It is nothing more than a series of positions used to promote the ideas, ideals
and stances of a political party. They are usually carefully worded manifestos which
try to appeal to voters by touching on topics which may be important to them. The
individual topics are usually referred to as “Planks”.
The problem with the current political party platforms is that they are documents
which espouse ideas which the candidates of that party seldom, if ever, really believe
in or actually use once they are elected. For example, Republican’s are for lower
taxes, yet they continually raise taxes and call them fees, and just recently raised
tax rates. Democrat’s talk about deficits and than ignore the deficits as they spend
this country into oblivion.
We believe that the platform should be a concise representation of the values and
principals of the party and that those members of the party should promote those
values and principals. We expect our candidates to believe in these values and principals
as much as we do and fight for these shared virtues in the political and public arena.
Conservatarian Party Platform
We believe that this country was founded on Judeo Christen values with a Constitution
and Bill of Rights inspired by these values. The Constitution as written is as relevant
today as the day it was written and ratified by the countries founders. The founders
words and writings pertaining to the Constitution and the Bill of rights are as relevant
today with respect to our understanding of their motivations, concerns , and fears
for the Republic as they were when they were written.
We believe that this country was founded on capitalist economic principals and
that the least amount of government interference in the operation of commerce is
the best for the economic health of the country. This does not mean no regulation
is required, but very little is required and the free market should prevail with
respect to regulations. The government has no place in the supporting of or financing
(bailing out) of businesses. This includes getting into the insurance business, home
mortgage business, student loan business, health care business and funding research
(except in the case of national defense) business . There should be a limit on lawsuits
which are frivolous and used purely to punish or delay commerce, perhaps loser pays
would be a good start.
We believe that laws should be written in a manner that includes the regulations
and must be read by the legislators prior to their passage. No law should give to
a bureaucratic department or agency the ability to write its own regulations. No
person, governmental entity including congress, the president or federal employees
should be exempted from any law. No agency or department should be created which
lasts more than 4 years without a required review of the agency or department to
ascertain whether that department or agency is really effective in accomplishing
its function. After such a review no department or agency will continue in existence
without being renewed by congress. The one exception to its length of creation is
the Department of Defense.
We believe that the present progressive tax system should be eliminated and some
form of a of flat tax be instituted in its place. If all citizens have some form
of monetary skin in the game than they are more likely to be participants in the
electoral process and in limiting the size of government. No group of people should
be exempted from paying some amount for the operation of the government and they
certainly should not get dividends in the form of tax refunds greater than amounts
they have paid. A flat tax would eliminate this travesty of the present tax code.
We believe that the government should be required to operate on a balanced budget
and should go to a zero based budget process as opposed to the current baseline
budgeting process. If we go to zero based budgeting those departments and agencies
which are inefficient or not accomplishing the required assignments can be more easily
reigned in. It also allows for the elimination and review of programs and expenditures
which are wasteful, duplications or not required. It also helps in achieving a balanced
budget by prioritizing expenditures.
We are a compassionate people and realize that due to circumstances there are
people who need help in their lives. This could be in the form of financial, food
or housing types of help. However if this help is provided by the government out
of taxpayer funds there should be something expected in return, it should not come
without requirements to provide something in return. Perhaps for every $20.00 in
assistance provided the person or persons receiving the benefit should be required
to provide 1 hours worth of service (work) for the benefit.