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WELCOME TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CANDIDATE FORUM

For a number of years the Constitutional Candidate Forum has been challenging candidates to adhere to the Constitution through public debates and lectures. In preparation for the election season we are encouraging citizens to join with us in promoting this effort. We will continue to conduct forums in upcoming elections and welcome your participation Please see the write-up below of one of our Constitutional Candidate Forums that was posted on 1/30/12.

January 2012 Constitutional Candidate Forum-Raleigh

(From left to right: Diane Rufino (constitutional attorney from Greenville), Mike Beitler (candidate for North Carolina Secretary of State), Nelson Dollar (North Carolina State Representative), and Glen Bradley (North Carolina State Representative and candidate for State Senate).

The purpose of the Constitutional Candidate Forum is to promote the election of constitutionally-minded candidates to political party offices and civil government positions at the city, county, state, and even the federal level. In addition, this group will support elected officials and patriotic organizations that are working to restore constitutional governance. The passage of constitutionally-based legislation will also be a primary focus of this group. This group is pan-partisan in that it encourages the participation of patriotic constitutionalists from all political parties. If you are a prospective candidate or patriotic group and would like more information about the vetting process to be endorsed by the Constitutional Candidate Forum, please contact the Forum Director, Don Watson at dwatson83@att.net

Candidates and organizations of all political affiliations can be considered for endorsement and will be vetted according to the 3-C Paradigm.

Constitutionally Grounded

Conservatively Molded

Christian Inspired

ENDORSED CANDIDATES

Glen Bradley-Candidate for Vice-chairman of the NC Republican Party: glenbradley.net

Greg Brannon-NC Candidate for US Senator

Brenda Lenard-TN Candidate for US Senator

ENDORSED ELECTED OFFICIALS

Rep. Larry Pittman-NC House

Rep. Michael Speciale-NC House

Rep. Walter Jones-US House (NC)

ENDORSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION

H.R. 1888- Jamiel Shaw, Jr. Memorial Act of 2013 (View and Track Jamiel’s Law (H.R. 1888) at: http://thomas.loc.gov)

PREVIOUS CANDIDATE FORUMS

Candidates Face Close Scrutiny at Constitutional Forum

Next one in three weeks.

(See picture above)

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 3:46 pm, by Fergus Hodgson

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the first Constitutional Candidate Forum here in Raleigh. It is one of a series cosponsored by Founders Truth, the Frederick Douglas Foundation, and the Constitutionalist Gathering Place. Bill LuMaye of News Radio 680 WPTF was the MC.

Don Watson, the organizer along with Greg Brannon of Founders Truth, said the event and the attendees “laid down the gauntlet for the candidate vetting process.” That included candidates at the local, state, and federal levels.

“If you did not attend it was your loss. However, you will have an opportunity as more Forums are being arranged for at least one a month for the next few months,” Watson shared.

Richmond County will host one on February 18; Greenville is March 10th; Wake County again March 31st & April 28th; Mecklenburg County in May; and the Triad in June.

While the event may have justified more, about 50 people attended. One person had this to say:

“We need more of this style of format to find out what the candidates know about the Constitution and how they would apply it and defend it, after all they are required to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.”

And another:

“I would like to see the entire field of candidates seeking the same office participate in this style forum so that we could compare their constitutional knowledge and their commitment to upholding and defending it.”

Written by Fergus Hodgson

Director of fiscal policy studies at the John Locke Foundation, policy advisor with The Future of Freedom Foundation, and host of the Stateless Man radio show on the Overseas Radio Network. Although born in New Zealand, he now bases himself in the United States. You can follow him on twitter @FergHodgson.

View all posts by: Fergus Hodgson

ENDORSED CONSTITUTIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

AG FREEDOM: AGFREEDOM.NET

CHRISTIAN PARTY OF AMERICA: CHRISTIANPARTYOFAMERICA.COM

CHRISTIAN PARTY OF NORTH CAROLINA: CHRISTIANPARTYNC.COM

CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL CAUCUS: CITIZENSCONSTITUTIONALCAUCUS.COM CONSTITUTIONAL ALLIANCE FUND

CONSTITUTIONALIST GATHERING PLACE: CONSTITUTIONALISTGATHERINGPLACE.COM

DR DANS FREEDOM FORUM: DRDANSFREEDOMFORUM.COM

EASTERN NC TEA PARTY: ENCTEAPARTY.ORG

FIRE COALITION FIRECOALITION.COM

FOR LOVE OF GOD AND COUNTRY BLOG: FORLOVEOFGODANDCOUNTRY.COM

FREEDOM IN AGRICULTURE DIV. CHRISTIAN PARTY NC: CHRISTIANPARTYNC.COM

LIBERTY TREE NC: LIBERTYTREENC.ORG

NORTH CAROLINA TENTH AMENDMENT CENTER: NORTHCAROLINA.TENTHAMENDMENTCENTER.COM

PATRIOT COALITION: PATRIOTCOALITION.COM

PATRIOT INSTITUTE: PATRIOTINSTITUTE.COM

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