Derrick Michael Reid: Proposed LP Platform, Presidential Pledge, Comprehensive Solution Set



I received the following correspondence from Derrick Michael Reid

National Libertarian Party
January 31st 2016
Libertarian Party State Chairs
(Please kindly distribute as desired to your Libertarian Party Members)

In Re: Proposed Libertarian Platform for 2016 Election Cycle.

I, Derrick Michael Reid, a Libertarian Party candidate for the Presidential nomination, hereby petition the Libertarian Party to adopt the herein below attached PROPOSED LIBERTARIAN PARTY PLATFORM.


When Attorney General Holter indicated that the major banks were To Big To Fail (TBTF) and To Big to Jail (TBTJ), I realized the country was doomed into social chaos and economic ruination. I had to get off the bench from retirement as house husband, and save the nation, having the intellectual capacity and skills to do so. Irrespective of political party and political orientation, I analyzed the social-economic complex of the country, determined the national systemic problems, the causes of those problems, and devised a comprehensive solution set, and then devised a political strategy to sweep the nation in the November 2016 election for US President. Having core Liberty values, having switched political party affiliation many years ago, I registered before the Libertarian National Party and registered as a US Presidential candidate before the FEC to run for US President. Currently, I am traveling to LP state conventions delivering speeches and engaged in LP debates seeking the LP nomination.

I am the only presidential candidate standing, of any political party, who can actually solve the national systemic problems, and, the only Libertarian Party presidential candidate who can win the White House, sweeping the nation in so doing, planting the Libertarian Party banner on the White House, thereby advancing the Libertarian Party to a competitive national political party, and saving the country from social chaos and economic ruination. When nominated, the Libertarian Party will sweep the 2016 presidential election.

The proposed platform and pledge are simple for the electorate to understand and generally appeal to nearly all Americans. The logic is indisputable. The path is clear. The purpose is noble. The delegates at the national convention will have an awesome responsibility not only to the Libertarian Party but to the Nation as a whole, choosing to either field a candidate who can not win the general election, thereby squandering an opportunity to win the White House, who can not significantly grow the Libertarian Party, and who can not save the nation from social chaos and economic ruination. Factors have aligned rendering 2016 the year that the Libertarian Party can rise up and takes its rightful position as a necessary choice between Liberal values, Conservative values and Liberty values. I am the only Libertarian Presidential candidate who can expose the Democrat and Republican farcical pandering and ineffective plans, to actually defeat both of them and win the White House for the Libertarian Party, and thereby save the nation from social chaos and economic ruination.

The Libertarian Party national convention is all important to national salvation, with the nation at a critical juncture. Not in 100 years have so few freedom lovers of the Libertarian Party national convention had an opportunity to advance minimum government and maximum freedom. History will record how the delegates vote at the Libertarian Party national convention, and they will be remembered in spite of themselves, for in this election year, an opportunity is hereby presented to them to fix DC, and save the nation from chaos and economic ruination, while advancing liberties and freedoms. Duty to God and Country has moved me to run for president, now politically positioned on all fours, for advancing liberties and freedoms, with a suitable platform, pledge and solution set. I present the Libertarian Party the White House, on a silver platter.

Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom,

Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
Engineer, Patent Lawyer, Military Scientist,
Market Analyst, and Geopolitical Analyst.
PO Box 1584, Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Contact Email:
Skype Account Name: derrickmichaelreid



As Libertarians, we seek a nation of maximum liberty and freedom from minimum government; a nation in which all individuals have maximized liberties and freedoms to conduct their own lives as individually desired.

We believe that respect for individual rights, personal liberties, and personal freedoms are essential for a tolerant, civil, peaceful, and prosperous nation, and, that only through maximum liberties of rights protected by government and maximum freedoms of conduct permitted by government, can constitutional domestic tranquility and prosperity be fully realized and enjoyed by all citizens.

Consequently, we promote individual rights to engage in activity that is peaceful, tolerant, and respectful to others. We seek a nation where individuals are at liberty with freedoms to conduct themselves in their own ways, free from oppressive restrictions by and unreasonable interference from government upon individual peaceful, tolerant, and respectful conduct.

We Libertarians oppose oppressive and unreasonable government controls, laws, mandates and regulations that diminish individual liberties and freedoms. We believe that all individuals have the right to exercise their liberties and freedoms as they choose free from oppressive and unreasonable controls, laws, mandates, and regulations by Government. We Libertarians promote minimum government, maximum freedom, economic prosperity, and global peace.

WHEREFORE, NOW COMES, the Libertarian Party seeking to: restore and maximize individual liberties and freedoms from government; restore the Constitution, the Republic and The Rule of Law; restore and maximize economic prosperity; and promote global peace, by adopting the following platform articles of MINIMUM GOVERNMENT, MAXIMUM FREEDOM, ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, and GLOBAL PEACE, each of which articles having a plurality of clauses for perfecting the same.

Article 1, MINIMUM GOVERNMENT. We Libertarians oppose:

1a) federal totalitarianism and concentrated political power;
1b) invasions of privacy and natural rights by government;
1c) unreasonable restrictions on individual conduct;
1d) oppressive and unnecessary government functions;
1e) judicial fiat concentrating federal totalitarianism;
1f) oligarchical monetary fascist corruption of government;
1g) an unlimited totalitarian socialistic federal government;
1h) federal government by mandates and executive orders;
1i) an opaque government with limited transparency;
1j) federal concentrated socialism and moral hazards thereof;
1k) a multitude of federal and state taxes and takings;
1l) oppressive and intrusive federal and state taxation regimes;
1m) federal and state insolvency and unlimited federal debt;
1n) habitual and systemic deficit federal and state spending; and
1o) harboring second class residents and undocumented aliens.

Article 2, MAXIMUM FREEDOM. We Libertarians support:

2a) maximum liberties and freedoms from Government;
2b) constitutional protected personal liberties;
2c) constitutional federal equal protections;
2d) constitutional natural rights and freedoms;
2e) tolerance and respect between all citizens;
2f) freedom of association and contract;
2g) freedom of speech and thought and creed;
2h) rights of privacy and to private property;
2i) private communications confidentiality;
2j) the right to bare arms and self defense;
2k) medical rights of privacy and confidentiality;
2l) domestic tranquility and social harmony;
2m) individual responsibility and work ethics;
2n) a limited federal government protecting liberties;
2o) a republic of states having reserved powers;
2p) a republic of sovereign states of states rights;
2q) the U.S.A. Constitution as written and amended;
2r) civil and honest electioneering and campaigning;
2s) fair ballet access by all political parties;
2t) eliminating systemic racism;
2u) eliminating systemic sexism; and
2v) depopulating prisons with offered rehabilitation;

Article 3, ECONOMIC PROSPERITY. We Libertarians support:

3a) minimal state social safety nets for the disadvantaged;
3b) capitalism and price-discovery goods and services;
3c) honest and fair price-discovery commercial markets;
3d) real honest money in circulation, free from debasement;
3e) balanced and fair international trade and commerce;
3f) maximized labor participation rates and full employment;
3g) competitive international money transfer systems;
3h) competitive international and domestic commerce and trade;
3i) an economically dominant middle class and robust economy;
3j) a wealth creation manufacturing base and rights to work;
3k) dominate private sector economy and commercial activity;
3l) simplified and minimal federal and state taxation;
3m) American culture of liberty, democracy, and capitalism;
3n) lawful immigration with paths to citizenship;
3o) lawful immigrant assimilation into domestic culture;
3p) green peace, conservation and biological reserves;
3q) free market education and state managed education;
3r) a sound national infrastructure for the common good; and
3s) cost-effective low-cost state medical clinics.

Article 4, GLOBAL PEACE. We Libertarians oppose:

4a) unnecessary global military interventions and wars;
4b) presidential unilateral military interventions and wars;
4c) unlimited and unnecessary military expenditures;
4d) military interventions unnecessary to national defense;
4e) unnecessary military confrontations, wars, and destruction;
4f) military domination of the world by the U.S.A. armed forces;
4g) oligarchical undue influence over federal foreign policy;
4h) ignoble foreign policy driven by fascist commercial greed; and
4i) international and domestic terrorism and military aggression;




This proposed platform appeals to the vast majority of democrats, excepting the far left totalitarian socialists, and appeals to the vast majority of republicans, excepting the far right war mongers, while generally appealing to all Americans and their innate belief in Liberty, Freedom, Democracy, Capitalism, Constitution, Republic, Prosperity and Peace.

The proposed platform intentionally avoids enumerating with specificity divisive issues. Individual libertarian candidates can of course have specific views for rallying specific sympathetic constituents for purposes of electioneering and campaigning.

This proposed platform enables the Libertarian Party to become, after 50 years of being a curiosity and a side show, a big tent party, having therein both passionate and moderate libertarian views, and thus, sets up the Libertarian Party to become a competitive national party, with an innate ability to sweep the nation in national elections, providing the American electorate with an enhanced choice in the voting booth between liberalism of liberal values, conservatism of conservative values, and libertarianism of liberty values.

The PRESIDENTIAL PLEDGE is consistent with the proposed Libertarian Party Platform that encompasses the Libertarian Party liberty values, yet has BROAD POLITICAL APPEAL to nearly all political groups, for implementing a COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION SET, for solving SYSTEMIC NATIONAL PROBLEMS.


P01) National Insolvency 20T$ Debt
P02) Fiscal T$/yr Deficits
P03) Opaque Administration
P04) Decimated Middle Class
P05) Shrinking Economy
P06) Decimated Manufacturing Base
P07) Uncontrolled Immigration
P08) 50m enslaved on food welfare
P09) 100m unemployed enslaved on assistance
P10) Extremely Low Labor Participation
P11) 50B$/mo Trade Deficits suppressing wages
P12) Counterfeit Federal Reserve System Notes
P13) FED-Congress-Banks/Corps Systemic Corruption
P14) Infrastructure Deterioration
P15) Systemic Racism
P16) Federal Welfare Socialism
P17) Pandering Electioneering
P18) Currency Debasement
P19) FED Targeted Inflation Theft
P20) FED rigging of Bond Market
P21) FOMC rigging of Stock Market
P22) ESF rigging of Currency Market
P23) Unwarranted CIA Web Trolling
P24) Unwarranted FBI Cam Surveillance
P25) Unwarranted NSA Phone Tapping
P26) Unwarranted DHS Marshal Law Force
P27) Federal Totalitarianism
P28) Gov-Banks-Corps Fascism
P29) Taxation of Wages and Income
P30) Wealth Transfer Private to Government
P31) Wealth Transfer 99% to 1%
P32) Toxic Dumping
P33) Intolerance and Disrespect
P34) Ignoble Foreign Policy
P35) Judicial Fiat
P36) Totalitarian Tax Oppression
P37) Socialistic Moral Hazards
P38) Totalitarian New World Order
P39) Income Inequality
P40) Home unaffordability
P41) Monetary Inflation
P42) Price Inflation
P43) Stagnant Wages
P44) Stagnant Productivity
P45) Low Monetary Velocity
P46) Social Chaos and Anger
P47) Deforestation
P48) Nuclear Waste Disposal
P49) Specie Extinction
P50) IRS Bank Monitoring
P51) Geoengineering
P52) Unlimited Congressional Terms
P53) Deteriorating Republic States Rights
P54) Unconstitutional Executive Powers
P55) Financial Asymmetric Warfare
P55) Unconstitutional Congressional Acts
P56) Unconstitutional Bank Note Currency
P57) Depositor Bank Bail INs
P58) FED QE ZIRP and Bankster Bail OUTs
P59) FED Financed Stock Buy Backs
P60) FED Financed Bankster Reserves
P61) Regime Change Foreign Policy
P62) Banking Transnationals Government Control
P63) Global Petro-Dollar Hegemony
P64) Monopolistic Monetary Transfers
P65) Debt Based Currency
P66) Government Unfunded Liabilities
P67) Over Leveraged Private Debt
P68) High Medical Costs
P69) Travel limiting Toll Roads
P70) Unwarranted License Suspensions
P71) Excessive Payroll Takings
P72) Systemic Sexism
P73) Corporate Welfare & Bank Bail INs
P74) Imminent Economic Collapse
P75) Increasing Social Strife
Eve of Destruction


S01) Nationalizing the Federal Reserve System (FED), preserving its market mechanics, as the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB), under the Department of the Treasury, with congressional oversight, yet, ending systemic fascist corruption between government and banks, ending 100 years of currency debasement, ending wealth transfers from private sector to Government sector, ending wealth transfers from 99% of Americans to top 1% money elites, reducing income inequality through wealth transfers to the top 1%, ending Bond market manipulations, ending currency manipulations, ending stock market manipulations, ending targeting inflation theft of purchasing power, restoring Capitalism, restoring honest price-discovery commercial markets, for restoring domestic economic activity, for preventing enslavement of the people, and for increasing wages and economic vitality.

S02) Eliminating the use of debt-base note currency as the medium of exchange, by reinstating constitution real honest money in circulation, free from currency debasement theft and wealth transfers, including the acquisition of necessary bullion stocks, and the use of universal minting for state and federal consistent national use and standards, the design of mint production lines necessary for such minting use has been complete, with the consistent use of FRB certificates for ease of wide spread circulation handling, and for compact storage in FRB regional district depositories.

S03) Eliminating the national debt by phasing out debt-based fiat currency while reinstating constitutional real honest money in circulation.

S04) Reducing the US military footprint about the globe, by friendly peaceful relations with Russia, China, and EU, for international dispute resolution reducing global wars, civilian destruction and unnecessary military intervention, while maintaining a strong and robust nation defense.

S05) Eliminating all taxes except one national sales-revenue percentage tax and one state property tax, for simplicity in taxation, for providing voters with easy understandable choices between increase or decreases taxes and government services for close loop voter direct control of taxation and service levels, with the federal income tax phased out over a short term period for remedial purposes of gross income inequality over the last 100 years, so as to spur growth back into the decimated middle class and small business, this simplified tax system freeing Americans from oppressive tax regimes while significantly furthering green peace by effectively replacing income taxation with consumption taxation.

S06) Downsizing the IRS to only a core function of monitoring large businesses and their respective sales-revenues, freeing Americans from oppressive taxation, intrusions into privacy, threats of imprisonments, tax filings, and the use of IRS auditing functions as a political tool.

S07) Restricting the ESF and FOMC market interventions for restoring capitalism and honest and fair price-discovery commercial markets.

S08) Restricting the BLS from propaganda and false statistics based upon fraudulent reporting and erroneous adjustments to national statistics and publications.

S09) Downsizing the Department of Education by eliminating student loans and educational institution loans, through direct forgiveness, to delevage private debt, to jump start the economy, by restricting the Department of Education only to direct Student Scholarships and direct research grants to state educational colleges and universities, relating only to vital national interests, to support students and educational institutions, but without debt enslavement, the scholarships and grants limited by federal balanced budgets, for restoring the Republic.

S10) Assisting the States in creating a network of in-rem state chartered banks, with conservative investing authorization to Glass-Steagall state controls, tied into the FRB for monetary assistance, for providing home loans, auto loans, student loans, and small business loans, for restoring the Republic, for assisting middle class America with banking and finance facilities free from major commercial bank Dodd-Frank takings, BAIL-INs and the gross speculation of private moneys, for the protection of middle and poor class America from the predatory nature of big banks and corporations, with personal accounts having access to private deposit insurance for eliminating the FDIC.

S11) Assisting the States in creating a network of in-rem state medical clinics for providing low-cost cost-effective medical services to the poor and middle classes, free from medical malpractice claims, ending medical malpractice federal subject matter jurisdiction, and initially financed through proximal state chartered banks through the FRB for federal initial assistance, for restoring the Republic and providing wide spread medical services.

S12) Creating a Green Corps as an irregular military formation, comprising military commanders, volunteer private citizens and volunteer prison inmates, for cleaning up toxic dumps and littering, for specie preservation, for nature conservation, for reforestation, for public parks rehabilitation, for preserving the environment, and for depopulating prisons through volunteer rehabilitating national work, for reducing sentences, and for cleaning up the environment through national conservation.

S13) Downsizing the Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the elimination of Fanny and Freddy, for transferring mortgages to state charter banks, reducing mortgage amounts and interest rates in so doing, for deleveraging private debt, for generating economic growth, and by restricting the Department of Housing to monitoring unfair rental and mortgage practices, and promoting Public Housing Projects only when in the National vital interest.

S14) Transferring the federal welfare social service complex to the states for restoring the Republic, ending federal sponsorship of systemic national-socialism, ending federal welfare fraud, ending the ruining peddling for moral hazards leading citizens into fraud and indignant life styles, by substitution with robust state safety nets, where senior, disabled, disadvantaged, and unemployed citizens can obtain state assistance through state-controlled monetary disbursements through state charter banks, with reduced-cost access to state medical clinics, and with reduced state property taxes, as the individual states deem appropriate in regulating social issues and necessary safety nets, funded exclusively by state in-rem property taxes.

S15) Eliminating from federal jurisdiction, provisions, and control of all social services and transferring them unto the states for restoring the Republic and state voter control of respective state social services, for enhancing liberties and freedoms from the federal government.

S16) Instituting noble foreign policy, for preventing banking, finance, corporate and transnational control over foreign policy, for purposes of foreign market penetration, greed and profiteering, by firstly establishing limited set of Red-Lines, of 1) Attacks upon the US, 2) WMD use, 3) Genocide, 4) territorial imperialism, and secondly, but a Red Line violation, submit to the US Senate authorization to use Military Force or asymmetric economic warfare, to prevent unilateral Presidential war and military interventions in on going senate resolutions, to enable Americans to control the use of Armed Forces, through political pressure upon the elected senators.

S17) Balancing international trade for preventing continued decimated of the domestic manufacturing base, preventing the suppression of low end wages, preventing market manipulations, preventing unfair international trade practices, for restoring domestic economic activity and revitalizing wealth-generating domestic manufacturing, for enhancing economic prosperity.

S18) Ending Judicial Fiat by submitting impeachment articles to congress whenever the Supreme Court renders decisions contrary to the plain language, purpose, object, scope and spirit of the US Constitution, for ending legislation from the bench, for ending political and ideological decisions, for restoring the US Constitution, and for restoring the Republic, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S19) Restoring Congressional oversight of Administration actions by engaging in regular White House conferences with and reports to Senators and Representatives to resolve foreign policies and domestic legislation issues, ending dictatorial Presidential rule by executive fiat through executive orders, for providing a unified cooperative federal government, cooperating to serve the people, and to restore the US Constitution, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S20) Restoring Administration transparency, for informing the public and congress, through extensive congressional oversight, robust FOIA disclosures, and regular conferences with conspiratorialists, for reducing conspiratorial theories and suspicions of government functions, for discovering information for public disclosure, for enhancing the democracy functioning with an exceedingly transparent federal government for improving intelligent public intercourse and discussion, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S21) Assisting the states in holding a convention of state for determining Senatorial term limits, eg 4 elected terms, and for determining Representative term limits, eg 12 elected terms, for providing anyone a long career in federal service, such as, 24 years as a Representative, 24 years as a Senator, and 8 years as a President, for a maximum of 56 years of service in congress and the administration, for reducing systemic corruption, for reducing influence peddling, for reducing fascist control by banking, corporate and transnational over government, so that government works for the people and not the financial elite or corporate predators.

S22) Consulting and Conferring with Congress for respecting and defending natural rights flowing from the 9th Amendment, including but not limited to: 1) Privacy, 2) Marriage, 3) Procreation, 4) Travel, 5) Work, 6) Enterprise, 7) Association, 8) Contract, and 9) Voting, for increasing the liberty and freedom of the people.

S23) Consulting and Conferring with Congress for reducing restrictions to the right to bare arms, for defending the 2nd Amendment, for defending liberty of all Americans from federal domination and totalitarianism, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S24) Consulting and Conferring with Congress for restoring the Republic by limiting the federal government to Constitution enumerate powers, reserving unto the many states, states rights, including but not limiting inherent state rights to perfect social policy by the respective states as the voters desire through state representatives, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S25) Obtaining an Administration Cabinet comprising all major political parties and groups for serving all Americans as one culture and one people, united as one for common good of all.

S26) Securing international borders for perfecting only lawful immigration, and eliminating sanctuary cities aiding and abetting illegal residents and illegal immigration.

S27) Providing paths to citizenship, without amnesty, with a a nominal fine and probationary period to: comply with all laws; learn rudimentary English; learn rudimentary US history; and obtain US citizenship, for documenting undocumented illegal aliens, with origin prospective immigration allocation adjustments, for a fair immigration solution, for eliminating the harboring of second class people in America, for rapid assimilation of aliens into the Americana Culture of Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, and Capitalism.

S28) Rehabilitating the national infrastructure for creating jobs providing value to all, for ending systemic racism, for ending systemic sexism, for providing employment and opportunity for the poor and unemployed, and for enhancing domestic communications, travel and enterprise, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S29) Ending the war on drugs, while protecting states rights to legislate in the area of personal consumption, prohibiting only drug interstate trafficking inconsistent with states rights and voter authorizations through state representatives, for restoring the Republic, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S30) Reserving unto the many states, states rights to legislate in the area of social conduct and social intercourse, for increasing liberties and freedoms from the federal government, and for restoring the Constitution and Republic for which the flag should stand.

S31) Eliminating federal deficit spending and accruing unfunded liabilities for freeing Americans from enslaving debt, from pandering electioneering, from national bankruptcy, from oppressive taxation, for enhancing liberties and freedoms.

S32) Restricting intelligence operations to probable cause for securing privacy from unwarranted government intrusions for enhancing liberties and freedoms.




My fellow Americans, as 2016 President, I PLEDGE to:

* Eliminate the National Debt and Federal Insolvency;
* Eliminate Illegal Immigration and Undocumented Residents;
* Eliminate Undue Influence over Governmental Functions;
* Eliminate Federal Income Taxes and FED Wealth Transfers;
* Eliminate Federal Fiscal Deficits and Federal Socialism;
* Restore Noble Peaceful Foreign Policy and Fair Trade;
* Restore Constitutional Honest Real Money in Circulation;
* Restore the Constitution, the Republic and the Rule of Law;
* Restore Constitutional Personal Liberties and Freedoms;
* Restore Peace ful US China Russian Foreign Relations;
* Restore Prosperity and Price-Discovery Commercial Markets;
* Restore Congressional Cooperation with the Administration;
* Restore Transparency over Administration Functions; and
* Restore our Pride in and the Image of being American.

Please kindly support this noble effort. I do not seek to cement political power, obtain riches, build a library, or obtain self glorification, but merely to serve God and Country.

Derrick Michael Reid


The Proposed Libertarian Party Platform, Presidential Pledge and Comprehensive Solution Set will have significant broad political appeal to nearly all constituencies across the nation including the three most significant political parties and their respective ideologies and values, including but not limited to:

A01) Libertarian Moderates and Federalists;
A02) Libertarian Anarchists and Sovereigns;
A03) Republicans, Social Conservatives, and Believers;
A04) Republicans and Fiscal Conservatives;
A05) Democrats, Social Liberals, Feminists, and LGBT;
A06) Democrats, Socialists, and Compassionate Liberals;
A07) Independents and Moderates;
A08) Reformers and States Conventionalists;
A09) Plain Language Constitutionalists;
A10) Tea Party and Taxation Opponents;
A11) National Riflemen and Gun Owners;
A12) Green Party and Environmentalists;
A13) Globalizers and International Traders;
A14) Pacifists and Peace Activists;
A15) Isolationists and National Defenders;
A16) Global Democracy and Peace Promoters;
A17) Capitalists and Commercial Traders;
A18) Monetarists and Fair Traders;
A19) Entrepreneurs and Businessmen;
A20) Wall Street Occupiers and the 99% of Americans;
A21) Middle Class, Poor Class and Parents;
A22) Students and Educators;
A23) Seniors and Disabled ;
A24) Workers and Unionizers;
A25) Impoverished and Working Poor;
A26) Latino and Alien Immigrants;
A27) Black Brown Red Yellow White Minorities;
A28) Consumption Legalizers; and
A29) Police State and Incarcerated Prisoners.

United America

Political Complex

26 thoughts on “Derrick Michael Reid: Proposed LP Platform, Presidential Pledge, Comprehensive Solution Set

  1. From Der Sidelines

    No way in hell this gets adopted. Not because of content, but because of the approach of a gut-and-replace. People still remember the Portland fiasco.

  2. Derrick Michael Reid

    Please Kindly review these three speeches.

    New Hampshire State LP Convention Speech 1/16/2016
    Arizona State LP Convention Speech 1/23/2016
    San Diego County LP Convention Speech 1/30/2016

    Please kindly keep this in mind, when listening to those speeches.

    Constitutional Libertarianism

    The US Constitution does not speak to Democrat party liberalism. The US Constitution does not speak to Republican party Conservatism. The US Constitution does speak to liberty and freedom of the Libertarian party of minimum government and maximum freedom.

    Through political appointment and competitive rancor between the DEMs and REPs, the US Supreme court has been politicized into the Supreme Political Machine, bastardizing the US Constitution, rather than upholding the Constitution according to their oaths, through Judicial Fiat flowing from the political persuasions and orientations of the justices, engaging in regular high crimes against the United States, destroying the Rule of Law, so that, totalitarian socialistic fascist political power and unsustainable socialist spending programs have migrated to the DC totalitarian socialistic fascist level, thereby enabling the two pandering political machines, on the same totalitarian team as the Proposer and the Enabler parties, to pander votes, cementing divisive pandering political power, creating public rancor and divisiveness, sowing the seeds of social strife, chaos and anger, bankrupting the country and creating a myriad of overwhelming systemic problems across the country. Only the Liberty and Freedom Libertarian Party can break the national devastating dead lock, and restore the Constitution, Republic, and Rule of Law.

    The Libertarian Party represents liberty and freedom of all the citizens, supporting and upholding the US Constitution of liberty and freedoms from government, and thus, the Libertarian Party is the only true American political party, seeking to serve all citizens with responsible government along the lines of the US Constitution, Republic and Rule of Law.

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom,
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    Engineer, Patent Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, and Geopolitical Analyst.
    PO Box 1584, Laguna Beach, CA 92652
    Contact Email:
    Skype Account Name: derrickmichaelreid

  3. Rebel Alliance

    There’s nothing to see here, just move on. No need to read the rambling, unabomber-like tome. The photo of this character in his ridiculous 7th cavalry uniform tells you all you need to know.

  4. Shane

    So the bad news: if he were to win the nomination the party would be forced to adopt his platform.

    The good news: it will never happen.

    Jill, you’re sick for posting this. It’s clear the dude is mental and all you’re doing is feeding his delusions. Not cool.

  5. Stewart Flood

    We already knew that he’s batsh*t crazy. Why post stuff about him?

    Yes, it just feeds his ego. And states that let crazy candidates speak at their conventions are only hurting themselves and the rest of the party through the negative PR it generates for all of us.

  6. George Phillies

    Last October, we did invite him to Massachusetts. We invited all the other candidates, too. You can see the video on Toutube. Of course some of them were too broke to attend; I see Mr. Petersen is still in that boat; see his recent email appeal for a mountain of loot. Others showed their Presidential executive decision making skills by having been unable to decide by then whether or not they were running: cf. Ventura and Johnson.

    I think we made the right decision then.

    With respect to the candidate: We aren’t adopting your platform. You can go home now.

  7. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Mr. Reid is a valid candidate who is planning to attend most, if not all conventions. I’m pleased he has posted something about he beliefs so now we can decide whether to support him or eliminate him from the large pool of candidates.

    I consider one candidate to be far more delusional than Mr Reid is, one candidate’s spelling is ten times worse, and it looks to me that our new candidate, Ms. Sterling accidentally filed for the wrong party.

    I’ll also say that I’ve seen tremendous improvement in Mr. Reid’s platform between this missive and what he told us in the fall at our meeting. At least he seems to be learning.

    That doesn’t mean I’ll be supporting him, however.

  8. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Here’s more from Gene Chapman from Texas, who announced last week he is running for the LP’s presidential nominee spot:

    “If I were to gain the LP nomination, the best use of that title would be to begin a fast unto death in front of the Federal Reserve Building in Washington D. C. on July 4, 2016 at high noon. My question would be two part: 1) Why must we be debt slaves to unnamed bankers? and 2) What are the names of the shareholders of the Federal Reserve System? Andrew Jackson would love it!

    It would rattle Obama to no end that “The American Gandhi” could die on his watch a couple of doors down asking a simple two part question of legitimate purpose, with the backing of the third largest political party in America.

    It would build the party like nothing else, and we would be on our way to rattling the New World Order/ Global Rothchild Syndicate into oblivion.”


    Fortunately, he hasn’t filed yet, so I don’t think we have to take him seriously.

  9. Andy

    “Jill Pyeatt Post author
    February 1, 2016 at 12:08

    Here’s more from Gene Chapman from Texas, who announced last week he is running for the LP’s presidential nominee spot:”

    Gene Champman is back?!?!? LOL! Last I heard he was planning to set himself on fire, or something like that.

  10. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    More from Mr. Reid. This was in my inbox this AM.

    “Sought After Endorsement

    A tradition in American politics of political parties is that, the last presidential nominee, who lost the last election, does not run again, for many good reasons. Recent examples are GORE, MCCAIN, KERRY and ROMNEY. Recent past nominees enjoy party notoriety and member affections, but must not doom the party to stagnation and repeated failures. Political parties must evolve and necessarily over time present new approaches, emphasis and ideas, so that losing campaign approaches, failing electioneering rhetoric, and narrow ideas are set aside, opening up the party, for reinvigorating and revitalizing the political party with renewed opportunities for capturing the presidency, the ultimate goal of any political party. In so doing, the party can attract new members and move toward ultimate success.

    Of particular interest is the Libertarian Party, where membership has been stagnant and the ideology has been limited to attract the vast majority of the American electorate. Libertarians of the Libertarian party actually comprise a spectrum of liberty and freedom views, from extreme anarchists wanting to abolish all government, to passionate sovereigns wanting expansive natural rights, to liberty moderates wanting increased liberties and freedoms, and to constitutional federalists wanting increased liberties from government. When a political party focuses on only one segment of its natural base, it tends to alienate other segments of the base as well as alienating the general electorate as a whole. A successful libertarian party presidential candidate should appeal to all liberty minded segments of the Libertarian Party political base as well as to a super majority of the general electorate.

    People who are politically passionate tend to lock in their thinking processes, to only absorb information consistent with their specific view, to only associate with others having identical views, and to only champion presidential candidates with absolutely identical views, collectively having a narrow political profile thus failing to attract the general electorate. The politically passionate become rigid in thinking, espousing absolutism, inflexible in compromise, exhibiting a my-way-or-the-highway intercourse, become conspicuously intolerant, mean spirited, and disrespectful of others and other points of view, even within the libertarian party base having a plurality of liberty and freedom segments, all having a common view toward increasing liberties and freedoms, a common thread binding all libertarians together under the libertarian banner. The Libertarian Party Chair, in an October 17 2015 keynote address, at the Worcester Massachusetts Libertarian Party Presidential debate, though not explaining the reasons why, requested that libertarians be nice to others. Unfortunately, It had to said. This may have been in response to stagnant membership of the Libertarian Party. It obviously could have been in response to some feedback of intolerant, mean, and disrespecting libertarians towards possible new members of the party. Many state libertarians chairs have expressed the concern over stagnant growth in membership of the party. The answer is clear, it is because of a narrow focused view of libertarianism, centered upon rigid-thinking passionate views of only one core segment of the much broader libertarian party base. A narrow focused and last nominee candidate, appealing only to a narrow but passionate segment of the party base, and not appealing to the vast majority of the electorate, is doomed to fail yet again, stagnant the membership of the party in perpetuity, and does the party a great disservice, despite having significant residual good will, admiration, and affections from the entire political base. Such a last nominee, for the good of the party, for increasing party membership, and for actually advancing increased liberties and freedoms across the nation, should not attempt to exploit that good will, admiration, and affections for no actual real good, resulting in continued harm, save only self glorification.

    As a liberty moderate and Christian social conservative of the Libertarian Party, seeking actual significant increases in liberties and freedoms from government, I offer the libertarian party renewed hope, with fresh ideas, a concrete plan to sweep the nation for the libertarian party, to propel the libertarian party membership to new highs, to cement the Libertarian party as a perennial competitive nationwide political party, offering the general electorate a real third choice in the voting booth, with a specific articulate plan to solve the many major systemic problems facing the US, so as to save the country from social chaos and economic ruination. In this election year of 2016, with kind due respect, admiration, and sincere affections, I call upon Gary Johnson, who I look forward to meeting in Virginia on March 5th, to endorse my candidacy.”

  11. Andy

    I agree with Shane and Stewart to the extent that this guy should not be a candidate for the Libertarian Party.

    Having said this, I also agree with Jill, from the standpoint that he is a candidate for the party, and whether you support him as a candidate or not (and I’d be surprised if he has many if any supporters beyond himself), the fact that he is running for the nomination means that he does merit at least some coverage.

    Labeling some candidates as being “kooks” or “fringe” or “not having a realistic chance of winning,” and therefore denying that candidate any coverage sets what I’d call a bad precedent as it could end up being used to deny coverage that some people do not like for a variety of reasons, including reasons that a lot of readers here would not consider to be legitimate reasons to not cover a candidate. The mainstream news media regularly denies news coverage to Libertarian Party and other minor/”third” party and independent candidates, with the excuses given that they are “kooks” or “fringe” or “stand no chance of winning,” so do we really want to start emulating the mainstream media in how candidates are covered here at IPR? I say no to that.

    Now should every other story here at IPR be about Derrick Michael Reid? No, but I’d say the same thing about any candidate.

    He is running for the LP nomination, whether anyone here plans to vote for him or not, so for this reason his campaign is newsworthy.

    Having said all of this, why does this guy keep posting pictures of himself in an 1800’s military uniform? I really fail to see how this adds anything positive to his campaign.

  12. Andy

    “as it could end up being used to deny coverage that some people do not like for a variety of reasons,”

    Should read, “as it could end up being used to deny coverage to candidates that some people do not like for a variety of reasons…”

  13. Stewart Flood

    I agree that throwing the label of crazy on anyone you disagree with is a bad idea, but there are crazy candidates out there. There are also a few “sane” candidates that have no chance of winning. Personally, I’m not calling them crazy — and in fact I rarely even mention them.

    But the “sane” candidates who can’t (or aren’t likely) to get the nomination aren’t “news”, so you don’t see stories about them.

    Of course with so little “real” news to report right now, I can understand the desire to post something just to keep the site current.

  14. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I can’t believe I’m spending time defending why I posted this article. I think we try to cover as many of the candidates as possible, even those running outside of the LP. Mr. Reid happens to be quite prolific, and I’ve passed on half a dozen things at least that Derrick wanted me to post. On the other hand, I’ve written to Rhett Smith three times asking if he wanted to send us something, and he hasn’t responded. Therefore, I have no idea if Smith is “bat-shit crazy” or not. At least some of you now are able to scratch Reid off your list.

    There is a standing invitation for anyone to sign up to write here. Those of us who do write have jobs and other obligations, and a limited amount of time to spend here. I’m certain that there might be someone out there who might be better at selecting things to post, but at least I’s here doing my best to get info out there for our readers.

    Have the members of the LP taken a nasty pill lately?

  15. Andy

    “Stewart Flood
    February 1, 2016 at 12:50

    I agree that throwing the label of crazy on anyone you disagree with is a bad idea, but there are crazy candidates out there.”

    Yes, there certainly are candidates out there to whom I would apply the “crazy” label, but the problem is that using that as a pretext for not covering a candidate is something that could be used to not cover the candidates whom you and/or I would consider to be crazy.

    Once again, saying that candidates are “crazy” or “kooks” or “fringe” or “stand no chance of winning” are all excuses that the mainstream media uses for giving little to no coverage of all Libertarian Party candidates, as well as all minor/”third” party and independent candidates in general, so I really don’t think that we should emulate what the mainstream media does by blocking out candidates to whom we would apply these labels.

    Some Libertarians may say something like, “Well Gary Johnson is not ‘fringe” or ‘kooky,’ and while he stands little to no chance of winning, he is ‘respectable’ and he has an impressive resume as a former Governor.” Libertarians who think something like this fail to realize that to some people, Gary Johnson is “fringe” and “kooky” and they do not care that he’s a former Governor of a low population state more than a decade ago, and to them, he has no chance of winning and does not deserve to be covered.

    There are a good number of people among the general public that consider ANY Libertarian candidate to be “fringe” and “kooky” and to have “no chance of winning,” so if Libertarians use this as a standard to decide which candidates get covered and which candidates do not get covered it plays right into the hands of the people deny all of our candidates coverage, as it is exactly what they do to us.

  16. Andy

    ” is something that could be used to not cover the candidates whom you and/or I would consider to be crazy.”

    Should read, “is something that could be used to not cover the candidates whom you and/or I would not consider to be crazy…”

  17. Caryn Ann Harlos


    ==I can’t believe I’m spending time defending why I posted this article. I think we try to cover as many of the candidates as possible, even those running outside of the LP. ==

    Amen, I have to tell you I get sick of that stuff too.

  18. Caryn Ann Harlos


    =With respect to the candidate: We aren’t adopting your platform. You can go home now.==


  19. langa

    I agree with Jill that Reid’s candidacy is a legitimate topic for IPR to cover.

    I agree with Andy that we should try to avoid dismissing people by calling them “crazy” or “fringe” candidates.

    Finally, while I certainly won’t be supporting Reid, and I doubt many others will be, either, I think he would be less damaging to the party than at least 2 or 3 of the more “serious” candidates.

  20. Derrick Michael Reid

    Duty to God and Country motivated me to run, with strong liberty views.
    I put together the platform, pledge and solution set TO WIN,
    and solve major systemic problems while advancing liberty.
    I will visit some conventions, and make the pitch, as best able.
    One man can only do his best as perceived.
    As I see the social chaos and rancor spread, (as indicated above),
    and see the economic collapse before our eyes,
    now in process, spreading like contagion,
    I can take solace that I was true to myself, and stepped up, with a winning plan.
    No other LIB/DEM/REP candidate can fix DC.

    The results of the national party convention will be ON the delegates,
    not me, for I did my duty, to God, Country, and Self, and offered my services,
    with a credible plan to fix DC, which is ALL I really can do.

    My skin is very thick, and have seen the above type of simpleton rancor before,
    from those with less mental capabilities and intolerant views.
    It is not uncommon, but dismissed for what it pathetically is,
    for there is only name calling, not a critical analysis.
    The DEMs are notorious for disrespecting shout downs, calling people “extremists” with whom
    they disagree. Libertarians should be more civil, and actually be “tolerant” of other views.

    Uniform: Shock Jock attention getter, as apparently it works, from the comment above,
    and yes, it works well for that purpose.
    By the By, the 7th cavalry is a regiment, typically commanded by a Colonel.
    The uniform is of a Major General (in honor of WT Sherman, burning script and freeing his countrymen)
    But the above, it just simple name calling. YOU CAN DO BETTER.

    But I have personally witnessed, mean spirited intolerance of many in the Libertarian Party.
    And clearly understand why the LP Chair had to say “BE NICE”.
    The party of tolerance has become very very intolerant in many ways, and that is limiting.
    That is what happens when many lock themselves into an intransigent narrow view.
    Code Pink, Move On for examples are notorious haters and name callers.
    The Libertarian Party should not devolve into hate, rancor, intolerance and name calling.
    I can fix that, if others can possibly flexibly open their minds to new perspectives.
    That may be impossible for many, but I stand ready to teach and help, if desired.

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom,
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    Engineer, Patent Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, and Geopolitical Analyst.
    PO Box 1584, Laguna Beach, CA 92652
    Contact Email:
    Skype Account Name: derrickmichaelreid

  21. Derrick Michael Reid

    But do keep in mind one thing, if you will, it is honestly believed
    that no other presidential candidate, LIB/DEM/REP even knows how to fix DC.
    They all pander bases, with nice sounding rhetoric, to rally respective bases,
    but sowing seeds of rancor while tabling ineffectual plans.
    They are all lost in 19th century mind sets and respective outdated solutions, that will not fix DC,
    while peddling narrow intransigent political perspectives, devoid of logic and efficacy.

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom,
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    Engineer, Patent Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, and Geopolitical Analyst.
    PO Box 1584, Laguna Beach, CA 92652
    Contact Email:
    Skype Account Name: derrickmichaelreid

  22. Derrick Michael Reid

    Mississippi Alabama States Convention Debate
    February 27, Biloxi Mississippi, Libertarian MS AL States Conventions (Personal Appearance)

    Submitted MS/AL states convention bio:

    Derrick Michael Reid, BSEE JD, 10yrs Engineer, 25yrs Patent Attorney, 15yrs market analyst, 15yrs geopolitical analyst and 20yrs military scientist, determined national systemic problems, devised a Libertarian Party Platform, Presidential Pledge and Comprehensive Solution Set to sweep the nation, having broad appeal to the American electorate, to fix DC, making the Libertarian Party a nationally competitive big tent party, for saving the nation from social chaos and economic ruination. Pandering narrow liberty values with impractical platitudes, holding down the libertarian Party as a national curiosity for the last half century, does not nationally achieve desired increases in liberties and freedoms. Delegates will decide to field a narrow appeal candidate again, or one who actually can win the White House, restoring Americana Greatness, delivering to all Americans increased liberties and freedoms from government, while solving those national systemic problems. 2016 is the year to win the White House and actually deliver.

  23. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Derrick Reid said: “I have… offered my services, with a credible plan to fix DC”

    With all due respect, Derrick, you haven’t told us HOW you’re going to fix DC. You put so many nice-sounding words together, but where is this action plan? What have you done in your past to show that you have the abilities to fix these problems?

    Have you run a small business that has employed other people and earned a profit? Have you been involved in your community, identifying problems and offering solutions for those problems? And how about leadership capabilities? Do you run a successful group of any kind, or have you ever?

    I’m trying to work with you, but I need more indication that you can/will do what you say.

    Also, “My skin is very thick, and have seen the above type of simpleton rancor before,
    from those with less mental capabilities and intolerant views.”

    In my experience, telling people who disagree with you that they do so because they have “less mental capabilities” isn’t an effective way to build support..

  24. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Okay, I actually backed up and read everything you wrote (I rarely read very long articles completely. I suspect many of us are like this; there just isn’t enough time in the day.) I see that you do offer some solutions for the problems you have identified.

    I understand now why you’ve presented a whole new platform for us to accept, since your solutions are often directly counter to our current platform.

    Again, I’d be interested to know real results of some of your past activities, and how that has prepared you to be President.

  25. Derrick Michael Reid

    How? Easy, project tasking, assigning responsibilities, congressional meets, libertarian meets, conspiratorialist meets, dept meets, regular like and interrogating.
    Trick is not implementing the solution set, the trick is keeping the economy growing, while reforms instituted, but no worries, have the plans, of course. I could write a book on the HOW TOs.

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