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Posted: 10/18/2004 6:14:38 PM EST
I was reading about the Libertarian Party (knew little about it) after clicking on a link to their homepage that i found on another gun site. In the reading, along with their comparison to the democrats and republicans, the constitution party was mentioned. I had never heard of them, so i did a google search and found their homepage. www.constitutionparty.com/
While some of what they believe is a little too heavily based on religion for me, I actually agree on much of what they stand for. I especially agree with their stance on government, education, family, gun control, healthcare, immigration, social security, welfare, and even foreign policy, to some extent.
www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php

I know there is no chance in hell of this party getting anywhere, but how do you guys feel about this?

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:18:02 PM EST
So what? Just like all the other third parties, they're going about it all wrong. You can't come out of nowhere to elect a President of the United States. Until their party has at least a third of the House and the Senate, the candidacy is a joke. Bush isn't perfect, but he's a hell of a lot better then Kerry, and the only one that can beat him.

If you're hot for the Constitution or Libertarian party, support them in your local elections, since that's where they have to start if they have any hope of getting anywhere.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:30:36 PM EST
I am voting for Bush. I have said nothing about voting for them. I just learned about them an hour ago. I was just looking for opinions on their beliefs.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:35:10 PM EST
Their platform is probably the best of all of the parties. Unfortunately, they are not a viable option for any level of government, at least not for me.

All of my elected officials with the exception of President Bush are raving anti-gun liberals. Every effort must be made to unseat them, and the only party with any chance to accomplish this is the Republican party.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:39:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By mace:
So what? Just like all the other third parties, they're going about it all wrong. You can't come out of nowhere to elect a President of the United States. Until their party has at least a third of the House and the Senate, the candidacy is a joke. Bush isn't perfect, but he's a hell of a lot better then Kerry, and the only one that can beat him.

If you're hot for the Constitution or Libertarian party, support them in your local elections, since that's where they have to start if they have any hope of getting anywhere.

exactly. you start parties from the ground up.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 6:39:59 PM EST
The best party I could associate with but as has been said it starts at home.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:44:29 PM EST
Proud Member...

Voting for GWB for prez though...

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:53:41 PM EST
CP is too isolationist and anti-free-trade last I heard...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:09:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
CP is too isolationist and anti-free-trade last I heard...



aaah...I think socialism (foriegn aid, illegal immigration) and free trade (NAFTA, trade deficit) are negatives.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:14:31 PM EST
Voting Bush here. I had considered CP at one point until they ran the grossest anti-abortion ad on tv. I'm pro-life but it was over the top & made me lose a great deal of respect for them as a party. It was almost as if the ad was created for shock value to get them attention rather than out of genuine concern for the issue. (Probably due to their limited funds) Talk about voter turn off. Like it or not voting 3rd party in this election for President is throwing your vote in the trash.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 4:55:43 AM EST
It seemed like there would be a lot of people here who would agree on many of their stances on the main issues. I think they are way too conservative to ever become mainstream tho. And their proposed changes to the government would be unfeasable these days me thinks. I would probably vote for them in a local election anyways.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:10:31 AM EST
I might be voting Constitution party for president thise year. not sure yet
they do have a little too much god for me in their platform description on the site though
but unlike the libertarians they aren't for an open border. that's my main complaint with the libertarian party who I'm also considering voting for
my main reason for voting 3rd party this year is just to show support for the concept and show the 2 main parties that I don't agree with them on enough things to support them
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