Saturday, December 7, 2013

We Need An Army of "None of the Above" Candidates!

There is a vast population of libertarian minded people in America looking to get behind something or someone that will make positive change in our nation, that will constrain government to its smallest possible level.  I am running for Texas Governor on the platform of being the de-facto "none of the above" candidate, the candidate who will not take the oath of office if elected.

This comes from Leo Tolstoy's famous book, "The Kingdom Of God Is Within You," the book that transformed the lawyer M. K. Gandhi into the Mahatma (Great Soul) of India and freed India from British rule.  To "swear not" (give no allegiance to Caesar/ government, by oath or affirmation) means that we are to be the rulers of ourselves in a libertarian stateless society driven by conscience.

If we can run by great numbers, candidates for office, throughout America and the world, who will simple be the "none of the above" candidate, we will have something to get around that draws in the 2 billion Christians on earth, the 800 million Buddhists on earth, all those who follow Gandhi and every person who sees the intrinsic violence of the state conception of life.

This is the path ahead for a viable Libertarian Party.  It is the path of Rothbardians, Rockwellians and all the ians of the LP.  Run for office on the proposition that you will simply refuse the oath when elected.  At critical mass, the state ceases to exist, and humankind gets its freedom in the Kingdom conception of life (a libertarian stateless society driven by conscience).

If they will not allow us to have "none of the above" on the ballot proper, then let us become it.

Gene Chapman
Tolstoyan-Gandhian Libertarian Candidate for Texas Governor
[Endorsed by Dr. Noam Chomsky (Intellectual of the Age), Dr. Ravindra Kumar (World's Most Prominent Gandhian Intellectual) and Bishop T. D. Jakes (World Renowned Pastor)]