Open Letter to the FEC

To whom it may concern,

This letter is being sent on behalf of the Darryl W. Perry for President (2016) campaign.

I would like to inform you that on behalf of the campaign, the FEC will not be receiving a Statement of Organization, Statement of Candidacy, any financial reports, etc.

As you know, current federal campaign reporting rules want a candidate (or committee) to begin filing with the FEC after collecting or spending $5,000 dollars towards a campaign; an amount virtually unchanged since the 1970’s.

As a libertarian, I do not believe the Federal Election Commission has legitimate authority to regulate the fundraising of candidates or donations of those giving to candidates or their campaigns. In fact, as you are likely aware, the 1974 amendments to the FECA were challenged in the case of Buckley v. Valeo. It was argued in Buckley, “Restrictions on campaign contributions and spending… constitute restrictions on speech as surely as would a statute directly prohibiting an individual from speaking… The mediating factor that turns money into votes is speech. More money leads to more communications supporting the candidate. More communications supporting the candidate leads to additional votes… Advocacy cannot be proscribed simply because it may be effective.”1 In a per curiam decision, “[t]he Court upheld contribution limits because they served the government’s interest…”2 That is the absolute worst reason to uphold legislation that limits an individual’s right to association and speech.

The Darryl W. Perry for President (2016) campaign will not be accepting donations in currencies recognized by the federal legal tender laws, instead the campaign will only accept Bitcoin, Litecoin and precious metals. The campaign will not accept any donations via cash, credit/debit card, check or money order.

The campaign will be using one Bitcoin wallet (Bitcoin wallet id: 1DWP16K2oeZEsX5z6vPWsZJ7GB5ajtgcb4) and one Litecoin wallet (Litecoin wallet id: LbuXfKMzNiEq5fP8cZ616EYEg3hD3wbTJU), so that all Bitcoin & Litecoin donations will be as transparent as possible without governmental involvement. For the sake of my donors, I will attempt to make my expenses and donations of precious metals transparent, all without government oversight or involvement.

I intend this to be the last communication I have with this commission as part of my campaign.

In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry


1 Brief of United States p. 53, Buckley v. Valeo, p. 1, cited in Mutch, p. 56
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa238.html

2 Appendix 4
The Federal Election Campaign Laws:A Short History
http://www.fec.gov/info/appfour.htm

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About Darryl W. Perry

Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the podcast Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live. Darryl is a co-founder and co-chair of the NH Liberty Party. Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.
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