Prohibition Party convention speakers: George Wallace Jr., Richard Winger, Steve Gordon, Eunie Smith, Joe Godfrey

H/T Don Lake in IPR comments:

2011 Prohibition Party Convention

Monday, June 20 through Wednesday June 22, 2011 – Cullman, Alabama


George Wallace, Jr.
Richard Winger
Steve Gordon
Eunie Smith
Joe Godfrey

Holiday Inn Express
2052 Hayes Drive NW
Cullman, AL 35058
(256) 736-1906

*Be sure to tell the reservation clerk you are with the
Prohibition Convention.*

Additional details to follow soon.

Contact Bill Bledsoe for questions regarding the upcoming convention at

Per wikipedia, George Wallace Jr. is the son of “a noted segregationist who ran for President four different times. His mother succeed her husband’s first term as Governor and served as a surrogate for him until her death from cancer in 1968.” He has served as Alabama State Treasurer and Public Service Commissioner, and has run for several other offices such as Lieutenant Governor and US Congress. Other conventions he has appeared at include the Council of Conservative Citizens (formerly known as the White Citizens Council) in 2005, 1999 and 1998. He has also appeared as a guest on The Political Cesspool, a white nationalist radio talk show that is affiliated with the Tennessee chapter of the CofCC.

Richard Winger is the publisher and editor of Ballot Access News. According to wikipedia, he sits on the editorial board of the Election Law Journal and has been accepted as an expert on election law in federal courts in nine states, including California. He publishes analysis, statistics and legal information and supports more equitable laws allowing access to the ballot for minor parties. Though not a lawyer, Winger testifies in court cases and legislative hearings and is a source for media and political organizers. He has been published in Journal of Election Law, the Fordham Urban Law Review, and other publications. Winger is a member of the Libertarian Party. He ran for Secretary of State of California in 1986 and is a co-founder of the Coalition on Free and Open Elections.

Steve Gordon is currently the chair of the Alabama Republican Liberty Caucus and formerly the chair of the Libertarian Party of Alabama. He has also worked at the Libertarian Party national headquarters as communications director and political director, and has worked on numerous political campaigns, including Bob Barr, Michael Badnarik, Aaron Russo, Ron Paul, Harry Browne and Ollie North. He is the owner of Forward Focus media, and has written for numerous websites including Hammer of Truth, Third Party Watch, The Next Right, The Liberty Papers, and others. He is the former chair of the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance.

Eunie Smith is the Alabama Eagle Forum President.

I have not yet found information on Joe Godfrey.

Prohibition Party on wikipedia

Prohibition Party website

29 thoughts on “Prohibition Party convention speakers: George Wallace Jr., Richard Winger, Steve Gordon, Eunie Smith, Joe Godfrey

  1. paulie Post author

    Steve no longer has any positions in the LP, and I would not say he is entirely a rightist. He has worked on quite a few projects that highlighted the left side of libertarianism over the years.

  2. paulie Post author

    Like working to get libertarian speakers at a peace rally, speaking out against Republican infiltration in the early stages of the Tea Parties on nationally viewed progressive TV, working to get media coverage of Steve Kubby when he was almost killed by being denied his medicine in jail, and helping a Guatemalan immigrant woman keep her child in Alabama, among other things.

  3. paulie Post author

    Within the past year, he has helped bring attention to poor families being stripped of their property through abuse of “blighting” laws, without even the inadequate compensation that people get with eminent domain.

  4. Robert Milnes

    There is an anti-war element in counterrevolution.
    Something along the lines of America first.
    To hell with the U.N., treaties. etc.
    Which is counterrevolutionary.
    Internationalism is revolutionary.

  5. Erectile Dysfunction

    RM @ 13:

    How does non-intervention get equated to nationalism? Do I misunderstand?

  6. Rock Bottom?

    Stephen Gordon…at a Prohibitionist convention? LOLOLOLOL That has to be the most ironic thing I have read yet this year.

  7. paulie Post author

    @16 His wife’s office is in Cullman, where they are having the convention, IIRC. And he lives maybe about 30-45 minutes away.

    If I’m in Alabama at the time, I may go myself.

    Richard Winger will be there too, and I trust he is no prohibitionist himself either.

    Going to a political meeting does not mean you agree with its organizers.

  8. Gene Berkman

    Hopefully the libertarian speakers will point out that the biggest threat to the liquor industry is legalizing marijuana. Marijuana is safer than alcohol and less likely to lead to violence etc.

  9. Down and Out in Dixie

    I’m pretty sure the Prohibition Party is dead set against repealing prohibition of any currently prohibited substance.

  10. Red Phillips

    I know I am probably wasting my breath, but Robert, Ron Paul is not a nationalist. Nationalists don’t support the right of secession or say bad things about Lincoln.

  11. Bryan



    12 paulie // Jan 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Orange…and so is Boehner…what is his skin tone anyway???

  12. Peter Gemma

    With that line up of speakers, I’m gonna fill my flask and attend … maybe have a cigar with Steve while I’m there.

  13. Richard Winger

    During the period 1890 to 1960, the Prohibition Party did great work, lobbying state legislatures to ease ballot access. The Prohibition Party was the only minor party of that time that was good at that. The Socialist Party and the Communist Party were not good at it. History has not recognized the role the Prohibition Party played in helping keep elections free.

  14. Steve

    It makes sense that they would want a ballot access expert to talk, Gordon is a little confusing. Maybe they’re staging a debate between a libertarian and a prohibitionist? And that’s not to say I fault anyone for attending, it would be quite interesting to observe if nothing else.

  15. NewFederalist

    The Prohibition Party is the only other U.S. political party which shares the honor of having the great political cartoonist Thomas Nast create their political symbol. Isn’t that reason enough to attend?

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