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OF Marylanders for  Constitutional governance

 

We are the official Maryland state affiliate of

the national Constitution Party 

 

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  • Saturday, August 6, 2016, event

    The next event for Marylanders for Constitutional Governance, the Official Constitution Party Maryland state affiliate, will be Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 9:30 am to 4 pm at the below location in Washington, DC.

    The Bing Building

    1200 18th Street NW

    7th Floor

    Washington DC 20036

    Metro station: Farragut North station on the Red Line

    Exit station using CONNETICUT AVE & L ST NW exit. Walk approx. 1 block NW on Connecticut Ave NW.

    Turn left on M St NW.

    Walk a short distance W on M St NW.

    You may also park on the street or a nearby public parking garage.

    Guest Instructor: Mark Herr, President and co-founder of the Center for Self Governance will teach a Level One class in person -- see below after information about the organization.

    This same Level One class was offered Saturday, July 23 in Westminster, Maryland where we had 16 attendees so we wanted to offer it again, but this time in Washington, DC because several people couldn't attend July 23.

    We will take breaks during the class.

    People who took the Five Level classes by the Center for Self Governance used their knowledge to defeat former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor who represented Virginia's 7th Congressional district & helped elect U.S. House of Representatives Dave Brat who currently represents Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

    Eric Cantor was the first sitting House majority leader to lose a primary since the position was created in 1899.

    The Center for Self Governance is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to training citizens in applied civics, founded on the belief in the capacity of mankind for self governance.

    What Is Self Governance

    Self governance is exercising your individual liberty, personal responsibility, and civic authority to control instituted government.

    What They Do

    As citizens, we often lack the political knowledge, skills and ability to articulate our desire to make the policy changes necessary to keep our government to its proper role.

    Modern civics training teaches conventional political theories.

    The Center for Self Governance (CSG) teaches unconventional, tried and tested techniques in applied civics proven to Keep the Republic.

    CSG training puts you, the citizen, in the drivers seat of self governance.

    You choose the issues, candidates, and agendas to address, just as our government of, by, and for the people was designed.

    Their Mission

    Train the governed to take daily actions that preserve and share management of their governance systems as a Keep The Republic (KTR) Team within their political subdivisions.

    Vision

    The governed are using their liberty daily to preserve and share management of their governance systems as KTR Teams in every political subdivision within the republic.

    Mark Herr will teach the below Level One class in person. Below is the cost

    $50 for adults

    $15 for someone under 18 years old if their parent also registers & pays to attend the class.

    $20 for someone under 18 years old if their parent doesn't also register & pays for the class.

    Mark Herr Sr. is a U.S. Air Force retiree, president and co-founder of the nonprofit educational institution The Center for Self Governance (CSG).

    Since 2012, Mark has been traveling across the country training citizens to inform discretion, instruct delegated authority, and control instituted government.

    Led by the vision of the Founding Fathers, Mark works tirelessly to further the Center for Self Governance’s mission to institutionalize self-governance across the United States.

    Under his leadership, CSG has trained over 2000 people across 18 states to date.

    CSG graduates have had Legislative and Election cycle successes at the School, City, County, State and Federal levels of government.

    Mark generally works seven days per week, lighting brushfires of freedom across the country.

    He spends what remaining time he has dreaming of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

    Below is a link to Frequently Asked Questions.

    centerforselfgovernance.com/faq.php

    If you'd like to attend please click on the below link to first register then use your username & password to pay for this class with a credit card because the class is limited to 25 people.

    centerforselfgovernance.com/classes.php?p_id=DC

    For more information about the Level One class and Center for Self Governance please call Class Development Director Mishelle Perkins at 615-566-5395 (Tennessee) or click on the below link

    centerforselfgovernance.com/index.php

    Please contact Mike Henderson at mike_henderson_2000@yahoo.com if you have further questions regarding the venue or parking because he helped coordinate this class and will attend.

    All are welcome to attend.

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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!
    

Where the Voices of Patriots and Voters come Together,

 

From the Mountains to the Shore

From the Fields to the Streets

 

We are ...

 

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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