Sam Sloan Announces For Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination

According to an email and blog post by Dr. Tom Stevens, Sam Sloan (aka Haji Mojahammed Ismail Sloan) has announced that he is seeking the Libertarian Party presidential nomination.

Sloan unsuccessfully sought the party’s nomination for Governor of New York in 2010.

According to the blog post at Liberty Lion linked above, Sloan said

“I have decided to become a candidate for President of the United States. My main reason for taking this step is that I am deeply disappointed with the field of candidates that have announced thus far. None of them are suitable to become President, in my opinion. I know I can do better.

I most recently was runner-up for the New York State Libertarian Party’s Gubernatorial Nomination in 2010 and have been an enrolled “Libertarian Party” member for many years. I maintain residences in New York and California. I am a member of the Libertarian Party of Queens County.

Here is my basic campaign platform:

End The Drug War

As President, I will work to abolish all laws making criminal the use or possession of any drug. I will also release from prison anyone convicted solely of such offenses. I believe as a constitutional and human right everybody has the right to decide on what drugs they will use. I am a book publisher and within the last week I have published two books on alternative medicine. The government simply does not have the right to stop anybody from using these drugs. I mention this point first because, in my view, this is the litmus test for being a Libertarian. Anybody who does not agree on this point should not, under any circumstances, be considered for the Libertarian Party as a candidate for any office. Yet, all too often in the past, candidates have received the Libertarian Party nomination without being able to pass this litmus test or without even being asked this question.

Drastically Reduce The Size of Government

Every candidate since I was a kid has promised to reduce the size of government but, once they were elected, did the opposite. I will keep the promise that nobody else has kept. I promise to run a surplus until the national debt has been paid off. I will never bail out anybody. I will never ask for the debt ceiling to be increased. At the same time, I am a Libertarian. I am not an anarchist. I do not want to abolish paper money. I will simply cut spending and use the surplus to pay off the national debt. This is a promise often made but
never kept.

Gay Rights & Marriage Equality

Anybody who knows my history knows that my record on supporting gay rights is second to none. I was the President of the Campus Sexual Rights Forum, an on-campus student organization at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s. As a Libertarian, my long term goal is to get the government out of the marriage business. However, so long as the government continues to issue marriage licenses to opposite-sex couples, I believe the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution requires it to issue licenses to same-sex couples on “equal protection” grounds. I also support allowing men to marry more than one woman and women to marry more than one man. I have no problem with a man or woman marrying multiple partners of any gender. I couldn’t care less if a person wanted to marry their cat or dog. It is simply none of the government’s business.

Incarcerated Prisoners

A high percentage of all prisoners in the jails around the country are either completely not guilty or were charged with offenses that should not be crimes. There are also a lot of illegal aliens in jail. When I take office as President, I intend to order a massive release of prisoners. Those who came from other counties will be sent back home after being told if they come back to the USA they will be put back in prison to serve the remainder of their sentence. This huge release of prisoners will relieve the burden they create on taxpayers.

End Foreign Wars

Make no mistake, I am no pacifist. There are times when the USA must intervene. However, those times are few and far between. We did the right thing by eliminating Osama bin Laden. I am strongly opposed to bombing any country that has not bombed or threatened to bomb us first. It is not our duty to defend foreign countries although we should do so under extreme and rare circumstances. Three of my uncles saw the heaviest fighting in World War II. My uncle Edward Sloan participated in the Invasion of Iwo Jima. Another uncle, Newell Jacobson, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. A third uncle Alden Jacobson, was a B-29 Bomber pilot who flew 30 bombing missions over Japan and was the pilot of a support aircraft to the aircraft that dropped the A-Bomb on Nagasaki. He saw the bomb go off. I have eight children. One daughter served four years in the U.S. Marines including the War in Iraq. Two of my sons are in the U.S. Army now preparing for deployment in Afghanistan. I understand the costs of war and entering into it should not be a decision taken lightly.

Habeas Corpus

The constitutional right of habeas corpus has been virtually abolished in the last two decades. Recent legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President allows Americans to be abducted and held
without any right to challenge their detention. This reflects a general loss of civil liberties in this country. It is a trend I would reverse once elected President.”

Sam Sloan welcomes all invitations to participate in debates and/or to attend Libertarian Party State Conventions. You can e-mail Mr. Sloan at SamHSloan@gmail.com or you may call him directly at 1-415-349-6116.

Wikipedia has some biographical information about Sloan.

38 thoughts on “Sam Sloan Announces For Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination

  1. Common Tater

    And the clown parade continues..

    “I couldn’t care less if a person wanted to marry their cat or dog. It is simply none of the government’s business.”

    Why do Tom Stevens and his friends want to keep going out of their way to bring up this “issue”?

  2. Dr. Tom Stevens

    Re: 1

    Tom Stevens does not believe the issue of decriminalizing bestiality is a winning issue for a Presidential Candidate. It is similar to coming out for gay rights 60 years ago. At that time, everyone assumed if you supported decriminalizing homosexuality, then you yourself most probably were gay.

    It is also true that while philosophically many libertarians might support the decriminalization of bestiality, others in the party do not see the issue that way and as was evidenced by Carl Person taking a stand on this issue, he immediately lost support as a result of his position classifying it as a “victimless crime”.

    Finally, there is no political benefit to taking this stand since most zoosexuals are very deeply hidden in the closet for fear of losing their jobs and their friends. While there is a constituency, zoosexuals are not out and proud.

  3. Common Tater

    Homosexuals have consenting sex. There is no way to know if a non-human animal consents to sex.

    Sexual arousal occurs in rape victims and does not necessarily mean that consent exists.

    Zoofreaks are more like child molesters, not like consenting adult homosexuals.

  4. bruuno

    As a New Yorker I am curious as to how the LP nominee for office is chosen in the state. Assuming a convention of some sort. Who gets to be delegates? Also was there more than 2 candidates for LP Governor nomination last time?
    PS- Dr. Stevens, there is a big difference between bestiality and homosexual behavior. One is a sexual relationship between two consenting adults, the other isn’t. Honestly it comes across as insulting (and I don’t believe you are meaning to be) when you associate the two no matter the context. And really, you need to drop the referring yourself in the third person thing.

  5. Common Tater

    “Also was there more than 2 candidates for LP Governor nomination last time?”

    Kristin Davis did not go to the convention so she was not included in the actual election. There were two that were included other than NOTA.

    “And really, you need to drop the referring yourself in the third person thing.”

    I wasn’t going to say anything, but yeah.

  6. Dr. Tom Stevens

    Re: 3 & 4

    I am not saying there isn’t a huge difference between homosexuality and bestiality. I only said they were “similar” specficially in that those who advocated for gay rights 60 years ago were assumed to be gay as people who advocate for decriminalizing bestiality have been described as being “into animals”.

    As for consent (and this isn’t my stated position on the issue), I have heard those who support people’s right to engage in bestiality argue that implied consent can be observed. Of course, as Tiffany Briscoe (BTP Presidential Nominee) has argued, one can condemn bestiality and the laws criminalizing it.

    As for the nomination process in New York, it was a convention and all qualified members were delegates. Warren Redlich, Sam Sloan and Kristin Davis contested for the nomination and Davis dropped out at the last second. I wrote a lot about that nomination process and its flaws.

  7. Common Tater

    “As for consent (and this isn’t my stated position on the issue), I have heard those who support people’s right to engage in bestiality argue that implied consent can be observed.”

    Rapists have said the same thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_by_gender

    “A woman’s physiological response to sexual contact is involuntary. In some cases, women can become physically aroused, produce natural lubrication, and even experience orgasms against their will during rape”

    ….

    “Much like female erectile response and contrary to popular opinion, male erectile response is involuntary, meaning that a man need not consent mentally or physically for his penis to become erect and be placed in a woman’s vagina.”

  8. The Queens Zoo

    Clearly, a transparent attempt by anti-zoophilia bigots to split the zoophile vote and thus deny Carl Person the nomination!

  9. Catholic Trotskyist

    If that one phrase wasn’t in the statement, what would people here think about Sloane as a candidate?

  10. Catholic Trotskyist

    Seems like the other big controversy from a libertarian perspective would be foreign policy. He does have an interesting career history according to Wikipedia.

  11. Ad Hoc

    wikipedia:

    Prior to the November elections, Roger Stone, Davis’s campaign manager, claims that Sloan fed him information that Stone passed on to a group entitled “People for a Safer New York,” who created a flyer labeling Redlich a “sexual predator.”

  12. johncjackson

    I did not take the comment about marrying a cat or dog as an endorsement of bestiality. It’s a just a saying.

  13. Here's a radical idea

    So whenever I hear the word Stevens, Person, or Sloan the first thing I think of is bestiality. That’s their BRAND by golly. Like it or not, that is the first thing others think about them. I’m running for the exit if they are in the room. And laughing with sadness and disgust that the LP has come to this. No wonder the LP can’t make it on the big stage. These are the spokespeople for the liberty movement?

  14. Dr. Tom Stevens

    You all seem to have missed the big story!

    From Sam Sloan’s Platform:

    I also support allowing men to marry more than one woman and women to marry more than one man. I have no problem with a man or woman marrying multiple partners of any gender.

  15. Catholic Trotskyist

    Tom, you’re in the Objectivist Party, right? Just go marry Ayn Rand ok? Yes I know she’s dead.

  16. Dr. Tom Stevens

    Re: 21

    I would have no interest in being Ayn Rand’s husband in any circumstance, so she’s all yours!

  17. ralph swanson

    For all Polygamy in theory would be a right. For most Polygamy in practice would be a punishment.

  18. Ad Hoc

    So I guess this means Sloan supports poly-bestiality…marry the whole zoo or the whole barnyard…

  19. Humongous Fungus

    “So whenever I hear the word Stevens, Person, or Sloan the first thing I think of is bestiality. That’s their BRAND by golly. Like it or not, that is the first thing others think about them.”

    I get the feeling they’re just trying to get our goats.

  20. Hugh Mann

    @27 Mares pulling you in different directions can be a real night mare.

    @11 They’re trying to screw the pooch from both ends.

  21. D. Lou Shenoll

    What is it about these NYC candidates? Locked inside a major city working and seeking recreation, must effect the mind. Start taking “camping vacations” out in the country side please. Why TWO L’s who announce for the LP POTUS nom would feel propelled to even mention such a thing could be a wonder.

    I submit with both being tied to Stevens at some time, that Stevens is the one pushing this fringe plank to the forefront. Stevens has already became upset enough with the LP (certain members) that he has helped create the Objectivist Party and is AGAIN their POTUS nom. while still staying within LP circles even being Person’s Campaign manager until being FIRED when Person realized the sabatoge. I submit Stevens is working to DISCREDIT the LP anyway he possibly can and should be EXPELLED from the national and local LP. I normally am for inclusion, however in Stevens case the evidence is quite sufficient. Let him run the OP, keep him and his destructive ways away from the LP! PURGE the SABATOGE AGENTS !!!

    The LP has a hard enough time with the national lackey media, letting agent provacatuers run rampant within a major state LP is quite foolish, unless you too are enemies of the cause. Expel Stevens YESTERDAY .

    You shall know them by their fruit………

    With that said, WELCOME to the fray Mr.Sloan, I highly recommend you first distant yourself from Tom Stevens as quickly as possible. Also stop talking about animals unless ask. You are running for POTUS. To borrow an old phrase “IT’S THE ECONOMY STUPID”. Stay on or close to economic issues and be sure to ENJOY the journey. Keep the Rs and Ds within your bullseye and keep pounding them. They got us into this MESS…….

    KP-K4 !

  22. Thomas L. Knapp

    DLS@30,

    I’m not a big Sloan fan, but I doubt that “never getting out of NYC” is a charge that can be credibly leveled against him.

    He was born in Virginia and studied at UC Berkeley in California before settling in New York.

    He’s apparently quite well-traveled. He appears to have competed in chess tournaments and other events in China, Thailand and Japan.

    His marriage to a Pakistani woman, combined with his authorship of a lexicon of a particular Pakistani dialect, indicates he may have traveled there as well.

    The use of the honorific “Haji” in his Islamic name indicates that he’s been to Medina and Mecca on the Islamic haj.

  23. paulie Post author

    Sloan traveled to over 70 countries according to wikipedia, and currently lives in both NY and SF. His cell is an SF number (not that it means anything – so is mine, and I only lived there very briefly ten years ago).

  24. paulie Post author

    Why TWO L’s who announce for the LP POTUS nom would feel propelled to even mention such a thing could be a wonder.

    I submit with both being tied to Stevens at some time, that Stevens is the one pushing this fringe plank to the forefront. Stevens has already became upset enough with the LP (certain members) that he has helped create the Objectivist Party and is AGAIN their POTUS nom. while still staying within LP circles even being Person’s Campaign manager until being FIRED when Person realized the sabatoge.

    Good point.

  25. paulie Post author

    I submit Stevens is working to DISCREDIT the LP anyway he possibly can

    That’s possible, although there is no concrete proof that I know of, only circumstantial evidence.

    and should be EXPELLED from the national and local LP. I normally am for inclusion, however in Stevens case the evidence is quite sufficient

    As I understand it the NYLP already expelled him, and he control his local party (in more than one area actually – apparently he has another residence in Pennsylvania).

    As I also understand it there is no provision to expel anyone from national (someone correct me if I am wrong).

    With that said, WELCOME to the fray Mr.Sloan, I highly recommend you first distant yourself from Tom Stevens as quickly as possible.

    Highly unlikely. They are very close friends and allies, tied at the hip for a long time.

  26. paulie Post author

    For the conspiratorially minded, explore the connections with Gary Johnson, Roger Stone, Tom Stevens, Carl Person, Kristin Davis, Carl Paladino, Sam Sloan, Donald Trump and Jesse Ventura.

  27. Thomas L. Knapp

    @36,

    When I put together all those names, what I come up with is the question:

    Is Roger Stone

    a) still a GOP dirty trickster, playing his dirty tricks on the LP; or

    b) a now-freelance dirty trickster, using the LP as a tool to play his dirty tricks on pretty much everyone?

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