This email was forwarded to me by a friend. I am not yet on their email list. It is republished here with permission.
I am personally skeptical of efforts to create a new conservative party, despite my sympathy for third parties in general, for reasons that would require their own article to explain. But I’ll post this here for informational purposes so we can keep our readers abreast of what is happening in the dissident conservative sphere.
The Federalist Party in 2017
This new year has brought about a combination of hope and fear in America. As Federalists, we share both perspectives. There is hope in hearing about a few plans to reduce government power, but there is also concern that these reductions will be mere tokens compared to the planned perpetuation of government overreach as well as increases in the federal budget.
While many are taking a “wait and see” approach, we’re proactively building the Federalist Party to push Washington DC away from their big-government addiction. To accomplish this, we’ll need to form strong party organizations in all 50 states, win elections at every level, and educate the people about the tenets of small-government Federalism. It is our strong and sincere belief that if more Americans become aware of how Federalism can defend their freedoms and prevent the government from hindering us in solving problems, people on the right and the left will embrace our mission.
This is why it gives me great pleasure to announce that we are official. As promised in our last email, we have filed the appropriate paperwork months ahead of schedule. We are starting 2017 off with a bang by engaging in our three immediate projects to promote growth and spread the word. Some of you will be able to participate in all three. Others may only be able to help in one or two areas. Everyone can help in some way.
The three current projects beginning in 2017 are:
- Fundraising: Unlike every other party, we intend to raise the majority of our funds by earning them. We have plans to raise funds in a business-oriented fashion, one that embraces the tenets of free market capitalism by bringing value to those who engage with us financially. Initially, we will be dependent on small- to medium-sized donors to seed our fundraising efforts. If you are willing and able to help grow the party financially, please visit our fundraising page. You don’t have to send money just yet. Currently, we are just looking for financial commitments.
- State Organizations: Just as the Federalist mentality promotes a balance between state and national governments, so too will we practice this with the party. There will be a central organization for the national Federalist party that will be balanced with the state Federalist party organizations. Again, this is very different from all other parties because it does not attribute undue power over the platform or policies to a national organization. To help with this, we are actively looking for leaders to help form strong Federalist Party organizations in all 50 states. If you are interested, please contact Joel Kurtinitis via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grassroots Growth: Even those who cannot contribute or help build their state’s party can still help by getting the word out. This is arguably the most important thing that we need. The party must reach a tipping point of support in order to make a real impact. As I’ve said many times before, we’re interested in winning elections and affecting change, not making a statement as a protest vote. This is why we’re asking you, the grassroots that powers America, to be our primary recruiters. We need as many people to join the party as possible in these early months. The sooner we can get to the tipping point, the better our chances are of winning more elections this year as well as the important election years of 2018 and 2020.
If you’re receiving this email, you have expressed interest in the party. Now is the time to take that interest to the next level if you’re ready. Many of you have already filled out the form on our homepage. This form, which has been on the site for just over two weeks, includes all of the information that we need in order to include people as members of the Federalist Party. If you haven’t filled out this form, please do so now. If you’re not sure whether you have or not, go ahead and fill it out again. Your data will not be duplicated.
Speaking of data, we have some important news. ALL personal data that we collect will be private indefinitely. We will never sell, rent, or give this information to anyone, even Federalist candidates. It may seem like a hassle to have to fill out forms, but we’re doing it for a very specific reason. We take the privacy and security of every American very seriously. By filling out our form, you can rest assured that your data will never be shared, ever. For years, other organizations have used “list building” for the sake of selling or renting out the data. We will NEVER do this. Our integrity is worth more to us than any financial benefits the party can gain from lists.
2017 is going to be the year of the Federalists. You’ve probably heard more news and discussions about Federalism over the past couple of months than ever before. The people are awakening to the reality that big government is our biggest problem. The Republicans and Democrats have chosen to embrace big government and consolidate their power in Washington DC. We intend to change that by dramatically reducing their power, giving it back to the local, city, county, and state governments where the majority of it belongs. Most importantly, we want to return the freedoms that have been removed and defend the ones that are currently under attack. This is why we’re here. It’s why we need your help.
Thank you and God Bless,
“To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.” – Ronald Reagan