On June 16th and 17th, a Wikipedia user named Ariostos updated an entry for Constitution Party National Conventions to include all of the results for the presidential and vice-presidential nomination elections, from the party’s first convention in 1992 (when it was still called the U.S. Taxpayers Party) until 2012.
Howard Phillips was a conservative political activist who founded the Constitution Party (called the U.S. Taxpayers Party until 1999) in 1992. He passed away on April 20th at the age of 72. For many years, he hosted a TV show called the “Conservative Roundtable”. In 1997, he welcomed Congressman Ron Paul, who at that time had just reentered Congress after a 12 year break.… Read more ...
Randy Stufflebeam and Darrell Castle, Constitution Party leaders, conducted a special radio broadcast of their show Constitutionally Correct-Podcastle dedicated to CP founder Howard Phillips, who died on April 20th. The video archive is below. The video runs about 54 minutes.
By Darrell L. Castle Member of the Constitution Party Executive Committee 2008 Constitution Party Vice-Presidential Candidate
Howard Phillips, founder of the Constitution Party, died at 3:50 PM, EST Saturday, April 20, 2013.
I met Howard in early 1992 when I was introduced to him by Don McIlvaney. Don asked my choice for the election that year and I said neither so he introduced me to Howard who was trying to start a new party.… Read more ...
According to HowardPhillips.com, Howard Phillips retired on January 11 as chairman of the Conservative Caucus, which he founded in 1974.
Howard Phillips, founder of The Conservative Caucus (TCC) and its Chairman since 1974, has resigned, saying that recent health problems required that he “direct my energies on my health, my family life, my spiritual priorities, and my writings.” He affirmed his gratitude “for the opportunities God has given me to work with such fine people and I remain wholeheartedly supportive of the important work and mission of this organization.”
Phillips, now 70, led TCC through successful battles to block ratification of the SALT II Treaty, begin the SDI missile defense program, repeal the Catastrophic Coverage Act, prevent passage of Hillary Clinton’s socialized medicine scheme, and persuade the House of Representatives to impeach President Bill Clinton.
Howard Phillips, founder of the Constitution Party (then the US Taxpayer’s Party), is hosting a free Constitution Day event. Sponsorship information can be found here.
You are cordially invited to the
TWO THOUSAND NINE CONSTITUTION DAY
A COMMEMORATION and PUBLIC EVENT
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, ARLINGTON, VA
Hyatt Arlington Hotel, 1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Celebrating September 17, 1787
when the Constitution of the United States was adopted.… Read more ...
The Constitution Party has attracted a lot of attention lately, especially amongst liberal blogs who have, right or wrongly, connected the party with Rand Paul and Sharron Angle, the GOP nominees for Senate in Kentucky and Nevada respectively.
One of the most popular articles concerning these connections is this one at Alternet by Adele Stan, which was published Tuesday.… Read more ...
Progressive and liberal commentators have now begun to attack Rand Paul for his past association with the Constitution Party. From the Progressive Fix:
I don’t know how long it’s going to take before the past views and associations of new Republican superstar Rand Paul all come to light, but he’s currently on track to serve as the living link between all sorts of older forms of radical conservatism and the contemporary Tea Party movement.
The Constitution Party National Committee meeting was addressed this past weekend by former Rep. John Hostettler. Former Rep. Hostettler recently wrote a book and addressed the Constitution Party on the same basic topics his book covers. After John Hostettler’s remarks, Howard Phillips, the founder of the party and CP Presidential candidate in ’92, ’96, and ’00, claimed that “No one worked harder over the past 12 years to protect constitutional principles in Congress” (this is a paraphrase, passed on to me secondhand).… Read more ...