Jesse Ventura will be interviewed on Coast to Coast AM (560+ radio stations) this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning:
“Former wrestler, actor, governor, and bestselling author, Jesse Ventura, will discuss how the ineptitude and gang-like mentalities of both US political parties have allowed corporations, businesses, and politically-motivated wealthy individuals to manipulate elections, bribe officials, and silence the average American voter.”
IPR readers may find exact broadcast times and local affiliate information here:
Over the past weeks former Governor Ventura has openly endorsed Libertarian Presidential Nominee and former Governor, Gary Johnson. See for example, this recent IPR article: http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2012/06/jesse-ventura-promotes-new-book-and-endorses-gary-johnson/
IPR encourages readers to call into the show and raise Third Party related questions with show host George Noory and guest Governor Jesse Ventura:
Western US: 1-800-618-8255 (toll free)
Eastern US: 1-800-825-5033 (toll free)
First time caller: 1-818-501-4721
Wild Card line: 1-818-501-4109 (anyone can call)
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IPR further encourages readers to request all other media increase coverage of Third Party related news. For Coast to Coast AM, show contact information for requesting future show topics (as well as the phone numbers above) can be found here:
Former show host Art Bell (see: www.libertarianism.com/pop_celebrity/80) and former fill-in host Rollye James (see: www.rollye.net) are self-avowed Libertarians who have interviewed several Libertarian candidates and activists in the past (including the author of this IPR article.)
Current Coast to Coast AM show host George Noory has not, to this author’s knowledge, shared an unequivocal political orientation, but has covered Libertarian issues and interviewed Libertarian candidates including a broadcast of 13 minutes of a speech at the 2008 Libertarian Presidential Nominating Convention by Richard Hoagland), see:
“In the last half-hour, George spoke with Richard C. Hoagland about the space shuttle, then played a 13-minute audio excerpt from Hoagland’s recent speech before the Libertarian Party National Nominating Convention.”
(Note: this speech was in a break-out session, and not in the main hall.)
Judge Jim Gray, current Libertarian Vice-Presidential nominee, was interviewed by weekend host George Knapp in May of 2010:
“George Knapp welcomed Judge Jim Gray for a discussion on the possibility of reforming America’s drug laws, taking illegal drug usage from a criminal issue into a social and medical one. “Drug prohibition is the biggest failed policy in the history of our country, second only to slavery,” he declared, adding that a victory today in the War on Drugs is simply slowing the pace of defeat. People should be held accountable for their actions (such as putting others’ safety at risk), but not for what they put in their body, he commented.”
Michael Badnarik, 2004 Libertarian Presidential Nominee, was interviewed by Art Bell in both June and October of 2004
“Michael Badnarik is the 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate. He went to Indiana University in Bloomington and began his career as a computer programmer at nuclear power plants in Illinois. He moved to California and was granted a secret security clearance to work on the Stealth Bomber simulator. Following changes to California Gun laws, Badnarik moved to Texas where he worked as a senior trainer for Evolutionary Technologies International for nearly four years. He has volunteered with the Red Cross and has worked as a Scoutmaster.
“Badnarik essentially came out of nowhere to win the Libertarian nomination for President. He was not considered one of the top two front-runners; Hollywood producer Aaron Russo and radio talk show host Gary Nolan. However Badnarik must have made quite an impression on the delegates at the convention as the vote-count in the runoff between he and Russo was very close.”
“Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate for president, joined Art during the first hour of Saturday’s show to discuss the presidential debates and his recent arrest.
“On Friday October 8, Badnarik and Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb were arrested after breaking through a police line at Washington University in St Louis. Badnarik was carrying an Order to Show Cause, which he intended to serve the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Badnarik believes he should have been allowed into the presidential debates and has since filed a lawsuit against the CPD for his exclusion.”
Aaron Russo, one of Badnarik’s competitors for the 2004 Libertarian Presidential nomination was interviewed by George Noory in May of 2005.
“Former Libertarian presidential candidate and filmmaker, Aaron Russo, argued that the American system has become fascistic and that there is no specific law that mandates paying taxes on labor. The IRS claims the 16th Amendment gave them the right to impose taxes, yet eight different Supreme Court decisions said you couldn’t use an amendment to tax people, he reported. Further, Russo noted that Americans’ tax contributions end up merely paying interest on the national debt rather than for actual infrastructure and services.”
“Big government is controlling people through the Federal Reserve, which he suggested should be eliminated. Instead, he believes the government should return to printing money backed up by their own gold reserves. Russo expressed concerns that we are increasingly moving towards a one-world government, where all money will be digitized, and people will be as slaves to their controllers. It’s time to “create a new paradigm,” he urged, where citizens can take back the power that was originally secured for them in the Constitution. To that end, his new documentary, America: From Freedom to Fascism is a call to action.”
Dave Ridley and Mike Hampton, Free State Project activists, were interviewed by George Noory in June of 2007:
“Appearing during the first half-hour, members of the Free State Project, Dave Ridley and Mike Hampton gave an update on the Ed and Elaine Brown tax evasion case.”
“Dave Ridley is a video editor by trade and a New Hampshire libertarian activist. He moved to New Hampshire for more freedom in ’04 after joining the Free State Project, which is a nationwide libertarian movement aimed at concentrating hardcore liberty activists here and carving out a little freedom. He was the fiftieth to move, a total two hundred twenty have moved as of now, seven thousand more are pledged to move eventually.”
“Mike Hampton moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in March of 2007. Mike spends his time running the website “homelandstupidity.com” as well as providing tech services to small business owners. Mike has been tracking the Ed and Elaine Brown story since the trial.”
Dr. Roger Roots was interviewed by weekend show host Ian Punnett in January of 2008:
“Ian Punnett was joined by criminologist Dr. Roger Roots for a discussion on the fully informed jury movement, the establishment of a fair and equal court system for all participants, as well as the erosion of Fourth Amendment protections and other rights in America. The Founding Fathers placed a high importance on the right to trial by jury in the Constitution, but what happens today is that judges often falsely tell a jury that if the government reasonably proves their case, they are required to return a conviction, when by law a jury is never required to acquit, he pointed out.
“A lot of intimidation by judges goes on, he continued, citing how in one recent federal case, a judge repeatedly told a jury, ‘you understand that you must follow my instructions on the law and it is a violation of your oath if you fail to follow my instructions.’ But that’s absolutely deceptive, because a judge knows that no jury can ever be punished for their verdict, Roots asserted. Another problem is that jurors are often kept in the dark about what sentencing will be, so they aren’t able to evaluate if the punishment fits the crime, he noted. The organization FIJA works to inform potential jurors of these issues, and their legal rights.
“Roots also spoke about how America has increasingly become a police state, with citizens often subjected to aggressive policing, and questionable searches and seizures. Now with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, whereupon people can be arrested without a charge or lawyer, “it’s a brand new day of tyranny,” he lamented. Part of the problem, he noted, is that the US public has become apathetic and doesn’t vote out or remove politicians who vote in favor of such fascistic policies.”
Sander Hicks, affiliated with the Truth Party and 2006 candidate for the Green Party US Senate nomination from New York, was interviewed by weekend host John B. Wells in May of 2012:
“Publisher and investigative writer Sander Hicksdiscussed his journey to shed light on the official story of 9/11, as part of the grassroots truth movement that has sprung up in the last decade. He characterized the search for truth, and struggle for justice as a kind of “David and Goliath” story, pitting truth seekers against a massive US war machine. Just after the 9-11 attacks, the country was whipped up into a frenzy of hatred against the Muslim population, even though there was never any real proof that bin Laden and al Qaeda were behind the attacks, Hicks asserted. The real terrorists are the financial elite– “white collar terrorists who are ruling the country from behind closed doors,” and fabricated the events for the sake of war, he continued.”
Readers aware of additional relevant Coast to Coast AM interviews are welcome to post links in the Comments Section below. Should Tuesday night’s Coast to Coast AM interview with Jesse Ventura contain sufficient discussion of third party involvement in the political process, a follow-up article will be posted. Initial, and/or contemporary comments and reactions during the broadcast, are also welcome in the Comments Section below.