Richard Heos, the Twelve Visions Party candidate, is pretty much an unknown but luckily for us he spoke with the State House News Service, giving us a better idea of who he is and what his party stands for. He is a 66-year old disabled veteran who nowadays officiates high school sports games but has been politically active for much of his life.Once you go on to the party’s site, things get a whole lot stranger.Heos first got involved with politics in the early seventies on George McGovern’s presidential campaign, later on became a “Reagan Republican” and soon after launched an unsuccessful mayoral campaign in Woburn. Much of the party’s positions are similar to the late Ayn Rand’s economic thinking, very much evident when Heos said “No entitlement programs, just to protect the borders and the people of the United States.” These positions don’t seem to far off from mainstream libertarian thinking but once you go on to the party’s site, things get a whole lot stranger. Their platform is a mix between a continental philosophy paper and a Tony Robbin’s seminar.Looking at their website, their platform is a mix between a continental philosophy paper and a Tony Robbin’s seminar. Concepts are defined by words that need their own definitions, words unnecessarily capitalized and much of it just seems nonsensical. Many of the comments are clearly spam but you still get a couple people who are happy about finding the site. The 12 visions, for which the party is named, look like something straight out of a self-help book. The “visions” include the following: “Vision 3: Feel Extraordinary Every Day”, “Vision 7: Experience the Love of Your Life” and “Vision 9: Become a Genius of Society“, among others.
There is talk of the Prime Law, the Prime Literature which apparently took decades to finish, transitory pragmatism, dimensions of civilization and division of essence. While most people consider the two largest third-parties, the Libertarian Party and the Green Party marginal, they still hold positions that unaffiliated voters and members of each major party can get behind but the same can‘t be said for the TVP.
The Great Replacement Program, as it is called, seeks to coordinate with state affiliates to gain traction throughout the country but seeing as a paid signature gatherer was needed to get on the ballot, it doesn‘t seem like they have a lot of organizational support. Keeping this in mind, don’t be surprised if you don’t see the Twelve Visions Party on the ballot come next election.