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OF Marylanders for  Constitutional governance

 

We are the official Maryland state affiliate of

the national Constitution Party 

 

Association Organizational Meetings

  • Constitution Party National November 16 & 17, 2018, event

    Constitution Party National Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2018, event in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas


    Keynote Speaker: Charles Key

    Charles Key is the principal of Key Financial Services, an independent financial services firm specializing in Retirement, Financial Planning, and Insurance Services.  

    He has been helping individuals, families, retirees, and business owners reach their goals for 26 years using safe money concepts and common sense solutions to their financial planning needs.

    Mr. Key has lived in Oklahoma City for 51 years, has been an active member of local & national organizations, & specializes in “Safe Money Concepts & Solutions.”

    Charles served in the Oklahoma Legislature for 18 years. Having served under both Democratic and Republican leadership, he has unique insight into the way state government really works. 

    A life-long activist in the liberty movement, former State Rep. Key has been fighting for openness and transparency in government for over 30 years. One of his greatest personal achievements was passage of the Tenth Amendment Resolution which has now been adopted by over half of state legislatures in the union.

    He was instrumental in the Grand Jury investigation into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Federal building and published a 600 page study about it, “The Final Report”  


    Charles has appeared in over 600 programs in broadcast & print media on a variety of subjects.  Appearances include CBS News,  Fox News,  CNN,  Court TVHannity & ColmesThe O’Reilly Factor,  Michael Reagan, etc


    REGISTRATION DETAILS
     
    Location:

    Embassy Suites SOUTH by Dallas Hilton DFW Airport
    4650 West Airport Freeway
    Irving, TX 75062

    Phone 972-790-0093 (Please mention that you are with the Constitution Party for the $129.00 per night rate)

    Date: 

    Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Hotel room rate $129.00 per night  (This is $20.00 less per night than at Denver)

    Good through October 25, 2018


    $180.00 which includes all meals: (lunch on Friday and Saturday.  Also included the banquet meal on Friday night.  

    A hot breakfast is also included the morning following each night’s stay). Snacks are served each night from 5:30 to 7:30 pm during the reception time.

    Early bird registration of $180.00 is good through October 25, 2018

    Post Early Bird registration $200.00

    More Information About Charles Key

    Licensing: Oklahoma Life, Health, Accident, Property & Casualty. (Regulated by the

    Oklahoma Depart. of Insurance) securities licensed, series 6 & 63 1992-95 & 2003-06.

    Old Surety Life Insurance Company 2006- present.

    Served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives 1986-1998, 2006-2012
    Oklahoma House: Chair of the Insurance Committee, Judiciary, Financial Services, Retirement, Commerce, Industry & Labor, Education, Corrections, Rules, Banking & Finance. Asst. Floor Leader, Minority Whip.

    Executive Director of Fully Informed Jury Association

    Delegate to China: American Council of Young Political Leaders (1987 & 2009)
    Charles has four children and one granddaughter and one grandson. He and his wife Janice (a public school teacher for 10 years) are active members of Northwest Church of Christ.  

    Charles has served as a deacon and served on mission trips to India, Guyana and Australia.  He enjoys spending time with his family and backpacking and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

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    STOLEN GOVERNMENT

    WHY YOUR REPRESENTATIVE CANNOT REPRESENT YOU,

    AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.

    By Charles Key

    Outline

    1: Representatives Cannot Represent

    2: The Tyranny of the Rules

    3: Protecting the Status Quo

    4: How Good Legislators Go Bad

    5: Government by the People – the Proposal for Open Government

    6: Three Avenues for Change

    7: Answering Objections

    8: What Can I Do?

    Abstract:

    The person you elected to protect your interests and propose policy on your behalf has no assurance of being able to do anything because all the legislative power in the state is concentrated in the hands of the Senate President Pro Tempore (Pro Tempe) and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Speaker).

    It does not matter what our elected officials want to accomplish on our behalf.  The Pro Tempe and the Speaker meet in secret caucuses and in private offices to decide which bills to hear and which bills to kill.


    I will outline for you one of the biggest reasons why representative government does not work as it once did. This problem exists in almost every state and in Congress. 

    When you understand what this problem is, you will clearly see that it underlies many other issues, and that changing it will help make other reforms possible. 

    I am going to teach you the step-by-step system you can use to fix this problem in your state. Once you see what needs to be done, you will be prepared to take action and remove a major barrier to true representative government.


    Posted Oct 7, 2018, 11:37 AM by Website Administrator
  • Constitution Party attending Saturday, August 18, 2018, Ron Paul Institute Peace & Prosperity Conference: Media and War!

    The Constitution Party of Maryland & the Constitution Party of Virginia are Silver Level Host Committee Members of the below event.

    Proponents of peace and prosperity will gather again in Northern Virginia from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, August 18, 2018, to call for a change in our foreign policy, to get the latest on the war on the independent media, to hear thoughtful and inspiring speakers, and to make new acquaintances and re-connect with old ones.

    The event is at the below location.

    Marriott Washington Dulles Airport
    45020 Aviation Drive
    Sterling, Virginia 20166

    Yes, the Ron Paul Institute is coming back to town!

    The third annual Ron Paul Institute Washington, DC, Peace and Prosperity Conference includes a special focus on the symbiosis between the mainstream media and the warfare state.

    How does the mainstream media promote war and how does the war machine promote the mainstream media?

    How do the militarist interventionists collude with the mainstream media to prevent alternative media from having a voice?

    Remember "Prop Or Not"?

    The Atlancic Council?

    “Hamilton 68"?

    How does the US government misuse its citizens' money to propagandize them into supporting endless, winless, pointless wars?

    To propagandize them into viewing any alternative media questioning the permanent warfare state as "unpatriotic" or even "agents of a foreign power"?

    Keynote speaker will be retired US Representative and former three-time US presidential candidate Ron Paul.

    And a great line-up of the most cutting-edge thinkers on the topic of media and war:

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb: essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader, and risk analyst.

    Author of New York Times Bestselling books, The Black Swan  ("one of the twelve most influential books since World War II") and Skin in the Game, among others

    Gerald Celente: World renowned trends forecaster and founder of the Trends Research Institute.

    Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: former chief-of-staff to US Secretary of State Colin Powell. Professor, William and Mary University. Ron Paul Institute Board Member.

    Col. Douglas Macgregor: A frequent guest on the top-ranked Tucker Carlson show, Col. Macgregor is a decorated combat veteran, Ph.D. and author of four books.

    John W. Whitehead: founder and president of the non-profit, champion of civil liberties, Rutherford Institute.

    James Jatras: Attorney, former US State Department official, and former US Senate senior staffer. View his article archive here.

    Caitlin Johnstone: Self-described "rogue journalist" focusing on war, peace, coalition-building, ruffling establishment feathers.

    Daniel McAdams: Former Ron Paul Congressional staffer. Ron Paul Institute executive director. Co-host, Ron Paul Liberty Report.

    Paul-Martin Foss: Former Ron Paul Congressional staffer and US House Financial Services Committee staffer.

    Adam Dick: Former Ron Paul Congressional staffer. Author, A Tipping Point for Liberty: Exposing and Defeating Leviathan Government.  Senior Fellow, Ron Paul Institute.

    Norman Singleton: Former Ron Paul Congressional staffer. President, Campaign for Liberty.

    Chris Rossini: author, Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Ron Paul Liberty Report co-host and webmaster.

    Conference tickets include coffee and tea throughout the day as well as a full, hot lunch.

    The cost to attend is $175 per person.

    Please contact Daniel McAdams at dmcadams@ronpaulinstitute.org






    Posted Aug 14, 2018, 4:27 PM by Website Administrator
  • Constitution Party attending June 7 - 9, 2018, Road to Majority conference
    Constitution Party attending
    Road to Majority conference


    The Constitution Party has a table at the Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9, 2018, Road to Majority conference hosted by the Faith & Freedom Coalition at the below location.

    Omni Shoreham Hotel
    2500 Calvert Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20008

    More than 2,000 grassroots activists from across the country plan to attend.

    The purpose of the conference is to energize, train, and equip activists on voter registration, voter education, get-out-the-vote, lobbying their legislature, talking with the media, building a precinct organization, and utilizing social media to mobilize supporters.

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


    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 about the conference including how to register, conference schedule, invited speakers, tickets prices, etc. please go to www.ffcoalition.com

    If you have any questions feel free to contact Constitution Party of Maryland chairman Michael R. Bertocchi at mike1970@aol.com or 301-814-2005




    Posted May 5, 2018, 11:54 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!
    

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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