Though I am an optimist, after the last election I am ,at least temporarily,cynical. Either way ,I truly believe that the largest majority of Republicans (”conservatives”), would switch their allegiance promptly if it meant more power and money for them and theirs. The same is true of the other side.
Conservatives believe in the rule of law.
Progressives believe any end justifies the means.
Your argument is in not based on easily observable facts.