Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mission Statement


The United States of America was founded under a banner of rebellion; Rebellion against those who would use their Colonial interests in the name of Empire, Capital and Oppression. They believed their courageous children to be tools, mere digits in the fist of Conquest. Oh how they were wrong.

America has seen, and been the cause of it's share of wrong done to others, of the strong pressing their heel to the weak in order to expand borders, raise fences and increase an ever expanding fiscal margin without aim besides eminent domain.

It has also borne its share of heroism and selfless sacrifice for the ideals that were laid out so long ago in blood in Philadelphia, Boston and Appomattox; on the shores of Normandy and countless other unnamed beachheads and hamlets. We have renewed ourselves in the ideological battlegrounds of Memphis, Selma, and Atlanta; We were there to open the gates of Auschwitz and witness it’s horror and vow “Never Again”. The battle continues on our borders though the battle is not to keep the tide out, but to understand how the tide is Us and only the latest face of America.

We are a melting pot; Our melting pot is homogeneous, yet it retains it's individual flavors. We are one, out of many. We do not fear evolving demographics. For in freedom there is no account of color, race, creed, religion or gender.

Our differences, while moot in the grand scheme, weigh heavy on our shoulders, yet they are our strength. Lest we not forget why we have fought so hard and shed so many tears, and buried so many sons and daughters; let us come together once more unto ourselves. Let us be the New American Party.

Mission Statement:

The New American Party is founded upon these principles that we hold as fact:

1. All persons are afforded the same rights, basic opportunity and hold to the same accountability under law.

2. No person shall be forced to give up their rights at the behest, request or demand of another regardless of moral, religious or ideological standpoint.

3. We shall not stress our differences but embrace them; adding them to the armor that is our Freedom. We shall not discount our similarities, but celebrate them; proving them to be the foundation of our ever evolving dream.

4. We shall seek out first our problems and apply our solutions through democratic means which do not remove the rights of other persons. We shall uphold and respect our Constitution through vote of plebiscite.

5. We shall treat other Nations as we govern ourselves regardless of their reluctance to treat us as such. We shall seek out peaceful means unless at all times save self defence or the defence of others.

Via these simple axioms shall we ensure freedom for all, and commit all to freedom under the watchful eye of God.

1 comment:

amjamjazz said...

Individuals now have more power of information than ever. So they do not need the same forms of political representation they did when they lived two days trainride from delivering a petition to anyone who could make a difference.

They don't need the same form of delegated politician, they need more access to the decision-making process itself.
We now have the technology to restore an element of the community camp-fire to politics. And if that technology can put the first black man in the White House, it can surely help restore the balance in favour of those deserving community interests hitherto out-priced and out-lobbied from power by vast commercial interests.

America is going to face a deep ideological choice quite soon between the politics of the last 200 years, and a politics which can see us through the next 200 years. Whatever that might be, if we're lucky, there will be a degree of conflict. The trick will be to be seen to be explaining the impracticability of continuing the past, rather than accusing its disciples of sabotaging the human race.
There is still room for the expression of enough self-interest to satisfy most of the political spectrum.
The rest will go and live in the woods where they should have been all along.
As the socialist George Orwell said:
"I suggest that the real objective of Socialism is not happiness. Happiness hitherto has been a by-product, and for all we know it may always remain so. The real objective of Socialism is human brotherhood. This is widely felt to be the case, though it is not usually said, or not said loudly enough. Men use up their lives in heart-breaking political struggles, or get themselves killed in civil wars, or tortured in the secret prisons of the Gestapo, not in order to establish some central-heated, air-conditioned, strip-lighted Paradise, but because they want a world in which human beings love one another instead of swindling and murdering one another. And they want that world as a first step. Where they go from there is not so certain, and the attempt to foresee it in detail merely confuses the issue."