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  • Constitution Party attending February 21 - 24, 2018, Conservative Political Action Conference
    Constitution Party attending
    Conservative Political Action Conference

    The Constitution Party will have a booth at the Wednesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 24, 2018, Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the below location.

    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
    201 Waterfront Street
    National Harbor, Maryland 20745

    Thanks to a generous donation by Jeff Bothen and under the leadership of Scott Copeland (Chairman of the Constitution Party of Texas/Constitution Party National Executive Committee member), a team has been put together to ensure that the Constitution Party booth will be what everyone is talking about at CPAC 2018.

    The focus of the Constitution Party at CPAC will be on promoting the party's "Three Pillars" of good government policies.

    Pillar One INTEGRITY

    We are committed to restoring honesty, integrity, and accountability to government.

    Do you laugh when you hear a politician say that they are a person of honesty and integrity?

    Do you disbelieve just about every promise that political candidates make when running for office?

    Do you think that this is the proper relationship between the people and their elected officials?

    The Constitution Party solemnly makes this promise to you:

    We will hold all our party officers and leaders strictly accountable for their conduct.

    They will be held to the highest ethical standards in dealing with the public, donors, government officials, and candidates.

    Corrupt candidates come from corrupt parties. Honest and honorable candidates can only come from a party that insists that all its leaders have the same characteristics.

    When interviewing potential candidates, a history and reputation of their character, integrity, and commitment to honesty will be just as important as their commitment to Constitution Party principles.

    We will only be seeking candidates that accept and recognize that all elected officials are Public Servants.

    We are seeking Representatives, not Rulers.

    Most importantly, Constitution Party candidates will be strongly encouraged to sign a contract with the voters that lists the campaign promises that they will guarantee to accomplish while in office or face consequences.

    WHY A CONTRACT? When you deal with businesses and people that you do not know, the contract is the instrument that we use to ensure that both parties will keep their promises.

    Our politicians have shown that they cannot be trusted with their promises and we are not going to ask you to trust us.

    We will EARN IT  by signing a contract that specifically lists the promises that our candidate makes and requires them to keep them.

    The Constitution of the United States is a contract between the government and the people. Why should candidates be exempted from a contract?

    Pillar Two LIBERTY

    We feel that: “Government is the most ineffective, inefficient, and most expensive way to get anything done.”

    As such, we are offering innovative and effective non-government solutions to the country’s social spending issues.

    Are you tired of government spending trillions of dollars on social issues and the problem seems to be getting worse?

    Do you think that we should SOLVE the issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness instead of just FUNDING them?

    Do you feel that most of the money that is taken from you for social spending is just ending up in the pockets of government bureaucrats and organizations that donate heavily to politicians?

    The Constitution Party boldly declares to America that:

    The Federal Government should only be involved in government roles as outlined in the Constitution.

    The best government is local government.

    As a society, we should be solving social spending issues via non-government organizations that want to SOLVE the problem, not just FUND the problem.

    We should seek out those organizations that have the best solutions.

    The solution is to slowly and responsibly transition America from ineffective government programs to effective non-government institutions.

    Our solution will ensure that recipients of current government programs are still cared for but allows for more effective solutions to be implemented.

    The solution is not to simply cut funding and abandon those that need our help. Instead, we need to responsibly ensure that we fulfill our social responsibilities to take care of those in need.

    We also need to work on SOLVING the problems and coming up with innovative programs that will help restore American families to being productive citizens that are self-sufficient and able to pursue the happiness that America offers to all.

    Government has had plenty of time and plenty of money. 

    They have proven that they aren't effective in resolving these complex issues.

    It is time for a change.

    Pillar ThreePROSPERITY

    We want to create the greatest economy for the U.S. that the world has ever seen.

    We will do so by restoring True Capitalist (vice Crony Capitalist) principles to our economic policies.

    Are you aware that over 50% of all small businesses will fail within 3 years and that only 33% of all businesses can make it to 10 years?

    Does that sound like a country of prosperity and opportunity to you?

    Did you know that government involvement in business is listed as one of the largest factors for these failures?

    Did you know that Small Businesses make up 99.7% of the businesses in the United States yet share a higher tax burden than the large corporations that make up the 0.3%?

    Is This Fair? Is This Right? Is This Healthy for Our Economy?

    The Constitution Party believes:

    That Small Businesses, not large corporations, are the key to a healthy economy.

    That True Capitalism is achieved by allowing strong competition among companies.

    In order to have the best pricing, the best products, and the best services, you need to ensure that every company has an even playing field and can fairly compete for our business.

    That job creation comes from business creation and growth.

    Removal of restrictive government regulation, fees, and taxes combined with responsible trade agreements with foreign governments will ensure massive business and job growth.

    It is both dangerous and illogical to think that we can have a sustainable economy without having manufacturing in our country. We need to start producing the products that we use if we want jobs and economic security.

    True Capitalism rejects restrictive government taxation and over regulation of businesses.

    Government should only be involved to keep things fair, keep us safe, and prevent criminal activity.

    Businesses can't be the government piggy bank for supporting uncontrolled spending habits. 

    For more information please contact Constitution Party of Maryland chairman Michael R. Bertocchi at mike1970@aol.com or 301-814-2005

    Posted Dec 26, 2017, 10:45 AM by Website Administrator
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The Times ... They Are A-Changin'

        We have been witness to the turning of the tide in the political landscape in the wake of the 2010 election cycle results. The Constitution Party of Maryland, in its first ever election season to run a record 10 candidates for partisian public offices across the Maryland, spurred discussion and forced candidates to answer the tough questions many just wished to avoid. 
        We have now had to face a stark reality - the loss of our party's ballot access status in the State of Maryland. The Constitution Party, like the other four recognized state political parties, was required by Maryand Election Law to have garnered one percent of the total registered voters in the State affiliated with the party (34,935 required voter registrants), or our gubernatorial ticket of Knowles/Hargadon would have need to obtain one percent of the total votes cast in that race (18,579 required votes) in order to retain that status. We, like the other two non-principle parties, were unsuccessful in meeting either of the statutory thresholds.  
        There is one other method of obtaining this recognized state political party status - the petition. This method is required of all new parties to submit 10,000 valid petition signatures to gain recognized status. The administration of the State Board of Elections allows a provisional period for those parties that have been unsuccessful in retaining their ballot access to submit a petition before it decertifies the party and notifies its registrants of the loss with an option to chose another affiliation or become unaffiliated.
For this cycle, that administrative deadline was March 7, 2011.
        The Constitution Party of Maryland made an aggressive effort to obtain those 10,000 petition signatures, but in the end fell significantly short. Therefore, for now, the Constitution Party of Maryland will cease to be a state political party and will not be able to field candidates for partisian elections.
        For now, is the the operative term: we do not intend for this to be the end. Which is why the outgoing chairman, Michael Dawson, and those who have served honorably as the State Central Committee, have given us the structure of a provisional organization to primarily work toward again obtaining ballot access with petition drives, and strategic planning, as well as carrying on the efforts of the Constitution Party. You can read more about this in the amended Constitution page of this site.
        Effective March 30, 2011, our "Article VI" provisional organization will commence the next phase of the organization. 'Marylanders for Constitutional Governance: An Association of the Constitution Party of Maryland' (MdCG) will be the name of this provisional organization and it will take the lead in the petitioning efforts across the State.  As the current operating State Central Committee is dissolved under the provisions of Article VI, a new Board of Directors leadership will emerge as the governing body. 
        As lovers of liberty, we encourage you to join with this group, regardless of your political affiliation, to help move forward the a Restoration of the Republic!

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Marylanders for

Constitutional Governance

A Message from our Former Party Chairman

Why the Constitution Party: What we stand for...

        The Constitution Party of Maryland is focused on attracting, equiping and delivering candidates to you, the voters in the State of Maryland. Candidates who have proven to be Constitutionalists and who will declare their oath of officeto be the defining factor of their service in office.
        Assuredly, we are not a protest group. Petitioning the government for a redress of grievences has its time and place, but now is not the time nor the place. Protests, in and of themselves, are little more than fighting over the scraps left at the table by those who feast heartily on our dime. As the Constitution Party, we are here to take our rightful place at the table of Maryland governance. 
        We offer a place of refuge to those who value the principles on which this great nation was founded. A place to nurture and develop a voter group that can and will outnumber the principal political parties in Maryland politics. We are NOT a third-party, we are a viable challenger to the way you always thought it had to be. 
        We have watched those with whom we entrusted our conservative principles betray us. Those who promised to vote less government and lower taxes have, once in office, chosen the path of least resistance. They decided it was best to follow a policy of “go along to get along.” And, once challenged, we have watched them fold time and time again. We have listened to their mush-mouthed speeches that not only failed to inspire the base, but have given energy and momentum to the misguided progressives. 
        The words of Thomas Jefferson and the wise, principled men who attached their names, and thereby their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, to the Declaration of Independence, ring as true today as they did 235 years ago.     
        Jefferson speaks of unalienable rights given to man by God. Government cannot grant, alter, nor take away these rights. Its sole purpose is to protect these rights for everyone. The rights to Life, to be free from intrusion, and of self-determination are integral to the human condition. They are not exclusive to the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment, the original thirteen colonies or the geopolitical boundaries of the United States of America -- they are universal truths. The difference is our Constitution establishes provisions to protect these God-given rights.         
        These things being said, it is, just as our founders proclaimed, the duty of government to secure these rights to the people. Unfortunately, our government has fallen into the same power-grab and corrupted authority as that of the King George III in the years leading up to the Revolution. 
        But don't be mistaken, this isn't all about finger-pointing. It’s not all their fault – we have been complicit in their tyrannical approach. We have been greedy and allowed them to buy our silence in exchange for our comfort. Nineteenth century French political philosopher and observer of the American political system, Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote in his 1833 publication Democracy in America, “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” 
        We have become likened to slaves to the government, through exorbitant taxes, through over-reaching and over-arching laws and regulations. But the reality is that we are only as enslaved as we allow others to enslave us. The time is now that we stand up and boldly declare that the principles on which our nation was founded are just as true as they were in Philadelphia during the summer of 1776.

Getting Involved

Becoming an Association Volunteer
        We cannot accomplish our goals without your help. Won't you consider joining the effort? 
        Will you consider volunteering to help organize and get the word out about the party and our candidates in your community, or how about in your county? Or maybe you could help in gathering petition signatures that will recertify the Constitution Party here in Maryland through 2014. Or maybe you would be interested in organizing or helping to organize petition drives where you live.
        If you what to become part of the effort to restore our State and our nation to principled Constitutional governance, please consider joining us.

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