Third parties are talked about a lot when having conversations about the lack of conservatism within the Republican party, many people looked at 10 years the Reform Party and the Buchanan Brigade during the Pat Buchanan era as a alternative party and candidate.
The Reform party is pretty much disbanded or at the least, on life-support with what is left it, one of the other known third parties is the Constitution Party, which strictly follows the US Constitution as it was written.
From what I can tell and have been told, the Constitution Party is pretty much the Christian Party and do not allow those of the Jewish faith to become members and follow, what they believe to be true, the Christian values as opposed the the Judeo-Christian values our Nation was founded on.
With elections coming up this year, the Constitution Party has gravitated to Ron Paul and the Ron Paul Revolution, even though he is a Republican and if he wasn’t, he would be in the Libertarian Party:
Benton is a member of the Constitution Party, a small but strident group who adhere to a literal interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. On Saturday, about 50 members of the party met in Sandy for their county convention.
“I don’t know everything about government yet. I’m still learning, but I do know the difference between right and wrong,” said Benton, who walked throughout her neighborhood inviting people to her caucus. Only one person showed.
The Constitution Party is small in numbers but there are signs of growth, its ranks swelling with disaffected voters who complain the Republican Party is just too liberal, too self-serving, too willing to abandon the Constitution. Too much like the Democrats.
“Almost everybody here has been a Republican, and we didn’t leave the party, they left us,” said Dave Perry, who ran for Congress last election and is running this year in state House District 45.
They are also benefitting from the Ron Paul Revolution, even though Paul, himself a strict constitutionalist, is still technically seeking the Republican nomination for president.
“He’s 100 percent in line with us. He’s 100 percent constitutionalist, and that’s a very exciting thing,” said county Party Chairman Leonard Olds.
State Party Chairman Frank Fluckiger expects as many as 80 percent of Paul’s supporters in Utah to find a home in the Constitution Party.
The Constitution Party’s core beliefs are shared by many Conservatives, but not followed for the most part in the Republican Party:
As the party reads it, rooting its beliefs in the Constitution leads to an anti-abortion stance; a hard-line position on immigration; support for gun rights; doing away with the federal income tax, the Federal Reserve and federal control of education and welfare.
Several on Saturday said the U.S. government is nearly as bad as that of Nazi Germany. The looming threat, in the party’s view, is the North American Union, a merging of the United States, Canada and Mexico, which hasn’t been formally proposed by any of the three governments, but is good fodder for conspiracy theorists.
On the NAU, while it hasn’t been “formally” proposed, there has been discussion within the Bush Administration on it, and the “SuperHighway” is being touted as the starting point of this supposed union.
I will actually have a post up in a few hours that talks about abortion as an issue and it may be losing its status as a top issue, especially in Virginia.
But without money, ballot access, the Constitution Party on paper, may be attractive, but the reality is, it can’t be competitive. Of course, the no Jews allowed stance is a big problem for me.-- 'The Commish' A.J. Sparxx