Friday, October 22, 2010

The Guns and Dope Party

A Fox News piece, "It's My Third Party and I'll Cry If I Want To," by Jodie Curtis, discusses memorable third parties, and gives prominent mention to the Guns and Dope Party:

In 2003 the Guns & Dope party gained national attention. If you enjoy aiming high or getting high or simply have your head in the sand, the Guns & Dope Party could meet your needs. According to their website they advocate "guns for those who want them, no guns forced on those who don't want them," as well as, "drugs for those who want them, no drugs forced on those who don't want them." Created by writer, philosopher and/or comic Robert Anton Wilson during his run for California governor during the special midterm recall election of 2003, this party also advocates for replacing one-third of Congress with ostriches. The ideology is reportedly based on Wilson's insight that every ostrich is a tsar and every person has the right to govern himself or herself.