While distinctly conservative in our ideals, we are also political realists.
Whether we like it or not, politics is the art of compromise.
Our USA Constitution was a political compromise. Our Montana Constitution was a political compromise. Those who participated in the formation of these constitutions and made the best arguments won.
Had any of our Founding Fathers decided to depart from the debate halls where they were forming our Constitution because they disagreed with others in the room, the only thing they would have accomplished would have been to remove themselves from having any input into our Constitution.
Similarly, all who refuse to work together with other patriots, even though they may disagree among themselves, will accomplish only one thing: they will remove themselves from the political gene pool!
Where can patriots best focus their efforts?
We argue that patriots must first be able to convince and dominate the only major conservative party in American before they have any hope of winning an election against the major party on the dark side.
We argue, and strongly so, that all patriots must work together within the Republican Party in order to accomplish their patriotic political goals. This is not merely a political opinion … it is a matter of mathematics. You have more chance of beating a casino in Las Vegas than you have in accomplishing your political objectives outside the Republican Party.
Do we agree with everything the Republican Party does? No.
Do we agree with everyone in the Republican Party? Not by a long shot.
Therefore, should we try to organize a third party composed of the patriots? That would be the most self-destructive thing patriots could do to their cause.
Do you need convincing?
Then here’s some simple math. Start with some assumptions about how a state-wide final election may come out:
- Democrats will pull 45% of Montana votes.
- Republicans will pull 45% of Montana votes.
- Patriots running separately may pull 10% of Montana votes because half the patriots will vote Republican out of the fear of letting a Democrat win because of splitting conservative votes.
Now consider if a patriot candidate runs as a Republican in a state primary:
- If patriots in force pull 26% of the state vote, then …
- A patriot candidate will win the Republican primary.
- In the final election, the Republican patriot candidate will win with 55% of the total votes by having the Republican political machine plus the “always vote Republican” support behind them.
In conclusion, the best way for true conservatives to be elected and to change history is to run for political office within the Republican Party.