I mentioned recently
that I attended a conference at which
Pastor Laurence White
gave a wonderful message reminding us that the issue in
our nation (as in THE issue)
is not the economy or immigration or anything
The issue is life.
If we continue the slaughter of innocent
children, it really doesn’t matter much what else we do.
In light of that, I am so encouraged that the Constitution
Party has as their very first “plank,” not hidden away somewhere in obscurity,
but right up front, the issue of life.
reading the Preamble
I posted last time (assuming you have
), following it up with this statement
should give you a real idea about where this party stands.
And this is one of the big reasons I have thrown
my support this way.
Sanctity of Life
Here is the CP statement on life, which you can also read
along with the rest of the party platform here
The Declaration of Independence states:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit
The Preamble of the Constitution states a purpose of the Constitution to be to:
"secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity".
We declare the unalienable right of Life to be secured by our Constitution "to ourselves and our Posterity".
Our posterity includes children born and future generations yet
unborn. Any legalization of the termination of innocent life of the born
or unborn is a direct violation of our unalienable right to life.
The pre-born child, whose life begins at fertilization, is a human
being created in God's image. The first duty of the law is to prevent
the shedding of innocent blood. It is, therefore, the duty of all civil
governments to secure and to safeguard the lives of the pre-born.
To that end, the Constitution of these United States was ordained and
established for "ourselves and our posterity." Under no circumstances
may the federal government fund or otherwise support any state or local
government or any organization or entity, foreign or domestic, which
advocates, encourages or participates in the practice of abortion. We
also oppose the distribution and use of all abortifacients.
We affirm the God-given legal personhood of all unborn human beings,
without exception. As to matters of rape and incest, it is
unconscionable to take the life of an innocent child for the crimes of
No government may legalize the taking of the unalienable right to
life without justification, including the life of the pre-born; abortion
may not be declared lawful by any institution of state or local
government - legislative, judicial, or executive. The right to life
should not be made dependent upon a vote of a majority of any
In addition, Article IV of the Constitution guarantees to each state a
republican form of government. Therefore, although a Supreme Court
opinion is binding on the parties to the controversy as to the
particulars of the case, it is not a political rule for the nation. Roe
v. Wade is an illegitimate usurpation of authority, contrary to the law
of the nation's Charter and Constitution. It must be resisted by all
civil government officials, federal, state, and local, and by all
branches of the government - legislative, executive, and judicial.
We affirm both the authority and duty of Congress to limit the
appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in all cases of abortion in
accordance with the U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 2.
In office, we shall only appoint to the federal judiciary, and to
other positions of federal authority, qualified individuals who publicly
acknowledge and commit themselves to the legal personhood of the
pre-born child. In addition, we will do all that is within our power to
encourage federal, state, and local government officials to protect the
sanctity of the life of the pre-born through legislation, executive
action, and judicial enforcement of the law of the land.
Further, we condemn the misuse of federal laws against pro-life
demonstrators, and strongly urge the repeal of the FACE Acts as an
unconstitutional expansion of federal power into areas reserved to the
states or people by the Tenth Amendment.
In addition, we oppose the funding and legalization of bio-research involving human embryonic or pre-embryonic cells.
Finally, we also oppose all government "legalization" of euthanasia, infanticide and suicide.