying: “Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.”

The website lists where masks are still required:

  1. Public and Private Transportation.
  2. Inside K-12 public schools, collaboratives, approved special education schools.
  3. Healthcare facilities. 
  4. Congregate care facilities 
  5. Emergency shelter programs.
  6. Houses of Correction, Department of Correction prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities
  7. Health Care and Day Services and Programs operated, licensed, certified, regulated, or funded by the Commonwealth.
  8. Home health care workers. 

The resolution passed by the Massachusetts Republican Party was circulated as a petition, online and in person before being handed in to Republican State Committee leadership. 

The resolution calls for the existing Commonwealth of MA mask mandate to be rescinded in its entirety and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons (vaccinated or unvaccinated), businesses, and governmental institutions. It also calls for informed consent, without harassment, coercion, or sanctions, either way they decide.

Finally, the resolution urges Massachusetts lawmakers to pass legislation that places checks and balances on gubernatorial power regarding mask-wearing or any other constitutional right during emergency situations.

Resolution to Change the Massachusetts (MA) 
Mask MANDATE to a Voluntary Mask ADVISORY

Whereas: On March 10, 2020, MA Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency (pursuant to the Civil Defense Act of 1950 and Chapter 17 of MA General Laws) for the alleged outbreak of a Covid-19 virus;

Whereas: The Civil Defense Act of 1950 and Chapter 17 of MA General Laws provides no constitutional system of checks and balances via legislative or judicial branches; 

Whereas: On May 6, 2020 Governor Baker instituted a mask mandate as a temporary measure; 

Whereas: By May 26, 2021, thirty-one states and counting have lifted their mask mandates successfully;

Whereas: The First Amendment of the Constitution of the U.S. guarantees U.S. Citizens the right to petition government for a redress of grievances;

Whereas: We believe the strength of our nation and Commonwealth lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored and that this belief holds true for individuals making their own health care decisions and choosing whatever medical interventions they see fit;

Whereas: Any emergency orders, decrees, requirements, regulations, or other mandates issued by state or local officials that bind, curtail or infringe upon the rights of individuals, must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health purpose;

Whereas: There is no longer a compelling public health purpose to wear masks because the recovery rate for Covid-19 has been very high (~99.7%);

We the undersigned, therefore,

Resolve: That the existing Commonwealth of MA mask mandate be rescinded in its entirety and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons, adults or children, vaccinated or unvaccinated, businesses, and governmental institutions, within MA.

Resolve: That the voluntary mask advisory apply to any indoor and outdoor setting, including those not listed in the May 29, 2021 Department of Public Health advisory: childcare programs, K-12 public and private schools, collaboratives, special education schools, public and private transportation, healthcare facilities and provider offices, congregate care settings, rehabilitative day services and programs and community care.

Resolve: That every adult or parent of a minor be given complete and accurate information about any benefits and risks of mask-wearing and be able to provide informed and voluntary consent as to whether to wear or not to wear a mask, without harassment, coercion, or sanctions, either way they decide.

Resolve: That our lawmakers pass legislation that places checks and balances as well as clearly-defined parameters on gubernatorial power to protect our rights regarding mask-wearing or any other constitutional right including during emergency situations.

Vernon Jones Electrifies Mass Republicans

Unleashes Scathing Attack Against Biden And Democrats

Former Georgia state representative and chief executive of DeKalb County Georgia, Vernon Jones, who publicly endorsed President Donald Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention, came to Massachusetts today, to help raise money for the state GOP. Jones spoke before a crowd of 200 people, assembled at GOP Chairman Jim Lyon’s barn in Andover MA.He masterfully used humor and passion to bolster the state effort to grow the party.  

He opened his remarks by telling the crowd that his mother coached him on how to give a public address. He said that she told him to think about a woman’s skirt:  “a speech should be short, interesting, but cover all the important areas.”  Jones shared his background with the audience, telling them that he grew up in rural North Carolina, on a farm, in a house that is mother and father built. Raised by hard working parents, with a father who was a WWII veteran, and who served under General George Patton, Jones said that he was raised to be proud of his country, to believe in God, to work hard, get educated and to never let himself believe that he was a victim. 

He then took sharp aim at the Democratic Party stating that the party that he once had joined many years ago left him.    He said that he was always conservative and hard working but the liberals  moved it so far left that he no longer recognizes it.    He attacked critical race theory describing it as a program “designed to teach hate” to an entirely new generation.  Jones said: “liberalism has destroyed African Americans; its time for African Americans to destroy liberalism”.    He singled out the embrace of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood by the Democratics saying that she intended to exterminate the black race in America because she said that they were defective human beings.   Jones asked “ who are they kidding ?”  He added that many abortion clinics are situated in black communities.

Jones launched into an attack on President Joe Biden, whom he continuously referred to as “ Joe Crow Biden.”  He pointed out Biden’s links to former segregationist and Ku Kux Klan Grand Wizard Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia. Referencing a statement by Biden during the 2020 political campaign “ that if you don’t vote for me you ain’t black”;  Jones called it an example  of “pure bigotry”.  Black Lives Matter was next on the list, Jones said that the organization could care less about black lives,” adding that “ the only color they care about is green” referencing the money that the organization has been pulling in.

He then told Republicans that the party has to improve its efforts in two areas, if the nation is to reverse the trend of socialism. First, there must be a more effective outreach to the young. He said that a way has to be found to counter the political bullying that is going on in the schools, often led by teachers.  Second, Republicans must reach out to black voters and Jones pledged himself to that cause.  He said that Republicans have run out of “white conservative voters” and the black conservatives must be brought on board.   He noted that the number of black conservatives, who are rejecting the pandering and race bating of the Democratic party is increasing daily and will be a factor in the next national election.  Trump’s critical question to black Americans “what have you got to lose?”  is resonating with many, who are recognizing that the Republican party. as the party of Abraham Lincoln, is the party of freedom, and that it is time to for them to come home.

– Dennis Galvin

A Battle for Massachusetts Is Now Underway

Support Republican Reformers Struggling To Keep The Flame Of Liberty Alive

           If John Adams were alive today, he would find himself in despair over what has become of his cherished and beloved Commonwealth.   Ambitious politicians, he anticipated; but self-serving political racketeers were the one thing he feared.   It is they, who have taken over the Bay State, and it is they, who are working to extinguish the flame of liberty and democracy for all time.  If they have their way, our children and grandchildren will never understand, let alone share the pride, the hope and the aspirations of being an American, things that most of us took for granted growing up. The last thin line of defense are 39 members of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee, who are resolved to defend America’s fundamental principles in this Commonwealth, in the face of entrenched, hostile and aggressive political interests seeking to push them over a political cliff.

           It is a well-known fact, that the state’s monolithic Democratic party gained its hegemony over the people through corruption.  Handing out jobs, state contracts, state benefits and terrorizing businesses through selective regulatory action have been their mode of operation for over 50 years.  They have persistently practiced systemic corruption, which has damaged our state’s culture, character and reputation.   Corruption like cancer spreads.  It has now seeped into the Republican party and through the help of a willing Republican Governor, almost half the Republican state committee is under Beacon Hill control.

           Many people shudder over the word power.  Some run from it.  But Alexander Hamilton warns us that politics is fundamentally a struggle for power, not liberty.  If we who respect liberty, honesty and fairness are afraid of the struggle to preserve and hold these values, we will lose the precious legacy bequeathed to us through generations of sacrifice from the first blood shed at Lexington and Concord until now.  Martin Luther King tells us that power is the ability to achieve purpose, and it is not only desirable, but essential for “bringing about the demands of love and justice.”   We have an obligation to struggle and resist efforts to pare back the values and traditions we hold dear.

           I stand with Chairman Jim Lyons, in his efforts to establish an independent Republican party for Massachusetts, one that accurately and honestly reflects the views of the rank and file, not Beacon Hill politicians.  This means standing in defense of the US Constitution, the free enterprise economy and rooting out government corruption wherever it is found.   If you believe in these values, I am asking for your help.  Financial support is essential. 

           I am calling upon every Republican in this district, particularly those who hold leadership positions on ward and town committees to join me in pledging $100.00 annually to the Republican party.  I have recommended a 50/50 split between the state, ward and town committees.   Under the split donors would forward $50.00 to the state party and $50.00 to their local town or ward committee.  We are facing a battle on all fronts and these contributions are essential.  Your donations will demonstrate that hope and belief in American values and traditions has not died; that a spirit of resistance to corruption and heavy-handed government still exists.  It will help the reformers to convince the hesitant that support for achieving reforms to make the party and its voice more effective actually exists.

           I recently spoke with an old friend of mine, who has traveled extensively through eastern Europe.  Of eastern European dissent and exhibiting many of the physical characteristics of the populations he has visited, my friend told me that he was always recognizable as an American.   He said that it was because of the way that he carried himself, his mere walk gave it away.  He told me that to the native population, he looked like someone, who could do anything he put his mind to, and that meant he must be an American.   The leadership in this state wants to break that confidence and pride; it wants our children and grandchildren crawling to political bosses for meaning, sustenance and protection.  Don’t let that happen.  Give to Chairman Jim Lyons and the Massachusetts Republican Party so that we can continue to resist and ultimately prevail in the struggle to save a once great Commonwealth. 

– Dennis Galvin

Westford Raises Armenian Flag

There was a gathering today at the Westford Common to commemorate the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The event included an introduction by Ara Jeknavorian Co-chair of the Armenian National Committee of Merrimack Valley. Kathy Lynch Republican State Committeewoman of the First Middlesex District also said a few words to honor the Armenian people. A prayer was recited and both the American and Armenian anthems were sung while the American and Armenian flags were raised. The Armenian flag will be up over the weekend.

The Armenian Anthem

Mer hayrenik’, Azat, Ankakh, 
Vor aprel eh tareh tar, 
Yoor vordik’e ard kanchum eh Azat, 
Ankakh Hayastan. 

Amenayn tegh mah’e mi eh, 
Mard mi angam pit merni, 
Bayts yerani ovr yur azgi 
Azatutyan k’e zohvi. 

Petition Questions Governor’s Mask Mandate

We, citizens of Massachusetts, petition Governor Baker 
to replace his mask mandate with a voluntary mask advisory for 
all persons and businesses within Massachusetts.

Whereas: On March 10, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a Massachusetts state of emergency due to the alleged outbreak of a Covid-19 virus;

Whereas: On May 6, 2020 Governor Baker’s first mask mandate went into effect and it was stated, at that time, that it was a temporary measure;

Whereas: As of March 24, 2021, seventeen states and counting have already lifted their mask mandates successfully;

Whereas: The First Amendment of the Constitution of the U.S. guarantees U.S. Citizens both freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for a redress of grievances;

Whereas: We believe the strength of our nation and Commonwealth lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored and that this belief holds true for individuals making their own health care decisions and choosing whatever medical interventions they see fit;

Whereas: We believe that free enterprise and encouraging individual-business initiative and decision-making have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity;

Whereas: We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least;

Whereas: Any emergency orders, decrees, regulations, or other mandates issued by state or local officials that bind, curtail or infringe upon the rights of private parties, must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health purpose;

Whereas: There is no longer a compelling public health purpose because the recovery rate for Covid-19 is very high (99+%);

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: That the existing Commonwealth of Massachusetts mask mandate be rescinded and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons and businesses within Massachusetts.

Sign the petition at:

Massachusetts Republican State Committee passes resolution opposing censorship

WOBURN — Jan. 27, 2021, Contact Evan Lips, communications director, 617-523-5005 ext. 245

Responding to the growing trend of speech suppression, especially in the online public square, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night in support of a resolution opposing all forms of censorship.  READ MORE HERE
Massachusetts Republican State Committee resolution in opposition to all forms of censorship, and in support of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of The United States Constitution:

WHEREAS: Our constitutional republic is deeply rooted in the guiding First Amendment principle of free speech; and

WHEREAS: The success of our constitutional republic is contingent upon the protection of our First Amendment rights guaranteeing freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely; and

WHEREAS: Autocratic and heavily centralized governments have been proven throughout the course of recorded history to rely on censorship and intimidation as the means of silencing free speech and government opposition, and to preserve the authority of the powerful at the expense of the citizen; and

WHEREAS: Recent events point to Congress ceding that authority to unelected technology corporations holding a monopoly on discourse in the online public square; and

WHEREAS: Actions committed by a select cabal of technology corporations included the censorship of press reports and commentary critical of a presidential candidate, the silencing of a duly-elected president, and cooperation resulting in the systematic shutdown of alternative social media platform(s); and

WHEREAS: Congress has shown an unwillingness to commit to guaranteeing and ensuring First Amendment protections for all in the online public square, while ceding such authority to unelected technology corporations and institutions of learning.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the State Committee of the Massachusetts Republican Party: the State Committee stands united in opposition to all forms of censorship, all efforts to stifle Americans’ First Amendment rights, and stands unequivocally for the rights ensured by the Constitution of the United States of America.

– Submitted by: Jay Fleitman and Mary Lou Stuart

Sign Your Name to the Online Petition Here

Condemn the Violence!

The Nation Must Come Together to Condemn Political Violence            

The violent action committed in Washington DC on January 6, 2020, was unjustifiable and malevolent.  Those responsible for it must be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  This action was the latest in a mounting list of incidents in which destruction increasingly appears to be the preferred tool by some for addressing political grievances.  

As horrendous as the images were of rioters desecrating the hallowed halls of our nation’s capital, the actions of rioters burning, looting, killing and injuring people during the summer were equally malevolent.  The only difference was the political perspective of the actors. 

Some of the public reaction to this nihilism has been equally disturbing.  Too many people at both ends of the political spectrum are quick to condemn the actions of the opposite group, but cannot see the malevolence in the violence committed by those affiliated with their own side.  This moral schizophrenia presents a clear and present danger to the security and tranquility of our nation.  

All political violence in the United States must be condemned, or this situation will spiral out of control and we will all pay dearly.  Trying to pick and choose which violence is acceptable and which is not, is absurd.  While we can’t judge each other’s experiences, we have every right to judge each other’s actions. If this doesn’t happen appeals for peace and justice will become meaningless. Justice will become a relative concept determined by might not right.   When this occurs, the notion of justice will lose its moral power to influence and only the violence will remain. 

The first step in social justice is obedience to legitimate law.  Depart from that and everyone loses.  All of us need to do some serious soul searching. Albert Camus, the famous French writer, and member of the French Resistance, noted that the experiences of the twentieth century revealed that there is a poison latent in every human being.  If let loose, it can lead to the utter destruction of all.  Calls to violence are attempts to tap this poison.  It must be resisted. It is time for our nation to come together to condemn violence as a means of advancing political agendas. 

– Dennis Galvin, MA Republican State Committeeman


One Root Cause of MA GOP Failure Now Plain to See             

If you want to know why the Massachusetts Republican Party has been an ineffective political institution, one reason is now on full display.  A party chair, who felt obligated to make a full disclosure of a series of undocumented and unauthorized financial transactions to public authorities, is now being chastised by a segment of his own party.  Rather than embracing the effort to get to the bottom of a serious public trust issue, these members are assaulting him with ugly innuendos, threats and irrelevant violations of so-called party protocols.  Perhaps the most significant of these protocol allegations was that he didn’t inform the Executive Committee.           

In cases where serious corruption is suspected, and this situation certainly qualifies, evidence and information relating to such matter should be conveyed directly to authorities.  Our chair uncovered a pattern of transactions, which radically departed from acceptable accounting standards and involved a substantial amount of money. He discovered a “ruse” in which a significant asset of our organization had been misappropriated.  When he attempted to obtain an explanation for this pattern of conduct, he was literally told to pound sand by all of the principals except one. 

Our bylaws give the Chair exclusive responsibility to take action to further the interest of the Republican Party.  They also state the chair may exercise “such powers not elsewhere delegated”.   Investigating suspected internal abuses of funds and misappropriation of assets certainly furthers the interest of the Massachusetts Republican party, and there is no provision in the bylaws, that requires the chair to report, nor obtain the approval of, the state committee or the Executive Committee, before reporting such matters to authorities.  

There are sound reasons why access to information of this nature should be restricted. No one truly knows the full extent of this affair.   Releasing sensitive information involving potentially nefarious actions of people within an organization can also be used as a means of illicit discovery, by yet unidentified actors, who either directly or through accomplices, could use it to cover their tracks.   Chairman Lyons certainly cannot be accused of lacking transparency.  He walked the entire matter over to the US Attorney, which is hardly the action of someone, who is trying to subvert justice, or is disloyal to the party, unless of course we are using the La Cosa Nostra operating manual.             

The comments being made by the Chair’s critics are sounding more and more pathological.  They reflect the attitude of racketeers, whose immediate reaction, when faced with allegations are to, “admit nothing, deny everything, and make counter charges.”  The charge that the Executive Committee should have been consulted is a very disconcerting one.   It was the Executive Committee, who had primary oversight during the time that these questionable practices were unfolding.  People with ties to the former members of this body, remain within our organization, some are serving on the new Executive Committee.  In the interest of preserving investigative integrity, it was wise to keep a lid on this information.             

The role of the Executive Committee in the MA GOP  is comparable to that of the Star Chamber in 17th Century England, a dark, secretive institution with utter contempt for Democratic rules and practices.  It is time for this party to discard this anachronism and submit our party affairs to what Justice Louis Brandeis called “the great disinfectant of sunlight”.  Under the circumstances that he faced, the Chair had no obligation to share information regarding this internal investigation, or to seek approval from anyone.  He acted cautiously and prudently in a manner that reflected his innate integrity. His honest leadership is now causing paroxysm among many members and their underlings of our own Star Chamber.

– Dennis Galvin, Republican State Committeeman