IAP Chair mourns the loss of Aaron Russo

From Christopher Hansen on Aaron Russo…

I am sorry to announce that my friend, Arron Russo, has died. He has been battling cancer for years.

The movie he wrote, directed, produced and acted in, America, Freedom to Fascism, was a blow for liberty and against the IRS tyrants and IRS traitors. It is the best movie of our generation.

Arron may have done things, as we all do, that hurt others or that some people disapproved of but this last gift to Americans cannot be doubted and he did it while knowing he was ill. He did it, not for himself, but for all freedom loving Americans. It was a miracle he got it completed.

I will miss him.

23 Responses to “IAP Chair mourns the loss of Aaron Russo”

  1. Lance Cain Says:

    I wasn’t going to say anything… until I saw this.

    “Arron may have done things, as we all do, that hurt others or that some people disapproved of”

    I don’t don’t know what you’re referring to, but whatever it is, you’re one to talk.

    Children conceived of rape and incest are “trespassers and intruders deserving of extermination.” - Christopher H. Hansen

    http://www.josiahproject.com/2007/03/26/an-open-rebuke-to-the-national-constitution-party/

  2. Trent Hill Says:

    “Children conceived of rape and incest are “trespassers and intruders deserving of extermination.” - Christopher H. Hansen”

    Well let’s hope that isn’t a real quote.

  3. Lance Cain Says:

    “Well let’s hope that isn’t a real quote.”

    Well, he was quoted by Ben Powers, who recently commented on a recent post: http://thirdpartywatch.com/2007/08/25/north-county-times-profile-of-diane-templin/#comment-270852

    Let’s see if we can get a hold of him and ask.

    By the way, I noticed on that thread you said you wouldn’t vote for Don Grundmann if you had a gun to your head. May I ask why? I consider him to be better than most left in the party.

  4. Trent Hill Says:

    a.) He’s extremely creepy.
    b.) He’s a routine candidate. I hate routine candidates (who lose).
    c.) He handed me a bumper sticker that said “Homosexuality is Sinful”. Mind you, I dont neccesarily disagree that, but its stupid to make that a main campaign issue.
    d.) He has no money, no name recognition, and is pro-drug war/anti-gambling I believe.
    e.) He has NO political experience, no writing experience, no speaking experience.

  5. Jason Says:

    Um….doesn’t he use the Matrix (yes, the movie “Matrix” not a snappy power point slide) to relay his views and nut-job conspiracy theories? I’m going to look him up afterwards, so I’m sure I will be blasted if I am wrong, but he advocates similarities from the script involving real life events and the non-fiction story of the Matrix.

    Now that I have the soap-box allow me to take out my notes. It’s largely old news, and those who recommended it are thankfully no longer with us, however, there were those who thought we should submit a religious test. Which would basically reveal to the agents of fanaticism if you believed if John Calvin sent his only begotten son John Wesley to die for you sins. Thank God (the biblical God) that never came to be.

    Let me finish up here, I like their idea in general. I say we make taking a sanity test, as well as an assessment or aptitude test on reality. Whoever fails to meet satisfactory scores will not be able to parade or extend their warped minds, some delusional , others downright comical from polluting and lessening the greater Constitution Party message.

    We need professionals—organized, localized, and energized.

    Jason, CPoL

  6. Andy Says:

    “d.) He has no money, no name recognition, and is pro-drug war/anti-gambling I believe.”

    Isn’t most of the Constitution Party pro-drug war and anti-gambling?

  7. Trent Hill Says:

    Most? Im not sure.
    But probably, the platform is pro-drug war, anti-gambling—which I detest.
    I know for a fact that two of our party’s most active chairmen: Chris Hanson, and Bryan Malatesta feel the same way I do. If I had to guess i’d say Ed Noonan of California feels the same way.

  8. Cody Quirk Says:

    Um….doesn’t he use the Matrix (yes, the movie “Matrix” not a snappy power point slide) to relay his views and nut-job conspiracy theories? I’m going to look him up afterwards, so I’m sure I will be blasted if I am wrong, but he advocates similarities from the script involving real life events and the non-fiction story of the Matrix.

    =That’s Don Grundmann, not Chris.

  9. Cody Quirk Says:

    Another thing, the quote was taken out of context.

    Chris was constantly harassed by the nutjobs in the CP including Ben Powers, and I believe he was being cynical in that quote and not serious, since he was up against people bashing Mormons in the Party and the IAP.

  10. Trent Hill Says:

    Nevertheless Cody, that quote is damning. Personally, i’v heard that quote many times from contemporaries whom I respect wether they think that or not. Im not an all or nothing kind of guy.

  11. Andy Says:

    “But probably, the platform is pro-drug war, anti-gambling—which I detest.”

    If you detest those things, why are you still in the Constitution Party?

    I know that you’ve recently come out in favor of free trade, and it seems like every Constitution Party person that I’ve encountered is opposed to this as well.

  12. Cody Quirk Says:

    Nevertheless Cody, that quote is damning. Personally, i’v heard that quote many times from contemporaries whom I respect wether they think that or not. Im not an all or nothing kind of guy.

    =Perhaps you should email Chris Hansen personally about it then. He can explain his actions better then I.

  13. Cody Quirk Says:

    Andy,

    Even I don’t care for parts of the CP platform.
    Yet that platform at the time was done as a compromise between the nutjobs and the majority of the Party; it was the best we could do then. Heck Andy- the CP Platform before then was even more dogmatic and extreme sounding!

    Then again, the CP National Convention is next year, so a new Platform will be drawn up and will be better then the one we have now.

    The CP is a political party constantly improving itself and finding better ways to communicate its message to the people and restructuring itself in order to reach new heights.

  14. Cody Quirk Says:

    BTW,

    The CP isn’t opposed to free trade with other nations, only that it must be regulated and depends on what specific country America is trading with.

    Nationally, the CP stands up for smaller businesses and the American working man and working woman.

  15. Cody Quirk Says:

    Personally, Don’s a nice guy and I’m OK with him seeking the CP nomination, but he has some funny beliefs, and the other stuff I agree with him on he has a tendency to go overboard with.

  16. Trent Hill Says:

    “If you detest those things, why are you still in the Constitution Party?

    I know that you’ve recently come out in favor of free trade, and it seems like every Constitution Party person that I’ve encountered is opposed to this as well.”

    Andy,

    I’v asked myself the same question. But where else would I go? The open borders, pro-choice libertarian party isn’t exactly my ideal party either. Currently I would have to label myself a Republitarian-Constitutionalist.
    I figure I will most likely vote for the LP/CP in every race possible—unless I know the GOP guy to be better. The Governor’s race is REALLY giving me some trouble though. Between Bobby Jindal, T. Lee Horne, and Walter Boasso—Louisiana really cant lose.

    Cody,

    No—the CP is protectionist and therefor against free-trade. Having a revenue tarriff is far different from having a protective tarriff.

  17. Jason Says:

    Um….doesn’t he use the Matrix (yes, the movie “Matrix” not a snappy power point slide) to relay his views and nut-job conspiracy theories? I’m going to look him up afterwards, so I’m sure I will be blasted if I am wrong, but he advocates similarities from the script involving real life events and the non-fiction story of the Matrix.

    =”That’s Don Grundmann, not Chris.”

    = I wasn’t meaning Chris…I was talking about Grundmann.

  18. Jason Says:

    Trent,

    You know I’m not in the state at the moment, but from what I have been gathering, Jindal is going to be our next Gov, barring no implosion or some sex scandal, bribery ect. You know, usual politics in our beloved state.

    Where have you been by the way?

  19. Jason Says:

    On the Chris Hanson subject, I’m sure he couldn’t care less what the CP, the LP, the RP, the DP, the GP or any other party thinks of him. He is one of the most successful and active chairman in the CP realm and certainly in the third party arena.

    Had he been “excommunicated”, he would still have out-produced, both in terms of quantity and quality, than 98% of the other CP state affiliates combined. Regardless what you think or read about him, it is remarkable to see what he has done when compared to most states who continuously fail to get double digit turn outs for state meetings. I’m naive enough to think that he does this all by himself, which is even more amazing because he seeks or attracts professional reformist and empowers them to be active. And the proof, as they say, is in the pudding.

    I would probably find myself disagreeing with him on a host of subjects; however, if he ever offered advice I would immediately begin taking notes.

  20. Trent Hill Says:

    “Trent,

    You know I’m not in the state at the moment, but from what I have been gathering, Jindal is going to be our next Gov, barring no implosion or some sex scandal, bribery ect. You know, usual politics in our beloved state.

    Where have you been by the way? ”

    Jindal will probably win without even a runnoff. Which why I don’t feel bad exploring T. Lee Horne and Walter Boasso. T. Lee Horne has endorsed Ron Paul though—and therefore probably has my vote. I do like Jindal though.
    As for where i’ve been, working+school+fiance=no trent.
    Iv got a new blog, as i’m sure you’ve seen. I’ll be posting there pretty regularly.

    Jason,
    “I would probably find myself disagreeing with him on a host of subjects; however, if he ever offered advice I would immediately begin taking notes.”
    That’s how I feel about Hanson too. I find that he is wrong on a number of issues, and that his burlesque approach turns more people off than on. But he is doing something right—-and i’v taken notes.

  21. Jason Says:

    No, I have not heard of your blog? Where is it?

  22. Trent Hill Says:

    Click my name, it’s located there.

    Paleolibertarian.blogspot.com

  23. Trent Hill Says:

    It’s actually moved now.
    ConservativeLA.blogspot.com

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