Building Our Future

by Travis Maddox
CP of Missouri State Secretary

We have a wonderful group of members and supporters here in Missouri. Many go out of their way to fight and preserve our freedom…. But…...... there is a problem.

Nearly all are middle-aged and older. Now, we know this group offers wisdom, dependability and, of course, is more financially stable. There is, however, something they can’t offer, to carry us into the future.

This is where the youth comes into play….......our 20-30 year old friends…...... where will we be without them?

Just a thought, a faded dream, or less? We must prepare and build our future by recruiting and mentoring younger people into our movement. This is difficult. They have been brainwashed by the government schools and by Hollywood. They, unlike many of our older supporters, never lived in a time where they understood and fought for America’s freedom. Our road, my friend, may be difficult, but it is a road we must travel none the less.

We must try different things to reach them. Things that to them are “cooler” or more “hip”. We must learn to communicate with them and when they attend CP meetings and seem a little different, we must welcome them with open arms.

One of the ways we must use to reach them is through the internet. This is the communication tool the kids use today. We can’t expect them to be interested in the “boring” things that our older supporters are interested in.

To start this, we have started a MySpace page. Tens of millions of our youth visit this site every day. We hope to educate, inform, and, eventually, draw in more youth to the Party through MySpace.com.

If you have teens or college-age kids, please let them know about this. Today is the day we must begin preparing for our future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Travis Maddox serves as Constitution Party of Missouri State Secretary and is 29 years old.

33 Responses to “Building Our Future”

  1. globalist_elitist Says:

    This is classic. They are gearing Christian kids to a site on which they will see multiple images and ads that encourage fornication, female suffrage, anal sex, and overall godlessness.

  2. Trent Hill Says:

    Wrong. They are inviting ALL young people (not just Christians, or kids) to see more about them on myspace. This is designed to attract young people who are already ON myspace, otherwise what would be the point? Why would the CP make a myspace account to attract people TO myspace? It would be easier to attract them to the national website. No, its’ purpose is to attract young people who are already ON myspace to check out the CP.

  3. globalist_elitist Says:

    “If you have teens or college-age kids, please let them know about this.”

  4. Trent Hill Says:

    Ohk? I’d love your point now.

    It says, “If you have teens or college-age kids, please let them know about this”.

    Not…”If you have teens or college-age kids, encourage them to sign up for myspace and let them know about us”.
    It is clearly intended to reach a demographic not yet touched by the CP.

    “To start this, we have started a MySpace page. Tens of millions of our youth visit this site every day. We hope to educate, inform, and, eventually, draw in more youth to the Party through MySpace.com”
    Attracting people to the CP THORUGH myspace,not vice versa.

  5. Cody Quirk Says:

    “They are inviting ALL young people (not just Christians, or kids) to see more about them on myspace.”

    =Remember this is the reorganized Missouri CP that we’re talking about- they broke off from the ill-fated extremist faction that left the national CP.

    Of course they’re inviting EVERYBODY to join! Not Christians only!

  6. Gary Odom Says:

    It’s good to see “Undercover_Elitist” getting back to his old nasty and distorted self again. I was worried there for awhile.

  7. undercover_anarchist Says:

    Cut me some slack.. it’s tax day!

  8. Doctor Paul Wayne Snyder, PhD Says:

    Here’s to the day where the American Independent Party/ CP is some thing more than the Anti Abortion Party. Here’s to the day that CP activists care almost as much for living breathing former military as they do for cytoplasmic bits of a grown woman’s body.

    Truth in Politics? The TP, the Theocratic Party!

    Citizens For A Better Veterans Home[s] would rather have a public official hold their hand on the Bible [version, version, whose got the version?] and pledge to defend the Constitution than to hold their hand on the Constitution and pledge to defend the Bible!

  9. Trent Hill Says:

    “Doctor” Paul Snyder.

    Im not sure I understand where this anti-CP rhetoric exploded from, but it is quite untrue.

    I would consider the CP’s main issue to be smaller government, or lower taxes. Not pro-life. Some may disagree with me, but that’s ohk.
    Here is to the day when your party (whichever one it is. Maybe Veterans?) can grow beyond you. =)

  10. globalist_elitist Says:

    Come on, Trent. That’s absurd. The CP is obviously first and foremost an anti-choice party. It is the #1 issue, without doubt.

  11. Trent Hill Says:

    GE,

    Why? It is only one of the planks on the platform.
    When looking at the news articles and emails I’v recently recieved—there is FAR more about REAL ID, Illegal Immigration, and Big Government than anything else. I visited Gary Odom a few weeks ago in Pennslyvania,at the National Office. We talked about a multitude of issues, none of which were Abortion.

    Now, thats not to say Abortion isn’t a big issue. But it definetly isn’t the ONLY issue. It may in fact be the #1 issue, although I don’t think it should be.

  12. Cody Quirk Says:

    It’s funny how Dr. Snyder and GE think of us as a theocratic party while they haven’t read the discussion forums on The American View, or listen to the rantings of John Lofton or Reed Heustis.

    And they apparently forgot if this part of our platform-

    “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 supports the original intent of this language. Therefore, the Constitution Party calls on all those who love liberty and value their inherent rights to join with us in the pursuit of these goals and in the restoration of these founding principles.”

    ‘Doctor’ Snyder’s knowledge of the Constitution Party is not only contrary to college level intelligence, but is the equivalent to a Kindergarden education, with a major in fingerpainting. GE is no different.

  13. Trent Hill Says:

    Dr. Snyer and GE seem not to understand that there are many non-christians in this party.

  14. globalist_elitist Says:

    Trent - You are being entirely disingenious. Look at the CP platform. After the preamble, it’s all in alphabetical order. But what comes first before the “A’s” - the “Sanctity of Life.” They could have called the plank “Abortion” and it would have fit alphabetically, but no, they go out of their way to show that it is the NUMBER-ONE ISSUE. That does not make the party theocratic, but it does clearly show that abortion is the NUMBER-ONE ISSUE. Why don’t they have “smaller government” and “lower taxes” out of alphabetical order?

    http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php

    NOT THEOCRATIC? Just look at the FIRST SENTENCE of the platform!

    “The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States.”

    Creator and Ruler of the United States. Holy shit.

  15. Trent Hill Says:

    I admitted it may indeed be the MOST important issue. But not the only issue,or even the most important issue by much. There are lots of politicians who are 100% pro life,that the CP cannot stand.
    And no, I believe Sanctity of Life is where “abortion” would be alphabetically. But,they wanted to include Euthanasia also…but don’t have a different plank for that.

  16. globalist_elitist Says:

    So why didn’t they put “Sanctity of LIfe” with the “S’s”?

  17. SovereignMN Says:

    1. Trent is right that the CP is about more issues than just abortion.
    2. GE is right in that the CP advertises it’s abortion stance more so than other issues. Let’s be honest, the abortion stance of the CP is probably what attracts most of it’s members. Not all, but most.
    3. Dr. Paul Wayne Snyder, PHD is right about nothing.

  18. Cody Quirk Says:

    Let’s be honest, the abortion stance of the CP is probably what attracts most of it’s members. Not all, but most.

    =these days, it’s mainly the immigration issue that’s attracting new people to the CP.

  19. SovereignMN Says:

    Cody, that might be true. I guess what I meant to say is that most of the current CP members joined over their abortion stance.

    I do think that the CP is starting to advertise their positions on non-abortion issues much more now than they have in the past.

  20. Trent Hill Says:

    They are, that is part of the reason I joined.
    Before I joined the CP, I described myself as a homeless conservative.

    Then the CP started advocating its anti-illegal stance and its small government credentials. I was encouraged and joined the party—figuring I would simply follow their progress and hope they had a candidate in my area soon.

    Then the Religious Bigots broke away and the CP amplified its other issues.
    And I was thouroughly encouraged, started getting involved, become State Contact, and am hoping to have candidate in at least 5 races in ‘08.

  21. Cody Quirk Says:

    Cody, that might be true. I guess what I meant to say is that most of the current CP members joined over their abortion stance.

    =True, true, unfortunately a lot of those people have shown themselves to be religious nuts, I’m not saying all that joined the CP for that reason were. But a lot of them were very extreme and were a part of the exodus out of the Party.

    Most of those people also joined after 1999 too.

  22. Winston Smith Says:

    I see that GE and UA are teh same person, bravo Mr. Odom for dragging this into the light. Doubt me, check the flow of psots and responses!!

    Well, if MySpace is evil, bring out this arguement to its logical conclusion-all internet is evil-we need to ban it compeltely, eh cousins??

    GE:
    http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/internet_fed_researchers_want_to_scrap_net.htm

  23. catholicresistence Says:

    GE-
    anti choice? That is so 1980’s my friend. no one has the “right” to chose evil or to murder others.

    BTW-the CP is not Theocractic, but since Christ is King of all, then we all are truly in a Theocracy, whether one wishes to admit it or not. Read Psalm 2 to start with. I have had my bouts with the TAV crowd on my old blog (catholicresistence.blogspot.com), but they are right-Christ is King, all else is 2nd at best

  24. globalist_elitist Says:

    Bringing it into the light? I announced my name conversion on this site, moron.

    Ban MySpace? I love MySpace! Banning is your job.

    Read Psalm 2? No thanks. “Christ” preached a doctrine of suicide and he acted out what he preached. I only wish you would all follow in his footsteps.

  25. Trent Hill Says:

    He did announce his name change. However GE, don’t be surprised. That was one post on one thread. Not everyone reads every thread.

    HAHAHA. You should actually READ the Bibe…you clearly don’t understand it at all.

  26. Chris Fluharty Says:

    I can only speak for Missouri but most of our members especially the news ones are because of the immigration issue. Not pro life. I think I am the only one who still talks about it a lot. The other officers are working hard on the immigration issue and NAU/NAFTA. I am working on the old school issues like abortion and taxes. In fact i got the Missouri right to life endorsement in the last election. Our efforts have been focused on Illegal invasion. So GE as for Missouri you are clueless. Which based on what I have read from you in other post clueless has fit you well.

  27. Trent Hill Says:

    Louisiana is far more concentrated on NAFTA/NAU/SPP and Taxes also.
    Illegal immigration too.
    Abortion has been beat to death. Don’t get me wrong, it is important…but it doesn’t electrify like it used to. North American Union in the new issue for the CP to grasp. As Howard Phillips said tonight, “We must own the NAU issue”.

  28. Cody Quirk Says:

    Abortion has been beat to death. Don’t get me wrong, it is important…but it doesn’t electrify like it used to. North American Union in the new issue for the CP to grasp. As Howard Phillips said tonight, “We must own the NAU issue”.

    =Trent stop reading my thoughts- it’s not funny!

    Hahahaha!

  29. globalist_elitist Says:

    The way to stop the illegal “invasion” is to simply legalize all peaceful workers.

    Problem solved.

    NAFTA may not be perfect (Andy), but anything that expands global trade is good.

    These are the issues on which the CP rears its stridently anticapitalist head. What is the difference between a Paul-Havery Conservative and an Al-Gore liberal? They both want to cramp global economic growth and return things to an idealic time that never really existed.

    The last thing you guys want is the abortion issue to be resolved. Roe v. Wade simply guarantees the right to an abortion while the fetus is not viable. It does not guarantee the right to a late-term abortion. Something like 70%+ of Americans favor legalized abortion in the first trimester. The vast majority oppose “partial-birth” abortions. After 35 years of bitching about this crap, it’s all starting to come to a head: First trimester abortions are going to be legal, third trimester abortions are going to be illegal, and states will determine the legality of second-trimester abortions. Once things get to this point, the wind will be completely taken out of the “pro-life” movement.

  30. Tom Hanna Says:

    “They are gearing Christian kids to a site on which they will see multiple images and ads that encourage fornication, female suffrage, anal sex, and overall godlessness”

    Female suffrage? Really? I’d have thought that for the supporters of the “Constitution” Party letting females vote would be a dead issue, what with female suffrage being part of the Constitution for 87 years.

  31. Cody Quirk Says:

    Female suffrage? Really? I’d have thought that for the supporters of the “Constitution” Party letting females vote would be a dead issue, what with female suffrage being part of the Constitution for 87 years.

    =It’s only a issue for the dissenters and nutjobs that tried to cause trouble in the CP. Suffrage never was a CP issue in the first place!

  32. Chris Fluharty Says:

    GE Loss of sovereignty is not good for America or its citizens. Not matter how rich some may get because of it.

  33. appledogjoke Says:

    pets sea boat joke google boy no global

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