There’s a new local publication in the works, a conservative monthly to be called “The Constitutionalist Today,” slated to hit the newsstands in 17 days.
It doesn’t look as if the Constitutionalist intends to target readers of the Independent. It has come into being, according to the paper’s Web site, “as our collective righteous anger steadily grew; grassroots were set ablaze as we coalesced into groups like the TEA Party and the 912 Project. Our peaceful demonstrations and swelling ranks have been ignored by those in power and ridiculed by the media, but we soldier on.”
Its editorial philosophy is unfashionably exclusionary – atheists, non-traditional families and grammarians need not apply!
“We the People” are created equal; therefore, no one person is above the law.
“We the People” believe in traditional famliy [sic] values. Nobody makes decisions for me or my family aside from us.
The government works for and answers to “We the People.”
“We the People” have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
“We the People” believe in God and His blessings for America.”
Contributors will include perennial congressional candidate Jeff Crank, long-time talk show host Richard Randall, and other conservative stalwarts. The print monthly will be available at more than 900 sites in El Paso, Douglas and south Douglas counties. Readership is optimistically projected at 150,000. By comparison, the Gazette’s daily circ is around 60,000, the Independent distributes about 40,000 copies weekly, and our modest little rag publishes fewer than 10,000 papers every Friday.
But pessimists don’t start new businesses, and only the most exuberant of optimists would consider starting a new print publication – so good on ‘em!
Constitutionalist publisher Lana Fore-Warkocz and her sales staff expect that readers and advertisers alike will respond positively to the new venture.
According to the Web site, “With over 900 distribution locations and limitless online access, this newspaper will make an unparalleled impact on our community. The Constitutionalist Today will be distributed 12 times a year. Our debut issue will appear early in February 2010, when businesses need more customers the most.”
So move over, all of you godless, global-warming believing, Glenn-Beck deriding, welfare-loving, liberals-there’s a new newspaper in town, and you’d better pick it up right now! Otherwise, expect a knock on your door from Sheriff Jeff Crank!
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