We Are a Responsible Party


We are a responsible party – we take our fiscal, social, and environmental responsibilities seriously.

Government at all levels is vested with authority derived from the people. Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Locke, Enlightenment-era philosophers who inspired the writing of the Declaration of Independence, gifted Western political thought with powerful principles scarcely practiced since the time of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The single greatest act of Rousseau and Locke was to remind humanity - in the midst of an era of Kings and Queens of divine right - that the very existence of government is justified only by the consent of the governed. 

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We are a Respectful Party


We are a respectful party – all of our constituents deserve to be heard and represented equally.

Uncommon in today's America, we are a party that stands for everyone. Everyone has a voice and as long as you can let everyone else have theirs, we will have unity. We understand that people have differing opinions and beliefs. We hold every belief to the highest regard so long as it is respectful of those around us.

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November Surprises


After two years of brutal politics, the Presidential election of 2016 has been decided, but I would not say it is in the rear view mirror just yet.  Donald Trump has won, surprising even Republicans with the strength of support he had in blue states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.  The surprise was even greater among non-Republicans who formed their opinions based upon numerous polls showing Clinton with a comfortable, if small, lead.  Many of our citizens who supported Clinton were sure that she was going to win and were shocked and dismayed by her loss.  Some have since turned to protest and a few to violence. Even the more civil responses from her supporters indicate a deep distrust of the President elect and those that voted for him.   This is like a cut that would normally heal, but may fester for a long time instead.  What should be the Whig response to this? 

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Why are Americans Searching for Third Parties

Over the last year interest in alternative political parties in the United States has skyrocketed. The American public is ready for a new political party.

Why? Why is now the time for a new party to emerge in American politics?

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It's Time for Government That Works

I’ve been a member of the Modern Whig Party for only a few weeks, but I’ve been thinking like a Whig for many decades, long before the MWP was formed. And one of the reasons comes down to my unstinting admiration for Henry Clay, both as a Congressman and as a Secretary of State.

I admired Clay many years ago when I served briefly as an aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson (D, WA) and I still admired him more than twenty years later when I worked for Colin Powell when he served as a Republican Secretary of State. 

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The Modern Whig Party Responds to Dallas and Baton Rouge


Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the slain officers in Baton Rouge and Dallas.  Their assassinations were heinous acts of terrorism. We mourn for the fallen who sacrificed their lives protecting us.

There is no excuse for escalating grievances for citizen’s lives lost into an attack on the people who keep us safe.  The end result is chaos and a foothold for greater terrorism as occurred in France.  There are better ways for us to respond.  Remember what Americans truly believe and spread those beliefs instead of rage.

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The Pulse of our Congress

Last weekend, a deranged gunman named Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more, some gravely, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando before being cut down himself by the police. His motives are still cloudy and investigators are still piecing together the details of the events leading up to this atrocity, but it appears it may have been both a “lone wolf” terrorist attack and a hate crime.

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Understanding the Electoral College

 By Frederick Nordstrom 

The Electoral College was a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by popular vote of qualified citizens.

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Last night terrorists conducted a vicious, coordinated attack in the city of Paris, France. As of this writing the death toll stands at 129 people. Another 352 were wounded, 99 of them critically. So far, one American -- 23-year-old exchange student Nohemi Gonzalez -- has been reported among the dead. The terror group Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility, which authorities have since confirmed.

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For Those Who Have Served

Every Nov. 11 our nation sets aside a day to honor the service our fellow citizens have rendered us all by pledging their lives and their sacred honor to the defense of their country. But the truth is, for the nation as a whole, it is literally the least we can do.

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