|To Harry Wampler and the Republican Executive
I am in receipt of your letter dated
July 24. Imagine my disappointment after rushing to the Post Office to
retrieve my certified letter thinking I may have won a major cash award,
only to find it was just a letter from you questioning my
I had a lengthy letter written in reply to your letter of censure,
explaining and defending my position on the matter of Doyle Arp. However
I decided I didn't owe you or any one else any explanation for my
actions. I answer only to God and my family for any thing I do.
If you choose to support a man like Mr. Arp, that's your choice but
please don't you or any one else ever try to dictate to me how I must
vote. History is replete with those governments, organizations, parties
and people who demand blind loyalty from their subjects, always with
Having worked with you on a number of issues through the years, I cannot
tell you how incredibly disappointed I am in you for your position on
this matter. I truly thought you were a better person.
If I ever do choose to run for political office again, I will not depend
on the executive committee of the republican party for any support nor
do I feel I have ever depended on them or received any support from them
in the past.
I am sorry that you and others feel that Mr. Arp is the kind of person
you would want representing Loudon County.