After the events in Charlottesville this past month, I had to clear my thoughts. Discourse had, once again, reached a level of absurdity. Media of all stripes used the act of one misguided person to vilify the entirety of a group. It used this act as cover to endorse silencing speakers of unpopular points of view. It portrayed violent agitators as saints while stripping away the humanity of those who opposed. The President faced heavy criticism, even from members of his own party, for not fully embracing the media’s moral absolutist narrative. Lynch mobs were out for blood. Many inflicted their fury on relics of the past. Personally, I had much to say, but I needed the inspiration to put it all together. I visited the resting place for some of those who had become so controversial in recent months; those whose legacy lay at the foundation of the ideological battle of Charlottesville. Continue Reading
Originally published at IPR
Former Congressman Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party’s 2012 presidential nominee and member of the party’s Executive Committee wrote an editorial yesterday for Breitbart.com in which he endorsed the presidential campaign of the Republican Party’s 2016 front-runner Donald Trump. Continue Reading
Attorney Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Governor of Virginia, answered five questions submitted via e-mail by Saturn’s Repository‘s William Saturn for a joint Wikinews/IPR project.
Sarvis has gained mainstream notice for consistently garnering double digits in opinion polls for the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election, an unusual feat for a third party candidate. The latest Newsmax/Zogby poll from late September placed him at 13 percent, 14 points behind Republican Party nominee Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s Attorney General, and 19 points behind Democratic Party nominee Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman, with 24 percent undecided. Whoever wins election on November 5, 2013, will replace outgoing governor Bob McDonnell. Continue Reading