OK, so the title was a little cheesy. Anyway, this is my next segement in my series on the Race for Michigan’s 9th Congressional District. Dr. Jack “Death” Kevorkian had a town hall-type meeting with about 35 people in Birmingham last week.
He started off by saying, “Okay, so what do you want to know?” He was asked questions about loss of freedoms. He was asked about the bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae mortgage companies.
Kevorkian replied to that with a fitting libertarian (although he’s running as an independent) response, “What bailout? You’re kind of sheep-like. You’ve all been conditioned to think and act like sheep.”
Another person “asked about a scientist who believes that four countries control the equipment that controls weather and climate” (Free Press). What kind of people were at that meeting!
Kevorkian later went on to say, “I don’t want to be a congressman. I only want to serve two years. I’m here to educate and inform the public. … You are enslaved, but you don’t know it. You don’t want to admit it because you’re walking around free, eating good dinners. As long as you’re comfortable, you’re controllable.”
Again, a very libertarian (although VERY extreme) stance overall. I’m not sure why he didn’t run as a Libertarian, whether the party wouldn’t let him, or he just didn’t want any political party connection.
I’ll see if I can get a quote from the campaign on that.
Asked if he is fit to serve, Kevorkian had the following conversation with a FOX 2 reporter:
Reporter: In 2006, one of your petitions to be paroled was that you’re gravely ill.
Kevorkian: At the time I was.
Reporter: Are you fit to serve?
Kevorkian: Well, how do I look?
And here’s the full FOX 2 story:
So, there you have it. Kevorkian is essentially running a libertarian/limited government involvement, independent campaign.
What effect will Kevorkian have on the general election? That depends on what he emphasizes and how much money he spends. He’s sure to get some Democrats who supported euthanasia. He’s sure to get the libertarian vote, but will that come from Republicans who are sick of Joe Knollenberg, or former Republicans who would’ve voted for Gary Peters? We’ll have to wait and see.
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