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What is the Constitution Party?

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:27 am
On the ballet I filled out yesterday, there was a Constitution party running for president. I tried to look up their website, but it was blocked at work. So this even peaked my curiousity even more (as the other candidates websites are not blocked).

Anyone have a clue?
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:36 am
@Linkat,
Here is their mission statement.

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Mission Statement

Constitution Party Mission Statement

The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.
parados
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:39 am
@Linkat,
If their mission statement didn't give you enough of a clue.. here's the preamble to their party platform
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Preamble

The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:40 am
@Linkat,
Wikipedia wrote:
The Constitution Party is a United States political party. It was founded as the U.S. Taxpayers' Party in 1992. The party's official name was changed to the Constitution Party in 1999; however, some state affiliate parties are known under different names.

According to the editor of Ballot Access News, which periodically compiles and analyzes voter registration statistics as reported by state voter agencies, it ranks third nationally amongst all United States political parties in registered voters, with 366,937 registered members as of November 2006.[1]

The Constitution Party advocates a platform which aims to reflect the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.

Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:41 am
@parados,
Interesting - I haven't heard of them before and was curious. What could have been so offensive that the website was blocked?
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:44 am
@Walter Hinteler,
thanks - would have known - I think in theory the party thoughts make sense. Sounds like a group that wants to get back to the roots of our nation.

The religious part doesn't make sense to me. Even though I am a Christian, I feel strongely that government and religious belief needs to be separate. And their thoughts on it seems to conflict with the Constitution.
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:49 am
@Walter Hinteler,
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The Constitution Party advocates a platform which aims to reflect their vision of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.

Wiki needs a little editing it seems.

Their platform certainly doesn't strive to support the normal view of the constitution on several issues.

As for why it is blocked Linkat, I don't know. No porn. No bad language. Their viewpoint seems to be best described as "God and Guns." Out of the mainstream perhaps but not offensive to every day sensibilities.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:49 am
@Linkat,
Fromm ballot.org:
http://i35.tinypic.com/669iir.jpg


Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:50 am
@parados,
So they sound like they are kinda like Freemen.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:52 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Thanks - that is interesting. I would have possibly voted for some one in one of these other parties, if I knew anything about them. I should have looked sooner to see who was on the ballet - of course I knew Nadar would be - he must be in Guiness book of world record for being on the Presidential ballet more than anyone else.
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parados
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 11:53 am
@parados,
It could banned because they support some of the same theories and viewpoints that tax protester organizations spout.

This is from their platform.
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There is substantial evidence that the 16th Amendment was never legally ratified. When elected, we will act to cease collection of direct Federal personal income taxes.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 12:06 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Yeah, Barr is a friend of mine.
I 'd have liked to vote for him,
but I coud not vote against Sarah Palin





David
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 12:12 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
He is really? Since I live in Mass, my vote for either Democrat or Republician doesn't matter. If I knew more I may have voted for him - more as a statement than anything else.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 01:05 pm
@Linkat,
Yeah, he is from Long Island; he moved to Georgia.

In theory, if he had gotten more votes and if the race were closer,
he coud done for Obama what Ross Perot did for Clinton.


Anyway, I support most of his philosophy,
as I support that of Sarah Palin.





David
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 03:20 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

On the ballet I filled out yesterday, there was a Constitution party running for president. I tried to look up their website, but it was blocked at work. So this even peaked my curiousity even more (as the other candidates websites are not blocked).

Anyone have a clue?
flyboy804
 
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Reply Wed 5 Nov, 2008 03:22 pm
@flyboy804,
I blieve he's tied with Gus Hall who was the communist party nominee four times
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