Veterans Party of America

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

History[edit]

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]

2016[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. See the Wikipedia article on Veterans Party of America.
  2. Campbell Killing, Texas Hideout
  3. Chris Keniston, ChrisKeniston2016.com
  4. Platform, ChrisKeniston2016.com
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