White Revolution Chairman Billy Roper (pictured at left) has decided to temporarily suspend his "last-ditch" Presidential campaign for 2012 and re-direct his political efforts into a write-in campaign for Governor of Arkansas in 2010 under the auspices of the Nationalist Party of America.
Roper discusses his gubernatorial campaign, among other issues, during a 90-minute interview with Jim Giles on Radio Free Mississippi. I listened to the first 20 minutes of the interview, and I found it captivating. It is worth the time. Roper discusses his background and his transition to racial nationalism. He also addresses the previous flap he had with the Vanguard News Network, expressing the opinion that Alex Linder is well-intentioned and has the best interests of the White community at heart. But Roper has not and will not be reconciled to the involvement of Glenn Miller simply because he is possessed of the notion that once a WN testifies against other WNs, there can be no "forgiveness" regardless of the circumstances or the outcome. This is unfortunate, but it is unlikely Roper will change his mind, so it is not worth continuing to make an issue out of it.
Here are the seven planks of Billy Roper's gubernatorial platform.
1. As governor, I would lobby the state legislature to pass a bill providing an exemption from federal regulations for weapons built, sold and kept within state borders.
Furthermore, I would want the law to state that “Any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Arkansas and that remains exclusively within the borders of Arkansas shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not more than two (2) years, a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), or both.”
2. I would vehemently oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage, or giving recognized legal status to same-sex domestic partnerships. I would oppose same sex couples being allowed to legally adopt children, or serve as foster parents.
3. I would use the Arkansas State Police to train and assist municipal and county law enforcement agencies in locating, detaining, and preparing for deportation illegal immigrants.
4. I would urge the state attorney general’s office to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any employer who knowingly hires an illegal immigrant.
5. I would ban the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith from giving seminars or training to any Arkansas law enforcement personnel.
6. I would work to ban illegal immigrants AND the children of illegal immigrants from receiving any taxpayer funded benefits, including our taxpayer-funded educational system or social services or welfare benefits, regardless of their place of birth.
7. I would work to require that all beneficiaries of state social services and welfare benefits be subjected to a monthly drug screening test in order to qualify for continued assistance.
This is a solid paleoconservative platform demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the issues concerning many Arkansas residents. He is smart enough to promise only what he could actually deliver if elected. It will help overcome any perceptions driven by the Arkansas media that Roper is merely a "perennial" or "marginal" candidate. But as a write-in candidate, Roper will not get the invitations to candidate forums normally extended to more traditional candidates; he will have to remain alert to such forums, and, if not invited, show up anyway if for no other purpose than to stand outside and pass out campaign literature to those attending. White Revolution members and supporters in the state of Arkansas can assist him in this task. Furthermore, and this is where I might disagree with Jim Giles somewhat despite his experience in running for elective office, I don't think Roper should consider the media to be a friend or an enemy, but merely as another tool to get his message out.
But one does not need to live in Arkansas to help with this effort. Candidates for other races are also running under the NPA banner. Use this Contact Page to contact Roper to find out how you can help.