Resolution on CP Presidential Candidates
At its April 5, 2012 conference call meeting duly assembled, the CPWV Executive Committee adopted the following resolution regarding endorsement of presidential candidates by our delegates to the national party nominating convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
Whereas, individuals have approached the Constitution Party and the Constitution Party of West Virginia to seek nomination for political office who have not before been affiliated with the Party,
Whereas, we seek candidates who are committed to the Party’s platform,
And, whereas we are interested in attracting candidates who are committed to the long term growth of the Party,
Resolved, therefore, that we the members of the Constitution Party of West Virginia direct our delegates to the National Convention to support only candidates for President who pledge their unqualified endorsement of the Seven Principles of the Party platform, which are:
Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Property: Each individual’s right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
States’ Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people;
American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.
Resolved that we also direct our delegates to the National Convention to support only candidates for President who are committed to running an active campaign throughout the nation,
And resolved that we direct our delegates to the National Convention to support only candidates for President who pledge their support, membership and participation in the Party for the next four years, regardless of the outcome of the presidential nominating convention.