Frequently Asked Questions

How long has the Constitution Party been in existence?

Peopleunitingsince1992In 1992, a number of independent state parties united to form the U.S. Taxpayers Party. In 1999, at its national nominating convention for the 2000 elections, convention delegates chose to change the party name to the “Constitution Party,” to better reflect the party’s core belief in the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as their commitment to re-establishing the Supreme Law of the Land as embodied in the Constitution.

What is the Constitution Party position on Abortion?

The Constitution Party is the only national party who is 100% Pro-Life. Life is the first right affirmed and protected by the Constitution. It is protected by the 5th and 14th Amendments. Exceptions in the cases stated by those whom allow for them only serve to create and punish another innocent victim, the unborn child.

Read the full statement here: Life

How does the Constitution Party differ from other political parties?

The Constitution Party differs from other political parties in several important ways:

  1. The Source of Rights.  The Constitution Party believes that the Creator bestowed upon Man certain unalienable rights.
  2. The Proper Role of Government.  The Constitution Party believes that the proper role of government is to protect and defend these unalienable rights. Governments do not create rights.
  3. The Basic Right of Life.  All humankind are afforded the basic right to life, whether pre-born or post-birth, subject to due process of law when one person commits a violation of rights (crime) against another.
  4. The Basic Right of Liberty.  All humankind are afforded the basic right to think and act according to their conscience, as long as it does not violate the pre-existent rights of another person.
  5. The Basic Right of Private Property.  For Life and Liberty to be maintained, all humankind are afforded the right to own and control private property.
  6. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.   All laws, rules, regulations must be weighed against constitutional restraints, according to the Original and Actual Intent of the Founders.   All international treaties must also be weighed in the same manner.
  7. Defund and Dismantle.  The Constitution Party calls for the defunding and dismantling of all unconstitutionally-authorized agencies and departments.
  8. Taxation.  The Constitution Party calls for the repeal of the 16th Amendment, and a return to a constitutionally-authorized means of funding the federal government.
  9. Return Balance to Government.  The Constitution Party calls for a repeal of the 17th Amendment to restore the proper role of the Senate as representatives of state governments in Congress.
  10. Implementation of the Tenth Amendment.  The Constitution Party calls upon state legislators to reject all unconstitutional federal laws and mandates through legal and legislative means.

Both of the two parties currently in power have consistently enacted legislation to expand the unconstitutional powers of the federal government, and continue to do so no matter which party holds the majority.

The Constitution Party believes the first level of government exists in the individual and in the family. Second is local government. Third are state governments. Fourth is the federal government acting as an agent of the states in very limited spheres of influence. This is the essence of the American Constitutional Republic it seeks to re-establish.

Why do some affiliated state parties have different names?

Most state parties changed their names to “Constitution Party,” after the coalition of state parties that formed the U.S. Taxpayer Party became the Constitution Party in 1999. A handful of states were unable to change their state-registered names because of individual state restrictions, others just prefer a particular name.

Find out how to contact your state party here:  GET INVOLVED

Will I waste my vote if I vote for Constitution Party candidates?

In recent elections, millions of conservatives did not vote because neither of the major party candidates represented them. The number of voters not aligned with either the Republican or Democratic parties has grown every year.  Currently, more and more principled voters simply will not cast a vote for the “lesser of two evils.” Also, strong alternative parties have historically influenced electoral outcomes by drawing crucial votes from Republican and Democratic candidates. In addition, issues such as the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and a balanced federal budget were introduced by alternative parties.

Your vote is truly wasted when you do not use it to express your actual beliefs. How can we expect to have principled leaders if we do not have a principled electorate?  Voting for the Constitution Party is a personal statement about who you are as a voter, your vision for America, and your faith.

A vote for the Constitution Party is a vote for the Constitution and a vote against current government policies.  It is a real investment in America’s restoration.

Visit Elections for more information about the Constitution Party and Elections.

Why does the Constitution Party use the term “Constitutionist”?

According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, a constitutionist is, “one who adheres to the constitution of the country,” ‘constitution’ meaning the document which founded the country. The same dictionary defines the word constitutionalist as “an adherent to the constitution of government,” the word ‘constitution’ referring to how the government is structured and functions, rather than to a specific document.

The current government functioning in Washington D.C. is not constituted in the same manner as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, which founded the country. It is a bloated bureaucracy, continually acting in defiance of the Constitution at every turn. It is controlled by a two-party system not authorized in the Constitution, which enacts unconstitutional legislation, and usurps authority where none is given, no matter which party is in charge. The Constitution Party cannot support this Liberty-destroying system, which falsely describes itself as operating under the Constitution, or “constitutional”. In this sense, we are not constitutionalists.

A Constitutionist, on the other hand, believes in the principles of the original Constitution, and is firmly committed to keeping those principles intact, from all enemies – foreign and domestic. We believe that by returning to the limited federal government, as authorized in the Constitution, we will see Liberty and Prosperity return to the nation. In order to separate ourselves from those who wish to keep the current government functioning outside the Constitution, we call ourselves Constitutionists and call for a complete re-establishment of the American Republic according to the original intent of the Framers.