ACP 2013 Principle Platform
The ACP Board of Directors has approved the Principle Platform for 2013. This a wide-ranging document which reflects what we believe and how we view the role of the Federal Government. It lays the groundwork for more specific proposals upcoming and eventually will help to formulate our legislative agenda for the 113th Congress and the Obama Administration:
New Platform Plank: Federalism and the Tenth Amendment
New Platform Plank drafted by the Platform Committee, and approved by the Board: 3-15-2012
"We strongly support and affirm that the primacy of the people of the United States and their respective States are paramount and supreme over the powers of the federal government, unless expressly enumerated and granted to the Federal government in the Constitution. We believe the Tenth Amendment expressly solidifies this primacy in the Constitution."
With a Principle Platform comes the responsibility of formulating a legislative agenda, which we will be working on in the FORUMS. It's the best way that our members can express their opinions about how to best apply the Principles of the ACP.
Over the next weeks and months our Platform Committee will be working to put simple planks out about our positions on the role of Government in Five Major Areas: Foreign Affairs, Taxes and Economy, Health and Environmental, Public Safety, Role of Government.
ACP on Pop-Vox
Over the next weeks and months as we have to turn our policy platform into legislative positions, stay tuned to our Profile on PopVox.com.
You can set up your own account and express your own views on popvox, but most of all, you should let us know on the forums when you feel we need to take a position on a certain bill.
The ACP is not simply about ballot access and elections and campaigns. We, as activists, have to be willing to make clear where we stand so that current elected officials know what they should do get our support, and voters know what our eventual candidates will be willing to stand on a hill and fight for.
Eventually we will have a legislative section of the website specifically for email campaigns to elected officials on the issues we're taking a stand on.