Principle 7 - Independent American Party - Official
We consider ourselves at war with the enemy of our God-given liberties regardless of the enemy’s manifestation, such as international Communism which is committed to the destruction of our (original) government, our right of property, and our freedom; that it is treason as defined by the Constitution to give aid and comfort to this or any such implacable enemy.
Communism as defined by collectivism, socialism, communalism, Marxism, Leninism and more commonly today “progressivism” leads to at best slavery, leaving no room for individual freedom.
Former US Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson once related a conversation he had with and Nikita Khrushchev (First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1953-1964):
“… I have talked face to face with Godless Communist leaders. I was host to Mr. Khrushchev for a half day when he visited the United States… As we talked face to face he indicated that my grandchildren would live under communism. After assuring him that I expected to do all in my power to assure that his and all other grandchildren would live under freedom he arrogantly declared in substance – ‘You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.’”
“We believe in a moral code. Communism denies innate right or wrong. As W. Cleon Skousen has said in his timely book, The Naked Communist: The communist ‘has convinced himself that nothing is evil which answers the call of expediency.’ This is a most damnable doctrine. People who truly accept such a philosophy have neither conscience nor honor. Force, trickery, lies, broken promises are wholly justified [under Communism].”
The position of the Independent American Party on the subject of Communism (or any of its cousin ‘isms’), is that we consider it the greatest threat to peace, prosperity, and the spread of freedom among men that exists on the face of the earth.