Issues

Abortion

What is your position on abortion?

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We believe that life begins at conception.

Congressional Term Limits

What is your position on term limits?

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We support term limits for members of the United States Congress.

As an example, members of the House of Representatives should be permitted to serve no longer than three consecutive terms in office, while members of the United States Senate should be permitted to serve no more than two consecutive terms in office. The current restriction on the President should remain in place. This opens the door for fresh ideas and avoids the current problem of entrenched career politicians.

All candidates, running under this platform, must sign a pledge that they will endorse and promote term limits. They must also pledge that if elected, they will not serve more than 3 terms in the US House or 2 terms in the US Senate.

Defund Planned Parenthood

Do you support the Trump administration's efforts to defund Planned Parenthood?

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We support a total, complete and permanent ban on the use of federal funds for any entity including Planned Parenthood, who either sponsors, endorses or participates in the practice of abortion.

Environment

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We support implementing procedures and regulations that protect our environment. It is important to set aside funding to support and maintain our air, our coasts, our green space and forests as well as our water resources including ground water. The environment is a gift, from God, to the people and we have an innate duty, the responsibility to preserve it and protect it. 

Minimum Wage

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We support a living wage.

Under a living wage, the base wage would be determined by a formula that would take into account specific criteria including average housing costs, cost of utilities, average food costs for the number of individuals living in the residence, average transportation costs, healthcare costs and other normal living expenses applicable for that particular city or region of the country.

The base wage would be calculated or recalculated on an annual basis after the conclusion of the tax season.

Nuclear Weapons

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We support the reduction and eventual destruction of all nuclear weapons on the planet.

There are approximately 14,465 nuclear warheads around the world with Russia (6,800) and the US (6,000) holding the vast majority of the horrific weapons.

We support measures that would begin the process of the eventual elimination of all nuclear weapons from the planet and the imposition of a worldwide ban of the development and the possession of nuclear weapons or materials that could be used to develop nuclear weapons.

The way this would work is all nuclear warheads would be destroyed including the launch and support apparatus, under an agreement with all current nuclear powers through the United Nations, with the exception of ten percent of those weapons and systems. The remaining warheads and support systems would be jointly controlled by nuclear powers including the United States, Great Britain, Russia, China, Pakistan, Israel, France, India and North Korea*.

That ten percent would be maintained to protect the world against any future rogue nation or entity who illegally develops nuclear weapons. 

Mutually Assured Destruction!

If and until that happens, America should maintain it's nuclear enterprise at the highest state of readiness at all times. This should include modernizing our nuclear payloads, targeting capabilities, launch apparatus, and all other systems to assure that we can not just meet but can counter and deter any nuclear attack from any nation at any time.

Additionally, all personnel will be thoroughly trained and constantly tested to assure their proficiency in meeting the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in their fields.

*North Korea would be included in the number if they were willing to completely denuclearize and offer transparent inspection (without government minders) of all of their nuclear facilities by the United Nations.

Privatization of Prison Systems

There has been some question about the efficacy of a private prison system.  What is your position and what should we expect from your administration?

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We do not support the privatization of our nation's vast prison system. The prison system should be less of a human housing entity and more about a program that is focused on the rehabilitation of offenders of the law. After an offender has successfully served the legally imposed sentence, all of their rights should be restored, thus giving them a viable opportunity to continue that program of rehabilitation.

The imposed punishment should not continue beyond the walls of their sentence.

Real ID Act of 2005

 

 

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We support a repeal of the Real ID Act of 2005 on the grounds it is unconstitutional and a violation of privacy provisions of federal law.

The Real ID Act of 2005 undermines former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's legacy and further, reneges on America's commitment to the world, which was embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris.

Article 14 of the declaration offers protection of the rights of individuals to seek asylum when they are in fear of persecution related to religious affiliation, race, national origin, membership in a covered social group or political perspective.  As written, The Real ID Act makes a mockery of that right because it requires those seeking asylum to document or demonstrate that one of those enumerated grounds is a central reason for their persecution.

An individual who cannot thus substantiate the persecution is subject to arrest, deportation and forcible return to that same repressive regime, where they will potentially face even worse persecution or even death.  Interestingly, they come to the United States fleeing repression and are subject to an oppression regime in what they thought was a land of hope and freedom... this regime then forcibly returns them to the land from which they fled!

The Real ID Act not only violates the Universal Declaration but, much more deeply, mocks America's longstanding claim of being a beacon of hope, of freedom and of democracy for those who have been subject to life under the thumb of tyrants and of dictators.

By sending such a harsh message to those seeking asylum on our shores, The Real ID Act and those that support similar rules and protocols are undermining the assertion that the United States is in fact a haven of safety from repressive regimes.

Sadly, on the very day that such repressive rules of law become a new beacon for America, The Statute of Liberty ought to shed a tear.

Religious Protections

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The United States Constitution provides certain religious protections in that the government has no right or authority to infringe upon or inhibit those deeply held “religious” beliefs. Any law or edict imposed by a government entity that denies those religious rights is therefore unconstitutional. We will stand firmly upon constitutional protections. 

Same Sex Marriage

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We do not support same sex marriage.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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We support the reaffirmation of the United States adoption and adherence to the terms of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights without amendment.

Veterans

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The United States of America does not do nearly enough to at least partially recompense our veterans for what they've sacrificed for us.  Not even close!

No US veteran should ever be homeless or hungry.  

The VA system is slow and inefficient. We support provisional retraining (if necessary) and priority employment for US veterans at Veterans Administration facilities as well as at other government agencies and contractors. This is a largely untapped resource of experience and professionalism.

No honorably discharged veteran should ever be homeless or hungry. No veteran or service member should ever have to suffer the indignity of having to rely on food benefits to feed his or her family. We will work with the United States Congress for an annual COLA, for all enlisted and non-commissioned personnel.

We also need to spend more resources to address the mental health of our nation's heroes. We've trained them to serve America without question. Now, its time for America to serve one of our greatest resources.

 

 

 

 


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