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Arizona A3P Chairman Running for City Council in Mesa

Ralph Brandt, American Third Position leader of Arizona, is seeking a City Council post in Mesa.

Brandt is the Arizona leader of the American Third Position, a political party that is making a push to run candidates in all 50 states.

He said modern-day McCarthyism is at play against people who promote European heritage, and he’s gotten unfriendly responses at times when handing out brochures.

“One reaction I get quite often is if I’m a member of the KKK or a Nazi or something like that – all the usual stereotypes,” he said. “Blacks have the NAACP, Mexicans have La Raza but there’s no political group representing the political interests of white people. There’s a tremendous gap which we have the potential for filling.”

Ralph Brandt“The party essentially promotes the ethnic interests of white people,” Brandt said. “We believe that neither political party is serious about controlling our border so that’s a major part of our platform.”

The party’s website says it represents the political interests of whites and that the nation needs to be restored to its “rightful owners.” It also is trying to organize in every state and boost its profile by having members seek elected offices. Brandt joined the party a month after it was founded and its website highlights him as the kind of leader the party wants in every state.

Brandt’s potential candidacy brings concern to a community where racial tension has increased with the illegal immigration debate. Mesa Republican Russell Pearce, the state Senate president, is the target of a contentious recall in part for his creation of SB 1070, the law that makes it a crime to be in Arizona illegally.

The write-up includes the obligatory vilification by Heidi Beirich of the leftist SPLC group, “The party [A3P] formed in 2009 and has quickly grown in strength and its activity,” said Heidi Beirich, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s director of research. The nonprofit civil rights organization said the white nationalist party was founded by skinheads but now is headed by professors and a corporate lawyer. “The leadership is more highbrow today but the basic principle of the party is to make this a white country. As a result, we list them as a hate group,” Beirich said. “They’ve got some really high powered white nationalists on there.”

Brandt scoffed at the hate group label. He said the poverty center applies the term too broadly.

“The party essentially promotes the ethnic interests of white people,” Brandt said. “We believe that neither political party is serious about controlling our border so that’s a major part of our platform.”

The party’s website says it represents the political interests of whites and that the nation needs to be restored to its “rightful owners.” It also is trying to organize in every state and boost its profile by having members seek elected offices. Brandt joined the party a month after it was founded and its website highlights him as the kind of leader the party wants in every state.

The SPLC is not without their own controversy. The “nonprofit civil rights organization” was sued for defamation in 2008 by Professor Geunter Lewy in a libel case (Source):

The SPLC issued a “retraction and apology” in 2010 to Professor Geunter Lewy in a libel case against the SPLC regarding The Armenian Massacre. Plaintiff Guenter Lewy (“Plaintiff”) brought the complaint for defamation against the Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc., and David Holthouse in 2008.

Professor Lewy adds the following comment:

“The SPLC has made important contributions to the rule of law and the struggle against bigotry. Thus I took no pleasure in commencing legal action against it. But the stakes, both for my reputation as a scholar and for the free and unhindered discussion of controversial topics, were compelling. It must be possible to defend views that contradict conventional wisdom without being called the agent of a foreign government.”

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  1. American3P says:

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  2. Crystal says:

    Unfortunately, I don't live in Mesa. If I did I would vote for Mr. Brandt.

    Regarding the Southern Poverty Law Center, this organization labels as a hate group any organization that promotes our interests. This is just a ploy to intimidate Whites into allowing the country to become majority nonwhite. They have no credibility with me.

    I wish Mr. Brandt the very best and I hope that the A3P becomes known to and accepted by more Whites in Arizona and throughout the United States.

  3. sonicwhip says:

    By the way is he running as independent or as an official A3P candidate?

  4. sonicwhip says:

    On the August Nationalist Times it says that the A3P program is available as a brochure for mass distribution. Will we able to purchase this soon on this website?

  5. John says:

    This is great news. Whenever I hear we have someone even running for office, I know we're moving towards our final goals. Even if we don't win, we get campaign experience, get our name out there, and probably gain members.

    Here's hoping to a roaring victory!

  6. harry bertram says:

    This is the best way to build the party.
    By running for office we can reach more people with our ideas.

  7. JamesinUSA says:

    This is great news on the Arizona front, but unfortunately I've received many complaints of the A3P not fulfilling its obligations in giving new members access to the members forum, their coins, their shirts, their resource materials, and even worse, no response to their e-mails in inquiring why this is.

    I realize that this is hardly the place to air such concerns, but members deserve better. If there are legitimate reasons for these lengthy delays, than they should at least be explained to members in a timely fashion and to ask that these members please remain patient a little longer instead of being ignored.

    I realize that our party requires loyalty and faith on the part of its membership to a much higher degree than most, but if the A3P expects to eventually compete with these other parties, these problems must be solved, or face a dwindling membership and eventual extinction as a viable alternative to the existing political system.

    • American3P says:

      Any complaints can be sent to me directly.

      Membership packs and fulfillment operations has moved from So. California to North Dakota. There was a 2-week delay in orders. We are catching up at the moment.

      Forum memberships can be handled by me also.

      Just let me know.

      Admin@american3p.org

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