The American Solidarity Party – worth considering
In all the conversations surrounding Election 2016, I was glad to learn of the American Solidarity Party (ASP). Just a few years back it was called the Christian Democrat Party. I do not favor a political party taking the name “Christian” because I believe we who follow Christ are of a heavenly Kingdom. Associating the name of Christ with a political organization is unhealthy in my view.
Summary from wikipedia (accessed 9/20/2016):
The American Solidarity Party (ASP) is a Christian Democratic political party in the United States. Its motto is “Common Good, Common Ground, Common Sense.” The political position of the American Solidarity Party is socially conservative and economically distributist. Therefore, the ASP holds to socially conservative views such as adhering to a pro-life position with regard to abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia, as well as opposition to same-sex marriage and opposition to pornography. With regard to economics, labor issues and foreign policy, the American Solidarity Party is liberal, seeing the “moderate welfare state as the public expression of every citizen’s responsibility for his poor brother or sister.” As such, the American Solidarity Party notably opposes conscription, and favors “equal access to the polls, the courts, housing, education, and credit”.In addition, it supports “amnesty and a path to citizenship” for immigrants currently residing in the United States and “oppose[s] the militarization and fortification of our national borders”. With regard to healthcare, the ASP advocates the creation of a decentralized ‘single-payer’ system. It supports the dignity of work, as well as stewardship for creation, advocating for “generous funding for research in safe and renewable sources of energy, such as solar and wind-power.”