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Independent American Party

"Freedom is Our Heritage and Our Destiny"

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Founded in 1998, the IAP is a Protestant Christian theocratic political party. It initially existed in several Western states and is a remnant of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace's once-powerful American Independent Party. Converting the unaffiliated IAP state party organizations -- united by a common Religious Right ideology (similar to the Constitution Party) -- into a national IAP organization was an effort started by members of Utah IAP. The Idaho IAP and Nevada IAP subsequently affiliated with the fledgling US-IAP in late 1998. The party subsequently established small chapters in 15 other states, and it now has contacts in every other state. Most of the IAP activities reamin in Utah, however. In 1996 and 2000, the various IAP state parties endorsed the Constitution Party nominee for president and in 2000, the national chairman questioned the IAP's future in presidential elections.

The party has focused its attention more on activism in the last eight years and has almost completely withdrawn from fielding local, state or federal candidates. Since 2002, the IAP has endorsed Constitution Party candidates and other conservative third party nominees.

The IAP's platform calls for:
  • The immediate termination of all programs of foreign aid, whether military or non-military, to all foreign governments
  • Immediate withdrawal from the UN and Nato
  • The repeal of all federal gun legislation and state firearm laws which are not in accordance with the US Constitution
  • Strong immigration reform including the repeal of amnesty laws and the prompt deportation of all illegal aliens and a clarification of the 14th Amendment that does not recognize the US citizenship of children born to illegal immigrants on US soil
  • English as America’s official language
  • The passage of a balanced budget amendment
  • Raising tariffs on imported goods and a ban on all imported goods produced by child labor
  • Protecting the ocean and fishing rights
  • Eliminate regulations that artificially impede the production of domestic oil while enacting a transition to alternative fuels
  • Protecting the right to life for all US citizens, including the unborn
  • People have the right to choose their health care providers and have quality health care and no one – including the patient – has the right to make decisions that result in the death of the patient
  • Outlawing cloning and the development of genetic mutations
  • Parents have the right to choose how their children are educated
  • Restoration of god to the public square
  • Marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman only

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