Thursday, May 5, 2011
Constitution Party National Committee Urges
Virgil Goode To Seek Its Presidential Nomination!
Constitution Party National Committee Urges
Virgil Goode To Seek Its Presidential Nomination!
The National Committee of the Constitution Party, meeting in Harrisburg, PA, has, by unanimous resolution, adopted on April 30, 2011, put itself on record urging former Virginia Congressman, Virgil Goode, to seek the Presidential nomination of the Constitution Party!
Immediately upon conclusion of Virgil Goode's speech; one in which he extolled the virtues of protecting America's national sovereignty, condemned foreign aid and demanded the the United States start taking care of America's problem first instead of meddling in the affairs of the rest of the world, providing a rousing climax to the 2011 Spring National Committee of the Constitution Party; a motion from the floor was made, urging Goode to seek the Constitution Party's Presidential nomination. Th motion was quickly seconded and was passed unanimously by the party's national committee.
(The full text will be available in a later edition)
This resolution should not be confused with a nomination (which can only be made by the national convention--the highest authority of the national party) nor even an outright endorsement, however it can certainly be viewed as a statement of deep appreciation for Virgil Goode's activities in the Constitution Party over the past two years and may equally be viewed as a clear statement that the National Committee views Virgil Goode as an excellent choice to be the Constitution Party nominee for President of the United States and for that reason strongly encourages him to seek its nomination.
Goode has made it clear to members in private and public comments at the meeting and prior thereto that he has a strong interest in seeking the party's nomination, though he has made no public announcement to that effect as of yet. Many Constitution Party leaders are hopeful that Goode has a strong campaign well underway by the time of the Constitution Party National Convention in mid-April of 2012, and it was hoped that this resolution would encourage him to take the steps necessary to become a full fledged candidate.
By every measure...attendence...energy and enthusiasm....reception for the speakers....and simply in terms of overall accomplishment...the Spring 2011 Constitution Party National Committee Meeting and Conference in Harrisburg was considered a major triumph! Many said it was the best they ever attended, though travel for many of the members coming from the South and Midwest got off to a very rocky start due to storms across much those parts of the country.
Once everyone was finally assembled--and even before some arrived-- the meeting hit a positive stride on Friday morning with dramatic presentations by Ohio's Robert Owens, and Pennyslvania's Peg Luksik on Friday morning followed by a tour of the beautiful Pennsylvania State Capitol Building. On Friday afternoon John McManuns, president of the John Birch Society, provided a sobering picture of the history of the United Nations and Chelene Nightingale put the magic of her dynamic personality on display during a powerfully motivational address where she reviewed her 2010 campaign for Governor in California and exhorted everyone to continue to make the greatest possible effort to build the Constitution Party.
The Friday Night banquet featured a lively auction conducted by Midwestern StatesCo-Chairmen, Randy Stufflebeam (IL) and Scott Bartlett (SD) which raised money for the national committee's operational fund.
The featured speaker, Sheriff Richard Mack received a thunderous standing ovation after he completed his address on the role of the County Sheriff in saving our Republic. Mack endorsed numerous Constitution Party candidates in 2010, It is certainly hoped that he will not be a stranger at Constitution Party events in the future. Many at the meeting voiced a hope that he would play a high profile role for the Constitution Party in the upcoming 2012 election.
Also highlighting the banquet were two awards presented to three term national CP chairman, Jim Clymer--the America First Award presented on behalf the the Constitution Party's National Veterans Coalition and the Excellence in Leadership Award presented on behalf of the Lancaster (PA) County Committee of the Constitution Party.
The energy remained at a high level on Saturday the 3oth. The morning was kicked-off with an informative and entertaining portrait of Pennsylvania provided by Jim Panyard, former President of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association, followed by an intriguing and warmly received review of the current political situation, including the work of the so-called Human Rights Tribunals, provided by Victor Chiasson a political conservative from Ottawa Canada with very close ties to the Constitution Party. Without a doubt, Dr.Taylor Haynes of Wyoming, who secured about 8% of the vote as a write-in candidate for Governor in 2010 was one of the real crowd favorites. A newcomer to the Constitution Party, Dr. Haynes is a man of enormous personal accomplishment--any one of the items on his lengthy resume' would probably thrill most us--yet great humility. His discussion of the 2010 campaign, which he centered on the Constitution and the Ten Commandments, inspired everyone in attendance. Darrell Castle provided an information packed overview of the situation in the Middle East raising very justifiable questions concerning the role that has been played by the United States over the years in the part of the world. His presentation brought specific praise from the last speaker, former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode who, as noted above said that it is time that America start taking care of its own serious problems rather than trying to cure the rest of worlds ails. The general consensus was that it was Goode's finest and most powerful address since he first started attending Constitution Party national meetings in 2009 and was a portent of great things to come.
The following is gallery (of admittedly tiny photos) collected from the Constitution Party's official Facebook page. These and many more are available on that Facebook page and in larger dimensions, too. It looks like you may have to guess which names go where. (We tried, but the sub-titles seem to get scrambled on transmission)
Indiana Constitution Party State Organization Meeting
Saturday, May 14 · 12:00pm - 4:00pm
655 N. Shadeland Ave.
Please plan to arrive by 12:00pm noon Eastern Standard Time to enjoy lunch with others from our state party (cost of lunch is at your expense). Pay for your meal and then check-in at the check-in table in the back room where we are meeting. Then you are free to get your lunch and fellowship with others from our party.
Official meeting to begin shortly after 1:00pm. Schedule includes election of officers, approval of by-laws, discussion of state party platform, candidacy/ballot access laws, publicity, fundraising and more.
Only members who have filled out their membership applications and have paid their membership dues will be eligible to vote. Must be present to vote. Membership applications will be posted on our website or e-mailed to those on our e-mail list two weeks before the meeting. Guests are allowed to attend and observe.
More details coming soon so stay tuned. Please put this important meeting on your calendar now! If you would like to carpool with others from your area, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have friends or relatives in Indiana please encourage them to support this event with their attendance. Our new Indiana contact, Audrey Queckboerner, has done a magnificent job in bringing the Constitution Party out of the doldrums and the shadows in Indiana and into the light of energetic political activity. She is greatly deserving of everyone's support!
2011 Georgia Constitution Party
State Convention This Saturday!
Georgia Constitution Party
State Chairman, Ricardo Davis
Atlanta - Radio talk show host and religious liberty activist Dr. Jody Hice stated, "The problem of lawlessness, injustice, and graft in our government is rooted in a cultural rejection of God and His moral law. The belief in God calls each of us to a higher authority than ourselves. When our elected officials reject this truth then they are only restrained by negative press that would impact their re-election campaign." Dr. Hice will be one of the leaders addressing the 2011 Constitution Party of Georgia State Convention in Austell on May 7th.
State Chairman Ricardo Davis, who represented the state Georgia at the recent 2011 National Committee Meeting in Harrisburg, PA, noted, "Morality and ethics rooted in the message and Gospel of Jesus Christ was at the foundation of America's system of law and government. It reminds us that elected officials are but stewards of unalienable rights and will stand accountable to Him. Dr. Hice understands that for our state and local government to remove itself from accountability to God is to say they can 'do what is right in their own eyes.' Because Dr. Hice has been a public champion in defense of our liberties we have asked him speak at our convention on why the Gospel must be the foundation of our efforts to restore the American Republic."
Dr. Hice has been at the forefront of some of the cultural battles here in Georgia. In the area of religious liberty he was one of the leading spokesmen in Barrow County's fight with the ACLU over the right to post the Ten Commandments at the courthouse. During that time he founded Ten Commandments Georgia to inform citizens in Georgia of the moral issues facing Georgians and illustrate the legal, political, and spiritual consequences of inaction. He also hosts a daily radio program entitled "The Jody Hice Show," an outreach of Let Freedom Ring Ministries, a program dedicated to informing listeners of the moral, Constitutional and religious liberty issues facing our nation.
Davis continued, "The Constitution Party of Georgia is the only political party that in its platform 'gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.' Some political parties want the unalienable rights that serve as the foundation of our Constitution but suppress the fact memorialized in the Declaration of Independence that these rights are given to us by our Creator God to whom our Founders were accountable. Others give lip service to such an acknowledgement but by their actions they reject the Creator's moral law and trample on our rights."
Other speakers include Michael Griffin, Legislative Director of Georgia Right to Life, and Jeff Rayno, former Chatham County Commissioner and Coordinator of the Coastal Empire Constitution Party. The State Convention will be held May 7th at Calvary Baptist Church, 4780 Flint Hill Road in Austell. The cost is $10/person or $30/family. The convention starts at 9 a.m. and ends 4:30 p.m. For more information call 404-671-8502 or visit www.gaconstitutionparty.org
And, last but definitely NOT LEAST.....
HELP BILL ATKINSON WIN IN ALABAMA!! GIVE HIM YOUR CALLS, YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND YOUR PRAYERS!!! Contact Josh Cassity--Alabama CP Chairman to find out how you can help NOW...
EVERYONE!! PLEASE!! TODAY!!!!