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  • Saturday, May 10, 2014, event

    Saturday, May 10, 2014, event

    The next event for Marylanders for Constitutional Governance, the Official Constitution Party Maryland state affiliate, is Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 11 am to 2 pm at the below location in Carroll County, Maryland.
     
    Save-A-Patriot Fellowship
    5 South Center Street
    Alley Building
    Westminster, Maryland 21157

    Their building has Double white French doors.

    Guest Speaker: Bill Samuel, President, Consistent Life

    Bill will discuss "Protecting All Life: Peace and Nonviolence is Part of Being
    Pro-Life"

    Bio: Bill Samuel became active in the peace and civil rights movements while still a child, and later felt led to include pro-life work on abortion as a part of this witness. He sees this involvement in these issues as part of his Christian faith.

    Politically, his focus is on the protection of all life, not on an ideology or a party.

    In his 20's, Bill worked for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund.

    Later, he had a career as a civil servant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working for much of his career in the Office of Inspector General watching to see that the EPA was spending tax dollars efficiently and for the purposes for which funds were appropriated. He is now retired.

    For much of his life, Bill has been active in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), serving in leadership positions from the local to the international levels.  

    Currently he is part of two faith communities, one a new Christian Quaker community called Friends of Jesus - DC Metro Area, and the other the unaffiliated Cedar Ridge Community Church.

    Bill has served as President of Consistent Life since 2005.

    His pro-life activity also includes more than a dozen years serving as a Male Presence at the Rockville Pregnancy Clinic. He was a Vietnam-era draft resister.

    Bill lives in Rockville with Young, his wife of 37 years.

    About Consistent Life:

    Mission Statement: We are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, the death penalty and euthanasia. We believe that these issues are linked under a 'consistent ethic of life'.

    We challenge those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected.

    Purpose Statement: We serve the anti-violence community by connecting issues, building bridges, and strengthening the case against each kind of socially-approved killing by consistently opposing them all.

    Consistent Life's origins can be traced back to a group called Prolifers for Survival created during the Vietnam War era to tie together the issues of peace and being pro-life on abortion.

    A concern to broaden the movement resulted in a conference in 1987, which established the Seamless Garment Network. The name was later changed to Consistent Life.

    Consistent Life seeks to unite organizations and individuals from various points on the ideological spectrum and the faith spectrum around a common commitment to protect all human life.  

    Many member groups and individuals focus on just one or two of the life issues, but belong to Consistent Life to show their understanding that this is part of a larger movement.

    Their website is www.consistent-life.org/

    The event will be held in the room to the right as you enter the building & is free.

    You may eat & drink in the room.

     

    Everyone is welcome.


    There's plenty of free parking in front & to the side of the building.


    There will be petitions for people to sign so the Constitution Party can regain ballot access in Maryland.


    Several of us will go to lunch after the event at Maggie's Restaurant & Pub located 1/2 mile from the event at the below address


    310 East Green Street

    Westminster, Maryland 21157


    Their website is www.maggieswestminster.com/  


    Please go to www.mapquest.com for directions.


    If you have any questions, please call Michael Bertocchi at 301-814-2005 or send him an email mike1970@aol.com


    Not an official Save-A-Patriot event.


    The location of the meeting shall not be construed or implied as a promotion or endorsement of the Constitution Party or its provisional association, its platform, candidates, supporters or meeting presenters, by its hosts.


    The Constitution Party and Marylanders for Constitutional Governance wish to express gratitude to our host site for their hospitality.



    Posted Apr 13, 2014, 11:44 AM by Website Administrator
  • Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26 events
    Constitution Party National event Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26 in Memphis

    Speakers include Constitution Party National Executive Board Member, 2008 Vice Presidential candidate, Vietnam War Marine Corps Combat Veteran, & possible '16 Presidential candidate Darrell Castle; fmr. USMC Gunnery Sergeant Randy Stufflebeam; Four Term Missouri State Legislator Cynthia Davis; 2012 Vice Presidential candidate James Clymer; & others.

    All are welcome. You don't have to be a registered Constitution Party voter to attend.

    Location

    Fogelman Executive Conference Center (on the University of Memphis campus)

    330 Innovation Drive

    Memphis, Tennessee  38152-6481

    901-678-5410

    Registration Information:

    Early-bird Registration: $160, by March 28th

    Regular Registration: $175, between March 29th and April 11th

    Late Registration: $190, after April 11th

    Student Fee: $135

    Go to the below link for more information

    constitutionparty.com/get-involved/events/




    Posted Mar 29, 2014, 12:59 PM 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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