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Washington State Primary Turnout was Lowest Since 1990

The Constitution Party of Washington supports a No Primary system. Political parties are not part of the government. They are private organizations who should choose their own candidates, at their own expense, and in their own way. The taxpayers of the state would save millions of dollars in primary expenditures that could be put to better use elsewhere in the state budget or returned to the people in the form of a sales tax cut. We also support equitable ballot access laws that do not discriminate between major and minor parties but apply equally to all candidates and political parties. Simply put, if a political party puts forth a candidate, that candidate should be allowed on the general election ballot by paying the same fee or gathering the same number of signatures as all other candidates, regardless of party affiliation. Simple, fair, equal, and protects the right of Free Speech in the Political Arena. Let the free market of ideas decide who is the best possible candidate rather than oppressive rules decided upon by bureaucracy controlled by only two points-of-view.

Read Richard Winger’s analysis at www.ballot-access.org/2014/08/washington-state-primary-turnout-this-year-was-lowest-since-1990

Analysis of KXLY Story on State Representative Matt Shea

Robert W. Peck, Constitution Party of Washington State Chairman

news-260The following is an analysis of the KXLY television news story on State Representative, Matt Shea, aired July 17, 2014. This is not a “fault finding” document seeking merely to complain. Rather, this is intended as an honest assessment of the story from the perspective of responsible journalistic practices. It should also be pointed out that this is not about defending Representative Shea, but is about protecting all public officials, candidates for office and citizens alike from the harm that can be done when the media departs from journalistic integrity and becomes a political tool.

I. Suspicion of source

When a news release is received from a candidate for public office that is critical of his opponent, a good journalist must suspect that it may be an attempt by that candidate to use the media as a tool for political mudslinging. When that news release is distributed the same day that the mail-in ballots begin to arrive with voters, then a real journalist’s suspicions should go through the roof.

In the case at hand, an investigative reporters first instinct should be to investigate the source of the report with equal or greater vigor than the object of the report, suspecting that the real story may be a candidate’s attempt to publicly besmirch the reputation of his opponent and to exploit the media as a political tool. Such suspicion of the source would have lead to investigation of all accusations, review of the police report and thoughtful consideration as to whether there was solid evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of the accused. A healthy suspicion would have also investigated to determine whether nefarious intent on the part of the party publishing the news release could be established. Continue reading →

Ballot Access News: Washington Holds Its Fourth Top Two Primary

From Ballot Access News:

On August 5, Washington state held its fourth top-two primary. No candidate for Congress or any partisan state office, who was not a Democrat or Republican, managed to place first or second, in races that had at least two major party members running. The non-major party candidates who ran in State House races with at least two major party candidates included eight independents, four Libertarians, and one Green. The non-major party candidates who ran in U.S. House races included one Green and twelve independents.

However, there were many State House races in which only one major party candidate ran. For these races, Libertarians ran eight candidates, Socialist Alternative ran one, and independents ran in five districts. Naturally, with only two candidates running, all fourteen of these non-major party candidates placed second and will be on the November ballot.

No minor party or independent candidates ran for any of the 25 State Senate seats.

In the U.S. House races, in November all will have one Democrat running against one Republican, except in the Fourth District, where two Republicans will be on the ballot. This will be the first U.S. House general election in Washington between two members of the same party. Here is a link to the election returns. Washington has no statewide races up this year.

www.ballot-access.org/2014/08/washington-holds-its-fourth-top-two-primary-no-minor-party-or-independents-place-first-or-second-in-races-with-at-least-two-major-party-candidates

July 2014 Edition of The American Constitutionist

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Read the July 2014 National Constitution Party newsletter here.   This month’s edition includes an article by Constitution Party of Washington Chairman Robert W. Peck entitled “Illegal Immigration — Who’s Responsible?”, updates on candidates across the nation, a message from the national chairman and much more!

If you are not already receiving this email newsletter, you can subscribe through the national website.  Keep up on what is happening nationally with this growing vibrant option to the current two-party duopoly.

 

The June 2014 Edition of the American Constitutionist

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Read the June 2014 National Constitution Party newsletter here, including a great article by former National Chairman and 2012 Vice-Presidential nominee James N. Clymer entitled, “The Power of Grass Roots Organizing.”

If you are not already receiving this email newsletter, you can subscribe through the national website.  Keep up on what is happening nationally with this growing vibrant option to the current two-party duopoly.

Newsletter Lists Candidates Across the Nation

CP Nat Newsletter Logo 200pThis edition of our national party’s newsletter, The American Constitutionist, includes an impressive list of Constitution Party candidates running for offices across the Nation. It also features write-ups on three “Key Candidates” along with other informative articles.

These are our brothers and sisters who have put themselves on the front lines to represent us and to declare our values in the public arena. They deserve our support. If you’re not already standing with a Constitution Party candidate, then look over the list in the newsletter and adopt one today. I am honored to be supporting candidates from Alaska, to New York, to right next door in Idaho.

Share this with family and friends and let them know they are not alone; that someone does represent them; that there are still candidates who honor God, uphold the Constitution and contend for liberty.

Robert W. Peck
Chairman, Constitution Party of Washington

Land, Livestock, and Liberty: Who Owns Nevada?

The Constitution Party position on the deeper issues of federal control over public lands

by Darrell Castle

Cliven+Bundy+Nevada+Rancher+Federal+Government+OWY4w2Gomial-249x300It is April 2014.  What in the world is happening in Clark County, Nevada?  A better question might be who owns Nevada?  The struggle in Nevada involves a 600,000 acre area called Gold Butte, near the Utah border.  Mr. Cliven Bundy claims an inherent right to graze his cattle there since his family, he says, has lived there for more than 140 years and built much of the infrastructure in the local area.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says Mr. Bundy owes $1,100,000 in grazing fees, having been in trespass for more than 20 years.  Mr. Bundy refuses to acknowledge federal authority in Nevada.

Read the complete article here:  Who Owns Nevada?

Opposition News: Constitution Party Calls Out Fellow Conservatives

OppositionNews.org

7 April 2014

OppositionNewsThe Constitution Party is stepping on the toes of some of the wealthiest and most powerful conservatives in America. Party leaders are calling them out for making millions each year off of the patriotic political cause. They want the nation’s conservatives to know they could have a real effect in America, on the ground and in the precincts, by sending some of that hard earned money to those putting in the actual work, and not just those appearing on their TV screens and in their In Box.

The Constitution Party is on a roll. New websites, new newsletters, rallies, voter drives, fundraisers – what impressive grassroots action will the party’s National Chairman Frank Fluckiger announce next? Apparently, he’s going to take a well-aimed and well-deserved shot at some of the patriotic, libertarian, and freedom movement’s most beloved individuals and groups. They don’t name names, although a few of them were immediately apparent to this author.

Read the complete article here:  Constitution Party calls out fellow Conservatives

 

A Conservative Defense Budget Should be A Conservative Cause

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National Executive Committee member
March 20, 2014

Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asserts that the “most significant threat to our national security is our debt.”

The money we spend on weaponry — and the fingers that fire them — is staggering. For example, the 2012 Department of Defense budget (more than the annual defense budgets of the 10 next largest military spenders combined, including Russia and China) was almost 100 percent of the U.S. deficit that year.

Neo-con foreign policy is expensive — we are shooting a quarter million bullets for each dead Afghani and Iraqi insurgent — however those military excursions “only” cost Uncle Sam about $90 billion in 2013, and these war-making expenditures fall outside of Defense Department budget accounting.At first look, spending on defense and homeland security appears to be about 20 percent of the government’s budget, or about $552 billion in 2013. But wait, there’s more. Continue reading →

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This book was produced for the national Constitution Party by Karen Murray, Constitution Party of Washington Vice-chairman. It is a compilation of essays gathered from Constitution Party leaders across America and includes a history of third parties, why they are essential to freedom, and why a party based solely on the founding principles of the American Constitutional Republic is the best choice for America.