Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Kevin J. Rogers: A Time to Serve

modern-whigFrom Kevin J. Rogers at the Modern Whig Party website:

Perhaps no value ranks higher in the mind of a Modern Whig than the commitment to authentic public service. And, as a party founded by veterans, that commitment to service probably finds no higher expression than our desire to do all we can for those who have served, or are currently serving, our country in the armed forces.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians name and shame unopposed legislators to reform ballot access

Competitive Elections Wisconsin has compiled the following list of forty-seven state representatives who were elected without an opponent on Nov. 4, 2014, out of the ninety-nine members of the Assembly elected every two years. The group’s motto says it all about their motive: only one name on the ballot isn’t an election at all.… Read more ...

Mark Wachtler: Beware of Republicrats Posing as the Opposition

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

Here is a strategic question for opposition party leaders. We all agree our primary target is the American people and our goal is to open their eyes to the corruption and destruction that Republicans and Democrats are inflicting on our country. We want them to switch sides and join us in the opposition.… Read more ...

Thomas L. Knapp: In 2016, Let’s Have Real Presidential Debates

Thomas L. Knapp

Thomas L. Knapp

From Thomas L. Knapp at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism:

Every four years, the Commission on Presidential Debates puts on a series of campaign commercials disguised as presidential and vice-presidential debates.

The CPD is, in theory, a non-profit organization “established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners.”

But the CPD is really just a scam the Republican and Democratic Parties use to funnel illegally large “in kind” campaign donations, in the form of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of free media exposure, exclusively to their own candidates.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party Unveils New Website

From the newly revamped MWP website:

It’s been a bit of a haul, and as usual with these things took longer than planned, but we’re finally here: The Modern Whig Party of America has launched its new, updated website. And we are ready to roll.

Long-time supporters who were used to the old website are going to notice some changes immediately.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Cancels Presidential Convention and Instead will Nominate by Direct Vote of Members

prohibitionFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Prohibition Party has cancelled its national convention, which had been set for June 2015 in Helen, Georgia. Instead the party will chose a presidential candidate by conference call in July 2015. “Member” is someone who had contributed to the party no later than May 5, 2015.… Read more ...

Cryptocoins News Article on Zoltan Istvan and the Transhumanist Party

Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan

Cryptocoins News recently ran this article on presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan and the newly-created Transhumanist Party. Given the site’s focus, CCN specifically asked Istvan about his and the party’s thoughts on bitcoin. Istvan responded:

Basically, I’d say most Transhumanists support cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin and new technologies that are coming that way.

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Mass Pirates: ‘Stop Fast Track in Congress!’ blog, published April 18:

Already oppose Fast Track, TPP & TTIP? Help stop them!

Thursday Congressional leaders put forward a bill to “Fast Track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deals.

If passed, TPP & TTIP would enshrine some of the worst proposals corporations and the entertainment industry have put forward.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan: Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

From Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan at the Huffington Post:

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo’s DNA. Many large media outlets interviewed scientists around the globe who chimed in on the ethical implications of the science, which ultimately could lead to designer babies.… Read more ...