Guest Author - Stephanie Romero
The Independent Party has a very clear platform. First, it acknowledges that God is the creator. American’s rights are God-given gifts. They are not entitlements. They are also rights that we need to use responsibly. The Declaration of Independence is one of those God-given rights.
Not only do Americans have rights but they also have duties. Our duties are to protect and love one another. There is no place for hate. It is a call to be at peace with one another.
The Constitution serves as a means to protect our rights and duties. Government helps to secure those rights and duties. “We the people” established the Constitution. This is all about the people of the United States.
There is also a freedom that we have as citizens of the United States. We have the right to associate and the right to associate with who we like. There is no place for forcing when it comes to associating.
One of the main principles behind the Independent Party that we are seeing become a bigger issue these days is with the 10th Amendment. The 10th Amendment guarantees our right to limited government and should not be violated. America is about “we the people,” not “we the government” and lately this has been a right that is being infringed upon.
Some of the other platforms that make up the Independent Party include:
• Freedom from “liberalism”
• Protection of human life (pro-life)
• Marriage between a man and a woman
• Individual and common defense (2nd Amendment)
• Oppose illegal immigration and want more security on the borders
• Government is meant to be public servants, not public masters
Granted, anyone who affiliates themselves with the Independent Party may have differing beliefs. These make up the basic platform for the Independent Party. Some Americans call themselves “independents” simply because they are tired of associating themselves with either the Democrat or Republican Party.
The Independent Party believes in principles over politics. Good government is one that is limited. They also stand firmly on the founding fathers of this nation. The founders of this country are believed to have great wisdom, wisdom that we could use today as a nation.
Finally, the platform for the Independent Party is about reliance on and allegiance to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. When America stands on these, along with that comes respect for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.