by Adam Seaman
Reverend Dr. Jimmy Clifton, formally of the Prohibition Party for 30+ years, has re-formed the Free Soil Party calling it the "American Free Soil Party". The party platform which is extensive, will focus on justice for immigrants and combating discrimination among other things.
From 1848 to 1854, the party existed as an anti-slavery political party that nominated 2 tickets for the presidential elections of 1848 and 1852. The nominees included former President Martin Van Buren and his running mate Charles Adams, son of former President John Q. Adams.
"It was a human rights party (against slavery) that believed in the equality of all and in the worth and dignity of all people. I thought a revival with a slightly different name would continue its historic tradition as we addressed the immigration issue, specifically, and other discrimination issues in general--gays, blacks, Muslims, etc. Thought the term "free soil" would also be as appropriate today (Hispanic and Latino immigrants) as it was originally (slaves)"
|Rev. Dr. Jimmy Clifton, Founder|
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