You are not experiencing deja vu…I originally posted this article on July 7, 2009. With all the buzz and speculation about a possible 3rd party formation and whether or not Palin is involved, I felt it was necessary to pull this post forward from my previous site at Theopalinism.
I am heartened to see that more and more attention is being dedicated to understanding that there is a 3rd Party afoot even if they have to concede that in order to win nationally they will have to sit under the elephant.
I have been shouting into a virtual vacuum, all the while met with dismissive gestures and remarks about the very real impact Palin is more than likely to have on the quest to regain political seats across the country for the 2010 elections. I am talking local, state, and national. Do not for one moment sit comfortably back on your haunches, comforted by the thought that Palin is too much of a buffoon to be a player. Go to your nearest book store and immediately buy “Bush’s Brain”, and you will sit up and pay attention.
So I submit again…the following article…
There is a political “shoe” (Party) that is ready-made for Sarah Palin, the Political Dominionists and all the extreme followers that she appeals to – it is the Constitution Party. And by NO coincidence, the Alaska Chapter is none other than the Alaska Independence Party that Todd Palin is known to have been a member of until Sarah’s political career was launched and their affiliation was seen as a potential liability.
For those of you who are hearing of the Constitution Party for the first time the following snippets are directly from their web pages:
“The Democrats and Republicans have squandered the Founders’ legacy of liberty and justice under the Constitution. Countless government officials in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government ignore their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Join the Constitution Party in its work to restore our government to its Constitutional limits and our law to its Biblical foundations.”
Preamble of the Constitution Party
“The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.
This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.
The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries.
The Constitution of these United States provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Constitution Party supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles.
The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical law, administered by representatives who are Constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty and Property are protected because law rules.”
Now marvel at the attached video by Sarah Palin, delivered behind her desk in the Governor’s office in summer of 2008 praising the Alaska Independence Party and their shared ideologies.
“I’m Governor Sarah Palin and I am delighted to welcome you to the 2008 Alaskan Independence Party Convention in the golden heart city of Fairbanks. Your party plays an important role in our state’s politics. I’ve always said that competition is so good, and that applies to political parties as well. I share your party’s vision of upholding the constitution of our great state. My administration remains focused on reining in government growth so individual liberty and opportunity can expand. I know you agree with that. We have a great promise to be a self-sufficient state, made up of the hardest-working, most grateful Americans in our nation. So as your convention gets underway I hope that you all are inspired by remembering that all those years ago, it was in this same city that Alaska’s constitution was born. And it was founded on hope and trust and liberty and opportunity. I carry that message of opportunity forward in my administration, as we continue to move our state ahead and create positive change. So I say good luck on a successful and inspiring convention. Keep up the good work, and God bless you.”
She and her representatives have made numerous statements of denial about the Palin’s affiliation with this organization that emphasizes secession as one of their founding platform issues.
Furthermore, view this video of the AIP 2008 Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska with the Vice-Chair Dexter Clark speaking about Palin, and their strategy for winning widespread elected offices using stealth AIP candidates. Talk about laying it ALL out there…they are so cocky they are overtly brazen!
The sound quality can be hard to understand so I have provided written transcription for the most pertinent points.
“Our current governor, we mentioned at the last conference, the one we were hoping would get elected, Sarah Palin, did get elected. There’s a joke, she’s a pretty good looking gal, there’s a joke goes around we’re the coldest state with the hottest governor. [laughter] And there was a lot of talk about her moving up.”
“She was an AIP member before she got the job as a mayor of a small town — that was a non-partisan job. But to get along and go along — she eventually joined the Republican Party, where she had all kinds of problems with their ethics, and well, I won’t go into that. She also had about an 80% approval rating, and is pretty well sympathetic to her former membership.If there is ever a time that is right for change, this is it. In our own situation, we discussed several options. Do we try and get our case into the International Court of Justice, or to the World Court? Several Native Alaskan organizations are taking that route, independent of us. They want to do it on their own terms. They haven’t realized, in my mind, the potential of their own political party. The pitfalls of an organized political party – you don’t have any control over who joins that party. They put the X next to it on the registration form, and if they join the — go into the primary, and win that primary, they’re your candidate, like it or not.
I think Ron Paul has kind of proven that. He’s a dyed -in-the-wool Libertarian. He came to Alaska and spoke as a Libertarian. And he…
…put the Republican label on to get elected. That’s all there is to it. And any one of your organizations should be using that same tactic to infiltrate. I know that Christian Exodus is in favor of it, I know that the Free State Movement is in favor of it.
I don’t know that they even care which party it is.
Which ever party you see where you can get something done, get into that political party, even though it does have it’s problems. Right now that is one of the only avenues. If you can get a few people on the city council, or a town board, you can have some effect.
It is obvious when you read the entire Constitution Party Platform, then watch the Alaska Independence Party video, read the excerpts and visit the Alaska Independent Party web site, that to accept Palin as a loyal republican just is NOT accurate!
I am certain by now that most of us have become quite familiar with seeing the “Don’t Tread on Me!” banners flying about at various “Hatriot” teabagging events in the past several months…well, it is hard to miss the graphic connection between those banners and the AIP logo depicting Alaska in the mouth of the snake.
As I have stated in a previous blog…keep your eyes on SarahPAC.com as a barometer indicating her allegiance and intentions. In fact, straight from the mouth of SarahPAC…
“We’re going to work as Commonsense Conservatives for everyday, hardworking Americans by tackling issues that you care about and by helping candidates who will stand up for our nation. We’ll help candidates (regardless of party) who have the courage to go to Washington or serve statewide and make the tough decisions needed to get our country back on track.” ~ “Sarah’s Pen”
Currently it states an alliance with the Republican Party in its opening statement…and with the way some of them are publicly elevating their own profiles on the news of Palin’s “higher calling”.
Recently Palin made this statement in a speech to an Arkansas auditorium (only a third of the seats filled) when asked about the viability of the Tea Party…