Category: Archived

“I affirm the possibility of a more peaceful world.”

Violence begets violence, which threatens life, liberty and human dignity. At the same time, those who threaten the rights of the most vulnerable are rarely deterred by mere admonitions. The use of force is necessary at times, but it should be a last resort, taking as little life or liberty as possible; leaving open the…

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“I affirm our responsibility for the environment.”

The privileged place of human beings in the natural order means we have a special responsibility to care for the rest of the world. As our platform preamble says, “we must share and protect natural resources and the environment, as held in trust for the benefit of all inhabitants of the world, present and future.”…

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“I affirm the necessity of social justice.”

Social justice is the natural corollary of the sanctity of human life. We are designed to live in community, to thrive together, to bear each other’s burdens, to not only pursue happiness but to find it in love. No man is an island. Civilization is the realization of the unique human capacity to work together…

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“I affirm the sanctity of human life.”

Our nation began with the profession—however often it has been violated—that all persons are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, chief among them the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The American Solidarity Party likewise affirms the foundational assumption that human persons, from conception to natural death,…

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The Rwandan Genocide: 24 Years Later

Following the assassination of the Rwandan president on this day in 1994, roughly 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutu moderates were gruesomely hacked to death in a carefully organized program of genocide lasting for nearly 3 months. That the slaughter was meticulously planned over a number of years by radical Hutu leaders is both undeniable and…

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On the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“This is what is going to happen to me also. I keep telling you, this is a sick society.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to his wife Coretta Scott King after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago today on April…

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Gun Control Reform and the Consistent Life Ethic

The American Solidarity Party is grieved by the loss of 14 beautiful children, 3 heroic adults, and the injuries of 15 more in yet another deadly mass shooting at a school or public gathering space. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the victims and community of Parkland, Florida. But we do not propose to…

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The Death Penalty, Opioids, and Religious Opposition to Capital Punishment

The American Solidarity Party condemns President Trump’s remarks suggesting the death penalty as a punishment for drug dealers in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. We oppose the use of the death penalty, especially as a disproportionate punishment for drug dealers. In addition to this proposed solution, Trump said countries that impose the death…

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The Failure to Protect Life

The American Solidarity Party denounces the U.S. Senate’s failure on January 29 to pass common-sense restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The United States is one of only seven countries in the world lacking national regulation on such abortions, and we thereby fail to uphold the truth that “all men are created equal.”…

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Ranked Choice Voting Gives Citizens a Clearer Voice

Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas has introduced a bill in the Virginia Assembly that would require most elections in the state to be conducted with ranked choice voting (RCV). Similar bills have been proposed in the past few weeks in Indiana, Missouri, and Utah. RCV is designed to ensure that voters have more true choices in…

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