Paging John Schmitz


Scandal hits the paleoconservative Constitution Party and its likely presidential nominee:

The traditional family values, limited-government platform of Michael Peroutka and the Constitution Party appears to clash headlong with the reality that he stood by, and possibly encouraged, his wife as she forced her daughters out of their home and transferred parental responsibilities for them to Maryland's social services bureaucracy–an entity whose very existence is questionable under Constitution Party doctrine about the role of government. "Parents have the fundamental right and responsibility to nurture, educate, and discipline their children," the party's platform states. "Assumption of any of these responsibilities by any governmental agency usurps the role of the parents."

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