Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Principles of the American Conservative Party

Principles of the American Conservative Party


From this Foundation, all principles flow.

  • The individual is sovereign
    • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
  • Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just limited powers from the consent of the governed
    • We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and establish the Constitution for the United States of America.


Authority of Government

  • The citizens of the United States are the sole source of power and life of the United States Government. All powers and authority not explicitly given by the citizens to their representatives remain with the states or the people thereof.
  • The United States Government has the authority and obligation to protect its citizens and their liberties from all actual and perceived threats regardless of the source, location or scope.

Limitiations on Government

  • The federal legislature may make no law that abridges or limits the Constitutional rights of an individual.
  • No state may abridge a citizen's right to life, liberty, or property without due process of law.
  • Property currently owned or controlled by the Government is held in Trust for the citizens
  • Regardless of compensation, no property shall be forcibly taken by government for private use or profit.


  • Any child, born of a citizen, shall have all the legal rights of a citizen born or naturalized into the United States.
  • Persons who are not citizens or resident aliens of the United States have no right to petition or benefit from any agency of the government except for petition of entry or asylum.
  • A child born in the United States to non-citizens is not a citizen.

Citizen Responsibilities

  • Each adult citizen is responsible for the health, education and welfare of himself or herself and their family.
  • No adult citizen may call on the resources of another citizen or group of citizens without their explicit, expressed consent.
  • No citizen or group of citizens, by expression of any character or physical trait, may call upon the resources, nor abridge the rights, of another citizen or group of citizens without their explicit, expressed consent.
  • It is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in the political process.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Goverment Agencies

Here are the Agencies of the Federal Government

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

Budget: $5.348 million (THIS BUDGET AMOUNT IS A 35% INCREASE SINCE 2003.)

Staff: 35 employees

African Development Foundation

The United States Congress established the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) in 1980 as an independent public corporation with a mandate to promote the participation of Africans in the economic and social development of their countries. For more than 25 years, ADF has helped grassroots groups and individuals in Africa help themselves by providing the resources they need to advance their own efforts to promote economic and social development.

Budget: $30 million (up 19% this year)

Staff: 100 (71 contractors)

Agency for International Development (USAID)
American Battle Monuments Commission
Appalachian Regional Commission
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms
Bureau of Arms Control

Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of the Census
Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board (USCSB)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Commission on Civil Rights
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Corporation For National Service (CNS)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Information Systems Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Defense Logistics Agency
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Defense Security Service
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Drug Enforcement Administration

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Housing Finance Board (FHFB)
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Reserve System
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Food & Drug Administration

General Accounting Office
General Services Administration (GSA)
Ginnie Mae

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Inter-American Development Bank
Inter-American Foundation
Internal Revenue Services
International Bank for Reconstruction & Development
International Labor Organization
International Monetary Fund
International Trade Commission (USITC)

Legal Services Corporation

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Merit Systems Protection Board

National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
National Bioethics Advisory Commission
National Capital Planning Commission
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Council on Disability (NCD)
National Credit Union Administration
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Institute of Justice
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Standards & Technology
National Institutes of Health
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Security Agency (NSA)
National Skill Standards Board
National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC)
National Telecommunications Information Administration
National Transportation Safety Board
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Office of Special Counsel
Office of Thrift Supervision
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
Organization of American States
Overseas Private Investment Corp.

Pan American Health Organization
Patent & Trademark Office
Peace Corps
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
Postal Regulatory Commission

Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)
Securities Investor Protection Corp.
Selective Service System (SSS)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Surface Transportation Board

Tennessee Valley Authority
Trade and Development Agency

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Customs Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Government Printing Office
U.S. Institute of Peace
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Office of Government Ethics (USOGE)
U.S. Treasury
United States Holocaust Memorial Council
United States Postal Service (USPS)
United Nations Information Center

Voice of America (VOA)

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
White House Fellows
White House Commission on Remembrance
Women's History Commission


The government of the United States was formed for very specific purposes. Over the years, it has grown to a size feared by those that helped found this country. It has become the home to a bureaucracy that answers to no one.

In the masthead is the Preamble to the Constitution. I intend to look upon our Government, federal, state and local, and determine as objectively as possible, whether it is in fact overstepping or under performing in those areas it was created to address.

I start with an overview:

1. Establish Justice: It is clear that some judges have failed in their oaths. They bring in their own prejudices, their own philosophies, their own desires to cases before them. In some cases, they are assisted by prosecutors with their own political or philosophical agenda. We need to bring some confidence back into the courtroom that justice will be the result.

2. Insure domestic Tranquility: Some states and cities are creating safe harbors for criminals. Other states are refusing to honor legal contracts formed in other states. Both positions are wrong.

3. Provide for the common defense: Our borders are there for a reason and it is the Federal Government's responsibility to protect them. Threats to the United States do not only come from those attempting to cross our borders but from those within and from thousands of miles away. It is the right and obligation of our Country to seek out and destroy those that would do so to us.

4. Promote the general Welfare: Promote, not provide. General, not specific. Government should only insure the playing field is level, not support one group over another, whether that group is small or large.

The Federal Government has become the provider of first resort for millions of Americans. If the individual is sovereign, then the individual is responsible and accountable for him/herself.

If we are going to hold the Government accountable, time to pick up the yoke and be so for ourselves.


From ON LIBERTY, by John Stuart Mill:

The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion. That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right. These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do otherwise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to some one else. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.