Augustus Invictus, a former candidate for Senate on the Libertarian line, has become a Republican and will primary Florida Governor Rick Scott.
By Jacob Engels
Less than a week after the chaos during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, the Central Florida Post got to sit down with Augustus Invictus, one of the speakers and co-organizers.
Invictus is known to many Floridians as the controversial Libertarian Party US Senate nominee in 2016, and for his colorful live video broadcasts on Facebook.
Our written interview is below. You can watch the full-length video interview by clicking above.
Why bolt the libertarian party for the GOP?
“Politics is a life-&-death struggle for power; and a political organization must be dedicated to victory in that struggle.” The Libertarian Party is better-geared toward action at the local level than the national.
The entire reason I went to law school was to fight the tyranny of the Federal Government, and the GOP is the best – and perhaps the last remaining – weapon against it.
What convinced you that running for senate against Rick Scott was the right move?
I don’t consider this a run against Rick Scott, I consider it a run for the people of Florida and of the United States. If the people decide that they want things to continue to go down the toilet and for business to continue as usual, then Rick Scott is their man.
Clearly he is part of the establishment we all despise. But if they want to reclaim America from the special interests strangling American life, then a revolutionary is the answer.
Is nationalism the solution for America?
Nationalism is the answer for every country on earth. Why would a country not be proud of its own accomplishments and act in the interests of its own people?
Any government that neglects the needs of its people in furtherance of a globalist or ideological agenda is a government fit to be overthrown.
Describe your politics.
I am a right-wing libertarian. I was raised to believe in the Classical Liberal notions of limited powers, civil liberties, and the government as a necessary evil that should exist only to protect the people it serves.
What do you do in your free time?
I spend time with my family, I go to the gym, and I read as often as possible.
favorite music: metal, opera, bluegrass
film: Fight Club
book: Thus Spoke Zarathustra
tv show: Borgia
historical figure: Odysseus
contemporary political figure: Trump – because he has all the right enemies.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.