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#1 My Presidential PlatformgatorGuest07-03-2008, 08:54 PM
I am thinking of running for President. For the purpose of this fantasy let’s assume I would sweep in a supportive Congress on my coattails.
Here is my platform:
1. Complete the mission in Iraq.
2. Thereafter extract ourselves from international political and military entanglements, especially in the Middle East. This includes supporting Israel.
3. Close down many of the foreign located US military bases such as South Korea and Europe.
4. Station American troops on the Southern US border with orders to stop the illegal invasion by all mean necessary.
5. It would be my intention to disband the ATF. However, before doing that I would have them go after the confiscation of illegal firearms with the Black and Mexican gangs in LA and other big cities. Let’s see if those fuckers have the guts to take on the tough street gangs like they had the guts to go after Ruby Ridge and Waco.
6. I would get Congress to pass a law forbidding the use of any government funds to a state or city that provides government payments to any illegal. I would also withhold funds from sanctuary cities.
7. Under existing law I would arrest thousands of employers of illegals along with hundred of thousands if not millions of illegals.
8. I would not sign any bill that had one ear mark or pork in it.
9. I would decrease Federal spending by 10% the first year and 15% each year thereafter.
10. For every dollar reduced I would return half to the people in the form of tax breaks and one half to be used for debt reduction.
11. I would get Congress to repeal the part of Davis Bacon requiring that the Federal government pay union wages.
12. Implement the findings of the Moorer Independent study to properly investigate the USS Liberty incident and to hold Israel accountable. Also properly honor the crewmembers of the Liberty.
13. Reduce all foreign aid except in the case of a natural disaster.
14. Require that the United Nations find a world headquarters elsewhere while reducing our contributions to minimal amounts.
15. Repeal the NFA laws.
16. I would substantially reduce government spending but increase it in the area of veteran benefits.
17. Immediately order the NRC to license the new construction and operation of up to 600 new nuclear power plants.
18. Open up drilling wherever there is oil.
19. Apologize on behalf of the United States government to the people of the South for invading their land and killing them. Provide financial restitution to families of Confederates killed by the US government. Establish a National Confederate War memorial and make Robert E. Lee’s birthday a National Holliday.
I may think of other things later.
Feel free to comment on my platform or do up your own if you want to add your convictions.
07-04-2008, 08:20 AMOriginally Posted by gator
If Gator is elected, I'm leaving the country and going to Israel..
Last edited by newshutr; 07-04-2008 at 08:31 AM.Yes..this camera is heavy.
No...you can't be on TV.
Look kid, go bother the reporter...I'm busy!!!
JohnGuest07-04-2008, 09:58 AM
The FBI, Coast Guard, and BATFE will no longer need to worry about the drug bullshit, and will have the resources freed up to peruse more pressing issues.
You see, gangs of today couldn't even subsist on the cash cows of their predecessors. Existing on prostitution, gambling, extortion and whatnot will leave the street gangs of today broke, confused and way out of their element. With legal and legit competition in the trafficking (bootlegging) market these street gangs will lose their backers, those who are making billions of dollars, to the likes of Phillip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. Instead of turf wars we will have mergers, buyouts and acquisitions. Without their south American backers, who will now be dealing with regulated and legitimate corporations, these 'tough street gangs' will go the way of the Mafia. They might still be a player, but they will no longer wield the power they once held. The free market will have usurped their usefulness.
There's an old story about Davy Crockett's tenure in the House, that is fairly accurate. You should google the story. However, the simple fact of the matter is that congress should have to prove, with each and every spending measure, that it has the authority to allocate "The People's" money in the way expressed in the bill. Actually, what it all comes down to is that Congress has to stop looking at money as if it were "government money". There's no such thing as "government money". Every dollar, every dime, that's written off in an expenditure report has to come from someone. Sure the government can borrow from the Fed, but not indefinitely. Someone has to labor to earn the value of the money to pay it back at some point in time. It's not "free"!
To further break that down, I'd like to point out that those who labor to provide the value behind "government money", expend their mortal time to do so. Time cannot be given back, time is a finite resource that every human soul on this earth holds dear. Each person only has so much time, so the government of a nation would do well to consider the cost in time of labor for each and every expenditure they commit to.
Obama's own fight against world poverty bullshit wastes the mortal time it takes to produce 0.7% of our GNP. That's a whole of lot of man hours, and those man hours belong solely to the man who is expending them unless there's a damn good lawful reason otherwise.
Labor is a market, in areas where labor is scarce, labor should be expensive. In areas where labor is abundant labor should be cheap. However, as labor is a market, and a rather geographical one at that, I would respect the labor market enough to let it take care of itself as supply and demand intend.
JohnGuest07-04-2008, 10:13 AM
I've been CHAR limited:!!!
If the republican party, the party of Abe Lincoln, is to reconcile these differences between ideology and history, then we have to make a crucial first step. That first step is to straight up dump the 'religious right' rhetoric and the 'values voters' nonsense. No good is going to come of these platforms and quite frankly American voters are sick of hearing about them. The Values/Religious voters may as well just be another special interest group lobbying for position as far as common voters are concerned. As a matter of fact, Green Peace, MoveOn and the SierraClub are often seen as more tolerable and less obstructive and obnoxious. Personally, I'm not a republican because I don't want gays to marry. I'm not a republican because I want to make abortion illegal, prayer legal or mandatory, or any other nonsense social reason. I'm a republican because I want to provide for and support my family as best I see fit without someone second guessing or questioning me. My philosiphy of "I'm a republican because I want to be left the hell alone" goes starkly and directly against the "values voters" philosiphy of "I'm a republican because I want to feel secure in the world in which I live and I have to know that things are the same everywhere" philosiphy. If these sorts of platforms were aired outside of "inside party" politics, than most of you would come to realize that the Libertarian-Republican social, economic and legislative views would be well received by the voters.
Regardless of what you might hear in political commentary and opinion that passes as "news" these days, the average American voter still wants to live the American Dream. They want to be left alone to do for their family as they see fit....no matter how they define their family. They want to do the best they can in an honest and law abiding manner.....so long as the laws aren't over oppressive and overbearing enough to interfere with the "be left alone" part. Americans still want an honest days pay for an honest days work without someone of a "higher power" divvying it up among those who this "higher power" considers more deserving. Americans want to keep what they earn and earn what they keep. Unfortunately, this goes against the current political philosiphy of both the left and the right this election.
gatorGuest07-04-2008, 11:37 AM
I suspect when I do all that there will be some serious payback from all these people that the Israelis have been treating like shit for all these years. Maybe you will be forced to join the IDF to defend the homeland. Have fun.
gatorGuest07-04-2008, 11:44 AM
When we aren't intervening in Middle East politics anymore we don't have to worry about the details all that much.
07-04-2008, 05:29 PM
I'll be glad to toss a few bucks your way. I always figured you Southern boys wanted a handout. Guess you're no different than any other "oppressed" group in this country. Just don't spend the money on roadkill, cornmeal and okra.Be Not Afraid.
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07-18-2008, 02:56 PM
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Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
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