Summary

 

Where are we?

We've accepted a fundamental fact of life: everyone works in their self-interest. That means everyone works for their own goals harder than they do for the goals of others. Consequently, we have become goal oriented and established that the purpose of our involvement in politics is to accomplish specific goals. We learned to define everyone from our perspective. This allows us to understand their goals, understand how their goals affect our activites, and understand how to interact with them.

We're using those insights to create a new system. One like the free market's invisible hand that has no single leader, isn't organized from the top down, that from the outside looks like chaos, and that when allowed to operate without interference accomplishes a greater common goal. This system is our political conservative hand.

 

We know to be proactive and set the goals for politicians, instead of allowing them to make empty promises to us. We've set a new standard for politicians: productivity, as well as a new measurement: productive vs. non-productive. No more numeric ratings and no more fuzzy standards, we're using a standard that clearly defines if a politician is achieving our goals.

We have made a commitment to stop doing the things that haven't worked in the past. This doesn't mean we'll dart from strategy to strategy in some vain hope of finding perfection. We've established a process improvement cycle. We're keeping strategies that work, even if imperfectly, and running them through the cycle to improve them, as well as creating and adopting new strategies into our toolbox.

Our new organization is the second-party. Not a primary party like the Republican Party, not a third-party, but somewhere in between. A party that will function like no political party has in the past.

We have a new plan of action which involves not just endorsing politicians, but rejecting politicians as well.

Finally, we've created a new set of rules to clarify our ideas.

 

What's the next step?

  • Determine the goal your second-party will be built around.

  • Form a second-party.

  • Create your statement-of-purpose.

  • Break your primary goal down into a goal-set.

  • Find Republican politicians that will agree to support your goals. Support them, but only one in each race—don't split your vote between Republican politicians in any race.

  • Reject all other politicians.

  • Measure the politicians you support on their productivity. Continue to support the productive ones, reject the non-productive ones.

  • Continually improve your processes using the PDMRI cycle. Continually ask yourself: are we at a point we can review and improve our processes? If the answer is yes, then do it.

  • Drop strategies that don't work, improve working strategies, and add new strategies.

Where are we heading?

Ten years from now I expect this system to look very different from what is described in this book. Twenty years from now I expect it to look different than it will ten years from now. Why? Two reasons: (1) we'll be using a quality improvement cycle (PDMRI) to continually improve our processes, and (2) because, like small businesses, second-parties will innovate in ways no one can foresee at this point.

We have created a system that fosters creativity and change. Not the left's definition of change— totally replace a working system with a new system based on theories developed in a vacuum, crossing your fingers, and declaring it a success whether it works or not. One step forward, two steps back is one thing. One giant leap forward, two giant leaps back is a risk too high to tolerate. Our definition of change is continually improving systems: get rid of the bad, make the good better, and add the new.

We've got a starting point. We'll get where we're going by improving our processes in incremental steps. The system we develop will be tremendously effective. Not because I designed it, but because thousands of people will improve on the original design in ways I could never anticipate, and take it to heights I could never envision.

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