The Independence Party was a legal organisation seeking peacefully the independence of the North American Union from Britain. While many considered it the political arm of the Sons of Liberty criminal syndicate, this had never been proven in a court of law; thus the Independence Party was free to run candidates and to campaign on its issues. While its platform was not overtly racist, many considered it worth noting that the Party had few if any Negro, East Indian, or Nuevespañolan members. As its emblem, the Party used a variation of the Jack and Stripes, with the canton having a Bald Eagle instead of the Union Jack.
Common Sense was the newsletter in which the Party laid out their intentions.