Tag Archives: Objectivist Party

Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

Based on party announcements, press releases and official platforms, Opposition News has compiled a list showing where each of America’s 16 opposition political parties stands on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.… Read more ...

Objectivist Party of California President: “The World Is A Better Place Without A Thug Like Trayvon Martin In It”

The following was originally published on Dr. Tom Stevens’s Liberty Lion blog on July 25, 2013: 

Luis Rivas, President of the Objectivist Party of California, has issued a statement on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case and has given Liberty Lion permission to reprint it here:

“Justice was served with George Zimmerman obtaining a ‘not guilty’ verdict but, in my opinion, there never should have been a trial.Read more ...

Tom Stevens: Luis Rivas Appointed President Of Objectivist Party Of California

Published on May 14th on Dr. Tom Stevens’ blog, Liberty Lion: 

On May 14, 2013, Luis Rivas was appointed to serve as President of the Objectivist Party of California.


In accepting the appointment, Luis Rivas said:

Objectivism came to me as a curiosity. I heard people mention the name Ayn Rand and the more I asked, the more negative answers I got.Read more ...

Objectivist Party Nominates Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates

Richard Winger reports on the Objectivist Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominations in 2012.

Sometime in 2010, at an event in St. Louis, the Objectivist Party nominated Thomas Stevens for President for the 2012 election. The 2012 vice-presidential nominee is Alden Link. The same pair ran in 2008, and received 755 votes in the entire nation.

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Objectivist Party Purges Officer for Christian Beliefs

Via Liberty Lion:

On January 27, 2012, the Governing Board of the Objectivist Party accepted the resignation of Ronald S. Ramo as Treasurer of the Objectivist Party of New York and terminated his membership in the Objectivist Party.

Dallwyn Merck, a member of the Governing Board, commented on these actions as follows:

“Two incidents involving “conspicuous displays of ignorance” led to the Governing Board’s unanimous acceptance of the resignation of Ron Ramo as OPNY Treasurer.… Read more ...

Carl Person Fires Campaign Manager, Apologizes for Bestiality Comments

According to now-fired campaign manager Tom Stevens, Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Carl Person has issued the following statement:

I have terminated Dr. Tom Stevens as my Campaign Manager because of the direction my campaign was going, which was different from the direction I have intended. The material on bestiality published and emphasized by Dr.

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Personal Freedom Party: ‘Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!’

Via Liberty Lion:

On November 11, 2010, the Personal Freedom Party adopted the following Slogan:

Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!

The phrase was used in the song “Reefer Madness” from Reefer Madness: The Musical, which is a musical satire of the 1938 cult movie classic Tell Your Children (now commonly referred to as Reefer Madness).

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Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:
http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-freedom-party-adopts-platform.html

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… Read more ...

23 Presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state

Ballot Access News reports

This year, 23 presidential candidates are on the ballot in at least one state. That is the highest in U.S. history except for 1992, when there were also 23. Generally there are more such candidates in periods of great public unhappiness.

Here is a list, with the predominant party label for each, and the percentage of the voters that will see their names on the ballot:

Barack Obama, Democratic, 100.0%
John McCain, Republican, 100.0%
Bob Barr, Libertarian, 94.5%
Ralph Nader, independent, 85.2%
Cynthia McKinney, Green, 70.5%
Chuck Baldwin, Constitution, 59.8%
Gloria La Riva, Socialism and Liberation, 26.8%
Roger Calero or his stand-in James Harris, Socialist Workers, 25.0%
Brian Moore, Socialist, 21.5%
Alan Keyes, America’s Independent Party, 18.1%
Charles Jay, Boston Tea, 10.0%
Gene Amondson, Prohibition, 9.6%
Thomas Robert Stevens, Objectivist, 8.0%
Richard Duncan, independent, 4.6%
John Joseph Polachek, New, 4.3%
Jeffrey Boss, Vote Here, 3.0%
Jeffrey Wamboldt, We the People, 2.5%
Ron Paul, Taxpayers/Constitution, 2.0%
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Thirteen presidential candidates on ballot in Florida

Florida’s Herald Tribune writes, “Getting on the ballot in Florida is a breeze for minor-party candidates. They just have to show their party held a national convention, reported the name of their nominee to the state by Sept. 1, and have at least 27 members.” While candidates like independent Ralph Nader and Libertarian Bob Barr “will be somewhat familiar,” there are also “candidates like Thomas Robert Stevens of the nine-month-old Objectivist Party and Charles Jay of the 500-member strong Boston Tea Party, made up of former Libertarians.… Read more ...

Colorado sets a new record for number of Presidential candidates on the ballot

Posted at Ballot Access News:

The November 2008 Colorado ballot will list 16 presidential candidates. This is the most crowded ballot in U.S. history for president at a general election. The previous record was 14, set in 1992 in three states (Iowa, Tennessee, and Wisconsin).

This year, it appeared that 18 candidates would be on in Colorado.

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Update: What percentage of voters can vote for what percentage of candidates?

IPR previously reported that Ralph Nader would be an option on the ballot for 85.2% of voters and Cynthia McKinney will be on the ballot before 70.5% of voters. Now, because of a series of updates at Ballot Access News, we can bring you a more complete picture of national ballot access.… Read more ...