By Robert W. Peck - Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
I recently read the story of the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag, its history and the important philosophical concept behind it. Most of us don't even know there was such a flag and even fewer understand its significance. You really cannot correctly understand our nation's history, or our Declaration of Independence, without understanding the concept behind “An Appeal to Heaven.”
The concept comes from English philosopher, John Locke. In his Second Treatise of Government, Locke explains that once all human avenues for seeking justice (judges, legislatures, executives, etc), or relief from tyranny, have been exhausted, only an appeal to Heaven remains. At that point, men become justified to seek relief by their own actions, appealing to the God of Heaven to sustain their endeavor, as no earthly mediator is left to them.Read More
Ballot access victory in Pennsylvania.
New Constitution Party brochures available.
Fall national committee meeting registration.
"Faces of the Constitution Party," featuring Sam Pew, Western States Area Co-Chairman.
State party news.
"A Twelve-Month Fourth of July," by national party secretary, Cindy Redburn.Read More
By Chuck Baldwin
2008 Constitution Party Presidential nominee, pastor of Liberty Fellowship, Kalispell, Montana, and weekly columnist at chuckbaldwinlive.com
I was born and raised in a Christian home. I accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of five. I surrendered to the Gospel ministry at the age of eighteen. I attended or have diplomas and degrees from four Bible colleges. I started pastoring when I was twenty-three years of age. And I just observed my fortieth year of continuous pastoral ministry. As Paul said to his son in the faith, Timothy, so I can say, “And that from a child [I have] known the holy scriptures.” (II Tim. 3:15)
Obviously, I am no stranger to the work of God. I have been in church all of my life. Though my dad was not a full-time minister (even though he was ordained), his best friends were pastors. As a result, I have been around pastors and Christian workers all of my life. So, I am not speaking as an outsider. I know church work from the inside out. I’ve seen it; I’ve been taught it; and I’ve experienced it. The good, the bad, and the ugly: I’ve seen it all.Read More
Washington State Representative, Matt Shea, was the featured speaker at the Constitution Party of Spokane County June 2015 monthly meeting. In addition to providing updates and important insights on many legislative issues, Representative Shea cut to the heart of the matter of America's real condition and the need to stop relying on political labels and simply be "God fearing, self reliant, freedom loving Americans." The event was streamed live online and is now made available here for the edification of all.Read More
(Republished in honor of the memory of Constitution Party of Washington founding member, John Beal. Let John's charge to us in this message remind us what the voice of true Christian Constitutionalism sounds like as we once again rally to the standard.)
By John Beal
Prayer: (Pastor Joe Wright before Kansas State Legislature)
“Heavenly Father we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values.
We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your word in the name of moral relativism.
We have worshiped other gods and called it ‘multi-culturalism.’
We have endorsed perversion and called it an ‘alternative lifestyle.’
We have exploited the poor and called it ‘a lottery.’
We have neglected the needy and called it ‘self-preservation.’
We have rewarded laziness and called it ‘welfare.’
To find out the history and character of the Old World Order, we need to travel back in time to the 17th Century to the time of the Thirty Years War. The Thirty Years War was fought in Europe from 1618 to 1648. It began when the Austrian-Hapsburg Empire tried to impose Roman Catholicism on their Protestant subjects in Bohemia.We hear the term “New World Order” all the time. We are afraid of that term. But if there is a New World Order, then what of the Old World Order, the political order which has existed for hundreds of years? If we are suspicious of, and resistant to the New World Order, what order are we trying to conserve?
It grew into a religious war of Protestant against Catholic, the Holy Roman Empire against France, the German princes and Princelings against the emperor and against each other, the nation of France against the Habsburgs of Spain. At one point Swedes, Danes, Poles, Russians, and the Dutch all got into the act. Until World War I, it was the bloodiest and costliest war in European history.Read More
Today the Constitution Party of Washington honors the memory of John Beal, a father in the faith to so many who knew him and the progenitor of much of the Christian Constitutionalism found in our party today. John Beal was a Christian, a patriot, a Godly husband and father, a witness for Christ wherever he went, a counselor to all in need, a teacher of Biblical worldview and Christian civics, and a mentor to the hundreds who attended his many constitution classes over the years. John was instrumental in the founding of our state party, ran for Congress on our party's ticket and served for a time as our state chairman.
John left us last week, Thursday, April 23, 2015, to be in the presence of his Lord where there is “fullness of joy and pleasures for evermore” (Ps 16:11). Though to be with Christ is great gain for John, we find ourselves severely diminished by his absence. But to spend time mourning our loss would be self-indulgent and is not the purpose of this message.Read More
"Birthright Citizenship" by Representative Virgil Goode and news about the upcoming Constitution Party National Committee meeting at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 24, 25.
Get the newsletter here - http://www.cpofwa.org/cpncnewslettermarch2015
Robert W. Peck - Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
I don’t mean to be a negative nitpicker, determined to shoot down the best hopes of traditional conservatives, but before everyone jumps on the Ted Cruz for President bandwagon, it seems that those who champion the cause of “The Rule of Law” should first address the question of Senator Cruz’s Constitutional eligibility to be President of the United States. It’s either that or publicly admit to being hypocrites who only use the rule of law argument when it suites our purposes.
The question is, what is a “natural born citizen,” which Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution requires the President to be. If it means having at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, then both Cruz and Obama are equally eligible. If it means that both parents must be U.S. citizens, then neither Cruz nor Obama is eligible. If it means being born on U.S. soil, then we know that Cruz was not while Obama’s actual place of birth has been disputed for the better part of a decade now.Read More
Spring National Committee meeting to feature conservative film maker, Dennis Lynch.
Presidential Election 2016 - If the Republicans nominate a "conservative," will the Constitution Party still run a candidate, and if so, why?
Constitution Party candidate gains spot on St. Louis County Council special election ballot (by Steve Geigerich, St. Louis Post Dispatch).
Faces of the Constitution Party - Rick Jore, Montana Statesman.
Read the full newsletter here http://www.cpofwa.org/2vwdRead More
In his recent interview on Home Front, with Cynthia Davis, former State Representative, Rick Jore, provides some answers to what has happened to America and how we can fix it. Rep. Rick Jore served four terms in the Montana State Legislature, being elected on the Constitution Party ticket in his fourth term. Term limits prevented him from holding this office again.
In this interview, Rick explains that Democrats and Republicans alike are "statists." While conservatives may pride themselves on their opposition to socialism, many have unwittingly become statist in their thinking. Over the decades, Americans have come to accept government regulation over areas of our lives that neither the Bible nor the U.S. Constitution have placed under the authority of civil government.
This is an interview that every professing Constitutionist needs to listen to several times as we learn to once again "think like Americans."Read More
By Robert W. Peck
Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
The day after last week’s election, when I started hearing the reports of a “Great Republican Victory” – not only in D.C., but across the land and even in my own state – my first reaction was, “nothing’s gonna change.” That night, I spoke with my friend, former Missouri State Representative turned podcaster, Cynthia Davis, and her comment to me was (I paraphrase), “nothing’s gonna change.” The next day I read the weekly column of liberty movement leader and patriot pastor, my friend Chuck Baldwin, and his take on the election was, “nothing’s gonna change.” Yesterday, 2004 Constitution Party Presidential candidate, Michael Peroutka, published his weekly video commentary in which he subtly prompts the astute observer to realize that, “nothing’s gonna change.”
Is this just sour grapes on my part? Are my friends and I all a bunch of negative Nellies? After all, aren’t we supposed to give a person (or party) a chance to prove themselves before we judge them?Read More
I just read something very insightful in an article published in the Yakima Herald. In yet another article about GOP internal strife, I read these words:
"the state GOP has a policy of not endorsing one Republican over another."
I have been noticing for some time now that the Washington State GOP consistently fails to give it's approval to any particular "R" candidate, but I had chalked it up to the party's generally weak and gutless lack of leadership. Perhaps I'm still a bit naive, but I really didn't realize that the state GOP had an actual policy of not endorsing one "R" candidate over another.Read More
by Robert W. Peck
Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington
In a world with an “us versus them” mentality, it’s always “them” that are the problem… right? We’re never the cause of our own troubles, that would be unthinkable. It’s always the other guy who fouls everything up. We’re innocent. If only the whole world were left to us, it would be a utopian paradise.
The same phenomenon exists in the political arena where the “us versus them” mentality finds that it is always the other political party that is the problem. You name the trouble, the other party caused it. Whether we’re talking Democrat vs Republican, left vs right, liberal vs conservative, one thing is certain, the other side is the root of all evil. If only the country were turned over to our side, to our favored “ism” or political party, we would make it a utopian paradise.Read More
The 2014 General Election candidate evaluations from the Citizen's Alliance for Property Rights (CAPR) are now available online. Read here.
The Constitution Party supports private property rights as outlined in this statement: Protection of Private Property.