Saturn’s Repository recently learned that free speech advocate Phil Davison no longer serves in the Minerva Village Council. According to a brief mention in the Canton Repository in August, Davison, who just last year received the nickname “American’s Councilman” decided not to seek a fifth four year term to the seat. He could not be immediately reached for comment.
Davison, who had served in the council as a Republican since 1997, is best known for the passionate speech he delivered to the Stark County Republican Party while unsuccessfully seeking the party’s 2010 nomination for county treasurer. Though the speech likely made Davison the most well-known village councilman in the United States, Davison had informed Saturn’s Repository in 2013 that he suffered politically as a result of the speech. Continue Reading
Progressive activist Robert Milnes, a declared candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination was locked out from his New Jersey residence a week ago, due to rent delinquency. Milnes subsequently took refuge in his sister’s basement, but was removed from there as well. It is unclear where he is now staying.
Milnes, 61, has run for president in every election since 2004, lobbying third parties to nominate a Libertarian and Progressive fusion ticket, an initiative he refers to as PLAS (Progressive Libertarian Alliance Strategy). He suffers from depression and poverty, and served prison time in the 1980’s after pleading guilty to harassing a Philadelphia news reporter. Continue Reading
Citizen Journalist Martin Olson, the man who videotaped Minerva Councilman Phil Davison’s inspirational 2010 speech, uploaded the full, official video of the speech to YouTube last week.
Olson, who operates the Stark County Political Report, which covers local politics in Stark County, Ohio, recorded Davison during the September 8 meeting of the local Republican Party Executive Committee, at which Davison sought the party’s nomination for County Treasurer. In his original posting of the video to the Huffington Post, Olson reported: Continue Reading