We have seen many left-wing Republicans show their true colors of late. What grieves me is that many in the Republican party that claim to be conservatives attack the very one who has shown herself to be a dedicated in conservative action, giving of her time, fortune, and talent to preserve the constitution and our Idaho way of life.
This conservative would be my friend Dorothy Moon.
It was not long after taking office in 2016 that I knew Dorothy was rock solid and would never compromise her values.
This summer Dorothy was elected Chairwoman of the IDGOP, by a wide margin. Most were thrilled to have a real conservative at the helm of the party.
Many have been unhappy with compromised platform issues that state party leadership ignored to affirm as their party elites marched toward non-GOP principles. Party leadership has historically supported the expedience of politics over the principles that define our party and republicanism. Party leadership is to support the platform not out-of-sync politicians.
Dorothy has been ridiculed by many Republicans for not playing the game in such a way. She will not realign her moral compass. Dorothy took the position of party chairwoman after the primary elections were held earlier this spring giving her a predetermined cast of candidates.
Her job calls for her to support the ticket in the general election. Her personal feelings cannot interfere with her duty to represent the party, not necessarily every candidate.
After the winter Republican meeting has concluded the state central committee will send direction to the legislature and the executive branch outlining what is expected from them during the 2023 legislative session. If the voice of the people is not heard, if the legislature and the executive branch does not respond by supporting the will of the people so affirmed, Dorothy Moon will hold their feet to the fire.
I find it unfortunate that there are those who are asking Dorothy to play the game as those who came before her. Those people are dividing this party just as the Jim Jones, and Fred Martins are today.
Dorothy will face many challenges in her term, the most vicious will come from within. Big money will stop donating to Republicans they claim, but that is not the fact. IACI and their business members are appearing to do all in their power to ensure this to beher only term, I suggest they take closer note of their outraged consuming public. The tide has turned against these power brokers who have long set sail toward progressive shores. Zip it up IACI!
My friend Dorothy will hit hard, she will demand truth and, she will stand by the principles she has committed to. And she will expect that from those elected in the party as well.
We Republican conservatives have an opportunity within these next two years to make a glowing difference. Compromising our values will never accomplish anything other than continuing a very well paved road to failure. Join with me in your support of a new direction, brighter future, and real conservative values.
Senator Christy Zito
This Op-Ed was submitted by Christy Zito. Op-Eds do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
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