The latest update from ConstitutionParty.com, featuring statements from their supporters on what drew them to the Constitution Party. As far as I can tell, this latest installment does not feature the author’s name, unlike past posts in this series.
I am from Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Political Science (focus on International Relations). I later obtained my Masters degree from New Mexico State University in History (specialty in U.S. Foreign Relations).
A Monarchist myself at heart, I was founder of College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Tennessee, but ceased affiliation with them after Gulf War I and President Bush’s (and the Republican Party’s) abandonment of basic conservative beliefs. I became a supporter of Patrick Buchanan at the time. Later I became a supporter of Ron Paul.
I pursued an academic and educational career abroad, teaching at the University and high school levels in Central America, and have been doing so for 15 years. Besides teaching, I have collaborated in historical research and books.
I always felt these United States and its two-party monopoly in politics turned its back on me, especially since 9-11. If Bush and the Republicans were awful and crass, President Obama and the Democrats have proven to be worse.
It’s time for me to man up and honor my ancestors as they stood up for these United States during the War Between the States — do my part to save it before it’s too late.
I plan to return to Tennessee and hopefully, through The Constitution Party, we can play a part in turning things around.
I look forward to joining the party and work together to save these United States.