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Honoring John Beal: A Friend, a Brother and a Father in the Faith

JBeal1 - 250pToday 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.

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The Census and The American Community Survey: Do You Really Have to Answer All Those Questions?

Census 150The 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.

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Constitution Party March Newsletter

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"Birthright Citizenship" by Representative Virgil Goode and news about the upcoming Constitution Party National Committee meeting at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 24, 25.

Get the newsletter here - http://www.cpofwa.org/cpncnewslettermarch2015

 

 

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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

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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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Darrell Castle, former national Vice-chairman, currently serves on the National Executive Committee and was the Constitution Party Vice-presidential nominee in 2008.

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

Constitution Minute by Randall Yearout

Randall Yearout is the voice of Red-White-and-Blue Collar Radio and creator of the Constitution Minute radio spots originally aired on the American Christian Network, based in Spokane, Washington. This book is a compilation of those spots with additional supporting material for the principles Randall applies to today's world. You can listen to them from the Multimedia page on this website.


America Needs a Third Party Now!

This book was produced for the national Constitution Party by Karen Murray, Constitution Party of Washington Vice-chairman. It is a compilation of essays gathered from Constitution Party leaders across America and includes a history of third parties, why they are essential to freedom, and why a party based solely on the founding principles of the American Constitutional Republic is the best choice for America.

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    No civil government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations, as affirmed by the 10th amendment, delegating to the people as our founders understood the family as necessary to the general welfare.We affirm the importance of Biblical scripture more »
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  • Why Aren’t We Winning? March 26, 2015
    by National Chairman, Frank Fluckiger 26 March 2015 Some members contact me and complain that the American voters are not waking up in time. I understand their frustration. News headlines remind me each day how far this nation has strayed more »
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  • That Hope Which Springs Eternal March 18, 2015
    originally published 7 January 2011 by James N. Clymer – former chairman, Constitution Party National Committee “A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest Clung to the hope which springs eternal in the human breast” These more »
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  • The CFR and the 2016 Election February 23, 2015
    by Frank Fluckiger 20 February 2015 Many of our Conservative friends are still taken to the word “Conservative.” Barry Goldwater’s “Conservative” was different than the one George Bush used, and that term took on new meaning with Mitt Romney. The more »
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  • Welfare February 11, 2015
    The Declaration of Independence declares,“all men … are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights …That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men …   The Preamble of the US Constitution shows how these rights are to more »
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