Highlights from the Constitution Party’s National Committee Meeting in Baltimore

The Constitution Party held its spring national committee meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on April 20th. Virgil Goode, former U.S. Congressman and 2012 CP presidential nominee was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Here are the 3 main highlights from the meeting:

1. The “Young Constitutionalists” organization, the youth arm of the Constitution Party headed by Joshua Fauver, was dissolved.

2. A resolution was passed stating that it was not “in the best interests of the CP to join or have any ties to the Clarion Call to Unite Comittee” effort and ”not being affiliated with or supportive of the CCTUC.” The CCTUC is an organization headed by Nevada CP activist Cody Quirk which aims to unite all constitutionalist and right-wing minor political parties under one banner.

Both of the above actions are to be formally announced by the national chairman Frank Fluckiger soon.

3. Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party’s 2008 vice-presidential candidate, announced he is interested in seeking the CP’s presidential nomination in 2016, but that nothing is yet set in stone. (Here is a draft page on Facebook for that effort: https://www.facebook.com/DarrellCastle2016).

The Spring 2015 national committee meeting will be held in Oklahoma City (Fall, 2014 meeting will be in Denver – September – date TBD).

Also, according to Vice-Chairman Randy Stufflebeam, there will be a resolution proposed to change the bylaws to allow that in the off election years, there will only be one national meeting.

26 thoughts on “Highlights from the Constitution Party’s National Committee Meeting in Baltimore

  1. Andy

    How about paying the petition circulators who worked to place the Virgil Goode / James Clymer ticket on the ballot in several states last year who got ripped off on their pay?

  2. Cody Quirk

    Pro-Unification members of the CP and others of the CCTUC will discuss this matter over before a official response is made and the next course of action is planned

  3. Trent Hill

    Cody–my understanding is this resolution about the CCTUC was virtually unanimous. Are any of the pro-unification members of the CP in leadership positions? You DO know that this stems not from a want to unify, but from your placing Robby Wells in leadership?

    It’s the same reason the Young Constitutionalists program was disestablished, clearly. Because Fauver is a Wells-associate.

  4. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    If what Trent is saying is accurate, then Wells’s chances of getting the CP nomination for 2016 are zero. I mean, I pretty much knew this already.

    So if he can’t get the CP nod, how many states could he get on the ballot as an independent candidate? Like 3? Probably not more than 10.

    Wells either should chose to seek the CP nod in 2016, or suspend his campaign and run for say Congress. I’m not even against him at all, there are a lot of great people in his apparatus (like Joshua and Cody) and that’s why I’m willing to give him a chance. But as an independent candidate ballot access will be so stacked against him and he will get nowhere.

  5. Joshua Fauver

    Trent it was made clear to me that the reason the Young Constitutionalists was dissolved was due to Randy’s and my failure to meet a stipulation that came with the resolution that created the group. Said stipulation was that we have official documents and bylaws created and presented at the Spring meeting, which we failed to do. If, however, you are correct and I am wrong, well that says everything we need to know about the C.P.

  6. Trent Hill

    Joshua,

    Im sure the ostensible reason that was given was paperwork. The reality is that Robby Wells is a con man and the CP has made the wise decision to give him a wide berth.

  7. Cody Quirk

    At this time, because some things are still fluid on this matter right now, including a few rumors and gossip of what exactly took place at the Baltimore meeting (I cannot verify such rumors just yet), I, and the CCTUC, will not officially comment just yet except on one matter-

    ‘Despite this setback, we are not giving up, and neither are we going to hesitate in continuing dialogue with the Constitution Party, regardless of the actions taken in Baltimore.’

    However Trent, leaving aside Robby Wells and your obsession with him, if some of these rumors I’m hearing are true, then the actions taken at Baltimore will not help the CP, but do the complete opposite.

  8. RedPhillips

    I need the scope on this Wells/CP rift.

    I think that declaring your candidacy 4 years in advance when you just failed to secure 3 separate nominations (am I missing any) looks deluded and amateurish, but why the charge of con man?

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  10. Sam Schmitz

    Andy,

    Your shakedown tactics failed. You are not getting a penny! Ever! Wise decision by the Constitution Party.

  11. Krzysztof Lesiak Post author

    CCTUC Statement on the April 19th-20th Constitution Party National Committee meeting in Baltimore, Maryland

    Due to the fluidity of what specifically happened in Baltimore last weekend, the CCTUC will only say this for the time being:

    “Despite this setback, we are not giving up, and neither are we going to hesitate in continuing dialogue with the Constitution Party, regardless of the actions taken in Baltimore.”

  12. Trent Hill

    “However Trent, leaving aside Robby Wells and your obsession with him”

    I haven’t got an obsession with Wells. I was just as adamant about Keyes after he pulled his stunt.

    Red–Wells is just a less well known Keyes. Switched party affiliation three times last cycle, still attends Republican events while claiming to run as an independent and going to CP meetings, and his campaign is entirely about–you guessed it–him.

  13. peter gemma

    A few clarifications:
    1. The Young Constitutionalists operation was dissolved because it did not meet the mandate when it was formed. It had nothing to do with Robby Wells. The vote was unanimous in the Executive Committee and ratified unanimously by the full National Committee.
    2. The resolution not to be involved with CCTUC in any way, formally or informally, was also passed unanimously by the Executive Committee and ratified unanimously by the full National Committee. There are many reasons involved with this decisive action, mainly centering around several CCTUC characters who have been on the fringes of the third party movement for years and have a long record of undermining the tenants and work of the Constitution Party.

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  15. Andy

    “Sam Schmitz // Apr 23, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Andy,

    Your shakedown tactics failed. You are not getting a penny! Ever! Wise decision by the Constitution Party.”

    First of all, this is payment for work which was successfully completed, not a shakedown. A more accurate way of putting it is that it was a ripoff by Virgil Goode.

    Second of all, I’ve already been told by 3 members or the Constitution Party’s National Committee, as well as one person who does a lot of work for the Constitution Party’s National Committee, that they do acknowledge that this money is owed and that they do intend to pay it. I’d just like to know when, since I have been waiting since September of last year.

  16. Rod Stern

    If it was close I could understand the accusation. But unanimous? I don’t see any way to rig unanimous. So what if Josh hadn’t overslept (and whose fault was that…did they give him roofies?) – there would have been one dissenting vote?

  17. Cody Quirk

    #21 – S0 sayeth the douche.

    #22 – I believe you already read the interview with Joshua Fauver.

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