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As a service center for grassroots activists, FreedomWorks exists to empower limited government conservatives inside and outside of the party structure. We've been documenting and reporting on the RNC's power grab since last August. Last week I reported on the RNC's Spring meeting and the continuing fight against the newly adopted rules.
Last August the seeds of dissention against the grassroots inside the RNC were sown and began to take root. At the committee meeting held during the Republican National Convention, several rules changes were adopted that reduced the power of the grassroots conservatives and libertarian leaning activists inside the GOP.
When the Romney camp and the Republican establishment rewrote Rule 15 at the RNC to centralize more power within the party hierarchy, they created a massive grassroots backlash from grassroots activists, Tea Partiers, and Ron Paul supporters.
The Romney campaign and Republican party leaders have pulled off an audacious coup that could greatly reduce the influence of grassroots conservatives and libertarians within the party in 2016 and beyond.