My next response, on the evening of June 30, 2008:
I am curious what you lawyers told you. Wait for developments? I see no developments, so perhaps I should give you a friendly history lesson. You seem to model your candidacy on Abraham Lincoln, citing him as a famous Free Soiler. This is news to me. Lincoln was an antislavery Whig. He was never active in Free Soil, as far as I have been able to ascertain. He went back to his law practice, keeping out of politics, after his first term in Congress as a Whig, until the Republican Party formed in 1854.
Your anti-immigrant rhetoric seems more suited to the Know-Nothing Party, which existed about the same time. Some members of the Free Soil Party in 1852 called themselves Free Democrats. The political landscape was shifting rapidly, alliances forming and breaking all over. Of course Martin van Buren was originally elected President as a Democrat. You could call yourself a Free Democrat; then you could still base your campaign loosely on the old Free Soil Party. However, if you insist on usurping our intellectual property, I will have no choice but to denounce you and make whatever trouble I can for you. Our candidate for President recently started a new Fight the Lies blog. I will probably start something similar soon. If you refuse to do the honorable thing, recognize that others had the idea of reviving Free Soil long before you did, you will be prominently featured there. People searching for your name might well find it there instead of your pages. As you have noted, this kind of fighting would make the party look bad. Free Soil has fought off interference before. Last summer a group of Internet hoodlums, Legion/Anonymous, took offense at something a friend of our candidate posted on her bulletin board, so they hacked it, then forced off the Internet her site and the sites of a bunch of her friends, including freesoil.org. We all had to move to different service providers and rebuild.
Our candidate is mentioned and linked at the bottom of the freesoil.org home page, and in the Candidate Announcement on the blog. She will be on Vote Smart soon enough. She was endorsed last summer by the Feminist Peace Network, soon after she announced her candidacy last July 4. By the way, her hands are often in the soil, in her big organic garden. Ron Paul is a bad example for you to cite; he has no more claim to being the Republican standard-bearer than you do to being the Free Soil standard-bearer. He could have kept up his campaign, but he knew he had no chance to be the candidate. It was worth it to him to stimulate discussion within the Republican ranks, since he thinks the party has gone astray. He is more attuned to the Libertarians anyway. Perhaps you ought to consider joining them.
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