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The Constitution Party

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The Constitution Party In 1992 several State Parties united to establish the U.S. Taxpayers Party. Only seven short years later this party transformed itself into what we know today as the Constitution Party. This name change and reorganization was due to the fact that convention delegates to the 1999 National Convention theorized the new name better represented the party's primary policies of defending the U.S. Constitution. As the fifth political party to be formally recognized nationally by the Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Constitution Party claims to be growing stronger than ever. They say the future of the nation hangs in the balance unless we become involved with them.i Their platform is very matter-of-fact and elementary. They base all of their issues on two basic foundations: to restore the American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundation, and to reintroduce the federal government to its constitutional limits. The Constitution Party believes most Democrat and Republican candidates fight about how quickly and how brazenly they can continue to socialize medicine, education and retirement programs. ...read more.

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Constitution. This article guarantees each state a republican form of government. They say in a republic, the taking of the life of the pre-born may not be declared lawful by any local or state government. They are of the opinion this right to life should not be made dependant upon a vote of a majority of any legislative group. They also assert this right can not be dependant on justices of any court, to include the United States Supreme Court. Thus, based on this sentiment, Roe v Wade is unconstitutional. On March 13, 2002, the Constitution Party National Committee even went as far as to participate in a demonstration outside the Charleston Women's Medical Clinic in Charleston, South Carolina. There, the national chairman stated, "The Constitution Party is the only national political party that is united behind a 100% pro-life banner and policy agenda. If the Democrats or the Republican parties fail to field candidates who will aggressively seek to restore justice and end the atrocity of abortion, then we will."ii Another attractive idea they expound is in regards to requesting the federal government end its role in nationwide education. ...read more.

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They additionally presented over 100 candidates for offices nationwide ranging from federal to local government in 2002.iii This party is truly dedicated to building its influence and control at all levels of government. So far this year they can claim one elected official. John Du Pont, was re-elected as District 2 Alderman in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin.iv This party is most impressive in their desire and willingness to offer an honest alternative to the typical political election. Their call for strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution and its clearly defined limits on the powers of the federal government is something which does require more in depth study than this short essay could ever hope to offer. The Constitution Party appears to be gaining strength and aggressively encourages every citizen to join its ranks and strive to return the federal government back to what they believe in. Perhaps the future of the nation hangs in the balance unless we become involved with them after all. Brian Hansen MTSU US Political Parties Paper One i http://www.ustaxpayers.org/party_history.htm ii http://www.ustaxpayers.org/thezone.htm iii http://www.ustaxpayers.org/candidates.htm iv http://www.ustaxpayers.org/candidates.htm ...read more.

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