We had to deal with onetime bonehead Teabagger Rick Tyler in the past, so it’s nice to know that people are finally seeing what we and others have seen all these years!
POLK COUNTY, TN – The independent congressional candidate making headlines in Tennessee for a campaign billboard that read “Make America White Again” is the White Supremacist who in 2009 ran a Tea Party chapter in Pensacola, Florida and was a source of concern in a custody battle between his wife and her ex-husband.
The billboard was located off Highway 411 near Benton, TN and it said “Make America White Again” – a play on Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan – and included a URL for the campaign website of Rick Tyler, who is running in Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district for the seat currently held by Chuck Fleischmann. The sign was taken down less than 12 hours after being put up, by the owner of the billboard, according to Tyler. Tyler has also posted a second sign on Highway 64 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” quote written over a White House surrounded by Confederate Flags. Tyler’s website attacks Rev. Dr. King as a “fraud”.
Tyler has been involved in White Supremacist activism since the 1990s when he was first seen active in the patriot/militia movement of the time and ran a Christian Identity church in Epworth, GA called the Church of the Remnant as well as two organizations, the Georgia Taxpayers Association and the Voice of Liberty Patriots. “Voice of Liberty” was also a shortwave radio program he hosted at the time, which he used as a platform for anti-Semitic rants.
In 2009, he became involved with the Tea Party campaigns in Pensacola, Florida, and was a member of Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty. He was also an independent candidate for the US Senate, one of several political campaigns he has made. In 2010, Johnny and Deborah Glazner was awarded custody of two sons Johnny had with his ex-wife Elizabeth Quayle, who married Tyler and eventually moved with him to Tennessee and opened a restaurant called the Whitewater Grill in Ocoee on Highway 64, near where his “I Have a Dream” billboard is located. One People’s Project Executive Director Daryle Lamont Jenkins testified on behalf of the Glazners about the danger Tyler posed to the boys. It is uncertain if the boys who would be adults at this time, were ever turned over to the Glazners. Tyler’s biological son Jacob writes for the anti-Semitic American Free Press under the name “Jacob Kachelhofer”.
The general election will be held November 8.
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