The following article is posted with the permission of the author, longtime Libertarian activist Steve Kubby.
Does the Constitution Party actually support the Constitution?
Judging by their own Seven Principles, it is evident that the Constitutional Party does NOT believe in upholding defending the US Constitution, as it is currently written.
Take a look at their own words and decide for yourself:
1. Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
This seems reasonable and makes good sense — unless you happen to be a woman and you have the notion that you, not the State owns your body
2. Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Huh? This lofty definition of “Liberty” is toothless. REAL Liberty is FREEDOM from GOVERNMENT
3. Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Whoa! This sounds like the Constitution party wants to hijack the government to institute a right wing theocracy based upon fundamentalist interpretations of the Christian Bible
4. Property: Each individual’s right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
What does this mean? Can the State still take your property if you are caught growing marijuana? Yeah, I thought so
5. Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
Many of the Founding Fathers intended that slavery remain legal and that women should never vote. Is that the intent we want
6. States’ Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government is reserved for the state and local jurisdictions;
WRONG! Neither states, nor local jurisdictions have ANY “Rights” whatsoever, under the US Bill of Rights. RIGHTS only belong to PEOPLE and cannot be separated, alienated or otherwise transferred to the State. Only “Powers” can be transferred to a state and that is the point to the 9th and 10th amendments.
7. American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances
The US government has repeatedly demonstrated that it cannot protect the borders, provide for the defense of Americans, nor can our government avoid becoming entangled in foreign alliances. The Constitution provides an effective means for protecting Americans and it is called the Second Amendment.