2016 Independent American Party Platform
We, the members of the Independent American Party of Nevada, recognize that throughout human history, most men have been slaves to man’s institutions of government. We declare that through the providence of God, the Founding Fathers, in accordance with our Judeo-Christian traditions, threw off the shackles of tyranny and established a Constitutional Republic, governed by law…
We declare: That the proper role of government as defined by The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights is to protect the God-given rights of Life, Liberty and Property; that usurpation of further power by government constitutes tyranny.
Follow the Constitution: The Constitution is the foundation of the American Republic. It limits government, provides for the separation of powers, and guarantees our God-given rights. All laws should comply with the US & Nevada Constitutions. Limit the power of the President to issue Executive Orders. Oppose an Article V Constitutional Convention and the circumvention of the Electoral College through National Popular Vote.
Restore Economic Prosperity: Cut taxes, wasteful government spending and regulations. Protect wealth by returning to sound money, including gold and silver. Withdraw from NAFTA, GATT, WTO, and oppose Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to protect American jobs. Collective bargaining agreements for public employees are detrimental to a government of the people, and should be eliminated.
Protect Our Borders: “A nation without borders is no nation at all.”—Ronald Reagan. Stop the flow of illegal aliens, terrorists across our undefended borders, and all tax funded benefits going to illegal aliens. Only citizens may vote. English shall be the official language.
Rights of Gun Ownership: Nevada Constitution Art. 1 Sec. 11: “Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes,” including the right to own and use ammunition/components. Oppose federal usurpation of the rights of the people and States by restoring protections secured by the 9th and 10th Amendments.
Property Rights: “Property must be secured, or liberty cannot exist.”—John Adams. We oppose seizure and confiscation of real and personal property without a jury trial and due process of law. Oppose radical programs, like Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. Protect traditional water rights, including geothermal. The federal government shall not exercise jurisdiction within an admitted State of the Union outside the authority granted in Art. 1 Sec. 8 Clause 17 of the US Constitution, and we support the transfer of all federal land to sovereign state ownership in accordance with that clause. Nevada is being deprived of control of almost 90% of its land.
Family Friendly: Keep marriage only between a man and a woman.—Nevada Constitution Art. 1 Sec. 21. Support the right to be born and protect life until natural death. Strengthen the traditional family without government interference or regulation.
Defend America: Protect America’s independence as a sovereign nation and stop the North American Union. Get the US out of the United Nations, undeclared foreign wars and occupations. Bring our troops home.
Freedom of Speech & Petition: “…no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech” and the “people shall have the right freely to assemble” and “to petition” the government.—Nevada Constitution Art. 1 Sec. 9 & 10. These precious rights are under attack by government and by the ideology of political correctness.
Medical Freedom: Protect the people’s freedom of choice in health care. Support freedom from mandatory medication or vaccinations and from forced health insurance programs. Repeal the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. Oppose regulations that interfere with the sale & consumption of natural health products.
Cut Unconstitutional & Reckless Spending: Cut taxes and phase out the IRS. IRS abuses must stop. Restore constitutional taxation and limited government. Audit, then eliminate, the private Federal Reserve Bank. End dollar-destroying inflationary policies. Require Congress to enact an annual budget. “When the people fear government then tyranny has found victory.”—Thomas Jefferson
Protect Privacy & Constitutional Liberties: Repeal the Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act, which clearly violate fundamental privacy and due process rights. Stop government spying on citizens. Protect “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures…”—Nevada Constitution Art. 1 Sec. 18.
No National ID: Oppose and repeal any form of National ID cards including REAL ID, PASS ID, mandatory bio-metric identification, and chipping for Citizens and their property/animals. Stop the use and abuse of Social Security numbers in any identification such as used in the US Code Title 42, Sec. 666. Do not accept matricula consular as legal ID for any purpose in the US.
Preserve Freedom of Religion: A “perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured.”—Ordinance of the Nevada Constitution. “…Liberty of [conscience] (is) hereby secured.”—Nevada Constitution Art. 1 Sec 4. End the establishment of a civil religion by the government.
Right to Trial by Jury: “The right of trial by Jury shall be secured to all and remain inviolate forever…”—Nevada Constitution Art. 1 Sec. 3. Require jury trials in all cases involving government agencies. The powers of a jury include the right to refuse to convict a defendant if the jurors feel that the law is being unfairly applied in the case.
Educational Freedom: Support choice in education and repeal Common Core.