James Nease

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James Nease
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Candidate for
Indiana House of Representatives District 100
High schoolLebanon Senior High School '06
ProfessionSocial critic, mutualist philosopher
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James Nease was a 2012 Libertarian candidate for District 100 of the Indiana House of Representatives.[1]



  • 2006: Lebanon Senior High School[2]

Nease is currently attending the University of Indianapolis. He is set to graduate in 2013 with a B.A Philosophy, Philosophy, Anthropology.[2]


  • National-Anarchist Movement
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Libertarian Party of Indiana
  • Libertarian-Left Alliance


  • Gary Johnson
  • Daily Paul - Liberty Candidate



See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nease ran in the 2012 election for Indiana House of Representatives District 100. Nease ran as a Libertarian candidate and was defeated by Dan Forestal (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 100, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Forestal 58.1% 11,051
     Republican Scott Keller 37.2% 7,073
     Libertarian James Nease 4.6% 882
Total Votes 19,006



Civil Unions

Nease believes firmly in the abdication of Government from the institution of marriage, marriage is to be seen as a social contract and not be construed as legality; Nease believes that civil unions should be co-opted at the State level and allow for any consenting individuals to enter into those contracts regardless of sexual orientation or religious belief. James Nease supports initiatives to affront same-sex couples the same legal rights in terms of tax deductions ,property co-ownership, custody, and medical rights.


Nease supports initiatives to improve Indiana's math and science scores and to allow greater opportunity for high school students to earn college credit through AP/CLEP testing; Nease also supports increasing technology in schools and has offered plans to introduce Kindles to replace text-books in all public schools.[4]

Government Spending/Taxation

Nease is an adamant supporter of Land-Value Taxation, and supports eliminating both the sales and excise tax which he believes negatively impacts the middle and lower class by punishing them for consumerism. Nease also favors cutting unneeded programs out of the State budget and often cites gambling and sports subsidies as unconstitutional and unnecessary.


Nease opposes the individual mandate affronted by the American Healthcare Act, which he believes benefits large-hospitals and insurance firms and is tantamount to crony capitalism; Nease offers different solutions to insure Hoosiers such as setting up Sovereign Wealth Funds to establish quasi-universal healthcare for the citizens of Indiana.

Women's Rights

Nease is a pro-choice candidate and believes firmly in a woman's right to choose; Nease also supports over-the-counter contraception for women and actively pursues discussion to open the market for the combination and mini-pill to be sold over-the-counter at pharmacies and reducing red-tape that prevents women form accessing contraception, including FDA, age and physician requirements.


Nease believes in total decriminalization and legalization of marijuana and hemp product, and cites economic benefits as well as anti-gang benefits as a source of legitimacy,


Nease supports eliminating oppressive patent laws and limited liability corporation contracts, supports small businesses, green industries, and co-ops; Nease believes the biggest threat to the Indiana economy is a lack of innovation in our infrastructure that de-incentivises companies to relocate to Indiana.

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Nease is associated with the National Anarchist Movement and the Libertarian Party of Indiana.[1]

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