This man follows me on twitter https://twitter.com/SenatorInvictus http://www.invictusforsenate.com/ Augustus Sol Invictus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Augustus Sol Invictus Born Austin Mitchell Gillespie July 31, 1983 (age 32) Ohio, United States Alma mater University of South Florida (B.A) DePaul University (J.D) Occupation Politician, Attorney Political party Libertarian Party Religion Thelemite Children 4 Website Official website Augustus Sol Invictus (Latin: majestic unconquered sun; born July 31, 1983) is an attorney and United States Senate candidate in the 2016 Florida election, running as a Libertarian. Contents [hide] 1Early life 2Career 3Campaign 4Controversy 4.1Call to War 4.2Antifa and Denied Entry to Canada 5Policy positions 5.1Foreign Policy 5.2Monetary Policy 5.3Social policy 5.3.1Immigration 5.3.2Abortion 5.3.3Drug War 5.4Energy and the Environment 6Personal life 7References 8External links Early life Augustus Sol Invictus was born Austin Mitchell Gillespie on July 31, 1983 in the state of Ohio. Career While in law school, Augustus earned a fellowship at the International Human Rights Law Institute. His work centered on international criminal law and the laws of armed conflict. Invictus graduated from the University of South Florida with Philosophy honors with a BA. From there he went to DePaul University College of Law and graduated in 2011. He says he has been admitted to the Bar at Florida, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and the Middle District of Florida in the US District Court. He is the managing director of Imperium, P.A., the law firm he founded in 2013. Campaign On May 19, 2015, Invictus announced his campaign for the U.S Senate as a candidate for the Libertarian Party in the 2016 Florida election. In response to Invictus's campaign, Adrian Wyllie resigned from his position as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, calling Invictus a "violent Fascist and Neo-Nazi" whose ideology was incompatible with libertarianism and saying he did not want to be part of the same party. The chairman also accused Invictus of supporting eugenics and for “sadistically dismembering a goat in a ritualistic sacrifice”. Invictus responded by admitting he once wrote a paper advocating eugenics but has since changed his mind. He admits he sacrificed the animal as part of a pagan ritual to give thanks for surviving a pilgrimage he undertook in October 2013 but denies it was "sadistic". He has also said that he is not white supremacist, citing the fact that his four children are Hispanic. His campaign has received support from white supremacists. In 2014 he acted as attorney for Marcus Faella of the American Front in his legal appeal. Controversy Call to War Since the beginning of Invictus' campaign, it has been surrounded by controversy. A letter written by Invictus in 2013 came to light in which he denounced his citizenship and claimed to have plans of venturing out in the woods only to return bringing war: "I have prophesied for years that I was born for a Great War; that if I did not witness the coming of the Second American Civil War I would begin it myself. Mark well: That day is fast coming upon you. On the New Moon of May, I shall disappear into the Wilderness. I will return bearing Revolution, or I will not return at all." Antifa and Denied Entry to Canada On March 1, 2016, Augustus Invictus stopped in Portland, OR on his way to Canada for a speaking engagement. He was met by the Rose City Antifa, an anti-fascist organization, who organized protests against Invictus. The group successfully lobbied businesses where Invictus planned to meet with other far right neo-fascists and were able to divert him from one location. Invictus called the police when confronted by Antifa protesters at another location later in the night. Canadian Border Service Agents held Augustus Invictus for three hours upon his arrival in Canada to question him on his ties to neo-fascist and neo-nazi organizations. Citing a planned protest by Canadian members of Antifa, the border agents denied entry to Invictus. Policy positions Foreign Policy Invictus believes that the United States should embrace a non-interventionist approach to foreign policy, citing the cost an interventionist approach has caused to loss of American lives and trillions of dollars in debt. However, he does not think an isolationist foreign policy is completely appropriate either. He opposes using the U.S military to interfere in the affairs of sovereign nations. Monetary Policy Invictus advocates for balancing the budget, shrinking the size of government, ceasing reckless government spending and deregulating American business. He is also in favor of repealing the individual income tax, abolishing the IRS and recreating the tax code. Social policy Immigration According to Invictus, he does not support mass immigration and is against open borders for the United States. However, he supports policies that would streamline the process of immigration and naturalization so that immigrants who wish to integrate and work in America can do so with ease. Abortion Invictus believes that abortion should be illegal in most circumstances. Drug War Invictus is opposed to the War on Drugs and has labeled it a failure. He supports repealing the Controlled Substances Act and abolishing the DEA. Energy and the Environment Invictus believes that America should find alternative forms of energy so as to reduce U.S dependence on foreign energy. He does not believe there should be a trade off between economic freedom and the destruction of the environment. Personal life Invictus has four children. He is an independent Thelemite and a former member of the Ordo Templi Orientis. In 2013, he undertook a pilgrimage and walked from Orlando, Florida to the Mojave Desert; in a ritual of thanks for his survival, he sacrificed a goat and drank its blood.