Only You Can Change the Status Quo
Nothing would rock the established Democratic Party more than a loss in Wisconsin’s 19th Assembly District.
November 4, 2014 could be the day we change the status quo. Nothing would rock the established Democratic Party more than a loss in Wisconsin’s 19th Assembly District. If you are tired of having Mike Tate ordain the Democratic Party candidate for Governor, if you are tired of either political party’s advancement being put before the needs of the people, then think differently, vote differently. The citizens of the 19th require a full time legislator, not a part time legislator, philanthropist, and political operative. The choice is yours, but free choice sometimes requires thinking differently and voting differently.
The establishment, the media, the two major political parties think you have no choice; they assume you are locked into voting for the Democratic Party candidate. The major media does not inform you about our platform, policies, or candidate. Perhaps they as well assume that you are destined to elect the Democratic Party candidate. The six Eastside neighborhood groups that put on the June 5th forum for the Democratic primary candidates show little to no will for organizing a forum for the general election. Perhaps they also assume you are locked into voting for the Democratic Party candidate.
No Republican is running in the 19th Assembly.
By his own admission, the Democratic candidate claims little difference in major positions between himself and the Pirate Party candidate, Joseph Klein. Does the Democratic candidate assume you have no choice? Does he assume an inevitable win? What if Joseph Klein is the better choice? What if the Pirate Party is the better option?
For those that look, the Wisconsin Pirate Party shows moral conviction and a dedication to human rights. Our party recognizes and supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We believe that if a right is inalienable then it must apply to all people, citizen or non-citizen, rich or poor, without regard to the color of their skin, or their sexual identity. We are definitely not undercover tea-party fanatics, but like Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader, (with a nod to Dwight D. Eisenhower) we think both major parties have become tools of the military-industrial complex. We think that 13 years of war have eroded our civil rights and concentrated political power into the hands of the corporate elite.
We Americans can elevate our political system; we can listen to our better angels, but only through progressive reforms that move power back into the hands of the people. The Wisconsin Pirate Party is the only political party organized as a Wisconsin cooperative, so by law each member has one vote no mater how rich or influential, or what office a member holds. We are the real (little “d”) democratic party. Learn about us, like us, vote for us. Break the chains of pundit predetermination. Vote for the Pirate; vote Joseph Thomas Klein on November 4th.
For more information and to view our platform and what to expect from us, browse to: http://joeklein.org.
Press Releases by Joseph Thomas Klein
We are engaged in a struggle for democracy against the oligarchs, influential capitalists who want to control the government in order to benefit personally, often at the expense of the common citizen.
A strong and democratic labor movement, a quality and democratically controlled public school system, democratic participation for all citizens, and a public confidence in the equal application of the law that is justly blind to ethnicity, class, and gender identification ... this is what I want to strive for.
In Milwaukee, we are now engaged in a struggle for democracy, not against foreign threats, but from our own oligarchs.
Pirate Political Party Campaign 2.0