Author: Constitution Party of Utah

Term Limits Temptation: Creating the Pretext for a Con-Con

The New American / June 10, 1996 (reprinting for its relevance) Written by George Detweiler Throw the bums out! The idea is appealing to Americans who see their elected officials becoming less and less in touch with conservative government. The idea is also not new. Concerning term limits, which were considered by the Founding Fathers during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist, No. 72: “Nothing appears more plausible at first sight, nor more ill-founded upon close inspection.” The quick-fix nature of term limitation is superficially appealing not only because of the perceived speed with which it appears to remove an offending official, but also because it does not require much thought, research, or analysis on the part of the voters. By throwing everyone out of office after a fixed number of terms, we rid ourselves of the task of deciding who is doing a good job and who is not. The finest and the worst are discarded by the calendar. What those who are attracted by the concept of term limits generally fail to understand is that the promoters seek, not specific term limits, but general term limits, which would restrict the voter franchise and emasculate the power of the ballot. The goal — ridding our government of the bad while keeping the top performers — would be sacrificed on the altar of expediency....

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Please Reject the Proposed HJR3 | Scott Bradley

An Open Letter to Members of the Utah Legislature: Historically, most of the resolutions seeking a constitution convention (by whatever name the advocates choose to denominate it) which have come before the Utah Legislature have promoted the idea that they were single issue proposals, and that any convention which may be called as a result of these resolutions would be restricted to addressing that single issue, and therefore would not place broader issues in the Constitution at risk. While this is a debatable supposition in those other resolutions, HJR3 has dropped all pretense that the proposed convention will be...

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An Appeal to End a Call for a Constitutional Convention

by Sharon Anderson Dear Friends, The Utah State Legislative Session began Jan 23. Legislation has already been introduced that could spell the end of the U.S. Constitution as we know it. Instead of holding politicians in D.C. accountable for violating the law, misguided state legislators simply want to CHANGE the Constitution. . .. . . the SAME Constitution that politicians currently refuse to follow! Proponents have been working behind the scenes for months to get our state legislature to issue a new call for a convention. Not only should our legislators rescind Utah’s current convention resolution, but they need...

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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

By Gary Welch, National Communications Director for the Constitution Party   Their lips are moving. It is an old joke that is based on a big helping of truth. More than 92% of Americans don’t trust politicians. That is a higher level of mistrust than even Used Car Salespeople. Clearly, there’s a problem. During the 2016 presidential election, NBC ran a poll regarding the candidate’s trustworthiness. Only 15% thought that Trump was honest and trustworthy. Clinton only got 11%. Even when it comes to the one political office that should have a requirement of honesty and trustworthiness, our candidates...

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Now What?

At this point in time, it is fair to say that most of us would rather have Trump in the White House than another Clinton. After all, better the devil we don’t know than the devil we know we can’t live with. We do long for the day when we can see inaugurated to the highest offices in the land honorable and good men such as Darrell Castle and Scott Bradley, whom the Constitution Party put forth during this recent election. But that time is not yet…. But what might we expect now? Can we expect anything to fundamentally...

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