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Join the Pirate Party of America

I’m trying to build a political party with social media and in cyberspace in general with both written and spoken words.
I currently have two YouTube channels and like many others, I’ve uploaded a few videos and made some post to the sites list below. I speak better with the written word as I can take the time to edit myself.
So if you have a political commentary video or a blog post and don’t want to take the time to create your own video Channel or a blog post of your own or you would like to help in any way and have a good idea or would just like to comment on this post or any other post I’ve made or any of the videos, you may have seen feel free to contact .

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Why are you called the Pirate Party?

What does the Pirate Party stand for?

Are you left-wing or right-wing?

Do you support digital piracy?

How are you different from other third parties?

How can I get involved?

Why are you called the Pirate Party?

A few reasons:
We’re part of the international Pirate Party movement, the fastest-growing political movement in the world.

We support the legalization of sharing movies, music and other art online, so our opponents would call us the Pirate Party anyway. We feel it’s better to reclaim that name.
Historically, pirate ships had a tradition of egalitarian radical democracy, and provided a refuge for social outcasts and escaped slaves from a society unfriendly to them.
We’re anti-establishment, so pirates declaring mutiny seems like a good metaphor for us.
We believe politics and activism can have a sense of humor while still being dead serious.
It got your attention, didn’t it?

What does the Pirate Party stand for?

In short, we stand for an open, participatory society which gives everyone a voice and empowers everyone to live a healthy, productive life to their full potential. Check out our platform to learn how we want to achieve that.


Do you have a position on abortion, gun control, or gay marriage?

Right now we are working on developing more comprehensive policies. What we do have already are our core values. If you would like to help out with policy, please feel free to e-mail us.

What is your goal?

Our primary goal is to get people elected into office. We believe in political change from the inside.

Are you left-wing or right-wing?

We think “left-wing” and “right-wing” aren’t very useful ways of seeing the world, and that they make a lot of people falsely believe that they disagree with each other. We’re not driven by ideology, we just aim to do what works.


Do you support digital piracy?

We do not think that calling the sharing of digital media “piracy” or “theft” is the correct way of looking at the issue. The free, open access to media that “pirate” sites provide is valuable to society in the way that public libraries are, and it’s a problem that they are against the law. The Pirate Party affirms that current copyright law is not good for the public or for creative professionals, and only actually benefits a small minority of corporate executives. We support reforms to copyright law which legalize the freedom to share, while more effectively helping creative professionals make a living.


How are you different from other third parties?

We’re focusing all our efforts on building our movement from the bottom up, getting elected and enacting change locally before shaking up the state and national scene. That’s the only way to effectively challenge the two-party system, and we feel other third parties have abandoned this strategy.

We also tend to be younger than most other political parties, third or major. Most of our activists are under 35, and our many older activists are young at heart. We feel this gives us a fresh perspective on politics and activism.


How can I get involved?

You can get involved by:
Contacting a Pirate Party activist in your state to see how you can help with active campaigns
Attending a state, national or local Pirate Party meeting
Registering for our contact system
Check out the projects page to see what projects are being actively developed
Creating your own project
Volunteering to help with the forums, website, or committees.


It’s time for a new American party lose the Democrat and Republican labels and join the Pirate Party of America. We will steal good ideas from anyone.

Putting People Before Corporations
The Supreme Court and Congress have expanded the power of corporations for over a hundred years and made them more powerful than people. Whether it is the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that allows corporations to buy elections, or Congress’ cuts in corporate tax rates while raising payroll taxes, real people end up with the short end of the stick. The Pirate Party will make sure our laws put people before corporations.
Opening up Government
In order for citizens to control their democratic destiny, we need to know what our government is doing and which special interests are influencing our public elected officials. Increasingly government officials ignore open meeting laws, make deals favorable to corporations behind closed doors and sell off your public information to private interests. Some state laws prevent people from recording public officials in their duties, such as a police officer making an arrest, but the police cameras can record your actions without your permission. The Pirate Party will make sure that our government is transparent and accountable to the people.
Defending Your Privacy
Whether it was the PATRIOT ACT, illegal NSA wiretapping or local surveillance cameras, our government has used 9/11 to increase its surveillance and control over us. Corporations have increased their spying on employees in order to get more work out of them. The arguments for each step on the road to a surveillance state may sound convincing, but that road leads to less control by people and more by the government and corporate elites. Terrorists may attack the open society, but only governments can abolish it. The Pirate Party will prevent that from happening.
Promoting Culture & Knowledge Through Copyright Reform
The Founding Fathers created our copyright laws to promote knowledge & culture by giving the creator a limited monopoly over their creations. Congress, under the influence of corporations, has extended the duration of that government granted the monopoly to seventy years after the death of the creator. Increasingly corporations have sought broader laws to ensure that they control and profit from more of our culture. Through Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies they have locked down our culture, hindered sharing and criminalized their customers.
The Pirate Party will:
limit the copyright to five years for electronic media and fourteen years for tangible objects,
make sure that all noncommercial copying, sharing and remixing are legal and
ban DRM software.
There is no reason for copyright to continue until 70 years after death.
Everyone must have equal access to the internet, and the Pirate Party will foster network neutrality so that internet service providers cannot give preferential treatment to preferred web sites and we oppose three strikes laws that ban anyone from using the internet because of copyright violations. The internet has the potential to be a new Library of Alexandria if we don’t let corporations and government lock it down.We need a constitutional amendment to protect the first and Fourth Amendment on the internet.
Fostering Innovation by Abolishing Patents
We seek the abolition of patents. The patent system stifles innovation by making it difficult to incorporate an existing invention into a new one. It discourages researchers from sharing their new ideas until after a patent application. It prevents hundreds of thousands of people in poor countries from receiving the drugs they need. Currently, pharmaceutical companies spend only 15% of their revenue on new drug research. The remaining 85% is spent on activities such as marketing and profit-taking. A reformed system would dramatically increase the money available for innovation while removing the obstacles to innovation posed by the current patent system
Declaration of Internet Freedom
We stand for a free and open Internet.
We support transparent and participatory processes for making Internet policy and the establishment of five basic principles:
Expression: Don’t censor the Internet.
Access: Promote universal access to fast and affordable networks.
Openness: Keep the Internet an open network where everyone is free to connect, communicate, write, read, watch, speak, listen, learn, create and innovate.
Innovation: Protect the freedom to innovate and create without permission. Don’t block new technologies, and don’t punish innovators for their users’ actions.
Privacy: Protect privacy and defend everyone’s ability to control how their data and devices are used.
Positions on Other Issues

The scope of the Pirate Party was originally limited to a few core issues. However, now the Pirate Party of America in common with many other Pirate Parties, is drafting policies on a variety of different issues. We need your help in deciding positions on every policy that matters to US voters.