"Matt Collins is no longer a member of the Davidson County GOP’s executive committee."
"Immediately following the closed door executive session hearing Collins made the following statement:
“It is unfortunate the DCRP has chosen this destructive and divisive path booting members for standing up for principle and the Constitution.
It should be noted that I have broken no bylaws (even Chairman Starnes has admitted this) and this was a personal vindictive move by some in the DCRP and the TNGOP to remove me because they did not want their fellow Republicans such as Rep Zigzag Zach Wamp, Mayor “Ban’em” Bill Haslam, Senator “Large Government” Lamar Alexander, and Senator “Bailout Bob” Corker held accountable.
Every effort was made by myself to reach a mutual understanding, however Chairman Starnes refused to work with me in the closed door session. This Soviet style purge will result in the further alienation of the grassroots activists not only in Nashville but across the country as it is becoming more and more apparent that the GOP is a Party of exclusion.”"http://www.humblelibertarian.com/2009/11/is-beaman-automotive-of-nashville.html
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