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    The American Populist Party is playing a new game - it's called Confront Your Congressman!



    Here's how it works:



    During this upcoming election cycle, you will have many opportunities to see the candidates up-close and personal. There will be media events, Town Hall meetings, even the usual weekend barbeques and fund-raisers.



    Whenever you have the opportunity, Confront Your Congressman.



    But, don't tell him he's full of it, that's not the point. Make him go on record. Ask him this question:



    Mister (or Madam) Congressperson: What will you do, when a bill comes before you that it clearly outside the scope of the powers granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States in Article I Section 8?



    Provide a few examples if your Congress-critter starts stuttering. The "healthcare reform" bill is an obvious example - forcing US citizens to enter into private contracts against their will is clearly outside the scope of the granted federal powers.



    Ask the question - and see how your Congressman responds. We don't care "how" they respond, as long as they go on record. The thing to look for though, is the non-answer. If they try to evade the question, follow up and ask it again. The more people who ask, the better off we'll all be.



    And I'll warn you in advance: in the early stages of this game, it is very likely that you will be asked to leave the event, just after asking the question. Our Congressmen don't like to be confronted like that. But it is your right to do so - and not only that, it is your duty as a patriotic American and a voting taxpayer. It is your duty to confront your elected representatives and ask them the tough questions.



    This game is brought to you by the American Populist Party. Our candidates will answer the question, even if the Republicans and Democrats won't - because we stand for the People of the United States, and they don't. You will see the truth in that, the moment you start playing this game.



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    I'll make sure to do that.

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    My congressman is an idiot who compares gay marriage to beastiality.

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    [quote name='nonsqtr' date='07 February 2010 - 04:33 AM' timestamp='1265535210' post='112242']

    The American Populist Party is playing a new game - it's called Confront Your Congressman!



    Here's how it works:



    During this upcoming election cycle, you will have many opportunities to see the candidates up-close and personal. There will be media events, Town Hall meetings, even the usual weekend barbeques and fund-raisers.



    Whenever you have the opportunity, Confront Your Congressman.



    But, don't tell him he's full of it, that's not the point. Make him go on record. Ask him this question:



    Mister (or Madam) Congressperson: What will you do, when a bill comes before you that it clearly outside the scope of the powers granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States in Article I Section 8?



    Provide a few examples if your Congress-critter starts stuttering. The "healthcare reform" bill is an obvious example - forcing US citizens to enter into private contracts against their will is clearly outside the scope of the granted federal powers.



    Ask the question - and see how your Congressman responds. We don't care "how" they respond, as long as they go on record. The thing to look for though, is the non-answer. If they try to evade the question, follow up and ask it again. The more people who ask, the better off we'll all be.



    And I'll warn you in advance: in the early stages of this game, it is very likely that you will be asked to leave the event, just after asking the question. Our Congressmen don't like to be confronted like that. But it is your right to do so - and not only that, it is your duty as a patriotic American and a voting taxpayer. It is your duty to confront your elected representatives and ask them the tough questions.



    This game is brought to you by the American Populist Party. Our candidates will answer the question, even if the Republicans and Democrats won't - because we stand for the People of the United States, and they don't. You will see the truth in that, the moment you start playing this game.



    http://www.americanpopulistparty.org/p1confront.php

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    What is the intention of the American Populist Party?

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    http://www.americanpopulistparty.org...=Splash%20Page





    This looks like their general intentions for government.

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    [quote name=&#39;boontito&#39; date=&#39;07 February 2010 - 11:22 PM&#39; timestamp=&#39;1265606555&#39; post=&#39;112524&#39;]

    This thread brought to you by the American Populist Party.

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    It isn&#39;t half bad really. So much more real than the tea party now. This is something I could get behind, barring a few disagreements.

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    I believe all these new parties that are popping up are just republicans that don&#39;t want to be labeled republican because of the bad taste it leaves in everyone&#39;s mouth now. They can call themselves something different and scream "throw the bums out" from the sidelines, knowing the only alternative to democrats in control is republicans.

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    [quote name=&#39;jacksbrat&#39; date=&#39;08 February 2010 - 12:53 AM&#39; timestamp=&#39;1265611986&#39; post=&#39;112547&#39;]

    I believe all these new parties that are popping up are just republicans that don&#39;t want to be labeled republican because of the bad taste it leaves in everyone&#39;s mouth now. They can call themselves something different and scream "throw the bums out" from the sidelines, knowing the only alternative to democrats in control is republicans.

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    I would agree with you on most of them. There do seem to be a small handful of groups though that are pretty legitimate. This Populist Party for example supports the public option and an array of other things that are supported by one, both, or none of the major parties.

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