The Official Bylaws of the Unity Party of America (First Adopted April 2010)

The members of the Unity Party of America enter into this Constitution of the Unity Party of America in order to do their part to preserve and protect the United States of America that they hold dear, and to better stand united as a party for the principles of commonsense, individual liberty, and justice for all.

Article I

Organization

Section 1

The United National Committee (the “Committee”) shall be the governing body of the Unity Party of America.

The Committee shall consist of two Unity Party members from each of the United States elected by the Unity Party membership of that State, as well as every officer elected by the Unity Party membership present at a party convention, during that officer’s term of service.

Committee members shall not serve more than four four-year terms.

A party officer may be deemed unfit for office by two-thirds of the Committee.

Party officer vacancies shall be filled by a majority vote of the Committee, though officers elected in such a manner shall not thus become voting members of the Committee.

Elected Unity Party officers shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

A Chairperson who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall act as party spokesperson, call and preside over Committee meetings, and call and preside over national conventions

A Vice Chairperson who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall immediately assume the office of Chairperson in the event the then-current Chairperson dies or is deemed unfit for office by two-thirds of the Committee; the Vice Chairperson shall only have a vote on the Committee in the event of a tied vote, and shall then vote to break the tie

A Treasurer who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall deposit, disburse, and otherwise handle all Unity Party funds

A Secretary who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall record, maintain, and archive Unity Party records, and rule as Parliamentarian on all matters related to party Constitutional matters and Committee proceedings

Section 2

A Unity Party member shall be defined as an individual listed on one of the state party pages of www.unityparty.us.

Section 3

The Unity Party of America Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominees shall be nominated separately by majority votes of the Unity Party membership present at a national party convention.

Article II

Platform

The following positions are recognized as the Unity Party platform [as amended at the April 2016 National Convention]. Any changes to this platform require the approval of two-thirds of Unity Party members present at a national convention.

I. Balanced Budget Amendment

Unity supports the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in the interests of the nation’s fiscal and economic health. Any short-term stimulative benefits gained by deficit spending are far outweighed by the long-term damage that spending inflicts on the economy. It’s time to stop spending our children’s inheritance, and it’s time for the state legislatures to apply to Congress for a new Constitutional Convention to pass this and other amendments, per Article V of the US Constitution.

II. Affirm the 2nd Amendment

The Unity Party of America affirms the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

III. Affirm the 4th Amendment

The Unity Party of America affirms the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects shall not be violated.

IV. Eliminate the Federal Income Tax

Unity supports replacing federal income taxes with a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels as a simple way of balancing the budget, combating global warming, and encouraging the development of alternative energy sources. A reduction in fossil fuel consumption would enhance American power abroad by making this nation less dependent on foreign sources of oil.

V. Health Care Tax Deduction

Unity supports a full tax deduction for the health care costs of all Americans forced to pay for their own health coverage.

VI. Social Security Tithe Pool

Unity supports the replacement of federal payroll taxes with a “tithe pool” of less than 10% of earned income. At the end of every fiscal year, the pool of revenues collected that year would be apportioned to guarantee Social Security benefits, Medicare, and other entitlement programs for the following calendar year.

VII. Supporting our Military

Unity supports our military service members, both active duty and retired, the many brave men and women who have honorably defended our great nation. Unity supports all efforts to get our military better healthcare and retirement benefits as well as making it easier for all veterans to get access to the benefits they need, no question asked.

VIII. Free and Fair Trade

Unity supports global free trade in the interest of long-term economic development, so long as provisions are made for a Global Minimum Wage to protect workers both here and abroad, and for carbon tariffs to fight global warming and protect American manufacturers.

IX. Term Limits

Unity supports limiting US Senators to two six-year terms in office, and limiting US Representatives to four two-year terms in office.

X. Judicial Term Limits

Unity supports an amendment to the US Constitution which imposes term limits of 12 years on Federal Judges, including US Supreme Court Justices.

XI. Enhance Electoral Security

In this age of hackers and other criminals willing to do anything to advance their own agenda and subvert American democracy, Unity supports the requirement that all individual votes in Federal elections, whether they be cast electronically or by other means, be recorded with paper receipts.

XII. Judges, not Gerrymandering

Unity supports outlawing the drawing of legislative districts along partisan lines, and supports the appointment of panels of retired judges to draw the boundaries of legislative districts.

XIII. Put Campaign Finance on Solid Foundation

Unity declares that all Federal political contributions, whether they be spent directly or indirectly on campaigns for Federal office, should be reported on a timely basis in terms of individual source and should be limited to no more than the current limit of $2,700 per individual donor, adjusted for inflation going forward; if corporations are real people and money is speech, corporations should be held to the same standards as real people and money still can’t be tossed onto the roaring bonfire of corruption threatening the very structures at the heart of American democracy.

XIV. Resign to Run

To give the American Taxpayer relief from subsidizing the careers of incumbent officeholders, elected Federal officials seeking office higher than the one they currently hold should resign immediately upon filing for a primary election; the timing of such resignations would allow for the holding of replacement elections in a seamless and efficient manner.

XV. Make Minimum Voting and Donating Ages 16

When Americans are old enough to drive at 16, they’re old enough to make political donations and vote in elections; conversely, Americans should not be able to make political donations if they’re not allowed to vote in the first place.

XVI. The American Space Program

Unity supports a focused, efficient and aggressive US space program which leads the world. An American space program that sets the pace will not only inspire Humankind, but will lead to many short and long-term benefits for our nation. Space exploration and the eventual building of colonies on the moon, Mars and planets beyond will provide us with the ‘life jacket’ Humankind might need.

XVII. Call for DC Statehood

Taxation without Representation for Hundreds of Thousands of American Citizens in the US Capital is symbolic of the dysfunction of the two-party duopoly; the Unity Party supports DC Statehood with appropriate provisions for Federal property.

XVIII. Self-Determination of All Peoples

Unity supports the right of self-determination for all Peoples, including their right to establish new States within the United States of America as appropriate.

Amendment Process

Any Amendment to this Constitution shall be deemed adopted and effective once two-thirds of party members present at a national party convention ratify said Amendment.

Article IV

Adoption of this Constitution

This Constitution shall be deemed adopted and effective once two-thirds of party members present at a national party convention ratify this Constitution.

The undersigned members of the Unity Party of America deem this Constitution adopted and effective as of April 17, 2010.

Amendment I to the Constitution of the Unity Party of America (Adopted 4/17/10)

Article II is hereby amended to read:

Platform

The following positions are recognized as the Unity Party platform:

Balanced Budget Amendment

Unity supports the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in the interests of the nation’s fiscal and economic health. Any short-term stimulative benefits gained by deficit spending are far outweighed by the long-term damage that spending inflicts on the economy. It’s time to stop spending our children’s inheritance and lock the box for future generations.

Eliminate the Federal Income Tax

Unity supports replacing federal income taxes with a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels as a simple way of balancing the budget, combating global warming, and encouraging the development of alternative energy sources. A reduction in fossil fuel consumption would enhance American power abroad by making this nation less dependent on foreign sources of oil.

Health Care Tax Deduction

Unity supports a full tax deduction for the health care costs of all Americans forced to pay for their own health coverage.

Social Security Tithe Pool

Unity supports the replacement of federal payroll taxes with a “tithe pool” of less than 10% of earned income. At the end of every fiscal year, the pool of revenues collected that year would be apportioned to guarantee Social Security benefits, Medicare, and other entitlement programs for the following calendar year.

Term Limits

Unity supports limiting US Senators to two six-year terms in office, and limiting US Representatives to four two-year terms in office.

Judges, not Gerrymandering

Unity supports outlawing the drawing of legislative districts along partisan lines, and supports the appointment of panels of retired judges to draw the boundaries of legislative districts.

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  1. billhammons

    Unity Party Constitution now up

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