The US Constitution is the finest and most enlightened governing document in the history of nations. The blessings of the Almighty were present as the men from the various former colonies crafted a system of republican rule that struck the fundamental balance between God-given individual freedoms, the autonomy of the States, and the necessity of a limited, but strong triumvirate federal government. The FALCON party recognizes not only the brilliance of our Constitution, but also the solemn duty to abide by its provisions. The Founders provided a mechanism to change the stipulations held within the Constitution, and the Congress, the Executive Branch, the Courts and the States can not add or subtract from it, except through the Amendment Process.
The preservation of this nation is our paramount duty. Evil has always been and will always be. We will allow no nation to threaten us with impunity. Our military strength must always be capable of defeating multiple, simultaneous threats, whether those threats are from the belligerence of another nation, multiple nations allied together, terror organizations, or any combination thereof. We shall maintain the strength sufficient for any adversary to desire peace instead of war, and to vanquish any foolish enough to choose war. We shall strive for peaceful and cordial relationships with other nations who seek peaceful and cordial relations. But we will never turn a blind eye to despotism, tyranny and communism and will continue to prod such regimes to offer freedom to their peoples and inspire peoples living in such states to demand it.
America is the “last, best hope” on earth, and we can never allow the Europeanization to spread to our shores. Unfettered political correctness, socialism, militant secularism, feminism and the consolidation of power into the hands of bureaucrats have neutered most European nations to the point of impotence. By protecting and restoring the rights of the individual and protecting and restoring the sovereignty of our nation, we intend to prevent the decline into moral and political relativism that has infected far too many nations.
We believe that the Constitution, as written and amended, is the best bulwark to guarantee our citizens’ liberty. Unfortunately, politicians from both major parties have colluded over the decades to erode certain freedoms that are guaranteed and protected. The perfidy includes such things as ‘handgun bans’ in cities or towns in violation of the 2nd Amendment, restrictions on free speech under the banner of ‘campaign finance reform’, judges allowing property to be seized for the sake of higher tax receipts, and the enhancement of criminal penalties via “hate crimes” legislation. These are but a few examples of unconstitutional ‘law’ taking precedence over the supreme law, the Constitution. Our country has a federal government created by the people and the states; and it is imperative that the proper perspective and constitutional balance be restored and the overreach fostered by each branch of the federal government be permanently reversed.
The United States of America has been the most significant and consistent facilitator of good in the world. Not only are we blessed with a system of government that has allowed our citizens to pursue individual ambition, opportunity, and faith, we have also risen as a nation in opposition to the dark forces that have enslaved or threatened to enslave millions of humans across the globe. Though it has never been America’s goal to be the savior of western civilization, that daunting challenge has been thrust upon us on several occasions; most recently by the rise of Islamic radicalism. We shall defeat such radicalism and eradicate the threat it poses to the United States and our national interests.
We honor our Military personnel - past, present and future - for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. We shall remain the land of the free and the home of the brave, because of the brave.
Only one political philosophy is compatible with the maintenance of a Constitutional Republic, and that philosophy is conservatism. FALCON understands that “limited government” does not simply mean advocating lower taxes than what the Democrat Party proposes, but also entails a significantly smaller footprint for the necessary bureaucratic institutions, and the complete elimination of the unnecessary and unconstitutional bureaucratic institutions. In addition, we must fight the natural urge of career politicians and political parties that deem it to be the federal government’s job to address every conceivable ill in society with more legislation. Recent federal forays into issues ranging from steroid use in professional sports, to the sub-prime mortgage ‘crisis’, to the unprecedented wasteful spending after Hurricane Katrina, to the massive shakedown of American tobacco companies demonstrate that neither major party understands the constitutionally mandated limitations on federal power.
Our intention is to restore those limitations. We understand that there are issues that were not foreseen and could not have been foreseen by the drafters of our Constitution. In such cases, it is important to understand the guiding philosophy of the founders, and certainly that guiding philosophy did not include a heavy handed federal leviathan, capable of micro-managing the affairs of the people and the States.
Conservatism is also about self preservation as a nation. And as a party, FALCON will fight all attempts to hand authority to supra-national entities that have no constitutional basis for dictating policies of our government or inhibiting the freedoms of our citizens. We will also fight any attempts to sign treaties that place our national interests below that of other nations.
We do not observe the existing situation in the world and within our borders and declare that everything is wonderful and heading in the right direction. On the contrary, many situations call for an immediate course reversal. If we did not recognize the dangers and pitfalls of past bad policies and many of the current bad policies, FALCON would not be in existence. So why the optimism? Our optimism comes from multiple sources, and will keep us standing and fighting for this great nation, regardless of current circumstances.
First is our faith in the Good Lord. The problems we face today are in most cases no worse than problems faced by our forefathers. Yet through prayerful reflection, thanksgiving, and supplication to the Almighty, and the willingness to work hard and sacrifice, they made it through the challenges they faced. So we move forward knowing that God is not only just, but also favors those who stand against evil.
The American people have shown through their actions, time and again, that tough obstacles can indeed be overcome when the outcome is in the balance. Rugged individualism is one of the hallmarks of the American character and when such rugged individuals are presented with the facts of a dire situation, they will work together to steer a new course, then go about their lives when the work is done.
Finally, we draw optimism from the notion that conservatism itself is always the better option for governance. And to that end, we intend to cut through the media noise and political party rhetoric and take our case straight to the American citizenry, and leave the bitterness, obfuscations and timidity to the current political powers.
The nobility we refer to is not that of historical European society or birthright, where the elite, the powerful, and the wealthy were given the reigns power. Rather we refer to the nobility as defined by doing things which are noble in purpose, character, spirit and moral standing. The founding of our nation was a noble endeavor. Our growth from 13 colonies to the most prosperous and free nation on earth was a noble endeavor. And our task at hand, to purge the creeping socialism and to re-energize the people to demand a truer path of conservatism and constitutionalism is a noble endeavor.
Many examples of the nobility of the American statesman have been recorded, from George Washington to George Walker Bush, but we reprint this from Benjamin Franklin at the 1787 Constitutional Convention as one of our favorites, from the man dubbed “The First American”:
“In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.- Our prayers, Sir, were heard, & they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.”
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