PRINCIPLE #7: RULE OF LAW
The FORWARD party expects candidates to honor, respect and abide by the rule of law, and the precepts of the Constitution, which include both the rights and the responsibilities that come with citizenship in the United States. Our candidates must accept the outcomes of legal elections, as validated by nonpartisan commissions and the courts, if necessary. As winners, we will be humble, and when we lose, we will be gracious
Rationale: As Americans, we have a Constitution and a judicial system that strives, albeit with flaws and imperfections, to interpret and validate the laws and ensure the rights of all citizens. If we begin to hold ourselves or our party above the law, we cannot expect anyone else to obey the rules, and respect our rights under the law and chaos will ensue.