Once upon a time I received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Michigan State University. I wrote my dissertation--Persons, Rights, and the Problem of Abortion--under the direction of Rhoda Kotzin. From 1976 until 2015, I taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. At last, though, I have become an independent scholar! Wage slave or not, my custom is to reflect on the words of G. K. Chesterton, "Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

  • Common Good – Common Ground – Common Sense
  • Pro-Life for the Whole Life
  • Pro-Family
  • Social Justice
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Pro-Community
  • Localized Government
  • Human Dignity
  • Pro-Peace
  • Pro-Marriage
  • Pro-Environment

Dr. James G. Hanink is the 2021 candidate for California governor who supports the common good by finding common ground across California’s diverse citizenry, and using common sense. He is a member of the American Solidarity Party but is running in the gubernatorial race as an independent. Dr. Hanink is pro-lifepro-familypro-marriage, and supports freedom of religion from needless government intrusion. He is for social justicepro-communitypro-human-dignitypro-environment, and pro-peace. Last but not least, he supports localized government where communities can decide for themselves instead of being forced to accept state or federal values and decisions.



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    “As the California gubernatorial recall election is now set to take place, regardless of how one votes on the question of whether to recall Governor Newsom or not, I strongly encourage people to support Dr. James G. Hanink for Governor of California, in the event that Newsom _is_ recalled. Dr. Hanink, a former professor from Loyola Marymount University, is a champion of the respect for the lives and dignity for all human beings from conception to natural death. I first met Dr. Hanink Facebook in relation to his activities with the American Solidarity Party, a new party being built around the value of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and since then have encountered him on multiple occasions in his work of promoting respect for life at events like OneLife LA. He is well-connected in the pro-life movement, is highly knowledgable about the issues that affect our state, and works tirelessly to protect the rights of all human beings. Without any hesitation, I resoundingly endorse Dr. James G. Hanink for governor of California. Just look past his corny jokes.”

June 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Loyolan

Dr. Hanink was interviewed by The Los Angeles Loyolan:

"Hanink’s platform, which is rooted in the idea that to “govern well begins with being pro-life for the whole of life,” includes positions both traditionally on the left and right of the political spectrum"

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    “As the California gubernatorial recall election is now set to take place, regardless of how one votes on the question of whether to recall Governor Newsom or not, I strongly encourage people to support Dr. James G. Hanink for Governor of California, in the event that Newsom _is_ recalled. Dr. Hanink, a former professor from Loyola Marymount University, is a champion of the respect for the lives and dignity for all human beings from conception to natural death. I first met Dr. Hanink Facebook in relation to his activities with the American Solidarity Party, a new party being built around the value of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and since then have encountered him on multiple occasions in his work of promoting respect for life at events like OneLife LA. He is well-connected in the pro-life movement, is highly knowledgable about the issues that affect our state, and works tirelessly to protect the rights of all human beings. Without any hesitation, I resoundingly endorse Dr. James G. Hanink for governor of California. Just look past his corny jokes.”