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Encyclopedia > Emory "Bo" Heyward
Emory "Bo" Heyward

Born 1970
Atlanta, GA
Political party Independant

Emory "Bo" Heyward (born 1970) is an independent candidate in the 2006 U.S. Senatorial Election for Tennessee[1] and a heavy metal musician (He is lead singer and plays bass for the band NoiseCult).[2] Originally from Atlanta, Heyward lives in Nashville[3], where he attended Middle Tennessee State University and works for a medical software company. Heyward is a self-described conservative who prefers the Republican Party to the Democratic Party, but considers the former too "moderate". He sees "career politicans" as disconnected from what he perceives as the average citizen's views.[4] 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Tennessee Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Political views

Heyward is a populist conservative who is running as an "outsider." He supports deporting all undocumented immigrants, and believes that undocumented immigration is among the "biggest issues affecting this country." He is critical of homosexual marriage and the American Civil Liberties Union.[5] Heyward is opposed to separation of church and state, believing it to have no basis in the United States Constitution, and "personally would have no problem with" teacher-led bible-study classes in public schools. Though Heyward says that such classes would be "great," he also believes that they would provoke a backlash.[6] Illegal immigration refers to a immigration of people across national borders —in violation of the immigration laws of the country of destination. ... Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, and—less frequently—homosexual marriage) refers to marriage between partners of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles linked in that section). ... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major national non-profit organization with headquarters in New York City, whose stated mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.[1] It... The separation of church and state is a political doctrine which states that the institutions of the state or national government should be kept separate from those of religious institutions. ... The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ... The term public school has different (and in some cases contradictory) meanings due to regional differences. ...

Heyward opposes Social Security [7] and the minimum wage, believing the latter to be unconstitutional.[8] Heyward advocates the end of all federal involvement in healthcare and believes that each citizen should be required to pay for his or her own health insurance. He also believes that states should establish insurance companies, privitize them, and then require that these companies reimburse the state.[9] Heyward supports tort reform and compares trial lawyers to parasites. Under his tort reform proposal, plaintiffs who lose lawsuits against companies would be required to pay a fine in addition to court costs. He explains that he thinks this would discourage people from filing "frivolous" lawsuits.[10] Heyward opposes abortion, except for rape victims. However, he believes that such matters should be left to individual states.[11] Heyward's website does not discuss capital punishment generally, but he states that pedophiles who kill children should be executed. Heyward is of the opinion that it should be illegal to promote illegal behavior, and believes, for example, that NAMBLA, a group that opposses age-of-consent laws, should not be allowed to operate a website.[12] For specific national programs, see Social Security (United States), National insurance (UK), Social Security (Sweden) Social security primarily refers to a field of social welfare concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment, families with children and others. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into constitutionality. ... Insurance is a system to alleviate financial losses by transferring risk of loss from one entity to another. ... Tort reform is the phrase used by its advocates who claim it is a change in the legal system to reduce litigations alleged adverse effects on the economy. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the State as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... Pedophilia, paedophilia, or pædophilia (see spelling differences), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children. ... The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is a U.S.-based group that calls for the elimination of age-based restrictions on sexual behavior. ...

Heyward is critical of present levels of government funding for AIDS research, believing them to be too high. He supports allocating medical research funding on the basis of the numbers of Americans suffering from a particular disease. Thus, he supports diverting AIDS research monies to cancer and heart disease research. Heyward acknoledges that AIDS is a major problem worldwide, but believes that the United States government should not spend money to help foreigners when such funds could be spent on Americans.[13] Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...

Heyward believes that the United States should not import oil from the Middle East, and that domestic resources should be more thoroughly exploited.[14] While he opposes the federal income tax, he is not sure whether a flat tax or a national sales tax would be better.[15] He also strongly opposes the National Animal Identification System, a system of mandatory livestock registration.[16] Heyward backs term limits for senators and members of the House of Representatives.[17] A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A flat tax, also called a proportional tax, is a system that taxes all entities in a class (typically either citizens or corporations) at the same rate (as a proportion on income), as opposed to a graduated, or progressive, scheme. ... A sales tax is an excise tax on the privilege of selling or renting certain property or services in a state or locality. ... The National Animal Identification System, otherwise known as NAIS, is a government-run program in the United States intended to permit improved animal health surveillance by identifying and tracking specific animals. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... A term limit is a provision of a constitution, statute, or bylaw which limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...

The 2006 Campaign

Heyward has given several radio interviews and is seeking to participate in a series of debates between Harold Ford Jr. and Bob Corker[18]. He also spoke at the May 22, 2006 meeting of the Shelby County Libertarian Party.[19]. It appears that Heyward has not run television or radio advertisements.[20] The most prominantly displayed slogan on Heyward's campaign website is No Party No "Politics".[21] Harold Ford Jr. ... Bob Corker is a Republican politician. ...


Heyward claims to be a direct descendant of Thomas Heyward Jr., a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. [22] Thomas Heyward, Jr. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ...

Sources Consulted

  • Sullivan, Bartholomew Options available on ballot in The Commercial Appeal, September 25, 2006. Retrieved September 25, 2006.
  • Anonymous, "Bio". "Biography (of NoiseCult) on NoiseCult website". Retrieved Aug. 21, 2006.
  • Tennessee Department of State, "Candidates for U.S. Senate - 2006". June 19, 2006. Candidates for U.S. Senate - 2006. Retrieved Aug. 21, 2006.
  • Heyward, Emory (presumed author), "Bio" (Campaign Biography). 2006. "Bio"(of Emory Heyward) on Heyward's Campaign website. Retrieved Aug 21. 2006.
  • Heyward, Emory (presumed author), "Issues" (relating to 2006 campaign). 2006. "Bio"(of Emory Heyward) on Heyward's Campaign website. Retrieved Aug 21. 2006.
  • Heyward, Emory, Bo for Senate Blog. 2006. Bo for Senate Blog. Retrieved Aug 21. 2006.
  • Rounds, Hal, "Emory "Bo" Heyward, Candidate for US Senate (TN), and Will Smith, Candidate for the 7th Congressional District (TN), Speaks at the May Meeting of the LPSC" in "News" (of Libertarian Party of Shelby County). May 22, 2006. Libertarian Party of Shelby County Website; News/ Retrieved Aug 21, 2006.
  • Interview with Heyward, "Quality News Network". 2006. Mp3 file of interview. Retrieved Aug 21, 2006.

The Commercial Appeal is the predominant daily newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee. ...


  1. ^ Options available on ballot, Bartholomew Sullivan, The Commercial Appeal, September 25, 2006
  2. ^ Biography on NoiseCult's website
  3. ^ Official State Candidate data (PDF)
  4. ^ Campaign Biography
  5. ^ Ibid
  6. ^ http://qnninterviews.com/2006cand/EBHsenTN5L6.mp3 Interview with Heyward, "Quality News Network" -- cited remarks begin at roughly 18 minutes, 30 seconds.
  7. ^ "Issues", Heyward campaign site
  8. ^ July 31 entry on Heyward's blog
  9. ^ "Issues", Heyward campaign site
  10. ^ Ibid
  11. ^ Ibid
  12. ^ Ibid
  13. ^ Ibid
  14. ^ Ibid
  15. ^ Ibid
  16. ^ Ibid
  17. ^ Ibid
  18. ^ August 18, 2006 post on Heyward's blog
  19. ^ "News" section of Shelby County Libertarian Party's website
  20. ^ None of the sources consulted mention any advertising
  21. ^ Official campaign website
  22. ^ Campaign Biography



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