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.
The Constitution Party is headed by Chairman Frank Fluckiger. Randall Stufflebeam serves as vice chairman.
The Constitution Party lists its platform on its website. The platform is based on seven principles The following is an abbreviated list:
- 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.
As of December 1, 2013 the following are candidates running in 2014:
- James R. Fariello, Adams County Sheriff, American Constitution Party, Colorado.
- Jeshua Screws, HD 31, Constitution Party of Alabama
- Derrick Douglas, HD 91, Constitution Party of Alabama
- Jennifer Young, Secretary of State, Wyoming Constitution Party
- David Lory Vanderbeek, Governor, Nevada Independent American Party
- Dean Barton, Constitution Party of Minnesota
- Tim Utz, Constitution Party of Minnesota
- Phil Hudok, United States Senate, Constitution Party of West Virginia
- Lori Stacey, US House, Constitution Party of South Dakota
- Curtis Strong, Governor of South Dakota, Constitution Party of South Dakota
- J.R. Myers, Governor of Alaska, Constitution Party of Alaska
In 2012, many candidates ran for office around the United States under the Constitution Party. The following is a list of the candidates that received over 25 percent of the total vote:
- Gregory Hughes
- David Schumann
- Marilee Roose
- Bernie DeCastro
- Rocky Jordan
- Ken Hamlington
- James Welsh
- John Swasey
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- Official Constitution Party website and platform
- National Veterans Coalition
- Promotional items and memorabilia
- Constitution Party at ThirdPartyNews.net
- Constitution Party bulletin board
- CP discussion forum at LiveJournal
- Profile at CNN
- Constitution Party at Wikipedia
- The official Independent American Party of Nevada Home Page
- List of political parties in the United States
- Political parties with candidates in state senate elections in 2010
- Constitution.org, "FAQs, accessed December 13, 2013
- Constitution Party, "History," accessed December 13, 2013
- Constitution Party, "Executive Committee," accessed December 13, 2013
- Constitution Party, "Seven Principles," accessed December 13, 2013
- Facebook, "Constitution Party, accessed December 13, 2013
- Independent Political Report, "2012 Constitution Party results," accessed December 13, 2013