The Southern Party: A Plan for 2006
Statement from Executive Committee � as
we start our 5th year & 3rd election cycle
In Part 1 (See: Many ask, "Why a Southern Party �?"
), we provided a brief explanation of the reasons
the Southern Party exists. In Part 2 (See: The Southern Party: Strengths and Weaknesses
), we provided a summary of our
strengths and weaknesses after two election cycles. In this article,
Part 3 we present our plan for the 2006 elections, our third
Let�s start by restating both our
short and long term goals:
Short term: To begin establishing our
Founding Principles as a viable subject in today�s political debate.
Long term: To Restore the
Principles upon which our country was founded.
The Southern Party has been in existence
for two election cycles as outlined in Part 2. During our third election cycle,
our plan (if we receive your support) is
Move this grass
roots effort to the point where we can offer competitive candidates in
selected election districts
organization so we can support and provide
success in these selected districts.
Since both major Parties (Republican and
Democratic) are abandoning the Principles upon which our country was
founded, the average citizen is not given a voice on these matters.
In most elections the citizens are either provided one choice only
(roughly half of elections in Georgia only have one candidate in
November elections) or two candidates who only disagree on how quickly our Founding
Principles will be lost.
The public deserves a Real Choice and
the opportunity to make this decision, our Founding Principles
should NOT be lost just because the citizens do not have a choice.
We believe the only way to provide this choice is to be in a
position to offer serious candidates in competitive campaigns for
public office. This means serious work, selected candidates and
districts and overcoming some major obstacles:
The political environment has been dominated by the two
major parties for so long, other choices lack credibility. This
means we have to go to extra lengths to present our message. Then it
is up to the public to decide if that message has credibility
As a new party we face great disadvantages in
organization, campaign tools, fundraising and volunteer effort. This
means we have to focus on these areas in order to be able to present
a competitive campaign. We believe that there is something very
American about overcoming tremendous odds by work, effort and
commitment. We believe that our fellow citizens will have respect
for that style of classic American effort and give our message a
Over the past few months we have
developed a plan that offers the promise of accomplishing our goal
and facing the above obstacles head on. Success is dependent upon
acceptance by three groups � if you are reading this
we hope and pray that you are in one of these three groups:
Supporters: To provide a Real Choice to the People of
Georgia we need to establish an operating budget to execute the plan
below. To date our supporters have very generously supported both
our Party and our initial candidates. But our competition has
budgets in the millions.
, To make our effort
competitive, we need a budget at least in the thousands. We
will need modest financial support to execute this plan.
Volunteers: Of equal importance will be citizens willing to
help. This can be as simple as attending and spreading the word
about a local meeting to volunteering time and effort for
petitioning or campaign activities.
Voters: If you too are concerned about our steady loss of
the Principles upon which our country was founded, we need your
honest evaluation of our platform and position. If you agree with
it, we need your vote to support making these Principles part of
today�s political debate.
In support of our Short Term Goal:
We have established 4 districts and at
most 6 candidates as our goal for 2006. While this may not sound
like a lot to some, if we are successful at being able to deliver
four competitive campaigns in our third election cycle, it will be a
major step in providing a Real Choice.
For any hope of success it is imperative
that we address our disadvantages in credibility, name recognition,
politically correct opposition to Southern Heritage and
organization. To accomplish this major task our plan is based upon
delivering our message direct to every registered household, by
precinct, in our targeted election districts.
The key to public acceptance of this
effort is the quality of the material we will deliver. All of you
have received numerous political brochures. We have delivered
thousands and for the most part they have been just as useless in
swaying public opinion as those by Republican and Democratic
candidates. It is our plan to deliver material of real substance, a
16 or 20 page newspaper. Something that allows the presentation of
the Truth in an interesting and educational format.
In our first two election cycles we have
developed the required. Utilizing our own online registered voter
database and very cost effective direct mail capability, with your
support we will do the work.
Each mailing will announce a scheduled
"meet the candidates" and organizational meetings
in the selected precinct.
Each precinct meeting will feature
speakers, the candidates and offer an opportunity to ask any
questions. We have found that both our platform and candidates are
well received by the public. There is great concern about the loss of our Founding
Principles that are unanswered by the major parties. We expect these
meetings to become the basis for beginning the hardest task of a
successful political effort � building local support and
With your help, your support, by
election day 2006 we will have conducted 21 precinct mailings
consisting of over 200,000 pages of information about our candidates
and platform. We will have conducted 21 area organizational meetings
to introduce our platform and candidates to the public.
For the first time in recent history,
real steps will have been taken to give Georgians
A Real Choice.
Long Term Goal:
As a step toward our long term goal we
have initiated a statewide petition effort to obtain qualified
ballot access. Georgia of course has the hardest ballot access in
our country. But as long as the Southern Party of Georgia exists we
will be working to overcome this
Even if we fail to achieve the close to
50,000 required signatures for the 2006 elections, we will be ready
to start again for the 2008 elections. We will not restore our Founding Principles by wishful thinking
and just complaining. If you live in Georgia and want a grassroots
effort to continue working to make these Principles part of today�s
political debate, there is no
better way than helping us obtain ballot access.
for this Election Cycle.
Communication: We have been lacking in
communicating with our supporters. Every member and supporter will
also receive the mailings so that you will be kept abreast of our
progress, see your support being put to good use and show our
Website: We expect our website to
continue to be the highest rated political website in the entire
Southeast. We are continuing to expand the members only area as well as the guest area. We have signed up for new eLobby and eCampaign features. Our
candidates will greatly benefit from their ability to utilize our
Ballot Access: We will continue to work
toward ballot access reform in Georgia. We were instrumental in the
creation and filing of HB 927, the Ballot Access Reform Act of 2005.
The Southern Party of Georgia has taken the lead in this Legislative
Legislation: In 2005 we had coverage in
the Capitol on about 25% of the days the Legislature was in Session.
For 2006 we hope to increase that to at least 50% and to use the
eLobby web site features to make our Legislative efforts more
effective. Look for more Southern Party Legislation filed and some
Legislative successes in 2006 and beyond. This is part of
re-establishing our Founding
Principles as part of today�s political debate.
We wanted to
share our 2006 election plan. But to make these goals a reality and
turn them into success, we need your help. We are a grass roots effort and are totally dependent upon your support to
achieve our short and long term goals. The precinct plan is an
aggressive, but hopefully effective way to put the theory of a
Southern Party to the ultimate test.
Will Our Founding Principles just fade
away or will the citizens be given an opportunity to speak up and
say "NO!" At this point in time we are the only known voice that
places Principle over Party,
are willing to do the work to take our message to the public
for their verdict. We believe that we have started down the path of
providing a Real Choice and are asking you to give us the support to
carry this effort through the next election cycle.
In the 4th and final part of
this series we will list what you � the citizens � can do to help.
One thing we are looking for is a commitment to start the precinct
plan. We need at least 50
citizens who are willing to pledge $100.00 for each of the two years
of this election cycle; either $100.00 per year or $25.00 per quarter.
If we get your support,
we will do the work and we can evaluate the results in December,
2006. Please reread Part 1 (
Many ask, "Why a Southern Party �?"
Part 2 (
The Southern Party: Strengths and Weaknesses
) while you give
this some consideration.
If you have already decided, click here to make a
contribution or you can mail checks payable to:
Southern Party of Georgia
725 Ridgeview Road Road
Morganton, Georgia 30560
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occupation and employer. Contributions or a combination of
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line items on campaign reports. Contributions are not tax deductable.
Part 1 Many ask, "Why a Southern Party �?"
Part 2 The Southern Party: Strengths and Weaknesses
Part 4 The
Southern Party: We need your help!