Constitution Party Selects City and Dates for Presidential Convention

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The Constitution Party’s presidential convention will be April 13-16, 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Green Party still hasn’t decided on its location or its dates, but it usually nominates in June or July of the presidential election year.

The Libertarian Party national convention will be May 26-30 in Orlando, Florida. The two major party conventions will be in July.

24 thoughts on “Constitution Party Selects City and Dates for Presidential Convention

  1. Cody Quirk

    That’s interesting because they were highly considering Las Vegas previously. Guess the religious kooks in the eastern affiliates objected perhaps?

  2. Joan Castle

    Perhaps Not! We selected Salt Lake City because Las Vegas could not meet our requirements (not lack of members’ interest or because of objections) and we wanted to stay within the Western Region. We have a great location and expect our members to really enjoy the convention. There is a lot of interest in the Party right now and comments like Cody’s are unfounded and prejudicial. Being a Christian does not make you a “religious kook” any more than being Patriotic makes you an extremist. Let’s concentrate on trying to save our country and the freedoms we have enjoyed by encouraging each other and supporting our right to disagree on all the details of how to do it.

    Joan Castle
    Convention Coordinator
    Constitution Pary

  3. Cody Quirk

    Joan, obviously you are clueless as to the religious fighting that took place years ago with Michael Peroutka, John Lofton, and many of the Calvinist/Theonomist CP’ers of the eastern state affiliates that didn’t like having state affiliates in the CP that rejected their extremist views and featured Mormon leaders.
    It’s all in the archives here on IPR and I used to be in the CP, so I know all about it.

    If you truly want to restore our constitution and our freedoms, then you would get involved with the Libertarian Party, which has organized & active affiliates in all 50 states and many, many office-holders. The CP doesn’t have a chance in making a dent in American politics now.

  4. paulie Post author

    The CP’s national chair is a Mormon (if I am not mistakn) and their national convention will be in SLC.. so if they ever had a problem with Mormons they must have gotten over it.

    While personally I would love to see the LP grow bigger, we do have some important issue differences with the CP so it does make sense that they have their own party and we have ours.

  5. Andy

    How can the Constitution Party even afford to have a national convention, when they supposedly can’t afford to pay petitioners who are still owed money from Constitution Party petition drives that were held in 2012? I thought that they were broke and could not afford to pay.

  6. Joan Castle

    I am not clueless as I was the coordinator of the meeting. The split was over 8 yesrs ago and now we are again united in our effort to keep our standards of government alive. There are many of us who have perservered comments like yours for years. No sweat.
    I appreciate your invitation to join your party, but I must decline. The Constitution Party is my home!

  7. Cody Quirk

    So a dying party that lost ballot access in two states last year and features state chairmen that call for the Islamic religion and same-sex relations to be criminalized (Riley Hood of Wisconsin) is your home?

  8. Cody Quirk

    Paulie, granted those people have less power in the CP then they did before, yet they’re still a active and quite significant presence in that party.
    For one, ever notice how the CP affiliates in the South and Midwest are still wooing Michael Peroutka?

  9. Floyd Whitley

    Mr. Quirk employs a rhetorical slight of hand. He issues unfounded invective. When called out for it by Mrs. Castle, he then issues an insult. And when called out for that, he then employs non sequitur commentary and more invective. Which is to say, deflection.

    I find those to be the marks of a coward, one who is apparently incapable of doing what is right…which is to apologize for the invective in this his new phlegm laced outburst in a long standing demented personal vendetta against the Constitution Party. Or at least admit he was wrong. Evidently, the gentleman lacks the capacity and courage to do so.

    As for clueless, Mr. Quirk doth merely project his own.

    For the record, at Memphis in April 2014, the Constitution Party’s National Committee VOTED to hold the Convention in Las Vegas. Mrs. Castle was tasked to find a suitable venue at a suitable price, but the venue in Las Vegas would not negotiate. Their price was unreasonable, and thus prohibitive.

    At the April 2015 National Committee in Pittsburgh, a decision was sought, time was of the essence. And because it was the Western States Area’s “turn” for Convention, Salt Lake was selected among the options. Clueless? Aye. Ye be that, Mr. Quirk.

    Not that this matters. You have a mindless vendetta to chase, a jihad as it were. What’s a little collateral damage so long as you are self justified, right, Mr. Quirk?

  10. paulie Post author

    For the record, at Memphis in April 2014, the Constitution Party’s National Committee VOTED to hold the Convention in Las Vegas. Mrs. Castle was tasked to find a suitable venue at a suitable price, but the venue in Las Vegas would not negotiate. Their price was unreasonable, and thus prohibitive.

    Thank you for the additional detail.

  11. Cody Quirk

    Floyd can squawk and squeal all he wants, yet after me and Joshua Fauver were deceived and thrown under the bus for simply trying to unify the National IAP, the California AIP, and other parties with the CP at their April 2013 Baltimore meeting, with of course Randy Stufflebeam and others lying about it and smearing us afterwards- is it any wonder why we hold a grudge? Especially when the way me and my friend were treated, despite our former loyalty & activism for the CP was itself a despicable, cowardly act.

    Shall I included the IPR articles & commentary URL links to prove my point?

    Oh, and being threatened by former California CP Chairman Don Grundmann (I still have & will post the emails here that I forwarded to the San Leandro Police Dept. then) also adds fuel to the fire.
    That also doesn’t include the way he attacked and treated a certain female IPR writer/contributor on here too.

    Yet your party is dying and the CP’s views and their leaders rhetoric is becoming more reprehensible and divisive to Liberty-loving American voters day after day, especially when people like Wisconsin CP Chairman Riley Hood are busy writing articles calling for the Islamic religion to be wiped out and for those of the LGBT persuasion to be dealt with harshly by the law, or of the many state affiliates of the CP that are currently wooing and treating Michael Peroutka as a celebrity again- never mind he and his associates in the CP nearly had the Nevada IAP kicked out, which could have imploded the CP in the process then if he had gotten his way back in 2006 at that Tampa committee meeting.

    It’s also pathetic how the CP has so small an active base that it must depend on Libertarian Party activists and paid non-partisan signature gatherers to get their candidates & affiliates on the ballot in many states- never mind that Mr. Hood and other CP’ers like to hypocriticly bash and attack the LP at the same time in their party/personal website editorials and elsewhere.
    Now that’s cowardly.

    But keep bleating Floyd, because to actually attack me instead of simply ignoring me only shows that the CP is indeed afraid of a mere online blogger- which further means that their reputation is very likely on shakey ground right now.
    I can read in between the lines, Floyd, and thank you for the compliment 😉

  12. paulie Post author

    It’s also pathetic how the CP has so small an active base that it must depend on Libertarian Party activists and paid non-partisan signature gatherers to get their candidates & affiliates on the ballot in many states

    Even the LP and the Greens hire outside petitioners. Cue Andy J. in 1, 2…

  13. Floyd Whitley

    By this, your new spittle saturated and incoherent invective, you merely verify my original post, Mr. Quirk. You discredit yourself.

    Seek counseling, sir.

  14. paulie Post author

    Even the LP and the Greens hire outside petitioners. Cue Andy J. in 1, 2…

    Furthermore, even candidates seeking the duopoly presidential (and other) nominations have been known to hire outside petitioners.

    While there are some things you can legitimately criticize the CP for, hiring outside petitioners is not really one of them.

  15. Cody Quirk

    Yet in comparison to the LP and GP and the major parties, how often does the CP do it? How often do they have their own people collect signatures, percentage-wise, compared to the more established third-parties?

  16. Cody Quirk

    There you go Floyd, the Bill Cosby defense.
    Actually you and your party soiled yourself long ago with your lackeys Don Grundmann, Don Stone, Riley Hood, and others that have done their outspoken best to “promote and defend” the CP in the real world.

    You have lost the cultural war, you have lost in the minor party world, and you continue to turn people against your party like you have done me, and others.
    Enjoy watching the CP turn into the Prohibition Party, you political simpleton.

  17. Floyd Whitley

    I readily concede, Mr. Quirk, that you consider yourself, by comparison, a right regular political genius relative to my mere humble personage.

    As such, I gladly stipulate that your intelligence, Mr. Quirk, is easily self-evidenced in these, your worthy, and I must say truly Mensa-quality, discourses nee diatribes.

    Lastly, sir, given that it means so much to you psychologically, I have no issue stepping aside and leaving you with the last meritorious word to issue forth from strokes of such a bona fide mental giant as yourself.

    Really. Think nothing of it.

  18. paulie Post author

    Are you sure Paulie?

    Pretty sure, yeah.

    Is there evidence to verify that?

    Not sure how I would prove it to you. Either you believe me or you don’t.

  19. Cody Quirk

    Well Floyd, you had your chance here to debate or refute what I posted about how I ended up in opposition to the CP and it’s ideology after your party stabbed me in the back in 2013 when I was originally trying to help unify the other constitutionalist parties out there into the CP, along with the flash-point between me and Don Grundmann, and also the CP’s legit baggage that would hurt it greatly should those things ever get more public exposure.
    And never mind that I had previously been a CP member since 2002 and helped defend it online countless of times until what the national & state leaderships did to me and Joshua Fauver back in 2013.

    You instead choose to attack me without addressing the issues and then give up.
    Seems pretty typical of such CP apologists online.

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