Jefferson Republican Party endorses Ron Paul for President

August 25, 2007—It has been far too long since America has seen a true Jeffersonian declare his candidacy for president in one of the “major” political parties. The breed is so rare that most Americans have never seen even one elected official who believes in Jeffersonian principles.

Sadly, too many people really have no idea what Jeffersonian principles are. These principles were used as the most basic guidelines of operating any kind of government - local, state or national—at our nation’s founding. Government should be small, limited and firmly bound by “the chains of the Constitution”, as Jefferson himself put it.

As more Americans “wake up” to the realization that our government is growing and operating way out of control, many know that in order for this nation to survive we must return to those Jeffersonian principles. So, when a candidate for president adheres to those same principles, it only makes sense that we who also support those ideals would support that candidate in his bid for the White House.

The one candidate who supports Jeffersonian principles is Dr. Ron Paul, US Representative from Texas. Dr. Paul is well known for voting against bad legislation and well-meaning legislation alike whenever the legislation is unconstitutional. Dr. Paul opposes any further increase in the federal government, and seeks to scale it back—even if that means shutting down long-standing big government agencies and operations.

Therefore, the Jefferson Republican Party hereby fully endorses and supports the Honorable Ron Paul in his bid to become the next president of the United States of America.

Jefferson Republican Party of the United States of America

***More information about Ron Paul, his campaign and his platform can be viewed at www.RonPaul2008.com

Source: Jefferson Republican Party

15 Responses to “Jefferson Republican Party endorses Ron Paul for President”

  1. Trent Hill Says:

    Good for you guys. I have a newfound respect for the Jefferson-Republican Party.

  2. John Howard Says:

    Ditto!
    At least the Jeffersons can see what the G.O.P. appears to be blind to.
    John

  3. Jay Matthews Says:

    If I can shift gears a bit did anyone else catch Romney’s “new” stance on abortion?

    Now Romney is completely bogarting RP’s stance saying the states should be allowed to decide the issue.

  4. Don Lake Says:

    Unity08 and Anti War Defense Expert [Georgia Democrat] Sam Nunn may end up being the eventual [and sucessful] home of Doctor Paul?

    After all stranger things have happened! In 1864 National Union Party candidate and U.S. President-elect Abraham Lincoln and Democratic President to be Andrew Johnson

    The National Union Party was created in the Spring of 1864 during the dark days of the Civil War. Anti-Lincoln “Radical” Republicans held the belief that Lincoln was incompetent—- and therefore, could not be re-elected—- and began the task of convening in Cleveland starting on May 31, 1864. The Radical Republicans eventually nominated John C. Frémont, who was also the Republicans’ first presidential standard-bearer during the 1856 U.S. presidential election.

    Former Republicans and Democrats collaborated to create a new political party in convention at Baltimore, Maryland during the first week in June, 1864, in order to accommodate the War Democrats who wished to separate themselves from the Copperheads. This is the main reason why War Democrat Andrew Johnson was selected to be the Vice Presidential nominee; then-current Vice President Hannibal Hamlin was not nominated. The National Unionists supporting the Lincoln-Johnson ticket also hoped that the new party would stress the national character of the war.

    News of Lincoln’s nomination at the 1864 National Union Convention elicited this famous response on June 9, 1864:
    “ I am very grateful for the renewed confidence which has been accorded to me, both by the convention and by the National [Union] League. I am not insensible at all to the personal compliment there is in this; yet I do not allow myself to believe that any but a small portion of it is to be appropriated as a personal compliment. The convention and the nation, I am assured, are alike animated by a higher view of the interests of the country for the present and the great future, and that part I am entitled to appropriate as a compliment is only that part which I may lay hold of as being the opinion of the convention and of the League, that I am not entirely unworthy to be instructed with the place I have occupied for the last three years. I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that ‘it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams.’ ”

    In August 1864, Lincoln wrote and signed a pledge that, if he should lose the election, he would nonetheless defeat the Confederacy by an all-out military effort before turning over the White House:[1]
    “ This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this Administration will not be re-elected. Then it will be my duty to so co-operate with the President elect, as to save the Union between the election and the inauguration; as he will have secured his election on such ground that he cannot possibly save it afterwards.[2] ”

    Lincoln did not show the pledge to his cabinet, but asked them to sign the sealed envelope.

    The complexion of the war changed as the election approached. Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee’s last victory in battle occurred June 3, 1864, at Cold Harbor. Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s aggressive tactics began to bear fruit that summer. Admiral David Farragut successfully shut down Mobile Bay as a Confederate resource in the Battle of Mobile Bay August 3-23, 1864. Confederate General John Bell Hood surrendered Atlanta, Georgia, on September 1, 1864, to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman. The occupation of the city boosted both the Northern spirit and the Lincoln campaign.

    Frémont and his fellow Republicans hated their former ally, U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair. In return for a deal on Blair’s future, Frémont reconsidered his. On September 22, 1864, Republican presidential nominee Frémont dropped out of the race. On September 23, Lincoln asked for, and received, Blair’s resignation. The National Union ticket went on to win handily in the election of 1864, defeating the Democratic ticket of General George B. McClellan, whom Lincoln had previously relieved of his command, and George H. Pendleton.

    In the 1864 Congressional Elections, the National Union Party won 42 Senate seats, and 149 House of Representatives seats.

    [edit] Post-Lincoln

    Upon Lincoln’s death in 1865, Andrew Johnson became the only other National Union President. After the final break with the Congress over Reconstruction policies, Johnson used federal patronage to build up a party of loyalists, but it proved to be unsuccessful.[3] The 1866 National Union Convention was held in August in Philadelphia as part of his attempt at maintaining a coalition of supporters and Johnson embarked upon a speaking tour (known as the “Swing Around the Circle”) before the 1866 Congressional elections to attempt to garner support for his policies, but both proved ineffective as more of his opponents were elected. Republican National Committee chairman Henry Jarvis Raymond (1864-1866) lost the regard of the Republicans for his participation in the convention. The National Union movement became little more than the Democratic Party in a new form as Republicans left the movement and returned to the old party fold by the fall.[3]

    The last congressman to represent the National Union Party ended his affiliation with the party in March 1867. Andrew Johnson was impeached by the Republican-led House of Representatives in 1868, and he was acquitted in the United States Senate by one vote. Upon the 1869 expiration of Johnson’s only term as U.S. President, the National Union Party came to an end. The platform adopted at the 1868 Republican National Convention strongly repudiated President Johnson,[4] while the platform adopted by the 1868 Democratic National Convention thanked Johnson,[5] but did not nominate him. The Republicans used the “National Union Republican” label for their Republican National Conventions of 1868 and 1872 and regard the initial National Union coalition assembled in 1864 as part of their party lineage and heritage.

  5. Deran Says:

    Yes, but, you see many states have laws against a person running for an office in the primary of one party, and lose, and then run for that office as an independent or with another party. These sorts of anti-”sore loser” laws came in large effect after John Anderson in 1980 I think.

    So, as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr. Paul is pretty much precluded from then mounting a campaign for November for president.

    I could be wrong abt how wide spread anti-”sore loser” laws are. And, isn’t Mr. Paul going to run for reelection to the House as a Republican in 2008?

  6. Jeff Wartman Says:

    Deran,

    I would assume if Mr. Paul does not win the GOP nomination, he will just run for reelection to his current post in the HOR

  7. Jay Matthews Says:

    I’ve said this before,....If RP doesn’t get the GOP nomination supporters will urge him to pursue and/or accept the LP, CP, or Unity ‘08 nomination if it’s a possibility.

    RP often mentions the problem of ballot access with third parties. In 2004 the LP had access in 48 states. Unity ‘08 is shooting for 50 states. If the numbers are that high when the time comes he might consider it.

  8. Cody Quirk Says:

    Good for you guys. I have a newfound respect for the Jefferson-Republican Party.

    =Same here. The CP must work with the JRP and never compete against them.

  9. [email protected] Says:

    Deran,

    You write:

    “many states have laws against a person running for an office in the primary of one party, and lose, and then run for that office as an independent or with another party. These sorts of anti-’sore loser’ laws came in large effect after John Anderson in 1980 I think.”

    Six states have “sore loser” laws of that type. It used to be seven. One got knocked down in court. The other six would be easily knocked down as well—a ballot line is not the property of a candidate, it is the property of a set of voters, and the recent trend is for courts to look unkindly on politicians telling voters who they can and cannot support for office.

  10. Deran Says:

    Really, only six states with sore loser laws? That’s a lot better than I thought. Alright then, I say go Mr. Paul, on to November. The more serious third party candidates in November the better!

  11. Kris Overstreet Says:

    Six states, yes.

    Texas- where Ron Paul comes from, for those who didn’t know- is one of them.

    Furthermore, the Texas law regards any activity in a political party as a declaration of affiliation with that party- including participating in a party primary or convention. (Texas does not have party registration per se.) If Ron Paul accepted a third-party nod for President, it could jeopardize his Republican re-election campaign for his House seat- Texas law explicitly prohibits candidates from being affiliated with more than one party in any calendar year.

  12. Lisa Says:

    Why isn’t the New American Independent Party listed on this website?

  13. Cody Quirk Says:

    It has an add on this site, FYI.

    Look up!

  14. Ferenc Zahoran Says:

    You people are dreaming. If Mr. RP is runing as an independent,then welcome the first lady President , Mrs.Clinton, and womeniser Billy Boy as first men. I like RP and what he talking about, but at his age. No, he never going to be the front runner. What I don’t get it, how come all of this little,so called third party leaders set down try to make a 10, 12 or 20 poins platform,and create a major third party. Most Americans are hungry
    for a major third party that represent most of us.Law abaing,working,christian citisens of this once a great nation. America needs a young, energetic truly Christia democrat,who maybe able to take out those so called,Blue Dog Democrats from the socialist liberal democratic party,and possible a few fed up republicans. If you read the platforms of some of the third party,those are good.Somebody just have to bring them together, under one umbrella. I’m sorry for my english.
    God Bless You all.

  15. Angelo Cobrasci Says:

    The Jefferson Republican Party has now merged with the coalition of constitutional conservatives and is now to be called the “UNITED JEFFERSONIAN PARTY”.

    Feel free to contact me @

    Angelo Cobrasci
    National Chairman
    United Jeffersonian Party
    [email protected]

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