TOP FIVE ISSUES
The debt of the United States has seen horrific expansion on all levels – local, state and Federal. Add in the trillions in dollars of “off budget” debt items that accounting tricks keep out of the headlines, and it becomes clear that this debt can never be repaid as things are. We must address this issue in a forthright manner, and stop “kicking the can down the road” for future generations to be left with.
The Tax System
In 1819 Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall wrote “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” For far too long this nation has allowed the powers that be to build a labyrinth of tax loopholes and misdirection which effectively has become a form of bribery – rewarding specific friends and corporate donors at the expense of the rest of the citizens, whether it is for campaign contributions or lucrative “speaking fees” at a later date. Taxes are no longer used to fund the necessary and Constitutional government activities, but to indirectly line the pockets of those who make the rules. Only through the implementation of a vastly different and sound tax system can this corruption be brought to a halt.
The U.S. Constitution
Courts of all levels, from State to Supreme, are now stacked with activist judges who contort the laws of the nation to fit with their personal agendas and beliefs. The rule of law is no more, and the U.S. Constitution – once the framework of a powerful Representative Republic – has been ignored, misread, and shredded in order to shift us toward a Populist Democracy. This nation was founded as a Representative Republic for good reason, and we must retreat from being a nation run by instant poll and the fickle whims of the masses and return the U.S. Constitution to the foundation of our laws and system of government. As Scottish historian Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee said:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.”
Selected enforcement of the laws of this nation has allowed a growing flow of illegal immigrants to cross our borders. This creates a tremendous financial burden on the legal citizens of the United States, because of the fact that many of these illegal immigrants are low-skilled and will drain the limited resources of support systems created for citizens in need. Further, the unwillingness of the Federal government to deport many of these illegal immigrants after they have committed crimes – or deporting them but refusing to stop them from crossing back into the nation again – leads to additional criminal activity, including robbery, rape, and murder in some cases. The laws of this nation must be enforced so that we can focus on the legal immigrant instead of rewarding those who ignore the laws.
The debate over man’s place in the ever-changing global climate is a farce, and has been since the beginning. Like most government data, statistics are adjusted, rebalanced or outright falsified in order to offer “proof” for a pre-determined result. The “solution” offered for this so-called crisis is little more than vast wealth redistribution and the funneling of money and resources from industrialized nations to emerging or captive nations. Global “agreements” and United Nations proposals are barely-disguised attempts of international welfare, taking from the more prosperous so that the leaders of the corrupt and poverty-stricken nations can build up their private bank accounts and continue to oppress their people.
About the “People for Economic and Social Freedom”
The People for Economic and Social Freedom is a non-partisan, reform-minded group of U.S. citizens of all ages (from 20-70) who have no membership requirements per se, or monetary obligations, but admittance is by invitation only.
To create solutions for the problems facing America using free market methods that are politically acceptable to the majority of the people, and operate under the U.S. Constitution.
Mitigate governmental abuse of Congressional power
Cease governmental domination of U.S. Citizens by subsidies and programs that are creating permanent codependency
Create new subvention programs that encourage an individual's productivity and prosperity based upon freedom to the people