Twelve Visions Party Candidate Richard Hesos Will Be on Ballot in Massachusetts Special Senate Election

From an April 14th post on the Twelve Visions Party of Massachusetts Facebook page:

Richard A. Heos has achieved ballot status in the U. S. Senate Special Election on JUNE 25th for the TWELVE VISIONS PARTY….

TVP Massachusetts Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TvpMassachusetts

TVP MA website:

http://tvpmassachusetts.org/

TVP National website:

http://tvpnc.org/

For the election, Libertarian Daniel Fishman and independent Jack E. Robinson III were running, but have since withdrawn. This means that Hesos will be the only other candidate on the ballot besides Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez.

In 2012, the Twelve Visions Party ran Jill Ann Reed for U.S. President and Thomas A. Cary for Vice President. The ticket received 2,914 votes, coming in 17th out of 27 candidates on the ballot in at least one state.

34 thoughts on “Twelve Visions Party Candidate Richard Hesos Will Be on Ballot in Massachusetts Special Senate Election

  1. Dr. Jimmy Rustles

    It’s not a real ideological party, it’s a front for a Ponzi scheme called Neotech.

  2. mARS

    I saw this on the Wikipedia page for the election a few days ago. I’ve been trying to figure out what on Earth they’re supposed to be.

  3. Stewart Flood

    If it’s a cult, what makes it different from the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? They’re both cults, and both are fronts for ponzi schemes to tax us to death.

  4. Catholic Trotskyist

    Taxes are necessary for the protection of civilization and the feeding of starving people. What would the TVP like to spend tax money on?

  5. Jill Pyeatt

    CT @ “Taxes are necessary for the protection of civilization and the feeding of starving people.”

    It wish that was the case. Our taxdollars now are being used to murder people in other countries, empower legislators to make more and more unecessary laws, and to prosecute and incarcerate the unfortunate souls who are caught breaking them. Certainly some taxes are used for building and maintaining our infrastructure, which is valid in my view, but I’d be willing to bet that a very small percent is used for true altruistic reasons.

  6. Deran

    30_ years ago a great deal more public money was spent directly on giving people a leg up and to create social stabilty. Since Reagan, really since Carter, the federal budget has been more and more tilted toward the Pentagon. imo.

  7. Deran

    When you research 12 Visions, so much of their jargon is followed by a Refgistered Trademark symbol. They remind me of Scientology, if Scientology had decided to set up a political party.

  8. George Phillies

    12 Visions affects to be quasilibertarian. However, I am here in Massachusetts, and this is the first I have heard of them, even though they appear to espouse orthodox Libertarian stands including an interpretation of nonaggressive behavior.

    Given that the other choices are a Democrat and a Republican, I am inclined not to be hostile to them.

    Incidentally, they had to collect something like 15,000 raw signatures to get on the ballot. It seems to me to be unlikely that they are big enough to do this with volunteers, so someone must have dropped $30,000 give or take a fair piece into their ballot access effort.

  9. paulie

    Incidentally, they had to collect something like 15,000 raw signatures to get on the ballot. It seems to me to be unlikely that they are big enough to do this with volunteers, so someone must have dropped $30,000 give or take a fair piece into their ballot access effort.

    Yes, that was mentioned in in one of the articles I read about it, I think maybe on BAN. I’m surprised I did not hear about it on the petition grapevine as well.

  10. paulie

    years ago a great deal more public money was spent directly on giving people a leg up

    I’ve seen how that money gives people a “leg up.” I grew up in slums. More like kicks people’s legs out from under them.

    and to create social stabilty.

    That’s actually a lot closer to the mark. It creates social stability by preserving the wealth of those deemed “too big to fail” and preventing their upstart competition from rising to challenge them.

    building and maintaining our infrastructure

    At a far higher price and lower quality than the market would, but look on the bright side…at least it pads some people’s pockets at the expense of everyone else.

    protection of civilization

    It does the reverse,

    feeding of starving people.

    Actual charities do that. They are all over the place and were even more prevalent before government got in the way. BTW, feeding starving people without government approval is being made illegal in cities all over the country, and businesses are actually forced by law to throw away perfectly good food. Speaking BTW as someone who has both actually starved (once very closely to death, although you certainly wouldn’t know it by looking at me now) and fed starving people many times.

    a very small percent is used for true altruistic reasons.

    None whatsoever. Taking money from people with the threat of force, distributing most of it to well off bureaucrats and government partnered corporations, and using the crumbs that are left over to keep poor people trapped in poverty is a lot of things, but altruism is not one of them.

  11. bruce a smith

    Thank you Paulie and Jill for your excellent points. Agree whole heartly. If I lived in Mass. I would gladly throw my vote away for Twelve whatever party. I dispise the demoRats and RepubliCONS that much.

  12. Miro

    One of Winslow’s signature gatherers mentioned an individual standing outside a supermarket gathering signatures.
    I assumed it was either Laura Garza or Jack E. Robinson, but it makes me wonder if it was actually this fellow.

    That was pretty much the first and only interaction I’ve heard of with the TVP so far.

  13. Mark Jones

    “For some reason, the 12 Visions Party just makes me think of the 36 Chambers.”

    Makes me think of the Twelve Monkeys.

  14. L Deninger

    Unfortunately, the 12 visions party philosophy fails in the same way our founders failed. That is, they do not fundamentally limit the size of government. Even God only asks for 10%. Therefore, government, local, state and federal combined, should not be allowed to SPEND more than 10% of the gross domestic product of the United States. Our representatives can argue about how to divide up that 10%. The reason I say spend, rather than tax, is because otherwise government will print or borrow money. Even at 10%, government would be spending over a trillion dollars per year, so that should be plenty for any legitimate purpose.

  15. KG

    I also agree with Jill and Paulie…even Bruce. Although, when I vote for the TVP, it won’t be out of spite towards the Republicans and Democrats; it will be because they have the best and smartest plan to fix America and subsequently the WORLD’s problems. It would be wise for everyone to read the TVP National Platform at tvpnc.org. I did and it was genius..I must admit.

  16. Cheryl Jones

    Hello!!!
    I just came across this on the internet and was intrigued by the conversation!!!
    The Twelve Visions Party is a party built for the purpose of “Depoliticizing America” and then the world!!! The people in the Twelve Visions Party (TVP) are regular people (business -small and large, office, industrial, construction, cooks, chefs, waitresses, you name it) that have formed this political party according to the rules to become a political party! But we are not politicians and do not want to be politicians!!! It is our intention to take politics out of our government. We feel that “The Prime Law” along with the “Protection-Only Budget” is the only thing that will correct the problems within our government!!!

    The Prime Law

    (The Fundamental of Protection)

    Preamble

    *The purpose of human life is to prosper and live happily.

    *The function of government is to provide the conditions that let individuals fulfill that purpose.

    *The Prime Law guarantees those conditions by forbidding the use of initiatory force, fraud, or coercion by any person or group against any individual, property, or contract.

    Article 1

    No person, group of persons, or government shall initiate force, threat of force, or fraud against any individual’s self, property, or contract.

    Article 2

    Force is morally-and-legally justified only for protection from those who violate Article 1.

    Article 3

    No exceptions shall exist for Articles 1 and 2.

    The name “Twelve Visions Party” comes from our Twelve Visions:

    Vision One: Become the person you were meant to be
    Vision Two: Live the life you were meant to live
    Vision Three: Feel extraordinary every day
    Vision Four: Slow down aging permanently
    Vision Five: Land the job of your dreams
    Vision Six: Build the business of your passions
    Vision Seven: Experience the love of your life
    Vision Eight: Have the body you always envied
    Visions Nine: Become a genius of society
    Vision Ten: Have everything you always wanted
    Vision Eleven: Ride a prosperity wave to riches
    Vision Twelve: Enjoy nearly perfect health

    It is our goal to

    eliminate poverty,
    bring back our jobs,
    eliminate excessive regulations,
    give the people back their freedom,
    cut all taxes by more than 50% (with the Protection-Only Budget),
    eliminate politics from our government,
    protect the people,
    and bring back our government as it was intended
    “Of the people, By the people, and For the people”

    The Twelve Visions Party (TVP) is here to lift America back up to the Great Nation It Once Was!!!

  17. Matt Cholko

    Paulie, do you remember a commenter, presumably a female, that pretended to be a “prominent” member of some BS party, then posted under a different name, from the same IP address, claiming to be someone else, “correcting” the comments left by the first name…. or something like that? Maybe 6-12 months ago. If you remember, do you remember what party that was?

  18. paulie

    I had to close the thread to further comment because (s)he kept having attention whore attacks and bringing it back demanding that the thread and/or her comments be removed, threatening us with lawsuits and what not. After that she did the same on email and we told her to go pound sand on there too.

  19. Andy

    Twelve Visions has got to be one of the goofiest names for a political party of which I’ve ever heard. That’s right up there with the Blue Enigma Party and the Cool Moose Party (which is actually a goofy but still cool name).

    Could you imagine collecting petition signatures for the Twelve Visions Party? “Hey, excuse me, could you sign a petition to put the Twelve Visions Party on the ballot?” It sounds like a party where some dude took a bunch of acid and had Twelve Visions.

  20. paulie

    I would just say third party or new political party. If people ask I would tell them the name and a short summary if they need that. I don’t think I would have had any problem getting sinatures. It is a goofy name though, you are correct.

  21. Andy

    “paulie May 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm
    I would just say third party or new political party. If people ask I would tell them the name and a short summary if they need that. I don’t think I would have had any problem getting sinatures. It is a goofy name though, you are correct.”

    I’d be kind of embarrassed to say the name because it sounds so goofy. Yes, the smart move would be to give a generic but still accurate pitch, and hope that nobody asks what the party is called.

  22. NewFederalist

    “It sounds like a party where some dude took a bunch of acid and had Twelve Visions.”

    OR… made up by somebody that didn’t get the twelve step program right the first time!

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