Utah People's Party

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

Why is This called the People’s Party?

on December 6, 2012

As we build this new party, we use Utah’s historical People’s Party as a model not an existing, conventional party. The existing parties disappoint us because when their candidates win public offices, they too often do not govern by the correct principles they say they believe. If we want to stay consistently on the Lord’s side, it is better that we use as our model a historical party that did that not a modern party that does not do that. We are reusing the name of Utah’s historical People’s Party to stress our commitment follow after them of old who did right and not follow our contemporaries who do wrong. Back in the 1800s the People’s Party defended constitutional government and the ideals of Utah’s majority religion and we will do the same today. We reject the notion that God ever gave any one a right to rule over others. Rather we agree with the most famous sentence in the Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are    created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with    certain unalienable rights…that to secure these rights,    governments are instituted among men, deriving their just    powers from the consent of the governed…. (Declaration of Independence)

We believe that just political power comes from the consent of the governed (the people), and that just rights come from God. The Constitution is the formal, official statement of the powers that the people consented to let their government have. We aim to do a better job of advocating Constitutional limits on the powers of Government than any existing party. A party committed to the moral principle that legitimate political power can only come from the people should be called the People’s Party. The page called Origin & Purposes provides more detail on the nature and importance of Constitutional Government. That page also provides more information about the nineteenth century People’s Party.

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