American Political Party
The American Nazi Party (ANP) is an American political party founded by George Lincoln Rockwell and once headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Rockwell initially called the party the World Union of Free Enterprise National Socialists (WUFENS), but later renamed it the American Nazi Party in 1960 to attract maximum media attention. The party is based largely upon the ideals and policies of Adolf Hitler's NSDAP in Germany but has also expressed allegiance to the Constitutional principles of the American Founding Fathers. It has a platform of Holocaust denial.
Today, the name "American Nazi Party" is used by a group run by Rocky J. Suhayda, a former member of Rockwell's original ANP in 1967. Although Suhayda's ANP states that Rockwell is their founder, there is no direct legal or financial link between it and Rockwell's legacy organization, now a low-key Hitlerian religious group called New Order. Headquartered in Westland, Michigan, Suhayda's ANP website sells nostalgic reprints of Rockwell's 1960s-era magazine "The Stormtrooper." The group boasts 2008's National Socialist Presidential candidate John Taylor Bowles as a member. Holding semi-private annual meetings at his home, Suhayda's followers do not wear uniforms except for the SA (Security Arm) and eschew public demonstrations, frequently criticizing rival organization National Socialist Movement for "outing" its members with excessive media exposure.