It is time to once again lay out who we are.
Why? Because once again there are individuals and bodies, that when we have called out less than acceptable behaviour or performance, choose to take it as an attack and NOT constructive criticism, and more importantly – THE TRUTH.
Their response is to name call – a tactic used by the very people we truly oppose – the LEFT. This is not only disappointing, it gives us a window into their proverbial soul and the view is uninspiring.
We are a conservative organisation fighting for the right to a voice for Rural, Regional, and Reasonable people.
We are NOT apolitical – we are very political – however we are NOT party aligned.
We expect and will support GOOD PEOPLE and GOOD POLICY, no matter from whence we find it.
We will not blindly attach ourselves to any political party.
We expect parties to put themselves SECOND to the welfare of the people they purport to represent. Voting against good measures that would be to the benefit of the grassroots because of some perceived or real personal slight in the past, is NOT acceptable from parties or MPs.
We will not stand for everyday people being used as pawns in political one upmanship.
We expect MORE – a higher standard – from OUR side of politics than from the left.
We will call things for what they are, Criticise what is poor, and praise what is good, no matter what party or MP is responsible.
We will not endorse any group on trust. Commitment is a two way street.
What we promise you – our members and supporters – is that we will be honest, blunt and forthright.
So when you see a post criticising a party or an MP, it is because of what they have done or said – or have not done and said.
We will not compromise principle. It is those sort of compromises that have got us into the situation we are now in.
As political parties are abandoning the grassroots/branches, allowing them to wither on the vine, we will fill that void. We will give our all to ensure policy is driven from the grassroots up, and not inflicted on us from those that feel they are our betters.
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By Marty Bella