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What about the Constitution Party?

Everyone is talking about Gary Johnson alternate as I can't vote for the lesser of two evils, but nobody talks about the Constitution Party.

What are your thoughts about supporting this Party?

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I like the Constitution Party

Their 2008 nominee, Chuck Baldwin, was great. I'm really disappointed with their nominee this election, though - pro-Patriot Act Virgil Goode.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

gonna write paul in, just like 08

fantasy scenario would be when they count the votes, romney lost to obama by exactly the number of write-ins for paul. that way, i/we avoid bloodying our hands by avoiding an actual vote for obama as well, and we avoid the stereotype that all paul support base were originally from Libertarian Party (I was not) because people didn't go to the old failed LP.

i'm not voting for obama as some have suggested

The only problem with that fantasy

is that no one is going to count those write-in votes, so the general public will never know how strong we were.

That is exactly what I am doing.

Ron Paul WILL be on my ballot. I vote the candidate, not the party.

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No vote, write in, Johnson or Goode

Neither of the last two are that impressive.

I haven't decided ...

to write in Ron Paul or to vote the the Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode.

Ron/Rand Paul 2016! Constitution Party 2016!

The Libertarian Party will be on the ballot in all 50 states!

As of June 5th, the Constitution Party was only ballot qualified in 17 states. I'm not sure if that number has increased.

I realize that Gary Johnson is not as pure as Ron Paul but who is? Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all 50 states!

Eight states do not allow write-in votes and in other states a candidate must register as a write-in candidate for the votes to count. In my opinion, if your write-in vote is not going to count, it is indeed a wasted vote.

Gary Johnson 2012...the rEVOLution continues!

bigmikedude's picture

Knock yourself out.

I'll write in Paul.

"Anybody But Romney" Lol

Libertarians should not be

Libertarians should not be constitutionalists.

The Constitution Party candidate

is closer to being a Santorum than a Ron Paul. Former Congressman Virgil Goode (Virginia) you can look him up as well all the others on this site. http://www.politics1.com/p2012.htm

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bigmikedude's picture

I'd say the first couple paragraphs of their Preamble/Platform

ought to scare the hell out of you... (No pun intended)

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. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

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.

The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules....

I think most here are not interested in a party that deceives with their name, while intending Theocracy and Biblical Law/Rule.

Their candidate objected to a muslim american using the Koran

during his private swearing-in ceremony. (Not his oath to the Constitution).
That does not seem to be in the spirit of "no religious test".

Revolt in 2100? The Nehemiah

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The thing I have a hard time

The thing I have a hard time with is Dr. Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin in 2008. Chuck Baldwin ran for the Constitution Party. I am having a hard time knowing what to do now. I am sure I will get it figured out in the near future.

Baldwin vehemently opposed the Iraq War

Virgil Goode opposed troop reduction.

Seems like even third parties aren't ideologically pure. (*cough* Bob Barr).

Baldwin's wikipedia page makes him sound very very close to Ron on most issues.

i.e. dont vote party, vote

i.e. dont vote party, vote candidate.

I concur

using the argument that Christianity is not a religion is the most twisted thing I have heard. I love the words of Jesus Christ. I despise the way some Christians have warped those words for their own desired meaning. Supporting a party based upon a single religious belief would be the last place I would go.

That's the part of it that is

That's the part of it that is worth supporting. It goes downhill when it gets to imperial war.

does not bother me.... not at

does not bother me.... not at all..

Good Idea

but they don't have the ballot access or a candidate that anyone knows of.

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

They have the ballot access.

They have the ballot access. But they have nominated a neocon this year for president.

Thats not good

but Ron Paul and Gary Johnson should get together and help push Gary into the polls and get him elected. Due to most state laws Ron Paul cannot be on the ticket but Ron Paul would be great as like a campaign person or a like an adviser to Johnson.

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our Liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

If you wanted to try

If you wanted to try something desperate, I suppose the way would be to try to petition Gary Johnson or Virgil Goode to give their ballot place to Dr. Paul. Johnson might be more likely to do it than Goode.

Actually from what I read

Actually from what I read (and hopefully someone more knowledgeable can correct me if I'm wrong), the sore loser law doesn't apply in presidential elections, so Ron Paul could run 3rd party. Besides, why not just change the law then instead of acknowledging it, it certainly isn't designed to benefit the voter. Here's the info I got from wikipedia: In United States politics, a sore-loser law is a law which states that the loser in a primary election can't then run as an independent in the general election.[1] In most states, these laws do not apply to presidential candidates. Many states accomplish the same requirement by having simultaneous registration dates for the primary and the general election; in fact only the states of Connecticut, Iowa, New York and Vermont don't have either a sore-loser law or simultaneous registration deadlines.[2]

In Michigan, one of the few states where this law applies to Presidential elections as well, Gary Johnson was three minutes late to withdraw from the 2012 Republican Primary and was therefore on the ballot. As a result, he was denied ballot access as a Libertarian. The case is currently pending arguments in the Michigan Supreme Court. However, the Libertarian Party stated that since petitioning in Michigan is by party, not by person, a Texas businessman who is also named Gary E. Johnson will stand in and run for president as a Libertarian in Michigan in the event that Governor Johnson is denied access. [3]

Whose running?

Whose running?