Block/Melton Continue Attacks on Mayor & Others Forgetting Reagan’s 11th Commandment


Republicanism 101 for those holding office via appointment or those seeking office that choose to ignore history and practice of the GOP’s greatest leader of the 20th Century. A lesson of decorum and professionalism is warranted.

Mr Block and his domestic partners unwarranted attacks on Republican Mayor Susan Payne and Otero County Registered Republican and business leader Chris Edwards is a direct violation of President Reagan’s 11th Commandment.

Mr Block, again in pettiness attacked the mayor with false claims in a story on his personal propaganda page, where he continues the lie that the mayor is “doubling down as pro-abortion.” That is an outright lie. Candidate Block needs to be held accountable for these false accusations and inflammatory tone used to disparage fellow Republicans.

Alamogordo Mayor Susan Payne said at that meeting per the Alamogordo News as reported by Nicole Maxwell, that she felt the issue of reproductive rights was not a function of municipal government.

"I am 100% pro-life," Payne said. "I don't apologize for it and I'm not ashamed of it. 100% pro-life. Those of you who've known me for years know that about me. But I will maintain with pride my stance that this is not a function of city government."

Calling all Otero County conservatives. The real ones. Not the phonies. Ones whose cornerstone values are the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law and institutions that make those possible via respect for one another, decorum, humility and grace. 

When are you going to take your party back to the principles of Reagan? 

Mr Block, Mr Melton: Political leadership without a moral and/or ethical core grounded in reality, and civility, not self-delusion, and self grandeur eventually self-destructs.

Thus a lesson in history- Republicanism 101 #RetakeRepublicanism

Ronald Reagan famously said that the “eleventh commandment” was, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.”

The phrase was coined in the 1960s by Gaylord Parkinson, who was the state chairman of California Republicans at the time. Parkinson added, “Henceforth, if any Republican has a grievance against another, that grievance is not to be bared publicly.”

Reagan first talked about the “eleventh commandment” in 1966, when he was running to be governor of California.

Reagan continued to invoke the “eleventh commandment” throughout his political career.

After he became governor, Reagan also used his new position to advise other Republicans on what he saw as proper decorum. In 1968, for example, Reagan spoke up when George Romney challenged Richard Nixon to a debate presidential primary. Reagan said, “I don’t think that’s necessary. Whenever you do that, you return to the atmosphere of violating the 11th commandment, which we originated in California, that you should speak no ill of another Republican.”

A few years later, in 2015, the Dayton Daily News lamented that the Republican presidential hopefuls were not living up to Reagan’s example.

Mr Block it’s time to apologize to the mayor and others within the party that do not follow your ideology. It is time that you yourself practice Gods grace of Humility. Enough is enough!

It’s time this party work on unity and end the divisive theatrics. Elections were won in the time of Reagan via providing a sense of “Morning Again in America.”

A message or hope is far more superior to the hatred and division of recent theatrics. Hope verses hate, humility and grace, let’s bring “the morning again” back to the Republican Party of Otero County. Are you up to the challenge of Gods Grace and Humility?

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