Libertarian Party of Florida condemns Augustus Invictus, calls his advocacy of war and eugenics “abhorrent”

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Press release from LPF:

The Libertarian Party of Florida condemns Augustus Sol Invictus for calling for civil war and his unwillingness to reject eugenics.

During yesterday’s meeting of its Executive Committee, the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) voted to condemn platform issues associated with U.S. Senate candidate, Augustus Invictus. The LPF finds the initiation of violence through his call for civil war and state-sponsored murder abhorrent. These platform issues are diametrically opposed to the principles of the LPF.

Char-Lez Braden, chair of the LPF said this morning, “Legally, the LPF has no control over a candidate’s political affiliation. Florida election laws allow anyone, with any ideology, to run as a candidate in the party they declared when registering to vote. The LPF has not endorsed Augustus Invictus and has not provided him with any support. Under the law, we cannot prevent him from running as a Libertarian and he is not required to enter our certification process.”

On his campaign website, Invictus declares his support for eugenics. In his article, entitled “A Declaration of the Failings of the Federal Government,” he states, the federal government “has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.” The LPF strongly rebukes Mr. Invictus’ call for eugenics.

About the Libertarian Party of Florida: The Libertarian Party of Florida values human life and the right of all people to live in peace. All members of the LPF are required to declare “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals” thus putting the LPF far out in front of any other party’s commitment to nonviolent political action.

38 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of Florida condemns Augustus Invictus, calls his advocacy of war and eugenics “abhorrent”

  1. First Generation American

    They honestly should have roasted his immigration position too, it’s ugly and unbefitting any Senate Candidate, especially a Libertarian. As a First Generation American I find this statement detestable:

    “8. It has allowed unrestrained immigration for three generations, to the great detriment of the American people & of the land. Our forefathers came as conquerors: the immigrants of today come as parasites.”

    http://invictusforsenate.com/2015/07/23/a-declaration-of-the-failings-of-the-federal-government/

  2. jim

    The article says:
    “On his campaign website, Invictus declares his support for eugenics. In his article, entitled “A Declaration of the Failings of the Federal Government,” he states, the federal government “has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.” The LPF strongly rebukes Mr. Invictus’ call for eugenics.”

    Is this all he says about eugenics? In the quotation above, he says what the Federal Government has done: He doesn’t say what he would do instead, at least on the subject of eugenics.

  3. Andy Craig Post author

    If “not having a eugenics program” is on your list of “failings of the federal government,” is there any other conclusion that could be drawn from that? That is also far from his only statement on the matter.

    I’ll note, in that quote he can’t even get the history of his own sick heroes right. There was never a *federal* eugenics program or laws to be “abandoned.” The notorious mandatory sterilization laws and “eugenics boards”, were all passed (and repealed) at the state level, by state governments. They were mostly abandoned after WWII, but North Carolina famously didn’t end theirs until the 70s. When the Nazis started adopting their eugenics laws in the early 1930s, they pointed with pride to the fact that U.S. states had already been doing it for a couple of decades.

  4. paulie

    Alex Vidal has recommended that links to this story (LPF’s condemnation of Invictus) be put in the comments of all the hundreds of media stories about this.

  5. Thane "Goldie" Eichenauer

    Ray Ubinger @ October 6, 2015 at 4:40 am
    “He calls for civil war?”

    I feel the following 19 minute speech provides the context for his call or calls for civil war. Others may not agree with me.

    “Augustus Invictus on Fighting Against the Government”
    https://youtu.be/JqfpMKiRZHo

  6. jim

    Andy Craig:
    “If “not having a eugenics program” is on your list of “failings of the federal government,””

    Maybe I will have to go back and re-read, but from what I read, that is somewhat misrepresenting what he said. I recall a statement of what the government did.

    “is there any other conclusion that could be drawn from that? That is also far from his only statement on the matter.”

    I saw a vague, weasel-worded failure to reject the concept of eugenics. Well, I failed to reject Hurricane Katrina. Does that make me a bad person?

    However, while I have never been interested in that subject, I wonder what kind of “eugenics” he (and others) are talking about. There are certainly versions of “eugenics” which involve the initiation of force (or fraud) and are wrong for (at least) that reason.

    But my understanding is that the definition of “eugenics” could also include some kind of modern DNA study and modification to (initially) identify and to (later?) remove susceptibilities to diseases. Voluntary in regards to the parents, of course. Would that be a problem?

  7. paulie

    “If “not having a eugenics program” is on your list of “failings of the federal government,””

    Maybe I will have to go back and re-read, but from what I read, that is somewhat misrepresenting what he said. I recall a statement of what the government did.

    http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2015/07/augustus-invictus-a-declaration-of-the-failings-of-the-federal-government/

    Augustus Invictus: A Declaration of the Failings of the Federal Government

    25. It has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.

    Abandoning an eugenics program is cited as a failing of the federal government.

    How is that not crystal clear?

  8. paulie

    But my understanding is that the definition of “eugenics” could also include some kind of modern DNA study and modification to (initially) identify and to (later?) remove susceptibilities to diseases. Voluntary in regards to the parents, of course. Would that be a problem?

    Read the declaration of failings of the federal government again. It’s not a voluntary program he wants.

  9. jim

    Paulie: You quoted
    “Augustus Invictus: A Declaration of the Failings of the Federal Government
    25. It has abandoned its eugenics programs & elitist mindset in favor of a decadent ideology that rejects the beauty of strength and demands the exponential growth of the weakest, the least intelligent, and the most diseased.
    Abandoning an eugenics program is cited as a failing of the federal government.
    How is that not crystal clear?”

    Based only on what you quoted, he described some actions. (There has been a comment that this statement is, itself, inaccurate.)
    But the fact that the latter set of words (“…in favor of a decadent ideology…” is portrayed as being negative, doesn’t automatically mean that the former words are all to be considered positive.

    Is there more context I am missing? I will have to look.

  10. paulie

    I don’t understand your question. He said abandoning government eugenics programs is a failure of government.

    He also said other things are failures of government such as fearing the Jews, allowing immigration by human “parasites” and “woshipping a lesser breed of men” by which he apparently means blacks although I have asked for clarification. There was more; click on the link and see the context for yourself. Follow it to the source if you think he was misquoted in any way.

  11. jim

    Consider this: Suppose I had made a long list of the failings of Nazi Germany. One of the items said,
    ‘In 1942 it abandoned the practice of smashing the windows of Jewish shops, and beating Jews up on the street, and replaced that with gassing them to death in the showers’.

    Would you interpret this as a statement that I felt that smashing those windows and beating up the Jews on the street was somehow desireable?

  12. paulie

    If all you said was that it was a failing of the German government today that it has not continued the policies of the Nazi government toward Jews, that would be like what Invictus says in that paper. And read the rest of it while you are at it.

  13. jim

    Some of the line-items in his list are arguably true. Could you explain why you disagree with the rest?

  14. Stewart Flood

    “Invictus” is clearly sick and appears to be on a “mission” to destroy the Liberty movement.

    He reeks of the stench of a Hitler “wanna be”.

    Hopefully he will not have the funds or signatures needed. If he does, our only hope is that the LPF can find a rational libertarian willing to run against him in the primary.

    His videos show a very, very sick person. A potentially very dangerous and sick person.

  15. Andy

    Stewart Flood said: “His videos show a very, very sick person. A potentially very dangerous and sick person.”

    He could also be a very good actor.

  16. paulie

    Could you explain why you disagree with the rest?

    Sure, but why should I have to do all the work, especially since I probably already did in the prior threads? I have a better idea. If you agree with all of them, could you explain why the people who expressed disagreements with various items on the list in the prior threads are wrong?

  17. georgephillies

    “Failings of the Federal Government 25. It has abandoned its eugenics programs” As a good Libertarian, my reaction is that they were paying Republican Congressmen to reproduce their demented kind. My more serious reaction is that I had somehow missed that we had any of these. Hopefully I will continue to notice that we do not have any of them.

  18. Thane Eichenauer

    For those that may be interested in the past life of Augustus Sol Invictus you may wish to spend 10 minutes (or more) listening to the first portion of the following video. Invictus claims that he was kicked out of the US military. It also includes an interesting recounting of his past job as pharmacy technician at a pharmacy that was raided by the DEA whose owners decided to terminate after the raid. Good stuff. His tale reminds me much of the last time a government law enforcement officer decided to point a gun at my head.
    Augustus Invictus Speaks at Stetson University
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Fm27QDrkw

  19. Thane Eichenauer

    I wish you the very best of luck in finding any and all truthful facts about Augustus Sol Invictus and his past words and deed. Sincerely.

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