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}}{{tnr}}The '''Constitution Party''' is a conservative 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 their website, they "...support limited federal government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, according to the Actual Intent of the Founding Fathers, with all other powers retained by the people or the people of the states as provided for in the Tenth Amendment."<ref name=faqs>[http://www.constitutionparty.com/the-party/faqs/ ''Constitution.org'', "FAQs'', accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>  Although the TEA Party and the Constitution Party have similar principles, the Constitution Party is a legally registered party, whereas the TEA Party is not.<ref name=faqs>[http://www.constitutionparty.com/the-party/faqs/ ''Constitution.org'', "FAQs'', accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Constitution Party''' is a conservative United States political party. According to their website, they "...support limited federal government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, according to the Actual Intent of the Founding Fathers, with all other powers retained by the people or the people of the states as provided for in the Tenth Amendment."<ref name=faqs>[http://www.constitutionparty.com/the-party/faqs/ ''Constitution.org'', "FAQs'', accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>  Although the TEA Party and the Constitution Party have similar principles, the Constitution Party is a legally registered party, whereas the TEA Party is not.<ref name=faqs>[http://www.constitutionparty.com/the-party/faqs/ ''Constitution.org'', "FAQs'', accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
  
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==History==
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The Constitution Party 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.  In 1996, the party was recognized by the Federal Election Commission.<ref>[http://cpwp.swehes.com/the-party/history/ ''Constitution Party'', "History", accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
  
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==Leadership==
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The Constitution Party is headed by Chairman Frank Fluckiger.  The Vice Chairman is Randall Stufflebeam.<ref>[http://cpwp.swehes.com/the-party/executive-committee/ ''Constitution Party'', "Executive Committee", accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
  
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.  Their policies are similar to that of the [[Libertarian|Libertarian Party]] in their strong belief in federalism, limited government, and non-intervention, but similar to the [[Republican Party]] in their stance against abortion, homosexual marriage, embryonic stem cell research, and illegal immigration.<ref>[http://constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php "Constitution Party Preamble"]</ref>
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==Issues==
 
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The Constitution Party lists their platform on their website.  Their platform is based on seven principles  The following is an abbreviated list:<ref>[http://cpwp.swehes.com/our-principles/seven-principles/ ''Constitution Party'', "Seven Principles", accessed December 13, 2013]</ref>
In 2006, Rick Jore of [[Montana]] became the first Constitution Party candidate elected to a state-level office,<ref>[http://sos.mt.gov/ELB/archives/2006/elections/general/house/hd12/index.asp "State Legislature results"], ''Missoulian'', November 8, 2006, retrieved November 8, 2006</ref><ref>[http://www.helenair.com/articles/2006/11/09/montana/a01110906_02.txt Control of state Legislature unclear], ''Helena Independent Record''</ref> though the Constitution Party of Montana had disaffiliated itself from the national party a short time before the election.
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*Life: Sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
 
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*Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed  individual.
On April 26, 2008, Chuck Baldwin was nominated as the Constitution Party candidate for President of the United States in 2008.
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*Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted.
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*Property: Each individual’s right to own and steward personal property without government burden.
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*Constitution: Interpreted according to the actual intent of the founding fathers.
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*State's rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people.
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*American sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.
  
 
==2010 candidates==
 
==2010 candidates==

Revision as of 11:33, 13 December 2013



Constitution Party
Constitution Party logo.PNG
Chairman:Frank Fluckiger
Year created:1992
Website:http://www.constitutionparty.com/
The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. According to their website, they "...support limited federal government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, according to the Actual Intent of the Founding Fathers, with all other powers retained by the people or the people of the states as provided for in the Tenth Amendment."[1] Although the TEA Party and the Constitution Party have similar principles, the Constitution Party is a legally registered party, whereas the TEA Party is not.[1]

History

The Constitution Party 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. In 1996, the party was recognized by the Federal Election Commission.[2]

Leadership

The Constitution Party is headed by Chairman Frank Fluckiger. The Vice Chairman is Randall Stufflebeam.[3]

Issues

The Constitution Party lists their platform on their website. Their platform is based on seven principles The following is an abbreviated list:[4]

  • Life: Sanctity of life from conception to natural death.
  • Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual.
  • Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted.
  • Property: Each individual’s right to own and steward personal property without government burden.
  • Constitution: Interpreted according to the actual intent of the founding fathers.
  • State's rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people.
  • American sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.

2010 candidates

State affiliates

Independent American Party of Nevada

The Independent American Party is the Nevada affiliate of the national Constitution Party.[5]

External links

See also

References