The Modern Whig Party, founded by US military veterans, describes itself as a mainstream, middle-of-the-road grassroots movement that caters to those voters who believe in various Republican issues but also believe in various other Democratic issues. The Modern Whig Party was organized as a grassroots movement in the beginning of 2008.
The general platform of the Modern Whig Party relates to fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, and social progression.
The Modern Whig Party follows a six-tenet philosophy that the party does not specifically associate with centrism. It is instead denoted as "Modern Whig philosophy" and "Methodology over Ideology" by the Modern Whigs themselves.
The six tenets of the Modern Whig philosophy are:
1. Fiscal responsibility
– "The Modern Whig philosophy is to empower the states with the resources to handle their unique affairs."
2. Energy independence
– "Reduce dependence on foreign oil by developing practical sources of alternative energy. This will have the simultaneous effect of changing the national security dynamic."
3. Education/Scientific advancement
– "Increased public and private emphasis on fields such as space, oceanic, medical and nanotechnology. Also, providing common-sense solutions to enhance our educational system from pre-school to university-level studies."
4. States' rights
– "Each state can determine its course of action based on local values and unique needs."
5. Social progression
– "Government should refrain from legislating morality."
6. Veterans' affairs
– "Vigilant advocacy relating to the medical, financial, and overall well-being of our military families and veterans."As for Separation of Church and State...
While our members range from deeply religious to completely secular, we are realistic. We follow the rule that the government must not fund religious activities. However, the business of forcing Christmas trees and reindeer ornaments off of city hall property is ridiculous. At the same time, government cannot favor one religion over others. So long as all other religions have equal access to display their holiday symbols, we see no problems.The Constitution is steeped in natural law and guarantees freedom of religious expression and a secular government.