Don’t Tread On Me: Vernon Pope: Tell us what YOU think; do you agree or disagree and why?
Ok, since the mainstream press is already salivating over the next presidential election cycle (never mind that we haven’t had this year’s mid-term elections yet!) – I’m going to put forward the platform I would support, endorse, or at least like to see some candidate use. This is a living document, subject to periodic reviews by me, and updated as I feel it is needed.
Islam - *(Perfect)
I have many posts on my blog about the nature of Islam and what Muslims believe and are willing to do. I don’t want to belabor that point here, but suffice it to say that if all of humanity is a single living organism, it is my belief that Islam behaves like a cancer cell in that organism. We’d be foolish to not address it in the same way medicine would address a cancer.
*(Never get an argument wit me here, those are my words.)
If I were to suddenly find myself filling Obama’s shoes, I would use an Executive Order to put Islam and all parasitic support organizations (Nation of Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Hamas .) on the list of officially recognized terrorist groups, and order all Islamists expelled from the country – as a start.
Freeze, no confiscate, all their assets in this country, and divert the cash to compensation funds for the relatives & survivors of the acts of terror they have committed against the US. Sell all real estate holdings and add those proceeds to the compensation funds as well.
Back Israel in securing it’s borders and providing for their defense. Help all our North American and European allies to move towards implementing the same rules towards Muslims that Japan uses – and move us that direction as well. That’s a good start.
Jobs – ( A more sinister understanding is the media’s penchant of talking up jobs in the thousands when they mean little to the millions of jobs Obama’s failed economic policies have caused.
*The numbers above are only counting jobs lost through 2011-12.
I’ve seen estimates saying we currently have 20 million legal US residents who are either completely unemployed, or working only part-time while wanting full-time work. I’ve also seen estimates putting the number of illegal immigrants who currently hold full-time jobs in the US at around 12 million.
This means, by taking those jobs from the illegals and giving them to tax-paying citizens, we could effectively reduce unemployment by more than HALF. Putting US citizens and LEGAL residents back to work should be a major priority. As such, here is a suggestion that would actually work:
*(You are dreaming my friend, why would U.S. citizens opt for dead end low paying jobs with no benefits when it’s easier to live on the dole?)
Mandate the use of E-Verify for all employers nationally, no exceptions. This would need teeth – I propose a $10k fine, per undocumented worker per incident. Which would mean that if INS raided a factory and found 200 non-documented workers there, that one incident would generate a $2 Million fine.
If it happened again 30 days later, that’s another $2 Million. We should use the fines to cover the cost of immediately deporting the illegal workers; no free time in our jails on the taxpayer’s dime.
Also, no corporate bailouts or tax breaks for any corporation that imports more than 10% of the parts used in manufacturing or imports more than 15% of the retail goods it sells. No imported parts are to be used AT ANY POINT in the manufacture/repair of government or military equipment, as a national security concern.
Lobbying is one of the largest parasites in the US, and only serves to move our Republic towards becoming an oligarchy.
They even top those on the food stamp welfare gravy train they have led so many to believe is a constitutional right.
Meanwhile lobbyists drive, Ferrari, Maserati’s Aston Martin’s and let’s not forget the Lotus.
2014 Lotus Elan
We need a total firewall between civil service and private sector employment, not a revolving door. We also need to totally prevent corporations from funding the studies that federal agencies use to determine the safety of products, medicines, and foods. The reason for that should be obvious – it creates a conflict of interest. Besides, even a dog knows not to bite the hand that feeds it. You will hear that phrase again.
Direct corporate lobbying shall be prohibited. Private sector employment at any corporation that employs over 1000 US workers shall be grounds for disqualification from civil service appointments, and vice-versa.
US government branches like the EPA and FDA shall be directed to put public safety ahead of corporate profits, and where the two clash to always assume that nature’s own solutions are better than manufactured ones.
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