Unity Party Constitution: Constitution of Unity Party of America

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITY PARTY OF AMERICA




The members of the Unity Party of America enter into this Constitution of the Unity Party of America in order to do their part to preserve and protect the United States of America that they hold dear, and to better stand united as a party for the principles of commonsense, individual liberty, and justice for all.

Article I

Organization

Section 1

The United National Committee (the "Committee") shall be the governing body of the Unity Party of America.

The Committee shall consist of one Unity Party member from each of the United States elected by the Unity Party membership of that State, as well as every officer elected by the Unity Party membership present at a party convention, during that officer's term of service.

Committee members shall not serve more than four four-year terms.

A party officer may be deemed unfit for office by two-thirds of the Committee.

Party officer vacancies shall be filled by a majority vote of the Committee, though officers elected in such a manner shall not thus become voting members of the Committee.

Elected Unity Party officers shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

A Chairperson who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall act as party spokesperson, call and preside over Committee meetings, and call and preside over national conventions

A Vice Chairperson who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall immediately assume the office of Chairperson in the event the then-current Chairperson dies or is deemed unfit for office by two-thirds of the Committee; the Vice Chairperson shall only have a vote on the Committee in the event of a tied vote, and shall then vote to break the tie

A Treasurer who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall deposit, disburse, and otherwise handle all Unity Party funds

A Secretary who shall not serve more than four four-year terms beginning on January 1, 2011 and who shall record, maintain, and archive Unity Party records, and rule as Parliamentarian on all matters related to party Constitutional matters and Committee proceedings

Section 2

A Unity Party member shall be defined as an individual listed on one of the state party pages of www.unityparty.us.

Article II

Platform

The following positions are recognized as the Unity Party platform. Any changes to this platform require the approval of two-thirds of Unity Party members present at a national convention.

Balanced Budget Amendment

Unity supports the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in the interests of the nation's fiscal and economic health. Any short-term stimulative benefits gained by deficit spending are far outweighed by the long-term damage that spending inflicts on the economy. It's time to stop spending our children's inheritance and lock the box for future generations.

Thirty Over Thirty

Unity supports the elimination of all income tax on annual income below $30,000, and supports a tax of thirty percent on annual income over and above such a $30,000 exemption (e.g., a citizen earning $31,000 per year would pay $300 in income tax). This tax reform would provide relief for working families while providing predictable, long-term incentives for investors.

Carb Balancing

Unity supports a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels as a simple way of balancing the budget, combating global warming by reducing emissions and encouraging the development of alternative energy sources. A reduction in fossil fuel consumption would also enhance American power abroad by making this nation less dependent on foreign sources of oil.

Health Care Tax Deduction

Unity supports a full tax deduction for the health care costs of all Americans who elect to pay for their own health coverage.

Social Security Tithe Pool

Unity supports the replacement of federal payroll taxes with a "tithe pool" of less than 10% of earned income. At the end of every fiscal year, the pool of revenues collected that year would be apportioned to guarantee Social Security benefits, Medicare, and other entitlement programs for the following calendar year.

Dividend Tax Deduction

Unity supports a full deduction in corporate income tax for dividend payments to shareholders, just as interest payments on corporate debt are tax-deductible.

Economic-based Affirmative Action

Unity supports affirmative action based on economic background and not on the color of one's skin, in the belief that discrimination rooted in economic barriers is best combated by compensation based on economic principles.

Article III

Amendment Process

Any Amendment to this Constitution shall be deemed adopted and effective once two-thirds of party members present at a national party convention ratify said Amendment.

Article IV

Adoption of this Constitution

This Constitution shall be deemed adopted and effective once two-thirds of party members present at a national party convention ratify this Constitution.

The undersigned members of the Unity Party of America deem this Constitution adopted and effective as of April 17, 2010.

Amendment I to the Constitution of the Unity Party of America (Adopted 4/17/10)

Article II is hereby amended to read:

Platform

The following positions are recognized as the Unity Party platform:

Balanced Budget Amendment

Unity supports the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment in the interests of the nation's fiscal and economic health. Any short-term stimulative benefits gained by deficit spending are far outweighed by the long-term damage that spending inflicts on the economy. It's time to stop spending our children's inheritance and lock the box for future generations.

Eliminate the Federal Income Tax

Unity supports replacing federal income taxes with a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels as a simple way of balancing the budget, combating global warming, and encouraging the development of alternative energy sources. A reduction in fossil fuel consumption would enhance American power abroad by making this nation less dependent on foreign sources of oil.

Health Care Tax Deduction

Unity supports a full tax deduction for the health care costs of all Americans forced to pay for their own health coverage.

Social Security Tithe Pool

Unity supports the replacement of federal payroll taxes with a "tithe pool" of less than 10% of earned income. At the end of every fiscal year, the pool of revenues collected that year would be apportioned to guarantee Social Security benefits, Medicare, and other entitlement programs for the following calendar year.

Term Limits

Unity supports limiting US Senators to two six-year terms in office, and limiting US Representatives to four two-year terms in office.

Judges, not Gerrymandering

Unity supports outlawing the drawing of legislative districts along partisan lines, and supports the appointment of panels of retired judges to draw the boundaries of legislative districts.

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