Presidential Candidate Will Christensen Achieves Ballot Access in Oregon

August 17, 2012 Posted by: Kelly Gneiting

It’s true.  More on their campaign at

You may have heard of the Freedom Index and other such measures to judge the ability, discernment, heart and soul of a candidate.  But to gain the Independent American Party’s endorsement, we use the Fidelity Index.  What is the Fidelity Index?  Simply, if a person is true to the principles that gave birth to this country, that person qualifies for the IAP’s endorsement.  Nothing short of this will qualify a person as a public servant, statesman or (clenching teeth) politician.

The problem is educating people in what it means to be true to the principles that gave birth to this country.

Mitt Romney doesn’t qualify, Barack Obama doesn’t qualify.  As chairman of this Party, I can tell you that the list is short, but includes Will Christensen (candidate for President of the U.S.) and Ken Gibbs (candidate for Vice President).  The Independent American Party is proud to lift up the works of these two gentlemen to the eyes and minds of the world.

We are equally proud that the two have gained ballot access in Oregon for the 2012 election, thanks to the efforts of Chairman Jack Brown and the Constitution Party of Oregon (not affiliated with the National Constitution Party).

We began with hopes for 6 states:  Arkansas, Washington, Utah, Idaho, California and Oregon.  Though missing the ballot in those 5 other states, we are proud that Will and Ken’s name will be on the ballot in Oregon.  This will happen only because Congressman Ron Paul’s name will be stricken, based on Oregon laws.

That Ron Paul’s name would have replaced Will Christensen’s is an action Will himself wholeheartedly agrees with:

“If Ron Paul could be on the ballot, you’d see the fastest letter of resignation you’ve ever seen.” replied Will in a recent debate.

Now the focus for the Independent American Party is to gather in the Ron Paul loyal– especially youth, since other state’s laws follow Oregon’s.  If you have any ideas let me know at

To become Oregon’s official endorsed candidate Will & Ken had to sign their name to the seven principles held sacred by the Constitution Party of Oregon.   This was easy since they line up perfectly with the Independent American Party’s  values.  These seven, from their website, are:

Principle 1: Life

We believe in Divine Providence and recognize our Creator as the author of human life.  Thus, we believe in the absolute sanctity of human life.

The first duty of civil government is the protection of innocent human life from conception until natural death, no exceptions.  When government sanctions abortion, then all lives are at risk.

Principle 2: Liberty

Far from granting license to ‘do whatever we want’, true liberty comes from God and real freedom is born of self-government.  With James Madison, we assert the precious American ideal which set our country apart from other nations…

“We have staked the whole future of American Civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it.  We have staked the whole future …upon the capacity of each of us to govern ourselves, according to the ten commandments of God.”

Principle 3: Family

Our Creator set in place the family as the first divinely instituted form of government.

It is the duty of civil government to recognize and protect the authority of the family unit.

When the state usurps the family’s authority, the hearts of the children are turned to the state, rather than to the fathers. Such socialist actions deny the created order and harm our communities.

Principle 4: Property

We believe that the right of individuals to own and steward their property is God given; established in such commandments as “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not covet.”

We encourage private generosity, but oppose the forced transfer of one’s wealth to others by the state.

We believe that loss of ‘external’ property rights leads to the loss of ‘internal’ rights of personal conscience.  It was James Madison who said,  “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”

Principle 5: The Constitution

In these United States, our Constitution established a representative federal republic – which represents the sovereignty of the people under God over the state.

Our founders purposed that the Constitution would uphold those ideals expressed in our Declaration of Independence, as the law of the land, and limit the power and scope of the federal government.

Principle 6: Limited Government

Our desire is to return the federal government to its constitutional boundaries.

The 10th Amendment, in our Bill of Rights, strictly limits the federal government to those jurisdictions specifically stated within the Constitution.

As a principle, our founders sought to ensure the duties of civil government always be performed at the lowest possible level.  Local elected officials and clerks are more directly accountable to the people.

Principle 7: Sovereignty

We are firmly committed to the protection of our borders, our trade and our common defense. We believe that America is to be the friend of liberty everywhere, but the guarantor and provisioner of ours alone.

We oppose membership in the United Nations and any other treaty or affiliation that attempts to assert authority over our Constitution or bypass our sovereign citizens’ constitutionally elected representatives.

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