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Mr. Rieske,

I've been doing quite a bit of work on the election over at Wikinews.org, one of the Web's biggest news sites, and was wondering if I could possibly get an email interview with you on why you'd be a good president. The interesting thing about Wikinews is that anyone can write for it and it has a large amount of readers. This could be a great opportunity to spread the word about your campaign.

I have conducted interviews with Libertarian presidential candidates Jim Burns, Wayne Allyn Root and Bob Jackson over the past few weeks. If I could get a "yes" or "no" within 24 hours, that would be great. Thanks for your time, Joe Ford (Also known as WNewsReporter on Wikinews)

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The answer is YES; I've never did an email interview before. My only concern is that I can't seem to get spell check to work when I do it, so its a concern that my answers will not be spelled correctly; and I don't have the time to use a dictionary when I do it. When I write articles, I do it with spell check and on another computer and have several dictionaries handly. Before you do the interview, I might suggest that you go to my web site and read the entire thing. Many of your questions will be answered from it; Most of it was re-wrote by my part time, non-professioanl 'web master' and has a 'few' spelling mistakes, but the part that I did, i.e. my Nov. 11th part, has been spelled checked. Sometimes, it does not get any better then that. Also, you might go to http://vote.ss.ca.gov/ for the Feb 5th, 2008 Calf. AIP presidential results; click on AIP and also the map. I did very well considering that I spent two days campaigning and I'm from Michigan; while the other two are from Calf. and have been campaigning for president for 2-4 years. I'm now focused on the - our April KS City national convention.

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On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Joseph Ford <homevideopictures@gmail.com> wrote:

Mr. Rieske,

I've been doing quite a bit of work on the election over at Wikinews.org, one of the Web's biggest news sites, and was wondering if I could possibly get an email interview with you on why you'd be a good president. The interesting thing about Wikinews is that anyone can write for it and it has a large amount of readers. This could be a great opportunity to spread the word about your campaign.

I have conducted interviews with Libertarian presidential candidates Jim Burns, Wayne Allyn Root and Bob Jackson over the past few weeks. If I could get a "yes" or "no" within 24 hours, that would be great. Thanks for your time, Joe Ford (Also known as WNewsReporter on Wikinews)


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Don't worry about the spell check, Mr. Rieske. Any errors will be taken care of before publication. Also, yes, I've read your website and will ask some questions that were not presented there. Here are the questions:

Q: Why are you running for president?

Q: If elected, how would you handle America's public school system?

Q: How would you handle abortion?

Q: Do you think you have a good shot at winning the Constitution Party nomination? If so, do you think that you could be in the White House this time next year?

Q: There are thousands reading this right now. What could you say to convince them to give you their vote?

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On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Max Riekse <maxriekse@gmail.com> wrote:

The answer is YES; I've never did an email interview before. My only concern is that I can't seem to get spell check to work when I do it, so its a concern that my answers will not be spelled correctly; and I don't have the time to use a dictionary when I do it. When I write articles, I do it with spell check and on another computer and have several dictionaries handly. Before you do the interview, I might suggest that you go to my web site and read the entire thing. Many of your questions will be answered from it; Most of it was re-wrote by my part time, non-professioanl 'web master' and has a 'few' spelling mistakes, but the part that I did, i.e. my Nov. 11th part, has been spelled checked. Sometimes, it does not get any better then that. Also, you might go to http://vote.ss.ca.gov/ for the Feb 5th, 2008 Calf. AIP presidential results; click on AIP and also the map. I did very well considering that I spent two days campaigning and I'm from Michigan; while the other two are from Calf. and have been campaigning for president for 2-4 years. I'm now focused on the - our April KS City national convention. Later, Max Riekse home phone: (231) 865-3238; not for public distrobution. Too many real nut cases out there.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Joseph Ford <homevideopictures@gmail.com> wrote:

Mr. Rieske,

I've been doing quite a bit of work on the election over at Wikinews.org, one of the Web's biggest news sites, and was wondering if I could possibly get an email interview with you on why you'd be a good president. The interesting thing about Wikinews is that anyone can write for it and it has a large amount of readers. This could be a great opportunity to spread the word about your campaign.

I have conducted interviews with Libertarian presidential candidates Jim Burns, Wayne Allyn Root and Bob Jackson over the past few weeks. If I could get a "yes" or "no" within 24 hours, that would be great. Thanks for your time, Joe Ford (Also known as WNewsReporter on Wikinews)



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Why am I running for President: the ultiment & definitive answer is on my web site; the short answer is that I have been very tired of our Repbulcian and Democratic choices for president for many years. With a population of some 300 million people to draw from, I would think we could do much, much better then we have been doing in regards to having a choice for president. The best presidetns we have had were George Washington, truly a great man; a great leader, and a great president. He lead the way. I'm a member of the Society of the Cininciati which was formed by former officers who served under him. Thomas Jefferson was good, but TR - Teddy Theordory Rossevelt was also a great President who really cared about the adverarge person even though he was born to wealth and privlege. You need to learn what he did with his life prior to becoming President to truly understand and appreciate him. Lastly, I would like to say that JFK could have been another great president if he had lived. When you get past his womanising, he was concerned with taking on the new world order; the Federal Reserve which is not Federal, but a private self-serving banking establishment with over half of its members based in Europe whose interstest are not that of the American people and the United States of America, but rather increasing their own wealth, power and influence. We need to end the lock on this countries domestic and foreign policy that the military industral complex, the international banks, multi-national corporations, big oil, and even Isreal has on our country to the detriment of the people of America. Go to my web site - www.madmaxforpresident.com I am not anit-millitary, but I am totaly against endless wars for the wealthy elete, going back to the Spanish American War. Go to my web site. We can have $1.00 a galion gas; I can do it. This is America. When all is said and done, I think that I will be a resonable and informed chioce for the milions of American voters who will not like to vote for either the Democrate or Republican in November. I'm quaified and ready to serve.

Question about public schools; I retired out of the Michigan Public School system with over 23 years of service; K-12; I can help bring our public schools to a higher level of achement. First, elimiate all illigale aleans from the system. We have no duty or oblicgation to feed or educate them. none what so ever. They have help destoy most of our innter city public school systems. They have stressed out our public schools and local school can not deal with them. They do pay the taxes needed to support our schools and don't greaty appreicate the free education they get; also, we need to reduce by around 90% the amount of Federal education money we coletct and then send back to the states for education. The huge amount of Federal paperwork is also stressing out our public schools and we need to end it. Local school boards and the people they are responsible to are the best judge of what is needed; this with state oversite, will help bost public school quality & edcation. I support public school education, along with schools of choice and home schooling. The Federal governement has done little to increase the quaity of education. For the most part, it has been a waste of money.

Abortion: Push this issue back to the states. I remember when the states controlled the issue of abortion, there was very little of it; When the Federal government got involved, millions of the unborn died. As President, I would not spend or authorized one red cent for abortion. This is a state issue; period. There will always be some states that will alow it to some degree, but that is up to the people of that state to decice, not the federal government or Fed. Courts.

In regards to winning the Constitution Prty nomination. I will give it my best shot because I think I can do better then all previously Constitution Party presidential canidates. I uge those that belive in my canidacty and have gone to my web site and understand what I have said and belive, to contack their state party chairman's and go to the convention in April in KS city and lend their hand in supporting me there.

As to being in the White House in 2009, realisticly, its a long shot; but so was Abe Lincoln in the new Republican Party; and this year, we have a Democrat and a Republcian who will keep our troops in Iraq for another four (4) years. This is very true for the Repbulican and I don't care what the Democrat who will be, both will also keep our troops in Iraq for another four years;' along with starting anothe war with Iran. Enought. Lets end this madness and trying voting for www.madmaxforpresident.com. Its time to take back American; send them a message; and change the way we vote and think; for a better America. To take a line from Ron Paul, who I admire, and give hope to America, Mad Max for President.


As to the people reading your article, I would urge them to go to my web site and read it. If they agree with me even 80%, i.e. on what I have put on my web site, they will want to consider voting and supporting me. No one will agree with me 100%; that would be strange if they did. But I think my political pholosiphy and stands on issues make me stand far apart from the Democrat & Republican that will be nominated; and also, our party, the Constitution Party is the one closest to the adverge American and their way of thinking. By going by the Constitution, we will have a stronger American; a stronger economey for all Americans; and people will live better with a sound health care, pension system and social security system that will take a lot of stress off peoples dayly lives. I know and belive in my heart that I and we, working to gether, can do it; Sincerely, Max Riekse RIE KSE


- Show quoted text - On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:45 PM, Joseph Ford <homevideopictures@gmail.com> wrote:

Don't worry about the spell check, Mr. Rieske. Any errors will be taken care of before publication. Also, yes, I've read your website and will ask some questions that were not presented there. Here are the questions:

Q: Why are you running for president?

Q: If elected, how would you handle America's public school system?

Q: How would you handle abortion?

Q: Do you think you have a good shot at winning the Constitution Party nomination? If so, do you think that you could be in the White House this time next year?

Q: There are thousands reading this right now. What could you say to convince them to give you their vote?

Thanks again for your time.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Max Riekse <maxriekse@gmail.com> wrote:

The answer is YES; I've never did an email interview before. My only concern is that I can't seem to get spell check to work when I do it, so its a concern that my answers will not be spelled correctly; and I don't have the time to use a dictionary when I do it. When I write articles, I do it with spell check and on another computer and have several dictionaries handly. Before you do the interview, I might suggest that you go to my web site and read the entire thing. Many of your questions will be answered from it; Most of it was re-wrote by my part time, non-professioanl 'web master' and has a 'few' spelling mistakes, but the part that I did, i.e. my Nov. 11th part, has been spelled checked. Sometimes, it does not get any better then that. Also, you might go to http://vote.ss.ca.gov/ for the Feb 5th, 2008 Calf. AIP presidential results; click on AIP and also the map. I did very well considering that I spent two days campaigning and I'm from Michigan; while the other two are from Calf. and have been campaigning for president for 2-4 years. I'm now focused on the - our April KS City national convention. Later, Max Riekse home phone: (231) 865-3238; not for public distrobution. Too many real nut cases out there.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Joseph Ford <homevideopictures@gmail.com> wrote:

Mr. Rieske,

I've been doing quite a bit of work on the election over at Wikinews.org, one of the Web's biggest news sites, and was wondering if I could possibly get an email interview with you on why you'd be a good president. The interesting thing about Wikinews is that anyone can write for it and it has a large amount of readers. This could be a great opportunity to spread the word about your campaign.

I have conducted interviews with Libertarian presidential candidates Jim Burns, Wayne Allyn Root and Bob Jackson over the past few weeks. If I could get a "yes" or "no" within 24 hours, that would be great. Thanks for your time, Joe Ford (Also known as WNewsReporter on Wikinews)




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A few more reasons to vote for Max for President;

The price of gas and diesel fuel is going up for our cars and trucks. Mexicax truckers, as per the new world order types, are right now taking over the jobs of American truckers. the price of food is going up; the price of oil and natural gas to heat our homes and factories is going up with no end in sight. Our national supply of food stocks has been depleted and is at the lowest level in 50 years. If you like to eat, thank an American family farmer. and know this, NO ONE overseas is going to send us food if we run out of food. We need to take care of ourselves. We now have very little food in our national reserve to tide us over in years of bad crops, etc. We have lost millions of good paying jobs to unfair, free trade; the tax on our social security and hard earned pensions contiunes. The price of health care keeps going up; the stock market has gone down, along with it the income of millions of people who depend on that income for their retirement. The dollar has went down against the Euro; now what part of that do you not understand? Neither of the two leading Democrats or the leading Republican will give us real change, but more of the same, just more talk, talk and eye wash. Cheap talk don't pay the bills or help families keep up with the price of gas, food, health care,rising taxes, etc. We need real, substantive change to turn around & un-stress America and all Americans. Again, think & belive - www.madmaxforpresident.com is the answer

What I say I will do, I will do my best to do, because I'M www.madmaxforpresident.com Vietnam War LRRP & Paratrooper; & Iraq War Special Operations - Civil Affair's veteran. Again, to use a line from Ron Paul, I am the Hope for America; Ron Paul is done & back to running for Congress. My ansesters on my mothers side came to this land in 1638 and on my fathers side, in the 1880's. We have had people here in uniform for over 300 years. I'm an American first, as my ansesters have been for generations. I will do the right thing once I'm in the White House in 2008/12. I'm in this race to help God save America.

Are 'you' ready to vote for another Dem or Pub in November 2008 for yet more of the same? My answer is NO!

Please forward a copy of your article to me when its done and published. Max Riekse - its a Dutch name......


- Show quoted text - On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM, Max Riekse <maxriekse@gmail.com> wrote:

Why am I running for President: the ultiment & definitive answer is on my web site; the short answer is that I have been very tired of our Repbulcian and Democratic choices for president for many years. With a population of some 300 million people to draw from, I would think we could do much, much better then we have been doing in regards to having a choice for president. The best presidetns we have had were George Washington, truly a great man; a great leader, and a great president. He lead the way. I'm a member of the Society of the Cininciati which was formed by former officers who served under him. Thomas Jefferson was good, but TR - Teddy Theordory Rossevelt was also a great President who really cared about the adverarge person even though he was born to wealth and privlege. You need to learn what he did with his life prior to becoming President to truly understand and appreciate him. Lastly, I would like to say that JFK could have been another great president if he had lived. When you get past his womanising, he was concerned with taking on the new world order; the Federal Reserve which is not Federal, but a private self-serving banking establishment with over half of its members based in Europe whose interstest are not that of the American people and the United States of America, but rather increasing their own wealth, power and influence. We need to end the lock on this countries domestic and foreign policy that the military industral complex, the international banks, multi-national corporations, big oil, and even Isreal has on our country to the detriment of the people of America. Go to my web site - www.madmaxforpresident.com I am not anit-millitary, but I am totaly against endless wars for the wealthy elete, going back to the Spanish American War. Go to my web site. We can have $1.00 a galion gas; I can do it. This is America. When all is said and done, I think that I will be a resonable and informed chioce for the milions of American voters who will not like to vote for either the Democrate or Republican in November. I'm quaified and ready to serve.

Question about public schools; I retired out of the Michigan Public School system with over 23 years of service; K-12; I can help bring our public schools to a higher level of achement. First, elimiate all illigale aleans from the system. We have no duty or oblicgation to feed or educate them. none what so ever. They have help destoy most of our innter city public school systems. They have stressed out our public schools and local school can not deal with them. They do pay the taxes needed to support our schools and don't greaty appreicate the free education they get; also, we need to reduce by around 90% the amount of Federal education money we coletct and then send back to the states for education. The huge amount of Federal paperwork is also stressing out our public schools and we need to end it. Local school boards and the people they are responsible to are the best judge of what is needed; this with state oversite, will help bost public school quality & edcation. I support public school education, along with schools of choice and home schooling. The Federal governement has done little to increase the quaity of education. For the most part, it has been a waste of money.

Abortion: Push this issue back to the states. I remember when the states controlled the issue of abortion, there was very little of it; When the Federal government got involved, millions of the unborn died. As President, I would not spend or authorized one red cent for abortion. This is a state issue; period. There will always be some states that will alow it to some degree, but that is up to the people of that state to decice, not the federal government or Fed. Courts.

In regards to winning the Constitution Prty nomination. I will give it my best shot because I think I can do better then all previously Constitution Party presidential canidates. I uge those that belive in my canidacty and have gone to my web site and understand what I have said and belive, to contack their state party chairman's and go to the convention in April in KS city and lend their hand in supporting me there.

As to being in the White House in 2009, realisticly, its a long shot; but so was Abe Lincoln in the new Republican Party; and this year, we have a Democrat and a Republcian who will keep our troops in Iraq for another four (4) years. This is very true for the Repbulican and I don't care what the Democrat who will be, both will also keep our troops in Iraq for another four years;' along with starting anothe war with Iran. Enought. Lets end this madness and trying voting for www.madmaxforpresident.com. Its time to take back American; send them a message; and change the way we vote and think; for a better America. To take a line from Ron Paul, who I admire, and give hope to America, Mad Max for President.


As to the people reading your article, I would urge them to go to my web site and read it. If they agree with me even 80%, i.e. on what I have put on my web site, they will want to consider voting and supporting me. No one will agree with me 100%; that would be strange if they did. But I think my political pholosiphy and stands on issues make me stand far apart from the Democrat & Republican that will be nominated; and also, our party, the Constitution Party is the one closest to the adverge American and their way of thinking. By going by the Constitution, we will have a stronger American; a stronger economey for all Americans; and people will live better with a sound health care, pension system and social security system that will take a lot of stress off peoples dayly lives. I know and belive in my heart that I and we, working to gether, can do it; Sincerely, Max Riekse RIE KSE


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:45 PM, Joseph Ford <homevideopictures@gmail.com> wrote:

Don't worry about the spell check, Mr. Rieske. Any errors will be taken care of before publication. Also, yes, I've read your website and will ask some questions that were not presented there. Here are the questions:

Q: Why are you running for president?

Q: If elected, how would you handle America's public school system?

Q: How would you handle abortion?

Q: Do you think you have a good shot at winning the Constitution Party nomination? If so, do you think that you could be in the White House this time next year?

Q: There are thousands reading this right now. What could you say to convince them to give you their vote?

Thanks again for your time.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Max Riekse <maxriekse@gmail.com> wrote:

The answer is YES; I've never did an email interview before. My only concern is that I can't seem to get spell check to work when I do it, so its a concern that my answers will not be spelled correctly; and I don't have the time to use a dictionary when I do it. When I write articles, I do it with spell check and on another computer and have several dictionaries handly. Before you do the interview, I might suggest that you go to my web site and read the entire thing. Many of your questions will be answered from it; Most of it was re-wrote by my part time, non-professioanl 'web master' and has a 'few' spelling mistakes, but the part that I did, i.e. my Nov. 11th part, has been spelled checked. Sometimes, it does not get any better then that. Also, you might go to http://vote.ss.ca.gov/ for the Feb 5th, 2008 Calf. AIP presidential results; click on AIP and also the map. I did very well considering that I spent two days campaigning and I'm from Michigan; while the other two are from Calf. and have been campaigning for president for 2-4 years. I'm now focused on the - our April KS City national convention. Later, Max Riekse home phone: (231) 865-3238; not for public distrobution. Too many real nut cases out there.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Joseph Ford <homevideopictures@gmail.com> wrote:

Mr. Rieske,

I've been doing quite a bit of work on the election over at Wikinews.org, one of the Web's biggest news sites, and was wondering if I could possibly get an email interview with you on why you'd be a good president. The interesting thing about Wikinews is that anyone can write for it and it has a large amount of readers. This could be a great opportunity to spread the word about your campaign.

I have conducted interviews with Libertarian presidential candidates Jim Burns, Wayne Allyn Root and Bob Jackson over the past few weeks. If I could get a "yes" or "no" within 24 hours, that would be great. Thanks for your time, Joe Ford (Also known as WNewsReporter on Wikinews)

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