Vertical Politics Institute

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The Vertical Politics Institute (VPI) is a conservative Political Action Committee in the United States. Their mission statement reads as such:

The Vertical Politics Institute is dedicated to finding solutions to the many challenges our nation faces today. We will focus on the following issues: Tax Reform, Energy Independence, Controlling Spending, Health Care Reform, Arts and Education, Sanctity of Life, Traditional Marriage, Environment and Nation Security.[1]

The creator and current chairman of VPI is former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.[2]


On contemporary issues VPI endorses renewable energy resources as well as continued drilling and excavation of fossil fuels.[3] VPI has endorsed and supported California Proposition 8 which eliminated Californians' right to same-sex marriage.[4] Their economic platform is opposed to the 2008 Wall Street bailout plan, but rather favors a free-market approach and largely blames former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for the mortgage meltdown and subsequent global financial crisis.[5]


  1. ^ "Our Mission". Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Huckabee Forms 'Vertical Politics' Institute". August 12, 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Energy Independence". Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Traditional Marriage". Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "The Economy". Retrieved 21 November 2008. 

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