If you are fed up with an out of control federal government that ignores the Constitution; and politicians whose loyalties are to party bosses not to their constituents; If you are fed up with corruption, cronyism, nepotism and incompetence in state and local governments; If you are discouraged by “third party” candidates that seem to accomplish little other than to enhance the candidate’s resume, the Conservative Party of Illinois may be the alternative you are looking for.
Our position is a little different from most alternative parties. We recognize that in our form of government, third party candidates invariably end up electing the candidate least desired by their supporters. Multiple parties can only be effective in a parliamentary system with apportioned representation. In the U.S. “winner-takes-all” system more than two parties, contending for the same office is simply not practicable. For that reason, we will not be attempting to elect our own party candidates, at least not in the foreseeable future.
That does not mean, however, that alternative parties do not have an important function in our political structure. The value of alternative parties is voter education and issue advocacy. Our objective in the next two or three election cycles is to help return the U.S. to a constitutional republican form of government based on the founding principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
To this end, we will be identifying incumbent candidates that have demonstrated a disdain for the Constitution, or party biases that prevent them from working in the best interest of their state and the nation as a whole. We will attempt to defeat them in primary contests by identifying and supporting candidates who honor the founding principles of limited government, limited taxation, respect for private property, and individual liberty.
Most important of all, we will attempt to identify and promote candidates who will defend the Constitution, and attempt to secure the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (prosperity) to all. From a practical point of view, this will mean, in most cases, working with the conservative base of the Republican Party.
If this makes sense to you, we invite you to join us in helping conservative Republicans take back their party and help curtail the advance of statism. For those who live outside Illinois, you can check for a Conservative Party in your state by going to the national website at conservativepartyusa.org