Tag Archives: Boston Tea Party

Max Abramson to Seek Reform Party 2020 Presidential Nomination

New Hampshire representative Max Abramson, who is currently seeking the presidential nomination of the Veterans Party of America, has stated in an email to IPR that, as of today, he is seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Reform Party.

Abramson, who was a major in the Civil Air Patrol, was elected to the New Hampshire State House in 2014 as a Republican. … 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 ...

Darryl Perry: A Petition for Redress Regarding Ballot Access

Darryl Perry, previously a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and former chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and the Boston Tea Party, is currently running for Governor of New Hampshire.  He released the following statement today about his letter to New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu about easing ballot access requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic.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 ...

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 ...

American Third Party Report Interviews White Nationalist Billy Roper

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From American Third Party Report

Billy Roper, a White Nationalist and briefly a candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination of the now-defunct Boston Tea Party, took some time to answer questions about his recent activities and his thoughts on 2016 American Freedom Party presidential nominee Bob Whitaker and the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.… Read more ...

Kent McManigal: Excuses for Borderism

Kent-McManigal-colorFrom Kent McManigal, 2008 Libertarian Party and Boston Tea Party candidate:

Maybe America and “our culture” can’t survive the lack of a government enforced border.
Maybe gun owners will see their liberty stripped away due to new “laws” supported by new migrants.
Maybe welfare will be overwhelmed and run out of funds.

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John Wayne Smith Dies

John Wayne Smith

According to Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) Region 6 Representative Vicki Kirkland, former Florida gubernatorial candidate and LPF Vice-Chairman John Wayne Smith has died.  He was 69.

In an e-mail to the LNC, Kirkland reports:

John had been dealing with cancer for several years and went into the hospital in August for an operation.

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Examiner Interviews Tom Knapp, Author of ‘Kn@ppster’s Big Freakin’ Book of Stuff’

Thomas L. “Tom” Knapp, in addition to his work mentioned in this interview, is a contributor here at IPR. Excerpt from Interview: A big freakin’ libertarian’s Big Freakin’ Book by Garry Reed:

What were your criteria for including/excluding articles in your book?

Really, there were only four: I had to be able to find the stuff; it had to strike me as interesting; it mostly had to be political; and I started to get worried when the book’s length approached 100,000 words and at that point I started getting more selective.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry Resigns as BTP Chairman; Party ‘Effectively Disbands’

Darryl Perry, who had served as chairman of the Boston Tea Party (BTP) since 2010, announced his resignation from the chairmanship earlier today, leaving only two active members of the party’s national committee. As a result, according to the following statement from Perry, the decision “effectively disbands the BTP” as an entity:

I first joined the BTP in 2006 and have been on the National Committee since 2008 when I was elected as an At-Large Rep.

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Johnson Withdraws from Tea Party Event Due to Differences With Anti-Gay Marriage Speaker

Gary Johnson has withdrawn from speaking or appearing at the Boston Tea Party event due to the fact that another confirmed speaker, Scott Lively, at the event is against gay marriage.

Governor Johnson’s communications director, Joe Hunter, emailed IREHR this afternoon, “Having seen your article re the upcoming ‘Tea Party’ event in Boston, I wanted to let you know that Governor Johnson will NOT be attending.  

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