American Independent Party Platform
State's Rights in Education
In the spirit of preserving our independence, we, Independent Americans of the United States, out of great love for God, family, and country, do proclaim the following standards:
Judeo-Christian Heritage We believe that it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor. Furthermore, we affirm that America is fundamentally a Christian Nation with a strong Judeo-Christian heritage, tolerant of all peaceable religions; and that only by faith in and obedience to God shall we be preserved as a nation.
Family We believe that families are the fundamental building blocks of a moral society; that traditional family values are the strength of our nation; and that Christian and similar principles are the key to strong homes in America.
Citzenship We believe that patriotism, civic duty and good character are essential to personal liberty and happiness for the people of America.
Unalienable Rights We believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights, such as life, liberty and property; that these rights are guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; and that it is the primary duty of government to protect these rights.
States Rights in Education We believe that the federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate, control or fund education and that this right belongs to the states, or to the people.
Economy We believe in economic “free enterprise;" in addition some safeguards may be necessary to protect Americans from foreign competition. As well, taxation should be limited to those methods provided for in our traditional Constitution, and our nation must not spend beyond it's means except for in times of (justified) war or emergency. We must work to eliminate our national debt, and not pass down financial obligations to subsequent generations of Americans. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 should be repealed and America's free market system allowed to flourish based on natural laws of supply and demand.
Society We believe that government has no authority to circumvent, or usurp, the U.S. Constitution; that only state or local governments have the right to regulate or discourage drug, alcohol, and gambling abuse in their jurisdictions; and that the safety of law-abiding citizens must take precedence over the rights of criminals. Amendment 10: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Natural Resources We believe protection of the environment should be a state, local, and individual responsibility; that there must be a dynamic balance between energy development and conservation; and that safe and inexpensive alternative energy sources should be developed. Pollution-free alternative energy sources have been discovered and patented. These tools have been suppressed by corporations and lobbied government officials, but could become quickly available and which should be allowed to reach the hands and use of we the people, were it not for politics and government interference.
U.S. Constitution We believe that the Constitution for the United States was prepared and adopted by men under inspiration from Almighty God; and that it is a solemn compact created by the people of the states of this nation; and that it was made specifically by, and for a moral and religious people; and is the supreme law above all other laws. It must be held inviolate.
Government We believe that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty and property; and that the federal government is an agent of the states and the people; and that each state is sovereign in performing those functions reserved to it by the U.S. Constitution. Each elected official is under mandate to take an oath to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution. It is the responsibility of The People to hold these elected and appointed officials accountable for their oaths. Many, if not all, of our current problems are traceable to the abdication of the people to perform their duty, collectively and individually.
Defense We believe that a strong defense establishment is essential to the preservation of our nation; that America must not commit its military to any international organization; and that neither should foreign military bases be allowed on American soil.
U.S. Sovereignty We believe that a sovereign America is necessary to maintain our freedom and way of life; that we must withdraw from all international agreements or entanglements that diminish our sovereignty and power; and that we must resist all efforts to draw us into a global, or international government. We claim that the heritage of Christian principles upon which this nation was founded, including those of religious tolerance, the traditional family, patriotism, and our unalienable rights, is under attack; that our educational, economic and social institutions, and use of natural resources, have been perverted by those who would destroy our way of life; and that our Constitutional Republican form of government, national security, and national sovereignty are hanging by a thread.