Calling all Conservatives: Would you rather vote for the GOP, or this new Political Party?


Ever since the Tea Party emerged onto the Political Scene, True Conservatives have been looking for a home to call their own.  The traditional Republican Party has not welcomed us, as the Tea Party has had mixed reviews in the Main Stream Media.  Joining the existing third parties have not been effective, because it is hard to gain meaningful election wins without a major party.  In addition, no one has been able to properly define what a typical “Tea Party Voter” is, so the part has been unable to mobilize nationally.

What if we could change all of that?  What if we could define the ideals of the Tea Party in an easy-to-understand manner, which allowed a very conservative party to cast a wide net of support?

What if we were able to draw supporters of the right-wing Republicans, Fiscally-Conservative Democrats, along with the support of 3rd parties like the Constitution Party, the Natural Law Party, and the Libertarian Party?

What if we had 3 simple rules.  As long as you could follow those rules, you could be a member of the party, and the national party would support your candidacy?

What if the new party’s only three rules were:

1)  Protect the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States of America

2)  Reduce Tax liability, drastically reduce spending, and work to reduce the National Debt

3)  Social issues should be decided by the 10th Amendment, and all views are welcome within the Party

Can anyone reading this blog post think of a reason why such a party would not garner significant support?  You have a party who protects the Constitution, a party which lowers federal spending, lowers overall taxation, and lowers the National Debt.  And, finally, you have a party who allows you to believe what you want on Social issues, as long as you believe that the individual state legislatures, or that state’s population, should get to decide on the legality of those issues.

This party would allow for a far-right-conservative to vote for a candidate, while at the same time allowing for a Moderate Democrat to vote for the same candidate.  This party could theoretically attract folks from the Constitution Party, while also attracting folks from the Green Party.  In short, a Constitution-protecting candidate, with the latitude to support what social views they want, so long as they support the 10th Amendment, could garner a wide-range of political support.  This party could provide the true third party that the country has been looking for since the days of the Whigs in the mid-1800’s…

For argument’s sake, let’s give this Political Party a name:  The Founder’s Party

If “The Founder’s Party” existed today, could you see yourself voting for them?

Would you be okay with a person who agreed with you on 90% of the issues, but believed the other 10% of the issues should be settled by the representatives of that state, or the people of that state?

How do we go about consolidating the third parties in this great nation?  How do we garner support in the traditional deep-pocketed political machine?  Once a third party has gained credibility, how do we convince them to abandon their specific cause and join our movement to create a true third option in U.S. Politics?

Please share this article if you would like to see such a party enacted in this country!  Thanks!

 

English: William Blount. Signer of the Constit...

English: William Blount. Signer of the Constitution of the United States of America. Deutsch: William Blount. Unterzeichner der Unabhängigkeitserklärung der USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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About Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian)

Todd Hagopian received his BA from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Political Science. After graduation, he worked as a Financial Advisor and a Bank Manager before returning to school. He attended Michigan State University, where he completed an MBA with a double-major in Finance and Marketing. Todd is now a Senior Product Development Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He frequently writes about business issues, social media strategy, and political issues that he finds important. Enjoy the blog!

Posted on December 30, 2013, in Politics and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I would not support such a party being a Republican. Why would a Founder’s Party not work? 1) Politics and government isn’t simple; therefore, it cannot be ruled by three “simple” rules. 2) It would be a catch all party. Sounds good at first, but remember, it would catch ALL…including the political outcasts from the mainstream parties. That would only taint the party’s reputation. 3) A simple 10th Amendment social issue policy would not be enough to satisfy a sufficient amount of liberals and independents into joining such a party.

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    • Hello Colton,

      Thank you for your response, I really appreciate it!

      1) I think we choose to define parties too strictly, which is fine for those of us at the extreme ends of our parties, but not great for the vast majority of Americans who agree with a lot of a certain Party’s platform, but disagree with other portions. Having stringent views on every issue can be more polarizing, whereas focusing on a few extremely important issues can be a sharper message.

      2) I would argue that there are plenty of political outcasts in each major party today, I am not convinced that a catch-all party that focused on these three rules would be any more/less likely to attract these folks.

      3) I believe that there are a lot of independents and Liberals who know that we have to fix the economy in this country, and like lower taxes. I also believe that a great many of them love our constitution (with the possible exception of the 2nd amendment). I also think that they probably see laws passed in other states that make them very happy that States are given the rights to vote on things individually. So, while I don’t think pro-choicers will flock to this new Party, I do think that fiscally conservative pro-choicers would be more likely to vote with this Party than with the Republicans who demonize their beliefs.

      Editors Note: I am extremely pro-life, I was just using this as an example of a hot-button item that could stop them from voting Republican, whereas the Founders Party would take no official stance other than state-by-state decision-making.

      Thanks again for your comments, I will definitely check out your blog!

      • You definitely have some great valid arguments. Just my two cents on the issue. We seem to have differing opinions on parties. It seems you want a third party alternative whereas I would like to unite and reform the Republican Party we already have. I’m sure many people would support the Founder’s Party out of frustration with the two major parties. However, I feel it would always remain a third party and not a majority.

  2. An issue, is that Tea Party people (I am a registered member of the Conservative Party), all say that they support the Bill of Rights as written, but every last one, has piped up, about there should be either stronger gun control laws, or attachments to, gun control laws, while the Second Amendment itself, is, and remains, a Constitutional Carry Authorization Without ANY Restriction(s).
    In words, it sounds nice, that a group opposes the RINOs and Authoritarian Marxist Democrats, but really, the day after the election, nothing would be distinguishable from the status quo. If, the Tea Party or other political party, were to fully support the Second Amendment as written, approximately 150 million gun owners in America, would, be a substantial difference. I don’t see it happening.

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