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Encyclopedia > Populist Party of America
Populist Party
Party Chairman N/A
Senate Leader None
House Leader None
Founded 2002
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Political ideology Constitutional Democracy, Limited government, Direct Democracy, Localism (politics), Confederation, Citizen Legislation, Referendum, Classical Liberalism, Free Market
Political position Fiscal: Far-left, mostly on taxes
Social: Center-Right[citation needed]
International affiliation None
Colour(s) Red, White, and Blue
Website http://www.populistamerica.com

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The Populist Party of America, founded in 2002, is a political party which claims to offer "real solutions" to American problems through the establishment of "constitutional democracy". The party believes that power in the hands of "political elites" has a much greater chance for corruption, and that prosperity can only exist when the sovereign people of the nation are in charge of their own political destiny.
Also see: 2002 (number). ... “Political Parties” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that constitutional republic and republican democracy be merged into this article or section. ...


The Populist Party calls for a decentralized government in the United States, and opposes any federal government action that is not specifically authorized by the United States Constitution. Thus, the party opposes war without a Congressional declaration, federally run education, and many other government activities that have become common in the nation’s day-to-day life. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...

Although quite libertarian in appearance with their calls for adherence to the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Populist Party differs from the Libertarian Party and Constitution Party in their proposed solutions to what they call a "failed Constitution." They claim that citizen-legislation on a local level will do a better job of securing liberty. They also call for people to follow the advice of the Anti-Federalist Papers and founders such as Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine. The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ... The Constitution Party is a conservative United States political party. ... The Anti-Federalist Papers are a collection of articles, written in opposition to the ratification of the 1787 Constitution of the United States. ... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ... For other persons of the same name, see Thomas Paine (disambiguation). ...

The party is vehemently opposed to American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but is strongly supportive of the Bill of Rights, with a particular emphasis on the 2nd Amendment and 10th Amendment. A bill of rights is a list or summary of rights that are considered important and essential by a group of people. ... The Second Amendment may refer to: The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, a part of the Bill of Rights. ... (Redirected from 10th Amendment) The Tenth Amendment may refer to the: Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights. ...

The Populist Party calls for a complete overhaul of the system of government in the United States, which they seek to achieve through the growth of a peaceful, “people-based” movement. They advocate direct citizen legislation with a “strict adherence to the Bill of Rights serving to protect the liberties of every person.”

The Populist Party has yet to run any candidates of its own.

See also

thomas paine Direct democracy, classically termed pure democracy,[1] comprises a form of democracy and theory of civics wherein sovereignty is lodged in the assembly of all citizens who choose to participate. ... None of the Above (NOTA) is a ballot choice in some jurisdictions or organizations, placed so as to allow the voter to indicate his disapproval with all of the candidates in any voting system. ...

External links

  • Populist Party of America
  • Midwest Populist Party
  • The Populist Papers

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