Chelene Nightingale, who is running for California governor as an American Independent Party candidate, has received a whole host of endorsements including many notable border/ sovereignty advocates and constitutional proponents.
These include Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack, G. Edward Griffin, esteemed patriot and author of The Creature From Jekyll Island, and Constitution Party 2008 presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin. Baldwin, who was endorsed by Congressman Ron Paul for president in the 2008 general election, was listed along with Ron Paul and Bob Barr in the infamous 2009 MIAC report entitled “The Modern Militia Movement”. The report falsely alleged that Baldwin supporters and libertarian types were potential terrorists. The three presidential candidates considered legal action and sent a joint letter to the government in response to the report.
Other notable supporters of Nightingale include former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo, former Congressman from Virginia Virgil Goode, and Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently sued by the U.S. Justice Department in a civil rights probe, Goode, who had served in Congress since 1997, lost his Congressional seat to Democrat Tom Perriello in 2008. Interestingly, Goode had served in Congress as a member of three different political parties; he started out as a Democrat, switched to Independent from 2000-2002, and to Republican in 2002. In 2010, he joined the Constitution Party.
Dr. Don Grundman, (TruthUSA.org) who also endorsed Nightingale, has run in years past for the U.S. Senate in California and is currently seeking the U.S. Senate seat in the 2012 election. He is running as a candidate of the American Independent Party, which has been described by Grundman as the “California branch of the national Constitution Party”. On Nightingale’s endorsements page, Grundman is listed as ‘Vice-Chairman American Independent Party’. The party’s website, however, currently states that it is ‘affiliated with America’s Independent Party’
In June 2008, independentpoliticalreport.com reported ‘American Independent Party Factions Hold Rival State Conventions’, explaining “The American Independent Party of California is split between two factions of activists. One faction supported Alan Keyes for President in 2008 and wants the AIP of California to be affiliated with the America’s Independent Party, a nationally organized third party organized around Keyes’ run for President….The other faction in the American Independent Party is aligned with the national Constitution Party and wanted to nominate Chuck Baldwin for President in 2008.”
This has been a very contentious issue for the party, with rivals Baldwin and Keyes even slated to speak at the same conference in 2008. Grundman, a chiropractor from San Leandro, gave a detailed explanation of the whole affair in a blog titled The Corruption of Alan Keyes . Maggie Bloom, on the Sacramento Central Committee of the American Independent Party, wrote an essay entitled Alan Keyes and the Neocon Destruction of Third Parties , (also discussed at freerepublic) in which she noted “In steps Alan Keyes to wreak his destructive havoc…So much for viable third parties”.
The Libertarian Party of Orange County posted an article titled ‘The Case Against Chelene Nightingale’. The writer mentioned her opposition to abortion, position on chemtrails, and immigration stances among reasons to oppose her, describing her as a ‘fundamentalist Christian ultra right wing theocratic conspiracy theory advocating nut case’.
Nightingale, meanwhile, who is a former model and actress, seems completely unphased by party discord and opposing factions. She has landed a virtual who’s who of esteemed patriot endorsements. This writer endorsed her in March after reading her platform positions, particularly after views she expressed in an interview, asking “Why can’t we question what happened with 9/11?” In the interview, Nightingale also discusses a wide range of topics including ending the fed, opposing Schwarzenegger’s global warming bill, securing the borders, as well as the “new world order”, an elitist population control agenda, and the nature of fighting tyranny. The two part video interview, which lasts a little over 20 minutes, was produced by Paul Wittenberger and conducted by Mike Murphy. [Watch part 1 and part 2].
Chelene Nightingale is heads and shoulders above the likes of Jan Brewer and Debra ‘despicable’ Medina. Former Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson, who courageously and publicly challenged the official story of 9/11 in a dynamic speech on the statehouse floor, ran for governor of Arizona in the primary against Jan Brewer, but unfortunately did not receive much publicity.
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Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, Rense, National Motorists Association, and many others. You can view a full archive of his Examiner articles here.
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