The Weapon of Our Enemies

This message is going to be a long one. But it’s critical that you read through to the end to understand the depth of the danger facing our civilization. If these words speak to you and if in your heart of hearts, you agree, then be sure to share this article with friends, family and in social media. Do your part to awaken the spirit of true patriotism in America.

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Words used as weapons of destruction.

Patriots like us are called extremists by people with nefarious intentions at heart. The British called the patriots that founded our nation extremists.  Today, Cultural Marxists of the radical Left and duplicitous, globalist Republicans, who have separate motives, yet mutual interests in mass-migrations, use that term to describe us. They understand the power of words, and they know how to wield these weapons of mass disinformation against us.

Not only are American patriots raising their eyes to behold the catastrophe that is happening before us with regards to censorship of centrist and conservative speech online, even the Federal government is also taking notice and beginning to address it. Could this have been possible without millions of conservative voices calling out in unison?  It took conservatives and centrists alike to join their voices together and shout out our displeasure to gain attention.

Conservatives are, by their nature, peace-loving, individualistic people. Conservatives generally abide by the ancient wisdom “live and let live.” A noble and preferable way to view the world. It captures the very heart of liberty to go about one’s own life and not disturb the lives of others. But it is a double-edged sword and one that we are letting cut us. By being so hesitant to speak up against obvious evils, we have allowed the infection caused by the frequent nicks and cuts to fester, threatening the very life of our great republic.

The reason for this is apparent. Conservatives know just as well as Democrats and their progressive allies that words have immense power. The difference is that conservatives are hesitant to utilize this power. We understand the tremendous harm done to individuals and groups with a well-placed word. Donald Trump demonstrated this when he called out “the squad” of radical progressives on Twitter for their blatant hate of the United States. The Leftists know this too, and they count on it. Even more, they have succeeded in making us too scared to use our words against them. They have so thoroughly cowed us with the threat of being called “racist, bigots, Nazis”  that we remain silent when we know such words are untrue. When you control the ability of people to speak, you eventually control their ability to think. When people can no longer express their thoughts, ideas disappear from public consciousness. They cease to exist. Our enemies are doing  it to us. They are erasing our traditional way of life by erasing our ability to talk about it freely.

 

“Hey buddy, it looks like you’ve had a little too much to think there. You’re coming with me.”

Our enemies!  It’s a pretty incendiary term, is it not? Try speaking it aloud. Seriously, say it! Many of you will find it difficult. Most will not even try. Many will brush off the suggestion with an internal, self-reassuring laugh. Some of you will say it, but silently, in your mind. A small percentage of those people will silently mouth the words, and an even tinier fraction of you will speak it aloud. But I challenge you to do it. Our enemies!

The reason why it will be difficult is because most know to whom I am referring when I say, “Our enemies”! You automatically understand that I am not talking about some ISIS animals holed up in a cave somewhere in the Middle East. You will know that I am not referring to the Communist Chinese with their endless schemes to undermine Western civilization.  Most will not assume either of those. You will know that I am referring to the radical leftists that have infected our society and their globalist, Republican allies. And herein lies the threat! They are using our language against us to rapidly close the fist of tyranny around our collective throats.

How do we know this? How do we know they are our enemies? The answer is simple. Look at the way the radical leftists in the news media have covered recent events, and you will have your answer. The Mexican flag being raised over US government installations by progressive leftists. The radical leftist, (I will not honor by writing his name) who firebombed the illegal alien detention center in Washington state over the weekend. The insane leftists in our Congress and those during presidential debate calling for illegal immigration to be decriminalized, and illegal aliens (AKA invaders) to be given free, universal healthcare. Then we see Democrat presidential candidates are crossing over the border and CAMPAIGNING IN MEXICO. The collusion between these cultural Marxists, globalists, and the news media to spin and cover it all up is not hidden! The Cultural Marxists within the radical Left have thoroughly weaponized our language.

We are all familiar with the adage, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. But why is that? How is it that random noises emitted from our throats by air from our lungs passing over our vocal cords can have so much power? Go to a speaker of some foreign language and utter the word “pizza” to them. It means about as much to a non-English speaker as “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. But if you were to say those same words to a speaker of English, then the word would have tremendous physiological and psychological effects.

Admit it, when you read the word “pizza”, your mind automatically conjures up smells of delicious melted cheese, tangy marinara sauce, and spicy pepperoni. Or maybe it was Canadian bacon and pineapple. Whatever pizza you prefer is irrelevant. The important part is that it elicited feelings and sensations from you – scents, tastes, memories, meanings, and a whole host of other reactions. I wonder how many of you thought about placing an order for Pizza Hut just now. That monstrously long and difficult to read word in the last paragraph probably made a lot of people feel confused and maybe even frustrated, if they couldn’t read it right away, until they realized that it’s that silly word from Mary Poppins. But that’s the point – the power of words.

Just by hearing these random vocalizations arranged into familiar, repeating patterns, you had a real, physical response. Now imagine if, over a long period, a devious person was to subvert your understanding of the word “pizza”. Imagine that, gradually over many years, they changed the meaning of the word, so the result was that “pizza” doesn’t mean a delicious, fattening treat. Imagine if they succeeded in getting popular culture to agree that “pizza” now means the same thing as, say, “Nazi”. Upon reading that, most of you suddenly understood where this is going…

The radical Left’s most powerful weapon against the free peoples of the world is their masterful understanding of how language works. They understand that by changing the meaning of words, they can effectively stop people from talking about the ideas those words convey. Think about it. One such example is the Leftists’ changing the meaning of the word nationalism. They have convinced people that nationalism is the same as Nazism. They have persuaded people to stop using the phrase, illegal alien and replaced it with the words, undocumented worker. It has a much softer sound, doesn’t it?  It doesn’t get the blood boiling quite as much as illegal alien or invader! Now, we have replaced undocumented worker with migrants or immigrants.  Notice how each word change somehow lessens any threat posed to our nation. They intentionally conflate the meaning of the words to confuse people. Some in the Democrat Party and the news media have even begun using the term, undocumented citizen.

 

So, how did the Left acquire such control over our language?

I am sure that many of you have heard of “the long march through the institutions.” For those of you not familiar with the term, it means the gradual takeover of institutions, such as our education system, by radical progressives. Children are now exposed to leftist ideology from day one and almost entirely unopposed. In places where Democrats have super majorities, conservative teachers are silenced and risk dismissal from their jobs for speaking up.  Even worse, leaking personal information to violent radicals, or being accused of sexual impropriety with their students, has a chilling effect on anyone’s free speech!

The Left is escalating its rhetoric against our nation and our people. The reprehensible creature, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, recently called detention centers on the border “concentration camps”. She caught a lot of heat for this, and rightly so. But think about what she tried to do afterward. She tried to weasel her way out of it by saying that she wasn’t referring to Nazi death camps. But we all know that’s nonsense, as she immediately followed it up with the phrase “never again”. Many of us know that “never again” is a direct reference to never again allowing genocidal fascism to take root in the world.

And there is another word twisted and deformed from its actual meaning to be a weapon that the Left can use to bludgeon the rest of us. They say that EVERYTHING is fascist if it doesn’t agree with their political world view. They justify ever-increasing violence against conservatives with this twisting of words. The radical leftist terrorist that firebombed the illegal alien detention center directly referenced “concentration camps” in his manifesto/suicide letter.

They say that defending the border is a form of “hate” (yet another word whose meaning they’ve co-opted for their villainous reasons). They then say that “hate has no place in our country”. They say that “hate” is a form of “violence”. They even try to scientifically justify this by saying that “hate” causes stress hormones in the body, which is bad for people’s health, and therefore, it’s violence to “hate” someone. All the while, actual “hate” and “violence” are used regularly to destroy the lives and bodies of conservative Americans. People are afraid to speak for fear of being persecuted by leftists through their manipulation of language.

 

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

If people are so afraid of reprisal, how can they speak out against tyranny? Once tyranny has taken full control of language, then free people can no longer speak out. And that’s the danger we face!. The radical Left, their contemptuous adherents, and their globalist allies in the Republican Party have manipulated our language to such an extent, that even talking about mass, illegal immigration is “racist.” Talking about the crime that the invaders commit is “white nationalist.” Talking about how more and more Democratic districts are giving drivers licenses to illegal invaders is “bigoted.” And bringing up that the same Democratic districts are amending laws to say that when you get a driver’s license, you are automatically registered to vote is considered “voter suppression”. They have twisted the meaning of words so much as to have a complete stranglehold on public discourse.

How many times have you watched or seen a news item, read the blatant lie contained within, and said to yourself, “That is complete BS! I know FOR A FACT that is not true!”  Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes the truth. A clever way to reprogram our culture through manipulation of our language.

It’s time to fight back. Take back our language and shout from the rooftops. Let them know that NO, you WILL NOT be reprogrammed. You are NOT a machine for them to reprogram to their liking. Let them know that you ARE a patriotic nationalist, and you WILL defend your civilization.

The pen truly is mightier than the sword, and it’s time that we take this powerful weapon back under our control. It’s time we turn it against the tyrants of the Left and the globalist traitors. It is utterly imperative that we take back our language. If we don’t defend our civilization with our words, then it won’t be long before we are called to protect it with our rifles. Despite its numerous flaws, THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN THE SINGLE GREATEST DRIVING FORCE FOR FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY IN THE HISTORY OF OUR WORLD.

If you don’t want the day to come when your sons and daughters must defend your city from seizure by armed, radical leftists, then act now! Take back our language and use the words that the Left uses to demonize us against them. And don’t fall victim to the “it can’t happen here” fallacy. It can happen – it will happen.  We have much at stake. Never forget: The only thing that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.

The violence is already increasing. It’s spilling out into our streets. Leftist publications are openly calling for progressive Democrats to “arm themselves in defense of marginalized communities” (that’s an actual quote). The only tool you have to stop this from happening is your right to the freedom of expression. The best way to express yourself politically is by supporting political players that will honor their oath to defend and uphold the Constitution. At this juncture in our history, there is only one such party. The Constitution Party calls all patriotic Americans to abandon both the Democrats and the Republicans.

 

We must unite in a new political force before we are swept into the dustbin of history.

Nazism, socialism, and communism were responsible for the loss of millions of innocent lives in the past century. What do they care if a few million American patriots have to die so that they can have their leftist utopia? They don’t care. Many of them salivate at the thought of our deaths. Take back our language. Take back our right to express ourselves. It is the only way to prevent the nightmare from which there can be no waking. We cannot allow the ideas of liberty to be lost by our silence.

Click the link below to add your voice to the growing number of patriots shouting out against this tyranny. Donate to the Constitution Party. We need to run candidates in every town and city across the land. We need patriots who will strike down our enemies in the political arena and save us from the need to strike down our enemies in the combat arena. There isn’t much time left.

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Fall 2019 National Committee Meeting

    MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FALL 2019
CONSTITUTION PARTY 
NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING IN PITTSBURGH

October 18 – 19, 2019

Keynote Speaker:
Trent England

Trent England serves as Executive Vice President at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he also is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow and directs the Save Our States project. He is an adjunct fellow of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation.

He hosts The Trent England Show podcast, and formerly hosted morning drive-time radio in Oklahoma City. He has filled for various radio hosts including Ben Shapiro.

Trent previously served as Executive Vice President of the Olympia, Washington-based Freedom Foundation and had also directed the Foundation’s constitutional studies programs and Citizen Action Network. He was also a candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives and a legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation.

Trent is a contributor to two books—”The Heritage Guide to the Constitution” and “One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty.” His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and other newspapers.

Trent holds a law degree from The George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor of arts in government from Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and their three children.

 

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Lodging:

  • Room rate is $105.00 + tax per night (two guests per room). Reservations must be made by using this reservation link provided by the hotel. Should you run into an issue with reservations, contact Terri Aden at 720-600-9684. Rooms are available at the discounted rate for Thursday(17th), Friday(18th) and Saturday(19th) nights. The Deadline is September 24th but you should go ahead and reserve your room now if you plan to attend. They will not charge you now.

 

Registration Information:

  • Early registration for both National Committee Members and guests is $180.00 per person until September 24, after which registration will be $200.00. Registration includes a “meet and greet” with light supper Thursday evening, lunch and evening banquet on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. You can register online HERE.Registration is also available by mail or email by using this form here:
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Don Blankenship Files Federal Lawsuit Against Media, Senate Leadership for Defamation

Don Blankenship: American Competitionist

UNITED STATES OFFICIALS ENCOURAGED MEDIA TO DEFAME A CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE

Today Thursday March 14, 2019 my attorneys filed on my behalf a lawsuit against Fox News, Fox News Legal Expert Judge Napolitano, CNN, MSNBC, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and others.  The lawsuit is a defamation claim.  The suit makes clear that the purpose of Fox and other major media outlets defaming me was to impact the outcome of the May 2018 Republican Primary Election in West Virginia.

The lawsuit also makes clear that the purposeful and illegal defamation was carried out as a result of collusion with and encouragement from Republican government officials.

We allege that the defamation was planned by Republican United States Senators, members of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and perhaps others before my Senate Primary.  The plan apparently included the development of a “menu list of items to stop Blankenship” from winning the West Virginia Republican Primary.  We allege that meetings were initiated by Republican Leaders over concern that I would win the election for the Republican nomination for the West Virginia US Senate Seat.  During the lead-up to the May 8, 2018 Primary, the Defendants repeatedly called me a “convicted felon”.  Judge Napolitano stated that I was convicted of ‘manslaughter’.

Of note, is that I have never been convicted of a felony, much less of manslaughter.  I was found guilty of only a misdemeanor on December 3, 2015.  The Obama Department of Justice cheated in every way imaginable to convict me of false felony charges and they failed to do so.  Major media outlets throughout the United States, including defendants in this case, reported at the time that I was convicted of only a “misdemeanor”.  Some also later reported that I was sent to prison for a “misdemeanor”.  Additionally, I made clear in the nationally televised Fox debate that I was sent to prison for a “misdemeanor”.  In other words, we know that the defendants knew and even reported that I was convicted of a “misdemeanor” and not a “felony”, at the time of the conviction.

Mitch McConnell and other United States Senators expressed to the national press that they did not want me to win the election.  The possibility of my winning became big news even nationally.  In reaction to my possibly winning the election a Political Action Committee apparently controlled by Senator Mitch McConnell launched a one million three hundred thousand dollar negative and false ad campaign against me.  However, in the words of the media, I continued to “surge” toward the lead in the race.  In fact, I took the lead in most polls including polls taken by my opponents.

The Republican Party panicked and asked the media for help.  First up to help the Republican Party Leaders defeat me was Judge Napolitano, a New Jersey Judge, who was well acquainted with Patrick Morrisey.  New Jersey Attorney Morrisey had presented cases in Judge Napolitano’s courtroom on multiple occasions.  On April 25, 2018 Napolitano appeared on the Fox program “Outnumbered”.  He said that I was “sent to prison for manslaughter”

My campaign manager immediately informed Napolitano that I had never been convicted of a felony nor had I ever gone to prison for manslaughter.   Both Fox and Napolitano failed to retract or correct the statement prior to the election.  Napolitano, two weeks after the election admitted he was wrong in saying that I was a “felon” but he never made mention of his reference to “manslaughter”.   Others on Fox including Neil Cavuto and Stephanie Hamill also told their viewing audiences that I was a felon in the days leading up to the election.  Commentators on CNN and MSNBC, among others, and journalists working for the Washington Post and others, made the same defamatory comments.

The ability of government officials to control America’s national media was evident.  We have documented not only dozens of media statements saying “Blankenship is a felon” in the days leading up to the election but also afterward when I was attempting to gain access to the fall ballot as a Constitution Party candidate.  It is obvious that calling me a felon at these times had as its purpose preventing me from becoming a United States Senator and depriving West Virginia voters of a fair election.  The purpose is made even more clear by the fact that we have yet to find a single time that the national media called me a “felon” prior to and just before the election.  The felon statements were all made after United States government officials began to express concern that I would win the race.

The public needs to be aware that major media outlets are often owned by mega size American corporations.  As just one example, AT&T which most Americans think of as being in the telephone business owns CNN.  If these companies are allowed to own television networks whose reporters purposefully slander candidates for the United States Senate they need to be held responsible for corrupting federal elections.  Fox, the Washington Post, and their individual employees are very influential in the public arena and they must be severely punished when they cause American elections to be corrupted.   Particularly, when they are encouraged by United States government officials to do so.

The public and the Department of Justice also need to take a close look at other matters related to the 2018 West Virginia Republican Primary race for US Senate.  Matters the DOJ should at least consider investigating include among others whether political meetings were illegally held in US government buildings.  They should also investigate whether the delay in invalidating my clearly corrupt misdemeanor conviction was related to Republican efforts to “stop Blankenship” from becoming a US Senator.

Perhaps the most ominous thing needing investigation is why my efforts to invalidate my misdemeanor conviction were stalled just before the election.  Then, why shortly after the election my efforts to get the conviction invalidated were delayed again and again as the case was moved to Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky.  Later it was moved to the Department of Justice office in Ohio. As of now it has been on the desk of a federal Magistrate Judge for three and a half months.

There is much more to all this that I will not mention here.  You can bet that the defendants in this case will fight hard to defend their actions and will deny the truth.  But this lawsuit raises very serious issues.  Collusion among government officials and the national media to corrupt a federal election is as serious as Russian collusion to do the same.

In my opinion, such matters of government dishonesty represent the single biggest risk to our county’s survival.

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Constitution Party Opposes William Barr Nomination and Trump’s Gun Confiscation Agenda

The Constitution Party voices its opposition to the nomination of William Barr to the office of Attorney General.  Both President Trump and Mr. Barr have shown by their own statements that they favor gun confiscation without the due process of law guaranteed to each citizen by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In February 2018, while speaking to a White House Meeting on Community and School Safety, President Trump voiced his support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, without due process of law required by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The President said to take the firearms first, then go to court. His reasoning seems to be that going to court takes a lot of time and, since someone in the government has determined that person to be bad, due process has to wait.

During the first day of the Attorney General Confirmation Hearing on 15 January 2019, nominee William Barr tells Senator Dianne Feinstein that Red Flag Gun Confiscation Laws are the “single most important thing we can do in the gun control area.”  He has a long history of anti-gun sentiment and is a committed gun confiscation advocate.

President Trump, by his words and actions in regards to gun confiscation, appears to have no understanding whatsoever of the document he took an oath to protect and defend. He apparently has never thought about the fact that his oath of allegiance is to that document that he so casually proposes violating.

Politicians often sit safely behind their walls with their armed guards and their armored limousines and lecture about gun confiscation. President Trump has gone way past the protections of the Second Amendment’s statement that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. He proposes that people deemed by the government to be bad should be denied due process until they go into court and prove their innocence. That would also violate the long respected American tradition of innocent until proven guilty. If the President actually takes the action he proposed to take, then he, not the gun owner would be the law breaker.

The President should know that the law, especially the Constitution, applies to him as well as everyone else. From the tone of his statement it sounded like he honestly meant well in that he wanted to protect people from mentally unbalanced people who might harm them. I must point out that many Democrats think he is unbalanced and have often voiced that opinion.

The Constitution Party strongly opposes gun confiscation and thereby cannot support the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General.  We urge our members and supporters to contact their respective Senators demanding that they vote against his nomination.

Darrell Castle on behalf of the Constitution Party

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Darrell Castle was the 2016 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate and is the creator of The Castle Report.  He is available for interviews.  To request an interview, send an email to Karen at commsdirector [at] cpofwa [dot] org.

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Sweet, Sweet Victory in North Carolina!

Our candidate for county commissioner in Green County North Carolina, Jerry Jones was elected to office on November 6th.  His election is remarkable since we had barely gotten on the ballot in that state for the first time ever earlier this year. The race was a two way race and Jerry received 3,241 votes compared to his opponent who received 2,916. For our candidate to have won with 52.64% of the vote is exciting, to say the least. Not only that, but we had other candidates who also did remarkably well in their races nearly all of which were three way races.

 

In the few short months that the party has been on the ballot in North Carolina, that state now places 10th of all the states in Constitution Party registered voters.  The leadership in that state has been most impressive. Al Pisano and Kevin Hayes make a great team and were key players in us getting on the ballot and then finding good candidates to file for office in a very short time.

 

Over all, the party did well this election. We were the only minor party that maintained ballot position in all of the states that we ran candidates. This will enable us to focus on ballot access in other states in the next two years. All of the other parties did lose ballot access in some states which means that they have to re-qualify all over again to regain ballot status. The thanks for the party’s accomplishment goes to the state leaders who ran candidates for state wide office and garnered the required vote percentage to retain our ballot status.

 

In all we had candidates running for office in ten states. By adding up the top state wide race vote totals in each state (or in two cases the top US House race vote totals), our candidates received a combined total of over 388,000 votes. Those numbers will increase as the final vote tallies are tabulated in each of the states. Those candidates and their vote totals should be available for viewing shortly. Take some time to go onto the website and check those numbers out. A number of our candidates did exceptionally well.

 

It is interesting to note that Richard Winger reported that the vote total received this year by minor parties was the lowest vote total since 1982.  In view of this the Constitution party did well to hold its own.  We seemed to have bucked that trend.

 

Our webmaster reported to me that the number of hits on our national website hit an all time high on Monday November 5th and that record was exceeded the following day, which was the day of the General Election.  The vast majority of those who accessed the web site, spent most of their time on the party platform. That was very encouraging news and is an indication that it is our platform that draws people to the party. Paul does an impressive job with the web site.

 

In further recent news, I learned from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News that only the Constitution and Libertarians Parties gained in voter registration since the 2016 Election.  All other parties including the Republican and Democratic Parties declined in voter registration. Our voter registration totals increased by 14.98 % since 2016. That signifies that our message does appeal to the public.  We simply need to find better ways to communicate to the public that there is a party that supports and promotes their values.

 

My sincere thanks to so many of you who donated to the party to make this all possible.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Without your financial support we could have never achieved ballot access in North Carolina or New Mexico and we would not have been able to secure the required 2,000 signatures per candidate to get Terry Larson and Andrew Zuelke on the ballot in Wisconsin for Attorney General and State Treasurer respectively.

 

I look forward to great things happening in 2019 and 2020.

 

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Thanks to Your Support, MORE Big Things Are Happening!

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Just last week we received word from the Hawaii Secretary of State that the Constitution Party is now officially recognized as a ballot-qualified party in that state.  This is the first time ever that the Constitution Party has achieved ballot access in Hawaii in a mid-term election. The party completed the signature drive in mid-February, but by state law, the petition could be challenged within 20 business days of when the final petitions were submitted to the state for verification.  That deadline was  March 7th and the following day the Hawaii Secretary of State confirmed that no one had challenged our petition thereby qualifying the party for ballot status.

Other big news for the party is our ballot petitioning effort going on in North Carolina.  Gaining ballot access in that state will be a landmark achievement.  By this weekend, we should be able to surpass the 6,000 signature mark. If the validity rate of 83% holds up we should be able to secure the required 12,000 valid signatures with a total of about 15,000.  We continue to average  getting about 1,200 signatures a week in spite of the inclement weather being experienced in that state.  At this rate, we should be able to complete the signature drive before the end of April….a full month before the deadline.  Since completing the petitioning in Hawaii Nicholas Sumbles has been gathering signatures in North Carolina.

Besides Nicholas’ work, we have volunteers working gun shows every weekend and the number of volunteers grows each week. The goal of the party leaders is to gather signatures in all 100 counties in the state. At this point, they have succeeded in getting signatures from 93 of the counties.  This is a most remarkable feat and has been possible only because of the increased number of volunteers who are gathering signatures. However, in order to reach our goal we are going to need additional financial assistance from our supporters. We are paying Nicholas $2.00 a signature which is a very reasonable rate compared to what other professional signature gathers have quoted us.

This is where we need your help and we need it very urgently.  We must keep the funds coming in so that we can keep Nicholas there.  A donor from North Carolina has offered to match dollar for dollar any funds that we raise up to $4,250.00. Due to the generosity of our supporters, we are close to qualifying for the total amount of the matching funds, but we are still going to need additional donations to reach our 15,000 signature goal. If you are in a position to donate any amount please go to www.constitutionparty.com and donate what you can to ballot access.  If you wish, you may also send a check payable to the Constitution Party to P O Box 1782 Lancaster, PA 17608.  A donation of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00. $50.00. $100.00, $500.00, or whatever you are able to donate would be deeply appreciated.  It is urgent that we raise those funds immediately.

Gaining ballot access in North Carolina will open other doors for us in yet more states. Again, I plead with you to give what you are able to. Then share this message with family and friends of like mind. Your sharing this message with others is paying off as we are receiving donations from people who have never donated to the party before. I can not thank you enough for the effort you are making to help us make history in North Carolina.  I have been extremely impressed with the hard work and dedication of the party leaders there.  Together we can achieve heights we have never reached before.

My sincere thanks and appreciation to each of you for your past support and encouragement.

For God Family and Country,

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The 2nd Amendment and Mass Shootings

The Constitution Party’s Response

By Darrell Castle, February 24, 2018

I would like to start by asking, what is the greatest human achievement? Is it sending men to the moon or perhaps the great pyramids? I would answer that the greatest human achievement is bringing government under the authority of the rule of law. This struggle was an English achievement and it took about 1000 years to complete.

The struggle for the rule of law made the law a shield and protector of the people. It put a restraint on the ruler rather than the ruled. The U.S Constitution is a good example of the results of the struggle as it provided a limitation on government and a protector of the people.

In the 20th and now the 21st centuries the rule of law has been steadily eroded and lost in America. Government officials are no longer subject to the law but the people are. The shield and protector is broken and no longer safeguards the people. As evidence, I point to the rule by executive orders and the many crimes of the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, which have gone unpunished. The people now know that there is one law for them and another one for government.

Interestingly, in recent years the Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the 2nd Amendment and denied the authority of government to reinterpret it. No, the court said, it means what it says in its plain words. McDonald v. Chicago, the D.C. v. Heller case and the cases decided by the various circuits, such as Moore v. Madigan decided by the 7th circuit in 2013, recognized that the government can’t just change the 2nd amendment at its discretion. It cannot be allowed the power to wantonly violate the Bill of Rights. The 2nd of the enumerated rights listed in the Bill of Rights or the 2nd Amendment says:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State,

the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The Constitution does however permit later generations to change or “amend” the Constitution if the people feel that it is outdated and needs to be modernized. Article V sets out the requirements for amendment. Obviously, much care must be taken by those in favor of amending to ensure they do not “throw out the baby with the bath-water”.

Should the government decide that the 2nd Amendment needs to be removed from the Bill of Rights or changed in some way it would be making a huge mistake because it would destroy the legal and moral foundation of our system of law. In ripping apart the Constitution, government would have removed the last vestiges of protection the people have from tyranny. The Bill of Rights are more than words and more than canaries in a coal mine. They are the final warning before what the Marine Corps in my day called “final protective fires” are authorized. That term meant that Marines were being overrun so every Marine was to fire his rifle at the full cyclic rate in a final act of defense. It meant that we were all facing imminent death anyway and that was one final desperate attempt to stop the enemy’s attack.

I hope and pray that those calling for removing or tinkering with the 2nd Amendment will remember that they are playing with one of the final lines of defense Americans have with their government’s strength. THUS, the Constitution Party supports the 2nd Amendment and opposes any attempt to alter or amend it and would recommend resistance to any such effort with any legal means necessary.

This article has not discussed the recent mass school shooting in Florida out of respect for the victims and their families, but nothing about that event changes anything having to do with the 2nd Amendment or the Constitution Party’s position regarding the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The Constitution Party views the 2nd Amendment as the last line of defense against tyranny.


Honesty, Integrity, and Judge Roy Moore

By Gary Welch, National Communications Director of the Constitution Party

The first principle of the Constitution Party states “We are committed to restoring honesty, integrity, and accountability to government”. Embodied in that statement are goals, commitments, and policies that will change how our government operates and the character of those that serve as government officials. It incorporates our commitment to having candidates and government officials that are honorable men and women who will be held accountable for their integrity, conduct, and actions.

On November 16th, the National Executive Committee of the Constitution Party voted to start a fundraising effort to assist Judge Roy Moore in his Senate campaign in Alabama.

Some may consider this a controversial decision because (a) it contradicts our standing policy of not endorsing or officially supporting any candidate from another party and (b) because the nature of the accusations against Roy Moore have convinced many (including some staunch conservatives) that supporting him would be violating that first principle of honesty, integrity, and accountability in government.

I feel that it is important that the Constitution Party explains its actions and uses this opportunity to explain how this applies to our unwavering dedication to restoring honesty, integrity, and accountability to government.

We start with the party’s position on the guilt or innocence of Roy Moore. Our official stance is the same of that of President Trump’s – we are not making any profession of the innocence or guilt of Roy Moore. We hold that there has not been enough time allowed to provide for the truth to be fully known. As such, it would be equally foolish to declare his innocence or guilt based solely on the facts that we currently have. By taking up the fundraising efforts for Roy Moore, we are not doing so because we are convinced on his innocence nor does it indicate our refutation of the claims that have been made. Instead, our decision to support him came from the following criteria:

  1. There has not been enough time to evaluate the evidence that has been presented. We have not heard both sides nor has Roy Moore been allowed sufficient time to defend against his accusers. The information that has been presented so far has been all one sided. The Washington Post had plenty of time to build its case in their article and to dig for evidence that supported their case. Judge Moore deserves sufficient time to provide evidence that supports his position or refutes the statements that have been made. The condemnations and actions by the media, government officials, and especially the Republican Party, have come too quickly without providing Roy Moore the opportunity to defend himself. We find the pronouncement of guilt was all too swift and done without giving him the time needed to mount a defense. The investigation and research into the accusations, the accusers, and the facts surrounding case will take time. We don’t know what new evidence or facts will come out from this, but we strongly feel that Judge Moore deserves sufficient time to provide a defense and he was not allowed this opportunity.
  2. Roy Moore has earned the right to be given the opportunity to defend himself. His actions and sacrifices has shown him to be an adherent to Christian principles and that deserves the decency of giving him the opportunity to prove his case. Character does matter, and past actions should be considered when determining innocence or guilt of a person accused of such a grievous crime. Again, we don’t feel that his past alone automatically makes him innocent, but it does warrant that we should carefully review the evidence and provide him with the opportunity to refute or disprove the allegations.
  3. We have some serious concerns about the motives and the actions of some of the participants in this scandal, mostly with the Washington Post and the GOP.
    1. First, the Washington Post’s assertion that they only knew about the scandal only recently is hard to believe. A scandal of this magnitude would have been available to any investigative journalist during the primaries. Where were the accusers during that time? Why were their concerns about Roy Moore not expressed and published back when Roy Moore was running in the primaries? The Washington Post says that they did not do any serious investigations on any candidate in Alabama until after the primaries. Really? The Alabama primary was one of the biggest political news event of the time. No one from the Washington Post was there to cover it? No one was asking the questions about Roy Moore that would shed any light on him as a suitable candidate? The timeline of when the Washington Post knew about the accusations would be critical in determining the motivation and the purpose of the article. Is it a “hit-piece” that is designed to derail the Republican nominee after the primaries to ensure a Democrat victory or is it just what the Washington Post declares it to be, something that came up out of nowhere as part of the coverage of the election? The past history of the Washington Post’s biased reporting should trigger some skepticism of the article, its purposes, and the agenda of the reporters that broke the story. At a minimum, there should be an investigation into how the Washington Post conducted its investigation. Who did they talk to? What did they decide to use or leave out of their story? When did they find out about this information? Their story requires us to accept that everything the Washington Post did was unbiased and coincidental to this race. We have a hard time accepting that.
    2. Second, the GOP’s reaction is very suspect. The history of the Republican Party in defending and staunchly declaring the innocence of their candidates (even when overwhelming evidence of their guilt existed) is legendary. Their moral outrage against Roy Moore sounds both hollow and contrived. We all know that the two major political parties do not act organically. Everything that they do is part of a coordinated effort that is orchestrated by their party leaders. So, the questions that we started asking all started with “Why?”. Why would they turn against Roy Moore just based on nothing more than accusations and hearsay? Why turn against their candidate during the middle of a campaign? Why are they sabotaging their own candidate and ensuring that a Democrat will win the election? Why the extraordinarily quick condemnation from party leaders and government officials (the accusations were barely out before the condemnations started)? Why use threats of unseating Judge Moore or expelling him from the Senate if elected? The answer of “because of moral outrage and to maintain the reputation of the GOP candidates” is laughable. Even very recent history has shown that they put party politics over morality and candidate reputation every day of the week.

Our questioning of the “why did the GOP do this?” led us to answers that this was an act of a corrupt party that was more concerned about maintaining the power base of the political elites even at the cost of an election. That a Democrat would win the election was worth the price for party leaders to maintain their control and power.

It is well known that Roy Moore was not the candidate that the Republican elitists wanted. His election was another blow to the party leaders that have taken the GOP to new lows and alienated their Republican base. Ordinary Republicans are starting to rebel against the direction that their party is taking and are fighting to elect true conservatives to office. Roy Moore was just another example of mainstream Republicans rejecting their party’s leadership choice and deciding to choose a candidate that represented their values, not the party elitists’.

The actions of the RNC (both in party leadership and government officials) clearly demonstrated to us that this was an act of political party that wanted to punish the Republicans of Alabama for daring to elect a candidate that would not “play ball” with the political elites. Roy Moore had made a name for himself in thumbing his nose at GOP leadership that failed to uphold the principles that they supposedly stood for. His election was just too much for them and they retaliated.

Which brings us to the main reason why we are now financially supporting Roy Moore. We feel that the GOP is attempting to invalidate the choice made by the people of Alabama. These latest actions are the acts of a desperate party that is trying to maintain their power over the people. Any acts of rebellion or non-compliance with the GOP leaderships’ agenda, must be dealt with severely and quickly. That they are violating their own principles, the fundamental principles of due process, and (most importantly) the will of the people of Alabama, compelled us to act and take extraordinary action.

Finally, we need to address our action regarding supporting a candidate from another party. That one was easy for us. Roy Moore does not have a party affiliation in our opinion. The RNC has clearly abandoned him. For now, he is now an “Independent” candidate that is acting on his own. Since the GOP has disowned him, he is free to associate himself with any party that he feels would help him in his efforts to change American politics and the proper role of government. As such, we feel that we are free to offer him our assistance as a party to continue his campaign and to provide him with the opportunity to defend himself and make his case to the people of Alabama and America.

Corrupt Politicians Come From A Corrupt Party. The Constitution Party calls on all Americans to examine the latest actions of the GOP and ask yourself if the GOP should be the party representing the cause of the conservative movement. Regardless of whether you personally feel Roy Moore is innocent or guilty, you must look at the recent actions of the GOP and consider their motives and agenda.

The Constitution Party stands for Honesty, Integrity, and Accountability in Government. Our party is based on these principles because they build the foundation for creating a free and prosperous society. We are not compromising on these principles by supporting Judge Roy Moore. Should evidence be shown to our satisfaction that the allegations against Roy Moore are true, then we will be the first to condemn and disavow him. This would apply to any candidate or leader within our party. At present, however, we feel that these are just allegations and accusations. They need to be thoroughly investigated and vetted. Those that support and believe in Roy Moore need time to carry out the process of mounting a defense so that we can base our opinion (and our votes) on truth and not innuendo.

We ask Americans from all over to help support us in this cause and to consider that maybe there is another choice in politics. When is enough is enough?

Please visit our website at www.constitutionparty.com to learn more about the Constitution Party or to support our efforts in raising funds for Judge Roy Moore’s campaign.  Click here to donate.

Message From the Chairman

Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman
Frank Fluckiger National Chairman

THEOCRACY and the CONSTITUTION PARTY

I have become increasingly concerned with the comments on Facebook and other Internet sources which seem to indicate that the majority of the national leadership of the Constitution Party, and particularly members of the National Executive Committee, are pursuing an agenda of promoting a theocratic government for our country. Though I cannot speak for each person individually, I can certainly speak for the large majority of the both the Executive and National Committee members.

The argument stems from the preamble of the national platform which states and I quote

“The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.”

Comment is also made of the platform statement “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.”

Those who feel the party leadership is promoting a theocracy for our government would do well to give careful study to the writings and minutes kept by James Madison and other Founding Fathers who attended and participated in the Convention in Philadelphia that produced the Constitution. Thirty four percent of the quotes presented at the convention were from Biblical sources and yet that body of men did not even consider that their new government would be a Theocracy. So why then was the Bible so often quoted by these men in the Constitutional Convention?

They were among the wisest and most well-versed men in history to ever meet as one body and they fully understood that the principles taught in the Bible were the source of good and sound government. First and foremost, they understood that our rights came from our Creator and not from the laws of man. In addition to the 10 commandments, they were fully aware of the many other concepts of good government whose origin came from both Old Testament (Jewish history) and New Testament (Christian writings) Among those records were the concepts of Representative Government; the right of an accused to be heard by a jury of his peers; the understanding that men are innocent until proven guilty; the concept that the truth of a matter had to be witnessed by at least two and preferably more witnesses, Also established in those histories was the right to own and to protect one’s property; that the best government came from the bottom up and only those matters that could not be decided locally should be brought up to be considered at a higher level. The list could go on and on. These were based on the premise of self-government by a moral and virtuous people. These concepts are the basis of Common Law and the Laws of Nature. Again, the Founders clearly understood that the government they gave us could survive only among a virtuous and moral citizenry.

This necessitated that for the Constitution to be a successful form of government for a free and liberty loving people, we as a people must be a moral and virtuous people, a characteristic of a God-fearing people. The Founders fully understood the dangers of a state religion that controlled the governments in Europe, but they likewise understood the importance of religion in fostering and furthering the concepts of good government. One of the stipulations of the Northwest Ordinance of 1785 was that religion be taught in those territories. Now the teaching of religion in the public schools is forbidden. How far we have strayed from what the Founding Fathers envisioned for our nation!

Over and over again, the Founders recognized the hand of Providence in both freeing ourselves from British Rule and in the drafting and adopting of the Constitution. George Washington alone listed 76 times in which the hand of Providence intervened in behalf of the colonies. They readily understood that without such help, our nation would have never been possible. Why we as Americans cannot recognize that, and acknowledge the need for that same Providential assistance in restoring that government that the Founding Fathers bequeathed us is of grave concern to me.

The principles promoted by the party are good and praise worthy and in time they hopefully will be achieved. But for any of us to think those goals can be reached without each of us incorporating virtuous values in our individual lives is hoping for something that can never happen. Acknowledging the Hand of Providence in our party’s preamble is only fitting. The does not mean that the wording in the preamble cannot be changed. The party leadership is open to such a consideration, but to exclude reference to Providential assistance in the freeing of our nation from Britain and the establishment of the Constitution is a disservice to the Founding Fathers as well as the founders on the Constitution Party. That would be akin to turning our backs on history.

Promoting the sound concepts of good government given to us by the Founders is totally different than promoting a theocratic government. Whose interpretation of the scriptures is correct? That is something that the various theologians and religious leaders are free to discuss, but under no circumstances are they to be imposed on the citizens of our nation by the force of government. The Founders of our nation were totally opposed to that approach as are the majority of the national and executive committee members of the Constitution Party. These things are to be self-imposed and the Founders well understood it. The leadership of the Constitution Party is in full accord with this understanding.