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Balanced Budget, Curbing Immigration Top Priorities for Constitution Party’s Nominee
Uncovered Politics ^ | April 21, 2012 | Darcy G. Richardson

Posted on 04/23/2012 9:59:24 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

He knows he’s tilting at windmills, but the Constitution Party’s newly-minted presidential nominee relishes the opportunity to present his party’s case to the American electorate.

While focusing on adherence to the U.S. Constitution, former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode said that balancing the budget and cracking down on illegal immigration will be the top priorities of his administration if he succeeds in his long-shot quest for the White House.

In an exclusive interview with Uncovered Politics shortly after delivering his acceptance speech in Nashville earlier today, the 65-year-old Goode criticized both major parties for failing to adequately address the ever-increasing federal budget deficit and neglecting to seal the nation’s borders.

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KEYWORDS: constitutionparty; goode
First of all, for those ABO folks who insist that I vote for Romney in order to stop Obama, you might want to go to another thread. I've heard all of the arguments, and I'm not impressed.

As a social conservative, I think that the two major parties no longer have room within their tent for the views of people such as myself. Barring the unlikelihood of a brokered Republican convention and an acceptable nominee arising from that, I'm looking at third party options. I am considering two third parties: the Constitution Party and America's Party. The Constitution Party is by far the larger and more established and influential of the two.

The Constitution Party platform is wonderful. Virgil Goode's voting record on social issues is exceptional. I am a little concerned, however, about where social issues play in Virgil Goode's hierarchy of importance. He has been linked, fairly or unfairly, to funding for a homosexual-themed movie, Eden's Curve. I can understand if he was unfairly linked to the movie, but it would be more comforting if he had a more prominent emphasis on social issues in his positions and statements. This, coupled with his emphasis on reaching out to Ron Paul voters, along with his Ron Paul ties in the past, gives me pause.

I'm not trying to reject Virgil Goode. I'm simply, in all honesty, wanting more information. If his values are the same as those espoused in the Constitution Party platform, and if he is willing to stand up for those values, I would be very happy.

The alternative is America's Party and Tom Hoefling. I am actually more comfortable with Hoefling than with Goode; but the lack of prominence is an issue to consider.

For additional information, here is the Constitution Party platform:

Here is the website for America's Party:

P.S. Once again, to ABO voters, I really don't want to hear it.

1 posted on 04/23/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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Amen to that!! I did research into the Constitution Party and am very impressed with its platform, and with Virgil Goode. Is he perfect? Nope, but his stances..and those of the party, are much more aligned with the conservative movement than the presumed nominee of the “other” party.

I view this as an opportunity for conservatives to migrate to what amounts to a new political house. The GOP has little but open disdain for conservatives, and it has shown that disdain ever more as the time goes by.

So as for once again biting the GOP bait in hopes of the party`s stances in the next election cycle moving rightward, it`s not happening. With the likely nomination of Mitt Romney, the GOP made clear that fix is not coming.

And.. here we are. It didn`t have to be this way, but it is. I`m one of hopefully many getting on board with the USCP and casting a Presidential vote for Virgil Goode.

3 posted on 04/23/2012 11:22:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Constitution Party -- 2012!)
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