A Different Political Party

How about if you and I start a political party. But this will be a different type of political party.

We won’t have any formal organization which collects money.

No one will sit on a platform above us.

Nobody will be the leader.

Nobody will be in it for the money.

There will be no complex political platform.

No awards will be given out.

Nobody’s picture will be put on display.

Regular people will be listened to.

Flexibility will be built into the system so that intelligence can prevail.

What would that political party look like?

What can we agree upon?

Let’s start with some basic principles, and we will only select three of them so that we can remember them. After we develop these principles, we will give them a catchy name so that we can remember them.

Then we will give the party a name that makes sense.

A few days ago I was thinking of the name Lincoln Christian Party, or Christian Lincoln Party.

Of course, you wouldn’t have to be a formal Christian to join it; you would just have to recognize that Christ’s principles do have value.

You can be a Jew if you want. You can be a Muslim if you want. You can even pray to a tree stump.

You only need to accept that somebody, somewhere articulated these principles that we know today as Christianity.

You don’t even have to accept the resurrection.

This of course would go contrary to our elites who are working 24/7/52 to ensure that Christ is a speed bump in history.

With that stated, what would our guiding principles be? And we can only develop three.

What would be the three most important principles?

In developing these principles, we are striving to develop principles that will utterly defeat Corporate America, stop Corporate America in its tracks.

The first principal would undoubtedly have to be tolerance.

What’s needed badly in society today is tolerance that has been lost on both the right and the left.

We need to be able to tolerate each other’s differences and imperfections.

Tolerance invites respect.

Intolerance invites divisiveness, rage, and rioting.

Corporate America fosters all of these negative attributes.

Tolerance defeated the Roman empire; tolerance will defeat the American empire.

What would be the second attribute of our new party?

How about honesty in celebration of Honest Abe.

Honest Abe was smart enough to know that honesty is the best policy even if it hurts you in the short run.

Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have politicians who told people the truth?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if politicians said: We are fighting this war for oil?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if politicians said: We are in Southeast Asia for cheap labor?

Wouldn’t it be refreshing if politicians said: The civil rights movement exists not to help black people but to empower the political class?

Of course, they don’t say this. That’s the point.

When you bind yourself to honesty, you don’t engage in malfeasance because you do have to engage in honesty.

If we placed a premium on honesty and booted politicians out of the party when they were dishonest, then the government would become more honest.

But we don’t do that. We don’t do that because we fool ourselves that it’s okay to lie for short term gain.

It’s not.

What would be the third pillar of our party?

Transparency.

No secret meetings.

No need to know basis.

If we need to hide things, we probably shouldn’t be engaged in that activity in the first place.

Lack of transparency is what promotes the cloak of corruption.

When transparency exists, when the light can shine through, the cockroaches scurry for the floorboards.

Transparency is not an event which comes later after events have happened; transparency is built into the system in order to prevent corruption.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

So there you have it.

Tolerance, honesty, transparency.

Those are three pretty good principles to begin with.

If we can’t make things better with those three principles, if we can’t get our act together with those three attributes, then what’s the point of cluttering up our message with other principles.

Tolerance, honesty, transparency.

THT.

Now imagine if we had a government that practiced those principles.

If you want we could make it TTT.

Tolerance, truth, transparency.

If our politicians don’t practice it, we boot them out of the party. We refuse to vote for them no matter what their political position is.

Process is everything.

If the process is bad, the results will be bad.

It’s better to have a politician who abides by the correct process even if he differs from you politically than it is to have a politician who advocates your position but behaves in a manner that violates tolerance, truth, transparency.

Process is everything.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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