05/17/2018 Press Release: KENNETH MOLTNER, ATTORNEY AND LEADER IN NEW YORK CITY TERM LIMIT DEFENSE JOINS FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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KENNETH MOLTNER, ATTORNEY AND LEADER IN NEW YORK CITY TERM LIMIT DEFENSE

JOINS FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

USA-May 17…The Federalist Party of America (FPA) today announced that accomplished New York City attorney and public policy advisor Kenneth Moltner has joined its Board of Directors.

Mr. Moltner, a trusts and estates attorney with a degree from the New York University School of Law, is a long-time community activist in New York City where he successfully served as spokesman for New Yorkers for Term Limits. Mr. Moltner was appointed to the 2010 New York City Charter Revision Commission by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, and served as Chairman of Manhattan Community Board Eight. He is a recipient of a New York City Council Proclamation for Community Service.

“As an advocate for term limits, at every level of government, and an ardent believer that the best government decisions are made when they are made closest to the people and the communities they affect, I am proud to become a member of the Federalist Party of America board,” Mr. Moltner said. “Solutions to our most pressing problems aren’t in Washington, they are in our communities, and I will do everything in my power to help the FPA strengthen those communities over time. That effort must and will begin with Washington term limits.”

“The Federalist Party of America is deeply fortunate to have Ken Moltner involved in the federalist movement at such a key operational level,” said FPA Chairman pro-tem William F. B. O’Reilly. “Ken’s legal and public policy expertise, including his successful defense of term limits in New York, will be instrumental to our long-term vision of effective, sustainable government for Americans. This is a very good day for our growing ranks.”

The Federalist Party of America is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to strengthening American communities by restoring the balance and limits of government[s]. It believes that the best government is the government closest to the people. It advocates that solutions to our common challenges first be sought at the lowest levels of government possible.

The Federalist Party of America, which will not pursue ballot status in 2018, educates and organizes American citizens around the country’s original governing principles in an effort to chart a clear, prosperous, and sustainable course forward for American families and the nation as a whole.

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04/30/2018 Press Release:

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FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES

SUPPORT FOR THE CONVENTION OF STATES INITIATIVE

TO IMPOSE TERM LIMITS ON MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

 

USA-Apr 30…The Federalist Party of America (FPA) today announced its support for an Article V Convention of States to impose term limits on members of Congress, urging other political reform organizations, at the state and national level, to do the same. (The FPA has set up a special SMS platform for Americans who wish to know more about this effort: Text “TermLimits” to 53445.)

There are two methods of passing a Constitutional Amendment in the U.S. The first requires a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress, followed by ratification from three-quarters of the states. The second, a Convention of States, can be called if two-thirds of state legislatures agree to hold a Convention. Proposed amendments emanating from such a Convention would then require ratification from three-quarters of the states. Article V is an original part of the U.S. Constitution that has never been used.

Eighty-two (82%) percent of Americans favor congressional term limits, according to recent polling, including 89% of Republicans, 76% of Democrats, and 83% of political independents. The Republican Party’s official platform calls for term limits, and 32 states—64%—currently have Republican governors.

“The Federalist Party of America believes that congressional term limits are essential to getting this country onto a fiscally and politically sustainable long-term path,” said FPA chairman pro tem Bill O’Reilly. “The Article V Convention of States is a safety cord bequeathed to us by our founders for times when the People need to rein in Washington overreach. This is such a time.”

The FPA announced that it will work with like-minded organizations seeking an Article V Convention.

“Bringing about an Article V Convention is a herculean task, but many committed Americans have been laboring in trenches for years to make this happen,” Mr. O’Reilly continued. “We salute their patriotism and formally pledge allegiance to their cause today. Washington, under both major parties, is damaging our General Welfare as is. This cannot stand.”

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03/17/2018 The Quick Draw: FOX news contributor and Federalist Party of America Spokesman TJ McCormack discusses the future of the Federalist Party of America, the need for and opportunities available to 3rd parties, term limits and so much more.


 

03/16/2018 The Brian Nichols Show: Interview with William “Bill” F. Buckley O’Reilly, Chairman pro tem of the Federalist Party of America

“Brian and Bill walk through the platform of the newly formed Federalist Party of America, discussing federalism, the Constitution, term limits, and more. Together, they discuss where libertarians and “federalists” can find common ground to help bring those principles to Washington D.C. (with the goal of shrinking the federal government and restoring power to the state and local governments).”

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03/11/2018 Press Release: PRESIDENT TRUMP REPRESENTS BEST CHANCE EVER TO ADVANCE CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS

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FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA: PRESIDENT TRUMP REPRESENTS BEST CHANCE EVER TO ADVANCE CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS
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Says President Can Unify Nation Behind Singularly Popular Reform
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82% of Americans—of All Backgrounds—Support Trump’s Position

 
March 11…President Donald Trump’s willful leadership style and outside-the-beltway thinking represents a unique opportunity for the 82% of Americans who now support congressional term limits, the Federalist Party of America™(FPA) today said. Term limits, conversely, offer President Trump a rare unifying issue for Americans to rally behind, and an extraordinary legacy opportunity for his presidency.

The nascent FPA, which seeks to re-empower American communities and move Washington onto a sustainable spending path in the long-term, urged President Trump to honor his campaign promise by promoting from the bully pulpit the long-sought reform, and by using his extraordinary leverage as President to drive it through.

Americans of diverse ethnic and ideological backgrounds are in overwhelming agreement with President Trump on term limits, according to a January McLaughlin & Associates survey, with 89% of Republicans; 76% of Democrats; 83% of independents; 72% of Hispanics; 70% of African-Americans, and 86% of white voters in favor of a 28th Amendment that would limit the number of terms congressman and senators may serve. (The 22nd Amendment limits presidential terms to two.) Four out of five voters surveyed in the McLaughlin & Associate poll said it is important for President Trump to “keep his promise” on the congressional term limits issue, as well.

The FPA further pointed out that passing a term limits amendment is the stated platform position of the Republican Party, which currently holds majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

“Consensus on an issue of such national significance is unheard of in modern day American politics—almost as unheard of as a president free of Washington self-interest and a House and Senate controlled by ostensibly pro-term limit leadership,” said FPA chairman pro-tem Bill O’Reilly. “Indeed, the stars may be aligned for term limits under this president in a way that may never occur again. We urge President Trump to seize the moment; it’s right there for the taking.”

The last time congressional term limits were seriously advanced was in 1996. In that 104th Congress, Republican leaders forced a vote in both houses of Congress, while holding a substantially slimmer House majority than they do today — 230-204 vs. 241-194, respectively.

There are two methods for passing a Constitutional Amendment in the U.S. The first requires a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress, followed by a ratification by three-quarters of the states. The second method would require two-thirds of the states to call for an Article V convention of states. Proposed amendments emanating from such a convention would similarly require affirmative votes from three-quarters of the states for ratification.

The Federalist Party of America ™ will remain a non-ballot party throughout 2018, allowing Democrats, Republicans, and independents to become members without changing their current party affiliation.

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Watch Federalist Party of America Chair Pro Tem Willam F. Buckley O’Reilly on 77WABC radio Mind Your Business with host Yitzchok Saftlas:


 

02/23/2018 The Federalist Coalition: The Federalist Coalition interviews William F.B. O’Reilly of the Federalist Party of America

 

02/19/2018 77WABC Radio: Federalist Party of America Chairman Talks with Mind Your Business host Yitzchok Saftlas

 

02/19/2018 Press Release: HEY GOP; WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT TERM LIMITS PLEDGE?

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FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA: HEY GOP; WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT TERM LIMITS PLEDGE?

USA, Feb. 19…The Federalist Party of America, an emerging national political organization seeking congressional term limits, the orderly downsizing of the federal bureaucracy, and the subsequent strengthening of American communities, today called on Republican leaders in the House and Senate to honor a pledge made at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland to advance federal term limits.

The Republican Party ostensibly favors a Constitutional Amendment to impose congressional term limits — see 2016 RNC Platform language below — but it’s done nothing to advance the issue since 1996. In that 104th Congress, Republican leaders forced a vote in both houses of Congress, while holding a substantially slimmer House majority than they do today — 230-204 vs. 241-194, respectively. Three quarters of Americans now support congressional term limits, according to the most recent Gallup (75%) and Rasmussen (74%) polling on the issue, with a large majority of Republicans and Democrats agreeing.

“Republicans in Washington must keep their word to the American people by putting a term limits amendment bill on the floor of both houses for a vote posthaste,” said Federalist Party of America chairman Bill O’Reilly. “The American people, of all political backgrounds, deserve to know where their representatives stand on what may be the single unifying issue before our nation today. There are no excuses for inaction.”

There are two methods for passing a Constitutional Amendment in the U.S. The first requires a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress, followed by a ratification by three-quarters of the states. The second method would require two-thirds of the states to call for an Article V convention of states. Proposed amendments emanating from such a convention would similarly require affirmative votes from three-quarters of the states for ratification.

“How can we expect different results out of Washington when we keep sending the same people back there year after year?,” Mr. O’Reilly continued. “The Republican Party has long acknowledged this truism at election time, only to park it on a back burner the next January. It’s time for every member of Congress to put his or her cards on the table. Where do you stand on federal term limits, “aye” or “nay”?

From the 2016 Republican Party Platform

Advancing Term Limits

“Our national platform has repeatedly endorsed term limits for Members of Congress. In response, the GOP Leadership in 1996 brought to a vote, in both the House and Senate, a constitutional amendment. It failed to secure the necessary two-thirds vote in the House, where 80 percent of Republicans voted for it and 80 percent of Democrats voted against it. Every Senate Republican voted to allow a vote on term limits, but the Democrats killed it by a filibuster. Blocked by that opposition, Republicans sought other ways to modernize the national legislature. They set term limits for their own committee chairs and leadership positions, and by law they required Congress to live by the same rules it imposes on others. To make further progress, to advance a constitutional amendment for consideration by the states, we must expand the current Republican majorities in both chambers.”

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02/15/2018 Press Release: FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA NAMES WILLIAM F. B. O’REILLY CHAIRMAN PRO TEM

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FEDERALIST PARTY OF AMERICA NAMES WILLIAM F. B. O’REILLY CHAIRMAN PRO TEM

Feb. 15…The Federalist Party of America today named long-time conservative political strategist and columnist William F. B. O’Reilly, 54,as its first national chairman pro tem.

The Federalist Party of America is a just-launched 501 c 4 nonprofit organization created by Americans frustrated by Washington’s failures and disillusioned with the national Republican and Democratic parties. The pro-federal-term-limits party seeks to strengthen individual American communities by restoring the balance and limits of government[s] in America that are expressly delineated in the Constitution. Mr. O’Reilly, who lives in New York, outlined the new party’s philosophical underpinnings in a piece published Thursday on National Review Online.

The Federalist Party of America will not pursue ballot status in 2018, focusing its first-year efforts and resources on membership recruitment and long-term planning. That considered decision allows Republicans, Democrats, and independents to join the Federalist Party of America while maintaining their current party affiliations — for the time being.

“The Federalist Party of America is thrilled to name Bill O’Reilly as its first national chairman pro tem,” said Federalist Party of America spokesman Joe Brigati. “Bill has been in the American political arena for 30 years, and his hard work and fair play have earned him the respect of political observers of all political backgrounds. We will be grateful for his expertise and guidance throughout this first critical year of operation.”

All Federalist Party leaders are term-limited to a single year.

“It’s time to face the facts: Neither the Republican nor Democratic party are ever going shrink the federal government enough to save our children from the time bomb of debt we’ve lit for them, Mr. O’Reilly said. “Our elected representatives are good people for the most part, but the tug of self-interest and careerism once in office precludes them from doing what’s necessary to get America back onto a sustainable course — returning powers and responsibilities seized by Washington to states and localities. I was proud to be asked to serve by this devoted group of grassroots Americans, and I pray I can help the Federalist Party of America achieve principled success and longevity.”