Constitution Party / Independent American Party growth

The Constitution Party as well as its state affiliate, the Independent American Party of Nevada, has performed better in 2008 than it did in 2004 and 2000 on its presidential ticket.

1992 US Tax Payer Party (nationwide):  43,369 votes    [0.04%] (source)
1996 US Tax Payer Party (nationwide): 184,820 votes   [0.20%] (source)
2000 Constitution Party (nationwide):  98,020 votes    [0.10%] (source)
2004 Constitution Party (nationwide): 143,630 votes   [0.12%] (source)
2008 Constitution Party (nationwide): 169,459 votes   [0.14%] (not fully reported) (source)

1992 Independent American Party (statewide): not available at this time
1996 Independent American Party (statewide): not available at this time
2000 Independent American Party (statewide):   621 votes    [0.10%] (source)
2004 Independent American Party (statewide): 1,152 votes   [0.14%] (source)
2008 Independent American Party (statewide): 3,181 votes   [0.33%] (source)

1992 Independent American Party (Clark):   413 votes   [0.14%] (source)
1996 Independent American Party (Clark):   834 votes   [0.32%] (source)
2000 Independent American Party (Clark):   353 votes   [0.09%] (source)
2004 Independent American Party (Clark):   602 votes   [0.11%] (source)
2008 Independent American Party (Clark): 1,868 votes   [0.29%] (source)

While I wish Chuck Baldwin would have done better than he did, I am impressed that, with his limited resources, he has more than doubled his showing in Clark County and the state of Nevada, and has done better nationwide than the party did in 2004.

While I do not agree with him on just about anything, I would like to congratulate President-Elect Barack Obama on his victory tonight.


last updated: 5 November 2008 at 1:33 am

(note, I will update this post as the election results are finalized)

Chuck Baldwin at CLC 2008

I recorded Chuck Baldwin‘s speech at the Conservative Leadership Conference on September 20, 2008.

I’ve finally posted it here on Mike’s World News.

Edit: 7 October 2008: To increase speed and the exposure of this great video, I’ve got it uploaded now to Google Video.


As a backup, I’ve left it also at Mike’s World News.


Chuck Baldwin is the Constitution Party / Independent American Party of Nevada Presidential Candidate.

Darrell Castle: Something Wicked This Way Comes

by Darrell L. Castle
Constitution Party 2008 Vice Presidential Candidate

Laws, originally evolving out of the New Deal legislation written in response to the great depression, once protected the American financial system. Starting in the 1990’s, in response to intense lobbying efforts by the financial industry, those laws were stripped away. The most important one was Glass Steagall which separated commercial banking from the type of investment work of a stockbroker. Glass Steagall was signed out of existence in 1999 by President Clinton and less than 10 years later the entire financial system is bankrupt. Another law, known as The Uptick rule, prevented companies from crashing due to large scale shorting of company stock. A company’s stock could not be sold short as long as it was in continuous decline. Short sellers had to wait for an uptick in the stock before shorting. The Uptick Rule ended in 2007 just about one year ago.

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"We Agree" – 3rd Parties United

Ron Paul, former Presidential Candidate for the Republican Party, today held a press conference where he invited the three major 3rd Party (Constitution, Green, and Libertarian) and the 1 major independent presidential candidates. On stage with Congressman Paul were Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin, Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney, and Independent Ralph Nader. (Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian did not attend). At this meeting, statement was presented entitled “We Agree”, outlining 4 major points that all 4 of the major minor candidates agree on (Bob Barr, while not attending stated that he agreed with the “We Agree” statement). For those interested, here is that statement:

We Agree

Foreign Policy: The Iraq War must end as quickly as possible with removal of all our soldiers from the region. We must initiate the return of our soldiers from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East. We must cease the war propaganda, threats of a blockade and plans for attacks on Iran, nor should we reignite the cold war with Russia over Georgia. We must be willing to talk to all countries and offer friendship and trade and travel to all who are willing. We must take off the table the threat of a nuclear first strike against all nations.

Privacy: We must protect the privacy and civil liberties of all persons under US jurisdiction. We must repeal or radically change the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the FISAlegislation. We must reject the notion and practice of torture, eliminations of habeas corpus, secret tribunals, and secret prisons. We must deny immunity for corporations that spy willingly on the people for the benefit of the government. We must reject the unitary presidency, the illegal use of signing statements and excessive use of executive orders.

The National Debt: We believe that there should be no increase in the national debt. The burden of debt placed on the next generation is unjust and already threatening our economy and the value of our dollar. We must pay our bills as we go along and not unfairly place this burden on a future generation.

The Federal Reserve: We seek a thorough investigation, evaluation and audit of the Federal Reserve System and its cozy relationships with the banking, corporate, and other financial institutions. The arbitrary power to create money and credit out of thin air behind closed doors for the benefit of commercial interests must be ended. There should be no taxpayer bailouts of corporations and no corporate subsidies. Corporations should be aggressively prosecuted for their crimes and frauds.


What do you guys think? Do you agree with the “We Agree” statements?  If so why?  If not, why not?

Who's on the Texas Presidential Ballot?

Who’s on the Texas Presidential Ballot?  This may seem like a dumb question, but it really isn’t.  There are 6-presidential candidates in 2008 that are on enough ballots to win the electoral college.  Texas is one of the largest states in the country.  Of these 6 candidates, who is on the ballot there?  Just one person.

Any guesses who?

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Chuck Baldwin Issues Flyer

I’ve been asked by several people where Chuck Baldwin, the Independent American / Constitution Party Presidential candiate stands on various issues.  I saw a flyer on and thought it was pretty good.  It has taken several issues and then had Chuck Baldwin’s quotes about that topic.

Download [download#26] and see why Chuck Baldwin should be the next president of the United States!

Quote of the Moment

I believe it was Albert Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.  Americans have been electing Republicans and Democrats over and over again, and we have been getting the same results.  Let’s try something different this year.
What do you say?

Chuck Baldwin
2008 Constitution Party
Presidential Candidate

Is the Clark County Republican Party really that desperate?

As many of my readers will know, I was a delegate to the Clark County GOP Convention.  Since that time, with my unhappiness with the state of the Republican Party (and especially the disaster known as McCain 2008), I’ve started supporting Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin.  However, I am still (at least for the time being) a registered Republican.  I still receive e-mails from the Clark County Republican Party.  I would guess I get about 1 e-mail a day, on average.  Recently, that has gone up, especially with presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain coming into town next week.  They keep sending out e-mails asking for volunteers.  It appears that they are getting desperate for volunteers.  Today, out of the blue, they called me and asked if I would volunteer.  I told them that I wasn’t interested in John McCain and wasn’t planning on voting for him.  Before I could say anything else, they said okay and hung up.  I wanted to tell them that if I was faced with a  socialist or an almost socialist, why not make the hidden 3rd choice of someone else.  I wanted to tell them that I love the inspired Constitution and I will not be volunteering for someone who is going to trample it under their feet.  I wanted to tell them that I believe the Declaration of Independence when it said that “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are… are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life” even if John McCain doesn’t.  And the Democrats are just as bad or worse, on everything important to me.