NEWCASTLE – Morrison Bonpasse announced today his candidacy for the Democratic and Green Party nominations for election in 2016 as President of the United States.
The issues most important to Bonpasse, and which he plans to present to voters, beginning with the New Hampshire primary, are the correction and stopping of wrongful convictions, the cessation of global population growth and the adoption of a Single Global Currency.
Bonpasse estimates that there are approximately 30,000 wrongly convicted people in U.S. prisons. He states that more people are still being wrongly convicted than are being exonerated, despite the publicity of the exonerations of the most egregiously wrongly convicted people. “Every wrongful conviction is a tragedy for the wrongly convicted and for victims of crime, and we must do more to stop and correct wrongful convictions,” Bonpasse said.
He has worked as an investigator and author for four years on behalf of Chad Evans in New Hampshire who Bonpasse believes to be innocent of murdering Kassidy Bortner in 2000. For nine years Bonpasse has worked on behalf of Alfred Trenkler of Massachusetts who was wrongly convicted in 1993 of building a bomb that killed a Boston police officer.
Regarding population, Bonpasse cites the fact that the global population is now approximately 7.3 billion, and that the Earth’s capacity to sustain such a population has been degraded. Global warming is a symptom of that degradation. Bonpasse believes that the world and the United States must do much more to provide family planning and safe and legal abortion services. Said Bonpasse, “The world’s population has more than doubled in my lifetime. We should stabilize the world’s population as soon as possible, by reducing the birth rate to the death rate, and then reduce the birth rate further to achieve the necessary reduction of the global population, back to approximately one billion.”
Since he formed the Single Global Currency Association in 2003, Bonpasse has advocated a single global currency, which would save the world hundreds of billions of dollars annually through the avoidance of currency transaction costs. It would also prevent future currency fluctuations and global currency crises, and eliminate the need for costly foreign exchange reserves.
Bonpasse has written books on the primary three subjects that prompted his candidacy:
– “The Single Global Currency – Common Cents for the World” (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2014 editions.)
– “PERFECTLY INNOCENT – The Wrongful Conviction of Alfred Trenkler” (2007)
– “EYE CONTACT – The Mysterious Death in 2000 of Kassidy Bortner, and the Wrongful Convictions of Amanda Bortner and Chad Evans.” (Volume 1) (2011) (Volumes 2 and 3 contain the letters from Chad Evans to Bonpasse in 2010 and 2011, respectively.)
– “Jesus and Jesusa” by Maria Maddalena (pseudonym) (a Utopian novella, 2014)
– “2121” (a Utopian novella about a wrongful conviction, 2014)
– “80 Proposals to STOP Wrongful Convictions – Before the End of This Decade.” (2015)
He is currently writing the book, “Too Many Humans – The Imperative of Returning to a Human Population of 1 Billion.”
Bonpasse is a graduate of Yale University and has graduate degrees in business administration, public administration and law. He served in the U.S. Army in 1968-71, including two years in the Special Forces, but was not sent to VietNam.
After his formal education and military service, he has worked in a large corporation and established his own small companies. Currently, he receives Social Security and operates the new cork importing business, Maine Cork Company, as a manufacturer’s representative for a Portuguese cork company.
He is married and has two step-children and five step-grandchildren.
The website for Bonpasse’s campaign is www.morrisonbonpasse.org. He is registered with the Federal Election Commission and the Democratic fundraising organization ActBlue.