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The Constitution Party: Why I Switched
By Matthew Jones

Once upon a time I was a good Republican. I was a member of my town and county Republican organization. I passed out literature. I wrote letters to the editor talking up Republican “ideals”. I was a “model” Republican soldier.

I eventually found myself privately holding my nose as I cast votes for “conservative” candidates. Many of them that called themselves “conservatives” were not conservative at all.

They were, however, less liberal than the liberal candidate.
Voting this way left me very dissatisfied and disillusioned. I began asking myself what characteristics the ideal candidate would possess.

The candidate would understand that rights come from God and not from the state.

The candidate would understand and abide by the United States Constitution, recognizing the limits it places on the government.

The candidate would not only support the second amendment, they would work to repeal unconstitutional federal gun laws.

Then it hit me: The reason that I was not finding any Republican candidates with these values, is that the party itself no longer has these values. The old term “RINO” no longer applies since these “RINOs” now represent the mainstream of the party.

There is only one party that holds these values dear: The Constitution Party. When I read their platform, I knew that I had to make the switch. I realized that I cannot continue to vote for the same thing and expect different results.

The Constitution Party is different. It is a party with true ideals. They are pro-life, pro-family, pro-constitution, pro-gun rights, pro-liberty, and anti-”nanny government”. The party motto “Principle over Politics” really rings true. It is a message that Maine and the United States need right now.

Maybe you have been in my shoes, perhaps you feel left behind by your party. The Constitution Party is now beginning to organize in Maine. If you are interested in being a part of the movement to take America back, please visit You can also call the Constitution Party at 1-800-Veto-IRS. You can even e-mail me at

America needs to stop the leftward slide. We can make a difference, one person at a time.

Matthew is a businessman and political activist from Chelsea, Maine.  His political beliefs stem from the fact that all rights come from God, not the government and that we must return to limited government as outlined in the United States Constitution.   He was married on Independence Day 1995 to his wife and soul mate, Paula.  The two have two beautiful young girls.  His favorite Bible verse is 2 Chronicles 7:14  “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

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