PAPN CORE VALUES
Religious Freedom Article I of the Bill of Rights reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Our Constitution grants no authority to the federal government either to grant or deny the religious expressions of the people in any place. Both the First and Tenth Amendments forbid such tyranny. We call upon all branches of government to cease their attacks on the religious liberties of the people and the states, regardless of the forum in which these liberties are exercised. We assert that any form of taxation on churches and other religious organizations is a direct and dangerous step toward state control of the church. Such intrusion is prohibited by the Constitution and must be halted. We assert that private organizations, can determine their own membership, volunteers, and employment based on their oaths and creeds. Private Property Rights We affirm the Fourth Amendment right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, including arbitrary or de facto registration, general and unwarranted electronic surveillance, national computer databases, and national identification cards. We also reaffirm that civil governments must be strictly limited in their powers to intrude upon the persons and private property of individual citizens, in particular, that no place be searched, and nothing be seized, except upon proof of probable cause that a crime has been committed and the proper judicial warrant issued. We assert our opposition to using Eminent Domain to take private property, through the force of government, from one private party to give to another. Pro-Second Amendment The right to bear arms is inherent in the right of self-defense, defense of the family, and defense against tyranny, conferred on the individual and the community by our Creator to safeguard life, liberty, and property, as well as to help preserve the independence of the nation. The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution; it may not properly be infringed upon or denied. The proud American Patriots Network upholds the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms. We oppose attempts to prohibit ownership of guns by law-abiding citizens and stand against all laws which would require the registration of guns or ammunition. National Sovereignty The United States is properly a free and sovereign republic which should strive to live in peace with all nations, without interfering in their internal affairs, and without permitting their interference in ours. We are, therefore, unalterably opposed to entangling alliances – via treaties, or any other form of commitment that compromise our national sovereignty or commit us to intervention in foreign wars. To this end, we shall: – Steadfastly oppose American participation in any form of world government organization, including any world court under United Nations auspices; – Call upon the President, and Congress, to terminate United States membership in the United Nations, and its subsidiary organizations, and terminate U.S. participation in all so-called U.N. peacekeeping operations; – Bar the United Nations, and its subsidiaries, from a further operation, including raising of funds, on United States territory; and – Propose that the Constitution be obeyed to prohibit the United States government from entering any treaty, or other agreement, which makes any commitment of American military forces or tax money, compromises the sovereignty of the United States or accomplishes a purpose properly the subject of domestic law. All treaties must be subordinate to the Constitution since the Constitution is the only instrument that empowers and limits the federal government. American troops must serve only under American commanders, not those of the United Nations or foreign countries. Anti-Socialism We assert that we are opposed to Federal Aid, Foreign Aid, and National health care. We deny the assumption that the civil government has the authority to set wages and prices; so, doing is inconsistent with principles of individual liberty and the free market.