To promote: respect for life, liberty, and property; strong traditional families; patriotism; individual, state, national sovereignty - with a strong reliance on the Declaration of Independence and allegiance to the Constitution for the United States of America - by petition to God, by political and educational means.
What is already known is that the voter turnout for the Primary Election is extremely light. Mail-in Ballots went out several weeks ago and less than 5% have been returned and counted by County Clerks throughout Utah. Hopefully this will increase by June 28th.
Candidates for the following offices were nominated by the IAP State Convention on Apr 23, 2020:
TOMMY WILLIAMS - U.S. SENATE WARREN ROGERS - UT TREASURE
THOMAS DAVID DEMILLE - CD 2 JAKE OAKS - UT CO CLERK
AARON HEINEMAN - CD 3*
RICHARD JAMES CARTER – MILLARD CO SHERIFF
* A motion to endorse a Non-IAP Candidate was made and voted on to Endorse Chris Herrod for Utah's Third Congressional District race, with the condition that when Herrod wins the primary (on June 28th) our IAP candidate, Aaron Heineman, will withdraw. OR if Herrod does not win the primary, then Aaron will continue to carry the banner for the IAP against the incumbant Congressman. (More details can also be found in the blog archive about the Nominating Convention and other endorsements as well in subsequent blogs.)
“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”
– 'Candidus' (emphasis added)
('Candidus' was the pen name of one of our Founding Fathers ... Samuel Adams, back on 14 Oct.1771.)
The on-going iInvasion of Ukraine by Russian Military on Feb. 24, 2022, is totally uncalled for as it is a blatant 'War-Crime' by Putin & his Russian Military! We support the Men, Women and CHILDREN of Ukraine and we will always stand for and with a legitimate, Independent and Sovereign UKRAINE !
Did you know that the National Independent American Party (IAP) began as the Utah Independent American Party?
On May 16th, 1998, the Utah IAP held a straw vote favoring the formation of a National Independent American Party. A committee of six individuals was selected to initiate the organization and by Nov 7, 1998 the National IAP was officially recognized by a binding vote of 79%.
In January 1999 the national IAP began holding semi-annual National Conferences. The national chairman attended a number of state and national conventions of other like-minded third parties across the nation to build ties. Our web site (launched in September, 1998) flourished, and we attracted members in about forty states.
In 2001 the IAP grew from one state party (Utah) to three organized state parties (Minnesota, Tennessee and Utah), and twelve prospective state parties. Area Coordinators were assigned to each of four regions of the country. The IAP adopted its first National Platform in August, 2002, and ended the year with three organized and 18 prospective state parties.
In 2003 the Party changed the structure of its officer positions from the traditional Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and elected a Chair and 4 Vice-Chairs.
By 2004 the party involvement dwindled, and it was unable to maintain ballot status in any state; however, the party was later revitalized and soon gained ballot access in Utah and New Mexico. In the 2014 election cycle, the IAP supported a total of 31 candidates in local, state, and federal campaigns across nine states.
Today, the IAP of Utah continues to grow here locally. (Nationally with members in 50 all states and the District of Columbia). As of 21 June 2022, the IAP of Utah is the party of 71,727 registered voters in the State of Utah (making it the third largest party in the state - more than the Libertarians, Constitution, and United Utah parties combined and doubled !! [the following 'End of Year' numbers and other figures below are from the Utah Lt. Gov. list of registered voters by party (https://voteinfo.utah.gov/current-voter-registration-statistics/)].
See how we've grown!
Year IAP Libertarian Constitution United Utah
2014 6754 8556 4243 --
2015 10,601 9206 4432 --
2016 23,071 13,317 5591 --
2017 26,354 13,750 5651 211 (began 7/17)
2018 40,598 17,384 6282 1493
2019 50,369 19,042 6687 1849
2020 64,219 21,698 6897 2305
2021 68,800 23,008 7395 2607
31 Jan 2022 - IAP = 69,124
28 Feb 2022 - IAP = 69,575
11 Apr 2022 - IAP = 70,144
2 May 2022 - IAP = 70, 532
6 June 2022 - IAP = 71,175
21 June 2022 - IAP = 71,727
The IAP of Utah has grown by more than 650%
from 2015 to 2022. Amazing !!
Utah allows voters to change their party affiliation just before the party Primary season (right up to the day of the primary), and then change back afterward. Literally thousands take advantage of it by becoming Republicans just to vote in the GOP Closed Primary. Compare the 2022 totals for February with the June totals and see what is happening. [All figures are from the Utah Lt. Gov Elections Office.]
As of 14 Feb 2022 4 April 22 :11 April 22 2 May 2022 6 June 2022 21 June '22
Total Reg. Voters=1,869,102 1,876,686 1,876,124 1,878,095 1,881,945 1,855,103
Republican = 922,687 942,318 942,871 944,173 946,862 954,666
Unaffiliated = 572,531 563,498 563,103 562,727 562,121 555,038
Democratic = 271,265 266,331 266,340 266,831 267,678 269,374
IAP = 69,365 70,003 70,144 70,532 71,175 71,727
Libertarian = 23,203 23,501 23,528 23,638 23,832 23,967
Constitution = 6,396 7,517 7,513 7,553 7,615 7651
United Utah = 2,271 2,618 2,625 2,641 2,662 2680
We will all want to watch to see what happens in July/August after the June 28, 2022, Primary ... stay tuned and watch what is documented, it should prove to be interesting!.
While we say:
"We were given our name in the 19th Century, organized in the 20th Century, and in the 21st Century it is our time to fulfill our mission;"
we also realize it will take significant hard work to "fulfil our mission." to restore the republic ....
Actually, the name of the party comes from an 1844 Presidental Candidate who ran, not as a Whig (it wouldn't become the Republican party for another ten years - 1854) or as a Democrat, but as an Independent American for the highest office in the land. He was also a religious leader who looked into the future and said:
"There will come a time when there will be two great political parties. One will be . . called the Republican, and the other Democrat. These two parties will go to war . with each other and out of these two parties will spring another party, which will be . the Independent American Party." -
that was Joseph Smith on June 19,1844. It was recorded in the Mosiah Lyman Hancock's journal. M.L. Hancock was one of the bodyguards of Jos. Smith.
Parable of the Flag
We also remind people that the US Flag portends three parties - according to Cliven Bundy, who gave us this tidbit.
We all know the good old Red, White and Blue, also known as our National Emblem, 'Old Glory," our Flag. We all know (politically) who the Red party is ... (the Republican or GOP). And we all know who the Blue party is ... (the Democrats). ...............
But who is the party representing the While Stars and Stripes?
Why the Independent American Party, of course!
Ezra Taft Benson is quoted as saying: "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil." Which we interpret to mean the leadership of both of the two major party are corrupt and 'evil.' So why are the voters still voting for the 'lesser of two evils' and surprised when they are still getting the same old 'evil' ?? Something to consider!! Look to the viable THIRD Option ... The Independent American Party !
As Samuel Adams said, clear back in 1774:
"THE COUNTRY SHALL BE INDEPENDENT, AND WE WILL BE SATISFIED WITH
NOTHING SHORT OF IT.'
We declare that the 15 Principles of Liberty and Proper Government must not be compromised to maintain a 'Proper Government' in out Constitutional Republic ... in the United States of America ... we are NOT a democracy (sorry Democrats !)
• free governments are based on moral law (1)
• proper government should protect God-given rights of all citizens
(life, liberty, and happiness - aka:property) (2, 4, 5, 6, 13)
• the Constitution is a solemn compact which all officers of government are under duty to obey by oath (3) [emphasis added]
• we are at war with the enemies of freedom and our God-given liberties (i.e., Communism, Socialism, etc., in whole or in part) (7, 8)
• all citizens should bear their fair share of the cost of government (9) [drat!]
• we believe in honest 'Constitutional' money (gold and silver coinage) (10)
• each state is sovereign (11) (emphasis added)
• treaties or agreements with other countries (or organizations) should not deprive any citizens of any constitutional rights (14)
• it is a violation of the Constitution to weaken our military to the point required to protect the States and our borders from invasion (15)
[For more details of the 15 Principles please use the Find Out More button below]