The Constitution Party of Utah
Utah State Platform
Those who desire to bring our state and federal government
back to the inspired principles of our Constitution and Bill of Rights have
united to form a new political party,
Constitution Party of Utah. We welcome freedom loving citizens who
support the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
What We Believe
- Restore the United States to "One Nation Under God"
- Return to Constitutional, Limited Government and Stop All
- Protect the Inalienable Right to Life of All, including the
Unborn and Infirm
- Protect the Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms
- Restore National Sovereignty, including Withdrawal from the
- Maintain a Strong National Defense
- Protect the Inalienable Rights of Liberty and Private
- Abolish the Federal Reserve, Restore Constitutional Money, and
Repeal the Unconstitutional Income Tax
- Promote Pro-family Policies
- End Federal Subsidies for and control of Education and Welfare
and Abolish Special Interest Entitlements
- Demand that Government uphold currently existing immigration
laws and seal and protect our borders
- Return Control over Elections to the People
The Constitution Party of Utah
Abortion: We believe in the dignity
and sanctity of all human life. The unborn child has a fundamental right to
life. We believe the basis for abortion is a grievous assault on the God given
right to life. We endorse state legislation to make it clear that the
Fourteenth Amendment's Section 1 protections apply to unborn children.
U.S. Constitution does not grant the Federal Government power or authority over
the education of children. We support the right of parents to provide for the
education of their children in the manner they deem best. We resist federal
intrusion by rejecting the "No Child Left Behind" Act, and by rejecting federal
monies for grades K-12.
Elections: Elections play a vital role in a
free state. The integrity and credibility of elections is a matter of great concern.
The recent introduction of electronic voting machines, without adequate testing
and oversight, have shown them to be vulnerable to tampering. Any vote counting
system must be proven to be accurate, verifiable, secure, and timely regardless
of how it is conducted. It is critical that voters know their votes are counted
and reported accurately.
English: We support legislation which makes English
the official language of Utah's government. All government documents will be in
English. School instruction will be in English.
Federal Intervention: We support Article 4, Section 4 of
the U.S. Constitution: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in
this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them
against Invasion, and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive
(when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
Lands: All Utah BLM and Forest Service
lands should revert to state ownership and management. All
wilderness-designated lands should be open for review and use decided on a
Association: Laws which endeavor
to force inclusion are morally wrong. There should be no discrimination based
on race, religion, ethnicity, or gender. Quotas are unfair and should be
Religion: The Founding Fathers realized the necessity
of keeping government out of religion to avoid the establishment of a despotic
state sponsored religion. The Constitution Party of Utah believes in pursuing
and protecting all of our inalienable rights, including Freedom of Religion. We
welcome all citizens, regardless of religious affiliation, who are drawn
together by the common belief in preserving the Constitution.
Rights: In the Second Amendment and where ever the word
"people" is used, it refers to the citizens of the nation. The people ARE
the militia, and are not separate from the militia.
It also states that the purpose of the militia is for the security of
a free State. The right of the people to bear (fire)arms shall not be
infringed, hampered, or denied except in those cases where the right is
care needs to be procured by the citizen, through their chosen
provider. Any government intrusion into health care lessens the quality
and quantity of care provided by physicians to their patients and gives more
power to bureaucrats who have no stake in the patient's welfare
Immigration: Section 8 of Article 1 states that Congress
was to "Establish a Uniform Rule of Naturalization to be adhered to in the
future." The 14th Amendment was passed to ensure that newly freed slaves
who were born here would be recognized. It does not apply to anchor babies.
While all people have inalienable rights, it does not mean that those who are
not citizens are deserving of free or subsidized medical care, housing, food,
and education. Nor does it require
issuing a Driver's License or any type of identification, for those whose
identification cannot be verified. Illegal aliens when found need to be
Judicial Activism: The Constitution Party of Utah
believes in justice. We firmly believe in being governed as a nation of laws,
not people. The Federal and Utah Constitutions are NOT living documents, and
therefore, should not arbitrarily be changed by any judge or lawyer, without
adhering to the amendment process. Laws should come from the legislature, not
Juries: Trial by jury of our peers is one of our
bulwarks against government tyranny. Jurors must have the power to return a
'not guilty' verdict if the juror believes that an acquittal will serve
justice, if the law is unjust or unjustly applied. Instructions to jurors
must inform them of this power.
Enforcement: We believe in local
control of our police departments. We do not want them to be militarized or
become an arm of the Federal government. All monies from the Federal system
should be rejected. As the saying goes, "He, who pays the fiddler, calls
National Surveillance: The people must not be under
surveillance by government without due process of law. Governmental
agencies may monitor citizens only with judicial oversight.
Real ID: We strongly oppose the REAL ID Act and all
similar measures which create a national ID. We also oppose the aggregation of
personal data in a national database, particularly one accessible by all
federal agencies. Aggregated personal databases are inherently insecure
and the data easily misused.
State Sovereignty: The U.S. Constitution was established
by the states. The problems we face regarding Federal incursion into states
rights could be avoided if we were to restore the original balance of power,
including state's pre-eminence over the feds.
Taxes and Governmental Policies: Control of taxes should be local and
simplified. This would result in lower income, property and sales tax. The
private sector can often meet the needs of the people more cost effectively and
competently and should be used when appropriate.
Veterans: We recognize that our
veterans are owed a debt of gratitude for preserving and promoting American
security. We support efforts to assist veterans in rejoining civilian
society. We vigorously resist attempts by government agencies to nullify
or reduce contractually earned benefits to veterans and their survivors.
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