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Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry: ‘The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same’

Email from Darryl Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee:

It’s that time again. The time that rolls around every two years; when men and women spend outrageous amounts of money telling us why they should be chosen to serve in Congress. They say outrageous things to “scare” you into believing that their opponent is either the devil-incarnate or the rebirth of Hitler, Stalin or any other number of bad “rulers” from times past.

The truth is that regardless which major party candidate is elected, nothing will change except some of the names and faces.

Both major parties support a progressive income tax; though they disagree on what percentage of “income” to steal and some now support repealing the “income tax” and replacing it with a regressive sales tax labeled the “Fair tax” (as if there is a fair manner of stealing your money).

Both major parties support an interventionist foreign policy; though they disagree on when and where to intervene.

Both major parties support a continued welfare state; though they claim to disagree on whether to give welfare to corporations or individuals. (Does the bi-partisan banker bailout and bailout of auto companies sound familiar?)

Both major parties support laws that infringe on your right of privacy – the PATRIOT Act, FISA & NSA all passed with bi-partisan support.

Both major parties support increased government spending.

Both major parties support government intervention in health care; they just disagree on how much intervention there should be.

Both major parties support bigger government, they just disagree on how fast it should grow.

Most importantly, both major parties oppose individual liberty. Neither major party believes that you are smart enough to determine what is best for yourself and your family. They do not believe that you and you alone should be able to decide what substances you wish to ingest; otherwise there wouldn’t be laws and regulations prohibiting the sale of raw milk, not to mention the laws against possessing, distributing and/or consuming certain herbs.

If you want real change and I mean an actual change in how the federal government operates; you can not continue to vote for and/or support the Republicratic Duopoly. As Adam Kokesh said in 2008, “our efforts as a movement must become unified and deliberate to fully withdraw our compliance and support. Be it with your lives, labor, or tax dollars, stop investing in your own oppression! Do not waste a single vote, or a single dollar, on the two-party system!”

In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee

Owner/Managing Editor Free Patriot Press

2016 candidate for President of the United States of America

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  1. Jason Gatties Jason Gatties November 2, 2010

    Darryl Perry is doing a good job as BTP Chairman. To be perfectly honest though, wish they would consider a name change (Freedom Party for example).

    Down the road, should they get ballot access in certain states, too many folks will associate them with the nut job “Tea Parties” out there and will also probably face court battles over the name.

  2. Robert Capozzi Robert Capozzi November 2, 2010

    By what measure do you believe that he’s doing a good job?

  3. paulie paulie November 2, 2010

    Good columns, and they are among our better read stories.

  4. MP Darryl Perry [Boston Tea] really needs to get rid of his plurality voting system on the BTP web page. At first glance, it looks like some issues/names can win without majority support.

    Please yes/no questions are so primitive. He should have multiple alternatives besides just “before/after” type questions, IMO.

  5. paulie paulie November 2, 2010

    “week including Including April 1” should be added. We need an April 1 press release from the BTP 🙂

  6. Thomas L. Knapp Thomas L. Knapp November 2, 2010


    1) They aren’t “his” plurality voting systems. The Boston Tea Party’s voting systems are mandated by its bylaws.

    2) The BTP’s national committee officers are elected in a multi-round (if necessary) process in which the winner must get an absolute majority, and in which NOTA is an option on each ballot.

    3) The BTP’s at-large national committee members are elected by approval voting. Plurality victories are possible in that scenario.

    4) All convention resolutions, platform planks, etc. require majorities or supermajorities to approve.

  7. Well hopefully they move up to the 21st century soon!

    Ranked voting is the most mathematically advanced system, breaks more ties than Approval.

    From my experience, there is no computer program that can take care of all the intricacies that a good election manager needs to do.

    Party switching, nominations, etc., etc.

    Lots of people want the ideal program to be written, and lots of programmers want to sell you a computer program. But you’ll still need a programmer. Since I’m not a programmer, I prefer the old fashion “hand count”.

    It’s been really easy for me over the years electing multiple or 100s of names from stacks of ballots. The spread sheet system I use to record the “multiple tics”, takes one to three 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of paper. So it’s not only simple, but the costs are low, too.

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