It’s time for a new American political party; independent and conservative. Maybe called the American Independent Conservative Party (AICP), maybe CIAP, or ICAP. Whatever, it doesn’t matter much what it’s called.
What matters most is that it is independent of the Democrat and Republican parties; and that it adheres to Conservative principles, but departs from historical political party methods and behaviors.
I began writing this blog before I knew there already was an American Conservative Party. Now that I have discovered it I will provide their link here and insert their creed. I’m pleased to have discovered that there are many people with whom I share a conservative view of how a free and independent people should allow their government to behave.
So without their permission, but I hope with their blessing, here is what I promised:
Please visit their website to learn much more about true conservatism.
The ACP Creed is a belief system of how we feel a just government and its citizens should interact.
Unalienable rights to life and liberty are given to us by our Creator; these rights exist separate from, and are superior to, government.
Individuals are responsible for securing the blessings of liberty through the exercise of their rights.
The individual is sovereign over one's person; their labors constitute a foundation for private property that is not subject to the demands of others.
Governments are formed by the will of the people to secure and defend human liberty.
Law exists to support liberty and mediate disputes where conduct of one infringes upon the rights of another.
The armed forces and law enforcement exist to bolster private defense, not to supplant it.
The American Experiment was born out of these beliefs and it has resulted in a bountiful gain for the human condition.
1. The insert above was modified slightly for presentation here.
2. Please visit the American Conservative Party website to view their Foundation and Principle statements.
It need not support or endorse candidates for the 2012 elections, but it needs to build structure and influence and begin endorsing local, state and national candidates as early as 2013 using primarily modern media technologies and a network of affiliates and associates unlike historical and conventional political parties.
There are many new methods for participating in forums and discussions and to develop platforms and garner constituents without conventional political practices, structures, parties, machines, publicity, advertising, conventions, fundraising, cronyism, corruption, and dirty tricks.
Just compete enthusiastically in the national free market places for ideas.
The other old trappings of historical politics are, or soon will be unnecessary.
And stop talking about “taking back’ or “going back” to anything, talk only about going forward to a new and better government, more responsive and more effective, less wasteful and Constitutionally compliant; and incidentally smaller, cheaper, less corrupt, and less invasive and mettlesome.
If you want to talk about the past, talk about the 65 year old failed socialist policies of the current administration, and their failure to learn from those mistakes, or their apparent unwillingness to learn from their more recent mistakes.
Socialist and communist ideologies are without any sustainable ideas that might ever work for long, they just keep taken things they haven’t earned, and are unwilling to make, until they use up all the resources without investing any capital in resources, people, technology; or saving anything from which to rebuild a free market economic recovery.
And they never seem to learn any better.