FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Secretary of State for Georgia has received the political party registration of the Whig Party of Georgia, Inc. One of the oldest political parties in America is back in Georgia. A centrist party for moderate Americans to have a choice.
Atlanta, Ga. February 27th 2014
The Whig Party of Georgia Submitted the required political party registration to the Georgia Secretary of State. The registration is required in order to have a candidate listed on any ballot in the state. The last time the Whig Party was officially recognized in Georgia was 1853. Out of the first 12 Governors of Georgia 10 were Early Whigs. Whig Governors include: Archibald Bulloch, Button Gwinnett, John A. Treutlen and in 1843 George W. Crawford.
The Whigs were modernizers who saw President Andrew Jackson as a dangerous man with a reactionary opposition to the forces of social, economic and moral modernization. The men who formed the Whig party, led by Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams, drew on a Jefferson tradition of compromise and balance in government, national unity and domestic manufacturing.
Today, more than ever, it is clear we need to replace the existing “truths” of governance in America with some new ones. Whigs believe it is critical for citizens to re-engage in civic affairs with new tools and a different mindset. Citizens’ over reliance on political parties as their proxy in government has in large part caused the mess we’re in, as predicted by our first Commander-in-Chief, General George Washington.
The Whig Party of Georgia is a pragmatic, common sense, centrist-oriented party where rational solutions trump ideology and integrity trumps impunity. Our core modern Whig philosophy relies on several fundamental tenets:
INDEPENDENT THINKING, Modern Whigs try to practice independent critical thought.
INTEGRITY is as fundamental a pillar to Modern Whigs as Independent Thought. Integrity means honesty and a commitment to an ethical approach to politics. Integrity in thought, integrity in action.
Whig Party of Georgia’s platform and what they believe can be found at http://www.Gawhig.org