WELCOME TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION PARTY
About The Constitution Party:
Our party is helping to restore freedom by:
· Putting the best interests of our country above the interests of our own party. (unlike the Republicans or Democrats)
· Providing much lower filing fees for candidates
· Showing new candidates how to avoid the pitfalls
· Supporting good candidates of other parties when in the best interest of our country, like Ron Paul (R) or Bob Conley (D)
· Advising on design of campaign literature, signs, election rules, deadlines, etc.
Being a member has its benefits too. We meet other informed people who want to get involved.
The CP was founded in 1990 by leaders from the Republican Party who were convinced that the Republican Party could never be reformed to the extent that it would truly represent the best interests of working American citizens.
The CP is organized and active in forty states. Our founder was the late Howard Phillips, a Harvard graduate and former high level Republican, who, at age thirty two walked away from a cabinet level position (Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity) in the Nixon Administration when he realized that President Nixon had no intention to honor and keep his campaign promise to dismantle corrupt federal agencies.
We in the CP believe that the principles of constitutional government must be restored to what our founding fathers created. But we also realize that we cannot compete with the huge flood of cash donated to Republican and Democrat (R and D) congressional and state candidates by the special interests and the media imposed blackout of our candidates.
To achieve change, we need to focus upon the possible - replacing more elected state officials with citizens who are not for sale and are willing to stand up against the “status quo”. Huge changes for the better can be possible if we could elect only about a dozen real leaders to the SC House who would all stand and vote together for the right issues.
We already have some outstanding men in the SC Legislature; Senators Lee Bright and Kevin Bryant and Representatives Bill Chumley and Jonathan Hill. There may be others.
Did you know that almost 2/3rds of all SC house seats go unopposed? The best way to change the policies that are transforming our country into a third world nation is to provide opposition at the voting polls to the politicians who are voting for corrupt programs. Vote counts are something that politicians understand and worry about. We are accountable for our vote; the results are up to God.
The Constitution Party, unlike the R’s and D’s, puts country above party. We supported Republican Ron Paul for President; we supported conservative Democrat Bob Conley over Lindsay Graham in the 2008 election for US Senate.
We were the only party in SC to file a formal complaint with the Republican SC Attorney General demanding he require the SC Election Commission to furnish proof that Obama met the qualification of being a natural born citizen. It was ignored.
We were the only political party in Greenville County that worked to defeat a referendum for a huge increase in school taxes. Republican leaders supported the increase, but we won the referendum despite being outspent ten to one.