Paul Stanton to LP Florida Exec Comm, sent October 22, 2017 (see link for additional embedded links):
Tonight’s motion 520 is mainly regarding threats and advocacy of violence against me and others, including a current US Senate candidate and former rules chair of the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade. Additionally, he is a leader in a white supremacist group, the American Guard, a spin-off group of the violent anti-immigrant Sons of Odin – founded by Brien James (who also founded the Vinlanders – a Neo-Nazi group responsible for dozens of murders). The crossed cleavers in their shield is a reference to 19th century anti-immigrant gang leader, Bill the Butcher – an advocacy of violence against immigrants.
Ryan Ramsey himself covers white nationalist “Rock Against Communism” bands like Screwdriver (sic), and advocates for Operation Werewolf. He has called the LNC Chair Nick Sarwark “Nazi Nick,” citing Nick’s Jewish religion, then blaming people “disingenuous political leaders like Nick Sarwark” for the rise of the Nazi Party and ultimately the Holocaust.
Here are some links which I will be referencing tonight at the meeting:
Bottom line, I am sick of seeing threats of violence against good Libertarians, and others disassociating in disgust over the intimidation tactics, dehumanization, and white supremacist rhetoric being employed by leaders within our party. If we allow one of our leaders to threaten our membership while having the ability to stop it, voters and donors have no reason to take our party seriously, as we clearly do not.
The delegates very clearly gave us the ability to remove people from the EC for violation of the non-aggression pledge. Tonight we must decide if we will take that task seriously or not.
Info about the 1930s German Nazi history book that Ryan Ramsey took his meme from:
I’ve not seen whether the motion was seconded for a vote or what the vote was, but it appears that Ramsey was not removed, and Stanton followed up by resigning himself:
Subject: Resignation From LPF
From: “Paul Stanton”
Date: Sun, October 22, 2017 6:54 pm
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Due to the LPF Executive Committee’s recent refusal to respond to threats targeting myself and others from Ryan Ramsey, a white supremacist leader, LPF county chair, LPF EC member, and candidate for Florida House, I hereby resign from all positions and membership within the Libertarian Party of Florida, as I can no longer in good faith continue to ask other Libertarians to support a party which allows its leaders to threaten and intimidate members while repeating violent white supremacist and anti-semitic rhetoric.
Libertarians deserve better than the Libertarian Party of Florida.
Please remove me from any mailing or membership lists and add me to the LPF’s do not call list. I will not be responding to any email sent to this address.
That message made its way to the LNC list and received discussion (look for the thread titled Resignation from LPF).
Stanton’s final reply was:
4:23 PM (18 hours ago)
to Thomas, iprtwo, caryn.ann.harl., Independent, erin.adams, Whitney, Joshua, David, Daniel, Ed, Steven, Starchild
Much like our last state-wide candidate in Florida, and the one before him, and the one before him, I have resigned from the Libertarian Party Florida. Though I have now resigned, I am certain that as a member of the LPF EC, I did inform the LNC, twice, of a problem. Feel free to ask the current LPF Vice Chair Omar Recuero, the most recent former LPF Chair (and current LPF EC member) Char-lez Braden, the LPF Chair before him (and former gubernatorial candidate – receiving the most votes in LPF history) Adrian Wyllie, or current LPF US Senate candidate Joseph Wendt whether or not the LPF has a problem, and they will each tell you that we have a very serious problem – not to mention all the others who have disassociated over this ongoing issue.
It’s easy to tell others to ignore threats and intimidation tactics when you, your family, your friends, your campaign volunteers, your fellow activists, aren’t the targets. People have simply lost their minds. I resigned. The fight against ethnonationalism has never been my issue. I simply became a victim of it. This is no longer my responsibility to fix.
Paulie, thank you for including me and for all you do, but I don’t expect I will be responding any further. Please do not include me in future correspondence. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support. Good luck folks.
FL: Augustus Invictus campaigns in front of white nationalist skinhead music banner (Note: Ramsey often displays the same banner)