Friday, May 26, 2017

How Many Constitutional Conservatives in the US

Constitutional Conservatives have been part of the “silent majority” for decades and a tiny minority in Congress. Ron Paul served as the “lone Constitutional Conservative for a long time. 

The passing of Judge Sam Alito and Trump’s promise to select an “originalist” put a spotlight on the need for a Constitutional Conservative in the Supreme Court and gave this group more coverage in the press.

The genesis of this movement began with Adam Smith in 1776, then Barry Goldwater in 1964 and continued with Ronald Reagan in 1980, the Tea Party in 2010, the Campaign for Liberty in 2012 and the Trump Supporters in 2016

A Constitutional Conservative follows the US Constitution (as written) and believes that Congress needs to either stop activities that are not covered in the “enumerated powers” or write Amendments for the States to ratify to bring the federal government into compliance with the Constitution.  We reject the notion that Courts can find in favor of unconstitutional federal activities.

Republicans now appear to be moving unconstitutional activities to the States.

Conservative Review Scorecard gives scores to US Senators and House Reps that reflect their voting records. These scores reveal that all Democrats are Liberal and about 80% of Republicans are Liberal.  Those with high scores like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz don’t vote yes for bills that are unconstitutional. Ron Paul and Paul Broun had a score of 100%, because they voted no on all unconstitutional bills. They were both referred to as “Doctor No”. The were shunned by the “go along to get along” crowd.

I backed some local Constitutional Conservative candidates in 2014 and they all got 25% of the vote.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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