Darcy Richardson: A Little Respect for the Deceased…

From an article on BattlegroundBlog by Darcy G. Richardson on June 22, 2011

The tiny Prohibition Party, once a significant third party in American politics, nominated little-known Jack Fellure, a retired engineer and Baptist minister from West Virginia, for the nation’s highest office earlier today at its sparsely-attended national convention in Cullman, Alabama.

A newcomer to the dry party, Fellure was nominated on the second ballot, defeating longtime party activist James Hedges of Pennsylvania by a vote of 5-4.

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12 thoughts on “Darcy Richardson: A Little Respect for the Deceased…

  1. Kleptocracy and You

    Five to Four = Nine voting delegates !?

    Turn out the lights, the party is OVER !

    It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. Government should be repressive no further than is necessary to secure liberty by protecting the equal rights of each from aggression on the part of others, and the moment governmental prohibitions extend beyond this line they are in danger of defeating the very ends they are intended to serve. – Henry George

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. – C.S. Lewis

    Use a little wine for thou stomachs sake – Apostle Paul

    Drug use is a personal choice – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgeaq93W7kI&feature=player_embedded

    War on Drugs – Mark Grannis- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ditlqe0bMik

  2. NewFederalist

    One article I read said there were 25 delegates (which is still an extremely small number) but NINE delegates decide the nominee? Wow! Too bad for Hedges since he has been a party loyalist for over 40 years but other that not getting into the history books I guess there isn’t really much to complain about. I doubt they will have ballot status in more than half a dozen states.

  3. Richard Winger

    #4, modern methods of using high tech to help build a campaign organization and to get publicity for a campaign for public office. It was very good.

  4. Rev. Alberto Medvedev

    My children:

    By using PLAS–the prohibition libertarian alliance strategy–the Prohibition Party could WIN in 2012. They simply need to alter the ticket to include a progressive female celebrity. I suggest Angela Lansbury of “Murder She Wrote Fame.”

    -Xenu hold you in His heart,

    -Rev. Alberto Medvedev

  5. Jeremy C. Young

    I wish someone could ask the delegates why they chose Fellure over Hedges. Is he a better stump speaker? At least they kept Hedges in the party by making him executive secretary.

    Nine delegates may be a tiny margin, but at least it was a real election with real delegates — as opposed to the 2004 convention, at which all the delegates were members of Earl Dodge’s family.

  6. NewFederalist

    Rev. Medvedev/Catholic Trotskyist/Orthodox Stalinist… Angela Lansbury isn’t eligible. She was born a Brit and didn’t become one of the chosen until 1951. Bummer!

  7. Rev. Alberto Medvedev

    I am not Catholic Trotskyist, Orthodox Stalinist, or Mormon Menshevik.

  8. Lone Starr

    I have a dream sometimes of running for office on a third party ticket solely to do so, and I think of the Prohibition label simply because it might get a notice or two that the Libertarian or Green byline would not. A deeply conservative, religious platform is one thing, but criminalizing homosexuality? Not something I could ever associate myself with.

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