What happened to the Constitution Party? (A serious problem)Submitted by Benjamin Vander Jagt on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:31
Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin for President in 2008, the candidate for the Constitution Party. I had a few problems with Chuck Baldwin's stance on some issues, but he was definitely better than the impetuous Bob Barr. I voted for Chuck Baldwin in 2008.
What has happened to the Constitution Party?! I am having a hard time believing the comparison between the Constitution Party, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. How have things changed so radically?
These are from the Constitution Party platform:
[...] While we believe in the responsibility of the individual and corporate entities to regulate themselves, we also believe that our collective representative body we call government plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining the highest level of decency in our community standards.
[...] Finally, we oppose any legal recognition of homosexual unions. [...]
Issue: Sanctity of Life
[...] Finally, we also oppose all government "legalization" of euthanasia, infanticide and suicide.
(Since when have we held the constitutional position that suicide should not be legal?)
[...] We support the use of motor fuel excise taxes, at rates not in excess of those currently imposed, to be used exclusively for the erection, maintenance, and administration of Federal highways. [...]
(Relative to the whole section, it's small.)
Issue: Trade and Tarriffs
[...] We demand that all weapons systems, military uniforms and equipment purchased for the American military be domestically produced in their entirety along with all their component parts. [...]
[...] We favor 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.
We also insist that every individual group and/or private agency which requests the admission of an immigrant to the U.S, on whatever basis, be required to commit legally to provide housing and sustenance for such immigrants, bear full responsibility for the economic independence of the immigrants, and post appropriate bonds to seal such covenants.
The Constitution Party demands that the federal government restore immigration policies based on the practice that potential immigrants will be disqualified from admission to the U.S. if, on the grounds of health, criminality, morals, or financial dependence, they would impose an improper burden on these United States, any state, or any citizen of these United States. [...]
Issue: Drug Abuse
[...] The Constitution Party will uphold the right of states and localities to restrict access to drugs and to enforce such restrictions. We support legislation to stop the flow of illegal drugs into these United States from foreign sources. As a matter of self-defense, retaliatory policies including embargoes, sanctions, and tariffs, should be considered. [...]
(Isn't a violation of civil liberties at the state level still reciprocally unconstitutional?)
[...] We reject the policies and practices that permit women to train for or participate in combat. Because of the radical feminization of the military over the past two decades, it must be recognized that these "advances" undermine the integrity, morale, and performance of our military organizations by dual qualification standards and forced integration. [...]
Issue: Copyrights and Patents
We oppose the unconstitutional transfer of authority over copyright and patent policy from Congress to other agencies, domestic or foreign. We favor more vigorous efforts in both domestic and foreign markets to protect the interests of owners in their copyrights and patents.