As of May, 2003, I have decided to no longer run for this office.  I am maintaining the website for several reasons, not the least of which is that the effort expended in developing the ideas was clearly worthy, and the work produced should therefore be preserved.  My further reasons for no longer seeking elective office can be found in this essay - Saving America from Ourselves.

from the 2004 Presidential Campaign of Joel A. Wendt

additional materials, links, essays and other curiosities

links page, not at all complete but mostly made as an aid for those beginning their political inquiries.

Dwight D. Esenhower's Farewell Address, January 17, 1961: this is the speech about the military-industrial complex, which also happens to contain other quite remarkable observations by a quite remarkable President.

link to Hermit's weblog (occassional comments by the candidate in the weblog format)

some biographical material on Joel A. Wendt

basicletter-1  material for those who want to aid in my campaign, or share with others information about the Citizen Governance Movement and Renewal Groups.  Please make free use of this material to copy and use at your discretion.

The Nature of a Renewal Group - some considerations concerning the future of the art of citizenship
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