On April 3 at the Freedom
Library a new political party’s platform was brought to
residents of Marion County. Harry Cavanaugh, a resident of
Majestic Oaks, was the speaker for the America First Party, a
new political force in America. Founded in April 2002, their
first convention was held in Orlando, last August. Those in
attendance were all of an age that had lived when America was
looked up to and they are now living in an age where the
nation is in big trouble, he said.
Rapt attention was paid as the discussion turned to
politicians who bend to special interest and tax citizens to
buy votes. All attending agreed that U.S. jobs and facilities
are being destroyed to feed global corporations and the World
Trade organizations. Joe Kalish of Pine Run said, “Americans
must change political parties to rebuild America.”
The discussion covered the emergence of a global government
(the U.N.), elected by nobody, that seeks to usurp the
Constitution and turn American sons and daughters into cannon
fodder for the New World Order. However, as explained by
Cavanaugh, there is still hope, in the form of the America
The platform is 23 single-spaced pages, but in a few words
it states that the Constitution, as originally written, should
be followed. It cannot be a “living Constitution,” able to be
changed by liberal judges and politicians to fit their
thinking in today’s world, he said.
Oak Run resident Al Lankes agreed with the new party’s
platform and that the material and items discussed were all
Some of the items in the party’s platform include: Have a
military that protects our nation’s borders.
Promote a rational immigration policy.
Have English as the common language.
Avoid entangling alliances with other nations.
Preserve and protect all of the Bill of Rights.
Oppose quota systems.
Restore paper ballots to have clean elections.
Reduce the size and scope of the federal government and
return control over all other matters to the states.
Defend the traditional family unit based on one man and one
America First has a varied platform and to learn more,
interested persons can go online to www.AmericaFirstParty.Org
or telephone 1-866-505-USA-1.
The new party needs members and Cavanaugh urged the
audience to join.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs, including
being a candidate on every level of government, not just
wanting to be president, he said.