Utah People's Party

…proclain liberty through out all the land….(Leviticus 25:10)

How can this new party be better? Part One

on December 6, 2012

Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.(Matthew 9:17)

If we used an existing party as a model we would eventually have the same limitations and flaws as the party we were mimicking or in other words a conventional party lets true principles run out and go to waste. Therefore the twenty-first century People’s Party can only out perform other twenty-first century parties consistently by being different from them. We do not merely have a different position on some issue or other, rather most aspects of how we function internally are very different from any of the parties on the ballot already. All of the pages of this site say something about how our party works differently than conventional parties and why those differences enable us to out perform them consistently. When we say out perform other parties, we mean that our candidates will stand for the right while theirs may stand instead for whatever seems politically expedient. Here are some examples of our differences.

Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do. Behold ye see that I have prayed unto the Father, and ye all have witnessed. (3 Nephi 18:24)

At all of our meetings, we let the brilliant light of the restored gospel shine. We pray, sing hymns and testify that Jesus Christ and not any politician is our savior.

Another difference is that we expect to work in a multiparty environment. A conventional party in the USA is designed to work in a two-party environment. When there are only two parties, the two are rivals, so each is reluctant to ever admit that the other did something good. In contrast, when there are multiple parties, some parties will be closer ideologically to our party than the others and we see the closer parties as allies not rivals or enemies. Since we know that some other parties agree with us on many important issues, we expect to do much of our campaigning in cooperation with allied parties. We even propose that we and our allies make a formal organization to facilitate cooperation in campaigning and some other areas. We are humble enough to admit that we can never achieve a monopoly on goodness, wisdom, or honesty. Such a monopoly would require that we could somehow guaranty that others would never make any correct decisions which is not only unrealistic, it is even undesirable.

In Part Two we discuss candidate selection which is another key difference.


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