Corson.org is affiliated with and a supporter of the Constitution Party of the United States. In their 2012 Presidential Platform, the Constitution Party enumerated 38 issues, or planks, which we believe either need reform or institution.
A Summary of each plank of the platform is given below. For the complete platform please go to the following link.
The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American government to its Biblical foundations as enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States, which together establish a Republic, administered by elected representatives, to protect Life, Liberty and Property under rule of law.
Sanctity of Life
We affirm the God-given legal personhood of all human beings from fertilization to natural death, without exception. Legalizing the termination of innocent life, born or unborn, is a direct violation of their unalienable right to life. We oppose legalization of euthanasia, infanticide a nd suicide.
Bring Government Back Home
The closer government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be. We pledge to work to restore to the States and to the people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions not constitutionally delegated to the federal government.
Character and Moral Conduct
Our party leaders and public officials must display exemplary qualities of honesty, integrity, reliability, moral uprightness, fidelity, prudence, temperance, justice, fortitude, self-restraint, courage, kindness, and compassion. If they cannot be trusted in private life, neither can they be trusted in public life.
Congress must be held accountable to the people and obedient to the Constitution, repealing all delegation of legislative powers to regulatory agencies, private organizations, international agencies, the President, and the judiciary.
Compulsory government service is incompatible with individual liberty. We oppose imposition of the draft, registration, compulsory military training or any other for m of compulsory government service.
We affirm the original text of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and oppose any attempt to call for a constitutional convention, for any purpose whatsoever, because it cannot be limited to any single issue.
Copyrights and Patents
We oppose the unconstitutional transfer of authority over copyright and patent policy from Congress to other agencies, foreign or domestic, and favor vigorous efforts to protect the interests of owners in their copyrights and patents.
Cost of Big Government
Only those duties, functions, and programs specific ally assigned to the federal government by the Constitution should be funded. We call for a rapid systematic elimination of federal debt.
Crime, in most cases, is to be dealt with by state and local governments. We favor the right of states and localities to execute criminals convicted of capital crimes, to require restitution for the victims of criminals, and that juries be fully informed of their right to nullify the law.
A primary obligation of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. We oppose unilateral disarmament and dismemberment of America's defense infrastructure.
Domestic Federal Aid
Domestic federal "aid" not authorized by the Constitution is not only illegal, it is immoral.
We uphold the right of states and localities to restrict access to drugs and to enforce such restrictions.
We support the unimpeded right of parents to provide for the education of their children in the manner they deem best. The federal government has absolutely no jurisdiction concerning the education of our children.
Each citizen has a right to seek office in accordance with qualifications set forth in federal and state constitutions. We seek to restore an electoral process controlled at the state and local levels, and urge an end to electronic or mechanical voting processes.
We encourage states to eliminate the "general ticket" system and return to the procedure intended by the Framers.
We call for eliminating the Department of Energy.
We support realistic efforts to preserve the environment and reduce pollution - air, water, and land. We reject, however, the argument that this objective ought to be pursued by costly governmental interference.
We oppose the use of Presidential executive orders to make law or otherwise usurp the authority of Congress.
Marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of the family, and fundamental in maintaining a stable, healthy and prosperous social order. We recognize that parents have the right and responsibility to nurture, educate, and discipline their children.
The United States is a free and sovereign republic which should strive to live in peaceful commerce with all nations without interfering in their internal affairs, and without permitting their interference in ours. We oppose interventionist policy, and call upon the President and Congress to commence a systematic withdrawal from treaties and agreements which hold the potential to plunge America in to foreign wars or deprive United States citizens of their rights under the United States Constitution.
We oppose government sponsorship, involvement in, or promotion of gambling, such as lotteries, or subsidization of Native American casinos in the name of economic development.
Government / Private Partnership
We oppose public-private partnerships and call for a return to the true "free enterprise" system.
We uphold the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms as inherent in the right of self defense, defense of the family, defense against tyranny, as well as to help preserve the independence of the nation.
Health Care and Government
The Constitution has no provision to regulate or restrict access to medical care, supplies or treatments; therefore we oppose government regulation of medicine and advocate eliminating the federal Food and Drug Administration.
We affirm the integrity of the international borders of the United States and the constitutional authority and duty of the federal government to guard and protect those borders, including the regulation of the numbers and qualifications of immigrants into the country.
We support Congressional enforcement of the constitutional rule of good behavior and to restrain judicial activism by properly removing offending judges through the process of impeachment.
Money and Banking
We support a debt free, interest free money system. We oppose fractional reserve banking and would repeal the Federal Reserve Act, restoring control of our money to Congress and reverting Federal Reserve Banks to be clearing houses only.
Personal and Private Property Security
We affirm the Fourth Amendment right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures including registration, general and unwarranted electronic surveillance, national computer databases, and national identification cards.
Pornography, Obscenity and Sexually Oriented Businesses
We call on local, state and federal governments to uphold our right to free speech by enforcing laws against obscenity.
Our Constitution grants no authority to the federal government either to grant or deny the religious expressions of the people.
The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. We advocate phasing out the Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.
Our federal republic was created by joint action of the several states. The federal government has no authority to mandate policies relating to state education, natural resources, transportation, private business, housing, health care, ad infinitum.
We acknowledge that each state's membership in the Union is voluntary, and support the equal footing doctrine that all states enter the Union as co-equal with the original thirteen states.
Tariffs and Trade
We oppose the unconstitutional transfer of authority over trade policy from Congress to agencies, foreign or domestic, which exercise policy-setting functions, and insist on the withdrawal of the United States from agreements and treaties wherein agencies other than Congress improperly assume responsibility for establishing American trade policies.
We support a tariff based revenue system, which was the policy during most of our nation's history. We would abolish the Internal Revenue Service and oppose any flat-rate tax, national sales tax, or value added tax proposals being promoted as improvements. To the degree that excises and tariffs on foreign products are insufficient to cover the legitimate costs of government, we will offer an apportioned "state-rate tax" in which the responsibility for covering unmet obligations will be divided among the several states in accordance with their proportion of the total population.
Terrorism and Personal Liberty
We oppose violent acts of sedition, treason and guerilla warfare on U.S. soil. Individuals responsible for acts of terrorism, as well as the organizations and governments that condone them must be punished for their crimes, including the infliction of capital punishment where appropriate. We oppose legislation and executive action that deprive the people of their Fourth and Fifth Amendments rights under claims of necessity to "combat terrorism" or to "protect national security."
We appreciate the contributions of our servicemen and veterans to the preservation of American freedom, and will continue to recognize their contributions to the national welfare by providing equitable pay and benefits to our military personnel, and generous health, education, and other benefits to veterans.
Charity, and provision of welfare to those in need, is not a constitutional responsibility of the government. We encourage individuals, families, churches, civic groups and other private organizations to help those in need.
We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.