“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” ~ Daniel WebsterWell, looks like it's gonna be a really tough year for the few of us left with any principled integrity in our desire and pursuit of a more righteous leader this presidential cycle. Americans are once again choosing the hard way (at least for the next four years) if our course can't be corrected over the coming summer.
Democrats have always been out for me. I'm just not into the top-down -isms of the Left, so Hillary or Bernie have never been a consideration. However, I'm also not into cults, vis-à-vis Trumpism, so looks like the Republican pick is out as well. I know, I know: "If I'm not voting for X, I'm voting for Y." I'll let those parties have their fun, as both have left conservatism behind, so now I'm simply returning the favor. Goodbye.
I had considered the Libertarians most recently; however, they managed to royally screw that up this weekend (or rather shooting themselves in the foot might be a more appropriate analogy), so they're now out too.
Either which way one looks, millions more than usual are experiencing a heightened degree of disenfranchisement in what's culminated before us: an idiocratic mockery of an election between the worst of the worst with the culture in tow by the peoples' own hands. But the singular bright spot in this abysmal disaster is that more than ever you have a reason to hold steadfast to your principles!
So thus far, as we await confirmation on Bill Kristol's third party independent, it looks like any principled choice consists of either writing in Ted Cruz, or voting for the candidate of the only principled party left...
TheBlaze: Darrell Castle was there the day the Constitution Party was founded in 1992 in New Orleans. It would be another four years before the Federal Elections Commission would officially recognize the party, but Castle, who is the one of the only — if not the only — original founders still alive, had a vision: restore constitutional government.Nothing's gonna be pretty about November. Far too many Americans are lost in the forest. But for millions of constitutional conservatives, the price of straying further from our inherent rule of law is too severe a price to pay to place party over principle. We choose the Constitution...and there's at least one party that still does as well.
“A return to the rule of law is no small thing,” Castle, the Constitution Party’s 2016 presidential nominee, told TheBlaze in an interview. “The Constitution is what it says it is — the supreme law of the land.”
That law, as Castle and members of his party see it, delegates only 17 powers to the federal government, leaving the rest to the states.
“Our mission is to return the federal government to constitutional government, which means to restrict it to those 17 powers only,” he said. “If that was done, it would obviously be a completely different world.”
“In addition to that, the concept of the rule of law includes the idea that no one is above the law’s sanction, and no one is beneath the law’s protection,” Castle said. “There is a general feeling in the population now that the law is for little people like us, not for big people like Hillary Clinton and others.”
It can be discouraging to be a third party that doesn’t get much recognition or national media attention, but establishing the party was essential because those who started it “didn’t believe that the Republican Party or the Democratic Party would ever offer us an acceptable choice,” Castle explained.
“It’s discouraging that we get the same questions every election cycle — something like this: ‘Number one, if people vote for you, they’re really just electing Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, whoever the candidate happens to be in the Democratic Party.’ The other question would be: ‘Since you know you can’t win, why are you doing this?’ So the two major parties have been very clever at always giving us one who is ‘Mr. or Miss Evil’ and one is not quite so evil, but the results are always the same. So yes, it’s discouraging, but we keep going on,” he said.
But as Donald Trump has all but secured the GOP nomination, the Constitution Party — like many other third parties — has seen an uptick in interest among conservative voters, particularly those who were supporters of former Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, multiple high-ranking members of the party told TheBlaze.
“A couple of old friends from the Republican Party, who before didn’t know anything I’ve done, would not have given me the time of day, have contacted me and offered to help and that sort of thing,” Castle said.
Karen Murray, national spokeswoman for the party, told TheBlaze that the Constitution Party’s website has seen “thousands of visitors every day,” as well as “hundreds of new social media followers each week.”
Murray asserted that the Constitution Party differs from other parties in that “it has a specific mission as evidenced in its mission statement: ‘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.’”
“We are not about playing political games or gaining power to control the lives of other people,” Murray said. “Rather we seek to re-establish America’s Constitutional Republic, according to the actual intent of the founders, and to return the power to the people. We recognize that our rights come from our creator and states are sovereign.”
If you believe that this country should return to its Judeo-Christian roots, if you believe in the strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, and if you understand that the politicians in Washington are unwilling to follow that Providentially-inspired document, so you want a leader that will always be faithful to it, then the Constitution Party might be the right fit for you, and Darrell Castle might be the choice to go with in November.
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