the representatives of the Prohibition Party, assembled in National Convention
in Springfield, Illinois, June 25 - 26, 1987, recognizing Almighty God
as the Source of all just government and with faith in the teachings of
the Lord Jesus Christ, promise that, if our party is chosen to administer
the affairs of our nation, we will seek to serve the needs and to preserve
the prerogatives and the freedoms of the people of the United States of
affirm our loyalty to the Constitution of the United States of America.
We will protect it from violation by legislation, by evasion or through
juricial (sic) usurpation of those right (sic) belonging to the executive
and legislative branches of government and to the states and to the people.
will conduct foreign affairs with the preservation of American Liberty
and Independence as our chief objective. Foreign aid should be given only
to nations friendly to the United States which share our devotion to freedom.
Aid should usually be in the form of loans at commmercial (sic) rates
of interest. We favor free trade on a reciprocal basis. We oppose Communism
and all other totalitarian economic-political systems.
have some forty percent of their earnings taken away in taxes. Skyrocketing
deficits threaten the financial solvency of the federal government. We
are mortgaging our children's and grandchildren's future to pay for today's
boondoggles and unConstitutional programs. We favor a return to the gold
standard to halt the dangerous erosion of the American dollar. We will
amend the Constitution to require:
1. A balanced budget; 2. A limit on the taxing
powers of Congress; 3. The sale of all government-owned businesses which
compete with tax-paying enterprises; 4. The systematic reduction of the
will protect the free enterprise system by preventing both monopoly and
excessive government regulation. We will seek to protect the consuming
public from irresponsible and deceptive business practices.
Constitution provides that Congress shall have the power to coin money
and regulate its value. Therefore we call upon Congress to terminate the
Federal Reserve System and withdraw the United States from the World Bank.
laws must be applied to both business and labor. We will end governmental
discrimination in favor of unions in the awarding of contracts and vigorously
enforce laws against strikes by federal employees.
The Federal Government has usurped many of
the states' Constitutional Rights. We will take action to preserve and,
where necessary, restore the states' Constitutional Rights. We reject
regional government as unConstitutional and unresponsive to the will of
We support equality of treatment of all American
citizens before the law. We oppose all discriminatory quotas in employment,
education and housing. We call on Congress to take action to reverse the
U.S. Supreme Court's ruling which approved discrimination against white
The God-given Right to Life mentioned in our
Declaration of Independence, is being violated as more than 1,500,000
Americans are killed each year by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia.
Since our courts and legislatures are unwilling to safeguard this precious
right, we urge enactment of a Human Life Amendment to protect all innocent
human life from the moment of conception until the time of natural death.
We pray for peace and will do all we can to
preserve peace. We cannot ignore the threats that others have made to
take over our country, and we therefore favor a sound program of military
preparedness based upon well-paid, highly motivated peacetime volunteer
We believe in national sovereignty and oppose
full or partial surrender of this sovereignty to any international organization.
Our party 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.
To protect and preserve marriage, an institution
ordained by God, 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) disallowance of any legal benefits of marriage
to persons living together in an unmarried state.
Our founding Fathers, who set forth the principle
of the Separation of Church and State, showed by word and deed that they
did NOT favor the separation of God and Biblical principles from the operation
We believe in the right of the individual to
believe, fellowship, worship, evangelize, educate and establish religious
institutions in accordance with his beliefs. Christian schools, religious
broadcasters, and other religious groups and individuals have suffered
discrimination at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal
Communications Commission, and (sic) U.S. Supreme Court, and various federal,
state, and local agencies and officials. We pledge to safeguard the precious
right of religious liberty.
We will strengthen and enforce laws against
gambling, narcotics, pornography, and commercialized vice. We will seek
to provide the moral leadership so sadly lacking in both the Democratic
and Republican parties. We oppose the promotion of unnatural lifestyles.
Republicans and Democrats have enacted laws
which deny other political parties and Independents fair access to the
ballot. We will end this unConstitutional two-party monopoly and restore
to all legitimate parties and to independents their Constitutional Rights.
The present Social Security system is discriminatory,
actuarially unsound, and destructive of individual initiative. We will
reform the system and will: 1. (sic) Allow workers the option of enrolling
in private retirement plans in lieu of paying Social Security taxes; (2)
Place the system on a sound actuarial basis; and (3) Restore Social Security
to its original purpose by placing the Medicare and Medicaid programs
in a separate system.
We propose a return to the free market and
the elimination of all governmental production controls and subsidies.
This will free farmers from government coercion and spare consumers from
paying artificially higher food prices.
Health and Our Environment
We favor continued prohibition of such harmful
drugs as heroin, LSD, cocaine, and marijuana. We oppose promotional advertising
and governmental subsidies for tobacco products which now kill over 350,000
We favor imposition of long-term prison sentences
for those convicted of using fire-arms in the commission of a crime.
We will end the massive illegal immigration
now tolerated by our government. We will provide for prison terms for
repeat violators of our immigration laws and repeal the amnesty which
rewards millions of illegal immigrants for successfully breaking our laws.
Illegal immigration can be stopped and illegal immigrants can be deported
by a government with the will to protect our borders and our economic
and social welfare.
Beverage alcohol is the Number One Drug Problem,
the chief cause of proverty, (sic) broken homes, juvenile delinquency,
vice, crime, political corruption, wasted manpower and highway accidents
in America. At least 36,000,000 Americans are now alcoholics, pre-alcoholics,
or problem drinkers. An estimated 400,000 Americans die yearly because
of accidents, homicides, and health problems which can be traced directly
to the use of alcoholic beverages.
Voters concerned about the erosion of our freedoms
and the low level of morality in government should cease supporting the
two political parties which have done little to deal with these vital
issues. Our party, with a proud record of over one hundred eighteen years
of service to America, invites the support of all citizens who believe
in our program of good government.