U.S. Constitution Party

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In 1992, a group of U.S. independent state parties united to form the U.S. Taxpayers Party, which was renamed the U.S. Constitution Party at its 1999 convention. While many would call it American conservative, its Frequently Asked Questions say "It is constitutionalist, which means that we support limited government as outlined in the Constitution."[1] While there are some beliefs from libertarianism, the Constitution Party differentiates itself from the U.S. Libertarian Party on the basis of being "100% pro-life."

Its "seven principles" are":[2]

  1. Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
  2. Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
  3. Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
  4. Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
  5. Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
  6. States' 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;
  7. American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.

Its platforms says "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. The Constitution of these United States provides that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." The Constitution Party supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles." This position puts it on the margin of what is generally considered the Christian Right. [3]

It is nativist, favoring "a moratorium on immigration to these United States, except in extreme hardship cases or in other individual special circumstances, until the availability of all federal subsidies and assistance be discontinued, and proper security procedures have been instituted to protect against terrorist infiltration."

References

  1. Frequently Asked Questions, Constitution Party
  2. Homepage, Constitution Party
  3. Party Platform, Constitution Party