Message From the Chairman

Retail Politics for America

Frank Fluckiger – Chairman, National Executive Committee

Retail Politics for America

A recent political news item noted, “Barack Obama has spent well over $1 billion on his political campaigns, but it’s the $20 to $30 million Democrats didn’t shell out three years ago that is costing the White House as he slogs through the first six months of his second term.”

What’s the fuss about?

The national Democrat Party did not invest enough money and manpower into local campaigns. ”No one is really focused on losing all those governorships and state legislatures,” one Democrat operative admitted.

Another Democrat, directly involved in the effort to raise cash for the state efforts, said, “We could never get our big donors to give a damn about the states.” The establishment elites aren’t really concerned however: Democrats and Republicans are pushing for such socialist programs as Core Curriculum for our school children.

That’s why there is a Constitution Party.

You’ll note in our new newsletter that the Constitution Party takes grass roots politics seriously—dedicated patriots are at county fairs, gun shows, and tax protest rallies distributing literature and meeting voters. Our neighborhood/precinct meetings explaining how far our Republic has drifted away from our moorings—the Constitution—have brought new recruits to the party. And when attending conventions of home schoolers, our position on education has made us many friends. That’s because our platform reads: We support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best, including home, private or religious. All legislation from any level of government that would interfere with or restrict that liberty should be opposed.

“Retail politics,” the one-to-one relationships, is our strategy. Whether it is ballot access drives or running candidates for school board, local politics is the first—and most attainable—step to victory. Our platform should be read by more patriots: Second Amendment advocates and pro-lifers have a welcome home in our party. We need to take our platform to these important constituencies.

That’s why I’m writing to you.

The Constitution Party needs your help in producing a variety of pamphlets, videos, and other campaign materials to bolster activities at the grass roots. A gift of $25, $35, $50 or even $100 will help print and ship materials to our most active members. They are standing at county fair booths and circulating petitions to get the Constitution Party on the ballot … and they need our help.

Will you invest in our grassroots efforts with a contribution of $25 or even $20? The summer months are a tough time to campaign, but our troops are up to the challenge. Now I’m challenging you to come to the front lines with a donation of $25.

Before you decide, perhaps you should read the Constitution Party newsletter to see how we are making progress—from electing local candidates to recruiting friends and allies on a one on one basis. I look forward to hearing from you.