Whigs against the Imperial Presidency

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American Whigs have always had a difficult relationship with the office of the president. In part, this is probably because they started off against a particular “imperial president,” Andrew Jackson.

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State of the Party 2018

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"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -Alice Walker

(January 2018 Newsletter to Members)

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Two Whig Wins

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This was a newsletter first sent via email to Party members on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Two wins for Modern Whigs yesterday.  Heshy Bucholz in Pennsylvania won reelection as an election judge.  Heshy did his research a few years ago and found that these positions were lightly contested.  His research turned into one of our first Modern Whig election wins.

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What Exactly is a “Whig?”

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People have used the term Whig to refer to many things. Originally the word was a shortened version of Whiggamore which meant someone from the South and West of Scotland, “Whiggam” being the word they used to drive their horses to Leith on their way to buy corn. These yokels became interested in politics during the seventeenth century and launched the “Whiggamore Raid” against nobles who supported the tyrant King Charles I in 1648. Charles I had governed without the English Parliament for many years and had attempted to become an absolute monarch (a king who ruled without the consent of the people). Because of Charles I’s actions, the people of England, led by members of Parliament, rebelled in what became known as the English Civil War, and Charles I was eventually executed for committing treason against the people of England in 1649.

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Help us Senator Clay!

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How Can Henry Clay Help Solve Modern Political Problems?

Last year, an op-ed piece in the Washington Post by Charles Lane titled “Is U.S. Presidential Democracy Failing?"...

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A More Perfect Union

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We are facing a myriad of problems within our nation. Our current lineup has fumbled the ball consistently for years. It's time to trade up...

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We are a Moderate Party

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We are a Moderate Party - we avoid extremes that threaten our goals for peace, progress, and prosperity.

Sea levels have extremes as well. The tide is the rise and fall of the sea level along a coast and denotes rising and falling sea levels along the coastline...

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We are a Principled Party

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We are a Principled Party - we will lose elections before we sacrifice our integrity. 

Our current political climate is one of destruction rather than construction. Dominant political parties tend to find any leverage against opponents at the expense of various groups and victims who, in the eyes of the parties, become tools for political gain...

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Our Purpose as a Party

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"If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power."   Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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We are an Ambitious Party

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We are an ambitious party – we want to be competitive in every state and at every level of government

Many of us joined the Modern Whig Party because we recognized its values to be a breath of fresh air in what is otherwise a suffocating, smoke filled, politics as usual world.  We applaud the common sense solutions that the party ambitiously supports to change the practice of politics in this country.  We want to field candidates that serve all of their constituents, not just the large donors or those that have precisely the same ideology as is reflected in our platform.  We want our candidates and members to practice service, civility, and humility.  We want to give voters a real choice, not leave them forced to choose between two extreme candidates, neither of which represent their concerns.  We want to solve problems using reason and use those solutions to better the lives of our constituents.  

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