THE CENTRIST LIBERTARIAN CONSTITUTIONALIST PARTY
The CLC is a new political party right in the center, between the parties of the left and right. We try to take up the good points of both parties while upholding moderate positions on the more mundane matters such as taxation and immigration, finding that in politics, as in ethics according to Aristotle, the truth is often a mean between the two poles, such as the positions and interests of the rich and the poor. The common good embraces both, and is a mean between the two, the good of our nation.
What we insist upon without moderation is American Liberty and the Constitution, which includes a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is the first ten Amendments to the constitution, is fundamental law, and has not been amended by super-majorities required to do so. Hence, we opposed property seizures, which were occurring routinely contrary to the Fifth Amendment. And we insist upon the restoration of privacy in accord with the Fourth Amendment. We say that the purpose of government is to secure rights, as stated in the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence, and so look for regulations to prevent businesses and corporations from trading in the rights our forefathers fought to secure. So, for example, we insist upon “internet integrity,” rather than, as at present, allowing the large internet companies to buy off our Congress and market us to the point of prostitution when we use the internet, which has become essential to speech and communication. These also abuse our liberty, for example with pop-up adds and compulsory shopping. We oppose the “rigged game” economy, in which companies and persons seek to profit not by the value of what they produce, but by using the power their money gives them to make the rules, destroying the middle class.
We have a tentative solution to reform campaign finance in harmony with the First Amendment: We will take only goods used in our offices and campaigns, from those who wish to support our cause, rather than take money. We will produce no laminated junk mail or T.V. attack adds with these indispensable funds. The voters must decide to reform campaign finance, before the corruption destroys our nation, distinguishing for themselves between free speech and bribery. As John Adams wrote, this constitution is made for a people of virtue, and will not work for any other.
We oppose the abuses of the prescription drug industry by doctors, insurance companies and drug companies, who have bribed Congress to permit the drugging and corruption of America. We seek to make a national health care system work not by raising taxes, but by destroying fraud. Food stamp fraud is now fifty percent. What we need is not more money, increasing the national debt, but integrity, and perhaps the promotion of more simple home remedies. We especially note the abuse of the mental health system, where our ignorance of the causes leaves an unusually wide opening for the neuro-chemical theorist to drug almost anyone and everyone at taxpayer expense, with concoctions that often do more harm than good. We hypothesize that antidepressants are the cause of the epidemic of public shootings, and are offended at the suppression of the question. Similarly, we oppose the Ritalin theory of education.
We uphold the liberal arts in education, not only the goals of creating jobs and improving technology. Please fill out the following questionnaire: The purpose of education is ___________. We think that an educated citizenry is necessary to a self-governing people, and that education according fashionable common opinions is insufficient. We also think the liberal arts done properly is the one thing government can do to improve education and promote happiness. We think the current politicians have never considered what education is, and by shifting money about are doing what is like re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
We will reform the tax filing system, so that less of our GNP is spent complying with requirements and filling out forms. An industry has developed around the complexity of tax forms, but we would an average citizen able to fill out their own forms. We will end the use of taxation to promote this and that good cause by deductions, rather than simply not apply the tax to begin. The Earned Income Credit is a fine example. We preach tax honesty, but insist too that government make honesty possible rather than foolish.
Our immigration policy is this: Be kind to Mexico. A nation must have borders and citizenship, but it is possible to be good neighbors. We need a reasonable guest worker program that benefits all concerned. The drug problem is the fault of the United States, afflicted on the central and South American nations, and we will help to fix it. One half of the strength of organized crime is presently due to the single prohibition of Marijuana. The federal law against marijuana, where no commerce is involved, is obviously unconstitutional: The States never gave the federal government the power to prohibit Marijuana, and just as with alcohol, the federal government needs a constitutional amendment to do so. State prohibitions aside from the regulation of commerce are also unconstitutional, though for different reasons. By simply obeying our constitution and the spirit of liberty, we can cut the war on drugs in half overnight, making this much more manageable, and this may be the difference between winning and losing.
Congress must regulate commerce, but looking to the common good rather than to special interests. Hence, we protect the common wealth regardless of the profits to be made by this or that company at the common expense, as regarding the environment. Again for an example, the current “medicinal” marijuana law, by setting a limit to the number of plants grown, has encouraged the use of untested chemicals and corrupted the plant into a drug that is too strong, and is in fact becoming a different sub-species from the organic weed. We would limit the amount of thc produced, say to 12 or 16 female organic plants.
We insist upon police and prison reform Our constitution does not give police or jailers the power to determine punishments, and where this is done, it is a constitutional crime. In America, punishments are determined by the judicial and legislative branches. Our police no longer know the difference between policing in a free nation and in a tyranny, and we hold that if they do not understand this, they cannot hold police power over us. Similarly, we think the problem of police shootings is a liberty and not so much an equality problem. Our judges are taking kickbacks even from organized crime to promote various scams, similar to the property seizure scams, only with people as their material. There is an incentive to get everyone in the system and paying for things like “rehabilitation'” which can be done less expensively and with more success by acting with integrity. Presently, a victim of the Oxy-heroin scam cannot get into a de-tox center to save their lives, but the de-tox centers have little trouble distributing the profits to their destinations and keeping the persons subject to all sorts of expensive “therapies.” 20% of America’s youth is in mortal danger as a consequence.
We insist upon the control of the un-elected federal agencies by the elected offices that are answerable to the people. Presently, there is no significant oversight of the FBI or CIA, leading to various disasters such as the torture to which the Americans would not consent, or the abuse of FBI powers and the danger of the use of these powers buy foreign governments and organized crime. We insist on oversight, accountability and meaningful recourse when these extraordinary powers are abused- as my own representatives well know.
We follow John McCain and Barack Obama on the issue of torture, not because the enemy combatants have the civil rights of American citizens, but because as Americans we believe that all men are equally endowed with the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our policy is: when we capture you, “war is over.” Half these enemy persons do not wish to be where they are anyway, and such a policy would allow them to surrender. We think this will produce more benefit than waterboarding even a serious terrorist “183 times,” and if that is true, the reasoning of the torturers, who did so thinking they would prevent single attacks, compels them similarly to follow our policy. We repent a national sin, and believe that grave consequences are in store for our nation if we commit and do not repent these national errors. Thomas Jefferson and George both foresaw the Civil War as a consequence of slavery, and Lincoln agreed that every drop drawn by the lash would be answered by sword. We call for this sort of foresight in government, rather than, as Democracies are inclined, understanding the issue after weighing the blood of 500,000 of our citizens, fathers, sons brothers and friends. And Islam itself is not our enemy, as a certain faction would now have us believe.
Our nation is presently in circumstances more grave than it can imagine, but we can meet these circumstance if only we stand upright! Just say no to organized crime, before our enemies use this to weaken us so terribly they may have a chance. End the abuse of the offices of the public trust, restoring the integrity of police, judges and politicians.
I am trying to run myself for the U. S. House of Representatives in the 7th Michigan district, at least until I find someone better to run. Our present representative is wholly partisan, will not oversee the executive agencies, has not yet supported the speech of John McCain on torture, and cannot improve education. His most significant work may be to push back, with Rand Paul, against federal property seizures and examine the IRS when it harassed Republicans. He lacks the thought and imagination to be a U. S. Representative, and will not listen to or represent his constituents. He does not understand the corruption of the internet and the rigged economy, but seems to govern by responds to the polls and calculating his contributor’s interests. He is intimidated by the agencies he is supposed to oversee, and may soon endorse a tyrant for president, proving that his studies have not cultivated an understanding of the difference between liberty and tyranny. Perhaps free men should escape to Canada quickly, before they wise up and build a wall!
My credentials- a PhD in politics and ten years experience teaching American Government for adjunct wages- are superior to his and to those of his Democratic opponent. My poverty, due to the devotion to the most important things in near utter disregard for my personal fortunes, is actually a strength. “One cannot serve both God and Mammon,”and we wonder at the American propensity to elect and flatter those who love and seek power and wealth. Both my opponents excel me in experience, connections, and also in appearance and popularity, and probably spelling as well, as I do not care whether it is potatoes or tomatoes that end in oe, so long as there is plenty of both for my citizens, who remain free of extortion and the fleecing of the strong. But I will run until I find a centrist candidate who is superior, and make do with the difficulties, as our nation is now in peril due to the failure of both parties to stand upright.
The Centrist Libertarians are the true anti-establishment candidates. I will piss in a cup for no man living, and when I work, sell only my labor and diligence in serving the interests toward which I am employed. I too have sworn the Jeffersonian oath of eternal hostility to every form of tyranny over the mind of man, and as a teacher, the oath to uphold the constitution.