The United States Constitution

Our Platform's Foundation

The foundation of American governance is the Constitution. It stands to reason that the foundation of every political party in the United States should also be the Constitution, but unfortunately that is normally not the case. The Federalist Party will stand out as one of the few political entities that stays true to the tenets of the Constitution with every policy or issue that we consider.

While the whole Constitution must be defended and used as our touchstone, we tend to put emphasis on the First, Second, and Tenth Amendments. They are the three areas that are most often under attack from the big government overreach that plagues Washington DC.

Below, you will find our opening statement on the concepts that guide us. As the party grows, we will improve on this initial offering through the efforts of additional party leaders coming to the table. Know this: no matter what perspectives they bring and regardless of what outside forces attempt to sway us, we will always strive to stay true to the Constitution as the greatest governmental foundation the world has ever seen.

Life. Freedom. Smaller Government.

As we form this party, it's best to start with the basics.

America has a surplus when it comes to issues. It can appear that unnecessary issues are created in this country out of sheer boredom, but that’s one of the wonderful things about a country built on a foundation of liberty. Anyone’s issue, no matter how apparently trivial it might seem, can be attended to through the constitutional republic that was created for us.

Over time, the Federalist Party will address issues in a way that is very different from other parties. Platforms today are essentially meaningless. There is no accountability for politicians within the parties. They’re able to act any way they wish. As long as they can confuse the electorate during campaign season, their adherence (or lack thereof) to the party’s platform can be disregarded. This is why platforms are normally formulated by a few people every four years and then approved in a ceremonial vote by delegates who often do not have the power to mount serious opposition. We witnessed this firsthand in 2016.

The Federalist Party will build its platform over time based upon the perspectives of its body. We will hold our candidates and representatives accountable by having them pledge to adhere to each individual component. Any platform issue for which they disagree, they will write a memo of dissent detailing why their perspective deviates from the party’s. We don’t expect anyone to be 100% in agreement as their circumstances and voter base may see an issue differently than the general consensus of the national party.

This process will allow us to “grade” representatives, candidates, and prospective candidates. Our financial support will be partially tied to adherence. For example, a candidate who signs off on 94% of the platform will receive more support than a candidate who agrees with 89% of it.

Agreement is one thing, but actions hold more weight. Once elected, a representative’s promises will be compared to their actions. Just because they sign off on a platform policy such as a pro-life stance does not forgive them if they then vote to approve funding for Planned Parenthood, for example. In fact, breaking a promise will be more detrimental than stating up front in a memo of dissent that they disagree with a particular stance. If they say one thing but act differently once in office, their grade will be reduced and they will receive less support when their next campaign begins.

We are looking for men and women of principles, character, and diligence. One or two of these traits will not suffice. We require those representing us to demonstrate the full spectrum of righteous attributes. Otherwise, we will be no better than any other political party.

Our platform will be a living document. That should not be construed as a sign of wavering on the issues. Instead, it should be understood that the political dynamic is ever-changing and certain policies should be allowed to evolve in response.

On the other hand, our core will never change. The Declaration of Independence listed three unalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our situation in modern America is different than the situation faced by our founding fathers, but the unalienable rights are still applicable.

Life is still life and must be defended.

Liberty was a righteous cause for those who had to fight to acquire it. Today, our fight is different. We’re seeing the government take away our liberties little by little. Our fight is for the freedoms that were granted to us all before we were born and that the government seems bent to systematically remove.

Of the three unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness is arguably the most changed. Today, it is taken for granted. Society has grown complacent because of an abundance of potential happiness. The result is a government that has quietly engorged itself with power for over a century. Our fight must be to achieve smaller government in all three of its forms – spending, bureaucracy, and power. It is no longer outside forces or lack of opportunity that prevents happiness. It’s an overbearing government that gets in the way of our pursuits.

There are other core principles that will stand the test of time, but these are the three biggest. They encompass the multitude of problems Americans are faced with that stem from problems created in government.

Below, you will find some individual issues that we’re addressing. This list will grow. More importantly, the party’s perspectives will be adjusted based upon the will of the body of federalists who join our ranks. We will not have a handful of people build our platform. We want input from every party member who is interested in participating. Contact us with questions or concerns. Offer edits. Together, we can address the issues that face us all.

A Growing Platform

Issues and Policies We've Covered So Far...

There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of issues parties often tackle. With our main focus being to establish the balance of power between state and federal governments, we will continue to add and enhance individual policy stances over time. These are not in any particular order. As a stance becomes relevant, we address it. Eventually, we'll have nearly every major issue covered. Important note: YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED. We do not believe in platform stances being formed by a tiny committee. We strongly encourage feedback on these issues. This isn't just our platform. We want it to be YOUR platform.

Are there “common sense” ways to restrict firearm sales, ownership, or carrying privileges that would make Americans safer?

Gun Ownership and Carrying Privileges

Should Americans be required to show a valid form of identification to vote?

Voter Identification Requirements

Should gender identity be used to determine which restroom, locker room, or other public facility is used by an individual?

Equal Rights and Transgender Bathroom Choice

Should the government fight ``discrimination`` by forcing private businesses to relinquish religious freedoms?

Private Business and Religious Freedom

Should libel, slander, or defamation laws be “loosened up” to protect public figures?

Freedom of the Press

There are so many more issues to cover. We’re tackling them one at a time. If you’d like to propose an issue for us to address next, suggest edits, or write a platform stance for us, please fill out the form below.

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