Redefining "political party" since 2004
November 21, 2004 11:46 AM   Subscribe

The Lighthouse Party. Some may ask, "Why are you doing this?" or "Isn't what you are doing the same thing the Constitution Party is doing?" The answer is yes and no. Let me explain. We do agree strongly with the Constitution Party's platform but our mission is quite different. We understand that we are unelectable and have no presidential candidate lined up. With this in mind we can speak out without fear and never "stray" from our Party's original platform in order to get a vote.
posted by u.n. owen (11 comments total)

 
This text displays a sophistication and elegance not usually found outside the ranks of freshman humanities students.
posted by Tullius at 12:07 PM on November 21, 2004


" ...I vote, we put our Christian principles back in to public places and etch those beliefs on the tails of those who oppose, as we boot them out of those public places." A statement from one of the directors of the Lighthouse group.
Um, etch? boot? these are Christian values? Sounds more like regimenting for a theocracy.
posted by Cranberry at 12:29 PM on November 21, 2004


As a Christian, I find myself feeling like the crack-voiced teenage janitor monster in Monsters Inc., holding my co-worker by the throat and squacking "STOP! YOU'RE MAKING IT WORSE!"
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 12:36 PM on November 21, 2004


As a non-Christian, I guess I might as well just choose one of the fundy groups to join up with now,
so I don't get blackballed when the Christian stormtroopers show up and want me to swear the oath.
posted by milovoo at 12:43 PM on November 21, 2004


BigotFilter
posted by SteelyDuran at 1:00 PM on November 21, 2004


When I first heard the words "Constitution Party," I thought to myself, hmmm, I would assume these folks would be trying to put more of an emphasis on the Constitution and the ideals set forth within. Boy, was I surprised...
posted by 235w103 at 1:20 PM on November 21, 2004


Some pretty frothy rhetoric behind that 'speak out' link. Haven't seen that much spittle since last time I was at a pediatric ward.

Not sure how the fracturing of the Right is going to play out, but they do seem to be adamant about reliving the Tower of Babel.
posted by hjarten at 1:24 PM on November 21, 2004


> I thought to myself, hmmm, I would assume these folks would be trying to put more of an emphasis on the Constitution and the ideals set forth within.

It's more that you'd have to have one hell of a hearty constitution not to vomit while reading their viewpoint.
posted by SteelyDuran at 1:34 PM on November 21, 2004


Board of Directors-
"We (should) put our Christian principles back in to public places and etch those beliefs on the tails of those who oppose, as we boot them out of those public places."

Mission Statement-
"We feel no person should be forced to live a certain way under oppression and persecution because of the beliefs they so choose to uphold."

That is, of course, if your beliefs contradict theirs.
posted by Arch Stanton at 1:45 PM on November 21, 2004


Hypocrisy should be punished by caning, Arch Stanton.

Seriously, we should forget the drugs-and-terrorists nonsense and fire up a War on Hypocrites. I'll volunteer for the front ranks. If I can shoot them.
posted by rushmc at 3:04 PM on November 21, 2004


Seriously, we should forget the drugs-and-terrorists nonsense and fire up a War on Hypocrites.

Agreed. But why not include fascistoid fanatics who are perfectly sincere about their beliefs? (I'm a stickler for dictionary definitions.)
posted by davy at 7:53 PM on November 21, 2004


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