On August 10, 2013, Michael Katch received the full endorsement of the Pirate Party of Minnesota. He is in full agreement with their core principles of transparency in government and personal privacy, and admires their core principle of protecting constitutional and human rights within that paradigm. He intends to use their tools to expand the engagement of the populace of Minneapolis in finding the solutions to the quandaries our city faces. Yo-ho-ho! and Arggggh to the villains propounding top-down government solutions!