In a first for The Saturnalian, an individual has announced his candidacy for President of the United States on this very blog.
Cecil Ince, who resides in Irving, Texas, left a comment at The Saturnalian‘s recent open forum, introducing himself as a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. He linked to a Facebook page for his campaign. It currently has 56 likes.
A self-proclaimed “Jeffersonian Libertarian,” Ince favors repealing the 16th Amendment, closing the Federal Reserve, and reducing the presence of American troops abroad. In an interview with the blog “All Politics is Local,” during his 2010 run for State Legislature, he expressed support for a bill to lower property tax rates, endorsed fines on businesses hiring illegal immigrants, and favored placing the Texas National Guard on the U.S.-Mexico border.
For his campaign, Ince hopes to visit all 48 state Libertarian Parties ahead of the May 2016 National Convention in Orlando. He is currently looking for volunteers to serve as Campaign Manager, Social Media Director, and Website Designer.
Ince joins Robert Milnes, Nathan Norman, and Darryl Perry as the four presidential candidates to have commented here at The Saturnalian. All four are vying for the Libertarian Party nomination. Hopefully more candidates will visit The Saturnalian and express themselves freely as the 2016 campaign heats up.