Category Archives: Constitution Party

Interview with Darrell Castle, Constitution Party Presidential Nominee

by Peter B. Gemma

darrell_castle_t720Darrel Castle, a U.S. Marine Vietnam veteran, earned a Juris Doctorate from Memphis State University in 1979. Castle opened his own law firm in Memphis in 1984, and has concentrated his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and personal injury.

 A former Chairman of the Tennessee Constitution Party, he served as a Vice Chairman of the national party and was the running mate of Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate.Read more ...

Darrell Castle on Jason Stapleton Program: “I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson”

Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party presidential candidate, made an appearance on the Jason Stapleton Program on September 14th, 2016. About Castle, Stapleton said in his introduction of the Tennessee lawyer: “He is running on what I would consider a very libertarian platform. “

However, Castle said at the 7:05 minute mark:

Well first of all, Jason, let me tell you that I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson.

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Constitution Party of Idaho: “Part 1: Forecast Total Vote for CP National”

From the Constitution Party of Idaho’s website, September 13th, 2016:

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General elections are much like the cycle of seasons. Spring follows Winter.  Summer follows Spring, and Autumn…is the season of the general election.

Normal events (e.g. like seasonal weather) typically do not fall beyond the bounds of a Gaussian function.… Read more ...

Clint Bishop: Ain’t No Party Like a . . . Party!

parties2A Conversation with paleo-libertarians, minarchists, libertarian right,  classical liberals, conservatarians, fusionists, liberty leaning conservatives, paleo-conservatives, and constitutionists.

By Clint Bishop, American Third Party Report, September 7th, 2016:

Hey you! Yes you, the libertarian or conservative with libertarian leanings that doesn’t feel quite at home in the Libertarian Facebook groups.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle campaigns during the Minnesota State Fair

American Third Party Report: Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, attended the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on September 3rd, 2016. He and his campaign manager -his wife, Joan Weil Castle – recorded a short two-minute video at the fair (the same day, the state fair set a new historical record for single-day attendance at 260,374 people) :

Castle’s campaign also posted 17 photos from his appearance at the state fair on the campaign’s Facebook page, courtesy of Constitution Party of Minnesota member Tim Utz.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: My List Of The Ten Worst U.S. Presidents

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Chuck Baldwin was the Constitution Party’s 2008 presidential candidate. He published the following article on ChuckBaldwinLive.com on September 1st, 2016:

A few days ago, I posted my list of the top ten worst U.S. presidents on my Facebook page. See (and hopefully “Like”) my Facebook page here:

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People who are familiar with my writings should not be surprised at my list, although many people who read my Facebook post did act surprised.Read more ...

Voters Need the Input and Impact of a Third Party

By Peter B. Gemma

66921681James Madison wisely observed, “When the variety and number of political parties increases, the chance for oppression, factionalism, and non-skeptical acceptance of ideas decreases.”

Marginalized policy initiatives can often bubble up into the mainstream because of independent candidates and third parties. In his book Declaring Independence: The Beginning of the End of the Two-Party System, political strategist Douglas Schoen noted, “While third party movements and candidates have periodically emerged to challenge the status quo … none have ever come close to winning, though they did end up having a significant impact on policy formation as a result of their campaigns.”

Although the success of the Prohibition Party was fleeting, it is a good model of how an issue can come from a single constituency, evolve into a formidable political force, and flex muscle on Capitol Hill.… Read more ...

The New Poll Tax: Ballot Access Laws Foil Independent Candidates

By Peter B. Gemma

GiantMeteor2016There is no free market of ideas, candidates, or political parties on Election Day.

It’s not for a lack of demand. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post survey, 57 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; 44 percent say they would prefer a third-party candidate to run.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle: “I read Murray Rothbard’s stuff and I generally like it”

American Third Party Report: On August 29th, 2016, at 8 PM CST, Constitution Party presidential candidate Darrell Castle held his first live stream Q&A session with his supporters over Facebook. The livestream allowed supporters of Castle to ask questions directly in the comments underneath the live video.  The first question Castle answered was from this ATPR editor with regards to his ballot access situation in Tennessee.… Read more ...

Clint Bishop: Rebuttal to Josh Guckert’s ‘Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Constitution Party Candidate Darrell Castle’

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Clint Bishop used the above image in his rebuttal

Was this article seriously meant to deter libertarians from voting for Darrell Castle?

by Clint Bishop, American Third Party Report, August 28th, 2016:

If there is anything that has annoyed me this election cycle, it has been the unfounded attacks against Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party Candidate for President by purportedly objective journalists.… Read more ...

Josh Guckert: Top 10 Reasons Not to Vote for Constitution Party Candidate Darrell Castle

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by Josh Guckert, The Libertarian Republic, August 24th, 2016 (via Cody Quirk at ATPR):

Darrell Castle is Not a Serious or Legitimate Choice for President

Some libertarians, upset with the nomination of Gary Johnson, as well as the choices of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have begun pondering the possibility of voting for Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle.

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