Did the Constitution Party achieve a quorum at their National Committee Meeting in Milwaukee last week? They claim yes, but still more answers are needed, though none appear forthcoming. Such as, how many and which states were represented on the Credentials Committee and how many and which states were represented in the National Committee Meeting?
We know that Charlotte, North Carolina was selected as the CP National Presidential Nominating Convention site for 2020. Date to be determined.
CP Chairman Frank Fluckiger In Milwaukee
Resolutions were passed regarding, The Border Crises and in Opposition To A National Popular Vote and Red Flag Laws.
Were the state delegations properly vetted?
The Credentials Committee met on Friday, 5/3/19. Apparently, there were 12 states represented on it. We do not know which states were represented. We have not seen any official minutes or summaries. We know that with a unanimous vote, it was recommended that neither of the competing CP South Dakota Delegations be seated. Neither were seated, as the NCM voted to accept the Credentials Committee report with only one vote in dissension. Since then, the CPSD has disaffiliated.
How many legitimate National Committee Members and state CP affiliates are there? Unknown! No official reports.There were said to be about 51 NCMs from about 12 state affiliates. Why is this information being kept secret? What is the fear?
What constitutes a legitimate quorum?
Again, this remains unknown, as no official reports have yet been received. For a party advocating transparency in government, this is strange...and rather inexcusable.
Will the proxy vote system endure?
A much abused process, which has emboldened the few, at the expense of the many. It appears it will continue, as it continues to benefit the status quo to continue to hold in person NCM meetings, without any teleconference options.
Will warnings by responsible leaders within the CP be heeded?
It no longer appears likely, as the attack dogs have been unleashed. They appear more motivated to cover up, than to take corrective action.
Will wayward leaders be held accountable?
Again, South Dakota was not credentialed. Hawaii has lost ballot status, nearly as soon as it was won. Of the 13 Western Area States, less than half have any kind of viable CP at all. The other Areas are the same or worse.There is chaos throughout the National CP, or what's left of it, due to the irresponsible actions of a few officers. The CP national leadership appears incapable of recognizing, addressing or correcting its internal problems. The controversy within the CP Executive Committee continues as to roles, responsibility and accountability. Sadly, it appears unlikely that any real accountability is forthcoming. Rather the insider loyalists would rather circle the wagons and label any would be reformers as insurrectionists and unChristian. With such friends...
Will true reform come from within the Constitution Party?
Processes and roles were being re-examined. There was an active discussion, and several initiatives underway. However, instead of open dialogue, threats are being used in a foolish attempt to try to silence the truth. This has already backfired, see South Dakota.
Can the CP Executive & National Committees effectively govern themselves with integrity?
Unlikely in view of the events since 2016, and especially over the last year with the repeated usurpations by the National Chairman. The National CP will never be reformed or grow as long as the majority of the credentialed National Committee Members see no need, and consider new members and leaders insurrectionists!
Did any CP POTUS hopefuls emerge?
NO, NONE, NOT ONE! Unusual that none have. But then again, they only have ballot access in 12 states, and the typical pattern is to wait until the last minute to bless the anointed at the sham presidential nominating convention.
The CP leadership continues to arrogantly accelerate their downward spiral of decline. There is a refusal to accept or provide for a generational changing of the guard. There is an inability of the leadership to accept their responsibilities, act within their legitimate authority, and work together for the good of the whole. They have failed the National CP and need to resign.
National Committee Meeting Training
Milwaukee. WI, Friday May 3, 2019
1:00 pm Call to Order – Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman
1:05 pm Invocation and Pledge – By Invitation
1:10 pm Running an Effective Campaign for Public Office - Don Blankenship
1:40 pm Successful Techniques of Ballot Petitioning - Janine Hansen
2:00 pm Revealing Your True Government - Cutting the Strings of the Puppet Masters - Tom DeWeese
2:50 pm Ten Minute Break
3:00 pm Effective Lobbying to Change Restrictive Ballot Access Laws - Thom Holmes
3:15 pm Ballot Access Strategy for 2019 and 2020 - Frank Fluckiger
3:20 pm Recruiting Candidates to Run for Local Office - John Blazek
3:50 pm Voters’ Guide Video
4:35 pm The Power of the National Email Newsletter and the National Website -How it can help the states - Frank Fluckiger
4:50 pm Adjourn
Evening Banquet Room will be open at 6:15 pm
Buffet will begin at 6:30 pm
Evening Speaker Tom DeWeese - How to Build the Party for Americans
National Committee Meeting
Milwaukee, WI, Saturday May 4, 2019
7:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 am Call to Order – Frank Fluckiger, National Chairman
8:05 am Invocation and Pledge –
8:10 am Welcome to Wisconsin - Andrew Zuelke, Wisconsin State Chairman
8:30 am Report of Secretary – Cindy Redburn
8:40 am Report of Treasurer – Jerry Kilpatrick
8:55 am Credentials Committee Report - Wayne Zimmerschied
9:00 am Resolution Report Preliminary Report - Darrell Castle
9:15 am Proposed By Laws Changes Preliminary Report - Thom Holmes
9:25 am Update on Growth of CP Voter Registration in the States - Frank Fluckiger
9:40 am Update on National Web Site and Making Good Use of It - Promoting the Party through Alternative Social Media Avenues - Paul Venable
10:00 am Ten Minute Break
10:00 am Challenging the American Community Survey- Andrew Zuelke
10:10 am Ballot Access Strategy for 2019 & 2020 - Frank Fluckiger
10:25 am Growth of the CP in North Carolina and U S Congressional Races - Keven Hayes
10:40 am The Swamp Is Deeper Than You Think - Don Blankenship
11:35 am Promoting the Party with the Castle Report - Darrell Castle
12:00 pm Lunch (Included in registration) Blessing on the Food – By Invitation
1:00pm Confirm Committee Chairmen for 2020 Convention Rules, Platform and Credentials Committee
1:15pm Adoption of Standing Rules for 2020 National Convention Janine Hansen
1:30pm Confirmation of Site for 2020 National Convention - Joan Castle
1:50pm Proposed By-Law Changes - Thom Holmes
2:00pm Proposed Resolutions - Darrell Castle
3:00 pm Ten Minute Break
3:10 pm Proposed Resolutions Continued - Darrell Castle
4:30 pm Benediction by invitation and Adjournment