Monday, September 25, 2017

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Third Party of the Week:

The Independent American Party is a paleoconservative party founded in Utah in 1998. The parties beliefs and platform are in large part drawn from the teachings of former United States Secretary of Agriculture and LDS Church president Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994), particularly a 1968 address of his titled The Proper Role of Government. The party is similar to and sometimes affiliates with the larger and better known Constitution Party. The IAP's most famous member is probably Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, famous for his 2014 standoff with the BLM over a longstanding cattle grazing dispute. The party has a website but its YouTube channel is probably more interesting.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Third Party of the Week:

The Peace and Freedom Party is basically the hippie party and was founded largely in opposition to the Vietnam War. "Committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism and racial equality" the PFP is a left wing party perhaps most notable for some of the celebrates they have nominated for POTUS. In 1972 the party nominated pediatrician and best selling child care expert Dr. Benjamin Spock, in 1984 ex-communicated Mormon ERA activist and radical feminist leader Sonia Johnson, in 2008 Ralph Nader, and in 2012 for president Rosanne Barr and vice president Cindy Sheehan. So really its anybody's guess who they nominate this time, but if your sufficiently upset when Hillary eventually beats Bernie you might find someone to your liking to vote for in the Peace and Freedom Party.