Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary. This week in our series, we look at the presidential election of two thousand. It was an election that few Americans would soon forget.
Those who still believe in the principles of freedom on which our fore fathers founded this nation are feeling homeless and stranded. Phillips had served as Secretary of Education under the Nixon Administration and had been promised that he would be allowed to dismantle that department, but once appointed to the cabinet position however, he was not allowed to do so.
When George Bush Sr. That year a number of independent parties including the American Independent Party of California and the Independent American Party of Nevada and other parties in several other states joined forces under the national name of the U S.
The party continued to grow each year and by the party succeeded in getting on the ballot in 35 states. People in every state across then nation have begun to gather to the party.
That was a break through year for the party. That was an impressive growth figure especially since the other minor parties excepting the Libertarian Party, declined substantially in the number of votes received by their presidential candidate.
There were about 35 people from eight or nine counties that attended that meeting. Rick had resigned from the Montana Republican Party because he became frustrated at the continual pressure from GOP leaders to abandon sound principles of government in favor of the socialist agenda that the GOP leadership was pushing.
Rick Jore ran for the Montana State Legislature this year on the CP ballot and became the first Constitution Party candidate to be elected to a state legislature. Even though was the first year that the CP was on the ballot in Utah, Utahans gave Michael Peroutka the highest percentage of the presidential vote of any of the 50 states.
He received 6, votes or 0. Since that beginning, the party in Utah has grown steadily and in was able to attract a number of well known and respected statesmen from the Republican Party to file and run for office under the Constitution Party banner. Senate in March of this year.
Jim Noorlander resigned from the party to file for the U. Both men stated that they did not leave the Republican Party, but that the party had abandoned them by abandoning the platform which it purported to support.
Scott Bradley received 3. Mark Hudson a former democrat and transplant to Utah from Florida garnered 3. Congress in the first district.
Both Bradley and Noorlander received enough votes to enable the CP to retain ballot position. No other third party did so.
In both Millard and Sanpete County, Jim Noorlander out polled the democratic candidate and in a number of voting districts both Bradley and Noorlander out polled the democratic candidate.
This type of third party vote getting power had not been experienced in Utah since the presidential race of Ross Perot when he out polled Bill Clinton state wide in The party fielded a candidate for all three U. Congressional races, 11 of the 15 Utah State Senate seats up for election and 23 of the 75 Utah State House seats up for election, plus 11 candidates for various county offices.
This was more than the total number of candidates of all the other minor party candidates combined. It was also the largest number of candidates fielded by the CP in any of the 50 states. Those candidates running for local county office did even better.
The average CP vote for those candidates was This is a significant improvement over the usual two to three percent usually garnered by third party candidates. This is the same message fostered by the Founding Fathers.
They understood that to remain a free and prosperous nation their message needed to be embedded in the hearts and minds of each succeeding generation of Americans. The two major parties have failed miserably in that responsibility.
The Constitution Party leadership is finding that this message resonates well with Utahans as it should. This is especially true of those conservatives who are moving to Utah.
Our challenge is simply to get that message out to the public. Regardless of how difficult this task is, the party is intent on achieving it.
As in other states, those coming into the party in Utah are not only disenfranchised republicans, but many democrats and independents as well. They are fully aware that the message of our Founding Fathers is a timeless one and one that is fitting to every generation of Americans.
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