General statement of my own personal policy, learned in watching militia groups tear themselves apart since the early Nineties:
I've seen many a "leadership coup" in the liberty movement during the past 20 years based on the ego-driven "my way or the highway" attitude on the part of otherwise gifted natural leaders that often devolves into nothing more sophisticated than the "fuhrer prinzip" in action and I've had about enough of them. The seductive thing for a leader to do when faced with principled opposition in his/her own organization over differing opinions is to enforce "military discipline" and unwilling compliance even if it drives talented and sincere folks away or even splits the group (often because the leader has run out of ideas and simply lost patience). What part of "focus on the mission" is so hard for everyone to understand?
I am currently watching two groups in different parts of the country go through this failure to learn from other people's mistakes, and while I pretend to no sense of control over these groups or their leaders and activists, I can tell you that if such a leader fails to persuade volunteers to a particular course of action and submits to his/her own failure by issuing orders at the risk of defeating his/her own mission, then they do so without my approval or future participation. There should be no misunderstanding about that. It is not my job to pick winners and losers in faction fights. It IS my job to tell folks when I believe they can do better and to warn them that they are endangering the larger cause they claim to be fighting for.
Thus endeth the lesson.