Alabama Constitution Party endorses Ron Paul for President

PRESS RELEASE
Date: December 27, 2007
Contact: MaryAnn Crum
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Cullman, Alabama
alconstitutionparty.net

The State Central Committee of the Alabama Constitution Party (ACP) has endorsed Republican Dr. Ron Paul for President. Dr. Paul’s campaign slogan is HOPE FOR AMERICA. We feel that Dr. Paul may be AMERICA’S LAST HOPE to return this country to it’s Constitution.

Dr. Paul is the only presidential candidate that complies with the ACP Platform. Pro life, delivering over 4000 babies, end the IRS, end illegal immigration, bring our troops home from no-win “police actions”, protect our privacy and stop the national ID card and stop unconstitutional spending leading us to bankruptcy.

The ACP is an independent state political party and not affiliated with any national political party. It has previously run candidates for state offices in Alabama and most recently spear-headed the effort to run a write-in vote for Judge Roy Moore for Governor in the last general election resulting in the most write-in ever for the governorship.

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31 Responses to “Alabama Constitution Party endorses Ron Paul for President”

  1. mketcher Says:

    Ron Paul brings left and right together, because his focus is on the U.S. Constitution—which is held in high regard by all Americans (save those at the highest levels of government, both Democratic and Republican). Ron Paul is the only candidate that brings authenticity, honesty, and integrity to the presidential election.

    See this YouTube music video, which is a dead-on satire on the president, the mindless MSM, and the war on terror. It’s from the new zombie musical feature film, “Song of the Dead,” and features horror movie veteran, Reggie Bannister (Wishmaster, Phantasm, Bubba Ho-tep) as the president of the U.S. responding to a “zombie terrorist” attack. The filmmaker, Chip Gubera, is donating a share of his DVD sales of this anti-war satire to the Ron Paul campaign. Go to:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=qQmkkoxSKYw

  2. Eric Dondero Says:

    Please let the record show, that I, Eric Dondero, believe that Ron Paul is going to go Constitution Party/Texas Independence Party and not Libertarian Party for ‘08.

    Tom Knapp believes vehemently that it’s the LP.

    I think the evidence is becomming increasingly clear that it’s more likely the CP route. This is just the latest piece of evidence.

    I could be wrong. And if I am, I’ll apologize to Mr. Knapp. But having known Ron Paul for 12 years, my instincts are telling me he’s going the CP route, rather than the LP.

    Eric Dondero, Fmr. Senior Aide
    US Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)
    1997-2003

  3. David Macko Says:

    If the Republican Party does not have sufficient wisdom to nominate Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, the Constitution Party, the America First Party, the remnants of the Reform Party and, perhaps, even the Greens, should demonstrate enough patriotism and understanding to come together to all support Ron Paul in a last ditch effort to prevent World War III, the incipient police state, and one world government and begin to restore the Constitution.
    However, it is far too early to give up the idea that Ron Paul will not win the Republican nomination. There has not even been one primary yet.

    Restore the Republic.
    Ron Paul for President.
    David Macko

  4. David Macko Says:

    That should read “It is far too early to give up the idea that Ron Paul WILL win the Republican nomination. Sorry.

    Restore the Republic.
    Ron Paul for President.
    David Macko

  5. Ferenc Says:

    David,you right
    We all must come together(even Dondero) to stand behind Mr. Dr. Ron Paul. The Constitution Party platform is the most acceptable for every freedom lover American.

    Attention
    Taking America Back Conference on Jan. 5. in Fort Launderdale , FL.
    Speakers: Farah, Liddy, Corsi, Kupelian, Folger, Fisher And others.
    I hope they endorse Mr. Ron Paul

    God bless you all, and a Happy, Healthy,and Wealthy New Year not only for you, but everyone you LOVE.

  6. Matt Williams Says:

    Ron Paul gives me the hope and faith that I will once again be proud to call myself an American.

  7. C. Wesley Fowler Says:

    Dondero, you are a wedge, the simplest of tools.

  8. Jason Says:

    “I, Eric Dondero, ” what is this crap? Man you are really a hanger-on arent you?

  9. Cody Quirk Says:

    It’s funny how the Alabama CP disaffiliate endorsed the same candidate that spoke at the Nevada IAP convention which was a week after the Tampa meeting, and also shook hands with the son of Chris Hansen.

    http://www.independentamerican.org/candidates/joshuahansen.php

    Talk about hypocracy!

  10. Sean Scallon Says:

    I, Eric Rittberg. Get it straight.

  11. Ronald Monroe Says:

    Dr. Paul may very well be Americas last hope to return this country to it’s original constitution. I agree Dr. Paul appears to be the only presidential candidate that complies with the Constitution Party Platform.

    Many of our members in the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan are supporting Ron Paul for President in the Republican Primary . If he is defeated, I hope Ron Paul does think about running for the Constitution Party or even the Libertarian Party.

    There is talk here in Michigan that we would think about voting in our Parties National Convention, not to put up a Candidate for President if Ron Paul went with the Libertarians. We will have 27 voting delegates it the Convention in spring. Naturally I don’t know how many of the delegates would vote for such a resolution!.

  12. Ronald Monroe Says:

    Dr. Paul may very well be Americas last hope to return this country to it’s original constitution. I agree Dr. Paul appears to be the only presidential candidate that complies with the Constitution Party Platform.

    Many of our members in the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan are supporting Ron Paul for President in the Republican Primary . If he is defeated, I hope Ron Paul does think about running for the Constitution Party or even the Libertarian Party.

    There is talk here in Michigan that we would think about voting in our Parties National Convention, not to put up a Candidate for President if Ron Paul went with the Libertarians. We will have 27 voting delegates it the Convention in spring. Naturally I don’t know how many of the delegates would vote for such a resolution!.

  13. Ronald Monroe Says:

    Dr. Paul may very well be Americas last hope to return this country to it’s original constitution. I agree Dr. Paul appears to be the only presidential candidate that complies with the Constitution Party Platform.

    Many of our members in the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan are supporting Ron Paul for President in the Republican Primary . If he is defeated, I hope Ron Paul does think about running for the Constitution Party or even the Libertarian Party.

    There is talk here in Michigan that we would think about voting in our Parties National Convention, not to put up a Candidate for President if Ron Paul went with the Libertarians. We will have 27 voting delegates it the Convention in spring. Naturally I don’t know how many of the delegates would vote for such a resolution!.

  14. johncjackson Says:

    As a Libertarian, if RP runs “3rd party” I would love for the CP to take him.

  15. Immigrant Says:

    What’s for sure is that RP will not run for a 3rd party. This is America’s final chance to get back to the constitution. A vote against Paul at this point is a vote for Komrad Clinton. There’s no 2 ways about it.

  16. Nick Says:

    I, Eric Dondero, am a pompous ass that was more than thrilled that Tim Russert mentioned me by name on NBC’s Meet the Press. That is, of course, until Ron Paul correctly pointed out that I was a disgruntled former employee that was literlly put out, but 15 seconds of fame is close to 15 minutes of fame than most of you hacks have ever had. So, neener neener neener. I, Eric Dondero, aka douchebag, rule!

  17. Andy Says:

    While I think that there is a small possibility that Ron Paul could end up running as the Constitution Party’s candidate, I think that it is more likely that he’d run as the Libertarian Party’s candidate or as an independent.

    One big reason is ballot access. The Constitution Party currently has ballot status in 14 states. The Libertarian Party currently has ballot status in 27 states with 4 more states being amost finished (North Carolina, Nebraska, Utah, and South Dakota). So that’s practically 31 states.

    To get on the ballot in those states where the Constitution Party is not on the ballot and the Libertarian Party is on the ballot would be a HUGE pain in the ass, and would cost a lot of money and a lot of manpower.

    He may also decide that he doesn’t want to be saddled with any party labels and run as an independent, which would mean that his campaign would have to do ballot access drives in all 50 states and DC. This would be a HUGE expense and a lot of work but then he wouldn’t be saddled with any baggage that comes from party labels.

  18. Sean Scallon Says:

    Great to see non-major parties helping the Ron Paul campaign.

    My vision is still to have the LP, CP and the Greens work at the local level elect candidates and change policies and then work within the two major parties to influence national politics. And it starts with Ron Paul.

  19. GW Brown Says:

    I want to endorse someone, but from my own party.

  20. Eric Dondero Says:

    Andy, good point. Excellent point in fact. But, there’s been some interesting developments the last few days on the ballot access front.

    The CP just got status in Arkansas. And now this wierd Texas Independence Party that nobody seems to know anything about is going for ballot access. And just yesterday the Alabama CP endorses Ron Paul.

    Somethings in the works here. I sense some movement on the CP side of things.

  21. Hugh Jass Says:

    Chances are that Paul will run as a fusion candidate, if he runs as a third-party at all. It would probably be a synergetic effort on the part of the Libertarians, Constitutionalists, and other right-wing splinter parties, getting ballot acess for Paul on their party’s ticket where ballot access is unavailable for the other party(ies). It will probably become very confusing in the states where both the Ls and the Cs have ballot access.

  22. Cody Quirk Says:

    The Texas Independent Party isn’t even right-wing.

    The CP is the main right-wing entity in the country with the best ballot-access and reg. voters. There is no other right-wing party that rivals the CP in size or strengh. Even the AFP lacks the numbers and organization.

  23. Trish Says:

    “The CP just got status in Arkansas.”

    Arkansas is one of the easiest states to get a PRESIDENTIAL candidate on the ballot. It is only about 2000 signatures and a campaign has several months to get these signatures. The CP has always gotten their Presidential candidate on the ballot in Arkansas. I think the only state easier is neighbouring Tennessee. However, it is almost impossible to petition for any other race in Arkansas. If I am not mistaken, it takes over 10,000 signatures in less than two weeks for a Congressional race. For some reason, that number seems low. Any one care to give us the details on Arkansas ballot access?

    “Even the AFP lacks the numbers and organization.”

    It is my understanding that the AFP is little more than a Colorado social club of Buchananites. They had an impressive start 5 years ago, but it fizzled out quickly in just a few years.

  24. Andy Says:

    “Trish Says:

    December 29th, 2007 at 1:23 pm
    “The CP just got status in Arkansas.”

    Arkansas is one of the easiest states to get a PRESIDENTIAL candidate on the ballot. It is only about 2000 signatures and a campaign has several months to get these signatures. The CP has always gotten their Presidential candidate on the ballot in Arkansas. I think the only state easier is neighbouring Tennessee. However, it is almost impossible to petition for any other race in Arkansas. If I am not mistaken, it takes over 10,000 signatures in less than two weeks for a Congressional race. For some reason, that number seems low. Any one care to give us the details on Arkansas ballot access?”

    Arkansas requires 1,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot for a Presidential candidate only. This is a pretty easy requirement compared to a lot of states. The Libertarian Party recently obtained Presidential ballot access in Arkansas as well.

    To get full party ballot status – that is being able to run a full slate of candidates – the requirement is 10,000 valid signatures. The Green Party recently completed this requirement so they will have full party status in Arkansas for the 2008 election. The Greens also completed this requirement for the previous election cycle (2006).

    Since signatures can be disqualified for a variety of reasons it is standard practice to turn in more signatures than necessary to cover for a margin of error. The Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party turned in something like 1,500-2,000 raw signatures and the Green Party turned in 17,000 and some odd signatures.

    Arkansas used to have a rolling six month deadline for signature collection but the time period for circulation got shortened to a rolling 60 day deadline in 2007. By rolling deadline I mean that they can start at any time well before the final deadline (which I believe is in late June or early July of the election year) but that the signatures have to be from a specific number of days – in this case 60 days. If they go beyond the allotted 60 days from when they started the earliest collected signatures expire – as in become disqualified. Note that in Arkansas each petition signer has to put the date that they signed in with their signature and street address.

    I wouldn’t make too big a deal of getting ballot status for the Presidential race only in Arkansas since it is one of the easier states.

    “And now this wierd Texas Independence Party that nobody seems to know anything about is going for ballot access.”

    I doubt that the Texas Independence Party will make it on the ballot in Texas. The Greens tried to get ballot status in Texas in 2004 and failed and the Constitution Party tried in 2006 and failed. Ralph Nader tried to get ballot status as an independent in Texas in 2004 and failed. As you know it took a super effort for the Libertarian Party to regain ballot status in Texas in 2004.

    “And just yesterday the Alabama CP endorses Ron Paul.”

    So, various factions in the Libertarian Party have endorsed Ron Paul as well.

    “The CP is the main right-wing entity in the country with the best ballot-access and reg. voters. There is no other right-wing party that rivals the CP in size or strengh. Even the AFP lacks the numbers and organization.”

    Yes, the CP is the biggest “right-wing” party in the country, however, as has been pointed out on this forum before, the number of voter registrations that the CP has is inflated due to the fact that in California the party is known as the American Independent Party and in Nevada it is known as the Independent American Party and the majority of people in both states who checked that box on their voter registration forms did so by mistake thinking that they were registering as independents which in those states is Decline To State A Political Party. Outside of those two states CP voter registration is pretty tiny, even compared to the Libertarian Party and Green Party.

  25. MAC Says:

    Please note:
    “The ACP is an independent state political party and not affiliated with any national political party.”

    The Alabama Constitution Party is not affiliated with the Constitution Party. It seems by the comments here, most have not made that distinction.

    As an independent state political party, the ACP’s endorsement of Dr Paul was a stand alone decision based on Dr Paul’s consistent record on the issues with regard to his Oath of office to God “to support this Constitution”.

    Please do not read the Alabama Constitition Party into anything others may or may not be planning or doing.

    Thanks.

  26. Cody Quirk Says:

    It is my understanding that the AFP is little more than a Colorado social club of Buchananites. They had an impressive start 5 years ago, but it fizzled out quickly in just a few years.

    =Exactely.

    The Alabama Constitution Party is not affiliated with the Constitution Party. It seems by the comments here, most have not made that distinction.

    =I have, however, Mrs. Crum.

  27. ericbl Says:

    I don’t know anything about ballot access laws, but could Ron Paul run under different party labels in different states? For example, could he be the CP in Arkansas, the LP candidate in MI, and be an independent in CA?

  28. Cody Quirk Says:

    Or AIP in California

  29. Fourbama Says:

    a little late to this dicussion, but dr. paul said in many interveiws that he will not run as a 3rd party if he doesn’t get the nomination. i beleive in everything he has said, so i beleive him now, too. if he doesn’t get the nomination, i’ll write him in.

  30. Tom Says:

    It is looking like Ron Paul will not win the Republican nomination, which may be a good thing. Due to the current administrations extremely poor decision to involve us in the Iraq war, the chance of a republican winning in 2008 is low. But the country is not ready for a woman or minority President either, so the democrats are throwing away an easy win. This being the case, 2008 is the best chance to end the 2 party system that prevents most people from voting for the best canidates based on the issues and only following their parties like sheep and voting straight tickets. I am a registered Republican and will vote for Ron Paul in the primary. I would also vote for him in the fall on what ever party he runs under. Taking the above into account, all of the 3rd or independent parties should rally behind one candidate as they have no chance of winning with seperate candidates and small voter bases. Many people are tired of picking between 2 entrenched evils and would consider a stong independent candidate for president ( remember Ross Perot and Ralph Nader). This is a great chance to make a national 3rd party that takes the best ideas from all parties and finds that balance that most people want. Forget all the different names and fractured ideals, rally behind one National “Independent Party ” candidate such as Ron Paul. If he were to take a woman as vice presidental candidate it would pull alot of votes away from Hillary and might actually have a chance at fracturing the vote from both major parties.

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