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Join the Constitutional Vanguard!

Filed under: Constitutional Vanguard,General — Patterico @ 12:01 am

The next newsletter is planned for tomorrow. In it, I will announce the principles of the Constitutional Vanguard.

And next week, we’ll get rolling for real.

If you want to keep up, but for some reason don’t want to submit your email, I am going to archive the emails at this page. Signing up for the emails is best, but I don’t want anyone to feel left out.

If you want to sign up, go to this very short and easy form. We have had over 100 new subscribers in the last 48 hours, and we’re closing in on almost 500 subscribers in less than a week, which I think is absolutely fantastic. I want to see if I can get above 500 by the time tomorrow’s email launches!

I’m already getting ideas from the members, for blog posts and projects of various sorts to promote the Constitution. I want to have as many folks as possible on board for tomorrow’s all-important announcement of principles. Sign up today!

10 Responses to “Join the Constitutional Vanguard!”

  1. By the way, Trump sucks. So does Hillary. We are screwed. Just thought I would point that out.

    Patterico (ea45b6)

  2. First principles. I am genuinely excited to read them when I receive them.

    God bless you, Pat.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  3. They’re pretty straightforward, Ed. No real surprises. It’s just that too many people forget them. E.g. When we hear “hey let’s join forces with the Trumpers, sure they’re for bigger government but [incoherent reasoning follows]” I am unlikely to be convinced because principles.

    I get that an unending search for perfect purity can be the enemy of the good. But at a certain point you’re just agreeing to people and actions that bear no relationship whatsoever to the furtherance of your principles. And that’s when you know you’ve lost your way. But you have to know what your principles are to know when they’re being betrayed.

    Hint: the principles I talk about in tomorrow’s email are principles which Donald Trump never ever mentions. Ever.

    Patterico (328795)

  4. Have you read Jeff G.’s post outlining principles for a new party? There’s some good stuff in there. Obviously, there are a lot of like minded people reaching very similar conclusions right now. There is going to be overlap, but it would be nice to see groups coalesce as much as possible.

    JJ (caad22)

  5. We already have a new party, it’s called the Independent Party. I’ve been a member for years.

    ropelight (49d180)

  6. There is no new party. There will never be a new party.
    Thre will only and always be two real parties, plus a few splinter groups who fantasize about making it to the bigtime.

    The way the American system is set up (electoral college) the dynamics force a two party system. Winner take all drives the system to have only two parties, unlike a parliamentary system which allows there to be a large number of small parties.

    The only way to get your preferred policies into place is to wiggle into one of the two parties and get them embedded there.

    IOW, doesn’t matter if Mrs. Smith’s third grade class votes 100% for XYZ policy.

    fred-2 (ce04f3)

  7. IOW, doesn’t matter if Mrs. Smith’s third grade class votes 100% for XYZ policy.

    fred-2 (ce04f3) — 5/11/2016 @ 12:35 pm

    Bad analogy, Fred. Mrs. Smith’s 3rd grade class isn’t old enough to vote.

    “…sometimes I wonder,
    what I’m a gonna do
    ’cause there ain’t no cure
    for the summertime blues.”

    Bill H (971e5f)

  8. You can get a third party if you have instant runoff voting (so a vote for the third party is not wasted), or an issue like slavery that compels people to create and sustain a third party.

    For better or for worse, the official platform of the GOP will continue to be one of limited government, pro-life, economic freedom, adherence to the Constitution, etc. The problem is that if they at least went full Trump, it would be easier to create a third party.

    I take heart in re-reading the post Michelle Malkin put out the day after Election Day in 2008. It applies just as much to Trump’s win as it does to Obama’s. Gird your loins, defend your principles, etc.

    bridget (37b281)

  9. Have you read Jeff G.’s post outlining principles for a new party?

    I have. I agree with most of it.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  10. Hey, is there a FB group for the Constitutional Vanguard? I think that would be a great idea for organizing if there isn’t one now.

    JBiggs (f1999f)

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