There are three interrelated concepts that form the foundation of the Modern Whig philosophy; Principles, Structure and Perspective. The Whig Party of Nevada not only accepts, but embraces those concepts and the philosophy.
These concepts allow us to look for genuine solutions to our problems not just for today, but for the next generation as well without being bound by a rigid ideology such as that found in so many other parties, be they major or minor. Each of our members are encouraged and expected to contribute to this process by helping to shape the discussion and choosing competent people to hold office.
Part of what makes the Nevada Whigs different is that we don't define ourselves as left, right or even in the middle. We take a practical positon with a good dose of personal liberty. We firmly believe that with that liberty comes duty and responsibility.
This is what is meant by the Whig's core principle of "Self Discovery."
We want you to research the issues, come to your own conclusion and help guide our Party. We encourage discussion (and even dissent) and hope you will take advantage of our Soapbox, Forums and comment areas to engage in such.
The Modern Whig party of the United States of America is the party for the rest of us, the party of patriots, the party of equality, the party of liberty, and the party of moderates.
We, the Modern Whigs, standing on the broad and firm platform of the Constitution, united by all of its inviolable and sacred guarantees and compromises, relying upon the intelligence of the American people, with an abiding confidence in their capacity for self-government and their devotion to the Constitution and to the United States of America, pledge to go forth with integrity, open-mindedness, pragmatism, and transparency as we pursue our civic duty.
- adapted from the preamble to the Modern Whig Party Constitution and By-Laws
The goals of the Whig Party and its plan are pretty simple. The goals are three pronged but lead to one ultimate goal. Encourage independent thinking and acting making it rational for the American citizen to participate again actively in government and politics. Develop real leaders from the American citizenry, citizen representatives, not career politicians. Focus on long term problem solving when it comes to issues. All three of these goals lead to the ultimate goal of the Modern Whig Party; help the American people bring about the best government possible and always strive to put public service ahead of politics.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein
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Las Vegas, NV (November 29, 2012) - The Modern Whig Party of America is pleased to announce that the State of Nevada has officially recognized the Whig Party of Nevada as an official party. The Whig Party of Nevada is currently headed up by Jim Bacon, a U.S. Navy veteran and computer programmer. Jim Bacon had this to say in regards to the future of the Whig Party of Nevada, "The Modern Whigs are a natural fit for Nevada. Our message that individual liberty requires personal responsibility will resonate well with both rural and urban Nevada."
Paperwork was filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on Monday, November 19 2012 requesting that the Whig Party of Nevada be recognized as a minor political party. Recognition was posted on the SOS website on Tuesday, November 20 2012.
You can see us on the list of Nevada political parties here: https://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=114
Details will be posted about how to register to vote as a member of the Whigs as soon as they become available.
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There have been events in our history from the very beginning that have helped form our national character. But few, if any, have had such a transformational effect as 9/11 has. That horrible day will forevermore will be held up alongside Pearl Harbor as the definition of infamy. But while Pearl Harbor and prior events have served to strengthen our national identity and dedication to liberty, 9/11 has taken away from that.
For all the outrage and military action following 9/11, the primary response was to give in to fear.
It's time again for our mid-week Meet-and-Greet. We will be meeting once again at the Beat in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:30PM. The Beat is located at the corner of Fremont and 6th Streets.
You may need quarters for the parking meters depending upon what block you are parked on. Check the back of the meter for its hours of operation!
Hope to see you there!
The Whigs of Nevada announce that chairman Mike Bergstrom has resigned. Bergstrom had been state chair for several years. Jim Bacon has been appointed as the new Nevada Whig chairman. Bacon is a web professional and U.S. Navy veteran who served on the U.S.S. Ranger.