How are the Modern Whigs different from America's major political parties?

Modern Whigs are citizen-legislators with a deep respect for the vocation of public service who clearly distinguish themselves from other parties in the following ways:

Whigs are the only party whose agenda includes fundamental political reforms without which nothing else will change;

Whigs are not interested in power, they are interested in governing;

Whigs do not argue about whether government should be “big” or “small”, but whether it is doing its job;

Whigs seek public office in order to solve problems and not in order to impose their ideological, religious or other views on their fellow citizens;

When solving problems, Whigs rely on fact instead of fiction, use reason instead of dogma, and judge solutions based on evidence instead of slogans;

Whigs do not accept undislcosed money from corporations, lobbyists, unions or special-interest groups, and limit themselves to public financing and individual donations;

Whigs practice what they preach: they do not say one thing when running for office and do another thing once they are in office;

Whigs are committed to an ethical approach to politics based on the principles of meritocracy and integrity, the cornerstones of the Whig Philosophy.

Stephens (not verified)

Well, thanks for this observation!
I love this point about solving problem. Would love to believe it's true.

Don Stephens, creator of scrabble board helper

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Joined: 11/12/2013

The biggest challange of the Whig Party will be to resist political contributions.  In our current political system money creates votes.  Our best chance of makeing a difference is to find a way to limit Political Contributions so that every campaign has the same amount of money available. 

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