The God-given Right to Life is being denied
by governmental action which permits the massive destruction of unborn
infants. Most who support this morally indefensible crime of abortion
also advocate euthanasia (so-called mercy killing) for many of our handicapped
and senior citizens. We favor a Constitutional Amendment to protect
all human life from the moment of conception until the time of natural
death. Our courts and legislatures have proven they cannot be trusted
to protect the gift of Life. Only by enshrining this principle in our
Constitution can we avoid a continuing American holocaust.
Since eternal vigilance is the price of liberty
we favor a sound program of military preparedness. We pray for peace
but we cannot ignore potential threats to our nation. We still strongly
support a peacetime voluntary armed force which was first advocated
by our party.
We believe in national sovereignty and oppose
full or partial surrender of this sovereignty to any international organization.
Our party has pioneered in social reform and
favors assistance to the handicapped, the aged, the chronically ill
and families without a breadwinner. However, action must be taken to
remove the undeserving now on our welfare rolls and to encourage more
recipients to become self-supporting. Unless the crushing tax burden
is eased soon a taxpayers revolt may doom the whole welfare program.
Ordained of God, the family is a sacred institution
and the basic unit on which our society is built. To protect and perserve
that institution we favor: (1) More stringent uniform marriage and divorce
laws; (2) An end to all present tax structures which discriminate against
married people, and (3); A deliberate governmental policy which disallows
any legal benefits of marriage to persons living together in an unmarried
state. We oppose any laws or governmental regulations which conflict
with traditional parental authority and cohesion of the family unit.
We support the separation of Church and State.
We favor tax exemptions for non-profit religious institutions, including
church publishing houses and religious schools. We favor taxation of
all income received by any tax exempt group from business operations
which compete with tax-paying businesses. We oppose the appropriation
of tax money for private religious or sectarian purposes.
We believe in the freedom of the individual
to believe, fellowship, worship, evangelize, educate and establish educational
institutions in accordance with his beliefs. Christian schools, broadcasters
and other religious groups and individuals have suffered religious discrimination
at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Communications
Commission and other federal, state and local agencies and officials.
We pledge to end this activity and to safeguard the precious right of
In most states Republicans and Democrats have
enacted laws which deny other political parties fair access to the ballot.
We will pass laws to end this un-Constitutional two-party monopoly and
restore to all legitimate political parties and to Independents their
Constutional Rights. Ballot status should not be accorded any person
or group which advocates the violent overthrow of our government.
Under the Tenth Amendment, public education
is clearly under the Jurisidiction of the states and the people. We
will end all direct federal aid to and control over education. We protest
the efforts of I.R.S. and other state and federal officials to interfere
with the operation of private Christian schools. These privately financed
institutions are not and should not be subject to governmental interference.
Their tax-free status is a matter of right under our law and not a gift
which can be removed by arbitrary governmental action.
The present Social Security system is discriminatory,
actuarially unsound and destructive of individual initiative. We will
reform the system by: (1) Allowing workers the option of enrolling in
private insurance and retirement plans in lieu of Social Security, and
(2) Placing the system of taxes and payments on a sound actuarial basis
which is fair to payers and to recipients.
Those engaged in agricultural pursuits should
be free from authoritarian control and coercion by the government. Consumers
should not pay artificially contrived higher food prices. We therefore
propose a return to the free market and the elimination of all governmental
controls and subsidies.
Health and Our Environment
We favor legal bans against harmful drugs such
as marijuana, L.S.D., heroin, cocaine etc. Since tobacco is the prime
cause of lung cancer and many other health problems we oppose promotional
advertising and governmental subsidies for tobacco products. We favor
laws by the state and federal governments to protect the right of non-smokers
to breathe air which is uncontaminated by poisonous tobacco smoke.
Massive illegal immigration, tolerated by both
Republican and Democrat parties and our federal government, is causing
severe economic, political and social problems for our nation and her
people. We favor strict enforcement of present immigration laws and
the prompt deportation of all illegal aliens now residing in the United
States. Repeat offenders should be given non-parolable jail sentences
to deter future illegal entry.
Beverage alcohol is the chief cause of poverty,
broken homes, juvenile delinquency, vice, crime, political corruption,
wasted manpower and highway accidents in America. By very conservative
estimates some 24,000,000 Americans are now alcoholics or problem drinkers.
The liquor traffic admits that bootlegging is today a big business estimated
by that traffic to be producing one-third of all alcoholic beverages
consumed in America today. An estimated 500,000 Americans die yearly
because of highway deaths, homicides and health problems which can be
traced directly to beverage alcohol. Included in this estimate are the
many who die prematurely because alcohol has damaged or destroyed vital
organs such as the liver.
Voters concerned about the wide-spread corruption
and erosion of our freedoms and the low level of morality in government
should cease supporting the two political parties which created these
problems. Our party, with a clean record of over one hundred and ten
years of service to America, invites the support of all citizens who
believe in our program of good government.