Platform Preamble

We, the members of the Constitution Party of Arkansas, gratefully acknowledge our Creator as the Preserver and Ruler of the universe. We appeal to Him for aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Divine Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.

The Constitution of the United States provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Constitution Party of Arkansas supports the original intent of this language.

The U.S. Constitution established a Republic rooted in Biblical principles of governance administered by representatives who are constitutionally elected by the citizens. In such a Republic all Life, Liberty, and Property are protected as unalienable rights from our Creator. The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its original foundations and to limit the federal and state governments to their proper Constitutional boundaries. Therefore, the Constitution Party of Arkansas calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights, to join with us as we work to restore our state’s and our nation’s governments to our nation’s original constitutional principles.

As such, we affirm the principles of inherent individual rights upon which these United States of America were founded:

That each individual is endowed by his Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are the rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness; That the freedom to own, use, exchange, control, protect, and freely dispose of property is a natural, necessary and inseparable extension of the individual’s unalienable rights; That the legitimate function of government is to secure these rights through the preservation of domestic tranquility, the maintenance of a strong national defense, and the promotion of equal justice for all; That history makes clear that left unchecked, it is the nature of government to usurp the liberty of its citizens and eventually become a major violator of the people’s rights; and That, therefore, it is essential to bind government with the chains of the Constitution and carefully divide and jealously limit government powers to those assigned by the consent of the governed.