The Constitution Party of Maryland is the official state affiliate of the national Constitution Party. The purpose of the Party is to develop an informed, energetic, and effective statewide political organization in order to support the principles, goals, and platforms of the Party as adopted by its Convention and that of the National Convention of the Constitution Party and to secure the election of all duly nominated candidates and electors thereof.
We are a party that believes the American Constitution should be the exclusive basis for the government and policies of the United States of America. We here at the Constitution Party fight for the integrity of the personal liberties of every American citizen, both social and economic.
In the United States today, an ever-expanding government currently challenges those liberties by moving to dictate every aspect of our lives. This threatens to destroy our democracy and the very principals of the republic itself.
The Constitution Party of Maryland is prepared to take action against such an abomination. The movement is growing rapidly and we want you to be a part of it.
The Constitution Party of Maryland cordially invites you, and all like-minded individuals with whom your sphere of influence extends, to help determine the direction of the party. We are here to serve you and thus your feelings and opinions are of the utmost value.
Unlike other parties that offer very few opportunities for the individual to determine their representatives and the platforms thereof, the Constitution Party of Maryland would like you to assist us in that endeavor. With your help, we can choose quality leadership, perhaps even discover new leadership potential among you and your fellow attendees. The greatest natural resource of a nation is its people - so it is imperative that we hear from you!
The goal of the Constitution Party of Maryland is to achieve nothing short of electoral victory. It is only through our combined efforts is victory possible - there can be no compromise in this.
The two-party system works hard to silence our voice, so we must strive even harder to overcome such oppression so that our voice rings loud and reaches every American. If it can be argued that America is no longer the land of the free, we together must prove that it remains the home of the brave!
As the Constitution Party, we are poised to make a significant impact on the face of our state government, if we but only are able to raise up good men and women to to be candidates for public office under the banner of the Party. The Constitution Party is positioning for a candidate in every state-level race in the 2010 general election. This includes the gubernatorial ticket, the comptroller and attorney general, as well as all of the 141 delegate seats and the 47 state senators.
We must remember, it is the legislature and governor seated in this election that will have the responsibility of redrawing Congressional and state Legislative districts with the 2010 Census data currently being collected. We have the awesome opportunity to impact the makeup of the state legislature and the State House. A successful run of the state house and senate seats would be a loud voice from the people that could prevent further gerrymandering of the Congressional Districts — maybe even reverse some of the gerrymandered districts already twisted and manipulated by decades of a progressive single-party legislature, governor, and courts.
This is where we can begin to make massive inroads at taking back our state and our nation. It is at the ballot box. We are calling on all men and women to mobilize, to seek out those whom you respect, those who value the founding principles of our nation and wish to restore the Great State of Maryland to exactly that – a Great State. Encourage them to run for public office, to serve wherever you can to promote liberty. Register to vote, register and vote your principles, not by strategy or default.
The Constitution Party invites all to join us, let’s show those currently in office that their days are numbered and the people can and will speak at the ballot box in 2010. And their voices will be heard and will reverberate across the nation.
This is your “Call to Action” a charge I give to all who will accept the mission. This, I believe, is only the beginning of the people taking back The Free State -- the Great State of Maryland.
The Constitution Party of Maryland was most recently recognized as an official party by the State Board of Elections on August 25, 2008. The party gained ballot access with 12,713 signatures statewide and maintains access though December 31, 2010.
Historically, the party formed in 1995 as the Taxpayers Party of Maryland and, in 1996, was recognized as an official party by the State Administrative Board of Election Laws. Over the next 12 years, the party would receive and lose recognized party status three times, during which time the national party adopted the present Constitution Party name.