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           Prologue           

The total official vote from the 2020 Presidential Election.

       Introduction       

In this article we will take a look at US political parties, presidential candidates, and some other current, former or possibly politically active people, perhaps including commentators.

       Chapter 1       

      Table of Political Parties      

Logo Name Compass Position Ideology Healthcare Guns Same Sex Marriage/LGBT Abortion Borders Election Integrity/Reform Digital Privacy Copyright Reform Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs Death Penalty
Alliance Party Logo Alliance Party Center-Left Centrism & Leftism Single Payer[1] "Universal Background Checks", "Closing Loopholes", "National Waiting Period", "Licensing Program", "No Immunity Laws for Gun Manufacturers", "Ban Large Capacity Magazines, Ban Mods + Accessories that mimic automatic weapon, Ban Bulk Sales", "Red Flag Laws"[2] ? ? Vague, lean Control[1] "End Gerrymandering", Ranked Choice Voting, "Campaign Finance Reform/American Anti-Corruption Act"[1], "Vote By Mail"[2] "Re-defining property rights to include personal data"[1] ? Indexed to Inflation[2] ? ? ?
American Solidarity Party Logo[3] American Solidarity Party Culturally Right, Economically Left Christian Democracy, Distributism Single-Payer[4] ? ? Pro-Life[4] Vague, address root causes[4] Federal House and "lower houses of state legislatures should be elected by a system of proportional representation.", "All elections should be held using either a ranked choice system or approval voting."[4] Repeal "PATRIOT" Act and abolish FISA courts, ban pornography, "Internet histories and other user data collected by ISPs should be destroyed, unless retention is specifically required by a court order.", government should not use resources to "censor the media or the Internet or to violate digital privacy"[4] "The government should reform laws and trade agreements that allow the monitoring of personal Internet usage for non-criminal offenses, such as copyright infringement."[4] ? ?, change "Funds currently expended on the “war on drugs” should be directed toward prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation."[4] Oppose[4]
Approval Voting Party Logo[5] Approval Voting Party N/A Single Issue N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Institute Approval Voting, fix Gerrymandering w/ multi-winner districts[6] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bread and Roses Logo[7] Bread And Roses Left Utopian Socialism, Democratic Socialism/Progressivism ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Increase ? ?
Constitution Party Logo[8] Constitution Party Right Paleoconservatism & Constitutionalism[9] Private Control[9] Pro[9] Opposed[9] Pro-Life[9] Control[9] "Repeal of all federal campaign finance laws", "Auditable and verifiable paper trail", Vote in person[9] rejection of laws such as "PATRIOT" act, "enforcing laws that protect us from the proliferation of the pornography" No[9] None[9] Lower[9] De-facto Legalization at Federal level for State's control, w/ Foreign Trade restrictions[9] Support[9]
Democratic Party Logo[10] Democratic Party Center-Left to Left Neoliberalism (majority), Democratic Socialism/Progressivism/Democratic Socialism (minority) Public Option[11] "[Enact] universal background checks, end online sales of guns and ammunition, close dangerous loopholes", "ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines."[11] "ensure LGBTQ+ people are treated equally", pass "Equality Act", "ensure that all transgender and non-binary people can procure official government identification" et al[11] Pro-Choice[11] Very pro-immigrants & immigration, including H1B visas, support Dreamers, anti-border wall[11] Anti-Voter ID, support vote-by-mail, eliminate private financing of elections by constitutional amendment, "ban corporate PACs from donating to candidates and bar lobbyists from donating, fundraising"[11] "[Updating] the Electronic Communications Privacy Act" for digital content, various other nice sounding words and censorship implications[11] ?, oppose foreign intellectual theft[11] Raise to $15 by 2026[11] Raise on wealthy, undo whatever Trump did, support various tax credits[11] End war on Drugs, decriminalize marijuana[11] Abolish[11]
Forward Party Logo[12] Forward Party Center to Center-Left Centrism ? ? ? ? ? Ranked Choice Voting[13], Congressional Term Limits[14], support Vote-by-Mail[15], support Jungle Primaries[16], Voucher and allotment based funding equalization[17] Make Data a "Property Right", pass "Digital Bill of Rights"[18] ? ? Automatic Calculation/Filing of taxes, increase IRS budget, give tax payer ability to direct 1% of taxes to specific department[19] ? ?
Green Party Logo[20] Green Party Left to Far-Left Green Politics & Democratic Socialism/Progressivism Single Payer[21] Close gun show loophole, gun control like Brady Bill[21] For[21] Pro-Choice[21] Open Borders[21] Abolish Electoral College, Public Financing of Elections, "Proportional Representation Voting Systems", "publicly-funded People's Commission on Presidential Debates"[22], support Vote-by-Mail Repeal "PATRIOT" act[21] For[23] At least $15, Indexed to inflation[21] Close loopholes, lower on lower class[21] End War on Drugs, legalize marijuana[21] Abolish[21]
Justice Party Logo[24] Justice Party Left Democratic Socialism/Progressivism/Social Democracy[25] Single Payer[25] ? For[25] ? Unclear, "Immigration Reform"[25] ? ? ? ? Nuanced[25] End war on Drugs[25] ?
Libertarian Party Logo[26] Libertarian Party Big Tent, South on the compass Libertarianism Private Control[27] Pro[28] For[29] Officially De Facto Pro-Choice[29], with Pro-Life Caucus[30] Open Borders[29] "end to any tax-financed subsidies to candidates or parties and the repeal of all laws that restrict voluntary financing of election campaigns" ... "oppose laws that effectively exclude alternative candidates and parties"[29] "ending government’s practice of spying on everyone"[29] ? None[29] No Taxes[31] End war on Drugs[32] Oppose[29]
Modern Whig Party Logo[33] Modern Whig Party ? Jeffersonianism Merged into Alliance Party.
Party for Socialism and Liberation Logo[34] Party for Socialism and Liberation Far-Left Anti-Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Communism Guaranteed[35] ? For[35] "Abortion services will be available free and on demand."[35] Unclear, supports "immigrants rights", against "violent apprehension"[35] "Corporate lobbying would be eliminated — along with the corporations themselves" ... "There will be no distinction between the legislative and executive functions of government"[35] ? "The intellectual products of colleges and universities will be the property of society, with no patents, trademarks, copyrights or private profit from social knowledge and materials."[35] Guaranteed Income[35] ? Unclear, drug war considered racist[35] ?
Peace and Freedom Party Logo[36] Peace and Freedom Party Far-Left Socialism, Feminism, Environmentalism, Anti-War "Free high-quality health care for everyone"[37] "Support the right of working people to keep and bear arms"[37] For[38] "Free abortion on demand"[38] "Full rights for all immigrant workers. No human is illegal. Stop ICE raids. Stop jailing and deporting immigrants", "full political, social and economic rights for resident non-citizens"[37] Vague, "Election Integrity/Reform"[37] "Repeal the Patriot Act. Dismantle the Department of Homeland Security", "Protect digital freedom and privacy, and net neutrality"[37] ? Double and index to cost of living[37] "Tax the income and assets of the rich"[37] "Legalize marijuana, decriminalize drug use, and make substance abuse treatment freely available"[37], End War on Drugs[38] Abolish[37]
People's Party Logo[39] People's Party Left Democratic Socialism/Progressivism, Left-Wing Populism Single Payer[40] Ban "assault rifles, armor piercing rounds, bump stocks, and high capacity magazines", Universal Background Checks, Close Gun Show Loophole[40] For[40] Pro-Choice[40] Open Borders[40] Ranked Choice, Public Funding, No Voter ID, Paper Ballots[40] Repeal "PATRIOT" act[40] ? Minimum Wage[40] Close Loopholes[40] Legalize Marijuana, End War on Drugs[40] Abolish[40]
Pirate Party Logo[41] Pirate Party officially Big Tent with most members seemingly Center to Far-Left Pirate Politics ? ? ? ? ? ? For[42], oppose "PATRIOT" act[43], oppose "EARN IT" Act[44] For[42] ? ? ? ?
Reform Party Logo[45] Reform Party Big Tent/Center Reformism Vague ? "No Stance"[46] "No Stance"[46] ? Vague ? ? ? Vague ? ?
Republican Party Logo[47] Republican Party Center-Right to Right NeoConservatism (one faction), Right-Wing Populism and Trumpism (other faction), Conservatism (all), Libertarianism (small minority) Repeal Obamacare, state-run run programs that are given block-grants w/ no strings attached[48] Pro[48] Opposed[48] Pro-Life[48] Build border wall, nationwide internet-based "e-verify" program for employment, oppose unvetted migration, oppose sanctuary cities[48] Raise or repeal campaign contribution limits, support electoral college, support Voter ID, ballot paper trail, interstate cross checking of voter rolls, impose congressional term limits[48] "ensure that personal data receives full constitutional protection from government overreach", "the internet's free market needs to be free", vague "focus on internet freedom"[48] "Enforce intellectual property laws against all infringers, foreign or domestic"[48] ?, give exemption in territories[48] Lower, make tax code so simple IRS can be abolished[48] Emphasize rehabilitation, pass "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act"[48] Support[48]
SAM Logo Serve America Movement Center-Left to Center-Right NeoConservatism ? ? ? ? ? Ranked Choice Voting, impose "appropriate term limits", eliminate "leadership PACs" ? ? ? ? ? ?
? Socialist Workers Party Far-Left Socialism, probably Castroism (?) ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Transhumanist Party Logo[49] Transhumanist Party Big Tent Transhumanist Politics ? Embedded tracking chip in all firearms[50] ? "rendering the divisive debate over abortion obsolete by reconciling the right to life of a fetus with the freedom of a woman to choose not to carry that fetus"[50] ? "ranked preference voting"[50] ? "Requirement that any educational institution that receives federal funding must openly publish all even partially federally funded research produced by that institution in readily downloadable electronic format without any cost"[50] ? "elimination of graduated taxation and income taxation", "advocates a flat percentage-of-sales tax", "wages, salaries, gifts, donations, barter, employee benefits, and inheritances should remain completely untaxed" [as should] "solely individuals and/or small businesses", "all taxes on land and property should be abolished"[50] End War on Drugs, "legalization of mild recreational drugs such as marijuana"[50] ?, Abolish death penalty for minors[50]
Unity Party Logo[51] Unity Party Center Centrism ?, "Health Care Tax Deduction" for "Americans forced to pay for their own health coverage"[52] "Affirm the 2nd Amendment"[52] ? ? ? "adoption of Approval Voting", "Approval voting, range voting, or STAR voting are better methods for electing", votes cast "be recorded with paper receipts", "Congressional Term Limits"[52] ?, "Affirm the 4th Amendment"[52] ? "Global Minimum Wage"[52] "replacing federal income taxes with a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels"[52] ? ?
Logo Name Compass Position Ideology Healthcare Guns Same Sex Marriage/LGBT Abortion Borders Election Integrity/Reform Digital Privacy Copyright Reform Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs Death Penalty
  1. 1. Positions - Alliance Party, 2020 https://www.theallianceparty.com/positions https://web.archive.org/web/20210121083924/https://www.theallianceparty.com/positions
  2. 2. The Alliance Party, 6/5/2021 https://youtube.com/watch?v=RnGDeKjuP6k
  3. 3. American Solidarity Party Logo, ? https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/60c8ffa375c8387a57111aa0/ac9244f3-a819-48f7-8c1f-5554bc47e37d/Solidarity+Logo+RGB+dark+bkg+horizontal.png?format=1500w https://web.archive.org/web/20211203194554im_/https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/60c8ffa375c8387a57111aa0/ac9244f3-a819-48f7-8c1f-5554bc47e37d/Solidarity+Logo+RGB+dark+bkg+horizontal.png?format=1500w
  4. 4. Platform - American Solidarity Party, ? https://www.solidarity-party.org/platform https://web.archive.org/web/20211205024312/https://www.solidarity-party.org/platform
  5. 5. The Center For Election Science Logo (partially used in approvalvotingparty.com's favicon), ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Logo_for_The_Center_for_Election_Science.png
  6. 6. Platform - Approval Voting Party, ? https://www.approvalvotingparty.com/platform/ http://web.archive.org/web/20210506084152/https://www.approvalvotingparty.com/platform/
  7. 7. Bread and Roses Logo, ? https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5b326cdbcef3721b026f758f/1535116626017-EP14QHH1TYB4PXT1405D/breadandroseslogo.png?format=1500w
  8. 8. Constitution Party Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Constitution_Party_%28USA%29_logo.svg
  9. 9. Platform - Constitution Party, 2016 https://www.constitutionparty.com/principles/platform-preamble https://web.archive.org/web/20200408215846/https://www.constitutionparty.com/principles/platform-preamble
  10. 10. Democratic Party Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_Democratic_Party_Logo.svg
  11. 11. Party Platform - Democrats, 8/18/2020 https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211205185256/https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/
  12. 12. Forward Party Logo, 2021 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Forward_Party_USA_2021.png
  13. 13. Ranked-Choice Voting - Forward Party, 2021 https://www.forwardparty.com/rankedchoice-voting http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065230/https://www.forwardparty.com/rankedchoice-voting
  14. 14. Term Limits - Forward Party, 2021 https://www.forwardparty.com/term-limits http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065213/https://www.forwardparty.com/term-limits
  15. 15. Early Voting - Foward Party, 2012 https://www.forwardparty.com/early-voting http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065221/https://www.forwardparty.com/early-voting›c
  16. 16. Nonpartisan Primaries - Forward Party, 2021 https://www.forwardparty.com/nonpartisan-primaries http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065229/https://www.forwardparty.com/nonpartisan-primaries
  17. 17. Democracy Dollars - Forward Party, 2021 https://www.forwardparty.com/democracy-dollars http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065215/https://www.forwardparty.com/democracy-dollars
  18. 18. Data as a Property Right - Forward Party, 2021 https://www.forwardparty.com/data-as-a-property-right http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065217/https://www.forwardparty.com/data-as-a-property-right
  19. 19. Automatic Tax Filing - Foward Party, 2021 https://www.forwardparty.com/automatic-tax-filing http://web.archive.org/web/20211226065239/https://www.forwardparty.com/automatic-tax-filing
  20. 20. Green Party Logo, 2014 http://www.greenpartywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/p-Green-Party-US-new-logo.png
  21. 21. II. Social Justice - gp.org, ? https://www.gp.org/social_justice/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211125070743/https://www.gp.org/social_justice#sjCivilRights
  22. 22. I. Democracy, ? https://www.gp.org/democracy https://web.archive.org/web/20211115124231/https://www.gp.org/democracy
  23. 23. IV. Economic Justice & Sustainability - gp.org, ? https://www.gp.org/economic_justice_and_sustainability/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211122183436/https://www.gp.org/economic_justice_and_sustainability
  24. 24. Justice Party Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Official_logo_of_the_Justice_Party_(United_States).png
  25. 25. Justice Party - Wikipedia , ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justice_Party_%28United_States%29
  26. 26. Libertarian Party Logo, ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/ff/Libertarian_Party_US_Logo.svg/100px-Libertarian_Party_US_Logo.svg.png
  27. 27. Healthcare - Libertarian Party, ? https://www.lp.org/issues/healthcare/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211121004316/https://www.lp.org/issues/healthcare/
  28. 28. Gun Ownership - Libertarian Party, ? https://www.lp.org//issues/gun-ownership/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211115140101/https://www.lp.org//issues/gun-ownership/
  29. 29. Platform - Libertarian Party, July 2018, no changes made at 2020 convention https://www.lp.org/platform/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211205195945/https://www.lp.org/platform/
  30. 30. Libertarian For Life Homepage, ? https://www.l4l.org/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211125080226/https://www.l4l.org/
  31. 31. Taxes - Libertarian Party, ? https://www.lp.org/issues/taxes/ http://web.archive.org/web/https://www.lp.org/issues/taxes/
  32. 32. War On Drugs - Libertarian Party, ? https://www.lp.org/issues/war-on-drugs/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211121022538/https://www.lp.org/issues/war-on-drugs/
  33. 33. Modern Whig Party Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Modern_Whig_Party_owl.svg
  34. 34. Party for Socialism and Liberation Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Party_for_Socialism_and_Liberation_Logo.svg
  35. 35. Program of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, 2019 https://pslweb.org/program/ http://web.archive.org/web/https://pslweb.org/program/
  36. 36. Peace and Freedom Party Logo, ? pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/71734399/logo_new_red_400x400.png
  37. 37. Summary Platform of the Peace and Freedom Party - Peace and Freedom Party, 06/03/2021 https://peaceandfreedom.us/about-us/platform/summary-platform https://web.archive.org/web/20211228213759/http://www.peaceandfreedom.us/about-us/platform/summary-platform
  38. 38. Full Platform - Peace and Freedom Party, 06/03/2021 https://peaceandfreedom.us/about-us/platform/full-platform https://web.archive.org/web/20211105021634/http://www.peaceandfreedom.us/about-us/platform/full-platform
  39. 39. People's Party Logo, ? https://web.archive.org/web/20210904013105im_/https://peoplesparty.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MPP-Logo-Full-Color-horizontal-web.png
  40. 40. Our Platform - People's Party, 2021 https://web.archive.org/web/20210422035116/https://peoplesparty.org/platform/ https://peoplesparty.org/platform/
  41. 41. Pirate Party Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pirate_Party_USA_Logo.svg
  42. 42. Values and Name - Pirate Party Blog, ? https://blog.pirate-party.us/values-and-name
  43. 43. Protest the PATRIOT Act! - United States Pirate Party, 10/16/2021 https://uspirates.org/protest-the-patriot-act/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211016160053/https://uspirates.org/protest-the-patriot-act/
  44. 44. The EARN IT Act Is Back To Threaten Our Privacy - United States Pirate Party, 2/14/2022 https://uspirates.org/the-earn-it-act-is-back-to-threaten-our-privacy/ http://web.archive.org/web/20220214210854/https://uspirates.org/the-earn-it-act-is-back-to-threaten-our-privacy/
  45. 45. Reform Party Logo, ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/Reform_Party_of_the_United_States_of_America_logo.png
  46. 46. Platform - Reform Party National Committee, ? https://reformparty.org/about-reform-party/platform/ http://web.archive.org/web/20211228230010/https://reformparty.org/about-reform-party/platform/
  47. 47. Republican Party Logo, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Republican_Disc.svg
  48. 48. Platform PDF - GOP, 2016, 2020 https://gop.com/platform/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211215180402/https://prod-static.gop.com/media/Resolution_Platform_2020.pdf?_ga=2.165306300.2055661719.1598124638-455285808.1584478680
  49. 49. Transhumanist Party Logo, ? http://web.archive.org/web/20211019203631im_/https://transhumanist-party.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/logo_bg-150x150.png
  50. 50. U.S. Transhumanist Party Platform, ? https://transhumanist-party.org/platform/ http://web.archive.org/web/20211019203959/https://transhumanist-party.org/platform/
  51. 51. Unity Party Logo, ? https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.37/r1r.6aa.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Unitylogo_nowords_web_nobg.png
  52. 52. Unity Party Platform - Unity, 2020 https://unityparty.us/about/platform-2/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211022161651/https://unityparty.us/about/platform-2/

      Political Party Notes      

Alliance Party

Their website gives error code: 1020 when I try to connect using Tor without a useragent, so here's an archived version.

A party characterised as a pushing "centrist mush" according to Reason[53], which I guess is about right, seeing as most of their positions are extremely vague.

What they have come out with though, as actual positions, are definitely left-wing in nature. Namely, lots of gun control which they say does not ban any specific firearm (if that was the case they would support repealing the NFA), single payer health care, and minimum wage indexed to inflation.

Other than the Green Party they have some of the most actual positions with regards to election reform. However, like the GP, they support Voting by Mail, which hurts voting security and is susceptible to abuse more so than voting in person. They make no mention of Voter ID, but at least do mention campaign finance reform and Ranked Choice voting.

They have the interesting position of making personal data be defined as property, which might lead to enforcement problems but at least is an attempt.

American Solidarity Party

The website dishes out a "400 Bad Request" upon connecting over Tor without a useragent, and is dependent on JS to read the content.

This is a party very influenced by Catholicism. They claim to be the fastest growing party in America.[54] It's like if you took the economic positions of the Greens or People's party and meshed them with the moralistic social outlook/policies of the Constitution party. They also seem to conveniently leave out their opinion on guns and same sex marriage. They want internet histories and user data to be destroyed by ISPs, which they consider a "public utility", unless given a court order. They also want to ban porn, which contradicts the otherwise noble sentiment of "[the government] should not use its resources to censor the media or the Internet or to violate digital privacy itself".[4] Seems like this could create some pretty nasty authoritarianism backed by potentially severe cognitive dissonance, with such a vague and undefined mandate against something.

Aside from that, the site looks very professional if viewing it from a corporate browser with JS enabled, and the positions are interesting and not something you usually hear. A version of this party with maybe a bit more targeting towards shrinking various bloated aspects of the government, the debt, and a bit less of the moralism could do wonders.

Approval Voting Party

A single issue party that supports instituting the lesser known and used but very interesting, and, they claim, better Approval Voting system as compared to the Ranked Choice system. In Approval Voting you select all the candidates on the ballot you approve of, and the one with the most votes after those that are mathematically impossible are rounded off wins.

Bread and Roses

A Maryland regional party that is "not afraid of higher taxes"[55].

Constitution Party

Originally the "US Tax Payer's Party".

Generally considered "to the right" of the Republicans, but in some ways to the south. You might say they are somewhere between Conservatism as it is in the GOP, and the generic Libertarianism of the Libertarian Party.

Much like their name suggests they are constitutionalists, and somewhat paleo-conservative.

Their 2016 platform continues this trend.[9]

Their updated platform page seems to require a lot more JavaScript that before, and certainly would not work with a proper browser such as NetSurf.

Democratic Party

Initially started in 1828 and supporting Andrew Jackson, the party has flipped around later in time, supporting Woodrow Wilson in the early 1900s and his re-establishment of a central bank that Jackson got rid of, being a pro-segregationist party, and then finally settling left after the Southern Switch occurred.

Today the party is a corrupt vehicle for largely corporate interests, and rarely actually does any of the good stuff from their platform.

The party dominates American politics along with it's supposed nemesis and monopoly partner, the Republican Party.

Internally the party is split between the minority "tax the rich" Progressives (like Bernie Sanders, the squad) who support "Democratic" Socialism, and the more corporate oriented NeoLiberals who came to prominence after Reagan, under the Third Way, and control the majority of the party (people like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer etc). There are also more conservative Democrats like Manchin and Sinema, but this is usually due to being from a "red" (meaning generally supports Republicans) area and different corporate interests. "Blue Dog Democrat" is used to refer to Democrats who appeal more to the right.

Forward Party

Something in-between a PAC and a political party, it was started by former 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang in 2021, following his loss in the 2021 New York Mayoral Democratic Primary. It boasts an interesting set of solutions, and can be commended for focusing a lot on electoral issues, which are arguably the most important, especially for third parties. The website works fine over Tor without JavaScript though it seems a useragent must be set, it works with STOP BLOCKING BROWSERS. https://anybrowser.org/campaign.

They will support candidates who are with the 2 major parties, who are independents, and who are with the Forward Party.[56] Some of their positions, like mail-in ballots where they mention signature matching as being "onerous" and voter-id as being "hassles"[15], which seems like a red flag. They also support the red herring that is congressional term limits.[14] Otherwise, most of the solutions are largely unique and not typically found elsewhere in parties. They want to ban lobbying and increase the salary of government employees in an attempt to stop the "revolving door".[57] They support having Civic Juries.[58] Their stance on internet privacy is very similar to the Alliance Party, and also sounds worryingly close to the often ignored and gimmicky GDPR, even mentioning it at the bottom, saying "Build off of the work done in Europe and California". They also say "until we better understand the technologies they’re fueling"[18], which strongly implies they don't really understand the issues of privacy, security and anonymity. If they did, they'd have a Mastodon account or something, and be preaching how we need to enforce existing anti-trust laws while switching over to a decentralized grid, but perhaps that's too much to expect. UBI (Universal Basic Income) is also supported by them.

Green Party

Basically the Democrats except farther-left and not corrupt.

Justice Party

Their website is in Indonesian for whatever reason. Most of the info was taken from Wikipedia, which seemed to be 2011-2012 centric.[25] Now, normally I would not source Wikipedia, but information on this party is very few and far between.

Regarding taxes, according to Wikipedia they are "in favor of a financial transaction tax, pro-progressive tax structure and wants to end the Bush tax cuts."

Libertarian Party

Whatever it is, if the government does it, they are probably against it (they do support a military however, w/ no world policing or draft). They have a lot of caucuses.

They believe the government should be "kept out of the matter" of baby murder, but do agree there should be trial by jury for other kinds of murder. The party seems to support open borders, with the exception of violent criminality, because it's what a "truly free market requires".[59]

The Pragmatic Caucus which controlled the party for a long time collapsed in mid 2021, and the party was taken over by the Mises Caucus, leading to uncertainty about the party's future.[60]

They support the Balanced Budget Amendment.

Modern Whig Party

Website is down. In 2018 they merged with other parties to form the Alliance Party.[61]

Party for Socialism and Liberation

Site is clownflared, so here's an archived one. Site is also very hefty on the JavaScript.

Wants to essentially overthrow the government and make a new constitution and institute a planned economy. Typical "Communist utopia" type stuff. Believes everyone should have free access to baby murder. Calls lots of things racist, oppressive. Appears to consider Capitalism the root of all problems, despite also recognising a corporate takeover of the government has taken place.

Peace and Freedom Party

A seemingly California focused socialist party, that seems to be in cahoots with both the Greens and PSL.

Peoples Party

Site is clownflared so I suggest using the Web Archiver.

A left-wing party that sounds in substance very similar to the Green Party. They are for fair trade, ending foreign wars, election reform, ending the war on drugs, ending corporate prisons and the death penalty. However, they oppose voter ID, support baby murder, want open borders, are virulent gun grabbers, and make no mention in their platform of copyright reform.[40]

Jimmy Dore is a registered member of the party.[62]

  1. 62. 62% Of Americans Want A Third Party. - The Jimmy Dore Show, 3/13/2021 http://youtube.com/watch?v=oQ-LksXeHAc

Pirate Party

The name "Pirate" refers to digital piracy, which they claim to have been called, and basically went with it as a name. In my opinion, the name is one of their issues. Because while I or even you may like it, most will see such a name and think it is either a joke, or that piracy (the thing pirates do) is bad.

The first Pirate Party was started in Sweden by a person named Rick Falkvinge. Pirate parties have since cropped up around the world, and won elections in multiple countries. Most notable of which is the Czech Republic (as of this writing it is the Pirate Party with the most seats anywhere), the EU parliament, and Iceland, where at one point they almost formed a government[63]. In 2021 the Czech Pirate Party entered the governing coalition taking 3 ministerial posts. They also have the mayorship of Prague.[64]

Pirate Politics, which the Pirate Party professes include things like Copyright reform, being against DRM, (re-)instituting Net Neutrality, and strengthening privacy laws.[65] They also see themselves as "post-ideological", being "not right or left", and just "doing what works" (Utilitarianism?).

Many of the members may be left-wing themselves, even if the party seems to leave economic and other political positions up to members themselves. Meaning that in the future, unless voted down internally or others become part of the platform committee(s?), they could take standard left-wing positions on issues such as immigration, potentially guns (though some far-leftists are actually pro-gun), abortion, voter ID and other things.

To my knowledge this is the only party that actually addresses digital privacy in their party platform. It's a shame they don't "correctly" (meaning in my opinion), or at all, address other issues too.

Despite the "pro-privacy" theme I noticed that on the Massachusetts Pirate Party's (which seems to be the most active?) YouTube channel, they clearly display their use of Windows 10, macOS and Google Hangouts[66], which just seems somewhat odd, considering that they are not exactly "pro-privacy" softwares.

According to their site, they conduct meetings of the PNC (Pirate National Committee) every Wednesday over IRC (their network, PirateIRC). The global pirates also have a presence on Matrix and Telegram.[67] There is also a free to download (or you can buy a paperback copy) book, which is a collection of essays, called "No Safe Harbour" (you should read it [Tor/Onion] [I2P/Eepsite]).[68]

In June 2020 the party announced on their blog support for the violent left-wing suppression mob Antifa, and called for then-President Trump to resign following the death of George Floyd in the State of Minnesota purportedly at the hands of local police (not federal) due to his threat to invoke the Insurrection Act.[69]

In January 2021 they announced their support for impeaching and barring from future holding of office then-former President Donald Trump following the "fortified"[70] 2020 election and the subsequent uncoordinated[71] January 6th capitol riot (where gates were opened by police[72]).[73]

The party has taken to using the spyware platform known as Discord for communications[74]. They also have a wiki.

  1. 63. Icelandic Pirate Party Asked to form Government - The Guardian, 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/02/iceland-pirate-party-invited-form-government-coalition
  2. 64. Pirate Party Fills Three Ministerial Positions in New Czech Government - TorrentFreak, 12/24/21 https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-fills-three-ministerial-positions-in-new-czech-government-211223/ https://web.archive.org/web/20211224070104/https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-fills-three-ministerial-positions-in-new-czech-government-211223/
  3. 65. Platform - Pirate Party Blog, ? https://blog.pirate-party.us/platform http://web.archive.org/web/20200329040558/https://blog.pirate-party.us/platform
  4. 66. Pirate Party Massachusetts - YouTube, ? https://invidio.us/channel/UCesjOOaciJYO3w3GTO_vcaw
  5. 67. Global Pirates, ? http://globalpirates.org
  6. 68. No Safe Harbor, 2011 http://web.archive.org/web/20190714052624/http://www.nosafeharbor.com
  7. 69. Trump’s threat to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act. - United States Pirate Party, 6/1/2020 https://uspirates.org/trumps-threat-to-invoke-the-1807-insurrection-act/
  8. 70. https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/, 2/4/2021 https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/ https://web.archive.org/web/20210907125702/https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/
  9. 71. Exclusive: FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated - sources - Reuters, 8/20/2021 https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-fbi-finds-scant-evidence-us-capitol-attack-was-coordinated-sources-2021-08-20/ https://web.archive.org/web/20210907214048/https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-fbi-finds-scant-evidence-us-capitol-attack-was-coordinated-sources-2021-08-20/
  10. 72. Watch the Moment Police Opened Gates for Trump Protesters to Storm Capitol Building - MSN, 1/6/2021 https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/watch-the-moment-police-opened-gates-for-trump-protesters-to-storm-capitol-building/ar-BB1cxad1
  11. 73. United State Pirate Party – Regarding Impeachment - United States Pirate Party, 1/13/2021 https://uspirates.org/united-state-pirate-party-regarding-impeachment/
  12. 74. img/uspol/piratepartydiscord.png, 9/8/2021 img/uspol/piratepartydiscord.png

Reform Party

Their platform is extremely vague and does not say much at all. Take their "stance" on election reform for example: "The Reform Party will change the election and lawmaking policies and processes in such a way that it gives the voter direct access to those running for and elected to office". What? Or how about their "Tax Policy": "The Reform Party will create and utilize a fair tax policy for both citizens and industry that will allow the country to grow and prosper". This basically if your party's platform was just "we will make things better", leaving out the how.

The party was started by Ross Perot for his failed 1996 (second) run for the presidency. At it's height, the party controlled the governorship of Minnesota with Ace Ventura having been elected. Donald Trump ran in the primaries for the 2000 election but dropped out after David Duke and Pat Buchanan joined the party. After this, it went into decline. In both the 2016 and 2020 elections, their presidential nominee was Rocky De La Fuente, the same as the Alliance Party.

Republican Party

The website is horrible and just shows a glowing red elephant unless I enable JavaScript. Of course in reality it just shows "The requested URL was rejected. Access Forbidden" when visiting over Tor without a user agent. Even if you load the site with everything the way it wants it, there is no easy "platform" button. Only way I found it was through a SearX search, and it was only a PDF (which is fine and better than JS wall, it's just better to offer a non-JS web version to). Even the PDF sucked really bad, as other than the first page, it was a bunch of images that where unsearchable by a PDF reader, making it exponentially harder to sift through. I was able to convert it to images however and use a program called tesseract to convert those to text, but none of this should have been necessary.

Moving on to the words of the platform itself, I felt it was somewhat repetitive, used a lot of political speech to turn what could have been simple concepts and policies into vague virtue signalling. This platform took the longest and was the slowest for me of all of these to read and comprehend.

The platform could be far more simple, and talk about concrete policies. They do this for a few things, but it is amongst lots of other text, like their support for Balanced Budget Amendment. Others, like their drug policy, are spread out over the whole thing. Copyright is only mentioned once, in the context of enforcement, not reform. There's no mention of approval voting, ranked choice. Overall I think the party should be less authoritarian, and become vocal and knowledgeable about privacy concerns and copyright law. Much like it's supposed nemesis and monopoly partner the Democrats, it is a vehicle for corporate interests, though perhaps increasingly less so.[75][76]

It also occurs to me that the platform is sufficiently vague enough, and the party sufficiently big tent enough, that it could interpreted any way. For example they make a big deal about how marriage is a "union of one man and one woman", yet the Log Cabin Republicans exist.

Started in 1854 as an anti-slavery movement the party rose to prominence under Abraham Lincoln, the first president and second nominee ever from the party. The GOP ("Grand Ole Party") dominated post-civil war politics before everything become a GOP vs Dem contest. The party has gone from being fairly progressive in the 1950s (Eisenhower), to very fiscally conservative/paleoconserative/libertarian (Goldwater, Ford), to neoconservative under Reagan, and finally populist under Trump. The neoconservatives still control a large swath of the party, but are dwindling.[77]

SAM

A party formed in 2017 by former Bush staffers and Lincoln Project types in the wake of the failed "#NeverTrump" movement.[78]

Maybe they could become a mainstream, establishment force in favor of ranked choice?

Socialist Workers Party

Yet another Socialist party not to be confused with Socialist Party USA, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (which got a much higher vote total in the 2020 presidential election than any of the others with Socialist in their name), Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Alternative, Freedom Socialist Party, or Socialist Action.

The "official website" on Wikipedia links to a newspaper called "The Militant", on which I don't see any obvious "platform" page.

It's probably safe to assume they have similar leanings as the PSL, but with technical differences on stuff no one but they know or care about.

Transhumanist Party

A party started in 2014 by presidential candidate Zoltan Istvanson for the 2016 election, the party has continued on under the leadership of others. Like many parties, they simply don't take a position on certain issues or are deliberately vague. This one seems to be mostly about seeking high-tech solutions to issues, and preserving the legal ability to do so. They also support UBI.

There is a more comprehensive wiki page about the party at HPlusPedia.

Unity Party

A party founded by Bill Hammons in 2004.[79]

While it is Centrist in it's positions, a lot of this is simply because it doesn't even take a position on several issues.

The platform seems a bit odd in places, as if it's more of a log of passed motions or something, such as this line that reads "The phrase “global warming” in “IV. Eliminate the Federal Income Tax” and “VIII. Free and Fair Trade” is hereby replaced with “climate change”."

They support more term limits, voting method reform (they actually know what approval voting is) and the "Balanced Budget Amendment". The rest of the positions are mostly vague and lack in form.

      Tables of Political People      


      Table of Political People 2020      

Picture Name Party Position Compass Position Ideology Healthcare NRA Rating Same Sex Marriage Abortion Borders ? Digital Privacy Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs
Alyson Kennedy Alyson Kennedy Socialist Workers Party ? ? ? ? ? ? Pro-Choice[80] ? ? ? $15[80] ? ?
Donald Trump[81] Donald Trump Republican Party Logo[47] President of the United States, 2017-2021 Northeastern Right-Wing populism, Conservatism, Nationalism "Repeal and Replace", keep preexisting conditions protection Endorsed "Settled"[82] Pro-life Control For ? Do not raise but would consider Lower ?[83]
Don Blankenship Don Blankenship Constitution Party Logo[8] ? Eastern Constitutionalism Private[84] Unrated but "100% protection for the Second Amendment and the use of guns" Against[85] Pro-life[86] Defend[87], Control[88] ? Opposes Surveillance ? ? Do Not End War on Drugs, but Change/Refocus it
Gloria De La Riva[89] Gloria De La Riva Party for Socialism and Liberation Logo[34] Position Compass Position Socialism/Communism Healthcare NRA Rating Same Sex Marriage Abortion Borders ? Digital Privacy Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs
Howie Hawkins[90] Howie Hawkins Green Party Logo[20] Position Compass Position Ideology Healthcare NRA Rating Same Sex Marriage Abortion Borders ? Digital Privacy Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs
Joe Biden[91] Joe Biden Democratic Party Logo[10] President of the United States, 2021-present Northwestern Liberal/Neoliberal Public Option F[92] For Pro-choice ? ? ? $15[93] Raise for those making more than $400,000 Decriminalize Marijuana[94]
Jo Jorgenson[95] Jo Jorgenson Libertarian Party Logo[26] Position South Libertarianism Private Control Not Rated, very pro-Gun For Abortion Open Borders ? Digital Privacy Opposed Lower Legalize all
Rocky De La Fuente[96] Rocky De La Fuente Alliance Party Logo Position Compass Position Ideology Healthcare NRA Rating Same Sex Marriage Abortion Borders ? Digital Privacy Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs
Picture Name Party Position Compass Position Ideology Healthcare NRA Rating Same Sex Marriage Abortion Borders ? Digital Privacy Minimum Wage Taxes Drugs

      Table of Other Political People      

Andrew Cumo[97] Andrew Cuomo Democratic Party Logo[10] Governor of New York, 2011-2021 Northwestern Liberal/
Neo-Liberal
Obamacare[98] F[99] For[100] Pro-Choice[101] Open Borders[102][103] ? ? $15[104] Lower[104] Legalize Marijuana[105]
  1. 80. Our Campaigns - Alyson Kennedy, Mar 16th 2019 https://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=75699 http://web.archive.org/web/20201015092522/https://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=75699
  2. 81. Trump official picture, ? https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/President-Trump-Official-Portrait-200x200.jpg
  3. 82. President Trump and Same-Sex Marriage - National Review, June 1st 2018 https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/president-trump-views-on-same-sex-marriage/
  4. 83. Trump administration doubles down on anti-marijuana position - Chicago Tribune, Feb 21st 2020 https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-tft-trump-anti-marijuana-stance-20200221-jfdx4urbb5bhrf6ldtfpxleopi-story.html
  5. 84. Healthcare & Social Security - donblankenship.com, ? https://www.donblankenship.com/constitution-party/the-issues-we-stand-behind/156-healthcare-social-security http://web.archive.org/web/20200920210825/https://www.donblankenship.com/constitution-party/the-issues-we-stand-behind/156-healthcare-social-security
  6. 85. Family - donblankenship.com, ? https://donblankenship.com/constitution-party/principles/162-family http://web.archive.org/web/20200918062322/https://donblankenship.com/constitution-party/principles/162-family#
  7. 86. Life - donblankenship.com, ? https://donblankenship.com/constitution-party/principles/165-life http://web.archive.org/web/20200918074517/https://donblankenship.com/constitution-party/principles/165-life
  8. 87. Foreign Policy, Defense, & Terrorism - donblankenship.com, ? https://www.donblankenship.com/constitution-party/the-issues-we-stand-behind/151-foreign-policy-defense-terrorism http://web.archive.org/web/20200920211948/https://www.donblankenship.com/constitution-party/the-issues-we-stand-behind/151-foreign-policy-defense-terrorism
  9. 88. Immigration - donblankenship.com, ? https://www.donblankenship.com/constitution-party/the-issues-we-stand-behind/133-immigration http://web.archive.org/web/20200920195702/https://www.donblankenship.com/constitution-party/the-issues-we-stand-behind/133-immigration
  10. 89. Gloria De La Riva Image, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gloria_La_Riva_at_Trump_inauguration_protest_SF_Jan_20_2017.jpg
  11. 90. Howie Hawkins image, 2010 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hawkins_2010.jpg
  12. 91. Joe Biden Picture, 2013 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Joe_Biden_2013.jpg/100px-Joe_Biden_2013.jpg
  13. 92. Joe Biden - NRA, ? https://www.nrapvf.org/campaigns/2020/biden
  14. 93. The Biden Plan for Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Unions, ? https://joebiden.com/empowerworkers
  15. 94. A Founder Looks at 50: Marijuana Policy and the 2020 Elections - NORML, Oct 9th, 2020 https://norml.org/blog/2020/10/08/a-founder-looks-at-50-marijuana-policy-and-the-2020-elections
  16. 95. Jo Jorgensen image, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jo_Jorgensen_by_Gage_Skidmore_3_(50448627641).jpg
  17. 96. Rocky De La Fuente, ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rocky_De_La_Fuente1_(2)_(cropped).jpg
  18. 97. Andrew Cuomo (image), ? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andrew_Cuomo_by_Pat_Arnow_cropped.jpeg
  19. 98. Andrew Cuomo - OnTheIssues, ? https://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Andrew_Cuomo_Health_Care.htm
  20. 99. Andrew Cuomo - NRA, 2014 https://www.nrapvf.org/campaigns/2014/defeat-cuomo
  21. 100. Issues - andrewcuomo.com, ? https://www.andrewcuomo.com/issues
  22. 101. Andrew Cuomo on Abortion - OnTheIssue, ? https://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Andrew_Cuomo_Abortion.htm
  23. 102. Cuomo Pardons Immigrants - New York Times, 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/nyregion/trump-cuomo-pardons-immigrants.html
  24. 103. Cuomo Grants Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants - New York Post, 2019 https://nypost.com/2019/06/17/cuomo-signs-bill-granting-drivers-licenses-to-illegal-immigrants
  25. 104. Governor Cuomo signs $15 minimum wage & family leave, 2017 https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-15-minimum-wage-plan-and-12-week-paid-family-leave-policy-law
  26. 105. Andrew Cuomo - NORML, ? https://vote.norml.org/politicians/45083

      Political People Notes      

Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo is the son of former NY Gov Mario Cuomo and the brother to CNN Host of "Cuomo Primetime" Chris Cuomo. He was HUD Secretary under Bill Clinton, before being NY Attorney General. He was also at one point married to a Kennedy.[source pending]

He signed into law the most restrictive gun control in the USA.[source pending] Has apparently said virtually nothing about digital privacy.

At one point disbanded a corruption probe after they began investigating members of his inner circle.[106]

In early 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, he has come under extra attention and speculation that he could be a replacement for Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee for President in the 2020 Presidential election.[107]

He has also proposed cuts to Medicaid rather than raising taxes on higher income brackets.[108]

Has made use of prison labor.[109] During the coronavirus pandemic he placed a pause on, but did not cancel rent payments, and "halted" evictions for 90-days.[110]

He stated on Cuomo Primetime that he is not going to or thinking about running for president.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients were ordered to be unnecessarily put in nursing homes, leading to increased death rates.[111]

Following his being accused of sexual harassment, a subsequent investigation and report by the Attorney General, Cuomo resigned as governor in August 2021 and was replaced by Kathy Hochul.[112]

  1. 106. Ex Cuomo Aide to be slapped with federal charges, 2016 https://nypost.com/2016/09/22/ex-cuomo-aides-expected-to-be-slapped-with-federal-charges
  2. 107. Andrew Cuomo on Corona Virus - New York Times, ? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-coronavirus.html
  3. 108. Cuomo makes $11 billion in cuts to medicaid during corona, 2020 https://www.nyaprs.org/e-news-bulletins/2019/2/16/cuomo-11-b-in-medicaid-cuts-more-housing-3-prison-closures
  4. 109. Cuomo used prison labor to make hand sanitizer, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/10/hand-sanitizer-prison-labor
  5. 110. Cuomo not canceling rent, 2020 https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-new-york-governor-cuomo-not-canceling-rent-payments-2020-3
  6. 111. New York Times - What We Know About Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal, 8/4/2021 https://www.nytimes.com/article/andrew-cuomo-nursing-home-deaths.html
  7. 112. Axios - Andrew Cuomo resigns as governor of New York, 9/10/2021 https://www.axios.com/andrew-cuomo-resign-8e1b4dd7-50c5-425c-bb4a-359913a2189c.html

Don Blankenship

Seems to understand the underlying problems and why corruption persists (corporations etc), but is somewhat vague on the "how". There is no "issues" page that I could find on their site.
Wants to exit Afghanistan/is anti-interventionist. Opposes surveillance by the government without a warrant, believes there should be no corporate surveillance (by Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple etc), "make the laws consistent with the constitution".
Supports the existence of the Space Force, development of space-related technology. Does not support defunding the police.
Says the Dept. of Energy is "a waste" and common core is a "horrible mistake", "our kids are not being properly educated". Says that the government is not given the authority by the constitution to be a humanitarian agency, but that the focus should be on homeless people in America. Wants to abolish the Dept. of Education, and remove all subsidies etc & support home schooling.[113]
Opposes "abuse" of H1B visas[88].

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