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  Campagna, Richard
NameRichard Campagna
Iowa City, Iowa , United States
Born May 05, 1954 (64 years)
Last Modifedev
Dec 06, 2018 12:29am
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InfoCollege Instructor; Attorney; Psychological Counselor; Interpreter; International Businessman

Biographical Information

Dr. Campagna is a multi-disciplinary professional who has a long and distinguished record in public and community service. He is also an international businessman, a university instructor and a legal/psychological counselor. He has degrees from Brown University (B.A.), New York University (M.A.), St. John's University (J.D.), Columbia University (M.A.) and the American College of Metaphysical Theology (Ph.D.). He is also a returning scholar at the University of Chicago.

A native New Yorker, he has lived in Iowa for 13 years with his wife, Odalys (also an attorney and college instructor) and his son Robert, a senior at Lawrence University. Campagna is fluent in six languages and is an accomplished legal, literary and medical interpreter. He brings a philosophical approach to political discourse and is a staunch defender of the right to privacy, non-interventionism, personal liberty and economic freedom.

Campagna currently heads up a thriving consulting practice and teaches at Kirkwood Community College, St. Ambrose University-MBA Program in Health Care and Mt. Mercy College. He has lectured and led seminars in all 50 states and on every continent of the world. Campagna will help lead the nation and the world with a "bottom-up," practical and spiritual approach to education and life-long learning and political discourse.

His motto is: "In education, law and life, the 'existential' and 'libertarian' approaches are most consistent with the human condition. Isn't it about time we introduced these philosophies and approaches into our daily existence and our government?"

Why Running

In addition to being a staunch supporter of each and everyone of the platform components of the Libertarian Party. I am deeply committed to leading our government towards significant educational reform, economic downsizing and a non-interventionist foreign policy.

Furthermore, as an attorney who has practiced, counseled and taught law for more than 25 years, I am also deeply committed to a revival of our common law rights, civilly and criminally, so that our citizens can be protected against illegal force, coercion and fraud. Perhaps the major component of my platform is the intoduction of a mechanism for "redress of grievences" as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Such would be utilized by the populace to eliminate unconstitutional institutions, including but in no way limited to the Federal Income Tax.

Ten Things

(I've learned so far while pursuing the Libertarian Party's Nomination for the Vice Presidency of the U.S.) - by Richard Campagna

I DON'T have 1,000 friends (yet) scattered nationwide who will contribute $100 or more towards my VP campaign but I DO have about 500-600 such friends and supporters.
I will dedicate much of my time to profitable ventures in order to expand my travel budget. Print media and talk radio, in Iowa and elsewhere, is increasingly supportive of our efforts.
There are many eclectic, free thinking business executives out there who love personal and political liberty.
Many people in the mainstream (my principal constituency) still think Libertarians are racially and ethnically insensitive individuals with a penchant for conspiracy theory. They also think that Lyndon LaRouche was and is our standard bearer. My campaign aims to disabuse them of such preposterous thought patterns and if I accomplish this, I will consider it successful.
This is a relatively painless process because I believe in and love what I am doing.
I would be delighted to run with any Libertarian who gets the party's nod for President. I am open to a draft for any position in which I can serve the party.
I am still trying to analyze the effect of Schwarzenegger's entry into politics on our party's future. I welcome input from party members with respect to the recall effort and Arnold's political philosophy.
There is a great deal of enthusiastic support for my campaign in the midwest, southwest, southeast and California. I am making overtures to the Latino and Portuguese communities and am making symbolic trips to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
My personal philosophy of optimistic, spiritual existentialism and my political philosophy of "traditional Libertarianism" do in fact go hand in hand. In fact, they mesh well with the principles and beliefs of the Judeo-Christian tradition, those of all other religions as well as with those of individuals who profess no religion whatsoever.
By the time of our national convention, I will know, as well as the party's delegates, whether I am the right person for this nomination. I respect our party's process enormously in this regard. The campaign continues, the slightly revised strategy for fund raising is in place and our Iowa Libertarian Party and the National Party are stronger and more national/international in scope and appeal than before, as a consequence of all our joint efforts in this endeavor. I thank you for all you have done so far and all you will continue to do.

Existentialism and Personal, Professional, and Political Freedom

A seminar on the above topics will be presented by Richard Campagna on February 5, 2004 from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at New Melleray Abbey in Dubuque, Iowa. There is a small fee for the presentation and meals are not included.

To register for upcoming seminars or to correspond about existential themes, counseling, educational programs, political movements and the like or to purchase tapes or other materials, please contact Richard Campagna. Email campodal@avalon.net or telephone 319-339-0252.


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