The new conservative party’s name is…

Federalist Party

This is the most recent email update for our new conservative party. It’s an important one as it’s the results of the vote for our official name. With our post-election launch approaching, the excitement level has been going up dramatically. Please fill out the form at the bottom if you’d like to receive these updates directly.

Quick Updates

Before we get to the name of the party, here’s a brief update of activity this week:

  • We have spoken to several members of conservative media since last week. You will see stories, hear interviews, and notice a general buzz that will start growing after the election.
  • The New Americana has brought on Suni Leinart as Managing Editor. This move will free me up to put even more effort towards building the party.
  • We are hitting the states that require early signatures for ballot access. If we don’t have your zip code (if you joined before 3 weeks ago, we don’t) then please reply to this email with your zip code if you would be interested in signing area-specific petitions or even helping in gathering signatures.
  • After election day, we’ll be looking for more national and local party leaders to join the fray directly. If you’re interested, please reply with some background information.
  • Our website is being built. We’re still attempting to purchase one more domain name, but we have good domains ready to go if our “ideal” choice remains unavailable.

Now, onto the great news…

The New Conservative Party Name Is…

When we initially started talking to people about forming a new party, one of the first questions asked was invariably, “What will you call the party?” We decided early on that it was important to build up our numbers first so the voice of the members could be heard. We set the working title as “Unified Conservative Party” knowing that it would not end up being called that, but it encompassed what our goals were.

As it turns out, we were correct in waiting to pick a final name. Had we chosen a name early, we almost certainly would not have selected the name that the party really wanted.

Your votes came in. As many of you know, I attempted to reply to every vote. We tallied all of them, but I couldn’t get myself to use a form-letter reply, so we’re still going through replying to everybody now. If we haven’t replied to your input directly, we will in the coming weeks. There were so many votes that it’s going to take some time to get personalized replies out to everybody, but we’re going to do it even if it means more coffee is necessary. We owe you that because the feedback was incredible.

If we had chosen the name among a small group of people, we wouldn’t have picked the right winner. In fact, it wasn’t in my top three list. The feedback and thoughtful explanations that many of you gave didn’t just make the decision easy. It turned me. I am now 100% on board with your selection based very much on the feedback that you gave.

The vote wasn’t even close. Out of eight options, the winner accounted for nearly 74% of the votes. That means that the winner had three votes for every one vote of all the other options combined. That, my friends, is a mandate.

Following the election, we will be launching the Federalist Party. Our focus will be to bring balance to state and federal governments by systematically removing the powers and influence that the federal government has accumulated over the people during the last century. We will defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We will promote life, freedom, and personal responsibility. We will be a party of law and order while being mindful of the pitfalls that an oppressive hand can yield if allowed to go unchecked. We will reestablish sovereignty without turning a blind eye to American interests abroad.

To achieve these goals, we will differentiate ourselves from other parties (including the GOP) by working from the local level down to the federal level. Our movement will include a strategy that embraces the wisdom of those old enough to remember the Cold War while tapping into the passions of a younger generation who hear the call for change. We firmly believe (despite biased media reports and indoctrination efforts in schools) that the passions of “millennials” can be harnessed by demonstrating the efficacy of Constitutional conservatism as the path to rein in an out-of-control government.

Election day is near. Our path forward will be affected by the results, but the strategies and goals will remain the same. It is imperative that we gather as many patriots as possible to participate in this movement and the formation of this party from now until they cast their vote. We are not asking them to vote for any particular candidates. We simply want them to understand that regardless of the outcome, the need to return the power to the people has never been greater. Please share this. Spread the word. Get people to sign up for updates.

Campaign season is ending November 8th. Forming the future of our nation begins November 9th. Do you know others who will stand and be counted? Have them join us. We are rapidly approaching the day of action.

Thank you and God Bless,

JD Rucker

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JD Rucker

JD Rucker is Editor of this site as well as Soshable, a Conservative Christian Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

12 Comments
  1. For the myriad of reasons I stated in numerous posts on this subject, I am very pleased those participating chose Federalist. I am jubilant the choice was so clear and overwhelming. This bodes very well for our project.

  2. Dear JD,

    I did not vote when offered the choices presented for a new party name recently because I thought that I did not like any of the names. However, now that I see the name Federalist Party written in print, suddenly I love it! I absolutely love it! The strength and history of the name is very apparent. But more importantly, it brings into perfect focus the need we have to thrust the State Legislatures back into the National political arena. After all, that is exactly what Federalism is all about. Who created the Federal Government anyway? The States did, and it is about time they made some “structural adjustments” to the balance of power, by way of an Article 5 Convention of the States! I am ready. And I truly believe that America is ready.

    Bravo on the selection! It will mean so very much for true lovers of Liberty to finally have a meaningful banner to rally under, armed with strength, determination and most importantly, clarity of thought.

    God Bless you in all your efforts. And may God Bless America in our hour of peril.

    With the warmest regards,

    Thomas Cosgrove

  3. This movement is so very exciting. I sincerely am chomping at the bit to register as a federalist and finally have a place to call home. Thank you JD for pursuing this project and I hope and pray there are millions more in the same situation I am in, seeking for a place to finally have real representation and take our place in the halls of political power!

  4. I understand the emotions behind all of this, but I fail to see the benefit of starting a new party when there is already an existing party with the same goals. Imagine if all of this effort and funding (?) were directed toward building up the Constitution Party, which is already the fifth largest party in the nation. There are many talented people involved in this project; I can’t imagine those talents would not be welcomed by the existing framers and administrators of the Constitution Party. It seems to me that this might split the constitutional conservatives into two groups, rather than unifying them into one.

    1. We went to the Constitution Party first. What we found was a party with the right intentions but absolutely no strategy for growth. It seems like they’re waiting for this whole darn internet thing to go away so they can go back to the way things were a quarter century ago. The Vimeo link on the party’s official homepage has as its most recent uploads three Mailchimp integration videos.

      They were unable to get 55 people to fill out a form so they could be on the California ballot as a write in. We had to make a decision last month if we wanted to run a symbolic candidate as a write in because we had 55 confirmed electors ready to go after 4 hours of phone calls. The Constitution Party couldn’t get organized at all. In a year with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, they should have been at 3%-5% of the national vote at a minimum. They will end up with FEWER votes this year than in 2012 when they didn’t get 1/10th of 1% of the vote.

      I appreciate the sentiment, but we will have more members by next May at the latest. We will then go back to the Constitution Party and see how we can work together.

  5. I like the name Federalist Party!

    As this new party takes form it will take heavy lifting by all involved to get this new party off of the ground. There are two important goals that jump to the front of my mind:

    1. Defining ourselves. It is without doubt that we will face tremendous opposition from established duopoly of the Democratic and Republican Parties. I can imagine that there will be great effort on their part to try to define the Federalist party before we have the opportunity to do so ourselves. They have the organization, structure and platform to be heard so this no doubt will be an uphill battle. We must be patient and persistent all at the same time. The Federalist Party must define itself using every tool of technology and every opportunity available. I think it would be wise as we define this new party to ALSO DEFINE THEM! Remind the average American that the two party system is one and the same. We could refer to them as the Democratic-Republican Party. They both are on the same trajectory only one is ahead of the other. So part of branding ourselves is branding them also.

    2. Getting the word out. I am sure that those who have invested this much time and effort getting this new party off of the ground have thought of this in much deeper ways than myself. However, we must reach the masses and as we reach the masses we must not overlook the children, teenagers and young adults/college students. It would seem that a real effort should include getting the name and concept of a new party in front of the most formidable people in America-her youth. We must look forward and to do so we must look to the youngest of our population here in America. So, while all the media blitz is important and worth while, let us not forget our children and youth in the process of advertising our new party.

    This is the most hopeful I have felt this whole election cycle! It is beyond exciting! I would like to personally thank all who have obviously worked long difficult hours to get this all organized and this far.

    Thank you and God bless,

    Jon

    1. The “Democratic-Republican party” — brilliant, I will start using that right away when referring to tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum. You’re quite right the fight to define us will require great effort. JD’s piece at Medium is an excellent start.

      We don’t tend to think in terms of constituency groups the way the democrat-republicans and progressives do, but there is no denying, as you point out, different groups use different media and respond better to certain presentations than others even when the core content is the same.

      Of course, we’re not interested in pandering, but conveying our message in a manner that addresses the needs and concerns of younger voters is smart marketing. Perhaps you’re the one to lead that effort or develop that appealing message.

      Another group I hope somebody within our cadre decides to focus on are women who felt betrayed by the recent events. Here are three articles talking about women who think the GOP dismissed and discounted their work and worth in the rush to protect the GOP nominee.

      http://thefederalist.com/2016/10/10/supporting-trump-conservative-men-abandon-conservative-women/

      https://www.texastribune.org/2016/11/04/texas-women-republicans-boil-over-coarsening-rheto/

      https://www.texastribune.org/2016/11/04/texas-woman-who-blowing-gop/

      Recruiting Mindy Finn to our ranks would be a boon. In fact, there are several “Mindy Finn’s” quoted in those articles, and I hope we can recruit all of them.

      Each of us have our interests, talents, and passions in different areas. The level of effort you describe means, as you say, “We must be patient and persistent…using every tool of technology and every opportunity available,” each of us needs to focus on where we can make the biggest impact.

      The election is ending, but our work is just starting.

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