The Spirit of ’76
We believe that the Revolutionary leaders in 1776 had the best idea for the new nation.
Those Revolutionary leaders called their political movement “The Spirit of ’76”, which we adopted as our logo, to commemorate the spirit of individual liberty.
The nation’s first constitution was designed to allow each state to manage its own internal affairs, and delegated a specific, defined set of powers to the central government.
Twelve years after the start of the Revolution, Madison’s constitution of 1787, converted the natural rights republic to a centralized representative republic, whose rules favored America’s nascent aristocracy.
Eventually, Madison’s rules devolved into a centralized elite tyranny, disconnected from the consent of the governed.
We believe that Madison’s constitution is a failure, and that citizens face an imminent threat to their natural rights and civil liberties from an incipient socialist political movement.
The ideological differences between socialists and conservatives are irreconcilable.
This CLP advocates returning to the state sovereignty framework of the Articles of Confederation, and dissolving the current nation into two new nations:
- the Democratic Republic of America and
- the Socialist States of America.
For more detailed analysis of the intractable conflict between Democrat Socialists and natural rights conservatives, please visit Gabby Press.