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.