It should be apparent that after decades of trying to win from within the GOP, conservatives are just beating their heads against a wall which hasn’t budged. Every now and then, we’ve been treated to the appearance of budging, but they have always reverted to form shortly thereafter. Without serious changes to rules within the GOP and within the houses of congress, removing speakers like Paul Ryan or majority leaders like McConnell won’t result in the changes we need to right the nation’s course. As we’ve seen, you lose one guy who won’t represent the electorate and you get another. They believe they are there to vote their conscience. Wrong. They are there to vote ours. Even winning the presidency hasn’t been enough. As long as lobbies can leave their K Street offices and visit our congressmen and senators, checkbook in hand, we citizens are left in the lurch. As long as members of congress can initiate legislation and vote on legislation which flies in the face of their party’s platform, we lose. As long as members of congress can attach a new bill to an existing bill, the two questions having absolutely no relation to each other and yet considered by a single vote, we’re stuck.
We believe there’s a better way, a way to win that which we and most Americans believe is right for America.
Very simply, Freedom Party America is for Americans who want real representation in congress. Our members understand that we do, indeed, have representatives as things stand. However we have slowly come to realize that we have no real representation. We vote for and send our men and women to congress, based on what they tell us that they and their party believe and will work for. Once installed in office, however, we find that nothing changes. Instead, what we see is an entrenched, controlling element of both major political parties, which in turn controls the representatives we send to Washington. That entrenched element balks the initiatives of those we have elected. Legislation that is passed in congress puts the interests of those controlling elements — big businesses and wealthy individuals — ahead of the people. Meanwhile, due to the rules of both houses of congress, the party bosses make all the key decisions, requiring their fellow party members in congress to follow suit. Those in party leadership then make excuses to their electorate while the press covers for them by making it appear that they are truly making a good fight of it, one party against the other. They are not.
It’s hard to lose when you are the majority, yet time and again, sensible policy is lost; logic and common sense management are set aside and Republicans lose their battles. Conversely, it’s hard to win when you’re a minority, but we continue to see the Democrat congressional minority emerge as the victor. Something isn’t right. Our opinions count for nothing; calls to our representatives and senators fall on deaf ears. They only seek our votes and but then the message is clearly “please go away until the next election cycle.” They’re no longer interested in serving their electorate in policy matters.
The individual is lost in this process. Yet, our nation’s founding was concerned primarily with the individual. The FPA seeks to return representation, power and freedom to the individual citizen. The FPA is set up structurally to remove the influence of “special interests” from our party members in office. In that way, and only in that way, we believe we can return control of the government to the people of the United States. In that way, we believe that we can return public policy to the meaning and precepts of our Declaration of Independence within the constraints of our constitution. In that way, we believe that we can begin to turn the United States back to its founding roots. In that way, we believe that we can place people in Washington who are truly accountable to the statements that they make and to the party’s written platform and legislative agenda. We believe that our members of congress should be “volunteers”, not careerists looking to stay forever; not careerists lining their pockets, working for their corporate cronies and setting up family political dynasties. The FPA’s aim is to initiate a return of the US government to a body governed by the people for the people. Check out “A New Party Concept” for an explanation of that formula.
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