…the Orginal Editor and Publisher, Art Kunkin(50 years ago, today!) herewith employed his rarely invoked “right to speak to the community as any other Free Press writer might do…”.
And what moved him to that unusual action?
As you can read here, it was his dismay of the success that the American Independent Party had in registering voters in California. Which, in turn, qualified George Wallace to have his name on its ballot for President of the United States.
Surely that was appalling… especially if those registrations were, indeed, an endorsement of the man. However, there was a real draw to that Party’s name. Even today people check it off on the Registration Form… and it’s likely, then like now, the thought is simply that it allows an ‘Independent’ vote, one for candidates of any of the Parties.
And while it may seem like it was a ruse only to place him there so anyone – of any party – could vote for him in the general election, there’s little doubt that there was a core who supported his ‘anti-political norm’ policy, and outright discrimination against the Rights of the minorities. Again, just like those who supported a similar candidate, intentionally, in the last presidential election.
Remarkably, they both had a similar plan to take a devoted minority to bypass an other-minded voting majority. Hadn’t heard of that? Well, back then, neither had Art… but he did publish it when Wallace revealed it about a year later. And we re-published it in our A Unique Perspective section so that you could see how that almost 50-year old plan actually worked! Here’ that article: http://losangelesfreepress.com/how-wallace-trump-canwill-be-elected-president/
It’s a validation of Art’s concern. And, too, of his recommendation of supporting a Party that was willing to listen to the views of a wider public. Had Wallace deployed that plan, either we would know right now how our present President is likely to change history… or we may have been forwarned not to have elected him at all.
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