Since Adrian Wyllie continues his revisionist history regarding his resignation I feel the need to put it to rest. The fact is that Wyllie HAD the confidence of the LPF EC, which is CONTRARY to what he has been telling the public from day one, even today he posted a video where he clearly mismanages the facts and here is the proof. Now I personally like Adrian; however, on this one issue, I cannot let him continue to confuse the public as to what actually happened during that time.
You will see that every single EC member that voted within Wyllie’s 24 hour voting time frame agreed with him and voted NO, and not one EC member voted YES. A vote of NO meant that Wyllie should continue on and speak freely about Invictus and there were ZERO indications from us (the EC) that Wyllie should stop. The vote, in our minds, should have given Wyllie the encouragement to move forward but left us in a serious situation with his sudden resignation. Wyllie CLEARLY had the confidence of the EC and resigned anyway.
Here is the email communication from that vote:
9/27/15 11:53PM From Adrian Wyllie: I have made the following motion, and we are initiating an email vote. Please respond with “Yes” or “No”. This is a simple majority vote of members present. For the purpose of this email vote, quorum will be established by the number of EC members responding within 24 hours (by 11:59pm on Monday, 9/28/15). “Abstain” however will not be counted as part of the quorum of members present, per RONR. The quorum will be established by the number of “yes” and “no” votes cast only.
VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN THE CHAIRMAN – Motion by Adrian Wyllie
LPF Chairman Adrian Wyllie has spoken strongly against Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Invictus, and against LPF members who have affiliations with known neo-Nazi and white supremacist organizations. Wyllie has done so without specific authorization of the LPF EC. He has expressed (and he reaffirms here) that he will continue to speak for the LPF on these matters, even without approval from the EC. Therefore, he exceeds his authority as LPF spokesman. I hereby move that Adrian Wyllie be asked to resign.”
Do I have a second?
Adrian Wyllie, Chairman
9/28/15 4:44 AM From Karl Dickey: Second.
Discussion: I do not agree with how you have dealt with the matter; however, it is not worthy of forcing your resignation as Chair.
My vote: NO
9/28/15 5:11 AM From Pete Blome: Pete votes no on the motion of no confidence.
Seriously thinking about who we are, and what we represent, is never easy, but Adrian is doing so in an open, honest, and forthright manner. In my opinion, he is taking into consideration the law, the rights of the individual, and our duty as officers of a political party in a responsible fashion.
Pete Blome, Region 1
9/28/15 7:09 AM From JD Pierce: John D. Pierce, Region 8 Representative, votes No on the motion of no confidence, and supports the actions of the Chair in this matter.
9/28/15 9:40 AM From Char-Lez Braden: All,
Char-Lez Braden, Secretary LPF EC
9/28/2015 2:30 PM From James Morris: I support the Chairs position of speaking out against harmful elements of the LPF.
James Morris, Treasurer
9/28/15 6:47 PM From Jared Jones: I vote no. If this passes, is the next chair intended to support Invictus? If Invictus were a republican or democrat, by self proclamation, we wouldn’t even be giving him a second glance. Hitler was nice to his people. And had many supporters. In many way Invictus represents the very fabric of ideology that we are, as a party, trying to ward off. Again, my vote is a resounding NO.
At-Large Director (1)
9/28/15 6:58 PM From Matt Worley: Absolutely NO
9/28/15 9:13 PM From Region 11 Rep: I vote No on this motion.