My God Given Rights 1 of 17 www.cptexas.us The Constitution Party of Texas with Alfred Adask presents: The Declaration of Independence and your God Given rights! The Plan I see nine steps to regaining control of our government, restoring a "republican form of government" and the nation's respect for God's sovereignty: Step 1: Raise Awareness of the "republican form of government" Step 2: Explain the fundamental principles of the "Declaration of Independence" Step 3: Expose democracy. Step 4. Present the Party Platform. Step 5: Implement Proven Internet Technology. Step 6: Organize Quickly for Election A.D. 2006. Step 7: Organize for Election A.D. 2008. Step 8: Maintain Complete openness and honesty. Step 9: Encourage People's participation and modification of strategies. Step One Raise Awareness of the "republican form of government". Raise the people's awareness that our Article 4 Section 4 of the federal Constitution guarantees to the people of every State a "republican form of government" as intended by the Founding Fathers. This form of government dominated our society until the New Deal of the 1930s. My God Given Rights 2 of 17 www.cptexas.us We can begin to show people the significance of the "republican form of government" by asking, "Why are we fighting, exhausting our wealth, and dying in Iraq to impose "democracy"--a form of government which is not even mentioned in our federal Constitution? If we must fight to change another nation's form of government, why not change it to the same "republican form" that's guaranteed by our own federal Constitution? The answer is that--under the guise of the 14th Amendment of A.D. 1865, a "National Emergency" of A.D. 1933, and the "New Deal" of A.D. 1934--our government has surreptitiously and without constitutional authority abandoned the "republican form of government" in order to strip the American people of their most precious rights and freedoms and lay the foundation for unlimited government. This unconstitutional change from our guaranteed form of government is treason against the Constitution and the American people. Step Two Explain the fundamental principles of the "Declaration of Independence" Show people that the "republican form of government" (guaranteed at Article 4 Section 4 of the federal Constitution) is based on the foundation principles declared in the "Declaration of Independence" of A.D. 1776. Explain that those principles require recognition of God's role as sovereign over our lives and over our government. Show that under the principles of the republican form of government, there can be no "separation of church and state," no abortion, no prohibition against school or public prayer, no denial of each man's God-given rights. My God Given Rights 3 of 17 www.cptexas.us In broad strokes, the foundation principles of the "Declaration of Independence" are these: 1) As per the Declaration's second sentence, each man and woman is directly endowed by the God of the Bible with "certain unalienable Rights" as an attribute of their creation. 2) As per the Declaration's third sentence, the primary duty of government is to "secure" these God-given, unalienable Rights to each man and woman; 3) As per the Declaration's fourth through sixth sentences, whenever any form of government (including democracy) becomes "destructive" of the people's unalienable Rights and government's correlative duty to "secure" those rights, it is the people's "right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government". The first two steps in establishing the Constitution Party are pretty easy. Anyone who simply reads the relevant sections of the "Declaration of Independence" and federal Constitution will see that the first two steps are easily understood and impossible to deny. My God Given Rights 4 of 17 www.cptexas.us Step Three Expose democracy. The third step will constitute the primary obstacle to establishing the Constitution Party: To help the people to understand the true nature of "democracy" and why that form of government is anathema to the principles of the "republican form of government" envisioned by our Founders. Since the A.D. 1930s, the American people have been slowly conditioned by government to accept and even cherish democracy--even though not one man in 10,000 understands the true nature and consequences of that form of government. Educating people to the fundamental nature of democracy will be challenging; it will require effort from both those who teach these principles and those who would understand. But that's all it requires: effort. You can learn everything you need to know about democracy within 24 hours. The nature of democracy is not hard to understand--but after 70 years of conditioning by government, it is, at first, hard to believe. Ordinarily, it would be virtually impossible to overcome the people's current faith in democracy with mere secular arguments. However, we will overcome the people's faith in secular democracy with the power of the people's faith in God. As you will learn, no one who truly believes in the God of the Bible can support democracy. Conversely, anyone who truly believes in the God of the Bible will be compelled by their faith to demand and support a "republican form of government". My God Given Rights 5 of 17 www.cptexas.us The truth of democracy is this: it is an inherently atheistic and collectivist form of government that is structurally indistinguishable from communism and socialism. Most people assume that the foundation of democracy is universal right to vote. But that's not so. Virtually any form of government can include voting. Voting itself is a "democratic process" but is not proof of the existence of a form of government called "democracy". For example, even in monarchies, aristocracies, plutocracies, communist dictatorships and even a "republican form of government," people sometimes vote. But voting alone is not evidence of a democracy. The essence of a democracy is not that everyone gets to vote, but rather that no one has any right--especially a Godgiven, unalienable Right--to resist the will of the majority. For example, in a democracy, it's entirely possible for a majority group of voters to lawfully vote to deprive an individual or minority of their property, liberty or lives. Why? Because the fundamental premise of a democracy is that the collective (the mass of members) is the sovereign in that society, while the individual (a perpetual minority) is without right to resist the will of the collective (sovereign) as expressed by the majority of voters in the most recent vote. However, in a "republican form of government," no number of voters could arbitrarily deprive even one individual of his property, liberty or life. Why? Because under the "republican form," it is self-evident that every man is individually endowed by God with certain unalienable Rights. What God has given me, no group of men can lawfully take away. In a republican form of government, we are each endowed by God with certain unalienable Rights in condition that we don't violate our covenant with God. For example, if you kill someone else, you will have forfeit your claim to My God Given Rights 6 of 17 www.cptexas.us your right to life and judge or jury can lawfully decide or vote to execute you. However, if you haven't violated your covenant with God by killing or robbing someone, etc.--and thus forfeiting your claim to God-given, unalienable Rights-you can't be lawfully deprived of your property, liberty or life even if 200 million American vote to do so. In a democracy, you can be deprived of your property, liberty or life without cause--based on the mere whim of the majority of voters. If enough people don't like you because of your race, age, gender, education, or your political or spiritual beliefs--they can vote to take everything you've got and based on the majority rules" principle, you have no defense--even if you've done nothing wrong. If the forces of government or media can drum up enough public sentiment against you, you can be deprived of your rights simply because you are unpopular. On the other hand, in a "republican form of government," you can only be deprived of your property, liberty or life based on cause. You must have done something wrong; you must've violated God's covenant before any man or group can deprive you of any of your rights. No matter how many scream "crucify him!," you cannot be lawfully punished unless you have actually committed a crime. No one is safe in a democracy. No one can resist the will of the collective. Being merely unpopular or even misunderstood can be sufficient reason to suffer significant punishment. But in a republican form of government, only those who have committed actual crimes need fear the government or their society. We will show the people that democracy is functionally indistinguishable from communism and socialism in that all My God Given Rights 7 of 17 www.cptexas.us three lawforms declare that the "collective"--the mass of men and woman as a group rather than as individuals--is the sovereign, and the individual members of the group are mere subjects without any meaningful, individually-held rights. Under the "republican form of government," no one--not your neighbor, your boss, your Congress or your President-has the right to deprive you of your God-given, unalienable Rights. The existence of God-given, unalienable Rights provides the basis for "limited government". Under the Declaration and "republican form of government," government is absolutely prohibited from trespassing against those individually-held, God-given, unalienable Rights. It's estimated that 80% of the American people profess a faith in the God of the Bible. If we demonstrate the fundamental truth of democracy (that it is inherently atheistic) to just one-quarter of the people who believe in God, the Constitution Party will be as big as Republican or Democratic parties--and it that growth can happen almost overnight. Why? Because the force of the Constitution Party is based on the the power of the people's faith in God rather than secular politics. Once those who believe in God understand that democracy provides the foundation for no-fault divorce, abortion, homosexual marriage, prohibition of school prayer, and separation of church and state, they will abandon democracy. Once those who believe in God understand that the only way to a God-fearing nation is through the "republican form of government" that's already guaranteed by our Constitution, they will be compelled by their faith to support the Constitution Party. My God Given Rights 8 of 17 www.cptexas.us Step Four Present Party Platform. In the summer of A.D. 2004, a friend of mine asked me to help draft a platform for a third political party. I thought about it and realized that virtually every modern party platform is divisive. If a platform favors gun-control, it loses the support of the 2nd Amendment advocates. If a platform prohibits abortion, it will lose the support of the right to life people. The more planks you have in your party platform, the fewer supporters you're likely to find. This reality probably explains why neither the Democrats nor the Republicans do much to publicize their entire party platform. They have party platforms, but they are mostly given a low profile because they are more likely to alienate voters than to attract them. So it occurred to me that the most effective party platform would be no platform at all--or at least no platform written by any living man. Therefore, the party platform for the Constitution Party is simply the text and principles of the "Declaration of Independence". These principles were primarily written by Thomas Jefferson and undeniably comprise the foundation for The United States of America. Although the American people are almost totally ignorant of the principles declared in that Declaration, those principles are still celebrated every 4th of July in America's single biggest, uniquely-American holiday. That Declaration and inherent principles are still part of the organic law of these United States. In other words, the Declaration and its principles are still the law of the land. My God Given Rights 9 of 17 www.cptexas.us Who can argue with our platform? What President, Congressman or Judge can publicly deny the principles espoused by the "Declaration of Independence" without publicly admitting that American freedom is dead and remains only as a cynical illusion? Can the Republican Party criticize our platform? Can the Democrats? No. Do you see the power in this platform? It can't be denied, it can't be challenged, it can't be criticized or condemned. No good American, no man or woman who believes in God, no patriot who longs for the reestablishment of the form of government and culture mandated by the Founders can do anything but cheer our platform. Who will stand up and say that the Constitution Party is wrong and without legal foundation to demand the very same principles and form of government espoused by the Founding Fathers? Who will deny the "Declaration of Independence"? No one. What competing political party can present a platform more legitimate than ours? What competing political party can present a platform more compelling and attractive the American people? None. We believe in the God of the Bible and the principles established by our Founders. We offer nothing new with our platform--except understanding of these principles and understanding that they were established by our Founding Fathers and are inherently Godly. Who can stand against such principles in a nation where 80% of the people profess faith in God? Do you see the power in this platform? My God Given Rights 10 of 17 www.cptexas.us Step Five Implement Proven Internet Technology Regardless of however persuasive or powerful our platform may be, realistically, how can we expect to win against the organized might of the Republicans or Democrats? Admittedly, the challenge will be substantial, but the technology to win already exists and had been proven to work. As many of you recall, in A.D. 1998, Jesse "The Body" Ventura--a professional wrestler-- running as a third-party candidate astonished America when he was elected as Governor of Minnesota. Jesse won in part because he had charisma, national name recognition, and he was running against Republican and Democratic nominees that failed to inspire the people. But Jesse won primarily because he implemented a political campaign over the internet. Because his campaign was primarily internet-based, it was inexpensive and easily afforded by a man with considerably less resources that the candidates of the two mainstream parties. And Jesse won because he ran in an "off-year" election when a lot of Republicans and Democrats--normally drawn in massive numbers to the polls during presidential elections-often neglect to vote. Because the Republicans and Democrats couldn't fully muster their "troops" during the A.D. 1998 "off-year" election, it was much easily for Jesse Ventura--backed by a group of dedicated supporters--to win the election. Thus, combine the internet and an off-year election, and third party candidate can win and has done so. My God Given Rights 11 of 17 www.cptexas.us In the A.D. 2004 election, Howard Dean, the Governor of Vermont sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Dean was one of the darkest "dark horses" even to seek the presidency. Initially, his chances of winning the Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency, were dismissed as virtually impossible. However, Dean hired Joe Trippi--an internet technology consultant--to be his political campaign manager. Trippi organized a revolutionary political campaign strategy that was primarily implemented by the internet. The internet strategy was inexpensive but nevertheless raised a phenomenal amount of political campaign contributions. By using the internet to appeal to disaffected voters who would contribute $5 and $10 and $20 each, the Dean campaign raised 640,000 supporters and $50 million in political campaign contributions--more money than any other Democratic candidate in history. In the end, Dean was defeated by his alleged "scream" and the national media's frenzy to discredit him and his candidacy. Nevertheless, using the internet, Dean's campaign came from nowhere to within a whisker of not only winning the Democratic presidential nomination, but also frightening the established political parties. The reason Dean's campaign scared the professional politicians was that Dean was able to directly reach the American people without reliance on "fat cats" or established political party structures. Dean's campaign signaled the death knell for political control by the two main political parties. In A.D. 2004, Joe Trippi wrote a book on the Dean campaign entitled The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. This book describes the internet technology used to (almost) grab the Democratic nomination. If you're interested in running for public office or if you are merely a student of American politics, read Trippi's book. My God Given Rights 12 of 17 www.cptexas.us If you do, you'll see that Trippi predicts that in A.D. 2008 there will be a credible third party candidate for the Presidency of the United States who at least comes close to winning the White House. That candidate will base his campaign on the internet. Point: The technology to allow third-party candidates to win the White House or local dog-catcher has been already tested, proved and described. The Constitution Party intends to implement the same internet technology used by the Dean campaign. And we believe that--driven by the powerful spiritual principles found in the Declaration of Independence--we can attract massive and sudden support from those Americans who believe in the God of the Bible. I'm not talking about establishing another third political party where we can get together, gripe, and hope to win some public office, somewhere, by A.D. 2030. I'm talking about establishing a political party that can win elective offices around the country and at least take a credible shot at the White House in A.D. 2008. This isn't pie in the sky. The technology to run and win exists right now. If God is willing, we can combine the principles of the Declaration of Independence with proven internet technology, to become as big as the Democrats or Republicans in less than four years. It can happen. Step 6: Organize Quickly for Election A.D. 2006 I want hundreds--if not thousands--of Constitution Party candidates to run for public offices. I want candidates who believe in God to grab hold of this party's platform and run their own campaigns for everything from dog catcher to country commission to state representative to governor to U.S. senator. My God Given Rights 13 of 17 www.cptexas.us These campaigns will depend primarily on reaching voters who believe and God and showing them the ungodly nature of democracy. Most candidates will probably fail in their attempt to attract the support of those who believe in God. No matter. Politics is a process, not an event. We take a longer view. We plant seeds today to harvest later. But, if we run enough candidates and if God is willing, we might win 20 or 30 elections across the country. If we can win 20 or 30 elections --even for dog-catcher--we would prove that this party's foundation was sold and attractive to the voters. We would establish political momentum going into any future presidential election year. As you've read, the technology exists and has been proven whereby these multitudes of candidacies need not be expensive or perhaps even time-consuming. A good website, a solid understanding of the principles of this party, an inclination to talk to others, and an opportunity to address various church groups could be enough to cause some candidates to win. Remember, every other year is an "off-year" election. That is, there is no presidential contest. In off-year elections number of voters typically falls off. As a result, a motivated minority can most easily seize public office during the "offyear" elections. If we can find 100 candidates for the U.S. Congress, God willing, I think we can get two or three elected. If we can find 100 candidates for state legislatures, God willing, we might get two or three elected. If we find 25 candidates for the U.S. Senate--God willing--we just might get one or two elected. It won't be easy, but it can be done. Why? Because a party based on spiritual principles will receive the support of almost 100% of its members at the My God Given Rights 14 of 17 www.cptexas.us polls while a party based on secular values can only expect 35 to 40% of its supporters to actually bother to vote in an off-year election. If we can find and motivate enough to those how believe in God to support this party, they will show up on election day, and they will vote as an act of spiritual obligation to God. In a presidential election, only about 50% of the eligible voters bother to vote. That mean the winning candidate can be elected to office with the support of only 26% of the eligible voters. In an "off-year" (non-presidential) election, as little as 40% of the eligible voters may actually turnout to vote. In a twoparty race, the winner need only receive the votes of about 21% of the eligible voters. In a three-party race, a candidate could be elected with the votes of as little as 14% of the eligible voters. Think about it. Can you find 14% of the people in your area who believe in God and can be helped to understand that democracy is atheistic and collectivist? If you can reach just 14% who really believe in their faith, and if you can help them understand how both the Republican and Democratic parties have embraced an ungodly form of government for over 70 years, they will be compelled by their faith to vote for you. Fourteen per cent. As little as 14% of the eligible voters might be enough to actually win some elections. That's very few. And it's doable. And while the Republicans and Democrats must primarily mine their votes from among the secular individuals who already vote, over half of America's eligible voters usually refuse to vote. But 80% of those non-voters believe in God. How many of them might vote for the first time in years if My God Given Rights 15 of 17 www.cptexas.us they saw a candidate and party that was based in spiritual principles rather than secular ambitions? Using the strategy outlined here, you could reach and motivate voters who are normally so disgusted by the political process that they refuse to vote. And if you could motivate some of those non-voters to get vote, could you win an election? God willing, Yes. But time is short. Modern election laws apparently require that all candidates be signed up to run prior to December 31st of the prior election year. That means we have to reach and inspire candidates every year and to seek whatever signatures are required to put the Constitution Party on various state ballots. We must act quickly. Step 7 Organize for Election A.D. 2008. By A.D. 2008, we'll have had plenty of time to implement the principles and technology of the Constitution Party. If God is willing, we will win public offices throughout the USA and we will make a credible run for the presidency of the United States. By A.D. 2008, we can push this entire country back to a republican form of government and a recognition of God's sovereignty. It can be done. Step 8 Maintain Complete openness and honesty. My God Given Rights 16 of 17 www.cptexas.us There will be nothing sneaky or hidden about the Constitution Party. We will openly publish our principles, strategies and plans right here on the website for everyone to see. We will be open to public scrutiny because 1) we have nothing to hide; and 2) the Republican and Democrats can't emulate our strategies. Once you grasp the potential power of the principles and technology on which this party is built, you might be afraid that the Republicans and Democrats can "steal" that power and use it in their own parties. I see no threat of that happening. Both the Republicans and Democratic parties have embraced the national democracy for over 70 years. Not one member of either party has made a credible effort to warn the people of the atheistic and collectivist nature of democracy. If either of those parties would stand up now and expose democracy as unconstitutional, who would believe them? After 70 years of allowing the American people to be stripped of their God-given, unalienable Rights, who would believe a claim by the Republican or Democratic parties that they were now going to stop that treason and reinstitute the "republican form of government"? In my estimation, the Republican and Democratic parties are virtually incapable of admitting the problem with democracy without admitting by implication that those parties have been bound in persistent treason for 70 years. Step 9 My God Given Rights 17 of 17 www.cptexas.us Encourage People's participation and modification of strategies. Except for using the "Declaration of Independence" as our party platform, all of our strategies and tactics will be subject to the control or commentary of the candidates and supporters of this party. We won't even try to tell our candidates what to say or do. As long as they first embrace the principles found in the Declaration, they do whatever they think is best to win election. Similarly, if the people of this party find that the strategies or explanations presented on this website are incomplete or subject to improvement, they can submit their comments, and we'll try to implement every improvement we are able to understand. Join with us at www.CPTexas.us and let’s get started.