Note from submitter, KL: This was the article by Cody that Warren Redlich deleted, leading to Cody leaving IPR and forming his own blog, Independent and Third Party News and Views.
These days, Cody Quirk has had enough.
“After living through the nightmare that took place on Tuesday the 5th, I really have had it; I’ve gone through this for much too long to stomach anymore, I just can’t tolerate it now, period. So I’m putting my foot down and bring an end to it once and for all.”
An end to what, exactly? The Youth Chairman & Carson City Central Committee Chair of the Independent American Party of Nevada (affiliated with the national Constitution Party) answers in detail:
“Ever since the days of George Wallace and the once great American Independent Party, there has been nothing but infighting, strife, and division amongst those third-parties that believe in constitutional government and the restoration of our Constitutional Republic. Ever since the early 1970′s, there has always been two, three, or more political groups that all claim the constitutionalist or paleoconservative mantle, yet cannot merge, or even work together simply because of petty, or selfish differences.
“Believe me, I’ve researched heavily into modern third-party history, the main causes for these divisions have little to do with entryism. or infiltration by outside groups; the main causes have been certain individuals, with a hidden agenda, a prejudice, or a arrogant self-righteous personality -that usually end up either as a leader, or in a powerful position where they can cause serious damage and strife to a political third-party that’s usually in its growing stages, and they pretty much stop that party’s growth and progress in it’s tracks where it would end up becoming politically insignificant or even extinct, all thanks to such individuals. And in a scenario where a third-party splits, many of the individuals in either one, or both factions, are so bitter and hard-headed against the other, that not only will they refuse to work together, but in some cases, they even work to undermine, or sabotage, the other party’s, or faction’s, efforts; therefore hurting their cause, and/or progress, and also emboldening the two-party system, all thanks to such self-destructive actions.
“This has happened to many third parties throughout our history, including the Bull Moose Progressive Party, the Reform Party, etc. However when it comes to third-parties of the constitutionalist, or paleoconservative, persuasion; this kind of infighting has become so common among such parties that share my ideology, that any talk of uniting these parties together as a single, national entity is often scoffed, or laughed at. And any serious attempt, or effort to accomplish that goal, is considered like a ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’.
“…Well, not only do I intend to find that Holy Grail, I intend to make sure it’ll never get lost again.”
The politically active and hard-working Nevadan recently started up a group to accomplish just that. Which is, to open dialogue and work towards uniting the Constitution Party, the National Independent American Party, the America First Party, the American Party, and every other third-party out there that shares the same beliefs of restoring constitutional government and putting ‘principles above politics’.
It’s called the Clarion Call To Unite Committee, named similarly after a previous group that attempted to accomplish the same thing a few years earlier. Only this time, Mr. Quirk has every intention of seeing that the Clarion Call To Unite Committee achieves its goals.
“After only a few weeks, the response to my founding the CCTUC for the purpose of uniting the parties has been overwhelmingly positive! We’re getting many people joining our Facebook page, and I have already succeeded in seeing many members and leaders of the Constitution Party join and support the calls for unity amongst the constitutionalist parties, and I have recently gotten the National Independent American Party to open official dialogue with us, since the leaders of that party also share the belief that we need to join together for the sake of our Republic and to restore what freedom we have lost so far.
The previous group that used the ‘Clarion Call’ title didn’t try and didn’t persist hard enough back then. This time, things are different; we live in desperate times, and the political field has changed drastically over the past several years. Plus, with a stubborn, relentless individual like me, and others too- failure isn’t an option, especially when our constitution is hanging by it’s last thread now, and I, and others, are doing what we can to make those in the other parties see that, and see that we need to join forces in order to turn the tide around in American politics.”
Specifically, the goal of the CCTUC, as Mr. Quirk has stated, is to first have all the above stated political parties to open dialogue with one another about working together and joining forces. Afterwards, when agreements have been made, and matters on any of the differences and/or disagreements that may exist between each party get negotiated and settled, and the foundation and groundwork for both a complete merger of the parties, and the formation of a national party will later commence; the details on how it would be organized, the drafting of both a set of bylaws, and a platform will be talked about at great length and then set in motion.
“But this won’t all happen overnight, I know that. Though eventually, if we get that far, which I intend for us to be at during some point in the near-future, then we will have to plan out having a National Convention for such a party, where everything will be formalized and set in stone, and the CCTUC’s goals would finally be accomplished. However we’re not getting ahead of ourselves; the dialogue is only starting, so our first goal right now is to get all the parties we’re reaching out to to sit at the discussion table and have friendly talk with us and one another on how to best work together and save our country from political and social peril.”
While such a goal for a group of third-parties to eventually join together into one national political party will indeed not be an easy, or even a quick task for any such individual, or individuals, still- with a passionate, seasoned, knowledgeable, and dedicated patriot like Mr. Quirk, and those that support him in his efforts, could persistence and patience perhaps pay off to due time?
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, and this political feat is not going to be easy, but the division and infighting needs to end now; we need to get together to fight for what is left of our country. Granted, each of these parties may have differences or disagreements with each other, or there may be even personal animosity between the leader, or a member, of one party against another. But then again, in times when that realization of what is happening all around you, and the dark fate that’s approaching ever closer, becomes clear and apparent- then any form of animosity, or difference, will get tossed out the window, and the leaders and members of each party will join ranks together. Because eventually, with our country sinking deeper and deeper into decay and socialism…
They won’t have any option left, except to unite.”