©2014 Concerned Citizens of Western Montana
The Montana Republican Party Platform is very strong on private property rights and the Constitution. Some excerpts from it include:
The Montana Republican Party recognizes agriculture as a premier industry which creates new wealth in our state economy—as goes agriculture, so goes our Treasure State. The private ownership of property is a fundamental principle of our constitutional republic and government’s only function is to secure such rights. We aggressively oppose government interference in, or regulatory control over agriculture beyond enumerated constitutional powers.
We believe that governmental units should protect individual rights associated with property ownership that guarantee a property owner’s ability to use property as the owner wishes, as long as he or she causes no harm. And to support this belief, prohibit the state of Montana and its political subdivisions from adopting and developing environmental and developmental policies that, without due process, would infringe or restrict the private property rights of the [property] owner[s].
We oppose any claim or actions of others, including the federal government and downstream states, to Montana’s water that could in any way damage our rights and/or economy
CONSTITUTION (under national affairs)
The Montana Republican Party supports individual freedom and liberty for all citizens of the United States of America. We hold fast to the principles of our founding fathers, including self-determination, small government, state’s rights and equality for all citizens. We affirm that the United States Constitution is and shall be the “Supreme Law of the Land.” We adamantly oppose any attempts, whether direct or indirect, to destroy and/or undermine the Constitution of the United States and its Amendments, including the Bill of Rights.
AGENDA 21 and LAND USE
We recognize the destructive and insidious nature of the United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby expose to the public and public policy makers the dangerous intent of the Agenda 21 plan.
We encourage the State of Montana and its political subdivisions to engage in the coordination process with all federal government agencies that adopt policies under NEPA or other applicable federal law.
ENTER “OUR VERY OWN” RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS
A cursory review of the compact documents gives a clear picture of its significant violations of the very principles the Republican Party of Montana holds near and dear. Considering that, we ask some very simple questions:
Why is it that many of the most vocal local proponents of the compact, including seated legislators, county commissioners, republican party officials, and private citizens who are very involved in local republican politics and civic groups support this compact that violates the platform of the party they are supposed to “represent”?
How is supporting the Compact consistent with the Republican Party platform, i.e., protection of property rights (irrigator water use agreement), protecting the Constitution (unitary management ordinance), and anti-Agenda 21 (compact gives control of water to federal government)?
The mere fact that these individuals support the position of Governor Bullock and the Democrat party on this water compact should tell everyone what they need to know about proponents and just how important “Republican Principles” are to them.
“Responsible Republicans”? Only if the word RESPONSIBLE means exempt from, unaccountable or selectively principled. And only if the word REPUBLICAN means republican in name only, aka RINO.
If the shoe fits, wear it.