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Lucille
05-20-2009, 05:40 PM
http://anti-federalist.org/



When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such began our own Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776.

We do not pretend, nor claim, that we have reached the point in our Republic where the actions undertaken by the brave Founders of this nation must, or should, be repeated. Indeed, it is the sincere hope of all who claim to be Anti-Federalists that such circumstances will never again arise in America.

We do, however, believe in the essence of 1776, and the promise of America, as expressed in The Declaration:

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That all men (and women) are created equal.
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That rights are not endowed or granted by government, but are unalienable and vested as a consequence of personhood, and thus can only be protected (or abrogated) by government.
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That government exists as a lawful and just enterprise only so long as it acts with the consent of the governed.
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That our Constitution is black letter law, not a list of suggestions.
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That The Constitution sets forth a limited form of Federal Government, reserving most functions to The States and The People.
* That we must return to this form of limited Federal Government in order to preserve our liberties, our economy, and our national sovereignty.

Many people have asked why we would use the word "anti" in a political party name, as a negative.

The reasons are both historical and contemporary. There was, at the time of ratification of The Constitution, a body of people who believed that The Constitution was inadequate to protect against tyranny and the ultimate failure of our nascent government. These people, along with those on the other side of the debate ("The Federalists") wrote many essays and letters, and were largely responsible for The Bill of Rights being included in The Constitution.

But they argued that even The Bill of Rights did not go far enough, and many of their warnings of usurpations and violations of the rights of man have, sadly, come to pass.

We therefore honor those fine patriots in the name of our party, in the hope of being able to restore America to its Constitutional roots.

On these pages via links to your left you will find our party platform, frequently asked questions and more.

This is a nascent political movement.

By its nature, as with all political parties, it exists only so long as Patriots desire it, States embrace it, and The People demand it. We seek to run local, state and federal candidates for office, and will so register when both those who seek to promote and adhere to the Party Platform step forward and declare their intention to seek said offices.

Hit the site for more...

speciallyblend
05-20-2009, 06:03 PM
well until he unites the ron paul republicans and the lp/cp and tp leaders. it will be pointess!!

Lucille
05-20-2009, 06:25 PM
Herding cats.

The name's a bit negative, but maybe people will be so sick of the gov't by then, it will be music to their ears.

iddo
05-20-2009, 06:25 PM
he did a good video (http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/025472.html) in response to the White House press gaggle on Rick Santelli.
But the FAQ on this new website is a little lame...

jmlfod87
05-20-2009, 08:42 PM
I'm not feeling his stance on economy, banking, and monetary policy.

limequat
05-24-2009, 06:31 AM
I'm not feeling his stance on economy, banking, and monetary policy.

He's also a war monger who hates Ron Paul.

slacker921
05-24-2009, 06:52 AM
hmm.. so a few more people will now learn the hard way that the two parties have rigged the system in their favor. Karl will soon learn that 3rd party candidates spend time and energy just gettin on the ballot in most states. Then they have to raise money to run ads - while the two party candidates get free air time via the media. They'll have a hard time raising money because the media will continually ignore them and when they are acknowledged they'll be called "long shots".. people don't want to give to losers or long shots. Oh, and he'll find that without the major donations from the corporate whores, special interest groups, pacs, etc.. he'll have a hard time raising even 1/2 the funds that the Republicans and Democrats raise.

Good luck to him even if he is a war monger.. at least a few more people will discover the truth about our two party duopoly.

Bern
05-24-2009, 07:06 AM
Is The Anti-Federalist Party a supporter of the movement to "Ban The Fed"?
No. The Anti-Federalist Party position is that focusing on the presence of The Federal Reserve misses the point and is diversionary. Our current economic issues have resulted from an excess of credit in the system, not from an excess of money. Further, the worst abuses of The Federal Reserve are already unlawful under the black-letter law of The Federal Reserve Act of 1913; Congress has refused to enforce the law. Lawbreaking does not demand more law, it demands enforcement of existing law.

Is The Anti-Federalist Party a supporter of a return to "hard money"?
Not necessarily. Fiat currency is, as noted above, not the cause of our present economic problems. Those who argue for a return to "hard money" (gold and silver based currency) must square their opinion with the Depressions of both the 1930s and 1873; both occurred while The United States was on a "hard money" system. There are serious problems with basing currency on "hard money" with the most sensitive of them being building yet another dependence on foreign sources of raw materials, especially Gold, in order to grow the monetary base.

http://anti-federalist.org/faq.html

Good luck with that!

iddo
05-24-2009, 08:33 AM
He's also a war monger who hates Ron Paul.

evidence?