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Independence chief pens book

Frank MacKay, the state and Suffolk Independence Party chairman, is about to come out with a book that answers critics who say his minor party stands for nothing.

His book, “What About the Rest of Us? The Need for a Third Political Party in America,” is due Oct. 1 from Boulevard Books, based on Staten Island.

His main thesis is that the country needs a new party that does not embroil itself in social issues, such as gay marriage, abortion or prayer in school, but picks the best candidate to deal with issues such as creating jobs and managing the country.

Like presidential contenders who have recently penned books, MacKay’s opus possibly is aimed at setting the stage for his minor party to play a role on the national stage in 2016 through his national subsidiary, Independence Party of America.

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