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No use of S.S. Number except Social Security business

We support privacy legislation that prohibits private parties from discriminating against individuals who refuse to disclose or obtain a Social Security number. We call for legislation prohibiting all governmental entities from requiring the use of the Social Security number except for Social Security transactions. We call for the repeal of all laws, regulations and statutes that require the use of the Social Security number for any purpose other than Social Security transactions.
Source: Constitution Party Platform at 2020 Convention , May 2, 2020

Allow people to withdraw funds and privately invest them

We propose that individuals who have contributed to Social Security be allowed to withdraw those funds and transfer them into an IRA or similar investments under the control of the individual contributor.
Source: Constitution Party Platform at 2020 Convention , May 2, 2020

Privatize Social Security, but pay current benefits

We call for an end to the raiding by the federal government of the Social Security, Railroad Retirement and Medicare funds. We believe that over a protracted period the Social Security system may be privatized without disadvantage to the beneficiaries of the system. However, the program has been in place since the 1930s, and workers and their employers were taxed for the program and paid in good faith. The government promised to deliver the benefits and must meet this commitment.
Source: Constitution Party Platform at 2020 Convention , May 2, 2020

Social Security is unconstitutional individual welfare

The Preamble of the US Constitution [includes the authorization to] "promote the general Welfare". Two clear distinctions should be made here:
  1. "Provide" implies actively and financially supporting; "promote" implies a more passive approach. For example, "I'll promote that we put on a grand feast, but I want you to provide it!"
  2. General Welfare is not the same as individual Welfare. General Welfare would benefit the people generally, individual Welfare targets a certain segment of society to benefit, such as the poor.
Social Security is a form of individual welfare not authorized in the Constitution. The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. The Constitution Party advocates phasing out the entire Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.
Source: 2012-2016 Constitution Party national platform , Nov 1, 2012

Phase out the entire Social Security program

The Constitution grants no authority to the federal government to administrate a Social Security system. The Constitution Party advocates phasing out the entire Social Security program, while continuing to meet the obligations already incurred under the system.
Source: Constitution Party platform ratified at National Convention , Apr 26, 2008

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