(WCMH) – An independent candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district says he believes women should be treated as property and wants to make child marriage and incest legal.
Operating under the guise of “restoring liberty” and “personal freedom,” Nathan Larson has advocated for the legalization if incest and child pornography, the elimination of child labour laws, the legalization child marriage, and the classification of women as property, according to WUSA.
In what he refers to as his campaign manifesto, Larson hailed Adolf Hitler as a white supremacist hero and referred to feminism as “a global problem that, if left unchecked, will eventually destroy all races.” He even goes as far as blaming school shootings on feminists.
“Many boys end up fatherless because feminists encouraged female promiscuity and undermined husbands’ authorities over their wives,” Larson wrote in his so-called manifesto. “Guns don’t kill people — feminists do.”
The Washington Post reports Larson also wants to repeal state funding for girls and women who attend high school and college and to allow men to have multiple wives and physically discipline them. He also wants to keep women out of the workplace for various reasons, writing in his campaign manifesto that “if they’re [women] going to put a career ahead of having kids, then they’re probably not doing their part to continue the human race by producing high-quality offspring.”
Larson also spent a little more than a year in prison for sending a letter to the Secret Service, threatening to kill either George W. Bush or Barack Obama. Larson is only able to run for public office because of former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, restored civil and voting rights to felons.
Larson is aware his candidacy is a longshot, but says he thinks he might have a chance because voters are tired of political correctness.
“People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose and is willing to say what’s on a lot of people’s minds,” Larson told HuffPost.
The Washington Post reports that Larson has a three-year-old daughter who lives with relatives. His ex-wife, who committed suicide shortly after the child was born, was granted a restraining order against him after they were officially divorced.
This is Larson’s second run at a seat in Congress, having ran and lost in 2008.