New Orleans, Louisiana , United States
|| September 14, 1945
|Died||November 24, 2008
Sep 14, 2020 12:15pm
Caucasian - Libertarian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Isolationist - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro- gun - Pro-Life -
|Info||Jeffrey Henry "Jeff" Diket |
Jeff Diket is one candidate who clearly dislikes the "Libertarian Party is Pro-Choice on Everything" buttons sold on the national party's website. Diket -- a social conservative seemingly at odds with much of the LP's views -- announced his candidacy for the LP Presidential nomination in April 2003. Diket told the LP News he is running as a "pro-life, anti-communist" candidate. Diket said he will focus his campaign on "the abortion issue, limitation of government through financial means, foreign policy, and the drug war." He also is staunchly pro-gun rights and opposed to the "schemes of such New World Order lobbying groups as the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations." In what is clearly a slap at the party's laissez faire embrace of the gay community, Diket vows that he will "seek the support of advocates of family values instead of deviates." Diket also says that he supports "the use of drugs to cure diseases instead of catering to addicts" -- but he does endorse the legalization of all drugs. He attacks the two major parties as nominating Presidential candidates who are typically "Socialist Candidate A and Socialist Candidate B." Diket, 57 and legally blind, holds a master's degree in medieval history and is a freelance jazz musician in New Orleans. He was the previously the Vice Chair of the Louisiana LP and was their 1998 nominee for US Senator (7th place - 0.3%). Diket was also featured on Pat Buchanan's campaign website in 2000. Diket has qualified for the Presidential primary ballot in Missouri.