by Brian Irving |Raleigh Libertarian Examiner
The Christian Party of America will hold its first national convention in Raleigh April 20-21 at the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport, Research Triangle Park. The convention will open at 6 p.m. Friday with a “praise rally” in support of the proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution to define marriage.
Convention business will get underway Saturday at 9 a.m. This event will officially introduce the CPA as a national political party, and will focus on building to compete at all levels in the future.
“We formed the Christian Party because of our dissatisfaction with the degradation of the republic under the guardianship of the past and existing political parties,” said Don Watson, national vice chair and North Carolina state chair.
Their goal is to select and elect “3-C candidates,” that is, candidates who are Constitutionally grounded, conservatively molded, and Christian inspired. Although the party uses the name Christian, that in no way means it wants to set up a state religion, Watson emphasized.
“If we elect true Constitutionalists it would be impossible to establish a state religion as it is not an option under the Constitution,” Watson said. “The conservative would eliminate deficit spending and gradually reduce the debt. The Christian would return us to the original Judeo-Christian rule of law,” he added.
Former presidential candidate Michael A. Peroutka, an attorney and co-founder of The American View will be featured in a Constitutional Dialogue at 7 p.m. April 21. Peroutka was the 2004 Constitution Party candidate for president.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Attendees should call 1-866-278-3927 to reserve a seat.
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