wrote an article in September of 2004 entitled “Nader’s
Truce: A 3rd Party Coalition”. This was after watching
Nader say on Bill Maher’s show that he thought the anti-war, anti-globalist
left should hold out an olive branch to the anti-war, anti-globalist
right. I applauded that. After receiving an email from a man who was
endorsing a 3rd Party unification website at
http://reregistertovote.com. I responded about my ire at Nader for
having his book published by Rupert Murdoch. The man admitted that
Nader had been published by Murdoch, but insisted Murdoch had nothing to
do with Nader leaving the Green Party. Nader was supposedly kicked out
of the Green Party. I didn’t even mention Nader’s Skull & Bones
campaign adviser, Donald Etra.
However, the man sounded sincere and I got to thinking, why
not build an encompassing 3rd Party – I call it 3rd
Party USA. First and foremost, the differences in ideology between the
third Parties are significant, making unification seem almost
impossible. Even the nearly identical Libertarians and Constitution
Party are split over abortion, and peripherally drug policy. The Libs
themselves are actually divided over abortion, but many agree with the
Greens on the issue. However, the Greens want to “reform” the U.N.,
while the Libertarians and Constitution Party want to pull out. These
are just two of the plethora of issues that would cause friction amongst
a 3rd Party coalition.
Position selection for the various candidates is another
conflictive issue. In my article, I suggested that we have someone run
for President, for VP, for Secretary of State. We would essentially
name 3rd Party USA’s Cabinet before the election. One reason
a man runs for president is ego, plain and simple. How would you
delegate posts? It would be an intense situation.
What if we were able to bring four or five major third
parties together under one banner? It would be incredible! If third
parties had no net increase in votes, our conglomeration would poll at
upwards of 10%. That is not even taking into account the fact that this
would generate mainstream news promotion. We could suck off, say, 5% of
the Democrats, 5% from the Republicans. That puts us at R: 40%, D: 40%,
3PUSA: 20%. Now, increase everything exponentially by bringing
disenfranchised voters out to ‘Rock the Vote.’ I read a lot about the
Anarchists, and they don’t vote. Just motivating that movement would
bring in an extra 2%. In essence, half the country does not vote in
Presidential elections. By increasing voter turnout, 3rd
Party USA would be gaining points while decreasing the other parties’
totals. Remember, every vote that is added from a former non-voter is
worth more than one vote. Each new voter increases the pool, thereby
decreasing the Democrat and Republican percentages. By adding 10% from
the non-voting pool, the numbers would reflect a darn good chance at the
title. They would be approximately R: 35%, D: 35%, 3PUSA: 30%. Now
we’re getting somewhere.
Another factor: voluntarily agreeing to come together will
give us a shot at polling 15% three times. This would make it mandatory
for the Repubs and Dems to let us debate. A 3rd Party
coalition would be able to join forces with petitions, securing all 50
state ballots. Being on every ballot, and exposing our ideas through
the National Debates, would be so special - it would make history. Even
if we lost the first try, third Parties would make media coverage
obligatory, simply by the sheer thunder of our alternative political
movement. We could keep the momentum going and find a fair system to
promote our Congressional candidates every two years. If we could just
get more Ron Pauls and Bob Barrs and Cynthia McKinneys in (but under the
“independent” banner), life would definitely get better.
Let me espouse that I do not think this will happen. No one
will listen to me, and thus we will remain fractured, playing right into
the hands of the Illuminati and the New World Order. Yet, I continue.
The first question that should be asked is what can we
absolutely agree on. It’s real simple. We run anti-war and
anti-Patriot Act. It’s as simple as that.
Every major 3rd Party audibly protested the war
in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, upon further discussion, we might be
able to agree to say a 25% military budget cut. We all know that our
foreign intervention is the cause of many problems for our country.
Neutrality has served countries like Sweden and Switzerland very well.
This by no way means we will be isolationist. We have never been
hermitic, as the Americas are monumental trading continents, containing
an overabundance of natural resources that beg to be processed and
traded. Thomas Jefferson is claimed the forefather of classical
liberalism and of libertarian conservatism, proving that the two sides
can be one. Jefferson said: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship
with all nations – entangling alliances with none.”
A 25% reduction from the military budget will make America
safer. By bringing home troops from foreign lands unnecessary to the
aspirations of America; and by paying honest, loyal National Guardsmen
who protect us at home; we can once again gain strength through defense
and diplomacy. No blood need be spilled.
The decreased military expenditures will amount to about a
15% decrease in the overall budget – billions. A secondary platform
created for 3rd Party USA is what to do with this money. We
will have to make an agreement that taxes will not be raised or lowered
during a 3PUSA reign. This will assuage the socialistic Greens and the
laissez-faire conservatives. This is the only way to get lefties and
righties together under one tent. Nullify the tax issue for the
present. Mass global slaughter is a little more important at the
I suggest that we say we are going to use the money saved
from the military budget to get completely out of debt from the Federal
Reserve private banking monopoly. Just the rhetoric alone will put the
supposed anti-war Democrats and the supposed fiscally responsible
Republicans to shame. The creation of one or two more banks, to compete
for the Fed’s business, should be on the agenda. Simply telling the
American people that we are going to make our military stronger while
paying down the debt in record time would assure stiff competition for
the sold-out major parties.
As mentioned earlier, a major tier of our platform should be
the complete repeal of the Patriot Act, Patriot Act II, Victory Act, and
any fascistic or tyrannical legislation. We should be able to agree on
selling to the public our intention of making legislative pork illegal.
No longer will we allow them to tack Hitlerian national ID legislation
onto the end of a war supplemental (although, the war supplemental would
also be vetoed by 3rd Party USA. In fact, the war would end
immediately, by Executive Order if necessary.)
Here is where we get into sticky territory. The Left quotes
the Bill of Rights, saying the Government can’t breech the 1st,
4th, and 5th Amendments. However, these same
socialist Bill of Rights
quoters are often eager to claim that the 2nd
Amendment should be nullified. This makes being your friend very
difficult. Do you not realize that gun control is the weapon used by
dictators, and often sold as a “peaceful” or “ordered” measure? Mao,
Stalin, Hitler: all confiscated guns prior to purges. The Left will one
day come to the stark reality that they would never have had a 1st
Amendment had it not been for the 2nd. The 1st
and the 2nd insure everything else. If Greenies and left
independents can’t see where they are wrong about owning guns, then we
will have to agree to leave everything as it is for now. No new gun
laws, no repeals except for sunsets. That should be a compromise we can
agree on for the sake of our country.
Back to the plank, we will promise to give everyone their
right to a fair trial, attorneys, and humane treatment. We will insist
that no libraries, bank accounts, or Internet activity be monitored
without evidence and a judge’s written order. 3rd Party USA
will demand that all speech, protest, religion, and assembly be allowed,
and it must redress any and all grievances by the people. Under the
mantra of “No Patriot Act”, we can restore some sort of semblance to
sanity in our society.
Another area of opportunity for our movement is the
devolution of power back to the States. For instance, Libertarians and
Greens favor drug legalization, but the Constitution Party does not.
However, the Constitution Party does believe in States Rights. Perhaps
they could agree that we should let the States decide what drugs are
legal, and which are not. I bet they would go for it, as the Bill of
Rights actually delineates this power to the States via the 10th
Amendment. Perhaps we could even agree to make abortion a State issue.
California and New York would fund 8-year-olds to get late-term
abortions without parental consent. Texas and Florida would probably
keep it legal, but disallow government funding. Alabama and Mississippi
could finally make abortion illegal. This would allow abortions for
anyone willing to travel, but would insulate Christian communities from
having to administer culture of death practices. Personally, I think
abortion is murder. I think that the Constitution Party has a valid
argument making this a Federal issue. Washington D.C.’s primary job is
to protect life, liberty, and opportunity. However begrudgingly, I
think that having the Federal Government involved will, as usual, only
make things worse. Therefore, simply overturning Roe v. Wade might be
agreeable, which would NOT make abortion illegal, but simply make it a
The point is we could compromise some things by devolving
power back to the people, via State’s Rights. Internally, instead of a
democracy, 3rd Party USA will be a unanimous republic. If one
member-party can’t agree with the others, we will concede to make the
point moot. In other words, we won’t make new laws or repeal old ones
when a compromise can’t be found. We will leave things as they are.
Another suggestion: 3rd Party USA should conduct
an audit of the Federal Government another platform stance. The
Pentagon has pilfered $3 trillion plus in the last decade. Social
Security has been pilfered, which is why we are having the current
“crisis.” As with everything, we will rectify the accounting by
unanimity. If the Parties agree to increase or decrease funding for
certain programs or projects, or even dissolve a bureaucracy or two,
that is what will happen. If the Parties can’t agree on an increase or
decrease, we will stagnate spending.
Nader and Badnarik
It should be taken into account that Senate and Congress
will be almost entirely Republicans and Democrats. Even if 3rd
Party USA won the Presidency, it would be four years of vetoing the
major parties’ legislation. However, if 3rd Party USA won
the Presidency, we could take our ideas to the people and be assured of
media coverage. When President Nader (or Ventura, or Paul), Vice
President Badnarik, Attorney General Cobb, or Secretary of State
Peroutka says, “We’re trying to cut spending so we can save the country
from bankruptcy, but the Democrats and Republicans are stonewalling,”
the major parties will be inundated with letters and calls from
constituents telling them to get on the ball, and make our government
solvent. If they don’t, we will assuredly see Congressional seats being
picked up by us, or by individual 3rd Party members. The key
is that we must control the debate.
Finally, many people would not run for a cabinet position of
3rd Party USA because they feel they can get more attention
for their causes by running for President on their respective tickets.
We can bypass that obstacle by sharing. The Presidential candidate will
get 25% of the total, the VP will get 20%, the Secretary of State, 15%,
etc. Each Party will have their individual donations, which can be used
as they see fit.
We come to the following:
We must build a platform.
We must agree on who will run for which office.
We must present an election budget
Some suggestions for additional party planks
Platform – It should be decided what 3rd
Party USA’s platform will be. Here is a bullet-point list.
3rd Party USA is against all
non-defensive wars. We are against all military occupation not
accepted by the people of that specific foreign country. 3PUSA will
cut the military budget by 25%.
3rd Party USA opposes the
Patriot Act, and all legislation that limits the liberties of
law-abiding Americans. By limiting freedoms, the United States of
America no longer resembles her former self.
A full audit of the U.S. government will
be conducted by 3rd Party USA. We plan to cut pork,
adding to the 25% military reduction. This money will be used to
pay off the national debt.
3rd Party USA will establish
a new National Bank. The National Bank will compete with the
privately owned Federal Reserve for the U.S. Federal Government’s
business. This will, in turn, drive down interest.
3rd Party USA stands on a
platform of free speech. We desire to reestablish the dominance of
the 1st Amendment. United States citizens will be
allowed to talk, protest, write, and practice their religions
without fear of any influence from the Federal Government.
That would be enough for a win IF there were a perceived
viable candidate or party running on the above platform. Speculatively,
1/3 of the population is anti-war, knew John Kerry was not anti-war, but
voted Kerry anyway because they thought he was less anti-war than Bush.
1/3 of the population will not vote for us BECAUSE we are anti-war. Of
the remaining 1/3, we could pick up about 10% from the Republican base,
the old Goldwater conservatives, because of the anti-Patriot Act
platform. Another 5%, especially the centrists, will like the audit of
their tax payments. Only the most Machiavellian would attempt to argue
against free speech. It’s a universal platform. With those numbers,
3PUSA is sitting at about 48%, which would be a win. The Democrats and
Republicans would be in disarray. During the succeeding reconstruction
of the two major parties, we can establish ourselves on a national basis
as individual parties in a new multi-party, rather than bipartisan,
The Players - The key phrase in
the preceding paragraph is, “IF there were a perceived viable candidate
or party running of the above platform.” How would 3rd Party
USA become viable? First, we would need, minimally, the major 3rd
Parties to unite, thus pooling votes and generating publicity. Second,
we need money.
Let us use my former example, appointing 3rd
Party Presidential candidates from 2004. Ralph Nader would be the most
obvious choice. However, Nader may not ever warm to the idea of a 3rd
Party coalition if he stays chained to Rupert Murdoch and other
neo-cons. If he adopted the 3rd Party USA principles, which
he has espoused many times over, then I believe his celebrity and his
lengthy fight against corporatism should be rewarded. Nader would be
3PUSA’s Presidential candidate. It’s hard to imagine a rival to Nader
for this slot, but I can think of a few. Congressman Ron Paul would be
an excellent choice. He voted against the war in Iraq and the Patriot
Act. He is a national politician, giving him automatic clout. Jesse
Ventura might be a distinct and experienced choice, and Governors
typically win the White House. Remember, the only agenda is the party
platform. After that, every third party represented in 3rd
Party USA will have a veto on proposed legislation. Taxes will remain
constant. Gun laws won’t change. Abortion will continue,
unfortunately. Whenever we can unanimously agree that any issue is a
States’ Rights issue, it will be so. On questions of budget, we will
haggle. Congress will never pass our laws, so it will be largely a
matter of vetoes. Incidentally, I don’t think Bush has yet to veto a
bill in six years.
We will choose in order ideologically. If Ralph, a
leftie, is presidential nominee, then the Libertarians should get the VP
slot. This is also because it is the oldest third party with the most
officials in elected office. The LP received the second most votes to
Ralph Nader in 2000 and 2004. In 2004, Michael Badnarik was on more
State ballots than any other third party candidate. The ticket,
therefore, is Nader/Badnarik, running against war and for free society.
Perhaps a Nader/Paul or Paul/Nader ticket would better represent the new
Green/Libertarian unification. However, if Ron Paul were to run, we
would have one less freedom advocate in Congress, and that would be
For argument’s sake, let’s say we could somehow
wrangle a Nader/Badnarik ticket. Nader brings a name, and Badnarik’s
Libertarian Party brings the best-organized grassroots movement of any
third party. It doesn’t matter who runs for LP, we always get on the
ballot in 48 or 49 states. In 2004, nobody else broke 40 ballots. If
this were our ticket, we would give Secretary of State to David Cobb of
the Green Party. His job would be the obstruction of all draconian
legislation conjured up by our occult-laden, secret society government.
As Secretary of Defense, Constitution Party’s Michael Peroutka would
oversee the dismantling of our foreign occupations and the defensive
rebuilding at home. Maybe we could get Cynthia McKinney to be the
Secretary of State, and David Cobb might play the role of Attorney
General. Heck, 3rd Party USA might get Bob Barr and Tom
Tancredo involved. 3rd Party might be the beginning of a
migration of major party defectors into the 3rd Party
The Vice Presidential contenders from the
individual third Parties would be assigned posts such as Secretary of
Education or Secretary of Agriculture.
With an entire Cabinet pre-picked, all running on
the proposed party platform, 3rd Party USA would become a
reality. If 3rd Party USA were created in this manner,
funding for the campaign would become the next obstacle. Fundraising is
not my area of expertise, and I will leave that to the more qualified.
I do suggest some overall methods in the “Election Budget” section.
Election Budget – It is
understood that 3rd Party USA is not a cohesive 3rd
Party. A short list of candidates would be one or two celebrities
(Nader, Ventura, Paul), and the presidential and vice-presidential
candidates from each participating party. Minimally, we should hope to
have independents, and the Libertarians, Greens, and the Constitution
parties. There is an argument that were, for example, a Libertarian to
run on his own ticket as President, he would have much more face time,
even though he would assuredly lose. Ignoring the fact that the
mainstream media gave Badnarik and Cobb virtually no airtime in 2004,
there are other ways to assuage the contenders.
Each individual party should raise funds and
undertake their primaries in whatever fashion they each choose. Once
the candidates are all selected, positions will be assigned.
Let us assume Badnarik wins his primary, and would
run as president on the Libertarian Party ticket. He joins 3rd
Party USA and is assigned the Attorney General slot. The Libertarians
raise $5 million. They should be able to spend that money in whatever
fashion they see fit. They may decide to promote 3PUSA by marketing
Badnarik as a great Attorney General selection. Or, they may decide to
put some of their money into advertising for Nader and the 3rd
Party movement in general.
However, once 3rd Party USA announces
its candidates, it should immediately begin fundraising. 3rd
Party money will be allotted, each candidate getting a portion of the
total, sans operating costs. Nader, as presidential candidate, would be
allotted the most money, with 20% of the total being used for Nader
ads. The VP candidate will receive 15%. Attorney General, Secretary of
State, Secretary of Defense would get 10% each. This would allow
everyone to advertise for themselves and their individual parties, yet
100% would support 3rd Party USA.
Platform Possibilities – There should be two
plans of attack for the new 3rd Party Executive Branch. One,
a steady barrage of media speeches stating that we must get out of
foreign wars and we must repeal the Patriot Act and other legislation
that limits freedom for the U.S. citizen. We must challenge Congress to
pass bills that reflect our traditional beliefs of liberty and military
neutrality. The American people must face this History. The White
House press corp. will have no choice but to air our demands.
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill must enact such laws or face 3rd
Party USA ousting in the next Congressional elections.
Second, the President must veto any bill that is not
agreed upon by all 3rd Party USA members.
The audit, the budget, and the establishment of a
competitive national bank will round out the first four years with
intensive tasks. However, there are a few other areas of complete
agreement that 3PUSA members might rally behind.
The first is national sovereignty, and specifically the
loss of it. We might be able to agree that all trade agreements that
cede U.S. authority for cheap labor must be repealed. NAFTA and GATT
should be allowed to sunset. CAFTA and the FTAA should be exposed for
the corporate looting ventures that they are.
This could lead into an entire anti-globalization plank.
Along with insanely detrimental trade agreements, 3rd Party
USA might agree that the WTO, World Bank, World Court, and IMF are
adverse to America and the World’s interests. The Greens, I believe,
favor the U.N. (and probably the World Court), so we may have to
compromise. Overall, though, the Greens know that the globalization
being perpetuated by the Elite is harmful to everyone except the
Too, if we are to denounce a World Court, it becomes
incumbent that we prosecute our global crime syndicate. George Bush,
Jr. and his Neo-con lackeys are war criminals. The entire Iraq War is a
debacle. Innocents are tortured and dead. There were no WMDs. There
were no links to Al-Qaeda except for the fact that both Al-Qaeda and
Saddam Hussein were created and sometimes controlled by the CIA. Thus,
the Skull & Bones administration must be punished, or we will have no
argument against a world court. For depleted uranium alone, top members
of the Bush Administration should be either put to death, or given life
of hard labor without the possibility of parole.
Furthermore, all members of Congress and the Senate who
voted to give the President cart blanche power to start and operate the
war should be tried, and minimally censured and fined for being lax in
their duties. A second trial would punish those voting for the Patriot
Act without reading it. This is complete dereliction of duty, and there
must be consequences.
Globalization and unjust trade policies will be
opposed and repealed.
Crimes committed by politicians will be tried in a
court of law
These are just a few ideas that I had for building a 3rd
Party coalition. Michael Badnarik and David Cobb might as well have
been members of the same party in 2004. Together they stood up to the
police state. The pair went to the Presidential debate in St. Louis
with court orders to serve demanding that they be allowed to speak.
They were arrested, transported, and booked for demanding that right.
Together, they went to Ohio, fighting the black box voting and
fraudulent vote counting (while John Kerry hid away in his New England
fortress.) The two men worked diligently together, and without that
cooperation, I don’t believe 3rd Parties would have gotten
any attention in 2004. Ralph Nader called for unification on national
television. Could a staying of the hand concerning abortion bring in
the Constitution Party? It is likely that Chuck Baldwin will be 2008’s
Constitution Party presidential nominee. Would he, and the rest, join a
3rd Party USA, to fight the Establishment and the destruction
I believe a 3rd Party coalition could win in
2008. It would be written in the annals of History as a blow to the Old
World Order. Opposing war is not a fringe movement. Opposing the
Patriot Act is not a fringe movement. Desiring fiscal responsibility is
not a fringe wish. Understanding globalization is not fringe
knowledge. America knows the truth, deep in her soul. The Elite are
raping this country, just as they have raped Central and South America,
and any other land that suited their fancy.
America has a long history of 3rd Party
power. The very first third parties were the Agrarian societies, and
the Antimasons. The former showed the power of workers cooperatively
taking political action. The latter reflects the fact that secret
societies have been manipulating America for many, many years.
I challenge each and every freedom loving America to
contact your 3rd Party of choice to beseech a 3rd
Party coalition. The most tired and worn out sayings often hold the
most truth. United we stand, divided we fall.