by Mark Wachtler | Building on a surprisingly strong finish in the 2012 Presidential Election, the American Third Position Party has changed its name. Desiring a term that more accurately conveys their focus and mission, party leaders have chosen the name American Freedom Party. Organizers assure members that only the name is changing and the party’s passionate defense of freedom, as well as its platform, will remain the same.
The American Third Position, now the American Freedom Party, is a pro-American, conservative-right political party that focuses its platform on issues such as freedom, the US Constitution, and putting an end to the government sanctioned discrimination white Americans face every day. As the party’s Mission Statement reads, ‘government policy in the United States discriminates against white Americans, the majority population, and that white Americans need their own political party to fight this discrimination.’
In the 2012 Presidential election, the party’s candidate was Merlin Miller. Surprising his competitors, Miller finished in 9th place, ahead of a number of much larger parties and more well-known candidates. Miller tied Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry and finished ahead of the Presidential candidates from older and more established parties like the Reform Party, the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, Grassroots Party and the Prohibition Party.
Interview with the American Freedom Party
At this author’s request, Party Chairman Bill Johnson was gracious enough to sit down and answer some of our questions about not only the 2012 election, but the future of the party as well. Below is the transcript of that exchange.
January 22, 2013 interview between Examiner’s Mark Wachtler and American Freedom Party Chairman Bill Johnson:
Wachtler (Examiner): Bill, thank you for taking a moment to answer some of my questions about the party’s name change. I truly appreciate it. The most obvious question is, what’s the official name of the new party and why the name change?
Johnson (American Freedom Party): American Freedom Party. People were confused by the name in this country and across the Atlantic. The board thought that a simpler name might facilitate faster growth.
Wachtler: Has anything else changed?
Johnson: The logo is being changed. It should be completed shortly. Our positions change and evolve with time and the situation in which we live. However, the name change does not indicate any change in policies, positions or direction.
Wachtler: What was your impression of this past election? Your candidate seemed to consistently out-poll candidates and parties much larger and better funded than yours. What would you attribute that success to?
Johnson: We had a strong candidate in Merlin Miller. I believe he had the right ideological balance for our first run. He is strongly pro-America, but recognizes the serious flaws affecting this generation. He worked hard for the cause, as he has done his whole life. I can’t say, however, that our effort was a success. We are still largely unknown outside the nationalist/patriotic movement. Our numbers at the polls were modest and the media coverage was lacking. This being said however, the campaign provides a solid platform for future growth.
Wachtler: What are the party’s plans for the 2013/2014 elections? Will you have a slate of candidates running for various offices? If so, what states are you strongest in?
Johnson: We have candidates running now, even in the off-season. For example, we have School Board candidates and City Council candidates. Many of these elections are non-partisan, but we support their efforts and the candidates are committed to the patriotic/nationalist cause. We are strongest in California and New Jersey.
Wachtler: How do you see the future of American politics? Personally, I see the US becoming a multi-party system where coalitions are required to secure a majority in Congress, if America survives at all that is.
Johnson: I think the Democratic Party will continue to gain strength at the expense of the Republican Party. Coalitions may be needed to counter the Democratic Party’s strength. The biggest change in the future of American politics, however, will be the rise of racial consciousness among whites, particularly the next generation of whites. The generation in power now – the baby boomers and its predecessor, the grossly-misnamed “greatest generation” – have done much to destroy the psyche and soul of the white race. The destruction has played out and re-birth is slowly happening day-by-day. With that change will come the powerful voting block needed to save our nation and our race. In ten years, we will have in place the foundation to dramatically reverse the anti-white, dysgenic policies gripping our nation and western civilization as a whole. We will secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.
Wachtler: How can readers find out more about the American Freedom Party?
Johnson: Readers must access our website. They can still do it through ‘American Third Position’. They must participate in our great effort and join the cause. If they do, their grandchildren will boast that their ancestors helped save our people [and Western heritage] in its darkest hour.
Wachtler: Any other important information you’d like to add for our readers?
Johnson: It is simple – Join the party; contribute your time and money to save our future.
Wachtler: Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us. I sincerely appreciate it. For more information on the American Freedom Party, visit the party’s website at TheAmericanFreedomParty.us or AmericanFreep.org.
Mark Wachtler, Independent Examiner | Mark Wachtler is the owner-Editor of Whiteout Press, a former elected official and veteran of independent & third party politics. His creative writing style and lifetime of street-level campaign experiences gives you a glimpse of American politics like you’ve never seen it before.
The American Freedom Party (AFP)–formerly The American Third Position Party (A3P)–supports the right to keep and bear arms. Emancipate yourself from the anti-European, anti-Western political groups. Join a Nationalist Party that puts America first, The American Freedom Party, today!