If you are fed up with an out of control federal government that ignores the Constitution, and politicians whose loyalties are to party bosses instead of 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, we invite you to join with us and other like-minded patriots in a grass-roots organization dedicated to the return of our government to a constitutional republic as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
We are not a political party. We are not a think-tank. We are not a single-issue activist group. We do not support third party candidates, recognizing that in our form of government, third party candidates invariably end up helping to elect the major party candidate most opposed to their membership’s goals. It is not by accident that for over two hundred years America has always functioned with a two-party political system. 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.
Our sole purpose is to help return the United States to a constitutional, republican form of government based on the founding principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. From a practical point of view, that means taking back the Republican Party first. To accomplish that, we will identify incumbent candidates that have demonstrated a disdain for the Constitution, or who simply follow the party line in an ill-advised obedience to party bosses that prevents them from working in the best interest of their state or the country as a whole. We will work to defeat them in primary contests and replace them with candidates who will 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—particularly the “enumerated powers” doctrine and the Tenth Amendment.
If this makes sense to you, we invite you to join us in helping conservative Republicans take back their party and curtail the advance of statism. When you sign-up as a member of the Illinois Conservative Action Network (ICAN), you will be added to our e-mail list and kept up to date on our activities, news and upcoming events. You do not have to be an Illinois resident to be a member of the Illinois Conservative Action Network. Returning to a constitutional republic is of concern and in the interest of all Americans.
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