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Is Ted Cruz Eligible to Be President and Do Conservatives Owe Obama an Apology?

Robert W. Peck - Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington

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Photo by Gage Skidmore

I don’t mean to be a negative nitpicker, determined to shoot down the best hopes of traditional conservatives, but before everyone jumps on the Ted Cruz for President bandwagon, it seems that those who champion the cause of “The Rule of Law” should first address the question of Senator Cruz’s Constitutional eligibility to be President of the United States. It’s either that or publicly admit to being hypocrites who only use the rule of law argument when it suites our purposes.

The question is, what is a “natural born citizen,” which Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution requires the President to be. If it means having at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, then both Cruz and Obama are equally eligible. If it means that both parents must be U.S. citizens, then neither Cruz nor Obama is eligible. If it means being born on U.S. soil, then we know that Cruz was not while Obama’s actual place of birth has been disputed for the better part of a decade now.

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The American Constitutionist - Official Newsletter of the Constitution Party

The American Constitutionist 150pIN THIS ISSUE

Spring National Committee meeting to feature conservative film maker, Dennis Lynch.

Presidential Election 2016 - If the Republicans nominate a "conservative," will the Constitution Party still run a candidate, and if so, why?

Constitution Party candidate gains spot on St. Louis County Council special election ballot (by Steve Geigerich, St. Louis Post Dispatch).

Faces of the Constitution Party - Rick Jore, Montana Statesman.

Read the full newsletter here http://www.cpofwa.org/2vwd

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Rep. Rick Jore – What Happened to America and How Do We Fix It?

Rick JoreIn his recent interview on Home Front, with Cynthia Davis, former State Representative, Rick Jore, provides some answers to what has happened to America and how we can fix it. Rep. Rick Jore served four terms in the Montana State Legislature, being elected on the Constitution Party ticket in his fourth term. Term limits prevented him from holding this office again.

In this interview, Rick explains that Democrats and Republicans alike are "statists." While conservatives may pride themselves on their opposition to socialism, many have unwittingly become statist in their thinking. Over the decades, Americans have come to accept government regulation over areas of our lives that neither the Bible nor the U.S. Constitution have placed under the authority of civil government.

This is an interview that every professing Constitutionist needs to listen to several times as we learn to once again "think like Americans."

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Nothing’s Gonna Change

By Robert W. Peck

Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington

no-change-350The day after last week’s election, when I started hearing the reports of a “Great Republican Victory” – not only in D.C., but across the land and even in my own state – my first reaction was, “nothing’s gonna change.” That night, I spoke with my friend, former Missouri State Representative turned podcaster, Cynthia Davis, and her comment to me was (I paraphrase), “nothing’s gonna change.” The next day I read the weekly column of liberty movement leader and patriot pastor, my friend Chuck Baldwin, and his take on the election was, “nothing’s gonna change.” Yesterday, 2004 Constitution Party Presidential candidate, Michael Peroutka, published his weekly video commentary in which he subtly prompts the astute observer to realize that, “nothing’s gonna change.”

Is this just sour grapes on my part? Are my friends and I all a bunch of negative Nellies? After all, aren’t we supposed to give a person (or party) a chance to prove themselves before we judge them?

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GOP Should Rename itself the “Brand X” Party

can-brand-x-150I just read something very insightful in an article published in the Yakima Herald. In yet another article about GOP internal strife, I read these words:

"the state GOP has a policy of not endorsing one Republican over another."

I have been noticing for some time now that the Washington State GOP consistently fails to give it's approval to any particular "R" candidate, but I had chalked it up to the party's generally weak and gutless lack of leadership. Perhaps I'm still a bit naive, but I really didn't realize that the state GOP had an actual policy of not endorsing one "R" candidate over another.

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It's Us vs. Them and the Problem is Us

by Robert W. Peck

Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington

us-vs-them-295In a world with an “us versus them” mentality, it’s always “them” that are the problem… right? We’re never the cause of our own troubles, that would be unthinkable. It’s always the other guy who fouls everything up. We’re innocent. If only the whole world were left to us, it would be a utopian paradise.

The same phenomenon exists in the political arena where the “us versus them” mentality finds that it is always the other political party that is the problem. You name the trouble, the other party caused it. Whether we’re talking Democrat vs Republican, left vs right, liberal vs conservative, one thing is certain, the other side is the root of all evil. If only the country were turned over to our side, to our favored “ism” or political party, we would make it a utopian paradise.

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Citizen's Alliance for Property Rights Candidate Evaluations

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The 2014 General Election candidate evaluations from the Citizen's Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) are now available online.  Read here.

The Constitution Party supports private property rights as outlined in this statement:  Protection of Private Property.

 

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We Believe We Vote releases candidate evaluations

VoteballoonsflagWe Believe We Vote has released its 2014 General Election Candidate Evaluations for the Spokane area.   We Believe We Vote is a coalition of 35 citizens, who volunteer their time to sit down with the candidates and ask the questions that you would ask if you had the time. They are  from various religious denominations and occupations, and all agree with their mission statement: “Using Biblical and traditional values, We Believe-We Vote offers informed voter recommendations to the faith-based community for the primary and general elections.”  Their state purpose is to have a positive influence on the local elections for the glory of God and the benefit of our community, according to Proverb 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules people groan.

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Stop Common Core Candidate Survey Results

StopCommonCore-WAWashington State Against Common Core recently asked candidates for state legislature and US Congress to respond to some survey questions.  Below is the listing of candidates, followed by their positions on the Common Core State Standards and whether they would support legislation related to withdrawal from the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

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Secretary of State predicts 62 percent voter turnout

Kim-WymanSeattle Time's says "Washington’s Secretary of State Kim Wyman has given her crystal-ball number for this year’s general election turnout: 62 percent."   Read the full article on predicted voter turnout in Washington State here.

 

 

 

 

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The American Constitutionist: September 2014

American-ConstitutionistIt's Us vs. Them, The Truth About Ballot Access, Faces of the Constitution Party, and much more!  Read this month's edition at: The American Constitutionist

 

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Take the Constitutionist Challenge

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You hereby nominated, our fellow patriots, to take the CONSTITUTIONIST CHALLENGE by accepting one of the three following actions:

1. Contact a Constitution Party candidate in your area and volunteer to work in their campaign – doorbelling, yard sign placement, phone calling, etc, or:

2. If you don’t have a Constitution Party candidate in your area, send a donation to a Constitution Party candidate somewhere else in the country – Anywhere!

3. Donate to the national party to help us gain ballot access across the country.

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Is the Constitution Dead?

Constitution & Flag 150Today we celebrate the 227th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution and ask the question, “is the Constitution dead?” Has it survived despite the many years of degradation it has suffered or did it succumb long ago?

The other day I was confronted with the idea that perhaps the Constitution is already null and void and has been for some time now based on the many unconstitutional acts of the federal government, some beginning as long as a hundred years ago. I’ll be the first to admit that much, perhaps even most of what the federal government does, is not allowed under the Constitution. But does that mean that the Constitution has failed, that it doesn’t work, that it is no longer valid, has become irrelevant and that we should quit contending for the founding principles of the American Constitutional republic? Or does it merely mean that we the people have ignorantly and foolishly elected persons who are now subjecting us to an unconstitutional, and therefore alien, form of government?

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Illegal Immigration: Who's Responsible?

by Robert W. Peck -- Constitution Party of Washington State Chairman and creator of American Perspective

illegal-immigration-325Illegal immigration into the U.S. has been on the rise for the past year, but in the last month or so an unprecedented wave of immigrants has hit the border and started to make headlines. In California, citizens took to the streets to physically block buses from bringing more illegals into their community. Texas Governor, Rick Perry, is said to be preparing to deploy National Guard forces. Rumors are flying about various citizen militia groups heading south to secure the border. Meanwhile, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has begun a million-dollar ad campaign across Central America warning potential illegal immigrants of the dangers of the journey and that there will be “no permiso” – no permission to stay – once they get to the border. General John Kelly, Chief of the U.S. Southern Command, calls the region a “Crime-terror convergence” that is an existential threat to the nation.

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American-Constitutionist

The August 2014 National Newsletter, The American Constitutionist is published.

 From National Chairman Frank Fluckiger, 

Dear friend:

I’m really excited about our new newsletter. There is more information and important links than ever before. I urge you to read it — read it twice so you can go to the links — then send it on to a fellow patriot. Tell them this is why I’m involved in politics.

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Cynthia Davis, a four term Missouri State Representative, currently serves as a member of the Constitution Party National Committee.

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