12. As for the trades, it would seem that support should be given chiefly to establishing proof of qualifications, strengthening the guilds and guild associations, and founding and promoting cooperative associations. [ . . . ]
14. Those supporters of Social Democracy and of anarchism whose unpatriotic and subversive designs threaten large segments of our nation should be fought as enemies of the order of the state.
15. An unscrupulous press, which is undermining the state, the church, and society with its products, must be emphatically opposed.
The upholding of Christianity, monarchy, and Fatherland, the protection and promotion of all honorable work, the preservation of justified authority – these are the highest principles that the German Conservative Party has written on its banner.
Source: Wilhelm Mommsen and Günther Franz, Deutsche Parteiprogramme I: Die konservativen Parteien von den Anfängen bis 1918 [German Party Programs I: The Conservative Parties from their Beginnings to 1918]. Leipzig and Berlin: Teubner, 1932, pp. 25-27.
Original German text reprinted in Rüdiger vom Bruch and Björn Hofmeister, eds., Kaiserreich und Erster Weltkrieg 1871-1918 [Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War, 1871-1918]. Deutsche Geschichte in Quellen und Darstellung, edited by Rainer A. Müller, vol. 8. Stuttgart: P. Reclam, 2000, pp. 227-29.
Translation: Thomas Dunlap