Declared 2016 



Entrepreneur


Jeremiah Pent was born in Arlington, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth. After graduating from high school and marriage, he and his family moved several times around the country, and currently reside in Pennsylvania. He briefly studied at Texas Christian University, but would eventually earn his Masters Degree (in Divinity) from the Westminster Theological Seminary. Professionally, he is an entrepreneur, having founded and run several businesses in a number of industries including agriculture and toy manufacturing.

Pent speaks in broad terms of the need to address the social and economic issues facing the US. He believes the biggest problem currently plaguing the nation is its own lack of unity, and that all other challenges can more easily be overcome if the divisions between religious and ethnic groups can be ameliorated. Other than admitting that this will be a difficult (but achievable) task, however, he offers few specifics on how it might be accomplished. Economically, he favors a balanced budget, advocating the maintenance of a federal government that operates within its means just as, he says, average American families must do. He believes this goal can be reached through middle class tax cuts and a careful restructuring and streamlining of the government's operations.

Pent is particularly preoccupied with the American educational system and its importance to the nation's children, and speaks at length of ensuring that schools are staffed by competent teachers able to properly guide and instruct their students. Once again, however, he is sparse on describing any specific changes which he feels should be made to or by the schools.

An independent candidate, Pent worries over the stark dichotomy between Republicans and Democrats, and claims that these two parties collectively represent only about a third of the American population. He points out the fact that George Washington, the nation's first President, was himself an independent, and that many Presidents immediately following him also did not formally belong to any political party. Concerned about the influence wielded over politicians by wealthy donors, Pent has pledged to accept campaign contributions only from individuals, not rich supporters who act through Political Action Committees and super PACs.

Due to Pent's reluctance to discuss his specific policy ideas, it is difficult to evaluate which voting demographics would be most likely to support and oppose him.
 
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Declared 2016 



Humane Party Nominee


Clifton Roberts was born on Yukota Air Force Base in Japan, and attended and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He believes that having experience both from abroad and within the United States provides him with a unique and cultured perspective. Professionally, he has a history of working with a variety of corporations. As he was born on a US military base, Roberts is an American citizen.

Roberts is running as the first nominee of the Humane party, a group whose primary focus is animal rights. Most of Roberts' political platform is informed by this affiliation. He supports a constitutional amendment banning the “slaughter and mutilation” of non-human animals, and granting legal personhood to all sentient beings – a category upon which he does not elaborate, but appears to extend beyond humans. A strict vegan himself, he proudly declares that his body is, and for the past 18 years has been, “free of any deceased, murdered, or tortured soul”. He also plans to pursue legislation to prohibit the use of Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, and expresses environmental concern in wishing to preserve existing ecosystems – and, again, the animals that maintain them.

Beyond animal rights and environmentalism, Roberts remains a left-leaning candidate. He supports the passing of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing equality under federal, state, and territorial law for all people, explicitly regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. He supports homosexual marriage, and is opposed to the death penalty. He favors sustainable energy, and seeks to legislate an end what he calls the “non-emergency-based use” of such energy sources as fossil fuels and nuclear fission. He does call for a balanced federal budget, but wishes to accomplish this through reductions in military spending and corporate tax reform.

Roberts is likely to be an attractive candidate to people on the left side of the political spectrum, especially those particularly concerned with animal rights. However, he will be challenged to find any right-wing support at all, and his advocacy of such policies as meat elimination and animal personhood may present problems in securing even centrist or moderate backing.
 
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