Message From the Chairman

Throw The Bums Out?

by Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman

firecongress The Republicans and Democrats have much to fear in 2014 … and beyond.

According to a recent Rasmussen Report poll, 53 percent of voters do not believe the major parties represent their best interests … 72 percent say it would be better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were defeated this November.

Last week a Gallup Surveys showed the job approval of Congress is at nine percent, its lowest approval rating in history.

Sixty-seven percent of Americans view the federal government as a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests — just seventeen percent disagree.

I do not read these numbers with any degree of satisfaction. They represent the sad state of affairs in America, a place where patriotism used to be commonplace and a confidence in public servants was the norm. Now voters want to “throw the bums out.”

The Constitution Party has an opportunity — an obligation — to present alternative ideas and credible candidates so our fellow citizens don’t lose faith altogether … and leave the political system totally in control of the power elites.

We have campaigns in full gear in many states: there were 55 Constitutionists running in March and 97 in April. With your help, more will be on the field of battle this month.

Polls and surveys have a part to play in politics — perhaps overstated at times, but most do show where there are fertile fields to plow for parties and their candidates.

Surveys show that voters are eager to hear our message. Here’s one example: a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found forty-seven percent of Americans want the U.S. to reduce its role in world affairs even as the Ukraine hotspot is front page news. The WSJ commented, “In a marked change from past decades, nearly half of those surveyed want the U.S. to be less active on the global stage, with fewer than one-fifth calling for more active engagement — an anti-interventionist current that sweeps across party lines.”

It’s not anti-interventionist, it is the foreign policy the Founding Fathers encouraged … and what Constitution Party candidates embrace. Our platform is clear:

“We propose that the United States repudiate any commitment, express or implied, to send U.S. troops to participate in foreign conflicts, whether unilaterally, under NATO auspices, or as a part of the United Nations “peace-keeping” operations; and cease financing, or arming of belligerents in the world’s troubled areas.”

We must join the political fray with enthusiasm for our platform — more Americans are ready to listen to our ideas — and we must re-commit ourselves to the fight.

Honestly, I’m worried. Fear grips the land. Thirty-seven percent voters now fear the federal government, according to a new Rasmussen Report national survey.

That’s why your financial investment in the Constitution Party is urgent. Our fellow citizens are not only dropping out of the political process — they are also worried that their government considers them an enemy.

That’s right, an enemy. Even more disturbing is another poll that reveals 54 percent of Americans consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. I believe they’re right … which is why we need to act now.

We must be on the front lines of the political fight — we have to raise the Constitution Party banner high. To do that effectively, requires your help: a $20, $30, or $50 gift is vital … the election year is well underway.

Will you join the battle?

P.S. Don’t be discouraged. There are polls and surveys which show that our fellow citizens know what’s wrong. A new survey shows that seventy-one percent of voters believe if America’s Founding Fathers came back today they would regard the federal government as too big. Please be generous in your support of what we are doing: $15 or $150 will make a big difference. Remember, opportunities await!