[T]he overthrow of the monarchy was a crime that did not hit the House of Hohenzollern or the House of Wittelsbach nearly as hard as Germany…. for us the question of republic or monarchy is yet to be decided. ... In our ranks are fighters from all directions of the wind of our fatherland and party life. They must be able to come together and have one goal in view: Germany, the German people, the German Reich, the German fatherland. 1