Boston Tea Party: Palin a Member?

From an email sent to IPR by Darryl Perry, chair of the Boston Tea Party:

I was recently asked if Sarah Palin was a member of the BTP. This question arose from the fact that the former Alaska Governor has recently, one more than one occasion, quoted the BTP slogan, “party like it’s 1773!” Unlike other parties, BTP membership is confidential; I can neither confirm nor deny that Sarah Palin is a member of the BTP.

The BTP invites anyone to join the party, provided the individual agrees to the one sentence platform, “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.”

The Boston Tea Party was founded in 2006 with a one sentence platform. In October 2008, the party’s National Convention adopted the four point program of the Campaign for Liberty. Their program calls for an end to overseas occupation, a restoration of privacy and other liberties, no increase in the national debt, and a thorough review of the Federal Reserve. During the 2010 convention the Party adopted a new program to End the Wars of Aggression, End the Fed, End the War on Drugs, End the Abuses of Liberty, End the Immigration Fiasco.

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

Darryl W. Perry is an Activist, Author, Poet & Statesman. Darryl writes a weekly article for the Mountaineer Jeffersonian, a monthly article for The Sovereign and has appeared on various alternative media talking about his books, political career and goals. Darryl is the Chairman of the Boston Tea Party National Committee and Owner/Managing Editor of Free Patriot Press.

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11 thoughts on “Boston Tea Party: Palin a Member?

  1. Robert Milnes

    Darryl, this is a continuation of what we wrote on the May open thread. That seemed to grind to a halt, where I’d like to generate some comments. Especially if it relates to BTP.
    My presidential campaign contributions link now working. Via Donor Town Square. As I said, the idea is that I ask everyone who would support Ron Paul for 2012, to support my campaign or the LP or GP INSTEAD. Ron Paul is a republican. Any support to him from libertarians is a negative for the libertarian movement and a plus directly or indirectly for the GOP. 2008 proved The Libertarian Vote/Cato Institute exists. Ron Paul’s campaign proved he can get the Libertarian Vote but it is not enough to win even a single republican primary. 2008 also proved the anti-war/libertarian movement can fundraise at least $35 million. It is that $35 million that I’d like to see a do-over in 2012 -but having it contributed to a campaign that COULD win. An Independent with enough ballot access. Or one who got the LP and/or the GP nomination. e.g. MINE.
    Now, if I fail to get the LP or GP nomination, I propose the BTP nomination as fall back. Failing that, pure Independent like Nader 2008. In other words contributions would not be wasted on Paul nor wasted on me as I would eventually emerge with enough contributions for a viable campaign. Perhaps even getting in the debates like Perot did. & enough support to get on enough ballots and the finally enough votes to win.
    The same applies to voters who are considering supporting Obama. Support my campaign instead or the LP or GP. I estimate it is very possible to divert @$300 million from Obama’s expected 1 Billion with a B.
    $335 million is enough to be competitive against Obama the democrat AND whoever the republican is. Paul almost certainly has no chance to be the republican nominee.

  2. Robert Milnes

    BTW, I have stated that I actually voted for Palin in 2008. I did not support or endorse McCain/Palin. I voted in disgust with Barr/Root. I considered McKinney/Clemente. But mostly in protest to Progressives for Obama/Tom Hayden.
    BTP was not on my ballot.
    I stated this vote well after the election. Therefore I believe that I did not support McCain/Palin. But it is a powerful protest statement.

  3. NewFederalist

    How did you vote for Palin in 2008 without voting for McCain? They ran as a ticket. Plus you said you “voted in disgust with Barr/Root.” I am confused.

  4. Darryl W. Perry

    “How did you vote for Palin in 2008 without voting for McCain? They ran as a ticket. Plus you said you “voted in disgust with Barr/Root.” I am confused.”
    He may have simply written the name “Palin” in the block for a write-in vote… just a guess

  5. Tom Blanton

    Voting for McCain/Palin as a protest vote is consistent with the idea that a third party or independent candidate could divert $300 million from Obama’s donations.

    I considered voting for McKinney as a protest vote against the Barr/Root ticket and because of her position on the wars, but I chose to not vote at all because of personal reasons. I was busy goofing off at home.

    I am now running for un-president and am expecting to divert zero dollars from the campaigns of all other candidates. I expect to do no campaigning, resulting in zero votes. If my expectations are met, I will consider it a victory and will assume my new role as the un-president and begin doing nothing immediately.

  6. Robert Capozzi

    10 tb: I am now running for un-president…

    me: No worries, you’ve already attained that lofty goal! 😉

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