is a grassroots effort by ordinary, conservative American citizens to create a
commonsense political platform that reflects We the People, and to support politicians
who agree with the platform.
Republican Party is now attempting a re-brand. This site will let them know what
we consider important and want to emphasize. We will build a realistic, constitutionally
based conservative political platform that will continually remind the politicians
that they work for us, and not the other way around. Interested?
Again, welcome. This
web site believes that liberal/progressive Democrats have big
hearts, bring up many issues that need attention, and are almost
always wrong on how to fix the problems they identify. Senator
Obama represents liberal/progressive ideals and solutions that
we find simply wrong for America.
also believe that conservatives often have better solutions, but that the Republican
Party is disorganized, weak-kneed, self-serving and currently too eager to accommodate
liberalism. We wish they would stand up for the beliefs they purported to embrace
while they were campaigning for office, and we don't think the American people
are being well served.
party is all good or all bad, and both camps have valid positives and troubling
weaknesses. Each camp is lying or obfuscating on various things, as usual, and
the mainstream media are not a reliable filter between events and the public.
This site is for the average citizen who needs a place to contribute and be heard,
and is dedicated to electing principled conservatives that we can proud of, not
Republicans or Democrats.
members will interpret the parties, the candidates, the promises, the real world,
and the rhetoric from a conservative point of view. The parties are not now what
they have historically been, or what they will be in the future. As conservatives,
we will not only interpret words and deeds through the conservative lens, but
also evaluate and define the lens itself. That is, there are as many definitions
of conservatism as there are liberalism or progressivism, and AmericanPlatform.org
will eventually represent our member's interpretation of conservatism. This will
be a fresh and ongoing interpretation, but without a change in core values.
of us are sick to death of being told we are evil hatemongers because we lean
conservative. We're disgusted with touchy-feely, short term "solutions"
to problems that aren't solutions at all. We are tired of hearing that America
is a racist, sexist, homophobic country that the world just doesn't like. We're
fed up with leftist media, political correctness, and rampant negativity about
We can plainly see that
the Democrats have done little to help us actually win the war in Iraq,
and have in fact done everything they could to undermine not only the military
effort, but also the Commander in Chief. We're well aware that the United Nations
is riddled with tyrants, appeasers, and crooks that use the money and good nature
of the American people against us. We know that without America, people all over
the world would be at great risk of losing freedom and security, and that many
of the countries that receive our support and protection are badmouthing us and
working against us.
We see that
the progressives and environmentalists contributed disproportionately to our terrible
position regarding energy supplies, and that they are still trying to stop us
from using the resources we have available to us. We're pretty darn sure that
if the government ever gets control of our healthcare it will be a catastrophic
boondoggle. We realize that the last 30 years have seen a decline in the importance
of family, morals, education and civility with an attendant rise in perceived
victimhood and government entitlements, along with persistent complaining.
know that we hate the idea of the big government nanny state, and that punishing
hard working and successful people with high taxes is a socialistic income redistribution
plan that will kill the soul and drive of America. We know all this and much more.
And we've had it.
of this site will build a pro-American political platform on which either individual
politicians or a political party can run for office and win with popular support.
Motivated out of frustration with what we view as poor government, this site will
endeavor to be a constructive outlet for We The People. This is not an attempt
to create a third party, but if the Republicans, traditionally home to the preponderance
of conservatives, will not pay attention to the wishes of their constituents then
maybe a third party will blossom and claim the constituents for their own. If
so, fine. Because it's not about the party, it's about the people and the future
of the country.
It's said that
the American people want change, and that 80% think we're headed in the wrong
direction. What's not clear is exactly which direction America should go. The
media seems to assume that because George W. Bush was unpopular, the American
people want what President Elect Obama wants, which is more often than not what
they, the media, want.
are millions of conservatives in fly-over country that disagree on many things
with Obama and the left, and they are angry that there are so few politicians
that have the guts to stand up for conservative principles and policies. This
site is for these everyday citizens that are so often overlooked or ignored. The
progressives talk endlessly about "hearing other voices". But they routinely
care only about the voices that agree with them, and often ridicule those who
don't. This site will be our response.
It often seems that
We The People has become All of Us Individual Separate Groups. This site will
consider members and nonmembers as Americans first and foremost, and strive to
promote what we think is best for the common good. It will be thought out, researched,
and written by members of this site, and will evolve continually. The Forum will
tap the ideas and energies of the members, enabling average citizens to create
a viable political platform and repository for conservative opinion and ideas.
don't need to reinvent the wheel. There is much commentary and research already
available and in print, and this continues daily. Intelligent and well-informed
people are making the conservative case on an ongoing basis, and there is a broad
array of conservative opinion, ideas, and analysis of the liberal/progressive
agenda. American Platform.org will champion those ideas that make the most sense
to our members, and we will humbly add our input to the mix.
without a political party that agrees with us, and that fields candidates who
will defend conservative positions, nothing happens. To our great frustration,
this is the current state of affairs. Right now there are millions of Americans,
mostly Republicans and Independents, who are not in favor of what the current
crop of Democrats have become, or what they plan to do with their power. But all
the insight, analysis and proposed solutions are in a sense just taking up space
without effect. The conservative movement currently exists in a vacuum, largely
without advocates in positions of power. Who in power is fighting for what
we believe in? Certainly not the Democrats, but too often not the Republicans
The various core ideas
and principles of conservatism have already been identified and discussed time
and again by commentators and pundits. Millions agree with much of what they hear
and read, but are thoroughly disgusted with the Republican Party for its lack
of leadership, discipline, responsiveness, and courage. We are at the end of our
rope with the Republicans and were not happy that John McCain was the nominee.
We may have voted for him, if only to prevent Senator Obama from reaching the
White House, but we were not happy about it.
overarching goal of AmericanPlatform.org will be to harness the most important
and fundamental concepts and principles into an actual political platform, one
that our members want a party or individual politicians to embrace and stand up
for. Rather than put out an entirely new platform every four years like most political
parties do, we'll update ours continually. But we'll do much more than that. This
site will cover all areas of American life, politics, and America's place in the
world so that politicians will know what the members of American Platform.org
expect from their representatives.
Politely given arguments
over issues, points of fact or points of view will be enthusiastically welcomed.
But this site is about starting from where we are right now in America and moving
forward, and we are not going to endlessly rehash what has already been done.
Instead, we'll focus on what we think will be best for America in the future,
and always with our constitution in mind. The goal is to nail down sensible positions
on matters of importance to the American people and to come up with solutions
that our government seems incapable of providing at this time. It is the firm
position of this site that the liberal/progressive agenda is not right for America,
and we will do all we can to bring to light what it is they are actually proposing
and what the ramifications are and will likely be.
site will be unabashedly pro-American, and will be as positive in its outlook
as possible. We have plenty of brainpower, ingenuity, common sense, and freedom
in this country to tackle any problem with a can-do attitude. The Federal government,
however, has become so nonfunctional that it takes ten months to form a commission
to authorize a subcommittee to investigate a problem or idea. The subcommittee
then has ten million dollars of our tax money and three years to come up with
a report with recommendations. The recommendations are often for more time and
money to study the original problem, which by now has either changed or is irrelevant.
This site will look to marshal
the resources at our disposal -our members- the way the government should, but
doesn't. Identify an issue, consider suggestions for addressing it, gather relevant
information ASAP, kick some ideas around, and then...something that seems to be
impossible in Washington...make a decision!
can be faster and more organized, and we can make use of something that has almost
completely disappeared from government: common sense. A can-do spirit and some
good old-fashioned American know-how will be far more effective and useful in
creating a viable political platform and solving real problems than anything to
come out of Washington in a long time.
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