Monday, February 1, 2016

My predictions for tonight's Iowa Caucus results

I posted the following predictions for tonight GOP and Democratic caucuses in Iowa on both Ron Paul Forums and Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas forum.

My prediction for the GOP caucus:

Donald Trump 29%
Ted Cruz 27%
Marco Rubio 16%
Ben Carson 9%
Rand Paul 7%
Jeb Bush 4%
Mike Huckabee 3%
John Kasich 2%
Chris Christie 1%
Rick Santorum 1%
Carly Fiorina 1%
Jim Gilmore 0%

As for Dems:

Hillary Clinton 49%
Bernie Sanders 47%
Martin O'Malley 4%

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Election results for Polish Senate - National Rebirth of Poland

Narodowe Odrodzenie Polski - National Rebirth of Poland
The National Rebirth of Poland (Narodowe Odrodzenie Polski) had seven candidates for the Polish Senate in the October 25, 2015 elections. They received a total of 57,012 votes.

District 1
Anetta Elzbieta Stemler   6,378 votes   6.76%  (4 of 5)

District 10
Jaroslaw Rajchert            4,646 votes   3.44%  (6 of 6)

District 11
Piotr Stanislaw Pis          5,641 votes    4.24%  (5 of 5)

District 15
Michal Lewandowski   22,642 votes  13.96%  (3 of 3)

District 39
Robert Kozuchowski      6,074 votes    5.37%  (5 of 5)

District 68
Igor Lukasz Matyjas       5,986 votes    4.39%  (6 of 7)

District 94
Mariusz Kazimierz Trawka  5,645 votes  4.80%  (6 of 6)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Polish parliamentary election results for Poles living in the USA

Washington D.C. - Consulate of the Republic of Poland

Law and Justice           -  226 votes      36.93%
Civic Platform             -  159 votes      25.98%
Modern                        -    80 votes      13.07%
Together                      -    44 votes        7.19%
United Left                  -    42 votes        6.86%
Kukiz '15                     -    31 votes        5.07%
KORWiN                    -    22 votes        3.59%
Polish People's Party   -     7 votes         1.14%
Citizens to Parliament -     1 vote           0.16%
Social Movement        -     0 votes              0%

Total votes: 612

Florida -  Polish Catholic Mission, Pompano Beach  and John Paul II Polish Center, Clearwater

Clearwater 145 total
Law and Justice         - 220 votes      60.11%
Civic Platform             - 61 votes      16.67%
Modern                        - 35 votes        9.56%
KORWiN                    - 19 votes        5.19%
Kukiz '15                     - 15 votes        4.10%
United Left                  - 10 votes        2.73%
Together                      - 5 votes          1.37%
Citizens to Parliament - 1 vote            0.27%
Polish People's Party   - 0 votes               0%
Social Movement        - 0 votes               0%

Total votes: 366

Georgia - St. Marguerite D'Youville, Lawrenceville

Law and Justice        - 27 votes      31.03%
Civic Platform           - 27 votes     31.03%
Kukiz '15                   - 14 votes     16.09%
KORWiN                  -  7 votes        8.05%
Modern                      -  6 votes       6.90%
United Left                 -  3 votes       3.45%
Together                      - 1 vote         1.15%
Polish People's Party   - 1 vote         1.15%
Citizens to Parliament - 1 vote         1.15%
Social Movement        - 0 votes             0%

Total votes: 87

Seattle, WA - Polish House Association

Law and Justice           - 96 votes      48%
Civic Platform             - 36 votes      18%
Modern                        - 26 votes      13%
KORWiN                    - 23 votes      11.5%
Together                      -   7 votes        3.5%
Kukiz '15                     -   6 votes        3%
United Left                  -   4 votes        2%
Polish People's Party   -   1 vote         0.5%      
Citizens to Parliament -   1 vote         0.5%
Social Movement        -   0 votes        0%

Total votes: 200

Denver, CO - Saint Joseph's Church Polish School

Law and Justice         -73 votes      58.87%
Civic Platform           - 28 votes     22.58%
Modern                        - 8 votes      6.46%
Kukiz '15                     - 7 votes      5.65%
KORWiN                    - 4 votes      3.23%
United Left                  - 2 votes      1.61%
Together                      - 1 vote        0.81%
Polish People's Party   - 1 vote        0.81%
Citizens to Parliament - 0 votes            0%
Social Movement        - 0 votes            0%

Total votes: 124

Monday, July 28, 2014

Election Results for European Parliament for Poland - Poles Living in the Canada



Law and Justice                      - 41 votes        51.90%
Civic Platform                         - 27 votes        34.18%
United Poland                          -  2 votes          2.53%
Democratic Left-Alliance          - 2 votes           2.53%
Your Movement                        - 2 votes          2.53%
Poland Together                        - 2 votes          2.53%
Congress of the New Right       -  1 vote            1.27%
National Movement                  -  1 vote            1.27%
Polish People's Party                -  1 vote            1.27%
Green Party of Poland              - 0 votes             0%

79 votes total


Law and Justice                          - 52 votes       50.49%
Civic Platform                            -  24 votes       23.30%
National Movement                    -   8 votes          7.77%
Congress of the New Right         -   7 votes          6.80%
Your Movement                         -   4 votes          3.88%
Poland Together                         -   3 votes          2.91%
Democratic Left-Alliance            -   2 votes          1.94%
Green Party of Poland                -   2 votes          1.94%
Polish People's Party                  -   1 vote            0.97%
United Poland                            -  0 votes            0%

103 votes total


Law and Justice                        - 300 votes      64.10%
Civic Platform                            -  71 votes      15.17%
National Movement                   -  29 votes        6.20%
Congress of the New Right         - 23 votes        4.91%
Your Movement                         - 17 votes        3.63%
United Poland                            -  14 votes       2.99%
Democratic Left-Alliance           -    7 votes        1.50%
Poland Together                        -    6 votes        1.28%
Polish People's Party                 -    1 vote          0.21%
Green Party of Poland               -    0 votes        0%

468 votes total


Law and Justice                         - 9 votes        50%
Civic Platform                            - 3 votes        16.67%
United Poland                            - 2 votes        11.11%
Poland Together                         - 2 votes        11.11%
National Movement                    - 1 vote            5.56%
Congress of the New Right         - 1 vote            5.56%
Democratic Left-Alliance            - 0 votes                0%
Your Movement                         - 0 votes                0%
Polish People's Party                  - 0 votes                 0%
Green Party of Poland                - 0 votes                 0%

18 votes total


Law and Justice                        - 23 votes          76.67%
Civic Platform                           -  4 votes           13.33%
National Movement                   -  1 vote               3.33%
United Poland                           -   1 vote              3.33%
Polish People's Party                 -   1 vote              3.33%
Democratic Left-Alliance           - 0 votes                  0%
Your Movement                        - 0 votes                   0%
Congress of the New Right        - 0 votes                  0%
Green Party of Poland               - 0 votes                  0%
Poland Together                       -  0 votes                  0%

30 votes total


Law and Justice                        - 56 votes              40.29%
Civic Platform                           - 48 votes              34.53%
Congress of the New Right       -  15 votes              10.79%
National Movement                  -    8 votes                5.76%
Your Movement                       -    4 votes                2.88%
United Poland                           -    3 votes                2.16%
Democratic Left-Alliance          -     3 votes                2.16%
Green Party of Poland              -     2 votes                 1.44%
Polish People's Party                -     0 votes                      0%
Poland Together                       -     0 votes                      0%

139 votes total


Law and Justice                        -   28 votes                  63.63%
Civic Platform                           -     9 votes                  20.45%
Congress of the New Right        -     3 votes                   6.82%
Democratic Left-Alliance          -      2 votes                   4.55%
Poland Together                        -     1 vote                     2.27%
United Poland                           -     1 vote                     2.27%
National Movement                  -     0 votes                         0%
Your Movement                       -     0 votes                         0%
Polish People's Party                -     0 votes                         0%
Green Party of Poland              -     0 votes                         0%

44 vote total


Law and Justice                       -  19 votes                   48.72%
Civic Platform                          -  11 votes                   28.21%
United Poland                          -    3 votes                     7.69%
Green Party of Poland              -    2 votes                     5.12%
National Movement                 -     1 vote                      2.56%
Democratic Left-Alliance         -     1 vote                       2.56%
Poland Together                      -     1 vote                       2.56%
Your Movement                      -     1 vote                       2.56%
Congress of the New Right      -     0 votes                           0%
Polish People's Party               -     0 votes                           0%

39 vote total

Total Canada 

Law and Justice                        -  528 votes                   57.40%
Civic Platform                           -  197 votes                   21.41%
Congress of the New Right       -     50 votes                     5.43%
National Movement                  -     49 votes                     5.33%
Your Movement                       -     28 votes                     3.04%
United Poland                           -     26 votes                     2.83%
Democratic Left-Alliance          -      17 votes                     1.85%
Poland Together                       -      15 votes                     1.63%
Green Party of Poland              -        6 votes                     0.65%
Polish People's Party                -        4 votes                     0.43%

920 votes total

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Election Results for European Parliament for Poland - Poles Living in the USA


European Union Parliament elections were held May 25, 2014. Poles in the United States also voted in the election. I obviously strongly supported the National Movement, a national organization that was founded on November 11, 2012 as an effort to unify Polish nationalists. Here is the breakdown:

Washington DC - Consulate of Republic of Poland

Civic Platform                          - 75 votes          48.39%
Law and Justice                       - 37 votes           23.87%
Congress of the New Right      - 15 votes           9.67%
Democratic Left Alliance          -  8 votes            5.16%
Your Movement                       - 8 votes             5.16%
Poland Together                      - 5 votes              3.22%
Green Party of Poland             - 4 votes              2.58%
Polish People's Party               - 2 votes              1.29%
National Movement                 - 1 vote               0.64%
United Poland                          - 0 votes              0%

Total votes: 155

New York City, NY - 2 locations - Consulate of Republic of Poland, Polish-Slavic Center

Law and Justice                             - 504 votes      57.01%
Civic Platform                               - 202 votes       22.85%
Congress of the New Right           -   61 votes          6.90%
National Movement                      -   32 votes          3.62%
Democratic Left Alliance              -    21 votes          2.37%
Your Movement                          -    20 votes          2.26%
United Poland                              -    17 votes          1.92%
Poland Together                          -    15 votes           1.69%
Green Party of Poland                 -      8 votes           0.90%
Polish People's Party                   -      4 votes           0.45%

Total votes: 884

Passiac, NJ - Polish American Cultural Center

Law and Justice                         - 171 votes          64.29%
Civic Platform                            - 52 votes            19.55%
Congress of the New Right         - 16 votes            6.01%
National Movement                   - 8 votes               3.00%
United Poland                            - 8 votes               3.00%
Your Movement                         - 4 votes               1.50%
Democratic Left Alliance            - 3 votes                1.13%
Poland Together                        - 3 votes                 1.13%
Polish People's Party                 -  1 vote                  0.38%
Green Party of Poland               - 0 votes                  0%

Total votes: 266

New Briton, CT - Haller Post 112 Grove St.

Law and Justice                              - 66 votes           70.97%
Civic Platform                                -  13 vote             13.98%
National Movement                        -   6 votes              6.45%
Your Movement                             - 4 votes                4.30%
Democratic Left Alliance                 - 3 votes                3.22%
Congress of the New Right             - 1 vote                  1.08%
Poland Together                             - 1 vote                  1.08%
Polish People's Party                      - 1 vote                   1.08%
United Poland                                - 0 votes                   0%
Green Party of Poland                    - 0 votes                    0%

Total votes: 93 

Los Angeles - Consulate of Republic of Poland

Civic Platform                            - 95 votes                  45.02%
Law and Justice                         - 62 votes                  29.38%
Congress of the New Right        - 22 votes                   10.43%
Your Movement                        - 14 votes                     6.64%
Democratic Left Alliance           -   9 votes                      4.27%
Poland Together                        - 3 votes                        1.42%
Green Party of Poland               - 3 votes                        1.42%
United Poland                           - 1 vote                          0.47%
National Movement                   - 1 vote                          0.47%
Polish People's Party                 -  1 vote                         0.47%

Total votes: 211 

Chicago, IL - 4 locations - Consulate of Republic of Poland, Zwiazek Podhalan, Parafia Sw.Konstancji, Parafia Sw. Ferdynanda

Law and Justice                        - 1,997 votes          85.41%            right wing total: 91.53%
Civic Platform                          -     146 votes            6.24%
Congress of the New Right      -       50 votes             2.14%
United Poland                          -       42 votes            1.80%
Your Movement                       -       31 votes            1.33%
Poland Together                       -       27 votes            1.15%
National Movement                  -       24 votes            1.03%
Democratic Left Alliance          -        17 votes            0.73%
Polish People's Party               -           2 votes            0.09%
Green Party of Poland              -          2 votes            0.09%

Total votes: 2,338 

Hamtramck, MI  - Instytut Piast

Law and Justice                         - 26 votes     55.32%
Civic Platform                            - 9 votes       19.15%
Congress of the New Right        -  4 votes         8.51%
United Poland                           -  2 votes          4.26%
National Movement                   -  2 votes          4.26%
Your Movement                        -  2 votes          4.26%
Poland Together                        -  1 vote            2.13%
Green Party of Poland               -   1 vote           2.13%
Democratic Left Alliance           -   0 votes           0%
Polish People's Party                 -   0 votes           0%

Total votes: 47


Law and Justice                            - 2863 votes        71.61%
Civic Platform                               -   592 votes        14.81%
Congress of the New Right           -    169 votes         4.23%
Your Movement                           -      83 votes         2.08%
National Movement                      -      74 votes         1.85%
United Poland                              -       70 votes         1.75%
Democratic Left- Alliance             -      63 votes          1.58%
Poland Together                           -      55 votes          1.38%
Green Party of Poland                  -       18 votes         0.45%
Polish People's Party                     -      11 votes         0.28%

Total votes:    3,998

End the European Union. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Libertarian Party of Illinois holds annual state convention

By Krzysztof Lesiak
Published on IPR on September 23, 2013

Convention logo
Convention floor during Robert Murphy’s speech
From Facebook:
LP Illinois members chose our slate of 2014 state-wide candidates at the state convention’s annual business meeting yesterday. They are: Chad Grimm for Governor, Alex Cummings for Lt. Governor, Sharon Hansen for U.S. Senate, Chris Michaels for Secretary of State, Julie Fox for Comptroller, and Matt Skopek for Treasurer. We expect to have a candidate selected soon for the Attorney General position. Thanks to all our state-wide candidates for stepping up!
On Saturday, September 21st, 2013, I arrived at the Libertarian Party of Illinois annual state convention at the Holiday Inn in Bolingbrook, Illinois at 1:40 PM CST. Several Ron Paul 2012 and 2008 bumper stickers greeted me in the hotel’s parking lot, as well as an array of LP stickers.  (The convention had begun at 9 AM, and three individuals: longtime LP activist Mary Ruwart (topic – “health care”), Reason magazine writer Radley Bradko (“Police -State America?”) and Libertarian National Committee (LNC) represenative Dianna Visek (“Dealing with Drones”) spoke beforehand.). The present speaker at that time was Dr. Robert Murphy, an Austrian School economist and self-proclaimed anarcho-capitalist who has challenged Paul Krugman to an economic debate that has collected over $100,000 in pledged donations to a charity organization. Krugman has refused to debate. Murphy hosted a a “Liberty Karaoke” with several “freedom songs” on Friday night.
At that time, the crowd estimate I gathered was about 58-60 people.
Afterwards, former LP presidential candidate Lee Wrights and his campaign manager for that run Thomas Hill screened a portion of their documentary on nullification that was produced in conjunction with the Tenth Amendment Center. The film featured many clips of Tom Woods speaking and received a warm reception from the convention audience.
Next up was a debate over foreign policy. Lee Wrights and LP Illinois vice-chair and 2013 convention chair Ken Prazak debated on the side of a non-interventionist foreign policy against lawyers Bruno Behrend and David Applegate. At the beginning, only two people were undecided as to a non-interventionist foreign policy in an informal raised hand poll. After the debate there were more undecideds but also several people switched from supporting only a non-interventionist foreign policy to a course of affairs that would include other options as well, including those that may be contrary to the classical libertarian position.
Around 8 PM, Tom Woods (historian and author of sucks books as The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown) commenced his speech in the banquet hall. He drew an enthusiastic and very positive reaction from the audience. (His speech will be uploaded to YouTube very soon).  Woods’s booming voice, gesticulation, audience participation encouragement and ripe sense of humor captivated the attendees, and reiterated the reasons why he was considered the highlight of the convention. After the raucous applause at the speech’s end, Woods took questions from the LP attendees. Hill incorporated a line about Woods running for president in 2016 that left the latter speechless and an ear-to-ear smile, as well as an extremely positive audience reaction. I saw that a few new people came just to hear Woods speak and the crowd size was at least 70 people.
I got to talk to Woods a while before his speech on a few topics.  Woods stated that Calvin Coolidge wasn’t a great president due to his support of the Federal Reserve and also added that Robert Taft, a popular former senator figure among Ron Paul supporters, did not have a good voting record and was terrible on domestic and monetary issues. Woods added that JFK, per G. Edward Griffin’s book The Creature from Jekyll Island and several other sources paid lip service at best to any kind of meaningful action against the Fed and defended his staunch criticism of the 35th U.S. president. Woods also said that he wasn’t sold on a Rand Paul presidential campaign and did not commit to voting for him in 2016, saying that “Rand wants to be president more than anything else,” making a reference to long-standing questions about Paul’s commitment to libertarianism. Finally, Woods added that he did not know if pure libertarianism would be successful if implemented in its precise form.
On Sunday, I arrived at 10:28 AM for the tail end of the LP Illinois business meeting that began at 9 AM. Before I got to the meeting candidates for various statewide offices were formally nominated (see Facebook status at the top of the article). Around 40 people were in attendance at this point in the proceedings. Matt Erwin, the Illinois LP state chair and campaign manager for Lex Green’s 2010 run for governor, addressed the delegates and announced that he was stepping down from his role, saying that “I’m not the right person for the job to take it down to the next leg.” Per the party bylaws, vice-chair Ken Prazak would now become the chair but Prazak declined to serve. Therefore, the floor was open for nominations. Current LP Illinois treasurer Matt Skopek was the only candidate nominated and won with a 100% acclimation by voice vote. Now, since the treasurer spot had been vacated, Josh Hanson  was nominated for state treasurer by Diana Visek. (Hanson had been the 2010 LP candidate for Secretary of State). Hanson was also elected unopposed. Also, Daniel Banna was nominated for the LP’s nomination in the 53rd state house of representative district (my home district -KL).
At 10:51 AM, Henryk A. Kowalczyk, a Polish immigrant to the United States, addressed the body about his “freedom immigration proposal” as well as his “life cycle health insurance plan.” These two proposals were ones that Kowalczyk is suggesting to be included in the next Libertarian Party platform (to be decided at the 2014 LP national convention in Columbus, Ohio).
Lastly, before final speaker of the convention took the microphone, ballot access was discussed. It was mentioned that 25, 000 signatures were needed for a full slate of statewide candidates to get on the ballot (this would mean that the number to shoot for would be 50,000 signatures). Monetarily speaking, Visek said that each signature would roughly cost $2.50, leading to a final pricetag that neither the LP Illinois or LP National could afford, so the signatures would have to be collected on a volunteer basis. Visek, a resident of Champaign County, pledged to collect at least 500 signatures herself, and her pledge was matched by at least three other people in the room. Visek also mentioned an ungoing court case by the LP Illinois that aimed to strike down Illinois’s full slate requirement.
The convention’s last highlight was Austrian economist Steve Horwitz, who addressed the crowd  a little after 11 AM on a topic entitled “Engaging Proggressives with Libertarian Solutions.” Horwitz was very well received he also answered audience questions. After his final thoughts, Prazak, smilling widely, took to the floor to announce that all the business had concluded for the state convnetion, thanked all those who came out, and after applause the 2013 Libertarian Party of Illinois state convention was formally adjourned.
Videos and more Pictures COMING SOON!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Two American Freedom Party Leaders Speak Out About Their Party

Originally published on IPR on August 9, 2013. 
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By Krzysztof Lesiak
In January of this year, I had the opportunity to interview William Daniel Johnson, the national chairman of the American Freedom Party (at that time it was called the American 3rd Position). The American Freedom Party is one of the few white nationalist political parties in the United States. The name change to American Freedom Party was made official February 1st. Johnson is also a high profile international attorney who holds a J.D. from Columbia University. In the interview, he talked about his authorship of the Pace Amendment, which wants to ban non-white immigrants from coming into the United States. Johnson also declared his unequivocal support for a “separate ethno-state” for whites in America. He explained that this ethno-state would allow white people to “influence world politics free from some of the difficulties of multiculturalism.”
 Regarding all sorts of subgroups of individuals not viewed very favorably by society in general, such as members of the now essentially archaic Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi skinheads, among others, Johnson said that his party welcomes all people “whether their heads are shaved or whether their heads are nappy.”
 Johnson has never talked to perhaps the most well known white nationalist on the planet, David Duke, about the latter joining the party. Duke is a former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who served one term in the Louisiana House of Representatives in addition to being a perennial candidate for public office and who is the author of several books translated into several languages and videos widely circulated across the globe. Many sources in the mainstream media label him as a “white supremacist”.  Johnson stated that he and Duke “don’t cross spheres” or attend the same events.
 Johnson also briefly mentioned that he really liked Virgil Goode, a former Virginia congressman who was the Constitution Party’s 2012 presidential candidate. He said that he met Goode previously at a conservative GOP event in 2008.
 The AFP’s chairman said he founded the American Third Position Party to promote the views that were dear to him in January 2010. He said that he hopes to work with “all groups” to gain momentum for his organization. Johnson has made four runs for political office. Three of those were for Congress in various states (most recently in 2012 under the Natural Law Party label, he received 0.9%) and one was for a seat on the Los Angeles Superior Court. Initially, Ron Paul endorsed him in that race, but promptly retracted his statement of support after Johnson’s views on racial relations came into the limelight.
 Johnson decried the label of “white supremacist” that the mainstream media usually assigns to him and his party, instead insisting that he is a white nationalist. He reiterated that he and supporters of his party want a separate white ethnostate.  He said that he would even welcome collaboration between nationalistic non-white groups who share concern for their own people.
After my phone conversation with Johnson, I conducted a lengthy in-depth interview with Jamie Kelso. Kelso, a North Dakotan,  is currently serving on the AFP Board of Directors as the Membership Coordinator. Kelso was referred to as a “neo-fascist” in the Wikipedia entry about him, and despite Kelso changing this because the label to be false, a Wikipedia editor reverted back to the original. Kelso made a big point about historical precedent for AFP’s views, saying that in America the positions the party espouses were once common place among Americans. He alluded emphatically to Charles Lindbergh, the famed pilot and “America First” activist.
 Kelso said that in November 1939, the most widely read magazine in the world with a readership of 12 million published a centerfold article written by Lindbergh. Lindbergh had written in the article that “We must band together to preserve that most priceless possession, our European American inheritance.” Kelso regards this as one of his favorite quotes.
 Kelso, a big Ron Paul supporter who met the former Texas congressman at the 2011 Ames, Iowa staw poll, also talked about how he met the Constitution Party’s 2008 presidential candidate, Chuck Baldwin, in July 2008 at the Ron Paul Revolution March in Washington, D.C. He said that Baldwin was one of the speakers who addressed at least 10,000 people on the west lawn of the Capitol. He said Baldwin introduced Ron Paul, after a very brief introduction in which Kelso loosely paraphrased  him as saying “I’m gonna shut up, here’s Ron Paul”. Kelso also met the Constitution Party’s 2012 presidential nominee Virgil Goode at one CPAC event along with Chairman Bill Johnson. He was very impressed by the organization Youth for Western Civilization, active in the widely covered protests in Hazleton, Pennsylvania against illegal immigration. Kelso also met Bay Buchanan, sister of famed author and three-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, as well as the president of the John Birch Society, John McManus. According to Kelso, these individuals “know the truth” about racial issues.
He is optimistic that AFP will be on “a lot” of ballots in 2016. Talking about the 2012 election and Merlin Miller’s showing of 2,714 votes, he said that the Libertarian Party and Constitution Party had similar records in their first outings. The party currently has at least 500 members. The largest AFP chapters and most active affiliates are in California, Tennessee, New Jersey, West Virginia and Florida.
Kelso stated that AFP has a unified board of directors and a clear program. He went on to say that third parties like the Libertarian Party have internal factions and are plagued by infighting and all sorts of disagreements, something that the AFP lacks according to him. However, this could also be attributed to the fact that the AFP is miniscule in comparison with the LP. Kelso also said the AFP has a clear program. Speaking of famous members, he mentioned that former 1984 Populist Party presidential candidate and Olympic gold medal athlete Bob Richards, a pole vaulter, joined AFP in the summer of 2010.
He called AFP the “top tier of white nationalism” and once again reiterated that his party  “represents a belief system that was once common”. The AFP, according to Kelso is not focused on economics but rather demographics.
Kelso was briefly involved in the Church of Scientology but quickly left when he found out what it was all about. He labeled it as “a dramatized view of occultism”. As a kid living in Los Angeles, Kelso met a sharp looking girl and she in essence “seduced him into it”.  Once he investigated the Church further, he realized it was a “fraud” and left.
Kelso said that the AFP acronym in no way is stepping in to hurt American far right activist Willis Carto and his weekly newspaper, American Free Press, which is based in Washington, D.C.  He said the party is complementary to Carto, adding that the newspaper publicly endorsed Merlin Miller for President in 2012.  He added that the paper’s views are shared by the party.
 The AFP’s membership coordinator then diverged into a discussion of the AFP’s efforts outside the U.S. He said Dr. Tomislav Sunic is an AFP board member  who has spoken at important meetings of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), a ultra-nationalistic party espousing Germanic imperialism that alludes to former Third Reich leaders like Rudolf Hess, a Hitler protege. Sunic is the AFP’s foreign secretary and ambassador to European nationalist parties. So far, he has given two important speeches in Germany.
At a recent AFP board conference, the AFP endorsed a local school board candidate in Missouri, a candidate in elections this April. The candidate is affiliated with another “pro-white” organization, the  Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC).
Another person involved in the AFP is Bo Gritz, a 1992 presidential candidate. Don Wassall, the former director of the Populist Party in the 1980s is now on the AFP board of directors and publishes the party’s monthly newspaper, The Nationalist Times. California State University professor Kevin MacDonald, known for his outspoken views on race and Jew, is on the board of directors and writes for the white nationalist publication Occidental Quarterly.
Diverging off tangent to deliver some extra trivia, Kelso said the original title of Pat Buchanan’s 2005 book Death of the West was “Death of the White Race”. However, the publisher changed the name.
According to Kelso, David Duke supports the party. In fact, Kelso was Duke’s onetime right-hand man and even lived in his house. He still considers Duke a good friend. Kelso is looking to find a path that will work for average white people and appeal to large numbers of them. Kelso also helped Duke with his radio show, called the “Duke Report”. David Duke ran for president in 1988 as the Populist Party candidate and won 47,004 votes , or 0.05% of the national vote and was on twelve state ballots in that election. The chairman of the Populist Party at that time was Don Wassall, now on AFP’s board of directors. Commenting on why Duke isn’t more involved with the party, Kelso said that “David is his own big franchise, he picks and chooses, while AFP is my thing.” Speaking of Duke’s past jail time and legal troubles, the only thing Duke was ever guilty of according to Kelso was bad bookkeeping and bad banking practices but said he was never guilty of tax evasion. This sentiment echoes Duke’s claim in his 2008 autobiography, My Awakening, that Duke had actually overpaid his taxes to the IRS by several thousand dollars.
Kelso attended Ron Paul’s “Rally for the Republic” in September 2008 in Minneapolis, across the street from the GOP national convention. “We were not even 1% of the crowd,” said Kelso, referring to white nationalists. Merlin Miller and William Daniel Johnson were also there. Kelso said after one GOP presidential debate, he organized a rally for Paul in Boca Raton, Florida, for which 500 people attended. Kelso called Paul’s close friend, Judge Andrew Napolitano, the “Thomas Jefferson of our time.” He added that he loves Ron Paul and that “AFP picks up where Ron Paul leaves off”, specifically on racial issues. According to Kelso, “Ron Paul has started a revolution for whites”. He said that the AFP’s “natural audience” are Ron Paul supporters.
At a the February 2011 CPAC event in Washington, D.C., Kelso spoke about his views to a group of mainly young Ron Paul supporters active with Campaign for Liberty. Here is a video from that event:

Kelso said he was given a rough time by the group of mostly college students. The next day, Kelso claimed that the same individuals, who were grilling him the previous day, came up to him and said he was right – he said that they said that they were simply playing Devil’s advocate when they were sharply criticizing him.  Kelso also stated that they also apologized to him for “treating him so badly” and said they had been intently listening to him.
Kelso commented on the party name change and explained that the Third Positionism advocated by his party is a concept that the American public simply doesn’t have a clue about. It is a concept that is more familiarized among Europeans. For example, Mussolini’s fascist Italy heavily incorporated third positionism into its state model, especially economic corporatism.
Kelso further commented on the racist newsletter controversy surrounding Ron Paul, saying that Paul fully knew of what was being written in his name in the publication. He was not in Congress at the time and according to Kelso had more leeway to express his “real” views.
Talking about popular coast to coast radio talk show personality, Michael Medved, Jamie Kelso said he personally knew Medved and went to high school with him. Kelso participated on the school debate team and scholastic bowl team with Medved. He quoted Medved as saying that “Jamie Kelso proved to me that a right winger could be a good human being”. Medved was raised in a Marxist family. Medved, in his autobiography Right Turns, calls David Duke despicable and a villain, which is ironic considering Kelso was Duke’s right hand man. Medved was also “foaming in the mouth” against Ron Paul. “Jamie Kelso also had a lot to do with that hatred,” Kelso said. In the book, Medved had recommended Kelso because he had remembered him as a John Birch Society activist. Kelso said that Medved wrote nothing about “Jewish media power” or the demise of the white race.Nothing on Jewish media power Medved said nothing about the demise of the white race. Kelso wondered how Medved had become a “Rush Limbaugh neocon.”
According to Kelso, Medved said that Kelso had convinced him that you can be that a nice person and a right winger. “You’re the reason I became right wing,” Medved allegedly told Kelso. However, while they were friends in high school, Medved now hates Kelso.
Kelso said that there is only a tiny group of people that are big fans of Hitler. Prominent individuals like Lindbergh, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford made “pro-white” statements. He added that Ford’s 1905 The International Jew, a four volume set of books, blatantly criticized world Jewry. Kelso said that Ford was making half of all of the cars purchased in England, France, Germany and Russia, and that despite Stalin’s “smear”, Ford was not supportive of Hitler. Kelso also stated, however, that a popular misconception was that Lindbergh was a Third Reich sympathizer. He quoted the pioneering pilot as saying that  “worst thing would be a war among family of nations,” referring to World War II.
 Kelso had an interesting take on Hitler, the man revered by a large segment of the white nationalist community worldwide. Kelso said, “Adolf Hitler did more damage to the White race than anyone else”. (emphasis added).
Kelso mentioned that the first AFP candidate, Ryan Murdough, ran in a 2010 GOP primary for New Hampshire’s state house of representatives and got 296 votes, or 11%.  However, AFP repudiated him immediately after they heard his “Hitlerian neo-Nazi material” and that he “loves Hitler”. Kelso said Murdough was devious and originally signed up as a Ron Paul fan and looked great.  Per Wikipedia, Murdough was the National Political Director for the National Socialist Labor Party. Kelso went on to say that AFP repudiates Nazism, said he never met Murodugh, who he called a “Sieg Heil provocateur”, and said that the New Hampshirite hurt the party’s image badly. In contrast to chariman William Johnson, Kelso said that skinheads are not welcome in the party, and further hammered to point home that  Wikipedia lies about the AFP when they label the party as white supremacist. Kelso said that the AFP is the party of  ”intelligent white people.”
The AFP has one announced candidate in the 2014 elections, Atlee Yarrow, who is running for Governor in Florida. It is not known whether or not he is petitioning to get on the ballot. Yarrow is the leader of the American Freedom Party of Florida. On his campaign website, Yarrow has  links to a neo-Nazi online merchandise store called Get Some 88, a white-only dating site (currently offline) called Aryan Blood, and the world’s largest and most well known white nationalist website, Stormfront. Yarrow was formerly active in the Socialist Party USA (serving as secretary of the state party twice) from 1999 until his expulsion from the party in June 2007. His campaign website can be found here.
 Election results (for all candidates on the ballot with the AFP label)
YearOfficeCandidateOn the ballot asVotesPosition
2011Governor of West VirginiaHarry BertramAmerican Third Position1,111 (0.37%)[27]5/5
2012West Virginia House of Delegates, District 51Harry BertramAmerican Third Position1,110 (0.88%)[28]11/11
2012President of the United StatesMerlin Miller & Virginia AbernethyAmerican Third Position2,714 (0.00%)[29]18/27