By Karen Murray - Constitution Party of Washington Vice Chairman
Recent proposals to call for an Article V Convention of the States have been gaining traction as frustration grows with the increasing intrusion by federal and state governments into the lives of individual Americans, often ignoring or stretching the actual intent of the supreme law of the land, the United States Constitution. As I see it, the problem isn’t with the Constitution. The problem lies within ourselves and with the people we elect to represent us. We have come to think that the federal government exists to give us money and protection from everything. What it really does is take our money and give it away to foreign nations, special interest groups, or give a pittance back to the states with volumes of rules and regulations that must be followed in order to receive the “benefit” awarded us. We think that we elect representatives to make sure we get our share of the pie. What we really do is elect people who promptly fall into line with the status quo of party politics and obey the party line when voting on legislation or enacting policies that affect the daily lives of the people back home. Very rarely does anyone ask if a proposed law or legislation is the job of the federal government as defined in the Constitution. Even more rare is the elected official who will refuse to vote in favor of a law that violates our rights, or who will stand up against the pressure and refuse to implement an unconstitutional law. No, the Constitution isn’t the problem, we the people and our representatives are the problem.Read More
The stories you see splashed on the six o'clock news are not necessarily the most important, or key issues, that best inform you as to the state of the world that we live in. That is why we recommend this overview of 2015, and look ahead at 2016 and beyond, by Constitution Party leaders, Cynthia Davis, and Darrell Castle.
Perhaps the most important aspect of this report is Darrell and Cynthia's look at the spiritual state of the nation. The secular media, and even conservative talk radio for the most part, fail to address our nation's spiritual condition which exerts the greatest influence on everything we see taking place in our land and around the world. We're not going to fix the real problems without addressing our spiritual condition as individuals, the church and the nation. Politics is not the solution. Politics is merely a tool that should be yielded to the hand of God for His use as one instrument through which He can implement the healing of the land.
When the 2015-17 Washington state budget was finally passed back in June of this year, I heard boasts emanating from the Republican Party about how theyheld the line against democrats and managed to pass a budget without raising taxes. My first reaction was incredulity. My next response was to question whether I had been misjudging republicans and being unduly critical of them. However, a little research quickly revealed that I was being lied to, though it wasn’t until this past week that I heard an actual price tag placed on the cost of that lie.
In a radio program featuring Washington State Representative David Taylor, and former Representative Jason Overstreet, Representative Taylor revealed that the new state budget (which was passed with the support of 90% of republican legislators) increases taxes on Washingtonians by $17.5 billion over the next ten years. As Overstreet points out, Republican leadership, in order to conceal their deed, has resorted to deceit, calling this a “no new taxes budget.” Click here to begin listening to Taylor and Overstreet’s discussion of this topic at the 7:00 minute mark and continue through 11:30.
With an actual dollar amount for this tax increase now in hand, I thought it was time to spread the news far and wide and let my state’s higher taxes, bigger governmentrepublicans, bask in the warm glow of the light of truth shining on their deeds.Read More
There's a lot of buzz about Common Core Curriculum and government education standards, but few are asking the real question of whether government should be involved in the education business in the first place. An education is a wonderful thing, but should this precious commodity be trusted to government to mandate, regulate and dispense?
Every parent with school-age children; every grandparent with school-age grandchildren; every taxpayer who pays for education; and every citizen who cares about their neighbor's children, needs to seriously ponder the salient points addressed in this interview.Read More
Tell the Truth About Immigration: The Founding Fathers Did.
This is not an "Anti-immigration" Position, but, Rather, a "Pro-American" Stance.
"United States is Stupid... I Come Back Every Time" (illegal alien Rolando Mota-Campos)
The Constitution Party is Fighting Back! (new promotional card available)
Fall National Committee Meeting Registration Information.Read More
This is the full audio and video recording of a Constitution Day celebration held in Spokane Valley, Washington, September 17, 2015, hosted by the Constitution Party of Spokane County and sponsored by a coalition of like-minded organizations. Listen-watch to the full event below or hear the individual speakers at these links:Read More
Spokane Valley . . . On Thursday, 17 September 2015, Constitutionists in Eastern Washington will be gathering in the Spokane Valley to honor our founding document - The Constitution of the United States. We will also be providing a live audio feed via the internet, for those in Central and Western Washington who cannot attend. Details and a link will be provided in a reminder email the day before the event. We would enjoy seeing as many of you there as possible for what we are hoping is the first of many such annual events!
Constitution Party of Washington
The first annual Constitution Day event will be held 17 September 2015 at the La Belle Vie Event Center in Greenacres. Start time is at 6:00 pm with refreshments and socializing, speakers to begin at 7:00 pm. The theme of this year’s event is “LIVING THE CONSTITUTION: Is It Relevant to Your Daily Life?” Speakers are:Read More
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.
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