Western Tradition Partnership – Political Hitmen

I keep seeing this disclaimer:

WTP does not advocate the election or defeat of candidates.  Supported by grassroots members, WTP is a fast-growing non-profit organization dedicated to fighting environmental extremism and promoting private property and responsible development and management of land, water, and natural resources.  WTP is incorporated in Colorado, and Coloradans account for much of the group’s large and fast-growing membership.

My opinion is that WTP is nothing more than a tiny fig leaf for a group of vicious, deep-pocketed theocrats. Their actions in Longmont prove quite clearly that this disclaimer is one long lie.

The people promoting them are, in my opinion, thugs and paid henchmen.

The public is warned to consider any involvement by this organization a sign of far-right interference in our local politics by out of state money – something the supporters of Mayor Baum decried loudly.

  6 comments for “Western Tradition Partnership – Political Hitmen

  1. Gregory Iwan
    October 16, 2010 at 10:03 am

    How do “support” and decry” get into the same milieu? Anyway, I am always chagrined by a tendency for many in the so-called “conservative” camp, to DECRY people seemingly living off the largesse of others — seeking health-care benefit for which they did not “pay” (a favorite chime in the current midterm arena), living “for free” in a foreclosed home, or one that ought to be, remaining on unemployment because they are “too lazy” to do the “right thing” (i.e., get a job at $4 an hour). At the same time, these debunkers of struggle often CLAIM to be Christians. Well, they don’t subscribe to the Christianity I was taught. In the New Testament, and even in the old, are repeated exhortations to care for the poor, your neighbor, the OTHER. Maybe the game is to wear a label but go on about your business of inequality, hate, non-progress, inhumanity, and avarice. Shame.

  2. October 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I’ve noticed a lack of compassion usually stems from a lack of experience. The least compassionate are often those who have never felt want or lived in poverty. Easy to be pious when your preacher touts the ‘gospel of prosperity’ – an abomination since it attempts to add to the Word. Christ didn’t care about your bank account, He cared about your SOUL.

  3. October 21, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Christianist and Christianism are the correct terms. The faith that these people practice is far removed from Christianity and they are most certainly UNChristian.

  4. Anna Haynes
    November 20, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Why, 3+ years after this group was granted its IRS 501c4 nonprofit status, are there still no IRS form 990s available for it?
    (at least, not on Guidestar, under either name – ATP or WTP )

  5. November 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    My question precisely. I have 2008 showing (if memory serves) contributions of $662,xxx. I could find no other 990s.

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