Veterans Party of America

From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Guide to:
U.S. Politics
Icon politics USA.svg
Hail to the Chief?
Persons of interest

The Veterans Party of America (VPA) is a US minor party with a generally conservative and pro-military platform.


They fielded a few candidates in 2003. In 2006, they split, with part joining the Modern Whig Party. The party was reconstituted in 2013, receiving Federal recognized party status.[1]

Their elected representatives include Michael Hart, Mayor of Commerce, Oklahoma; Commerce is a former mining town with a population of 2,473, best known for Bonnie and Clyde's visit in 1934 when they killed a peace officer and kidnapped the police chief, to whom they gave a clean shirt.[2]


Chris Keniston, a former US Air Force maintenance supervisor, is their candidate for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.[3] He believes in the "necessity and sanctity of both religion and government", job creation, border security, increased defence spending, cyber-security, space exploration, non-interference in global affairs, bans on corporate and union election spending, and the abolition of income tax, but is unconvinced that global warming is real.[4]


  1. See the Wikipedia article on Veterans Party of America.
  2. Campbell Killing, Texas Hideout
  3. Chris Keniston,
  4. Platform,
United States political parties
American Independent Party - Christian Liberty Party - Communist Party USA - Constitution Party - DINO - Democratic-Republican Party - Democratic Party - Falconist Party - Federalist Party - Green Party - Know Nothing - Libertarian Party - National Atheist Party - Progressive Labor Party - Prohibition Party - RINO - Radical Republicans - Reform Party - Republican Party - Revolutionary Communist Party (US) - Socialist Party USA - Socialist Workers Party (US) - States' Rights Democratic Party - Workers World Party - World Socialist Party of the United States - Yippie -