The Constitution Party Makes Inroads

I received this party update today via email.  It seems that the Constitution Party is becoming more and more viable.  If you are a true Christian conservative you owe it to yourself to investigate the Constitution Party to see if it may be a better fit for your beliefs.  It is for mine.  I would urge you to check out your state and local chapters of the Constitution Party and to get involved in building the next great political party.  But always remember that politics and political parties are not the answer.  The only answer is found in Jesus Christ.  Our faith must be in Him first and foremost.

Dear Constitution Party Friends and Supporters,

Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin and his running mate Darrell Castle wound up with close to 179,000 votes, showing even with no ads and comparatively little media attention, the message of liberty resonated with many. The tally was a 24% increase over the party’s vote total in 2004. However, this year we were not on the ballot in California or Pennsylvania, and in 2004 those states accounted for 33,000 votes. The Baldwin/Castle ticket even grabbed 3,418 write-in votes in Texas, the highest for any write-in candidate in that state. Despite the disappointing result of the race for the White House, we have reason to look on the bright side. We may not have elected a Constitution Party president or captured seats in Congress, but we have made very encouraging inroads. CP candidates have made huge strides and some can even be credited with ousting liberal incumbents from office simply because they decided to run against them. Take the three term U.S. Senator from Oregon, Gordon Smith, for instance, who actually lost his bid for re-election because of our candidate Dave Brownlow! Brownlow spent no money, did no advertising and wound up with 6% of the vote – more than double the number of votes Senator Smith lost by. In a tight race such as this we see that our presence can really have an effect and show the liberal Republicans that we are here and ready to challenge them. In the end, the GOP and the Smith campaign spent millions on an ad campaign that included TV and direct mail hit pieces smearing the Constitution Party candidate and mentioning him by name. It’s good news for the Constitution Party when a liberal incumbent US Senator and his major party spend money directly attacking one of our candidates. It shows our significance, that their polls are showing we are taking votes from them, and it results in many more people hearing of the Constitution Party alternative. David went up against Goliath and showed that liberal Republicans have seen their last days. We saw it with McCain and we’re seeing it state by state as well. Janine Hansen, a candidate from the Independent American Party of Nevada – which is the name of the Constitution Party in that state – was is in a two-way race for state senate with incumbent Dean Rhodes, a moderate Republican. Hansen pulled in more than 30% of the vote in that race. There are a number of Constitution Party candidates with impressive percentages well into the 20% range, which is exceptional given the media blackout on third party candidates and lack of funding. In addition to larger percentages of votes, 20 states will remain ballot qualified meaning fewer time-consuming and costly ballot-access campaigns will be necessary going forward. This is a 33% increase over 2004. Those gains give us a head start on building the party and gaining momentum. By working now at the state and local levels we can get a jump start on the very real possibility that we can see Constitution Party candidates elected to state and yes, even national offices during the next election cycle. The choice is clear. We can hand the keys to this republic over to globalists or we can fight them every step of the way! Are you ready to rumble?

Yours for Liberty,

James N. Clymer National Chairman

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  3. stophate says:

    Founding Father Thomas Jefferson said:
    “Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites.” (ref. Bartlett’s 16th Ed., p.343)

    The Constitution Party wants to repeal the Voting Rights Act of 1965 according to the Election Reform Section of the Constitution Party Platform which:
    “outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the United States. Echoing the language of the 15th Amendment, the Act prohibited states from imposing any “voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure … to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color. “Specifically, Congress intended the Act to outlaw the practice of requiring otherwise qualified voters to pass literary tests in order to register to vote, a principal means by which southern states had prevented African-Americans from exercising the franchise.”

    The Constitution Party is clearly a refuge for Hate and Intolerance. They are recruiting Christians that should beware of the hate filled intent of a political party that advocates white supremacy. If you do some research you will soon find that the Constitution Party is really a pseudo-confederate organization that want to turn the clock back and undo the US Civil War and give total sovereignty back to the states. This will allow the bigoted and ignorant to return to the hatred and racism our forefathers fought and died to end. Don’t be fooled by their name.

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    • Tom Shelton says:

      I am glad that you don’t suffer from hate and intolerance. Oh, wait…..

      Your assertions are completely unfounded and your bias against Christianity is showing. Your leaps in logic are so big that I can’t see how you can get from one point to the other except that you have an agenda and are willing to advance it at any cost.

      By the way, the sovereignty of the states is still the law of the land at least as far as the Constitution is concerned. The fact that the state’s sovereignty has been usurped by the federal government in no way changes that fact. It only shows why we need to reform our federal government and remake it in the way that it was designed by the Constitution.

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  4. stophate says:

    Mr. Shelton,
    My assertions are 100% true. Just go to ConstitutionParty dot com which is the Constitution Party’s official website. Then click on the top banner where is says “Party info” then choose the choice “Party Platform”. Then go to the section on “Election Reform” and you will find :
    “The Voting Rights Act should be repealed. The Federal Election Campaign Act, including its 1974 amendments, and the Federal Election Commission should be abolished.” Its is absolutely true. Sorry to break the news. But this is not a political party. The Constitution Party is a racist hate organization that is trying to re-package itself.

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    • Tom Shelton says:

      I am not disputing your quotations from the Constitution Party website. I am disputing you assertions about the quotations. You have made a very large leap from what they have said to what you have said they mean with no reason other than you believe it. I am sorry but you need more than that.

      I personally spent a good amount of time reading the Constitution Party website and other literature before I decided to join it. I have never found anything from any of their material that even hints at the things that you claim. I think you have an anti-Christian bias that you are focusing on the Constitution Party.

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  5. stophate says:

    If allowing African Americans to vote is anti-Christian than I am not a Christian .
    The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 1973–1973aa-6)[1] outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the United States. Echoing the language of the 15th Amendment, the Act prohibited states from imposing any “voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure … to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.”[2] Specifically, Congress intended the Act to outlaw the practice of requiring otherwise qualified voters to pass literacy tests in order to register to vote, a principal means by which southern states had prevented African-Americans from exercising the franchise.

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  6. Tom Shelton says:

    Here is the entire Election reform section from the party platform as posted on the Constitution Party website.

    Election Reform

    US Constitution, Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1:
    “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing* Senators.” (*original spelling from Constitution) The Constitutional balance of power on this matter has been destroyed by the 17th amendment. The States no longer have a representative at the Federal level. (See “Congressional Reform” plank.)

    The Constitution Party seeks the restoration of an electoral process which is controlled at the state and local level and is beyond manipulation by federal judges and bureaucrats. The federal government has unconstitutionally and unwisely preempted control in matters of district boundaries, electoral procedures, and campaign activities.

    The Voting Rights Act should be repealed. The Federal Election Campaign Act, including its 1974 amendments, and the Federal Election Commission should be abolished.

    Each citizen should have the right to seek public office in accordance with the qualifications set forth in federal and state constitutions. Additional restrictions and obligations governing candidate eligibility and campaign procedures burden unconstitutionally the fairness and accountability of our political system.

    To encourage free and fair elections, all candidates must be treated equally. We call for an end to designated “Major Party” status that gives an unfair advantage to some candidates by providing ballot access and taxpayer dollars, while requiring others for the same office to gather petition signatures or meet other, more stringent criteria.

    We call for a repeal of all federal campaign finance laws (i.e. McCain-Feingold) due to their violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    In order to avoid election fraud, we urge an end to electronic or mechanical voting processes and a return to the manual counting process overseen by, and accountable to, voters resident in each precinct where the votes are cast.

    This section tells us the reason the Constitution Party calls for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act. It has been corrupted by the federal government. The only way to fix this is to return the regulatory power in elections back to the states. They have said nothing about trying to stop blacks from voting which is what you are asserting. I think this is an outrageous accusation. Please site your sources for such an accusation. The fact that this was happening in the past in no way means that the Constitution Party is advocating a return to these wrong policies. They are simply proposing a way to end the corruption that now exists as a result of the Voting Rights Act.

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  7. stophate says:

    Okay Tom,
    If you are a member of the Constitution Party then you must support repealing the Voting Rights Act. That would make you a White Supremacist. You have posted the passage from the Constitution Party Platform yourself with no complaints. That also means you don’t believe that “All men are created equal and that our rights are given to us by God”. That puts you at odds with Christianity. The Constitution Party is an organization that is certainly Anti-Christian. Good luck with that.

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    • Tom Shelton says:

      stophate,

      If you are a member of the Constitution Party then you must support repealing the Voting Rights Act. That would make you a White Supremacist.

      Wow, talk about a non-sequitur. The fact that I support return to the original meaning of the Constitution in no way makes me a white supremacist. It also does not mean, as you assert, that I do not believe that all men are created equal. You are also reading into the text of what has been published by the Constitution Party a meaning that is not there. This shows you bias. The Constitution Party Platform gives the reason for the changes it advocates:

      The Constitution Party seeks the restoration of an electoral process which is controlled at the state and local level and is beyond manipulation by federal judges and bureaucrats. The federal government has unconstitutionally and unwisely preempted control in matters of district boundaries, electoral procedures, and campaign activities.

      Now, either fill in the gaps of your claims against me and the Constitution Party with real evidence or admit that it is simply your opinion and stop making them.

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