The Freedom Party’s Core Belief is that there are good Democrats, good Republicans, and good Independents. Our greatest and most respected Americans are: Abraham Lincoln; John F. Kennedy; Martin Luther King; and Ronald Reagan.
The Freedom Party supports Candidates from ALL parties, based on three fundamental criteria: HONESTY; INTEGRITY; and COLLABORATION with others.
You can be a member of the Freedom Party, and still retain your registration to another party. What is required to be a member of the Freedom Party is to:
look beyond simple Party affiliation and blind Party loyalty;
look at the Issues and be open to engage in meaningful discussions;
reject violence of any kind;
judge a person only by the content of their character;
respect differing opinions.
The Freedom Party was created in 2016 because the Democrat Party has been taken over by extreme far-left politicians, and Elite/Progressives who no longer have the values of blue-collar working class Americans. The Democrat Party is no longer the Party of John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.
The Neo-Democrats have restricted Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of the Press, and the Right to Bear Arms. The Elites/Progressives no longer believe: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
The Republican establishment is not as extreme as the Neo-Democrats, but both parties must learn to work together. Once the Democrat Party has returned to its roots, or if traditional Democrats will join the Freedom Party (as the Party of Lincoln, Kennedy, King, and Reagan), then a true bi-partisan government of the people, for the people, and by the people will be re-established in America.
The Freedom Party Flag is represented by 3 Rings: Blue (Democrat Party), Red (Republican Party), and Green (Freedom Party). Although each pair of rings is unlinked, the whole link cannot be unlinked – the Freedom Party (being outside the normal Party structure) can unite Democrats and Republicans. Our flag is based on a “Borromean Rings”.
The Freedom Party was created in 2016 in response to the collapse of the Democrat Party.
Historically, the “political spectrum” prior to 2008 had Republicans generally more conservative (right) and the Democrats generally more liberal (left). Combined to reflect all America, they formed a normal “Gaussian Distribution” (a Bell-Curve). About 10% of our citizens could be called “far right” and about 15% could be called “far left” – with about 75% of all citizens “in the middle”, supporting a mix of some liberal and some conservative ideas.
The Freedom Party is for “middle of the road” citizens, embracing policies of both left and right. We hope the citizens in the “Middle” will agree with at least 80% of our issues/solutions – and be supportive as nothing is 100%.
In 2008, the Democrat Party Leadership in the House and Senate moved dramatically to the left – embracing many more “far left” positions. Simultaneously, as a majority party in both the House and the Senate, “Far Left” members took Dictatorial control of the Democrat Party Leadership.
The 2008 to current “Democrat Leadership Management Style” can simply be characterized as a “Scorched Earth Policy” – and collaboration with Republicans/Independents, which had been deteriorating since the 1992 elections, collapsed.
Over the period 2008-2016, the Democrat Party House and Senate Leadership, and the President’s Leadership from 2012-2016, have largely ignored the views of the majority of citizens registered to the Democrat Party, and embarked on a full-scale rush to the “Far Left”.
In effect, the Democrat Party has “left” a majority of their members, who are now unrepresented and have no place in the Party.
Unfortunately, the legacy of the “2008 Hijacking of the Democrat Party” is still being forged, and it is not good. We acknowledge that the Democrat Party has always been better organized into machine politics, with more effective “strong-armed” leadership, than the Republicans.
Also, the Democrat Party won a major victory in 2009, with their “sympathetic control” takeover of the National News Media – effectively giving them total propaganda control over what most Americans see on TV and read in the newspapers.
Importantly, a theme of “Ridicule and Denigration” was used to portray anyone who disagreed with the “Far Left” as bumbling, stupid, and/or of poor character. If anyone overcame the “Ridicule and Denigration”, they were then systematically branded as “RACIST”, “FASCIST”, “UNCLE TOM”, etc.
In particular, the use of the “RACIST” charge has been used to obfuscate serious discussion on the plight of our Inner City Citizens. Branding a person a “Racist”, whether it is true or not, inflames many people who believe it simply “because everyone says it, it must be so.”
We watched in horror in the Summer of 2016 as numerous physical assaults were made on innocent Trump supporters, by Democrats, who had been inflamed by false charges of RACISM – using that to justify reprehensible and criminal behavior.
Lastly, a cultural phenomenon has also occurred which has greatly benefited the Democrat Party Leadership’s turn to the “Far Left”:
Since 2008, the “Democrat Party” has become a “Football Team” for which its’ members cheer and root for, NO MATTER WHAT! As a football team, the opponent’s team is naturally “Bad” and anyone on your team is naturally “Good”. Even if your team sucks and players are horrible people, you still “Root for your Team, No Matter What”. This uncompromising “Brand Loyalty” among Democrats eliminates accountability of the leadership, and ultimately – it fosters corruption.
To underscore this point, consider the following quotes:
“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
“Liberty without learning is always in peril, and learning without liberty is always in vain.”
“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all — except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.”
The quotes are all by President John F. Kennedy. Today, he would be mocked and shunned by the now Far-Left Liberal/Progressive Leadership of the Democrat Party – can you imagine a Democrat Politician today saying, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
The Democrat Party Leadership, and those Democrats blindly “Rooting for Their Team”, will never admit these facts. Actually, their reaction will be to ridicule, denigrate, slander, brand “Racist/Fascist”, and lastly to incite physical violence against anyone who disagrees with them. It appears Far Left Liberals/Progressives believe in Freedom of Speech only if you agree with their positions. This is NOT the Democrat Party of John and Robert Kennedy.
Because of their behavior and record over the period 2008-2016, the Democratic Leadership Party does not deserve the support of “Traditional Democrats”. This does not mean that those affected should leave the Democrat Party or turn to the Independent, Green, Libertarian, or Republican Party – they simply need to “take back” their Party.
The best way to “take back” control of the Democratic Party is to walk away from “Party Voting” for a Democrat, and not to “reject” any candidate because of the very-effective smear campaign being waged in the Liberal/Progressive News and Entertainment community.
A clear message needs to be sent: “Democrats demand Integrity, Honesty, and Collaboration, in their candidates, and will not support any Democrat candidate who: enriches themselves based on their position; lies to the American people; and refuses to work together with Independents, Greens, Libertarians, and Republicans, to develop the best laws possible.
The Freedom Party STRONGLY wishes the 2016 Democratic Party nominee for President had been Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA).