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Preamble

1. Our Natural Resources           

2. Our Economic Resources                              We respectfully submit this platform

3. Our Human Resources                                   guarantees, equality of rights among citizens

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Preamble

The United States of America is a nation unique among all. We have been blessed with bountiful natural Resources, a working economy and industrious people. Our Nation has grown to be the strongest in the world due to our reliance on God, hard work, dedication, compassion and sacrifice. The (Unnamed) Party recognizes this bounty.

The (Unnamed) Party recognizes and values the natural and economic Resources of our nation, and strives to protect and wisely manage those Resources for the benefit of all Americans. Our Human Resources are our greatest asset. Above all, our neighbors, family, co-workers, and the stranger across the land are to be protected in Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

With our forefathers, we hold these truths to be self-evident, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Each person's life, freedom, dignity, and responsibility are a matter of importance to all Americans. Our Constitution states that to secure these rights, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

The (Unnamed) Party believes in government of the People, by the People, and for the People. Our United States Constitution established a Republic under God, administered through representatives elected by the People. Our Constitution was composed to form a more perfect union by establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, providing for the common defense, and promoting the general welfare. The (Unnamed) Party supports limiting federal government to the powers allowed it under the United States Constitution. In this Republic form of government, Life and Liberty are protected.

The purpose of the (Unnamed) Party is to uphold these founding principles of freedom, limited government and equal rights and responsibilities of every individual, so that the bounty of our Nation can be preserved for ourselves and our posterity. The (Unnamed) Party is in favor of restoring the endeavors of the Federal Government to the principles of Washington and Jefferson.

Resolved: That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution are essential to the preservation of our American People, our Natural and Economic Resources, and our Republican institutions. The Federal Constitution, the rights of the States, and the union of the States, must and shall be preserved for the citizens of our nation.

The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reserves to the states and to the people all those rights not expressly granted to the federal government. This reservation gives the States sovereignty and management authority over all land, navigable waters and Resources within its boundaries. We oppose all federal laws, regulations, mandates, actions, and executive orders that exceed the powers delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution. 

 

 


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Our Natural Resources

Our Natural Resources are a treasure to be protected, but also to be used. We support and defend equal access to and responsible use of Natural Resources for enjoyment and recreation. The quality of our natural environment can be protected and enhanced while having reasonable, orderly growth. We believe there should be greater emphasis on multiple use and local control, with minimal federal government regulation.

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Management

As the citizens of the United States are the shareholders of our federal land, the (Unnamed) Party supports public use of Natural Resources for personal sportfishing, hunting, and general recreation, and opposes the closing of waters or lands to the public for the benefit of private interests or commercial harvest.

Federal lands are set aside for United States citizens.  The people of the United States have an equal say in how these lands are used, as well as an equal opportunity to apply for the available jobs on these federal lands.   The 1997 National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act added several new goals and mandates to Refuge System Law. Among them is the requirement that each refuge must first achieve its original establishing purposes, and then must contribute to purposes of the Refuge System.  These Acts leave no doubt that management of the NWR System, 542 individual Refuges, encompassing more than 95 million acres, is inherently a federal responsibility.   Management of these lands and the federal funds associated with them should not be transferred into non-federal hands.

The (Unnamed) Party believes that proper natural Resource management requires a focus on long-term economic and environmental goals for the benefit of all, not short-term economic gain for a few. Federal laws should not be used to allow private corporations or entities special access to public Resources. All requests to the State for special access by private corporations should include a clear benefit to the citizenry and an open bid.

The Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act, and any other environmental Act must be based on complete assessment of all germane and peer-reviewed scientific data.

These assessments must give equal weight to all possible human distress that might be caused by limitation or elimination of jobs, energy and quality of life. The federal government must not continue to take private property through rules and regulations that substantially reduce the productive use of property without fair compensation.

The (Unnamed) Party also supports the right of American citizens to protect their personal property from destruction by wildlife in any humane but necessary way. The freedom to own, use, protect, and market private property is a natural extension of the individual's unalienable rights. We oppose federal interference in that right. The government does not grant private property rights. Government is charged by the People to protect the rights of private property owners.

The (Unnamed) Party opposes any attempt to designate private or public property as United Nations World Heritage sites or Biosphere reserves. We oppose environmental treaties and conventions such as the Biodiversity Treaty, the Convention on Climate Control, and Agenda 21, which destroy our sovereignty and right to private property.

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Environment

The (Unnamed) Party advocates reasonable protection of soils, aquifers and surface waters from contamination from all sources. We support forest health, as it promotes long-term sustainability of grazing, timber, wildlife, recreation, hunting, mining and all beneficial forest uses for the people of the nation. We support the expansion of markets for recycled materials.

We oppose the establishment of additional wilderness areas or road-less areas.

The (Unnamed) Party supports appropriations by Congress for the improvement of federal lands and Resources as required for the security of commerce; and to protect and defend the lives and property of citizens; and in effort to protect and conserve our land, water, fish, and wildlife for the enrichment of the lives, freedom, and general welfare of our citizenry.

Such appropriations are authorized by the Constitution and justified by the obligation of the Government. Federal lands and Resources include those within the National Park Service, National Fish Hatchery, Ecological Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Endangered Species Programs, lakes, rivers, dams and harbors, or any geological survey of a national character.

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Energy

The United States needs an energy supply to sustain the nation's agricultural, business, national security, and industrial activities. Recognizing that energy is vital to the economic growth of our nation, the (Unnamed) Party supports an energy policy that encourages research and development of our energy Resources, including natural gas, hydroelectric power, petroleum, solar energy, wind generators, nuclear energy, and the conversion of coal, shale, and agricultural products to synthetic fuels.

The (Unnamed) Party, on the condition of minimal effect to the environment and substantial benefit to the national citizenry, supports the opening of the Alaskan coastal plain of the ANWR and NPRA to oil and gas exploration, development and production in an environmentally sound manner.

 


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  Our Economic Resources  

The (Unnamed) Party values the bountiful economic Resources available to our People. The United States of America is a country rich in opportunities.

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Business

We believe free enterprise and individual initiative have brought this nation strength, growth and prosperity. The (Unnamed) Party encourages the broadening and strengthening of our marketplace as the heart of economic health for our nation. A competitive market, free of undue governmental competition, restriction, coercion, or interference, is critical to our nation's economic well being.

The United States of America uses a system of free enterprise and capitalism where individuals work for profits and rewards. The worker is entitled to the product of his or her efforts. When the government appropriates private property or investment expectations, full restitution should be made, including reimbursement of legal and interest expenses.

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Agriculture

The primary function of government in agriculture should be for the accommodation and security of commerce. This includes research, service, and the promotion of markets. We oppose the use of an embargo of agricultural products as an instrument of foreign policy.

The (Unnamed) Party supports the strengthening of the family farm unit as the foundation of agriculture and a basic cornerstone of this nation. The interests of the family farm must come before the interests of corporate or foreign-owned farms.

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Labor

We believe that employees are best served by the creation of a strong economy and a favorable job market, but the (Unnamed) Party also recognizes the importance of a strong labor force to the expanding job market. We support local planning with regard to the technological changes occurring. Continued education and vocational training is necessary to strengthen our workforce in this rapidly changing economy.

The (Unnamed) Party treasures the strength of diversity within our citizenship. God has endowed each member of our society with distinct gifts and talents. In a healthy community, those individual gifts and talents are valued and brought together to work in communion toward common goals. The (Unnamed) Party opposes discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, or political affiliation and supports honest assessment of the talents needed for any job or position along with an Employer's freedom to assess his or her own needs. We believe that Affirmative Action and hiring quotas are inherently discriminatory and must cease.

The (Unnamed) Party believes that public employees should be hired, retained, and promoted based on individual merit. In addition, we believe that the public employees should be fairly and equitably compensated through rates of pay and benefits comparable to those paid by private industry for jobs of like value.

We encourage workers threatened by plant closings to attempt to buy their plants and operate them as cooperatives.

Under the Constitution, citizens have a right to Life and Liberty, and should be free to support themselves. The (Unnamed) Party supports an employee's right to Freedom of Association. The (Unnamed) Party supports an employee's right to work without membership in a labor union.

The (Unnamed) Party advocates the reform of labor unions by requiring unions to elect officers by secret ballot, limit salaries of union officials, reveal potential financial conflicts of union officials, allow opposition groups to organize and allow periodic audit of financial statements.

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Transportation

Transportation, an integral part of commerce and industry, is essential for the movement of goods and people. We recognize that transportation needs are vastly different in the western states from eastern states and request that federal regulatory oversight reflects those differences. We support an increase in railroad freight service to better serve the western states.

The (Unnamed) Party believes that further restrictions proposed by the federal government's road-less conservation plan could be destructive to the natural resource industry and rural economy.

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Economy

Economic growth is the key to enhancing quality of life in our nation. Fiscal responsibility through balanced state and federal budgets is essential to economic growth. The (Unnamed) Party supports this balance by requiring federal and state government to offer only the services that private sector or local government can not provide more efficiently.

The (Unnamed) Party advocates a developing and expanding business environment and opposes all repressive government regulation.

The (Unnamed) Party advocates a tax structure that encourages business investment in research, development, and equipment.

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Deficit

The (Unnamed) Party supports a Balanced Budget Amendment.

We support removal of all trust fund balances from the budget deficit calculations, so that the true size of the federal deficit is made clear to the People.

We support using any budget surpluses generated to pay down the deficit rather then using them for new programs. We advocate paying off the deficit until the principal balance is zero and taxpayers no longer have to pay interest.

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Taxes

According to the Constitution, Congress has the power "to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States."

The (Unnamed) Party advocates tax reforms that will encourage national prosperity. Government must be fiscally responsible, and taxpayers must allow government only enough money to provide necessary functions.

We favor a tax system that strengthens a family's ability to support itself by allowing them to retain their own money. High taxes strain the budget of low-income families, forcing some to then have to turn around and request assistance from the government.

The (Unnamed) Party supports the elimination of the marriage penalty tax.

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Free Trade

According to the Constitution, Congress has the power "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations," and "to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing" copyright and patent protection for its citizens. The reasonable costs of federal government can be supported by either taxes on American citizens or by tariffs on foreign companies. Duties, imposts, and excises are legitimate revenue-raising tools.

We believe the goals of US trade policies should be to eliminate US trade deficits, preserve our ability to manufacture products vital to our economy, and promote the economic interests and welfare of our citizens. Our trade agreements should promote reciprocity.

The (Unnamed) Party opposes the unconstitutional transfer of Congress' authority over U.S. trade policy to foreign agencies. The (Unnamed) Party supports the withdrawal of the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and any other foreign trade agreements and entities that assume authority for policies affecting economic Resources of American citizens.

We support the development of individual trade agreements with other nations according to the practices and performance of those countries. All imported products, including food, should bear a label stating Country of Origin.

We oppose the import of products made by child and slave labor.

U.S. industrial policy should maintain domestic sources for all products procured by the U.S. government.

Trade negotiators should agree to a life time ban on serving as a lobbyist for any domestic or foreign interest.

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Gambling

Government sponsorship or promotion of gambling, such as lotteries or the subsidizing of Native American casinos, is neither authorized by the Constitution or a justified obligation of the Government.

Be It Resolved: The United States government cease involvement in the involvement, sponsorship and promotion of all forms of gaming.

Be It Resolved: The United States Government cease federal legislation that usurps state and local authority over the regulation of tribal casinos. 

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Our Human Resources

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Citizenship

A citizen, by definition, is a member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to a nation and its government and is entitled to its protection. Thus, All American citizens owe allegiance to our nation and government and are entitled to its protection.

Currently, all persons born in the U.S. or to U.S. citizens in foreign countries are citizens of the United States and are entitled to enjoy all of the freedoms, protections, and legal rights that the Constitution promises. Emigrants from a foreign country can become citizens after applying for and passing a citizenship exam.

Be it Resolved; that, All persons born to U.S. Citizens are citizens of the United States and are entitled to enjoy all of the freedoms, protections, and legal rights that the Constitution promises, from the time of conception until natural death. Emigrants from a foreign country can become citizens after applying for and passing the prescribed citizenship exam.

The (Unnamed) Party opposes all attempts to discriminate against or segregate The People by race, religion, ethnic background, sex, or income capacity.

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Family

The (Unnamed) Party believes the family unity is the cornerstone of society.

Abortion: The Constitution of the United States was ordained and established to "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity". The Posterity of our United States citizens, our succeeding and future generations of children collectively, is the most valuable resource given to us by our Creator."

Be It Resolved: our children, born and unborn, are entitled to the "Blessings of Liberty" and our protection from the time of conception until natural death.

Youth: Our youth are important in the construction, protection, and maintenance of our country. It is essential that we provide them with every opportunity for education, health, craftsmanship, and character.

We oppose sexual exploitation of young men and women as commodities for commercial profit.

Marriage: Our men and women are needed and desired in all political, educational, social, cultural and economic sides of life.  The ways in which men and women are alike as well as the ways they are different are celebrated and respected.   One of the ways we respect and celebrate their differences is to understand the special nature and purpose of man and woman.   Each brings to a relationship a unique perspective and character.  The stable union of one man and one woman is significant and is the model that has historically been the most successful in the raising of healthy children.   The stable union of the child's biological mother and father is known to be the heart wish of most all children, including some of the most abused.    It is important for the social fabric of our nation that we support and maintain the healthiest of environments for children, and not subject them, without their ability to have any voice, in a family setting that involved a situation other than the stable union of one man and one woman, preferably the birth parents.

Be it Resolved:  Our nation will continue to recognize the unique and special relationship between one man and one woman, and will support and encourage monogomous, lifelong commitments between one man and one woman in marriage, and will not recognize marriage in any other context other than that of one man and one woman.

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Education

Our children and families are among our greatest resources. In a healthy society, the distinct gifts and talents of each individual are valued and encouraged. Educational Resources need to be within easy reach of all American citizens, beginning with early childhood reading development, basic academic skills, and graduation of students with employable skills. We support all forms of higher education, including vocational programs and continuing education programs. We recognize the need to provide alternatives to college educational programs.

The (Unnamed) Party believes that successful education is a joint responsibility of the individual, the family, and the local community, but educational authority begins at home. Parents have first authority in the care and upbringing of their children. The Federal Government must not interfere with that right. We oppose federal government usurpation of parental authority, or federal interference in local schools.

The (Unnamed) Party believes competition produces excellence in education. We believe parents have the right to choose which schools their children attend, whether public, private, parochial, or homeschool. Parental choice should be encouraged as competitive options for educating children are in their best interest.

We support daily use of the Pledge of Allegiance, proper display of the American and state flags, and active promotion of patriotism in our schools through curricula and activities.

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Housing

The (Unnamed) Party supports disbandment of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over a period of ten years. In its place, we support a locally funded program encouraging cities to increase employment through construction and maintenance of city housing and businesses.

We advocate allowing tenants to repair their homes and use repair costs toward rental or purchase of the property. We support homesteading abandoned property as a means to renovate it.

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Social Security

The (Unnamed) Party supports legislation requiring the protection of Social Security funds as a trust and their use only to fulfill obligations to contributors. We oppose any further use of FICA revenues for discretionary spending. The old social security system should be phased out, and a new system of private accounts created.

The (Unnamed) Party supports the ability of a contributor to withdraw his or her personal Social Security contributions and transfer them to a private investment. No working citizen should be required to participate in Social Security system. There should be no earning limitations placed on those that remain with the system.

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Health Care and Government

The (Unnamed) Party opposes socialized Health Care.

The (Unnamed) Party believes that a supportable health care system requires private funding. Government alone can not possibly financially support the spiraling health needs of the entire American citizenry. The American taxpayer can not afford such a system. Our current health care costs have already proved formidable.

In Canada, government regulation and subsidy has hurt both the quality and availability of health care and treatment. Alberta, Canada, suffers a rationing of medical services and at present has only six MRI machines in the entire province, creating a back log of patients waiting for up to six months for tests. Patients have died waiting for diagnosis. Despite claims that health care is free, each family is required to pay monthly premiums just as they would for an HMO. Some families choose to purchase additional HMO coverage on top of their "free" Alberta health care.  Canadians are told that they can not pay their medical practitioner privately for services because that would be "jumping the queue", and creating a "two-tiered system" similar to "US style healthcare."

We oppose a national health care system that forces all to submit to socialized medicine, regulating and restricting the freedom to choose ones own doctors, medical care, and treatments.

However, there is a necessity for some form of health coverage for our low-income, elderly, sick and indigent. A concern for the weakest of the citizenry is the mark of a great society. We support Medicare and Medicaid. We also encourage private or church run Health Care facilities and respite homes for the aged and the disabled, and support consistent and thorough local inspection of such facilities.

Because of the deterioration of the family unit in the last 50 years, many elderly and children in need of care do not have family that can help. Therefore, while we advocate family responsibility in the care of its members, we understand the continuing need for community action.  Because of the effect a secure and content staff makes in the lives of those they care for, we support the improvement of wages, benefits, training, and working conditions for those that look after our elderly and our children.   Adequate staffing is necessary.

The (Unnamed) Party encourages the consolidation of Care Centers for our children and elderly. A single building with separate wings but a shared community room gives both age groups the opportunity to enjoy and nurture each other in a supervised setting, while making available a quiet area in the separate wings.

We also would encourage Nursing Homes to allow our elders to work around the facility if they wish.  Some states have been discouraging this, despite the desire of some residents to keep busy.   We would allow residents to, for example, tend facility gardens if they wish and encourage the facility to use home grown produce in their meal plans as way of encouraging the residents and giving people a sense of purpose.

Our God-given Human Resources are of greatest value. Human embryos are complete human beings at the earliest stages of development. Even when begun in a petri dish, there is no chance this embryo will grow into any other life form other than human. We support a total ban on stem cell research that involves the killing of human embryos. We oppose human cloning, including for research purposes.

We support alternatives to Socialized medicine, such as health insurance based on cash value life insurance principles. Other options include medical savings accounts and private insurance.

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Welfare                                                                                                           

It is the mark of a strong and caring society to look out for the sick, the aged, and needy.

However, government welfare dependence is having an emotionally destructive effect on physically healthy families. Generations are growing up on government welfare without incentive to become independent. This cycle of dependence easily becomes engrained. Some of our dependent neighbors don't see or understand how or why to obtain a different life. When the government is taking care of a family through welfare, food stamps, fuel assistance, Medicaid, and HUD housing, the parent sometimes loses the incentive to try something else. It becomes much easier not to. Men lose the sense of being needed and drift away from the family unit, resulting in single family homes and boys without any other role model other then other fatherless boys.

The (Unnamed) Party supports equal rights, freedoms and responsibilities for all citizens. When one is a citizen and accepts the benefits of that status, one must also accept the responsibilities. We believe the primary responsibility for the health and welfare of our citizens resides with individuals and their families. We encourage all people to exercise responsibility by making healthy life choices and care for their own well being.

When one neighbor is forced to support the other, this is theft and infringes on one's right to his or her own property. It will not be easy to get from where we are now to where we need to be, and it might take more then a generation. But it is important to begin the process. The process may seem cruel, but there is no easy way to reach the necessary goal of an emotionally and economically healthy community.

The (Unnamed) Party encourages programs no more then two years in length to educate citizens with vocational skills. The (Unnamed) Party advocates that during this time, welfare and day care are also provided. At the end of this period, the parents will be expected to financially support their families. Parents unwilling to work toward independence could be found neglectful and face loss of custody of their children.

We support enforcement of child support laws in order to restore parental responsibility and financial security for children.

We support and encourage the work of charitable and religious organizations. The (Unnamed) Party advocates a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions to private charities that provide social-welfare services.

The (Unnamed) Party also supports the limitation of federal assistance to American citizens, born or naturalized. Every immigrant to the U.S. should be able to show proof of self-sufficiency. Hosting agencies or individuals should be required to post appropriate bonds to seal their commitment to bear economic responsibility for the immigrants.

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Official Language

Six years after the Constitution took effect, Congress rejected a request to publish copies of federal laws in German. Two years later, Congress rejected a second request. The cost of printing in multiple languages and the difficulties of translation were the cited reasons. In 1811, President James Madison signed the Louisiana Enabling Act, requiring all laws, records, and written proceedings of the new state to be in English.

Be It Resolved: The official language for all governmental business by the United States shall be English.

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Privacy

The (Unnamed) Party opposes the transfer of personal electronic data without the written consent of the person involved. It should be illegal for businesses or government to sell or share private home, medical or financial information about citizens without their consent.

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Campaign Reform

The (Unnamed) Party supports campaign finance laws which are equally enforced for all individuals and corporations, no matter, race, religion, ethnic background, ideology, or political entity.

We believe that our elected officials owe allegiance to those whom they were elected to serve. Political Action Committees (PACS) should be outlawed.

We encourage Congress to change the make-up of the Federal Elections Commission to include non-partisan representation.

We believe Campaigns should include equal access to media Resources for all qualified candidates. TV and radio stations should allocate sufficient time for candidate forums that include all qualified candidates. An equal number of free commercial slots should be available to all qualified candidates, and privately paid political advertising on TV and radio should be prohibited. Freedom of speech would not be infringed upon as all candidates would have equal access and ability to communicate their message. TV and radio stations should be reimbursed through the Presidential Election Campaign Fund, which would be reformed as a National Election Campaign Fund.

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Judiciary

The judiciary is not an auxiliary legislature. The (Unnamed) Party opposes judiciary revision of statutes or manufacturing of law under the pretense of interpreting the Law. We reject adjudication as contrary to the Constitution. When judges exercise powers not delegated to them under the Constitution, they should loose their immunity and be subject to lawsuits and impeachment.

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Gun Control

The Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the citizenry the right to keep and bear arms; it may not properly be infringed upon or denied. We oppose federal, state, and local laws that infringe upon this right including registration or licensing of firearms or firearms owners.

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Law and Order

The (Unnamed) Party recognizes the financial burden placed upon society by criminals. Therefore, we support requiring inmates, to the extent they are capable, to perform labor or otherwise contribute to the cost of their incarceration.

We support requiring criminals, regardless of age, to make restitution to their victims.

We support the early rehabilitation of juvenile offenders, with an emphasis on teaching and modeling responsibility and accountability.

We support public registration of convicted sex offenders and legislation to prohibit production and distribution of child pornography.

Recognizing the harmful consequences of drug abuse, we call upon not only our national, state and local leaders, but also our citizens and their community organizations to be active in the effort to stop illicit drug use. This is not a matter of "personal freedom", "pursuit of happiness" or "victimless crime" when so many of all ages are dying on the streets. Drug addiction is not "happiness" for either the user or anyone living around him or her.

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Military

According to Osama Bin Laden's "letter to America", he, the Taliban, and their followers had begun striking out offensively at American entities some years prior to September 11, 2001, and have no intention of quitting anytime soon. America has apparently been at war for some time, but most of us weren't aware of it. Now, because our opponents have already made the decision to destroy us, we have no choice but to defend our nation and citizenry. We support President Bush's use of military force.

The (Unnamed) Party supports the American military and its foreign policy. We support equitable pay and benefits to our soldiers on active duty, including adequate health, education, and other benefits.

We support a National Missile Defense System to protect American citizens. We also oppose any efforts to re-enter the ABM or any other treaty restricting America's ability to protect itself from attack.

American troops should not be used as world policemen. UN combat operations should be a multi-national coalition. Where US forces are committed in UN combat operations, the United States should retain ultimate command of its forces.

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Veterans

The (Unnamed) Party recognizes the contribution our veterans have made to our Nation. We support continued benefits and respect for these men, women, and their survivors, including, but not limited to, adequate pensions, education, grants and health care.

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Home Land Security

The National (Unnamed) Party supports Global Trade as long as it doesn't adversely affect Home Land Security.  However, we believe any technology transfer to a foreign country which compromises national security should be illegal.

We advocate a strengthening of our borders and immigration law.

We believe our citizenry is part of our homeland defense, and recognize that citizens have a duty to defend our way of life, responsibly using Resources permitted by law.

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Foreign Policy

The (Unnamed) Party opposes participation in any treaty or agreement that would have an adverse impact on the security and safety of this nation, would compromise our sovereignty, or subvert our Constitution. Our US Constitution is the instrument that empowers and limits our federal government; therefore, all treaties must be secondary to the Constitution.

The (Unnamed) Party opposes American interference in the internal affairs of foreign nations except in matters of American National Security, or in situations of genocide.

The (Unnamed) Party advocates creative alternatives for our energy needs, and innovative use of our American Natural Resources. We oppose any military action against foreign nations for the sole purpose of securing American energy needs.

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Federal Indian Policy

Our citizenry is our greatest Resource. The primary objective and ulterior design of our Federal Government is to secure the rights of our citizenry under its jurisdiction. The Republican Party Platform of 1856 states "that, as our Republican fathers, when they had abolished Slavery in all our National Territory, ordained that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, it becomes our duty to maintain this provision of the Constitution against all attempts to violate it .by positive legislation..."

Whereas; The United States government has given tribal government the right to decide their own membership criteria; and the United States government has given tribal government exclusive jurisdiction over any child deemed a member by tribal government; and children under 12 years of age and their extended family are forbidden the right to refuse transfer of the child to tribal jurisdiction,  at times no matter the blood quantum,

And Whereas; Indian Reservations have the highest poverty rate in the nation; and many reservations have epidemic problems with alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and violence.

And Whereas; tribal members living on a reservation, although U.S. Citizens, are not afforded a Republican form of government, the protection of the Bill of Rights; and Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Press have been abridged;

And Whereas; Tribal government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs hold land in "Trust" for tribal members, and land and property can be removed from a member by tribal government at any time arbitrarily; and Tribal members have been deprived of liberty and property without due process of law;

And Whereas; Many Tribal governments have no system of checks and balances; and most tribal governments, claiming tribal sovereignty, refuse oversight or audit; Many tribal members have no recourse against tribal leadership and its control;

And Whereas; the Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have been shown to have mishandled millions of dollars in tribal funds, and spurious executive officers have been set over tribal members, and tyrannical and unconstitutional laws have been enacted and enforced;

And Whereas; The effects of decades of victimization and stewardship by two governments has affected people emotionally and spiritually, bringing some to believe they are incapable of managing their own family affairs;

And Whereas; Congress, through statutes, treaties, and the general course of dealing with Indian tribes, has assumed the responsibility for the protection and preservation of Indian tribes and their Resources;

And Whereas; Campaign contributions to federal candidates from Tribal Governments, Tribal Gaming, and their associates and agents has reached millions of dollars each campaign cycle

The (Unnamed) Party asserts that all these things have been done with the knowledge, sanction, and procurement of the Federal Government and that Congress is responsible for this crime against the Constitution, the Union, and humanity.

Be It Resolved: The (Unnamed) Party requests that Administration, the President, his advisers, agents, supporters, apologists, and accessories, before the country and before the world, acknowledge the value of our entire citizenry and move to protect the unprotected.  We ask that they put a stop to current federal Indian policy which currently deny millions of people living on or near Indian reservations their full constitutional rights. The (Unnamed) Party advocates equal protection of the law so that this nation of many cultures may be one people, benefiting from one system of laws.

Be It Resolved: The (Unnamed) Party requests guaranteed, complete constitutional and civil rights for Indian Americans living within and ourside of reservation boundaries, including the right of all parents and relatives of any ancestry to refuse jurisdiction of a tribe over their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The (Unnamed) Party supports the protection of all citizens living on or near Indian reservations from discrimination by United States, State and Tribal laws and policies. We support the right of all citizens to own private property on Indian reservations, and advocate the fair administration of natural Resources on public lands for the general welfare.


We respectfully submit this platform to the people of the United States. The (Unnamed) Party invites the affiliation of people of all parties, however differing from us, to join in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of our founding principles. We believe that the People of the United States desire, and the Constitution of our country guarantees, equality of rights among citizens within the context of a stable social fabric.  We oppose all legislation impairing that security.

"And for the support of the Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

(Final sentence of the Declaration of Independence)

 

© Elizabeth Morris 2002 - all rights reserved

 

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