Don Blankenship for President

Here is How Our Party Addresses These Important Issues

During the early stages of the formation of our government, John Adams said in a letter that our representatives should be “the most wise and good”, chosen from among us. When adopting legislation, three things should be considered: 1) is the proposed law constitutional? 2) if so, is the proposed law good for the people as a whole? 3) if so, is it the will of the masses that this proposed law is passed? If the answer is yes to all three questions, then proceed. Unfortunately, most of our current lawmakers do not care less about a no answer to the first question, let alone the rest.

The powers of the government are to be bound by the chains of the Constitution.

statesovereigntyThe 10th Amendment states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution delegated few, enumerated powers to the Federal Government, reserving all remaining powers to the States and the people in the Bill of Rights. Thus, powers of the Federal were the exception.

Our federal republic was created by joint action of the several states. It has been gradually perverted into a socialist machine for federal control in the domestic affairs of the states.

school deskSince the Constitution grants the Federal Government no authority over Education, the 10th Amendment applies:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Federal Control of (and free provision of) Education has long been championed by communists and humanists as a means of overtaking and corrupting our American way of life.

gunsThe 2nd Amendment strictly limits any interference with gun ownership by saying:

“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.”

George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Foreign Policy 1The very purpose of Government”, as defined in the 2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, is: “to secure these [unalienable] rights, Governments are instituted among Men … that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

To fulfill this obligation, the Preamble of the Constitution states one of the duties specifically delegated to the Federal Government is to: “Provide for the common defense”.

US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 11 – 16 give Congress further direction and authority in this area, including the power “To raise and support Armies" and “To provide and maintain a Navy”.

veteransPresident George Washington stated:

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportionate to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country”.

The Constitution Party appreciates the contributions of our servicemen and veterans to the preservation of American freedom. We shall continue to recognize their contributions to the national welfare by providing equitable pay and benefits to our military personnel, and generous health, education, and other benefits to veterans.

Immigration 1US Constitution, Article 4, Section 4:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion”.

US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4:

“The Congress shall have Power To…establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization….”.

We affirm the integrity of the international borders of the United States and the Constitutional authority and duty of the federal government to guard and to protect those borders, including the regulation of the numbers and of the qualifications of immigrants into the country.

tradeThomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address

“I deem [one of] the essential principles of our government, and consequently [one] which ought to shape its administration…peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”

John Quincy Adams, Speech Delivered in Washington DC (July 4th, 1821)

“America has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings…She goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”

unJames Monroe, Monroe Doctrine

“In the wars of European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do…Our policy in regard to Europe…is, not to interfere in the internal concerns of any of its powers…”

John Dickinson, signer of the Constitution

“Let these truths be indelibly impressed on our minds: (1) that we cannot be happy without being free; (2) that we cannot be free without being secure in our property; (3) that we cannot be secure in our property if without our consent others may as by right take it away.”

religious freedomThe 1st Amendment reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Our Constitution grants no authority to the federal government either to grant or deny the religious expressions of the people in any place. Both the First and Tenth Amendments forbid such tyranny.

We call upon all branches of government to cease their attacks on the religious liberties of the people and the states, regardless of the forum in which these liberties are exercised.

healthcareJames Madison said:

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” (Federalist Papers #45)

The 10th Amendment reads:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

judiciaryWe call attention to the following provisions of the Constitution:

Article 3, Section 1:

“The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour”.

Note that the tenure of Federal Judges is not for life, but merely “during good behaviour”.

Also, Article 2, Section 4:

“all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

DrugsThe 10th Amendment states:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The 4th Amendment states:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Constitution Party Mission

The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions.

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