To the Esteemed Chairman, the Executive Committee, and the members of the American Constitution Party:

On December 23, 1776 Thomas Paine released a pamphlet entitled "The Crisis" wherein he begins:
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value..."

As the whirlwind of activity and political maneuvering has swirled about me, I wish to extend my great thanks to the members of the committee for providing every protection and consideration regarding my place as the gubernatorial nominee for the American Constitution Party (ACP). To the members of the media, to the members of our party, and to the citizens of the state of Colorado I desire to be expressly clear and completely understood; at no time have I been coerced, pressured or otherwise enticed to withdraw from my candidacy.

As I have considered the state of our State and the state of our Nation, my concern has continually been drawn to the future which my children, indeed all our children, may yet reasonably expect. Thirty years ago Ronald Reagan posed the question, "Are you better off today than you were four years ago." I have come to realize that this question, while brilliant in its simplicity simply falls short of the question we should be asking ourselves. Instead, we should be asking ourselves "Will my children (and my children's children) enjoy a better future than I currently enjoy today?"

As our Federal Government overreaches its defined role and seeks to intervene in the minute and private aspects of our daily lives, it is incumbent upon us all to find the most qualified and verifiably committed people to serve as the guarantors of our Liberties already defined by our Constitutions; State and Federal. As the Committee is well aware, former Congressman Thomas Tancredo has submitted his expressed interest in assuming the role of gubernatorial nominee for the ACP.

In this era of "Tumble Down Economics" being driven by an out-of-control Federal Government and a stumbling State Government, I believe that it is of paramount importance that I be willing to surrender my own self-interest, and my own candidacy, to the greater good that can be accomplished by acceding to the expressed desire of Congressman Tancredo to become the gubernatorial nominee of the American Constitution Party.

Therefore, in recognition of the extraordinary times in which we currently strive, on behalf of my wife and my children, and for the people of the State of Colorado, effective 11:59 PM, Monday, 26 July 2010; I hereby formally withdraw my candidacy as the gubernatorial nominee for the American Constitution Party.

Most sincerely and with great respect,

Benjamin D. Goss

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