Friday, May 3, 2019

Montana Constitution Party Convention 2019 Update




The Constitution Party of Montana concluded a successful 2019 Statewide Convention in Helena, Montana this past Saturday, May 4. We had a quorum. Fifteen gathered, twelve members were present from seven different counties. The meeting was presided over by Chairman J.R. Myers and Vice Chairman Tim Ravndal, who was also acting as scribe and video recording events.  Secretary/Treasurer Travis Orback was able to join us for a brief time. We unanimously adopted a Mission Statement. We chose a fourth National Committee and CPMT ExCom member, Jim Buterbaugh. We announced our search for a new Treasurer, and may have a lead. A supportive letter from Rick Jore was read. We discussed strategy moving forward for 2019 & 2020. We examined the Montana petition process and launched our ballot qualification petition drive. We unanimously agreed to issue a press release in opposition to HB 318 relating to the State of Montana now being involved in the internal affairs of political parties, thereby interfering with our right to Freedom of Association.  

This is still being drafted. More to come.

Constitution Party of Montana Mission Statement:


"The Mission of the Montana Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity at all levels of government. Montana Constitution Party candidates agree to uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the State of Montana. Therefore, it is our goal to hold Local, State and Federal governments to their delegated, enumerated, and Constitutionally limited duties to the people of Montana through the election process."

9 comments:

J.R.Myers said...

The CPMT Mission Statement, unanimously adopted at our 2019 Convention in Helena.

CPMT Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Montana Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity at all levels of government. Montana Constitution Party candidates agree to uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the State of Montana. Therefore, it is our goal to hold Local, State and Federal governments to their delegated, enumerated, and Constitutionally limited duties to the people of Montana through the election process.

Jim Buterbaugh said...

Hello J.R. Thank you to you and Tim for bringing this forward to Montana. I am curious. Are we staying with Montana Constitution Party or changing to The Constitution Party of Montana? If it is the latter, you should change it on all posts and the statement. Either way works for me, but I need to know before I order business cards.
Thank you this opportunity.
Jim Buterbaugh

J.R.Myers said...

Hello Jim! Officially, we are the Constitution Party of Montana. Thanks for your willingness to serve.

NewFederalist said...

Has anyone reached out to Chuck Baldwin?

Anonymous said...

I am in Park County. Love to be involved Susan Sheldon

J.R.Myers said...

No, he is now a Republican.

J.R.Myers said...

Hello Susan,
Please send me your contact information,

NewFederalist said...

I read Chuck Baldwin's weekly column and I can assure you he's NO Republican! He has very little good to say about any Republicans with the exception of Rand Paul (and he has even said more than once that he is no RON Paul)and occasionally a favorable word about Justin Amash. I don't know his voter registration details but his words are NOT Republican by today's standards. He might be an Old Right Taft-style Republican (aka a Goldwaterite)but that would have to be it.

J.R.Myers said...

The last party he publicly identified with was the GOP.