LP Candidate Hopeful Derrick Michael Reid’s Speech at the Dakotas’ Convention

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Derrick Michael Reid is one of the candidates hoping to be the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate in 2016. He attended the convention for the South Dakota and North Dakota Libertarian Parties over this past weekend. He says on his website:

I had a great time at the ND SD states convention. The Libertarian Party group are wonderful folks. Roland Riemers was gracious. Robert N Marquette just blew me away. Robert has a profound understanding of the monetary problems facing the US.
I rise up and stand in support Robert N Marquette for US Senator from the great state of North Dakota.

Here is a page with some photos of the event. There also is a 16 minute video of what Mr. Reid calls “his first public speech”.

Reid’s speech 11-07-2015

60 thoughts on “LP Candidate Hopeful Derrick Michael Reid’s Speech at the Dakotas’ Convention

  1. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    He did come to our regional meeting in Pasadena last night. I don’t believe he mentioned any time in the service, although I was busy passing out birthday cake and didn’t hear everything he said.

  2. NewFederalist

    “Major general in what service? Needs more sideburns!” – ATBAFT

    I believe he was in the 7th Cavalry. He told Custer to go ahead and he would be right behind him!

  3. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Oh, I do recall last night that Derrick said he is an expert on the civil war, and then proceeded to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s legacy with a long-time Pasadena Libertarian.

  4. Stewart Flood

    He was repeatedly spamming our state party’s FB page with his speech, so our webmaster banned him.

    His website says he’s a green and a libertarian, which I really can’t understand.

  5. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    We got a couple pictures, which are on my FB region page, but no video.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/liberartianca63/

    He’s quite an unusual man. His visit was less than ideal. He chose to spend the first 5 of his 15 minutes or so of speaking giving us his personal views about gay marriage. It was not received well, to put it mildly.

    🙂

  6. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    George, Reid’s views were in line with what you might expect from the religious right. Not only that, but he didn’t give us that info in a good way. He told us the only reason we had gay marriage was the Democratic agenda, or something, and he referred to “the gays” as if they were some different species. He claimed to be a Christian, but he must read a different Bible than I do.

    My group erupted, and he actually said he’d had the same reaction at the previous Libertarian group he’d spoken to. I’m baffled why he would spend so much time talking about something he knew would make us angry. Anyway, a few of my kinder souls did try to explain to him why we were so upset, so maybe he learned something.

    I’ll mention that he also seems to have very little understanding of anarchy and how it might fit in with the Libertarian Party.

    He really is a nice man, and I appreciated his visit. Perhaps he’ll work on his presentation a bit.

  7. Andy

    Jill, does he think that gay marriage should be illegal? A person could be personally opposed to gay marriage, but still think that the government should not outlaw it, which would still fall in line with libertarian principles.

  8. paulie

    Why are his personal opinions relevant as a political candidate unless he wants to make them the basis of government policy?

  9. georgephillies

    Why are his personal opinions of interest
    (1) Those are the opinions that will represent our party.
    (2) Those are the opinions that will guide his campaign.

  10. paulie

    For example, I personally hate cigarette smoke and am allergic to it. It gives me asthma attacks and makes me sick to my stomach. However, I don’t believe government should ban smoking or force businesses to ban smoking. If I was running for office and given a chance to introduce myself to an audience I might mention both of these facts briefly. However if I got up there and spent a big chunk of my time talking about how much I hate cigarette smoke, and never mentioned that it is none of the government’s business, why would anyone come away with anything other than the idea that I want a government ban?

  11. paulie

    Why are his personal opinions of interest
    (1) Those are the opinions that will represent our party.
    (2) Those are the opinions that will guide his campaign.

    Only if he advocates making them the basis of government policy. Otherwise they are about as relevant as his favorite color or his tastes in music.

  12. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    He told us several times that he wasn’t interested in social engineering, so I’m not quite sure why he talked about this. I do not believe he thinks same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

    I sent him a link to the article, so he’ll probably check in here. Perhaps he can explain himself. I was passing out birthday cake, so I didn’t hear the whole talk.

    I DID hear him tell the physician sitting next to him that he didn’t think gay people were physically able to reproduce, even after I explained than many people who were gay married and had families before realizing they couldn’t live a straight life.

  13. georgephillies

    “he didn’t think gay people were physically able to reproduce” Artificial intervention. Surrogate mothers. trukey basters. In vitro fertilization. Polyamory. What prior generations would not have viewed as adultery (cf. “Hemingway”, “unfortunate war wound”).

  14. Jed Ziggler

    If his opposition to gay people is personal and not political, why would he talk about it for 15 minutes in a political speech at a political convention? Sounds like an APL to me.

  15. paulie

    If [his] opposition to gay people is personal and not political, why would he talk about ot for 15 minutes in a political speech at a political convention?

    Exactly.

    Sounds like an APL to me.

    APL?

  16. paulie

    Ah. I tried wikipedia abbreviation disambiguation, google and urbandictionary, but none proved helpful. Although Urbandictionary was educational; I had not known that Nicole Scherzinger is Asian, as far as I can remember.

  17. Jed Ziggler

    Invictus is a different bird. A lot if questions have been raised about his involvement with Stone, I’m curious if he’s one of the “stealth candidates” of the American Freedom Party or the American Nazi Party.

  18. Wang Tang-Fu

    That’s an interesting post from Mr. Invictus. Is my translation program correct in interpreting this statement to mean that the next time Mr. Petersen comes to Florida Mr. Invictus would like to have a go at him? And would Mr. Reid disapprove, or would that only be if they were to get married?

  19. Andy

    “Jed Ziggler

    November 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Invictus is a different bird. A lot if questions have been raised about his involvement with Stone, I’m curious if he’s one of the “stealth candidates” of the American Freedom Party or the American Nazi Party.”

    I’m curious if he’s a stealth candidate of the CIA or FBI.

  20. Andy

    “Jill Pyeatt Post author

    November 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, I do recall last night that Derrick said he is an expert on the civil war, and then proceeded to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s legacy with a long-time Pasadena Libertarian.”

    I know a certain Libertarian petition circulator from Virginia that I’m sure that he could have some very interesting discussions with on Civil War history.

  21. Chuck Moulton

    Andy wrote:

    I know a certain Libertarian petition circulator from Virginia that I’m sure that he could have some very interesting discussions with on Civil War history.

    The General outranks Derrick Michael Reid.

  22. Thane Eichenauer

    Andy comments “I’m curious if he’s a stealth candidate of the CIA or FBI.” (Augustus Sol Invictus)

    Is speculation likely to cause information to spontaneously be disclosed? Given the awful history of federal government agencies it certainly can’t be disclaimed as possible but there are plenty of people who _could_ be under the control or influence of the feds.

    Augustus Invictus may or may not receive support from Roger Stone. I don’t have the same level of concern that Thomas L. Knapp has with that possibility. I would prefer to examine his actions and words and not invest excessive amounts of worry and fear about who _could_ be helping him. I see a large overlap between many peoples discomfort with Augustus Invictus and many peoples discomfort with Donald Trump. I think it is because both are amazingly talented persuaders. I understand that some choose to believe that his choice of symbols is indicative of hidden beliefs.

    “Augustus Invictus Speaks at Stetson University”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Fm27QDrkw

  23. paulie

    Augustus Invictus may or may not receive support from Roger Stone. I don’t have the same level of concern that Thomas L. Knapp has with that possibility.

    Why not?

    I would prefer to examine his actions and words and not invest excessive amounts of worry and fear about who _could_ be helping him.

    To each their own, although his own words and actions certainly condemn him as well.

    I see a large overlap between many peoples discomfort with Augustus Invictus and many peoples discomfort with Donald Trump. I think it is because both are amazingly talented persuaders.

    You forgot to mention dangerous demagogues with more than a tinge of fascism.

    I understand that some choose to believe that his choice of symbols is indicative of hidden beliefs.

    I don’t think they are all that hidden, not that the symbols are by any long shot the only things that point in that direction.

  24. Thane Eichenauer

    Paulie > Why not?

    I believe that when it comes to Augustus Sol Invictus that he is fully capable of using campaign support, financial or otherwise, to his own ends. I have been keeping my eye on Roger Stone and here and there reading articles on him. I don’t have a driving interest at this moment to spend hours reading articles or books on him or by him. I do keep a special eye open for Knapp comments on Stone as his skill at shenanigans appears to be especially high.

  25. Derrick Michael Reid

    Uniform: Shock Joke service mark for attention, honors WT Sherman, March to the Sea (White House) freeing his countrymen from bondage (as tax mules, perpetual debtors, and state dependents).

    The gay issue is very difficult to address, not because of predisposed Constitutional Solutions, or Intellectual Examination, but for pandered mind sets and prejudices acting up, for political power, the same old same old. Right of Privacy, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Contract are all in play and provides necessary protections for private conduct. However, intolerance and disrespect fuel by pandered hysteria breeds bashing, and social strife, contrary to the intended purpose of the Constitution. If “marriage” is not even in the Constitution, why are presidential candidates even addressing it. Think it through.

  26. Derrick Michael Reid

    I believe I could do allot for the gays, a term I have used for 40 years, but for some reason, it is now a derogatory term, apparently. Now its LGBT or something like that. I suppose its the same for Indians, that are now Native Americans. The new terms have too many syllables! lol

    But I question the political agenda of the gay baiters, or the race baiters, religion baiters, war baiters, etc, that is, all of the baiting panderers. As a corollary to immigration, DEMs seeks open borders and sanctuary cities, the REPs want no amnesty and back of the line positioning. And so, you ask the DEMs how do you fix immigration with an open border, or, you ask the REPs how do they get to the back of the line when already here. The answer is that both pandering political machines, the DEMs and REPs, have no vested interest in solving immigration as that would diffuse the issue and render the Latino vote and Nationalist vote, being polarized respective voting blocks, neutral and immobilized, destroying their respective pandering abilities to rally votes as bases necessary to sustain their respective political power, for in the end, its mostly about cementing political power, with the gays, feminists, minorities, believers, servicemen and monetarists, as well as the whole country, being damned, and these voting blocks, as pandered and mobilized, are mere mice, with which the two cats play, on opposing sides of a volley ball net, in the political pandering game, that is corrupt Modern American Electioneering.

  27. Matt Cholko

    I’ve never met anyone that identified as D or R that advocated for open borders. And, only about half of the Ls I’ve met seem to advocate such.

  28. paulie

    Yep, the claim that Democrats (at least the ones in power) are for open borders is laughable. I wish they were, but they aren’t even close.

  29. Derrick Michael Reid

    Pandered voting mice are usually very easy to identify, sharing key and unmistakable characteristics, stemming from being battered habitual by pandering cats of the two pandering political machines which seek substantially to excite and rally the bases, for cementing their own political power. Pandered mice: 1) usually start off by screeching something about denial of the their God given rights, 2) have curt answers and shallow explanations for everything according to their perspective and biases, yet solve nothing, 3) typically are intransigent, ridged in their thinking, and fixed in their positions, 4) are not receptive to civil discussion or counter arguments, 5) become hysterical in their reactions to assertions inconsistent with their vision of the world, 6) seek to cut off free speech and thought of others not towing the corporate line and even resort to banning free speech as perceived trolling for remaining pure in their uncontaminated worlds devoid of opposing views, 7) vote in blocks as a rodent heard as the pandering cats intend to coral the voting block, and 8) seek to change law contrary to the US Constitution so as to promote social strife, ranker and discourse.

  30. Jeremy

    I actually know a couple of very progressive Democrats who advocate for open borders. I was shocked, because to advocate for open boarders you basically have to oppose unions, which most progressives don’t.

  31. paulie

    Sure, a few Democrats support open borders, but the leadership of the party – the ones that actually get any meaningful say in policy – sure don’t.

  32. Thane Eichenauer

    Paulie comments: “You think Invictus is a more brilliant strategist than Stone and could double cross Stone successfully? OK.”

    I wouldn’t make such a claim because should Roger Stone fund Augustus Sol Invictus onto the Florida ballot then Stone’s purpose would be largely if not entirely accomplished from what I gather from the comments of some of the most passionate Invictus critics. Some folks here seem to think that Invictus and his past actions and words are already enough to have furthered what they believe is the aim of Roger Stone (to undermine and or destroy the Libertarian Party).
    I simply think that (again if it is true) that Roger Stone has expressed his desire to ensure that Augustus Invictus is placed on the ballot that what Mr. Invictus accomplishes after that point is up to him. I believe that Invictus is fully capable of disappointing a whole lot of people that think that he is some awful political bogeyman.

    On a not entirely unrelated note if one were to listen to the first 5 minutes of the Augustus Invictus for United States Senate titled “Augustus Invictus Speaks at Stetson University” you might find that he sounds a LOT like an anti-Bernie Sanders which by my measure is really, really awesome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Fm27QDrkw

  33. paulie

    should Roger Stone fund Augustus Sol Invictus onto the Florida ballot then Stone’s purpose would be largely if not entirely accomplished from what I gather from the comments of some of the most passionate Invictus critics

    That depends on what his purpose is. If it’s to embarrass the LP you would be correct. If it’s to set up a foil for himself to make himself look palatable by comparison, not so much. There could be some other angle I haven’t thought of.

    Some folks here seem to think that Invictus and his past actions and words are already enough to have furthered what they believe is the aim of Roger Stone (to undermine and or destroy the Libertarian Party).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFRk0FfaQi0

    I believe that Invictus is fully capable of disappointing a whole lot of people that think that he is some awful political bogeyman.

    Capable? Yes. Willing? Far less clear.

  34. Thane Eichenauer

    Invictus at the 25 minute mark: “Do not call the cops for a burglar. Shoot him.”

    P.S. At this rate it looks like yet another talk where he does NOT talk about eugenics.

  35. paulie

    Doesn’t matter to me. It was brought up on this thread so it is not entirely off topic. But if you prefer to revive old threads have at it. Honestly, I’m a bit bored with the Invictus brewhaha at the moment, but that may change again.

  36. Thane Eichenauer

    Re: “Bachman Turner Overdrive – You ain’t seen nothing yet 1974”
    I continue to find your musical references to be instructive at worst and inspiring at best. Please keep them coming.

  37. Derrick Michael Reid

    Mark Herd is a CA Libertarian. I met him in MA at the debate.
    He has allot of energy, and exudes excitement and passion.
    He has a Rainbow Heart with a liberty LP logo superimposed.
    One of his headline banner is “Social Tolerance”
    Social tolerance must be at least one respecting at least another.

    Is “Social Tolerance” a one-way or two-way street?
    Or
    Is “Social Tolerance”, my way or the high way?

    Any help?

  38. Derrick Michael Reid

    I was tweeting a couple months back, and the gay issue came up.
    I jumped in, of course, always wanting to engage discussions.
    I received the most vile tweet from a gay, shocking in nature.
    Apparently, this gay could care less about obtaining tolerance and respect.
    Taken back, I asked myself where does that come from?
    Then I received a tweet from a gay, who said “I just want to be treated like a human being”.
    My heart went out to this fellow, as he seem to live with a sense of overwhelming rejection.
    Apparently, he wants tolerance and respect.

    And so, there is apparently a dichotomy, in desires and methods employed.
    It took awhile for this Christian Social Conservative to understand the dynamics, in full flower.

    If gays seek tolerance and respect, generally, I can help them allot in obtaining just that.
    I suppose its that Christian brotherly love surfacing, and hoping it done get chewed up.

  39. Derrick Michael Reid

    He was repeatedly spamming our state party’s FB page with his speech, so our webmaster banned him.

    1 in 50, as you wish. Others found it interesting.
    =======

    His website says he’s a green and a libertarian, which I really can’t understand.

    No worries, I am very use to folks who can’t understand. Perhaps this will help.

    LIBEREENS: A coalition of voters and supporters, including but not limited to Libertarians, Greens, Teas, Monetarists, Riflemen, Constitutionalists, Occupiers, Latinos, Democrats, Republicans, Blacks, Whites, Browns, Yellows, Reds, Workers, Unionizers, Entrepreneurs, LGBTs, States Righters, Capitalists, Federalists, Businessmen, Educators, Parents, Believers, Legalizers, Seniors, believing in Americana, Constitution, Republic, Honest Money, Honest Markets, Liberty, Freedom, Peace and Prosperity,
    thus excluding national-socialists and communists, totalitarians, bankster-government fascists, bigots, racists, and panderers.

    Libereens United

    Libertarians awake! The people need freedom and liberation! Greens awake! The national natural resources need conservation!
    Tea Partiers awake! The income taxes and filings need to be abolished! Riflemen awake! The country needs defending from totalitarianism! Constitutionalists awake! The US Constitution needs real defending! Democrats awake! The country needs compassion in the many States! Republicans awake! The country needs a responsible republic restored! Occupiers awake! The FED needs nationalization with honest markets! Monetarists awake! The economy needs real money in circulation! Unite America! Damn the Totalitarians, Full Liberty Ahead! LGBT unite for tolerance and respect! Blacks unite for jobs and opportunity! Seniors unite for leaving our children a debt free America! Americans unite for Constitution, Republic, Peace, Prosperity, Liberty and Freedom!

    http://www.totalitariandemocracy.com/solutions/grand-slam-sweep

  40. Derrick Michael Reid

    Of the 50 Libertarian State FBs

    Connecticut, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia do not allow Visitor Posts, only comments to time line posts.

    Alaska and Massachusetts screen visitor posts.

    Problem with facebook is that visitor posts block URLs. So, the solution, is to post a visitor post with only text, and then follow the visitor post with a comment that can contain URLs, so that, only one visitor post appears, but with desired URLs. It took me awhile to figure it out, so as to limit to just one post, SC was a learning experience. Sorry for all that “spamming”. If you wish to unblock me in SC, I will make only one post, now that I have figured it out.

    How did the SC convention go?
    PULSE invited me to Spartanburg on 12/17 for a debate.
    If a SC Libertarian contingent would attend, I may go, to rally the South Carolinians.

  41. georgephillies

    The Massachusetts state party does not have a facebook group. We do have several facebook pages. The Massachusetts Libertarian Facebook Group, to which I do not belong, was disassociated from the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts following a discussion on moderation or lack thereof.

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