Dear CRC Voting Members,

I’m Peg Cage, Chairman of the Boulder County Republicans, and I am writing to encourage you to join me in voting for George Athanasopoulos as our next Colorado State GOP Chairman. 

We’re in an ideological war for the future of this country.  In Boulder County, we understand what happens when the left is winning, and it’s not good.  George gets it.  He attended CU Boulder, the Progressive heart of this county known for its Progressiveness.  In his senior year, George ran as a conservative and was elected as the President of the CU Student Body.  He stood firmly on the Republican Platform and won.

In George’s campaign letter, he said “I’m running for State Chair because I believe I can lead us in restoring purpose to the Republican Party.”  The Party’s purpose is to facilitate the election of people who will stand on the Republican Platform, which states:  “We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government:  That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every individual, thus producing human equality; that government exists first and foremost to protect those inalienable rights; that man-made law must be consistent with God-given, natural rights…”  What a powerful unifier – to realize the grand purpose for which our Party was created and to work together to select, promote and elect Republicans to office!

In Colorado, we’re starting to get a taste of the type of government the left creates when they’re winning, and it’s not good.  As we’ve seen in Boulder and as President Reagan once said, “As government expands, liberty contracts.”  Government has been expanding into so many facets of our lives for so long that most people don’t even realize it.  It is so entrenched into our Party’s elections, for example, that “the public” voted to force us to hold a presidential primary and open that election up to anyone, whether affiliated with our Party or not.  Since most caucuses are held in government buildings, most people believe the Parties are government entities, and they were mad they “didn’t get a vote” in our caucuses.  Open primaries are a government overreach, mandated by a government-indoctrinated electorate in a government-facilitated and government-controlled election.  How can we elect candidates who will stand on our platform if the people voting aren’t even a part of our Party?  George gets it, and is committed to fighting against that particular overreach, as well as against the other election laws which have eroded both the integrity of our elections and of our Party. 

In America, the left has been winning control over the education of our children, and it’s not good.  In our hearts, all Americans want basically the same things that our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution guarantee.  But American schools have created generations of voters who believe they must have the big government provided by the Democrats to achieve those things.  It requires compassionate face to face discussions of our Party’s principals to even start to change their hearts and minds.  It cannot be done totally through advertisements, phone calls or emails.  That means the Republican Party must have a physical presence in each county.  George gets it, and is committed to forming partnerships between the State and County Parties to have boots on the ground throughout Colorado.

The Democrats have mastered digital tools against us, and it’s not good.  George gets it.  He is committed to bringing together all of the brilliant Republicans who have created databases, walk apps and other digital tools for their county Parties and create a state wide IT toolbox for all of the counties to be able to use.

The Democrats have created campaign laws and regulations that prohibit every-day working Americans from becoming the local representatives envisioned for our representative republic.  They’ve made elections very expensive, and that’s not good.  George gets it.  He’s garnered the endorsements of some rich people.  But he knows that it’s not all about the money.  It’s about the platform.  Once people realize that Colorado Republicans are unified in the fight to restore our Counties, State and Nation to the excellent foundation of the Republican Party platform, once our purpose has been restored, then our Party will grow, our donations will flow, and our candidates will get elected.  Then those laws will be repealed and we can go back to having a true representative government.

It’s a lot better to win than to lose, and it’s a lot more fun.  This is, after all, the Republican PARTY!  George gets it.  Vote for George for Chairman!

Peg Cage, Chairman, Boulder County Republicans