Candidacy for President

I am officially announcing my candidacy for President of the United States. I teach people that they should not complain about something unless they are willing to get envolved with the solution. So I am ready to climb into the pigsty that we call America Politics and do my best at cleaning up. Personally I would rather be king because I am not sure that the President has enough power to clean up Washington but we don't have that option here.

It will take 5 to 8 years to turn the nation around. And another 5 for it to settle in the correction. By the time I get through making all the change necessary in the first 5 years I will have made everyone mad. If we stay true to the corse I set in 10 years we will have a federal government that we can trust to uphold what I consider that most import sentence ever written concerning government. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." With the chief idea being the Right to Pursue Happiness. This is the purpose of the Federal Government.

Political Stance
I am a cross between Constitution Party and the Libertarian Party. It would greatly help my campaign if both parties would endorse me as their candidate.

World Policing
It is not the job of the United States to police all the world governments. It is time for us to work our hands out of so many countries. If the people of a nation what us involved in their political process then they need to vote to become an official territory of the US and subjugate themselves to all our laws or we need to get out of their land. You can not force democracy on people. If they are not willing to fight for it themselves then they will not keep it.

The federal government is to far removed from where education happens to effectively manage it. It is time for the federal government to withdraw from public education and put the control and responsibility back in the hands of the local community. You could probably write an encyclopedia on how the federal government has hurt education but I think nothing is more telling than teachers who criticizes one federal mandate as "no child gets ahead" program. I would encourage state government to also withdraw much of their control particularly on eighth grade and down.

I am well aware that this approach will lead to some very poor school systems and we will need develop a way of helping those school systems change. The current approach of meet certain goals or your funding is cut is not working nor will it ever.

War On Drugs
What a waste of money. We need to just decriminalize drug use. I think Portugal's approached to the problem is way better than ours. Instead of having to go to jail if you are caught high you have to go to rehab.

Nuclear Power
I am for it. Since my grandfathers generation built nuclear power plants that have operated 50 years without a major accident surely with all our tech we can build a simpler and safer plant. However I don't believe that it is our answer to all our power needs. We need to invest in renewable power as well.

Taxes should be collected at the level of use. It does not make since for the federal government to tax people then filter the money back to their local use through the state, county and city. For example all money paid to support the community fire department, police department and education should be raised from community taxes. If it is best managed by the state like road infrastructure then the that would be funded by a state wide tax. Federal taxes should be a simple percentage for income for individuals and corporations with no loop holes. A simple percentage national sales tax should also be implemented. There also needs to be a 10% tax on all money transferred out of the nation. It should be possible for anyone with an eighth grade education to see exactly where he is being taxed and how that money is being used and all local, state and federal agencies must be completely open in where they spend tax money.

In order for me to accomplish all the correction needed I will need you to put pressure on your congressman to support me.