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Was the American Constitution Party set up?

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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The American Constitution Party won an amazing moral victory last year in the Colorado gubernatorial election, coming in 2nd place, ahead of the Republican party candidate. This near victory has earned them "Major Party Status" in the state which you would think should be a good thing but, with all of the new legal requirements it places on the party, it just may bankrupt them.



American Constitution Party Suffers from Major Party Status in Colorado

As recounted last year in The New American, the American Constitution Party (ACP) has achieved major party status in Colorado, due in large part to the campaign for Governor of Tom Tancredo (left), former Republican Congressman from the state. Ironically, now that the ACP has gained this level of official acceptance, the red tape associated with maintaining this existence is discouraging it from getting comfortable in the new role as a legitimate alternative and besides, it’s expensive to buy into this high-stakes game.

Compliance with bureaucratic regulations isn’t easy. As described by the Columbus, Indiana, Republic:

With only 4,134 members, the ACP has had to create a 21-member central committee, elect an executive committee and set up party committees in each of Colorado's 64 counties. In exchange, the party gets a place at or near the top of the ballot in the next gubernatorial election in 2014.

"We keep asking Secretary of State Scott Gessler what's the benefit of being a major party. We get a higher position on the ballot, but if that's the only thing, it's not worth it," said Amanda Campbell, the ACP's treasurer and an executive board member.

Being a major party brings major responsibilities, like filing detailed campaign finance reports, hiring lawyers to interpret complicated state and federal reporting requirements, and holding primaries and caucuses.

The New American


The ACP got to this point because Tom Tancredo switched from the Republican party to run under their banner and you would think that his success would equate into some added financial backing for the party but, most all of the money raised for his campaign was deposited directly into Tancredo's coffers, bypassing the party altogether. The ACP only got a few hundred dollars of donations as a result of that election. Then, after he had used the ACP, Tancredo switched back to the Republican party again. Awful suspicious if you ask me.

Now, the ACP is stuck with all of the legal obligations of a "Major Party" and none of the financial benefits. They can't even give up their "Major Party Status".


The ACP may be stuck for another four years. Gessler said there is no statutory authority for a party to give up major party status and that the Legislature would have to change the law to allow anyone to withdraw. Campbell said the party won't ask for any change because that would cost taxpayers.


It looks to me like this is just another obstacle TPTB have put in the way of potential 3rd parties in order to keep them in their place. TPTB don't want any 3rd party gaining success and challenging the status-quo so they have set up the system to financially destroy any small start-up that gets too much support.

It looks to me that TPTB got Tancredo to run for the ACP to show the 3rd parties what would happen to them if they became too successful. They want 3rd parties to fear success and all of the financial and legal burdens that comes along with it.




posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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This just goes to show how rigged the system is against the little guy.

Most 3rd parties would have to use up all of their resources just to comply with all of those regulations and probably wouldn't have much left over for any campagning.

They really want us to stay within the two party system so they can control the issues and terms of debate. Look how well they have co-opted the TEA party to have their members run under the Republican banner instead of running as a true 3rd party.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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They keep down the 3rd parties the same way they keep down small businesses. They create all of those regulations that only huge corporations can afford to comply with to prevent small companies from starting up with better products and lower prices.

Its cheaper for the corporations to pay fines and deal with excessive regulations than it is to have to deal with competition. If they had competition, they would have to actually put out a good product at an affordable price. Can't have that, can we?


Now they've moved the whole business model into the political system.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem

The ACP got to this point because Tom Tancredo switched from the Republican party to run under their banner and you would think that his success would equate into some added financial backing for the party but, most all of the money raised for his campaign was deposited directly into Tancredo's coffers, bypassing the party altogether. The ACP only got a few hundred dollars of donations as a result of that election. Then, after he had used the ACP, Tancredo switched back to the Republican party again. Awful suspicious if you ask me.


Yeah something does not make sense, but I am not sure its a conspiracy as such. Why did the money raised go into Tancredo's pocket rather than to the party? Aren't donations supposed to go the party rather than the candidates?


Now, the ACP is stuck with all of the legal obligations of a "Major Party" and none of the financial benefits. They can't even give up their "Major Party Status".


Ah. That explains it perfectly. Make it a major party just to bankrupt it from all this stupid legislation. But still since Tancredo switched party affiliations before his four year term was over, shouldn't that make them a minor party again?

Yes everything is rigged toward the demo-republican oligarchy fascism. In fact in most countries ONLY TWO parties EVER WIN. Its a world wide conspiracy of the first degree and people either do not understand this or do not care. Mainstream media does not touch it with a fifteen foot flagpole, in fact you here them discuss ufos and aliens a little more often then "third parties".



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