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Resolution Of The Ohio Constitution Party State Committee In Emergency Session Pursuant To Authorization By Unanimous State Convention Vote Of April 2006 And A Failure Of The Constitution Party National Committee To Do Its Duty

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Nevada Disaffiliation Archives

A Resolution to express the intent of the Officers and Committee members of the Constitution Party of Ohio to withdraw the Constitution Party of Ohio from involvement with the national Constitution Party, its National Committee and its National Executive Committee as a result of the continued lack of principled adherence by the latter entity to the Constitution, Bylaws, Platform and binding resolutions of the Constitution Party in relation to the Nevada state affiliate situation.

WHEREAS, the Constitution Party of Ohio is a duly constituted and recognized state affiliate party of the national Constitution Party, independently organized and chartered in the state of Ohio and;

WHEREAS, the Constitution Party of Ohio has pledged, as have all other recognized state affiliates to the national Constitution Party, adherence to the Platform of the Constitution Party, including the no-exceptions position relative to abortion, and;

WHEREAS, the Constitution Party of Ohio, along with other state parties and individual national committee members have petitioned the national Constitution Party on numerous occasions for the resolution of the non-compliance of the Nevada state affiliate party, the Independent American Party of Nevada, to the no-exceptions abortion plank of the platform, and;

WHEREAS, the Independent American Party of Nevada has knowingly retained a chairman who advocates the killing of preborn children (abortion) in cases of rape, incest, life and/or health of the mother and fetal deformity, and said chairman has openly and publicly communicated and published said views, and;

WHEREAS, the Independent American Party of Nevada has placed on the ballot candidates at both the federal and state levels who have acknowledged holding such exceptions, while having the endorsement of the Nevada state affiliate of the national Constitution Party, and;

WHEREAS, the resolution to disaffiliate the Nevada state affiliate for non-compliance to the national Constitution Party constitution, bylaws, platform and binding resolutions was rejected by the Constitution Party national committee meeting in Tampa, Florida by a vote of 41 yeas and 57 neas, and;

WHEREAS, the founder of the national Constitution Party, Howard Phillips, publicly stated that the Nevada state affiliate was in compliance with the constitution, bylaws, platform and binding resolutions of the Constitution Party, while still holding the aforementioned exceptions and supporting candidates with such exceptions, and;

WHEREAS, the principled positions upon which the Constitution Party was founded, and the platform upon which the Constitution Party of Ohio relied as a statement of the national party’s commitment to “principle over politics” has been abrogated by the actions taken by the national party at the Tampa meeting, and;

WHEREAS, the Constitution Party of Ohio is committed to the original intent of the Constitution Party’s “principle over politics” statement of vision, mission and platform, and;

WHEREAS, it is evident that the national Constitution Party will not exercise appropriate party discipline in the matter of the Nevada state affiliate;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party of Ohio withdraws from participation with the national Constitution Party, such withdrawal to include the withholding of financial payments and donations to the national party, withholding of individual contact lists as the property of the Constitution Party of Ohio, retention of the name “Constitution Party of Ohio” for the exclusive use of this entity as stated under the bylaws of the Constitution Party of Ohio, withholding of any ballot line access in Ohio for the Constitution Party of Ohio, said line not to be granted unless by majority agreement of the state convention of the Constitution Party of Ohio to any candidate picked by the national Constitution Party convention for the office of President of the United States, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party of Ohio calls on the national Constitution Party to re-commit to a truly principled, 100% Pro-life position which would require of party officers and candidates, at local, state, and national levels submission to such position, or discipline of said individuals or affiliate parties for violating such position, and that under no circumstances can the Constitution Party of Ohio join in the support of parties or candidates, at any level of government, who willingly violate this principled position.

Adopted by unanimous vote of the state Committee of the Constitution Party of Ohio on May 13, 2006.

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