Platform Summary of the Southern Party
Many ask why a new political party? We believe that the answer
is supplied by our platform which is listed below. We are losing
our Founding Principles at an ever increasing rate. The goal of
the Southern Party and the affiliated State Parties is to begin
the process of restoring our founding principles.
Immigration: "We are
opposed to any amnesty program for illegal immigrants and support
stronger border security. While mostly a federal issue there is
much that can be done at the State level. Employers who hire
illegal aliens should be heavily fined and repeat offenders should
face criminal penalties and the expense of deporting their illegal
employees. Employees displaced by illegal aliens should have legal
recourse to restitution."
Eminent Domain: "Property Rights are a fundamental right and should not be
subject to the whims of the State Legislature and the unholy
influence of special interests."
"we are opposed any effort to infringe upon the right of
law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and will encourage
public awareness of the principle that the best guarantee of
liberty is a well-armed populace of good citizens."
Unborn Babies: "We believe that all babies, including the unborn, have a right
to life and that government at all levels has the responsibility
to protect that right. ")
"We believe that the Ten Commandments are the moral, legal, and
cultural foundations of our republic and that their public display
is a States' Rights issue that does not lie within the
constitutional jurisdiction of the federal government."
Taxes: "We believe that the government should ask the citizens for their
money, carefully explaining the purpose. We support an amendment
to the State Constitution requiring that any and all tax increases
be voted on by the affected citizens. Put control of government
taxes back in the hands of the citizens, not special interests."
Limited Government: "We believe that limited government is one of our Founding
Principles that has been lost. we will support a Constitutional
Amendment establishing a "sunset clause" (expiration date) for all
laws and regulations with force of law passed. This is the only
way to begin reducing the size and intrusive nature of government.
Put the size of government back in the hands of the citizens, not
Citizens Initiative: "We support legislation to provide both citizens initiative and
citizens repeal of legislation. The citizens of every State should
have the means of bypassing or reigning in an unresponsive
Legislature and/or Governor. The primary function of government is
to protect the rights of its citizens, not special interests. When
government fails the citizens � they should have a direct
recourse. This law should apply to county and municipal levels
Ballot Access: "We support legislation that will increase competition in
elections. The citizens should decide who they want to vote for,
not the Legislature. The two major parties (Republicans and
Democrats) in many cases have established laws restricting
political competition for their own benefit, not the for the
benefit of the citizens they represent."
First: "The Southern Party endorses English as the official
language of the United States and that all business of government,
whether state, local or federal is to
be conducted in English only. The Southern Party will support all
legislation which moves forward the pro-English agenda. These laws
should include all public school boards and their curricula, with
the exception of classes for the sole purpose of teaching foreign
languages to English speaking students."
[As amended in conference by the Southern Party of
Southern Party of North Carolina and the Southern Party of
Mississippi in March, 2007]