The two dominant parties do not care about you.

They only care about increasing their size and power.

Unlike all their candidates, I believe in decentralization and individual liberty.

I want to end duopoly’s lock on government.


Join me to RecTheRegime!


I’m Michael Rectenwald—a Ph.D., an author of 12 books, a public speaker, a columnist, and an entrepreneur.

I’m running for President of the United States as a Libertarian.

I can barely believe that I just wrote that. Several years ago, I was a professor at New York University and an avowed Marxist. Then, in the fall of 2016, I dared to speak up about the “social justice” madness on campuses across the U.S. and was promptly savaged by the woke mob, who tried to cancel me.

I’m running to wrest power from the corrupt, incompetent, and tyrannical federal government and to restore it to the people by:


Slashing government spending, taxes, and restoring a free-market system that allows young people a future and the elderly security by untangling the federal government from its corporate power brokers. This includes abolishing the income tax, ending corporate bailouts and subsidies, cutting red tape, and eliminating all foreign aid.

Foreign Policy

Keeping the peace by opposing all but defensive wars, ending U.S involvement in the war in Ukraine, ending the saber-rattling with China, and bringing U.S. troops home from the 800 bases around the world to secure our homeland.


Stopping inflation at the source by auditing and abolishing the federal reserve and allowing legal alternative currencies, like gold, silver, Bitcoin, and Monero.


Promoting rigorous use of the 10th Amendment to nullify all unconstitutional federal laws by the states and localities. The states created the federal government; they are not owned by it.

Intelligence Agencies

Eliminating government and intelligence agency influence over the media and Big Tech.

Alphabet Agencies

Abolishing politicized and costly agencies and departments that do not have the interests of the average American at heart, including the IRS, the FBI, the CIA, the Department of Education, the ATF, and the TSA.

Federal DEI

Ending the use of DEI criteria in federal hiring and promotions.


Refusing all covid and other “emergency” mandates and investigating all agencies and corporations involved in formulating and executing the disastrous covid response measures.

The Great Reset

The Great Reset and The Grand Refusal

Nine-Point Plan for Stopping the Great Reset