The Constitution Party is the current name of the U.S. Taxpayers Party
, a fringe right-wing
party. The name was changed last year because it was thought to better reflect their ideas on limited government and a strict interpretation of the constitution, despite the fact that several of the views expressed in their platform
are blatantly unconstitutional.
The party was founded from a coalition of independent parties at the state level in 1992
. Howard Phillips
has been the only presidential candidate they have fielded. He was on the ballot in 21 states in 1992
, and 39 in 1996
Thanks to the Fall 2000 students in SLS 1101 section 55 at the University of South Florida for providing much of the factual information contained in these writeups.