THE LINCOLN PARTY PLATFORM
What is the Lincoln Party?
The Lincoln Party is the accumulation of the aspirations of both Independent Citizens as well as those leaning towards the Republican, Fighting Democrat, or even Libertarian parties. We have joined forces with those members of our Body Politic in an effort towards Innovation in our Democratic republic.
Yet the Lincoln Party is also the home of the fully Independent minded people who have no party affiliation whatsoever. The home of the Progressive third party, the home of Independents, the pursuers of Liberty and the lovers of Freedom and Democracy in our Constitutional Republic.
We have always been seeking to create a better Body Politic, and perhaps this is the way to find a new path towards keeping our Constitutional and Liberal Republic alive and well for the long term, or at least till the next generation takes over and runs the race on behalf of their future, because a nation is an agreement between those who came before us and those yet to be born. Yet we are the keepers of the flame – the guardians of the agreement to behold and safeguard our Founding Principles, our Unity, and our Constitution.
The Lincoln Party is the way to be a true Independent, a fighting Democrat, or a Compassionate Republican, in today’s polarized and partisan Constitutional Republic of the United States without abandoning the team colors of your party — yet still voting your Conscience.
The Lincoln Party is for all those who choose to take a strong stand and want to fight corruption, cronyism, and fascism, in our Democratic Politics. We welcome everyone, because we are not traditional Independent, Republicans, or Democrats. We are Conservative Independents and Progressives across many platforms. We are the 99%. We support the idea that it’s time for a political revolution in our nation. Of the people, for the people, by the people, and we are the ones who are not for sale. Because being progressive is more about wanting to move the country forward, to advocate change, to step away from the establishment, to advance new humanitarian ideas, policies and methods which focus on transparency, liberty, democracy, justice, and equality. We support a national Independent Coalition Party outside the DNC and the GOP. We don’t view being progressive as taking a particular political stance, but by moving the wheel of History forward. Regardless of who wins the elections in the short term, it’s time to create the people’s party. Two party politics have led us to the troubles we face now. Troubles like the election rigging, voter suppression, super delegate manipulation, lobby corruption in politics, and moneyed political corruption. Many similar groups have been organized recently, not to mention those established in the past. It’s our long term goal to consolidate with these groups and bring a new Independent Coalition Party forward before 2012. This is not about GOP vs DNC. It’s about the 99%. It’s about us. Forming grassroots movements, empowering ourselves and those around us, strengthening community, and taking action everywhere that we can help others — these are the principles we support.
So go ahead and Invite your friends, and make this your political home. Feel free to post blog pieces, articles, videos, pics, memes, and links. Join us in organizing events and actions, starting discussions, sharing opinions, and becoming the Townhall center where we are researching the reality of a third party, that can reach out to other parties and support them according to their True Impact on this Country of ours.
All are welcome. We’re a Family For Progress.
And of course the Lincoln Party is the Home of all those patriots that believe in UNITY, and choose to support our country’s journey forward towards a Great Future to believe in.
We have an enormous interest in public service and have been working towards making the world a better place for quite a while now. And now that Bernie has given up on the Movement — we’ve chosen to carry on by ourselves. Since we became conscious of the power of our Collective Actions — we decided to carry forth the New America movement in order to change the people in Congress and the Senate, with True Progressives who can safely earn our Vote, not because they deserve it, but because they earn it.
And that is the reason why we’ve made the effort and allocated the time and dedicated adequate resources to work with the Lincoln Party in these United States of America – our home.
The Lincoln party is the only party of Unity in America. And we are the ones that walk the middle line between the two main parties. We follow the golden rule of classical politics. We are all inclusive because we invite all the people to join us — so long as they are flexible and adaptable towards all others. Regardless of creed, color of the skin, origin, nativity, sex, and orientation in Society — we are all together fighting this war of survival on behalf of our Constitutional Republic.
And don’t ever think that this is an exercise in Politicking like some Politicians are doing to get elected. I am doing all of this as an American strictly because I see the political corruption and the everyday business and societal corruption, endangering the very existence of our beloved Republic. Political corruption being the cancer in the body politic — we have to make every effort to excise it and stop it from killing the host: Our Great Democracy.
We founded the Lincoln party in honor of the first Civil Rights Activist — the Honest Abraham Lincoln. And we went further yet, because we followed Honest Abe’s platform for his many electoral efforts, and we used the same seven planks for our Platform today, only adjusted for the current age, for technological progress, and Innovative political climate.
The Lincoln Party is the place to find guidance and support for our Democratic Republic when we search to find progressive Candidates accessible to American Citizens and especially to the active Voters, in their pursuit of growth of our Constitutional Republic through Innovative Policy Advocacy for Liberty, Democracy, and Progress.
We are all Lincoln followers from the United States, starting from the State of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, and rapidly spreading across this Great Land of ours, and we are supporting both Progressive and Conservative Policies and Candidates for our Democratic Republic.
We want to caucus as a Group for the National Elections same as we caucus for the State Primaries and all Electoral contests. We further want to vote as a block of Independents in order to alter the balance of the Establishment Crony Politicians that rule the destiny of these United States, like some “Tammany Hall” corrupt politicians did so many years ago.
We aim to change that…
We are Jeffersonian Democrats and Hamiltonian Republicans, united in the pursuit of the Unity that Lincoln promised who also believed that we can take back our government from the corrupt & complicit career politicians in Washington DC Senate and House.
Therefore we also support Dr Pano Churchill — Founder and Funder of the Lincoln Caucus — in his electoral fight for the position of Senator of the United States Senate, on behalf of the Great State of Washington, same as we support all those others who run as Lincoln Caucus Candidates, Independents, Libertarians, Compassionate Republicans, and Fighting Democrats.
Join us and organize for the upcoming elections with us….
Here is the Essence of the Lincoln Caucus:
THE LINCOLN CAUCUS PARTY PLATFORM
If you’re tired of the mess in Congress, tired of corrupt partisan politics, tired of crony politicians lingering on in corruption just because they think our government is a good place to transact their dirty business for the benefit of their sidekicks – and if you want to change things – I urge you to join up and support the Lincoln Caucus.
I say – join us because we need to claim back our country from the claws of these DC vultures, the insiders, the lobbyists, the permanent representatives, the princely squatters of Congress & Senate, the narrow minded political establishment, & the broken political parties.
And like old Oliver Cromwell said to the long parliament: “You’ve been here far too long for any good you have done – In God’s name Go away now.”
We’ve got to send our Alzheimer addled Senators to the rest home after 25 years… of doing children’s gymnastics in the Senate, because this is our country and we’ve got to do good for it. The Senators representing this State have to recall that they manage the future of the whole of these United States of America.
We have to upset the apple-cart of those vested interests who think they own both our government and our country, and they just partner up with the 1% to run it to the ground for their enjoyment and enrichment.
We must stop the rot, excise the cancer of corruption, and retake control of our Republic because we need to innovate and better our Democracy now – same as we do in our own work, our family, our business, our community, and in our own life.
We need an economy, a budget, a tax code, a health care system, and a system of justice that works for all Americans. We need to refresh our American Revolution demanding that government represents us all, not just the politically connected. We need a bigger economic pie where more Americans have a bigger piece of that economic pie. We need strong American leadership, not just wars and retreats.
Given the serious crises this country faces, we cannot expect the career politicians who created the problems in the first place, that they will now come around and become righteous so they can solve these problems for us. Instead, we need to take the initiative by taking head-on the big bureaucracy, the big government, the big banks, the big unions, and the big businesses, because we are free to restart and innovate our American Revolution since we are not tied-up to lobbyists and special interests.
We created the Lincoln Caucus because we recognize that we don’t need a permanent political class that thinks it’s entitled to rule over us. We only need citizen leaders who’ll put principle and people, before party.
And as Lincoln said: “If we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.” It’s time to Reboot Washington.
The LINCOLN CAUCUS PARTY is the platform upon which Abraham Lincoln ran for president in 1860 and it was a simple one. All in all it was one and a half pages and 1200 words — quite a contrast to today’s party platforms of hundreds upon hundreds of pages of stuff…
Written in the succinct and beautiful language of principle, it was meant to be read by all Americans, not just policy elites, and to guide great political action rather than make promises to special interests.
Might such a document today help to heal the divisions in the parties and the American people, as a preparation to healing those in the nation?
The platform on which Lincoln ran gestated over a period of six long years, of introspection, reflection, and discussion between Abraham Lincoln and the best Political and Social Economic minds of his time – that came together often and caucused frequently in meetings that came to be known as the Lincoln Caucus.
This Lincoln Caucus is what we are reviving today, and we use this truly extraordinary document that was written amid the gathering clouds of war and division in an America that was rendered asunder, and was fast descending into enmity, chaos, and hate.
Sounds like a document made for our own times too…
The Lincoln Caucus Platform is an easy to read and understand document of principles and ideas for the people’s government that Abe Lincoln wanted to lead.
This is all of what was written in that first Lincoln platform: It said that “the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution … are essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions; and that the Federal Constitution, the Rights of the States, and the Union of the States, must and shall be preserved.”
The achievement of the Lincoln Caucus platform was to reunite the Declaration and the Constitution at a time when one part of the country had departed from the nation’s principles and another from its constitutional forms.
Lincoln referred to the Declaration as an “apple of gold” adorned by a frame of silver — the Constitution. The Declaration supplies the principles and the Constitution supplies the structure of law to preserve those principles.
At its founding, the Lincoln platform sought to put those two documents back together in order to reunite the nation, and Abe Lincoln was afterwards known as the great Unifier for ever.
My question to you now is this:
Would it be wise for today’s Americans to pursue a similar platform for our Future?
In matter of fact, we are interested in simplicity and transparency, mainly because the Lincoln Caucus platform was at work from back then in 1860 all the way to today, as a subtle working document for the here & now. And because there is strong interest in the idea of always writing a short plank platform that people can understand; so they can in good turn examine the Leadership potential of the Candidate and evaluate their performance, and consequently hold their feet to the fire based on their promises, their specific platform, and their vision.
And that is the difference between the Lincoln Party and the other established crony political parties. Make the comparison for yourself. Do this because this is exactly what the corrupt political establishment parties want to avoid at all costs.
And that is why we have to stick with it.
Honest Abe left this legacy for us, and we aim to take it up for real.
We should begin by stating in simple language the main issues at stake and answering honestly the big questions:
Let’s examine the following questions:
Does equality, the principle resounding from the Declaration of Independence, require a vast government to make Americans equal in ways that we are not?
Or does it rather require a limited government that protects the decisive thing Americans have in common — our human nature and the rights inherent in that nature?
Following these principles, the Constitution establishes a form of law.
All sovereignty is in the people, who ratified the Constitution through republican means. It delegates limited authority to three politically accountable branches at the federal level and reserves the rest to the people and to the states.
For all its flexibility, the Constitution is not in this respect “living.” It establishes a powerful but limited government.
By contrast, our government today, under the doctrine of a “living” constitution, is a tool of limitless scope for the engineering of every aspect of our lives. As a result, we are becoming not citizens but subjects of a vast and failing bureaucratic social experiment. The nanny state wants to run or lives as if we are hamsters running the wheel inside a laboratory cage…
The Lincoln Caucus Platform, although unwelcome to many in the main political parties, has the virtue of simplicity.
We say that government belongs to, must respond to, and must in all cases seek to benefit the American people.
The federal government has become too centralized and many powers should be checked or returned to the states. The American people have the right to decide who joins them in citizenship. The military should be strong in defense of our nation and its interests. War should be undertaken cautiously, but when undertaken it should be fought fiercely and with the utmost speed. All agreements with other nations should be made in the interest of the American people. The social safety net, built at vast expense, should be made and kept secure.
One can find sanction for all of these opinions in the writings of Abraham Lincoln, and for many in that early American Government Platform. One can also find general agreement amongst all Free Thinking Americans, regardless of party affiliation, because the ground is laid to agree upon core principles and very few policies to implement them.
We lay the great big lines and the broad ideas because Political Platforms and Ideological Planks, should not be about details.
They should be about principles and broad lines of policy. The details will be worked out in due course between the President and Congress, as is right and good.
The platform of the Lincoln Caucus today supplies a direction, not a specific route.
Our Lincoln Caucus Platform is meant to actually be read. It is meant so that it would be discussed at dinner time in family kitchen tables, during lunch at the deli counters, in the subway, the bus, talked across back fences, shared in the porch talks, invoked in the press, and widely liked and shared on social media.
Such a simple Lincoln Caucus platform would unite all Americans in common purpose, as it did at the beginnings when it was used to head off divisions, and helped point the way to healing our divided nation.
As Americans we decided and wrote just such a platform — for the now. We employed the old Lincoln Caucus platform and refitted for today’s challenges and advanced technological age.
Because we all agree that an anti-main party platform for the LINCOLN CAUCUS should be like the first platform that Lincoln wrote and ran on SUCCESSFULLY before he won the nomination and always used as his guiding light after he moved to the White House and led the country to Victory.
And what our platform is — is simple, truthful, and short.
Today our Lincoln Caucus platform has the same number of planks, as the Lincoln Caucus platform.
And it starts with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and it condemns the modern regulatory state, and says we have to devolve authority.
Those are the old Lincoln themes.
It says the entitlement state should be secured, because we’ve invested so much in it.
And then it has the platform “planks” that come directly from the Abraham Lincoln campaign. The great Abraham Lincoln campaign platform of I860 to today’s Lincoln Party Platform for the Presidential Campaign of 2016, are not that far apart…
But what about those platform “planks” ?
What are they?
A. All of the agreements with other nations should be made in the interest of the American people.
B. Our military should be very strong, cautiously used, and only so that when we fight wars, we would fight them expediently, economically, and quickly, in order to get it over with, so that we can go back to living our lives as fast as possible.
C. Our platform has to be steeped in common sense.
D. Our party platform further says that the American people get to judge who gets to be citizens with them, and who doesn’t. It’s our Right…
E. And lastly — We pledge our total obedience to the Constitution of these United States of America.
We do say things like that, in our daily conversations at home right?
And our Lincoln Party Platform is a Conversation amongst Great Minds, based on Simple Ideas, embraced by Active Citizens.
The Lincoln Party platform is supposed to be a general document for the benefit of affiliates, citizens, and voters, but not a long list of detailed theses that need to be evolving and always flexible to allow Candidates to spread their wings and modify their message in order to win.
After all the Lincoln Party Platform is strictly a Visionary document… to invite people to come along and be counted.
Platform of the Lincoln Party is the list of general commitments, because you can’t really settle the details in a platform document.
That happens in politics between the Congress and the president, especially, after the election.
That is why we address them.
As for Treaties and Alliances here is my answer:
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none” –Thomas Jefferson
And as Abraham Lincoln said: “If we stand together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.” It’s time to Reboot Washington.
God Bless America.
Join us and let us know your thoughts.
Join us, if, you care to keep this Republic like Ben Franklin said: “If you Can Keep It”
Are you interested to help save this country?
If yes — join us.
Who can say that they don’t want change in our Body politic?
Especially when winning campaigns is always about the future and not about the past?
All we need are fresh good candidates.
Fresh blood and energy to water the tree of Liberty and Democracy.
Join us and let us know your thoughts.
Join us, if, you care to keep this Republic like Ben Franklin said: “If you Can Keep It”
Here is the US Senate Candidate Dr Churchill’s video statement of WHY he is campaigning for the Senate of our Republic:
And here is the relevant podcast in audio link:
Please share with your team, supporters, friends and family, and with your far flung social family…
And like my grandfather who successfully fought against Fascism and won during the Second World War as the Architect of Victory — Winston Leonard Spencer ChurchillI — today I carry the tradition and fight fascism and corruption in America and across the World.
Come join me to fight the endemic rot of Corruption and the creeping Fascism of Cronyism, to make our Democracy whole and alive again.
My Grandfather Winston Spenser Leonard Churchill fought fascism in Europe during the Second World War and won. He was rightly called the Architect of Victory as small distinction of the manly efforts he made and persevered to win the war against the Nazis and their allies.
Today I am called to fight fascism here in the United States against the cronyism and the corrupt practices of the establishment political parties that have ruled over us unchecked for far too long.
Join us and stand with me.
Are you interested to help save this country?
Do you want to be part of the flow of History?
If yes — join us.