Ten years after declaring independence from the British Empire, it was quickly becoming obvious that the initial attempt at a government was profoundly dysfunctional. Not only did the fledgling nation face a seemingly insurmountable debt crisis, the national politics was deteriorating into infighting between intractable political factions, where compromise was as stillborn as the arbitration needed to find it.
The various confederated States simply refused to cooperate, which fed into the political acrimony that threatened to tear the fledgling nation apart. The situation became so desperate that most of the states sent delegates to Philadelphia to discuss amending the Articles of Confederation, each delegation bringing with them their own ideas on how to rescue the obviously flawed document.
The chief obstacle to repairing the Articles of Confederation turned out to be the Articles of Confederation themselves, because there was no method of amending the Confederacy, thus any change to the Articles would be illegal under the terms of the Confederacy. Since no one had the explicit authority to change the document, the delegates were posed with a very simple choice: obey the law and go home without doing anything or ignore the law and do what needed to be done.
They did what God fearing men who believed in the justice of doing, not abiding, do and threw the Articles with all of its laws and limitations away then started over again. These men just fought a war to free themselves of a king, so peacefully overthrowing their own government was no big deal. Sure, entire states delegations walked out of what became the Constitutional Convention, and the wrangling that took place those hot summer days was at times contentious, but the Founding Fathers remembered that the goal was always “to form a more perfect Union“.
They even said so, right in the Preamble, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.“
If throwing out the rules and starting over is what it takes to achieve a just government, then that’s what a just people do. It is the goal that humanity has been lurching toward through bloody eons of trial and error, falling back as often as staggering forward. Inch by agonizing inch, humanity has progressed as much by accident as creative force. The moral being that we need not remain where we are today.
In order to achieve the stated goals of the Constitution, it naturally follows political parties within society should pursue those same ideals. Sadly, it’s clear that whatever goals the political parties are after, it is no longer just government that they are pursuing. So what should be the planks of a new American Conservative Party? Let’s just stick to the Constitution:
- Establish Justice
It begins with the assumption that all men and women, living and unborn, are moral equals under the law. Every individual is entitled to their life, liberty, and property, and no individual may stake a claim to any one else’s life, liberty, and property. The Conservative Party must fight for equal justice for all law abiding citizens as well as those who transgress against justice and those who cannot speak for themselves.
- Insure Domestic Tranquility
Peace among the states and the People is paramount to a civil society of moral equals. No individual has the authority to endanger the life, liberty, or property of any other individual. The Conservative Party must stand for the just and peaceful enforcement of the law, supporting those who defend the peace on both sides of the badge.
- Provide for the Common Defense
There are foreign threats to the People, and governments are formed for the express purpose of defending the People and their lives, liberties, and properties from foreign aggression from without. The Conservative Party must stand for any and all conscionable means necessary to secure the borders of the United States and eliminate any and all threats to the lives and livelihood of the People.
- Promote the General Welfare
There are groups and regions of the United States where economic dysfunction is the norm, rather than the exception, and government interventionism is always the culprit. The Conservative Party must stand for the health and opportunity for all, without resorting to transgressing on the health and opportunity of others. We will hold those who have transgressed against their constituents for decades to account.
- Secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity
The fruits of Liberty are the right of every person, and it is our universal duty to seek to create a free and just society in which opportunity expands. The Conservative Party must stand for expanding liberty, never contracting liberty. The answer to every problem is to dismantle barriers, not to mug citizens.
With these principle values in mind, a new morning in America will dawn again. All it takes is for people with the will to reject politics as usual, and get outside the box. Only with a full time Conservative Party in the United States, we can ensure that Liberty always has a voice in American politics.
Be brave. Be free.
Liberty is For The Win!
We just checked, and it turns out that fighting for Liberty isn’t free, because it requires time and energy to research, prepare, and propagate this message for you. Please drop just a dollar a month into the proverbial tip jar and become a Patriot Patron. Of course, don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share. Keep this fight for Liberty going! – @LibertyIsFTW