THE FOUR PILLARS OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL NATIONALISM
1. We respect and promote the Constitution of the United States of America as the highest authority in the land.
- We emphasize a particular focus on restoring and strengthening the Bill of Rights.
- We believe that any interpretation of the Constitution should favor the states’ rights over the federal government, and the individuals’ rights over the state, so long as there is no tangible and demonstrable harm against another citizen.
- Freedom of speech means all constitutionally legal speech and thought should be equally protected, or none should be protected at all. There is no room in a constitutional society for certain criminal acts to be punished more harshly due to the perceived motivation. As well, public debate cannot continue to be stifled by the dominant political atmosphere, nor threats of violence, if we are to hold true to our founding principles.
- The right to bear arms shall not be infringed for any law abiding citizen.
- We believe that the search of any person or their property without a warrant is unconstitutional and any seizure of property without a conviction is theft.
- We believe that “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.” Our federal government is operating in direct defiance of this, the 10th amendment, and has been for over a century. Taking more and more power for itself at every turn.Violations of the points listed above (Taken from the Bill of Rights) amount to treason by our elected officials and law enforcement. We support all Constitutional law enforcement officials and elected officials just as enthusiastically as we oppose all who are not working to operate within the confines of the Constitution.
2. We are Nationalists.
- We put the welfare and safety of our own nation first.
- We are against any form of foreign aid (About 40 billion a year at the time of this writing) and/or foreign intervention (Our military budget is about 600 billion a year) that is not undertaken for the express and obvious mission of benefiting American citizens.
- We oppose U.S. backed regime change and nation building in other countries.
- We oppose illegal immigration and support harsh penalties for the willful violation of our borders.
- We oppose all forms of communism and socialism and believe that our representative republican system of government is the greatest on Earth and that our forefathers were wise and enlightened men who created the greatest social experiment that has ever existed.
- The liberties, rights, and freedoms we seek apply to United States citizens only. They don’t extend past our borders. We encourage citizens of all other nations to work for them in their own countries.
3. We believe in the Libertarian principle that a free citizen should be able to do whatever they like as long as they are not hurting anyone else.
- Discipline and the law were created within societies to secure freedom, not to hinder it.
- Your person and your property should be protected by the law. Not your feelings. Not your preferences. Not your beliefs.
- The best way to receive liberty is to give it.
4. We believe that the most promising path to restoring America to a strong, functional, and free society is to spread these principles and promote them to every citizen of the United States.
- We do this without regard to race, religion, culture, or previous political affiliation.
- At the same time we unapologetically oppose any culture, political philosophy, or religious expression which is not congruent with these principles.
- We believe in equality of opportunity, but not forced equality in outcomes.
- We also believe that the opportunity for inclusion in the promotion of these principles is no more important than the freedom of association that is inherently protected within them.
- In simpler terms we believe that most efficient way to implement the culture embodied in these pillars, within our modern multicultural society, is for the people who choose to embrace them to do so with mutual respect and support for all who stand beside them. Never forgetting the traits and preferences that make us who we are, but simply compartmentalizing them behind these principles that we have chosen to prioritize.