Due to the recent move by this party to lift our ban on drugs, I have removed some things from our party materials to reflect this change. Let me say that our party does not all of the sudden love alcohol or other drugs, rather I've just come to the conclusion that to ban them is counterproductive. In addition to the following deletions, any other party material that supports the ban on drugs is to be considered null and void. In interest of honesty and learning and growth, nothing will be shoved under the drug, instead we will admit the understandable errors in the past, learn from them, and be the best we can be. --------------------------------------------I removed the following paragraph from our platform:
When something causes endless suffering and is fundamentally absolutely no good, the only due remedy is to prohibit it. This is why the Autonomy Party calls for a ban on the sale, manufacture, distribution and consumption of intoxicating substances. However, the repercussions for violating our prohibition shall not be criminal in nature. Alcohol, tobacco, LSD, PCP, Marijuana, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Opium and any and all other drugs shall be prohibited and these drugs themselves will be targeted rather than the users of these drugs. The police force shall be empowered to completely destroy every one of these substances which they shall come across. Entire inventories of illicit substances will be destroyed. The police shall be empowered to shut down shops and vendors which attempt to peddle these unsavory corrupting substances. Users clearly will NOT be criminally punished for using drugs is punishment enough. Selling drugs to children shall be deemed a horrible sin. We must protect the purity and innocence of our precious children. Ours shall be a sXe republic.---------------------------------------I removed the following petition, since it is no longer the objective; it is officially null and void:
Petition to Ban Alcohol:
We, the Undersigned, are sick in the stomach and hurt in
due to all the rape and sexual assault, drunk driving deaths,
child abuse and neglect, divorce
anxiety and other psychological disorders, cirrhosis of the
liver and other health problems,
enslavement through addiction and dependence, bad decisions,
destroyed property, drunk driving deaths and injuries,
depression, damaged property of innocent business owners,
insincerity and phony personalities, rowdy and obnoxious behavior,
avoiding dealing with problems, sour moods, rage, angst, violence, clogged courts,
declined productivity in labor and a host of other problems
caused and / or instigated and / or worsened by alcohol.
We recognize that alcohol is pernicious and harmful similar to
currently illegal drugs. We do not believe it should not be
considered legitimate to permit the sale and distribution of this horrible drug.
We the undersigned are baffled as to the legal system's
desire to keep alcohol use legitimate despite all the endless
harm it seems to cause and aggravate, we ask
"What great good does alcohol do that justifies its continued legalization
despite all this horrific harm?"
We the Undersigned demand a Neo-prohibition of alcohol.
We recommend a ban of alcohol. We do not believe users should be
imprisoned or penalized for mere consumption of alcohol for
alcohol is its own punishment. We do believe the government
shall direct its efforts in eradicating produced alcohol and the process alcohol production.
Signed Name, Printed name, address, email or telephone number
send endorsements and petition forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org-------------------------------------------------------------------I removed the following sentence from our leaflet "The Type of Party We Are"
Thus we believe that our government should search for and exterminate all recreational drugs without criminally penalizing the drug users themselves.-----------------
The Autonomy Party in a Nutshell
The Autonomy Party Favors:
Release of All Drug War Prisoners
The End of the Sale, Distribution, and Manufacture of Hard Drugs, Soft Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
The End of Democracy
A Benign Autocratic Form of Government for the USA
The Immediate Criminalization of Abortion
Dynamic Growth and Political Synthesis
A Disciplined Political Movement
A Pan-Ideological Movement of Resistance to the current US government
PO Box 580878 Minneapolis MN 55458-0878
Autonomy Party 153How Do We Define "Mainstream Media"?by Andrew BushardI long have been urging and participating in a boycott of mainstream media. Since definitions are of paramount importance, how do we define "mainstream media"? It's good to know for my own sake and for the sake of others. It's good for me to clarify and refine my position. It's good for others to know what we exactly we are boycotting.First and foremost, our aversion to mainstream media is political -- thus all the other good reasons to boycott it come in 2nd place. It all hinges on the political.Our boycott is a reaction to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) control of radio and television through the licensing process – total free speech is not allowed - one must be sanctioned by the government to get on the air and thus generally only big corporations have a voice. Because of this, the current state of mainstream media is despicable. There should be free access to the airwaves for all people -- similar to how the internet works -- thus anyone should be able to operate a radio or television station, not just big corporations. Even with the advent of more relaxed access for low power fm radio, it is still wrong to control freedom of speech at all. Newspapers are different in a sense -- no licenses are required to establish a newspaper today -- however, because of the virtual corporate monopoly of news, we boycott major newspapers, though alternative ones are fine.Thus the problem is a combination of government restriction of freedom of speech and press and corporate control. Alone each is tyrannical; the two combined is unbearable. It's one thing for corporations to monopolize transportation or utilities, but when it comes to information, related to the most important freedom, freedom of thought, we can't have it being controlled. The internet is beautiful -- almost no governmental control and a plurality of voices are found all over net. May radio and television be the same.Thus we boycott --- All television
Is television inherently bad? I've grappled with this question over the years and now come to the conclusion in its current form, it is, but if we remove the FCC and corporate dominance, it could potentially be redeemable. Neil Postman argued that television innately is an image based forum, as opposed to a text based forum like books, thus television dulls the mind, while text based forums enhance the mind. Still, television technology can potentially be utilized artistically, but I cannot turn on a set when television is like how it is now. It's not that moving pictures or radio broadcasts per se are the problem -- but corporate -government collusion to restrict media access and freedom of speech.--- No FM or AM Radio -- pirate radio (illegal radio operation circumventing FCC regulations) is fine and admirable
There will always be what abouts and people have posed these over the years to meSuch as videos over the internet. Videos over the internet are fine as long as they are not from a major TV or radio source. In fact, virtually everything over the internet is permissible, since this medium permits and enables freedom of speech to flourish.I boycott mainstream media because I believe restrictions on 1st amendment freedoms are unacceptable and any freedom loving person should not tolerate them. So let us continue to boycott commercial radio and television until it becomes just like the internet and may we enjoy nearly everything on the internet because this medium is open and free!
Long live freedom of speech and press!
Long live the Autonomy Party!