It's Republican incumbent Todd Hiett and Libertarian challenger Todd Hagopian in a race for state corporation commissioner. After much thought, research, and prayer, I have decided that I will be joining the Libertarian Party. As a loyal, and vocal, member of the #CruzCrew…with the impending nomination of Donald Trump…I have officially decided to leave the Republican party and pledged to do everything in my power to make the GOP a “third-party” in the future. What if the new party’s only three rules were: 1)  Protect the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States of America, 2)  Reduce Tax liability, drastically reduce spending, and work to reduce the National Debt, 3)  Social issues should be decided by the 10th Amendment, and all views are welcome within the Party. Can anyone reading this blog post think of a reason why such a party would not garner significant support? Are new political parties actually necessary? Hagopian has a solid background and is a serious candidate. Your email address will not be published. The Commission has a history of corruption, and while they have taken steps to combat it, the fact remains that these Commissioners are still some of the highest paid, most prominent politicians in Oklahoma. The average contribution was $37. Joining the existing third parties have not been effective, because it is hard to gain meaningful election wins without a major party. Then there's the race so … Signer of the Constitution of the United States of America. Maybe people are ready to ditch the incumbent. Political advertisement paid for and approved by the candidate. Thanks! English: William Blount. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I will spend every day looking for ways to shrink the role of the commission, cut the red tape, and put more Oklahomans into good-paying jobs so that they can support their families. No Democrat filed for the state-wide position so Hiett will face Libertarian Todd Hagopian of Tulsa in the November general election. From the US News: The third-quarter amount brings Harrison’s overall campaign fundraising to $86 million. tea party, independent, libertarian party, natural law party, tea party, third party. While I am not intimately familiar with Spirit Bank’s operations, I believe it draws the question on whether they do business with the oil, gas, transportation, and public utility companies in Oklahoma.”, Hagopian said it’s his believe that regulation-setting members of government “must be able to show that they are not violating their oath of office to remain neutral. Are there 994,000 libertarian minded donors that can sacrifice $37 or $50? Posted by Todd Hagopian (@ToddHagopian) As a loyal, and vocal, member of the #CruzCrew…with the impending nomination of Donald Trump…I have officially decided to leave the Republican party and pledged to do everything in my power to make the GOP a “third-party” in the future. I am just saying libertarian minded people have power if they are willing to use it. The traditional Republican Party has not welcomed us, as the Tea Party has had mixed reviews in the Main Stream Media. An Important Race for the LP; LPers Maybe Can Make a Difference! Look at the Democrat challenger to Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison, who just raised something like $57 million dollars. © 2020 Virginia Right!. Thank you! This party could provide the true third party that the country has been looking for since the days of the Whigs in the mid-1800’s…, For argument’s sake, let’s give this Political Party a name:  The Founder’s Party. So why aren’t LPers around the nation giving? Like General Patton, all the tanks I need but no gas! Todd contacted me and asked me to consider a follow up article on the race. We send a daily email with the posts of the previous day. This party could theoretically attract folks from the Constitution Party, while also attracting folks from the Green Party. In addition, no one has been able to properly define what a typical “Tea Party Voter” is, so the part has been unable to mobilize nationally. Unsubscribe at any time. I am Ex-GOP and I am endorsing Austin Petersen for President! The only statewide office open is for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. What if we could change all of that? I believe that if people found a way to sacrificially give to candidates (Virginia ought to rake in the dough since our elections are in off-years) the LP would have a better chance to win. Tags: cruz, Endorsement, Ex-GOP, libertarian party, Libertarianism, petersen, President, third party, trump. he number one job killer in this country is not greed, automation, or even a virus from China. Powered by WordPress. Todd Hagopian For Oklahoma Corporation Commission Yesterday at 11:02 AM Not an Oklahoma race, but maybe the clearest argument for Libertarianism by a down ballot candidate I have seen this cycle! Campaign Issue #3:  Put Oklahomans Back To Work. Any Government infringement on the Free Market inherently makes products more expensive for consumers. I will be casting my support for Austin Petersen, who faces an uphill battle to win the nomination at the end of May 2016. Required fields are marked *. To be fair, some of Mr. Petersen’s stances are not directly aligned with mine, but he is a strong proponent of the 10th amendment, and will not force his views on the country. We need to eliminate corruption completely, and the easiest way to do that is to tear down the power that this commission holds over companies and industries. How do we go about consolidating the third parties in this great nation? Todd Hiett In the 1990s, Hiett was elected to serve in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Here is my reasoning on voting for Mr. Petersen instead of Mr. Trump: When faced with a choice between a small government candidate versus a candidate who is in favor of eminent domain and Universal Healthcare…, When faced with a man who wants us to pay as little tax as possible, and has a “Penny Plan” to reduce spending versus a man whose tax plan will ADD $10 Trillion to the National Debt…, When faced with a decision between a pro-life candidate versus someone who has been pro-choice most of their life and STILL supports federal funding for Planned Parenthood…, When faced with a choice between someone who is a strong proponent of the second amendment versus someone who just recently “evolved” to a (mostly) pro-2A stance…, When faced with a choice between a huge reduction in immigration spending verses a MASSIVE expansion in federal powers and workforce within the immigration department…, When faced with someone who will limit our foreign aid and foreign wars versus someone who is already threatening to use nuclear weapons…, When faced with a choice between a pure defender of Religious Freedom versus a man who wants men to be allowed to use women’s restrooms with our daughters inside…. I encourage all of the CruzCrew to contact his campaign at www.austinpetersen2016.com to see how we can help him defeat his competitor at the Libertarian National Convention later this month. This party would allow for a far-right-conservative to vote for a candidate, while at the same time allowing for a Moderate Democrat to vote for the same candidate.