The Republican Party has failed the conservative movement yet again. With a perfect opportunity to easily beat a weak ultra-liberal candidate, they presented a similarly weak liberal candidate as their own standard-bearer. Conservatism has not been on the presidential ballot for over twenty years, and it's time we re-evaluated our strategy.
If the Republicans don't want to be champions of conservative ideals and beliefs, as is becoming more and more apparent, then it is clearly time to look for a way to build a powerful conservative party by uniting the conservative factions under one flag. This can easily be done by building a platform based upon the common ground of all the conservative parties.
This is what I have done with the American Federalist Party Platform, and I hope conservatives all across America will be willing to sign on. It's built on the platforms of the Constitution Party, the Libertarian Party, and the New Federalist Platform found at reagan2020.org. It may need some fine-tuning as other conservative factions sign on, but for now I would like to set a number of goals for the new party:
1. Bring the Libertarian and Constitution Parties on board, along with the American Independent Party and the Conservative Party.
2. Organize at the state level, building the coalition from the ground up. These state Federalist Parties will need to build their own platforms and agendas as well.
3. Where we cannot bring a particular party fully on board, work to build a colaition of conservative parties.
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