My Sincere Apologies, Virgil Goode

Lost in the Garden recently featured a third party candidate series and covered the Green, Libertarian, and Justice parties. One important candidate was left out: Virgil Goode, formerly of the U.S. House of Representatives, is the Constitution Party’s candidate for the presidency.

It’s critical we know what our options are, beyond the two parties backed by Political Action Committees (PACs), Big Media. and Big Money. Don’t say that voting third party is throwing away your vote, because it isn’t. Voting for someone you don’t even want in office is throwing away your vote.  

Virgil Goode and running mate James Clymer represent the Constitution Party, which believes in:

  1. Sanctity of Life
  2. Religious Freedom
  3. Traditional Family
  4. Private Property Rights
  5. Pro-Second Amendment
  6. National Sovereignty
  7. Anti-Socialism

“You might not get what you want to hear from me, but you’re gonna get straight talk.” So Virgil Goode began his response to a student asking about government-funded Pell Grants. Agree or not, you’ll find he’s a man with the courage of his own convictions.

Watch his response at the third party debate about the war on drugs. Goode opposes the legalization of marijuana, and supports gun ownership as well as the death penalty. During his years in Congress, he was the co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus.

Virgil Goode is pro-life. He opposes gay marriages and civil unions.

  • Supports strong national defense.
  • Supports immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • Opposes placing U.S. soldiers under UN command.

It’s interesting, all four candidates on stage at the third party debate opposed the endless wars. Just as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama defend and perpetuate them. But I’m sure it’s just a coincidence.

“Our sovereignty, in my opinion, should always be paramount.”

Virgil opposes any union between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. He sponsored a resolution against the North American Union and believes English should be the official language of the U.S. In fact, he supports the tactic of a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico to curb illegal immigration, and even advocates a green card moratorium until unemployment is below 5%.

“There will be pain, but the old saying that one will not get out of the hole by digging the hole deeper is accurate.”

  • Will submit a balanced budget upon taking office.
  • Opposes internat’l trade agreements (e.g., NAFTA)
  • Replace the IRS Code with Fair Tax, and eliminate Death and Income Taxes.
  • Reduce expenditures to the UN, World Bank, IMF, and foreign nations.

One item that won’t be cut is veterans’ benefits. Goode supports providing and funding healthcare benefits for all veterans. He is opposed to Obamacare.

If elected, Virgil Goode will serve one term.

“If we don’t implement adopt term limits, you’re going to continue to have a Congress that is always worried about the next election, rather than what’s best for the country.” 

Find out more by visiting Virgil’s site at As we know, it’s in the best interest of the Republicans and Democrats to keep all other candidates off the ballot. Here is Virgil Goode’s current ballot access for 2012:

(Light purple – full ballot access; Dark purple – write-in status)


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