Category Archives: Liberty/Free Market Parties

Wikinews Interviews Three More Third Party Vice Presidential Candidates

As part of the June 2020 edition of the Wikinews feature on the 2020 presidential election published yesterday, I conducted three short interviews with three vice presidential candidates.  Those candidates were Prohibition Party of Georgia chairman Billy Joe Parker of the Prohibition Party, historian Darcy Richardson of the Reform, Natural Law, Alliance, and American Delta parties, and educator Tiara Lusk of the Life and Liberty Party.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp is Running for Vice President Again

For the third time, for the third different party, third party activist and blogger Tom Knapp is running for Vice President.  In a statement on his Kn@ppster blog from Wednesday, Knapp wonders whether he has set a new Guinness World Record with the run.  Knapp was the 2008 vice presidential nominee of the Boston Tea Party, which he founded. … Read more ...

White Nationalist Billy Roper Defends 2020 Presidential Candidate Joe Wendt

White nationalist Billy Roper, former member of the National Alliance, founder of the now-defunct White Revolution, and current coordinator of The Shieldwall Network, defended 2020 Reform Party presidential candidate Joe Wendt, who represented Roper in Roper’s 2012 campaign for the Boston Tea Party’s (BTP) presidential nomination.  Wendt has given various excuses for his participation in Roper’s campaign: claiming it was someone else with a similar name, that he had been hacked, that he was pulling a prank on the BTP, a prank on Roper, a practical joke, and, most recently, that he had simply made a mistake,

Before seeking the nomination, Roper’s far right activities and views were well publicized. … Read more ...

Bill Still Calls for Pardon of Roger Stone

On the April 22 episode of The Still Report, the popular YouTube channel of 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bill Still, Still urged viewers to sign a petition for President Donald Trump to pardon political operative Roger Stone.  Stone, 67, once a member of the Libertarian Party, was found guilty of false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice. … Read more ...

Update on 2020 Reform Party Presidential Race

I spoke recently about the state of the Reform Party’s 2020 presidential race with the party’s National Secretary Nicholas Hensley.  According to Hensley, historian Darcy Richardson, an IPR contributor and founder of Uncovered Politics, is still in the running to be the party’s presidential nominee.  Despite a statement in IPR comments last September that he would no longer seek the nomination, Richardson never formally withdrew. … Read more ...

Faux News: Former candidate seeking Reform Party nomination Donald Trump “cuts aid to three Mexican countries” in Central America

In 2000, New York based professional TV wrestler, real estate and gambling magnate and Trump crime family boss Donald Trump unsuccessfully sought the nomination of the Reform Party (which had previously nominated Ross Perot and ended up nominating Patrick Buchanan) for president. The Reform Party was also known for having another professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura, serve as Governor of Minnesota.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs interviews Tim Moen, Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada, 7/3/18

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Jury Verdict in Warren Redlich’s Lawsuit for Defamation Against Roger Stone Over 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign

Ballot Access News:

Warren Redlich was the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of New York in 2010. He polled 48,386 votes, the best showing that party has ever polled for Governor of New York. If he had reached 50,000 votes, the party would have become ballot-qualified for the first time.… Read more ...

Paul Stanton: LP Florida Chair Marcos Miralles Must Resign

Email from Paul Stanton:

Greetings fellow Libertarians:

August 30th will mark the one-year anniversary of when you honored me as the winner of Florida’s first-ever statewide Libertarian primary, and Florida’s first third-party primary in nearly a century.  I was deeply humbled by the support shown to me, and thank everyone for helping us set records in 2016.… Read more ...

William Saturn: ‘The Politics of Fun’

William Saturn at Saturn’s Repository:

Phil Davison

Phil Davison

Back in 2010 I witnessed the future of politics. A little known councilman went before his local party and delivered the most passionate speech of this century thus far.  Though the speech concerned, of all things, the Stark County Treasurer’s office, it harkened back to the exciting and entertaining aspect of politics.  … Read more ...

Wrapping-up Third Party Presidential Candidates Series

images-1by Peter B. Gemma

I have to wrap-up the series of interviews with third party presidential candidates as I am going away until just before the election. Almost every campaign was cooperative, forthright, and appreciative of the opportunity.

Despite several inquiries, I did not get the courtesy of a reply from the Gary Johnson and Jill Stein campaigns.… Read more ...

Interview with Dan Vacek, Legal Marijuana Now Presidential Nominee

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by Peter B. Gemma

In 1998, Legal Marijuana Now was organized as a grass roots movement to coordinate petition drives to place pro-cannabis candidates on Minnesota ballots. Legal Marijuana Now earned recognition as a political party in the state when its candidate, Dan Vacek, earned 57,604 votes (three percent) in the 2014 race for Minnesota Attorney General.Read more ...