Recent Republican Party history:
“During Mr. Rubino's tenure, party candidates were selected by a show of hands, and Mr. Rubino sat at the podium overlooking his flock, noting who did not vote his way. If someone bucked the system, it was widely understood that a relative or in-law holding a county patronage job might find himself suddenly unemployed...
Then, in 1977, Mr. Rubino pleaded guilty to having extorted $6,400 from architects who were awarded a $130,000 contract to convert a former West Chester hospital into a county government annex…He ultimately served 4 1/2 months of a six- month sentence in a federal penitentiary, and he was ordered to do community-service work at the Coatesville Veterans Administration Hospital upon his release. As part of Mr. Rubino's plea agreement, prosecutors read into the record statements that the FBI had taken from businessmen and politicians who had dealt with Mr. Rubino. They indicated that he had established set prices for those doing business with the county, ranging from milk supplies to the leases on court offices. Some of the money went to the county GOP.”
CHESTER COUNTY SHERIFF BUNNY WELSH IS AMONG THE LEADERSHIP OF RICHARD MACK'S ANTI-GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS AND PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”