(Republished in honor of the memory of Constitution Party of Washington founding member, John Beal. Let John's charge to us in this message remind us what the voice of true Christian Constitutionalism sounds like as we once again rally to the standard.)
By John Beal
Prayer: (Pastor Joe Wright before Kansas State Legislature)
“Heavenly Father we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.
We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your word in the name of moral relativism.
We have worshiped other gods and called it ‘multi-culturalism.’
We have endorsed perversion and called it an ‘alternative lifestyle.’
We have exploited the poor and called it ‘a lottery.’
We have neglected the needy and called it ‘self-preservation.’
We have rewarded laziness and called it ‘welfare.’
by Darrell Castle
To find out the history and character of the Old World Order, we need to travel back in time to the 17th Century to the time of the Thirty Years War. The Thirty Years War was fought in Europe from 1618 to 1648. It began when the Austrian-Hapsburg Empire tried to impose Roman Catholicism on their Protestant subjects in Bohemia.We hear the term “New World Order” all the time. We are afraid of that term. But if there is a New World Order, then what of the Old World Order, the political order which has existed for hundreds of years? If we are suspicious of, and resistant to the New World Order, what order are we trying to conserve?
It grew into a religious war of Protestant against Catholic, the Holy Roman Empire against France, the German princes and Princelings against the emperor and against each other, the nation of France against the Habsburgs of Spain. At one point Swedes, Danes, Poles, Russians, and the Dutch all got into the act. Until World War I, it was the bloodiest and costliest war in European history.Read More
Today the Constitution Party of Washington honors the memory of John Beal, a father in the faith to so many who knew him and the progenitor of much of the Christian Constitutionalism found in our party today. John Beal was a Christian, a patriot, a Godly husband and father, a witness for Christ wherever he went, a counselor to all in need, a teacher of Biblical worldview and Christian civics, and a mentor to the hundreds who attended his many constitution classes over the years. John was instrumental in the founding of our state party, ran for Congress on our party's ticket and served for a time as our state chairman.
John left us last week, Thursday, April 23, 2015, to be in the presence of his Lord where there is “fullness of joy and pleasures for evermore” (Ps 16:11). Though to be with Christ is great gain for John, we find ourselves severely diminished by his absence. But to spend time mourning our loss would be self-indulgent and is not the purpose of this message.Read More
The Constitution Party is looked to as a source of information and often consulted for answers based in sound principles. The census and/or American Community Survey is a good example of this. We have been contacted more than once by people who felt their privacy was being violated by the intrusive questions contained in the American Community Survey (formerly the long form census) and who were being threatened with fines if they did not provide the requested information. They approached us wondering what to do. While we are not providing legal advice, nor recommending a particular course of action, we do wish to provide the public with the available information so that you can make an informed choice. We have two resources for you.Read More
"Birthright Citizenship" by Representative Virgil Goode and news about the upcoming Constitution Party National Committee meeting at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 24, 25.
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Robert W. Peck - Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
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.Read More
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.
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In 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."Read More
By Robert W. Peck
Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
The 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?Read More
I 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.Read More
by Robert W. Peck
Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
In 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.Read More
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.
We 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.”Read More
Washington 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.Read More
Seattle 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.