Scarcely do I mention that Texas goes recruiting in Minnesota for kooks, but I learn that John Charles Wilson is running for governor of Minnesota.
Wilson’s Edgertonite National Party is based on the Lauraist religion, a movement he created that believes Laura Ingalls Wilder is God and that the Lauraist homeland will occupy an area within a 240-mile radius of Minneapolis.
“A new nation, to be called Edgerton, with its capital at Minneapolis, should be created on the land from approximately Hibbing to Des Moines, and from Fargo to Madison,” says Wilson’s campaign Web site.
Communism is the mode of government of said nation, with an abolition of all laws except those necessary for public safety.
Wilson has written two books, “The Principles of Lauraism” and “The Conscience of a Communist.”
Wilson says he was institutionalized in the early 1980s because of his political and religious beliefs.
I should have also remembered that time that we had a vampire running for governor. Oh, yeah, and the professional wrestler.