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Donal Blaney: An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness

This Rule encourages teamwork among the conservative movement. Activists with ideas, drive and leadership skills are all well and good but the building of a coherent conservative movement requires loyalty between its members.

As with the previous Rule, the development of cliques and petty jealousies has been the ruin of many a strong university branch, local association or, indeed, government. Loyalty must be remembered as being a two way street. At times we will all find ourselves in positions where we will need, expect or demand loyalty from others. Likewise there will be times when loyalty is required from us. That loyalty is a commodity more precious than anything else in developing a thriving movement.


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