Reform Party of Arizona
Foreign Policy Platform for National Candidates
The Executive Committee and at least 70% of the entire State Committee of the RPA
have provisionally approved this document for publication. It is proposed for formal approval
at the next Reform Party of Arizona State Convention. This platform applies to candidates
seeking to represent Arizona in the United States Senate and House of Representatives.
In recognition of the distinctly different constitutional roles played by national and
state/local elected officials, a separate platform will be developed for state and local
Please address all questions, comments, and suggestions to:
Under our Constitution, foreign policy can only serve the lawful best interests of the United States Government and its citizens. The Constitution empowers and limits the federal government; therefore all treaties, alliances and agreements must be subordinate to the Constitution.
Any alliance, treaty or agreement that commits this nation to participate in foreign conflicts subverts our Constitution and the independence of this nation and is therefore illegal. The Constitution of the United States delegates the authority and responsibility for the common defense and the general welfare of the United States to the Congress, not the President. Only Congress (not the President, the UN, NATO or any other organization) can commit United States armed forces into any armed conflict (war) with a declaration of war. All security alliances must be reviewed by the US Congress to determine if they still serve the best interests of this nation and its people. The Constitution does not empower the Federal Government to police the world, or protect other nations. The Constitution does not allow our nation's armed forces to ever be under foreign command, which has become common practice under present UN and NATO deployment. The Constitution defines that the President of the United States shall be the Commander in Chief of our nation's armed force. It does not provide any means for the President to delegate this authority to any domestic or foreign person or organization, as has happened with NATO and the UN forces of late. Both the UN and NATO treaty claim authority to direct our nation's armed forces into a war (armed conflict) without the Constitutional requirement of Congress declaring war.
Since NATO no longer serves a defensive purpose for the United States, it is therefore time that we withdraw from NATO and permit Europe the task of defending itself.
The United States must withdraw from the United Nations immediately and require the UN headquarters to relocate out of the United States. Our participation as a member nation in this organization was never constitutional and now places our nation's sovereignty in extreme peril.
The United States must promptly withdraw from all international monetary and financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, WTO, NAFTA, GATT, etc. These institutions violate the meaning and intent of our Constitution. Some of these organizations also claim the unconstitutional power to levy tax on the United States government and the American citizenry.
The U.S. Federal Government does not have any Constitutional authority to tax the American people, or use any US funds, to provide aid of any kind to foreign governments. Therefore, the United States Congress will terminate immediately all programs of foreign aid, whether military or non-military, to any foreign government, or to any international organization, including the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, and other similar institutions.
The Reform Party is totally opposed and unequivocally rejects the World Court because it violates and claims authority to overrule the United States Constitution. The World Court is just another nice sounding world organization on the surface, that proclaims to do good and honorable things, but has the sinister and evil power to end the sovereignty of all nations.
New World Order
The Reform Party is totally against a New World Order, or to any one-world government. Not simply because it is unconstitutional and would end this nation's sovereignty, but because it will end up in enslaving all people except the elite.