Liberty and Freedom
Much of what I've read here I'm seeing political wisdom develope. I'd like to add a little bit of guidance as it is a simple prospect; remember, sewing confusion is what Progressives do as it will benefit them.
Regardless of where we all started, I think the Democrats have shown us that they will never be conservative anymore; even those who may be arguably "old" Democrats, like Bart Stupak, their party apparatus corrupts or intimidates them. Political efforts can only win in our system if concentration of that effort is the operant strategy. Therefore, and since the Republican Party is the one that is traditionally supposed to be conservative, it is here we must concentrate our efforts. This will also draw the clearest distinctions between the parties, even if the Dems begin lying about themselves by using our language. Through their media, have they not insulted, denegrated, and attempted to discredit us enough? The movement from the beginning has had the right attitude about resisting the urge to be a 3rd party; however, and I use the terms loosely, as a "third party" movement, we are operating to take back the GOP during the primary process, rather than competing in the general election. It takes much less effort to do so than start over anyway. This must be done by taking over party management using the Precinct Delegate position and by supporting elected officials from our movement at all levels of government. After all, Executive Committees are made up of delegate appointees AND elected officials down to county commissioner level.
Concentrating and executing will deliver the GOP into our hands. Then we can make a real difference, and at some point in the future, perhaps we can change laws to allow for runoff elections, which would go a long way to give rise to a third party. In this way, perhaps we can get rid of the Democrats totally since I believe they will be discredited totally. I don't think there is any hope for them. They've sold their souls, and good people who are Dems need to let go of tradition and recognize that party for what it's become, and move on.
Actually, that's not at all what he said. Incumbents should go. What he's saying is reorganize so people feel more comfortable with getting political and replacing incumbents with like-minded constitutional candidates (our people) from within the primary process.
Clarence Wentzel said:Gene, I agree with your basic plan. Yes, I feel that we could be more effective as a PAC. I like your comments about not being a third party. Also, as I understand you, you are saying that we should generally support incumbents that are in basic agreement with our principles rather than support some opponent who might have much less chance to be elected.