The Political Program of the Party

The following is an outline of the political program that, in our opinion, is required to lift Lebanon out of its deadly crisis and put it back on the road to prosperity.

  1. Restore Lebanon’s authentic identity that is unqualified with any outside label, shield it away from any Arab-Arab or Arab-Israeli conflict, engage the country in the regional peace process on the sole basis of Lebanon’s highest interests, and establish relationships with the surrounding countries from the standpoint of Lebanon’s unadulterated sovereignty and on the basis of full equality and reciprocity.

  2. Establish a secular State based on the separation of State and Religion, and adopt the Basic Law of Lebanon’s Constitution after abolishing the Taef Agreement. Open up the doors of opportunity to all Lebanese to hold any public office, including the highest posts, irrespective of the religious affiliation of the candidates for these posts and based solely on their merit, competence, and loyalty to their country. Strengthen democratic practices in civil and public life, sanctify responsible freedoms, and meticulously respect human rights.

  3. Create a powerful professional army on the basis of sound patriotic foundations and an authentic Lebanese ideology. Equip this army with the most modern weapons and military equipment, and entrust it with the mission of protecting Lebanon with its own resources without any associate or external partner and after disarming the illegal organizations and dismantling them completely and permanently.

  4. Close the doors to all future naturalizations, and abolish all suspicious naturalizations carried out since 2000 and to this date. The issue of foreign residents present on our soil in huge numbers should be tackled, including the deportation of those eligible for deportation to their home countries and allowing only a select number of foreign residents to stay – according to the country’s needs - not to exceed the threshold proportion of 6% of the Lebanese population.

  5. Abolish the Land Ownership for Foreigners Law and reevaluate the suspect real estate transactions that took place since 2000 and to this date, confiscate all lands that were illegally sold, and slam a complete ban on selling land to foreigners with the exception of property allocated to foreign consulates and embassies.

  6. Dissolve all parties and political movements with foreign affiliations, and combat all imported ideologies, especially those espousing fundamentalist tendencies based on religious fanaticism, and encourage political parties that pledge their allegiance to Lebanon.

  7. Establish free education to all Lebanese nationals from kindergarten through college graduation, and impose mandatory education up to at least the Middle School level. Modernize educational programs in line with the norms of our present time, adopt Lebanese language as the official language, and establish Lebanese heritage and modern languages as the foundations for such programs. Eliminate illiteracy within a short period of time.

  8. Elaborate a novel electoral system that secures equitable and fair representation, expresses the genuine aspirations of the popular will, abolishes political and religious feudalism and the domination of the ballot system by financial capital or any other factor that stands in the way of the will of the voter.

  9. Lay off the excessive bureaucracy of State administrations and retain only the elite. Modernize public administrations and institutions and give them modern foundations and state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

  10. Achieve free medical care for all Lebanese and social security for all senior citizens. 

  11. Create links between Lebanon the homeland and Lebanon the Diaspora. Organize the widespread Lebanese emigration and put its enormous resources to the service of the Lebanese Cause. Grant Lebanese citizenship to the emigrants, and involve them in parliamentary and presidential elections and in decisions about the destiny of their homeland.

  12. Empower the Ministry of Culture to encourage literature, arts and sciences and to sponsor Lebanese creativity.

  13. Attract and encourage Lebanese brainpower that is available both inside and outside Lebanon and employ it in scientific research laboratories to contribute to human advancement and the discovery process. Modern societies are judged by the number of scientific laboratories established on their soil.

  14. Strengthen the Ministry of Tourism by elaborating a new tourism policy that is commensurate with Lebanon's distinct and rich resources in this area. Reduce the dependency of the tourism industry on summer seasons because of their limited resources and many problems.

  15. Strive to provide employment to all those in working age and offer equal opportunities to all. Combat unemployment and reduce class differences.

  16. Encourage local industries, especially light industries, and open up world markets to export Lebanese goods and services.

  17. Implement the Green Program within a few years, reclaim lands, adopt agricultural mechanization, secure the consumption of local production in order to support Lebanese farmers, improve conditions in the countryside, reduce the rate of human depletion of the Mountain, and bring an end to migration to the capital and other seaside cities.

  18. Stand up to for-hire-media by dedicating monies to support local media outlets, and forbid them from receiving monetary support from foreign sources to prevent today's media loyalties to outsiders.

  19. Eliminate the metastasizing shantytowns from around the capital and other Lebanese cities.

  20. Empower the Ministry of the Environment to transfer factories and plants from the cities to the peripheries.

  21. Adopt widespread decentralization of the administration, increase the prerogatives of the Provinces and Districts, and establish university campuses in all under-served remote Lebanese regions.

There are four requirements for the implementation of this program:

The Lebanese people must realize that they stand today at a historic and dangerous crossroads. They have only two choices: Either they take on the task of liberating their nation by making tough decisions with genuine determination and creative ideas that will return Lebanon to the ranks of the civilized world and to its lost glory, or they persist in a state of subjugation and submission to traditional politics that stand on half-baked solutions, dependency, subservience, surrender, rivalry, and duplicity, and keep their future dark and unknown… They have been warned!!