Lately I’ve been doing more reading than writing. As my previous post (MOTS) may have demonstrated, I’m pretty fed up with how things are going on the national political scene. Today I spent some time studying the platform of the Constitution Party http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php which, if you are interested in things constitutional, is a deeply thought-provoking read.
If you are put off by their opening statement, acknowledging Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, don’t let that spark you off, into a rant against the threat of theocracy and bigotry at the hands of Bible thumpers. You would just be tilting at windmills. In the very next paragraph they write, “For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” And further on, quoting from the Constitution, they write, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
The Constitution Party National Platform is rather long, and presents a developed explanation for every policy, based on what the Constitution actually says, and what major American leaders have said in the past. It isn’t a laundry list of social policies designed to buy votes.
Read their platform. It might make you think about where our country is headed, where we are in relation to where we came from, and how things might be different if we only followed the Constitution. Reading their platform should prod you to read the Constitution, because everything they write is based on specific constitutional principles.
As a nation, as a free people and as freedom-loving individuals we need to stop grinding our precious Constitution into the dust. When your opportunity to vote comes up, remember, both the Democrats and Republicans got us where we are.