CP COMMENTARY: Boehner Resigns and Conservatives Cheer

by Robert W. Peck, Constitution Party of Washington state chairman

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Conservatives of late have been openly bemoaning Boehner’s performance in office.  However, I remember watching the live election coverage with a friend back in 2010 when Boehner and the republicans won control of the U.S. House.  It was called a “Tea Party victory” and conservatives were all aflutter believing “we’ve won, we’ve taken our country back.”  Tiny Tears Boehner was crying live tears for the camera as conservatives joined in with tearful joy that “we’re saved!”

I had already been fooled by George ‘”new world order” Bush in 1988 and Newt Gingrich’s Republican Revolution in 1994, then watched as the conservative right bought into GW “record deficit” Bush as being a true conservative in 2000.  By the time Boehner came along, I just felt like I’d seen this movie too many times to not be able to predict the outcome.  There’s a saying about, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Nevertheless, the conservative right seems to be once again getting aroused with hope, this time the hope that something good will come of replacing Boehner.  Meanwhile, the current Presidential circus, and infatuation with Donald Trump, would seem to indicate that we like being fooled and are ready to buy a ticket for another elephant ride.

I don’t mean this as discouraging negativism in the vein of “nothing will ever get any better; there’s no hope; let’s all sing another chorus of ‘Gloom, despair and agony on me.”  What I do mean is that nothing is going to get any better until we start paying attention, determine to not get fooled again and realize that to change our government we have to change our vote.

Read the Washington Times article about Boehner’s resignation here.

Same Sex Marriage Violates Rule of Law

News Release: 26 June 2015 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Constitution Party decries today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as an “unconstitutional decree that cannot legalize anything”, and equates its ruling with the Dred Scott decision, which held that certain people must be recognized as chattel under the law.   Both decisions are unconstitutional and both are blatant examples of how the Rule of Law has been abandoned in America.

The Court’s decision does not alter the Constitution Party position that marriage is between a man and a woman, as God ordained from the Creation.

The Constitution Party continues to support the principle of religious freedom, as outlined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states,

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The Constitution Party believes this includes the God-given right of religious leaders to refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, as well as the right of individuals to disagree on the matter of same-sex marriage without government interference, according to the dictates of their own conscience.

The Constitution Party agrees with Thomas Jefferson when he said, “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so, ” and calls for Civil Disobedience against such violations of the Rule of Law.

The Issue that Threatens to Unravel Both the Constitution and the GOP

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
– 6 October 2014 – 

With the 35-year marriage between Christians and the Republican Party already on the rocks, a U.S. Supreme Court with a majority of Republican appointees just put the religious liberty of every believer in the GOP base in unprecedented peril.

The GOP was already struggling to maintain the loyalty of its conservative base, and one of its last, best talking points was the importance of judicial appointments. Now that talking point has also been blown to smithereens. The John Roberts court gave us Obamacare, the narrowest wording possible when siding in favor of Hobby Lobby, got rid of the Defense of Marriage Act, and, on Monday, opened the floodgates for an onslaught against the First Amendment.

Read the full article here.


 

FamilyRead the Constitution Party platform plank on the FAMILY.

Could Civics Education Reduce Voter Apathy?

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
23 September 2014 – 

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When it comes to understanding how our government works a shockingly large number of Americans have very little knowledge.

A recent Gallup poll found that fewer than 40% of Americans could identify which party controls each chamber of Congress.

Another survey, by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, found about the same number of Americans were able to correctly name all three branches of government.

Read the full article here: Civics Education and Voter Apathy  

Free and Fair Elections

Home Front with Cynthia Davis
16 September 2014

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What’s involved in getting a candidate on the ballot? Do political parties matter? In this episode of Home Front, Cynthia Davis is joined by Jim Clymer, former chairman of the national Constitution Party, and Gary Odom, former national Field Director to talk about what happened with Ron Paul, what George Washington said about the way we do things and why we need better options when we go to vote. Both Jim and Gary discuss the situation from their own experiences — as candidates, Constitution Party leaders, lawsuits — and why they are pressing on with the battle.

Listen here:  Free and Fair Elections

 

 


Cynthia Davis is a former four-term state representative in Missouri, ran for Missouri Lieutenant Governor in 2012, and is the creator of the Home Front with Cynthia Davis podcast.

Your June Newsletter

by Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman 

2 July 2014

 

“All politics is local” — that was the advice of former House Speaker Tip O-Neal.  And, as Jim Clymer, our former National Chairman writes in the June newsletter:

True grassroots political action is that which springs up from a cause that catches fire at the local level, and then spreads to communities across the country.  It does not come from the top down.  The fervor for a cause arises like the “brushfires of freedom in the minds of men” as described by Samuel Adams, which spread across the landscape.

It was grassroots action that won us a place on the New Mexico ballot … and Wisconsin too. And it’s tireless Constitution Party activists who are hard at work securing a place on the ballot from Alabama to Alaska.

Your financial help is key to this activity.Please read our latest newsletter — and, as part of your role in organizing at the grassroots level, send it along to fellow patriots and post it on Facebook.

At the same time, I urge you to generously invest in the Constitution Party.

There are only 125 days from now until voters go to the polls. I hope some patriots will be motivated by that number and will give a gift $125 … or just $25. Every donation counts.

Summer is traditionally a slow season for fundraising, but it’s the prime time for grassroots politics. I believe our Constitution Party can meet the challenges of contributing and campaigning.

I look forward to hearing from you.