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Orman Leads, Pressler Surges, Bray Battles On
On Sept. 19, The Modern Whig Party of America announced its endorsements of three independent candidates for Congress: Greg Orman and Larry Pressler, each running for the U.S. Senate, and Mark Bray, who is running for the House of Representatives in the Alabama 5th Congressional District. All three races have seen some interesting developments of late.
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Modern Whig Party of America Announces Endorsements
In a Sept. 19 press release, the Modern Whig Party of America announced its endorsement of three candidates for Congress in the upcoming November elections: Greg Orman of Kansas and Larry Pressler of South Dakota for United States Senate, and Mark Bray of Alabama for the House of Representatives.
“We have chosen these three candidates so far because they mirror Whig values and ideals,” said Michael Burger, National Chair of the Modern Whig Party (MWP). “They all fit the fiscally conservative and socially moderate profile at the heart of our party.”
The Modern Whig Party of America supports U.S. humanitarian aid and relief efforts to prevent dehydration and starvation of Iraqi civilians. Many of these civilians are facing indiscriminate persecution and murder at the hands of ISIS. The Modern Whig Party should support the use of U.S. airstrikes designed to protect and prevent the slaughter of Iraqi civilians. The Modern Whig Party should also support the use of U.S. forces to aid in any possible evacuation of civilians if need be.
When I have discussions about where the Modern Whig Party is on the political spectrum, questions such as, "Are you guys liberal or conservative?" are very common. Other questions may dig beyond the surface, and include a social or fiscal adjective, e.g "socially liberal, fiscally conservative." The truth is, in my opinion, summary classifications such as polarization of political position are completely apocryphal.
I recently spoke with a Veteran’s Service Officer who works for a Nationally Recognized Veterans Organization. This individual told me that lately, he has been seeing several letters each week to Veterans who already have rated disabilities which more or less conform to the following example:
“Dear Mr. /Ms. Veteran. We have conducted a review of your service-connected disabilities and have noticed some improvement. Therefore we propose to change your rating from 50% to 10% for your Degenerative Disk Disease.”
RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., August 4, 2014 – In a Nation that favors sound bites over solutions, it should not come as a surprise that the term “political integrity” has become little more than an oxymoron. Ethics be damned: If the Parties can use something to “stimulate the base,” you may rest assured they will pursue it. It is irrelevant whether it makes sense or is morally reprehensible as long as it can be used to extract money and votes. The recent discussion of impeachment and lawsuits are cases in point.
Because Whigs value differences of opinion and independent thought, we do not necessarily take a position on every particular issue that may be fashionable for the moment. Instead, we propose a program of broad reforms that we believe will strengthen our country as it faces the challenges of the 21st century.