Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Kelly Gneiting: Double-Thinking, the “Establishment’s” Secret Weapon

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From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

Adolf Hitler stated,

“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.”

In other words, the bigger the lie, the easier the sell. This is one of the great tools of the “progressive” movement.… Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: Who are Politicians? Who are Patriots?

IAP Chairman Kelly Gneiting (right) with first vice-chair Carl Pappalardo (left) and a sumo fan at the 2005 World Sumo Championships in Japan.

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

Ever since I was young I’ve been part of a team. In elementary school my parents signed me up for the wrestling team, which broadened to football, wrestling and track as I got older.… Read more ...

BBC: UKIP joins cross-party push for electoral reform

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The BBC reports that the UK Independence Party has joined with the Liberal Democrats, the UK Green Party, the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru (Welsh Nationalist) in support of a call for reforming the electoral system in the United Kingdom. The small parties – all represented in the House of Commons are calling for use of Proportional Representation to elect a more representative Parliament.… Read more ...

American Freedom Party: Pacific Trade Deal ‘Suicidal’ for U.S.

tpphulkFrom the American Freedom Party website:

Congress is inching toward fast tracking a Trans-Pacific Partnership that critics call “suicidal.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused President Barack Obama of lying about her and other TPP opponents.

By approving “fast track authority,” the House and Senate will authorize corporate tribunals and international lawyers to dictate the terms of the controversial TPP trade deal.… Read more ...

Extreme disparities between vote percentages and seats won in UK election


via Richard Winger at Ballot Access News: 

The British election returns for the May 7 House of Commons election show these results:

Conservatives won 50.8% of the seats with 37% of the popular vote.
Labour won 35.6% of the seats with 31% of the popular vote.
Scottish National Party won 8.6% of the seats with 5% of the popular vote.

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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 ...

Veterans Party: Another Major Milestone

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From the Veterans Party of America website:

On April 30th, the Veterans Party of America activated the Utah Veterans Party of America. We have now activated a party in all 50 states–after ONLY 16 months as a political party.

How does that compare? The next major third party in age to the VPA is the Constitution Party.… Read more ...

Greg Seltzer: Got Milk? We Need Milk!

Greg Seltzer

From former Prohibition Party chairman Greg Seltzer in the National Prohibitionist:

The late Speaker of the California General Assembly Jesse Unruh in 1966 said that, “money is the mother’s milk of politics!” If that was true then and we are looking to 2016; 50 years later, one can only be astounded by the flow of money spent on political campaigns, especially since the Citizens United vs.… Read more ...

Zack Strong: Democracy – A Detestable System

From Zack Strong at the Independent American Party website:

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams to John Taylor, April 15, 1814

The United States of America is a constitutional republic. Or perhaps I should say, that is what we were founded as.… Read more ...

American Freedom Party Activist Tyler Cole Passes Away

Tyler Cole

Tyler Cole

From the American Freedom Party website:

Late Sunday we were informed that AFP member Tyler Cole of Oregon passed away suddenly on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Tyler was one of the early founders of California’s political group Freedom 14, Freedom 14 became American3P, then American 3rd Position. Chairman Bill Johnson transformed it into a national party, American Freedom Party.… Read more ...

Greg Seltzer Resigns as Prohibition Party Chairman

Greg Seltzer

As reported in the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party Chairman Greg Seltzer has resigned his post upon being appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to the Maryland Elections Board, a nonpartisan government post. National Prohibitionist reports: “As a member of the Elections Board, Rev. Seltzer is in a position to influence Maryland election rules toward easier access to third parties.… Read more ...

J.R. Myers: Tundra Roots Coalition, An Alaskan Tale

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From Alaska Constitution Party chairman J.R. Myers, submitted to IPR for publication:

What is going on in Alaska politics? Who are some of the players? What can we expect? Oil prices are dropping and are now far below State of Alaska budget predictions of over $100 a barrel. Output and actual oil flow volume have decreased precipitously in the Alaska Pipeline.… Read more ...