History of the Constitution Party
- In 1992, a coalition of independent state parties united to form the U.S. Taxpayers Party.
- In 1995, the party became the fifth political party to be formally recognized by the Federal Election Commission as a national political party. In 1996 the party achieved ballot access in 39 states.
- In 1999, at its national nominating convention for the 2000 elections, convention delegates chose to change the party name to “Constitution Party,” believing that the new name better reflected the party’s primary policy approach of enforcing the U.S. Constitution’s provisions and limitations.
- In November, 2006 the Constitution Party had 193 candidates on the ballot, including 6 U.S. Senate candidates.
Source: “History,” Constitution Party website (accessed Nov. 28, 2007)
“The mission of the Constitution Party is 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 and the Constitution of the United States. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.”
“Mission Statement,” Constitution Party website (accessed Nov. 28, 2007)
“The Constitution Party is the only party which is completely:
- Pro-States’ Rights
- Pro-Second Amendment
- Pro-Constitutional, Limited Government
- Against- illegal immigration and open borders
- Against- U.S. policy being dictated by the United Nations
- Against- undeclared unconstitutional wars (such as Iraq and Afghanistan)
- Against- free trade and all international trade agreements such as NAFTA and GATT”
“Party Platform,” Constitution Party website (accessed Nov. 28, 2007)