Famed martial arts icon, Bruce Lee, flew in the face of the martial arts orthodoxies. He won everything in competitions. The style he created was based in part on all the other formal styles. He spoke of the need to “be like water”, or put otherwise, adapt to the conditions of the battle in which you are engaged. Don’t cling to one method.
Republican voters have not adapted to the battle in which we are engaged and we are most definitely engaged in a mighty political battle.
The form we have clung to, the form of the Republican Party, has failed us. It has failed because its form has permitted our opposition to operate within it. As voters, with thirty years of history to prove that truth, isn’t it time to admit to ourselves that we can’t win this way? Isn’t it time to “be like water”, to adapt to the fight, creating a new form, based in part on the old? Isn’t it time to create a form capable of effectively using our power, countering and defeating the extant threat to our people, our nation and our constitution?
FPA requires officers, employees, candidates, members of congress or state legislatures and any member of a state or national advisory committee to be members of the party. They will pay $25 for that membership and will be bound to the party’s rules. Should they breach those rules, their membership will be revoked. This is apart from a voter. A voter can obviously register to vote FPA — or not — and still vote for FPA candidates without becoming a member as is the current practice.
The whole idea behind Founders Party of America is to bring power to the many millions of American voters who presently have no credible representation. What follows is how the party plans to bring actual, literal representation to its voters.
The Core Idea
The mechanism we have created to deny corruption, a mechanism which no other party has, is the FPA’s “Legislative Agenda and Policy Committee”. This is a body of unelected party members around the nation. There will be two in every state. The party president will be the tie-breaker. In all there will be 101 persons on the committee. All will have taken an oath of fidelity to the party, its platform and its agenda. The Platform and the agenda will be available for all to see, at all times.
We will also have members of congress. Any FPA candidate for congress will also have taken an oath of allegiance to the party and its principles. Those members of congress will vote only as they are instructed to vote. They are not their own person where action in congress takes place.
The Legislative Agenda and Policy Committee (“LAPC”) will read every question before congress. Having done so, they will decide how FPA members of congress will vote and those instructions will be conveyed to our representatives.
The LAPC will base its deliberation on all questions with regard to where the question stands in relation to the party’s platform, and when necessary, our constitution. If they deem that the question agrees with the platform and agenda, they will instruct our representatives to vote in favor. If not, they will be instructed to vote “nay”.
No new legislation may be introduced or co-sponsored by a member of FPA in congress without the prior assent of the LAPC. Though the LAPC will actively seek counsel with its members of congress, only the LAPC will issue the voting instructions.
Any FPA member of congress or legislature voting in opposition to the LAPC will be summarily expelled from the party. In that event, although they will serve out the remainder of their term, they will be very unlikely to be re-elected. They will be stripped of committee seats and in effect, be rendered pretty much useless.
As we have seen, it is isn’t difficult for lobbies or other interests/powers to corrupt and control the few in congress who make most of the big decisions. It will be difficult to impossible for them to corrupt or control 101 people, who rotate every two years. Neither will seniority count for anything among FPA members to congress. We will eventually have a Senate Majority Leader and a Speaker of the House. Those people will still take their instructions from the LAPC. Should they defect, they would be expelled. No longer in the majority/minority party, they would lose their position, replaced by another FPA member of congress.
Meetings among the LAPC will be daily, conducted via Zoom or other electronic means. Our representatives will no longer be required to spend their waking hours seeking money for the party, as is presently the practice. That practice is a large source of corruption. As the nation realizes the benefits of FPA policies and sees its adherence to its promises, it will turn out for us. Donations will come from those honest sources seeking to maintain what the honesty of the United States’ founding precepts provides in such abundance.
Without the controls described above, what is the point of introducing yet another political party? What would prevent the same breach of the voters’ trust from repeating itself? The same controlling Establishment would soon be running the party once again. Structured in this manner, the FPA platform and agenda are inviolate.
We have been taken to the edge. We’ve seen what looms below and we’re on the way down. Join us and help us to turn the nation back to the course which made it the envy of the world and the best place on the planet for the individual to create a wonderful life for him/herself. Enlightened self-interest creates enlightenment available for all Americans.
The Bottom Line: What It Means To Voters
The aim of this structure is to bring fidelity to the electorate from the people they send to congress. By sending persons beholden to the LAPC to congress we have achieved that. What that means to voters is that, when FPA candidates are campaigning for election/re-election, the voter need only to look at the FPA website or listen to the candidate to understand how that candidate will vote on any given question before congress. Their campaign promises will be a recitation of the FPA platform, a platform available for the review of any voter wishing to see it. Our members of congress must vote as instructed by the LAPC and the LAPC must address any legislative question with respect to its relation to the constitution and the FPA platform. Thus, the voters will not be voting for a “personality” at election time. Voters won’t have to stand by helplessly, hoping that their candidate acts in accordance with his/her words, hoping that they are not in aid of another organization or otherwise corrupted or compromised. They will be voting for a platform. The integrity of the drive toward the FPA agenda is guaranteed.