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Our Letter To The American People

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.

- Henry Clay

The above statement by Henry Clay summarizes exactly what the Modern Whig Party and the Whig Philosophy or Whiggery is at its core; service for the benefit of the people. We don’t need to list examples about how our American government at all levels is not acting for the benefit of the people. All Americans paying attention can see the corruption, ineffective leadership, and ideological paralysis that are far too prevalent in today’s government and political system.

What We Believe

The Modern Whigs are a pragmatic, common sense, centrist-oriented party where rational solutions trump ideology and integrity trumps impunity.

Our core modern Whig philosophy relies on several fundamental tenets:

Where We Stand

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.

The Modern Whig party of the United States of America is the party for the rest of us, the party of patriots, the party of equality, the party of liberty, and the party of moderates.

We, the Modern Whigs, standing on the broad and firm platform of the Constitution, united by all of its inviolable and sacred guarantees and compromises, relying upon the intelligence of the American people, with an abiding confidence in their capacity for self-government and their devotion to the Constitution and to the United States of America, pledge to go forth with integrity, open-mindedness, pragmatism, and transparency as we pursue our civic duty.

- adapted from the preamble to the Modern Whig Party Constitution and By-Laws

The Whig Plan

We share the vision of the Whigs who have gone before us. Whigs have a rich history, from our Enlightenment-era beginnings in the 1600s to today. Our Whig forefathers espoused an enlightened approach to life in order to combat then current prejudices and come closer to the truth. This was not only in the field of science and philosophy, but also in governance. Today, more than ever, it is clear we need to replace the existing "truths" of governance in America with some new ones.

Please consider this thought....

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

- Albert Einstein

What Others are Saying

CNN's "Outfront" asks "What do you think of the Modern Whig Party?"

Christopher Moloney, writing on CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront" blog, starts by asking "is it time for a new political party?" and finishes with "What do you think of the Modern Whig Party?" Sandwiched between those two questions is information about how the MWP came about, what its goals are, and how it has moved the values of the Whigs from the 1800s into the 21st century.

Gettin' Whiggy With It is "um... normal" says Comedy Central's Indecision

You have to be happy to have the attention of Comedy Central's Indecision even if the worst that they can say about you is that you are "normal".

Top 10 Alternative Political Movements

TIME Magazine rates the Modern Whig Party as one of the “top 10 most popular political movements worldwide.” TIME also declares, “They’re back!”

Two-party system strangling our democracy - Tulsa World

Interesting article that highlights undemocratic and unrepresentative ballot access issues in Oklahoma and across the nation. Also, mentions the Modern Whig Party and our work to bring innovative and non-radical ideas to government. Like and share!
 

   

Announcements

July 2014-New additions to National Executive Committee

The Modern Whig Party wants to welcome Joe Brown to the National Executive Committee. Joe Brown will be serving as the MWP's new Director of Internet Operations. Joe will be working with the Internet Operations team to overseeing the MWP website and other Internet activities.

Modern Whig Party of Delaware helping out environment

https://twitter.com/DelawareWhigs/status/440243824485732352/photo/1The Modern Whig Party of Delaware is a good example to all Whigs, Whig state chapters, and supporters across the nation in how you can get involved in your community. They are helping out their environment by adopting a highway in Delaware. By adopting a highway, Delaware Whigs volunteer to keep a stretch of highway clean from debris and litter.

New addition to National Executive Committee

We welcome Elizabeth Spencer Berthiaume to the National Executive Committee of the Modern Whig Party. Elizabeth is serving as an at-large member of the committee.

What Whigs and Friends Are Talking About

Why our approach to immigration ‘borders’ on the absurd- T.J. O'Hara

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 14, 2014 – Our political “customs” are in evidence as we see the immigration issue unfold. Recently, over 39,000 families and 52,000 unaccompanied children have been detained for entering our southern border illegally. This latest surge adds to the 11-13 million individuals who are estimated to already reside in our country illegally. Yet, our elected officials are calling for emergency measures as if the problem represented a new phenomenon.

It is called ‘The Declaration of Independence’ for a reason- T.J. O'Hara

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., July 4, 2014 – While small town parades, backyard barbecues and fireworks displays may be what many people associate with the 4th of July, Independence Day deserves far greater respect. Fifty-six men signed a single piece of parchment on this day in 1776 that contained 1338 words that changed the history of the world for the better. That hallowed document claimed independence not only for a Nation but for a People. Unfortunately, 238 years later, we are in danger of surrendering to the temptation of dependence.

Independence Days: The days more important than July 4th

July 4, 1776, was a day that marked a culmination in one phase of struggle for American independence and personal freedom. Many Americans had sacrificed life, fortune, and time to bring forth the ideas that were officially born on July 4, 1776. These Americans were volunteer soldiers and sailors and their families. These Americans were our Founding Fathers and supporters who sacrificed fortunes, time, and thought in crafting ideas and a framework for independence and personal freedom.

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