Please tell me if you love the current Tax System and if you do
not, I really want to know? The only thing that I can guess if you are
silent is that you must love it if you do not tell me you want any Real Tax
Reform and are not supporting Our Campaign which was started in 1950 to give
The American People Real Tax Reform which will help everyone. I honestly
want to know the reasons anyone loves the current Tax System and the reasons
they do not like it, please tell me. A good fair tax system which taxes the
entire Economy (including rich people and rich corporations) at a fair LOW rate
is an essential first step to paying for anything that is the proper function
of Government. When the Professional Politicians continue to play "The Tax
Shell Game", as they have done since the beginning of time, the rich
people will always pay little or no taxes and the poor people will be burdened
with paying for everything, and that will never be fair.
If you do not like the current Tax System please tell me what you do not like about it, I do not read minds, and I really want to know what people think about important issues, including Taxes. When I talk with people in person 100% have something to say about what they do not like about the current Tax System, and nothing good to say about it. I have been Campaigning since 1950 to create a problem free tax system which is fair to everyone and complies with Good Economic Principles, which the current Tax System does not and never has, I am sure I have not thought of everything, so I do need your input.
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I would appreciate all of the support that you and your friends can send to me. I thank you in advance for your help and support.
I am currently trying to get enough support for my Presidential Campaign, with your help and that of your friends and many others, to be the FirstNonPartisanPresidential candidate to actually be on the ballot in all of the States, and represent you the people of the United States of America as the FirstNonPartisanPresident of the United States of America since George Washington. Yes, George Washington was the first, and so-far only, Non-Partisan President of the United States.
I am always interested in, and welcome, all of the constructive comments you may have. It is time that We the People were represented by our Government for YOUR interests, not the personal interests of the Politicians, and Rich People, who run the government, as so often happens now.
Many people are asking me if they can write-in my name for President, the answer is "yes", however; I need the help and support of many people for those votes to be counted, it will be much better to actually be on the ballot, which I can only do with your help. When we can actually get on-the-ballot the write-in effort will not be necessary. Thank you.
I have the only Ongoing Non-Partisan Presidential Campaign ever. Since I am not a Party I must do everything, and get the support of many people to do those things. I need 538 electors (all persons who are interested are encouraged to contact me and request that honor), the correct amount for each state and Washington DC. If you are interested in becoming one please let me know. I am still looking for a good Vice-President, and a First Lady (yes I am presently single).
If you have any ideas which I can include in the campaign which will help everyone please tell me. My campaign has always been a campaign for the people since it was started in 1950, and was turned into a Presidential Campaign in 1960 at the suggestion of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, yes, President Kennedy. I am not too proud to ask for, or accept, any help you can give.
Since I am a NonPartisan it is very important to get as much support as possible years ahead of the Presidential Election since I must do all of the things which The Parties do not even legally have to do for their Candidates. Unfortunately the laws were written by and for Democrats and Republicans to try to prevent anyone else from being elected. I want to get all of my electors and other paperwork filed with all of the states ASAP so we can get on the ballot and get all of our votes in all of the states counted, for this I need some people in all of the States to work with me. I really appreciate all of the help you can give. You are not only helping me but all of the American People when you help Our Campaign. Thank you.
I put Our Campaign on my MySpace page in 2008 when Barack Obama, and all of the other Presidential Candidates, did that, and mine is still the only one on that site. 100% of anything which is donated to Our Campaign goes ONLY to The Campaign for The American People and will only be spent on things directly related to making the Campaign successful.
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March 24, 2018
To illustrate the point I have been making since Our Campaign for The American People started in 1950, I will refer to a comment made by a person who is actually POOR who was being interviewed on NPR recently. They were discussing developments which would bring high priced development into the area where this poor person lives. The question was how much he thought the improvements would help him and his neighborhood. He said that all they would do is increase the property values and increase the rent, and increase the Property Taxes so that people like him who actually is trying to afford to own a home, and those who are renting will be forced out of their homes. His answer was NO any development which raises the property values is NOT good for anyone, especially people who are NOT rich and yes it hurts poor people also when property values go up because poor people will have to pay the increased Property Taxes too.
As I have said many times before Property Taxes have NOTHING to do with the Economy and are the WRONG way to pay for Schools, Government, or anything else.
March 3, 2018
As I recall, the last time the United States put a Tariff on Steel to "help the United States Steel Industry become competitive on the world market" the United States steel industry invested almost NOTHING in the things which would really help them become more competitive, and put all of the money that the tariff helped them get in the pockets of the management of the companies, some of the companies probably went bankrupt because of poor management.
I would say Mr. Trump knows NOTHING about either history or Economics. We need a Real President like myself who will actually look out for the interests of The American People.
January 19, 2018
I learned from my father when he introduced me to stamp collecting in 1950 that there is Palestine, which I have stamps for, and Israel is part of Palestine. I understand that both were created as sovereign territories by Europeans, NOT by God. The same applies to many of the other countries in the world, many of which started as Colonies of other Countries. In my humble opinion nobody has the right to confiscate anyone’s home, or other property, and say that it belongs to someone else, not even God gives that right. It is proper to have Christian’s, Jewish people, Muslims, and any others to live peacefully together in Palestine. That is the way that it should be, however; it is not right that any of them should confiscate the property which belongs to anyone else, regardless of the avowed reason. In my humble opinion The United States should have always have had an Embassy in Jerusalem to work with all of the people who live in Palestine regardless of what their religion and other beliefs, not just those who identify themselves as Israelis or Jewish People who live in Israel.
January 7, 2018
We need a little help from the people who Our Campaign will really help, that is The American People
I missed getting either the Mega Milions or PowerBall jackpots once again; they would have helped pay for Our Campaign for The American People. It is up to real people like you to help Our Campaign actually succeed. If we wait to win the Lottery the odds are that we will never have enough of any kind of support to do anything for The American People. Of course, we can always hope that an actual lottery winner will help however that is less likely than actually winning the lottery. I have already committed everything of mine to Our Campaign, now we need a little help from the people who Our Campaign will really help, that is The American People.
January 4, 2018
Emigration Policy 2018-01-04
Mr. Trump’s parents are emigrants, both his, and my parents, emigrated before the Professional Politicians passed the current irrational and totally counterproductive emigration laws which are based totally on xenophobia (intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries), if you do not understand this point then I would suggest you study your history. I am not a Lawyer, however; I suspect that if a proper (non-partisan & unbiased) Constitutional court case were made studying those “laws” they would be found to be Unconstitutional.
I propose that Our Country take a step back and start fresh. Abolish all of the xenophobic (and possibly unconstitutional) emigration laws which have never properly served Our Country, most of which have done much more damage than they have done anything else, and work to pass commonsense emigration policies not based in xenophobia which work best for Our Country and All of The American People.
The problems which are generally used as an excuse for people who come to the United States being called “Illegal” are to a great extent caused by the Professional Politicians who run the Government of Our Country. The most effective solutions are to work to solve the problems which cause those people to seek refuge from the problems in their countries (at least some of which were caused by Professional Politicians in Our Country) which cause them to flee from their home country, not to build a “wall” on our border and ignore the cause of the problems. No problem will ever be solved by only treating the symptoms and ignoring the cause. It has been proven many times over that most people who come to Our Country, regardless of the reason, are an asset to the economy of Our Country and do not pose any danger or take jobs from the people who emigrated before them (who we refer to as The American People, The Real Original American People are the people who are native to North America before all of the “foreigners” emigrated to North America and they are almost always totally ignored when talking about emigration). In almost all cases the emigrants are the cause of a stimulus of economic growth and wellbeing of our entire economy. Many of the local and regional economies rely upon a mobile intermittent workforce which some of the emigrants are here to do which are many of the jobs which people who have emigrated before them (i.e.the people who are already here) do not want to do or just are not qualified to do for one of many reasons. As the owner of a farm I am often told that the emigrants are the main people who can be relied upon to do the kind of farm work which nobody except family is likely to do for me, and many large farming operations would have a hard time functioning without them. The brief explanation of the importance of emigration in a country such as ours is that without emigration the economy of Our Country will die. So far I have not seen any actual evidence to prove that statement is not true.
October 1, 2017
It seems that many Americans do not understand that the Citizens of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are United States Citizens. According to the information I have heard both have had their power infrastructure severely destroyed. It would be a good time to work with them to update their Power infrastructure to a modern one which includes renewable power such as Solar Power (they are in a very sunny place) which would not require the use of individual generators for basic power after disasters like the Hurricanes which have caused the current problems, and it would not be necessary to supply fuel just so people can have basic power for things like communications and other essential uses during an emergency. The reports I have heard indicate that Puerto Rico has regular power outages which require local power generators even when there is no hurricane.
I have run almost exclusively on Solar Power for over 40 years and know from personal experience that incorporating solar power into their Power Infrastructure would solve at least some of their Power problems even when they do not have hurricanes.
Our Campaign for The American People needs any kind of support you can give.
October 1, 2017
TrumpTax is NOT the Real Tax Reform The American People need. TrumpTax gives Mr. Trump and all of his rich buddies a massive Tax-cut and leaves the rest of the American People paying MORE. If you are paying attention you will notice that he is just Playing a new hand in the Tax Shell Game. The Real Tax Reform, which is one of the things which started Our Campaign for The American People in 1950, is the only Real Tax Reform which will tax the entire Economy (including Rich People) at a fair low tax and NOT require The American People to file ANY Tax Forms with The Government every year. Real Tax Reform, which Our Campaign has always supported, will create jobs and solve many of the problems which Professional Politicians continually complain about, including how Taxes make it difficult for businesses, big and small, to .prosper and grow in The United States.
Yes, according to my Economics Professor at Western Michigan University, the Real Tax Reform which Our Campaign has always supported is the ONLY Tax System which complies with good Economic principles. I got an A+ in Economics; it is obvious that Mr. Trump and all of the Professional Politicians in Washington D.C. do not even have any real understanding of Economics. They seem to think that all “Tax Reform” is about is playing the “Tax Shell Game” where everyone, except the rich people lose. Even when you play The Tax Shell Game with the best intentions, The American People still lose, especially the poor people.
We need to take the Professional Politicians out of the business of playing the game that The American People will always lose with Our Money. The Income Tax only taxes about one third of the economy (and allows politicians to continually play the Tax Shell Game) where the rich people, like Mr. Trump always pay little or nothing. Property Tax, does not tax anything related to the Economy, and is the primary reason why many poor people are losing their homes and why many, if not all, communities and schools are on the fast track to bankruptcy. Property Tax has been proven many times over to NOT be a sustainable way to pay for anything, and is unfortunately how much of Local Government and Schools are paid for.
Our Campaign for The American People needs any kind of support you can give.
September 26, 2017
Every person who is elected or hired to represent The American People works for AND Represents ALL of the American People. This is a fact which most of the Elected Members of Congress and many of the Presidents, including ALL of the current Congress and the current President do NOT understand. They do NOT just represent themselves, their Party, or just the small percentage of people who voted for them. Most of their actions affect ALL of The American People. As an elected representative of The American People I will always consider the interests of ALL of The American People as my FIRST priority, just as I did in the over thirty years when I worked as a hired employee of The American People when I worked for the Executive Branch of the Government of Our Country.
September 25, 2017
We do NOT need ANY Politician managing Health Care for us. We all need health Care. No we do NOT need State Governors choosing what Health Care he/she wants to give us using the taxes we have paid. We do not need to pay ANY Insurance Company to manage our Health Care. The Real National Health Care System, which started Our Campaign for The American People in 1950; would give ALL of The American People the Health Care we all need and would cost LESS than we are now paying for 37th in the world POOR quality Health Care, without anyone needing to buy anything from any Insurance Company. It will also solve ALL of the “Problems” which the Professional Politicians continually claim they want to solve by taking Health Care away from Millions of Americans. The Real National Health Care System which originated Our Campaign in 1950 would also solve the problem many employers constantly complain about since Health Care would no longer be required to be supplied by any employer. It would also decrease automobile insurance cost (like that in Michigan which is the highest cost in the United States) since automobile insurance would not be required to pay for medical expenses. Our Campaign for The American People needs your Support so we can do the things you need us to do for you.
August 24, 2017
Simple Government Helps Everyone
Especially for busy people and single people I know that is important to follow the “KISS” method and keep as much in your life as simple as possible. I have worked for the Government for over 30 years and know that Government should not be making anyone’s life more complicated. There are many things that Government can easily make so simple that you do not even have to think about. I will work to do that for The American People.
Taxes are a very good example. My campaign for The American People started in 1950 when my father tried to explain Taxes, and I knew right then that there is a better way to pay for the things that Government actually needs to do. When you have a simple Tax system which Taxes the Entire Economy at a LOW Fair rate, as I learned when I studied Economics in College, everyone pays LESS because the rich people pay their fair share, and only things which actually are part of the economy are Taxed. YES, it will even help ALL businesses in the United States, both big and small.
That is the total opposite of what happens today, and the opposite of what Mr. Trump and ANY of the Professional Politicians will give you. Unfortunately, none of the Politicians I have heard talk about Taxes seem to have learned anything about Economics and all they want to do is continually play the Tax Shell Game, where everyone who is not already rich loses, and almost entirely the poor people get stuck paying most of the bill for what Government does and the National Debt continues to grow out of control. We have needed to fix that situation since before 1950 and we still do.
August 13, 2017
This Campaign Started to give The American People Real Solutions to Real Problems which will benefit ALL of The American People. That is, unfortunately; something you will NEVER get from almost ALL Professional Politicians, and NEVER get from Rich People, one of which now occupies The White House.
July 5, 2017
It is important to treat with respect ALL Nations INCLUDING the Nations of people who are Native to America
June 17, 2017
On this Fathers Day I give my father full credit for Starting Our Campaign for The American People on that day in 1950 when he stopped complaining about the problems he was having dealing with Health Care and Tax issues to explain and discuss them with me (I who at that time was only 5 years old). Those things, and many more, have only gotten worse since 1950. I have learned many important things from my Father (and my Mother) and many of those things have become part of our Ongoing Non-Partisan Campaign for The American People. My Father has asked me where I learned to be so wise about so many things, and I have always told him that it is because I have learned so much wisdom from him.
June 7, 2017
When you support Our Campaign for The American People you will help us "Make America Respected Again".
Much of the world is now telling us that the government The United States of America has lost all of the respect of many of the peoples of the world since Mr. Trump and his family have taken over the Government of Our Country. It is difficult to work effectively in the international community of nations without the respect of the peoples of those nations. Mr. Trump has lost that respect for Our Country for The American People and we want it back.
April 25, 2017
I just saw an interesting comment. Someone complained the The (Democratic – Republican) Party gave us a “terrible candidate” (who actually got elected as President 2 times) as justification to just keep doing what is happening now, in our election system, where The American People get “stuck” with the result of continually voting for “The lesser of evils” which as Penn Jillette has so accurately told us “will ALWAYS result in greater evil”. That is why we ended up with the two Totally unacceptable so-called “Candidates” for President in 2016, which resulted in Mr. Trump “winning” because so many people could not live with themselves if they voted for Mrs. Clinton. I have talked with a lot of people who could not stand either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton and voted for all of the offices except for President. The choice they should have had was to be able to vote for is Our Campaign for The American People, which if you had actually studied the Presidential election system, as I have, you would know that The (Democratic – Republican) Party has made as difficult and as expensive as both Legally and Illegally possible in ALL of the States, for anyone who The (Democratic – Republican) Party does not want in the Presidential Election to even get themselves shown on the ballot. That just means we must just work harder, not give up.
As I have said since Our Campaign started in 1950, Our “Election” System is badly broken and ONLY really represents The Party (however "The Party" is defined by you) and NOT The American People. Many polls have shown that the majority of The American People do not really like EITHER branch of The (Democratic – Republican) Party, and that number is getting larger every year. If we all voted together for Our Campaign for The American People we could actually win The Presidency, and start to have a Government which works for ALL of us.
It is long past time when we started to work for the kind of Real Election Reform which is one of the things which started our Campaign for The American People in 1950. In the time until that part of Our Campaign is successful we need to support Our Campaign and continue to work with the badly broken system we currently have to elect people, and a President, who will help work with Our Campaign towards fixing the election system so that eventually we will actually have an elected Government which will actually really represent the interests of ALL of The American People. Do not just complain, or cover you ears, and refuse to believe we have a real problem, work with me to make the kind of positive change which will fix it and make the election system better for everyone. We actually have the power to fix the election system, it is not easy, or quick, but it is really possible and together we can do it.
April 24, 2017
I have found it interesting that, just like ALL of the Professional Politicians do, all of the people who I have discussed solving the Problems which the Professional Politicians have (in some cases deliberately) created, they insist on “solving” the symptom of the problem and ignoring the cause of the problem, even when I take great efforts to describe the cause of the problem and make it as crystal clear as possible that continually “treating” the symptoms of any problem will never solve any problem, and in many case will continue to make the symptoms of the problem worse.
It is not the job of the average American to solve these problems they have not been elected to do that. However, we do pay the Professional Politicians a lot of money to solve problems which they only make worse by “Playing Politics” and dealing only with “symptoms” and we get stuck with the original problem still being unsolved, which sometimes continually costs The American People a lot of money. Examples are things such as:
Playing the “Tax Shell Game” and telling The American People they have “fixed” problems with the taxes (as in the old Political Cartoon from many generations ago of “Do not tax you, do not tax me, tax the man behind the tree” That is just tax someone else and do not fix the system so that everyone including the rich people are taxed fairly) when instead of having the Real Tax Reform which started Our Campaign in 1950 they just move the “Tax Shells” around a little, and fool people into thinking it is better when they have only made it worse for everyone except the rich people who will always find a way to avoid taxes.
Instead of the Real Health Care Reform which started our Campaign in 1950 which would give ALL of the American People the Health Care they need without having to buy anything from any insurance company, we get ObamaCare which only helps fix a few things and still leaves millions of people without Health Care and requires that they buy very expensive Insurance which many can not even afford the deductibles to get anything paid back from their insurance.
Real Election Reform which Our Campaign also started working towards in 1950 which will result in real candidates and real elections which are not run completely by and for The (Democratic – Republican) Party, and which are also not run for the actual interests of The American People, as they should be.
Real Immigration Reform, and solving the problems which cause the kind if “immigration problems” which Politicians complain about, instead of building a very expensive “Trump Wall” which we will pay for and which will NOT solve any problems, that and Criminalizing and Deporting millions of people will only make problems worse for the Economy of Our Country, including for our agricultural economy which relies upon large numbers of migrant workers to do the work which must be done for it to run properly. There are many parts of the Economy of Our Country which rely upon a properly designed and well functioning Immigration system and the Professional Politicians in Washington D.C. have done NOTHING to create a good well functioning commonsense Immigration system since my Grandparents arrived in The United States many years ago.Our Campaign for The American People was started in 1950 with the only purpose being to actually solve and correct the CAUSES of the problems which The American People still continue to suffer from the symptoms of.
April 23, 2017
Please correct me, I want to know if there were any other United States Presidents, or Presidential Candidates, other than myself, who were involved in starting a Union Local and were actually a Union Member.
So far Ronald Reagan is the only United States President who I know of who was ever a member of a Labor Union. I have heard that he was a terrible leader of that Union, and when he was President of Our Country he was extremely unfriendly to all of the People who Labor to earn money to pay to live and that includes all of The American People who work for a living.
April 18, 2017
Real HealthCare Reform which is a Real National Health Care System NOT run by, or for, ANY Insurance Company is just one of the things which started Our Campaign for The American People in 1950. It is STILL a major part of Our Campaign today. My parents traveled over much of the world and everywhere they went Health Care was better quality and less expensive, or no cost to them, than you will ever get in The United States of America, until we Really have the kind of Real Health Care Reform which started Our Campaign in 1950. The United States is still the ONLY country in the world where Health Care is run exclusively by, and for, the rich Health Care Industry, and the rich Insurance Companies. Disgraceful ! ! !.
Everyone needs Health Care, anyone who says it is a "free market" where you can "shop" for the most expensive Health Care which most people need quickly, and in some cases in an emergency, has either never needed it or is too rich to care. In most Health Care "Markets" that I have seen in person in the United States, there is no real choice and little or no competition, and thus no real opportunity to “shop” at all. Even if there were any choices, in most cases, you will not have a clue what the actual price you, or your Insurance, will pay until AFTER you have received what ever Health Care was sold to you, yes, Health Care is sold to the patient, but NOT in a “free market”. If you can not afford it, either it will run you bankrupt (which happens to many of The American People, especially poor people), and/or ALL of the other American People will end up paying for your Health Care in higher Costs of their Health Care and Health Care Insurance. Either way ALL of The American People lose and pay more for less. Many people simply can not even afford to pay the deductible on their Health Care Insurance. It really does not matter what you call it, Universal Health Care, Single Payer Health Care, Medicare for All, or something else, when The American People actually have it, it will cost all of us less and we will all be able to afford it when we actually need it.
You will not have to “bargain” with any employer or Insurance Company regarding the type and coverage of Health Care you want, or need. Since Employers will no longer need to concern themselves with their employee’s personal Health Care that will be one less thing that they need to contract with their employees, and one less cost of doing business. Universal Health Care is a win for everyone, and makes it easier for employers to create jobs without adding any Employee’s personal Health Care Costs to the employers cost of doing business
April 13, 2017
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."
April 12, 2017
I would accept a Party’s Nomination, however;
Yes there is a very big “however”, and for anyone who has been paying any attention in their lifetime, they would understand that unless you are part of the Party management, a rich person, or someone who has worked up to a High Professional Politicians position (such as Governor Congress Member, etc., preferably within that Party) you do not have a “Ghost of a chance” to have The Party even consider nominating you as their Candidate for President.
I am a Realist, and I know that it is statistically not likely for anyone other than the people I just described to become a Party Nominee for a Presidential Candidate. I would accept a Party Nomination, however; I am realistic and not naïve enough to expect that will ever happen.
So, the most realistic way of getting Real Support is through an organization such as AmericansElect, which had so many flaws in their “Plan to approve a person to Nominate as their Candidate”, and CrowdPac, which will help get the support through “Endorsements” and “Pledges” and give me some of the resources to succeed. I will work with anyone who I need to work with, however; I will NEVER be bought or influenced by money or any other thing to act contrary to the interests of ALL of The American People.
April 12, 2017
Why does a Presidential Candidate need to solicit support for many years?
I apologize for the length of this note, however; some explanation and examples are helpful in this discussion. I hope this makes it clear why Our Campaign needs your Support (of ALL kinds) now and for as long as you can give it so that we can succeed for ALL of The American People.
First I should mention that since I have worked for The United States Government for over 30 years it has been illegal (that it would violate the “Hatch Act”) for me to do more than campaign on issues and work (as I always have since 1950) for the kind of constructive change which the Professional Politicians will never offer or actually give to The American People. I therefore could not legally do any of the things required to participate directly in ANY Presidential Campaign, or other political campaign, until I retired from the Government of Our Country. Now that I have officially “retired”, from my position with the Government, I can both legally Campaign and run as a Candidate for The President of The United States, as many people have continually told me I should do.
Nearly all of the people who I have talked with, even those who have tried to run for President on AmericansElect.org (in 2012) and before and after that, even though they have all probably studied American Government in school have absolutely ZERO idea what is required for everyone (Except candidates selected by The Democratic and Republican Party) to do in order to be on the ballot, or be a “Write-In” Candidate, for President of The United States, and actually get the votes for their Presidential Campaign counted in all of the States. The candidates selected by The Democratic and Republican Party have to do practically NOTHING and the process cost those candidates practically nothing, because The Democratic and Republican Party have OWNED The Government of The United States for many years and passed laws which exempt them (The Democratic and Republican Party) from the extremely laborious and expensive process which they have set up to require ALL other Presidential Candidates, by law, to complete.
The Presidential Election is NOT a National Election, as it should be. The actual process is completely different for each State. A very small number of States require very little for candidates who are not selected by The Democratic and Republican Party. Other States make it as difficult and expensive as legally, and illegally, possible for any candidates not selected by The Democratic and Republican Party to be on the ballot or even get their votes counted. I understand at this writing that it is still not legal in some states to be on the Ballot, or be a “Write-In”, as a Presidential Candidate unless you first get permission from The Democratic and Republican Party. When working on my 2008 Presidential Campaign (which was the first Presidential Election I could legally run in, since I am now no longer prohibited from doing so by The Hatch Act) I accumulated much of the information which would be required just to start to run as a Presidential Candidate in all of the States. If I printed it all out completely it would take up several very large printed volumes, and that is just part of the “instructions” for each State.
Now that I have given the background, the answer to the question I posed in the title of this note should be easy to guess. Since nobody except candidates selected by The Democratic and Republican Party have the massive Party “Infrastructure” in all of the states to do all of the things that The Democratic and Republican Party has made necessary for all of the other Candidates, all of the other Candidates must campaign for however long that it is required to find the people in each state which will be required to meet the massive requirement which each State requires for each Presidential Candidate to be approved to even get their votes counted in each States. That process can quite literally take many years and it must be ready to be completed in the relatively short time-span required by the laws established by The Democratic and Republican Party in the year of the Presidential Election. What I am saying here is in order to succeed Our Campaign really needs the actual support of at least some people in every State.
AmericansElect.org (a Non-Partisan organization) spent millions of dollars and traveled all over The United States in a large Interstate Bus with a “wrap” (which can still be seen on the (http://www.americanselect.org) Web Site. That is something that nobody except an extremely rich person could afford to even try to do. I am not rich. During the AmericansElect.org bus tour in 2012 they found that “In order to obtain ballot access nationwide, some states' guidelines required Americans Elect to register as a political party. For the 2012 elections, Americans Elect succeeded in ballot access status in 29 states: Alabama,Alaska, Arizona,Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida,Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi,Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina,South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.”
(The above and below quotes are from the AmericansElect Wikipedia Web Page. Several aspects of the AmericansElect.org process were flawed to the EXTREME which should be very obvious and contributed to the result which I have copied from Wikipedia which follows, and they, therefore; rather than fixing the problems canceled their participation in the entire 2012 Presidential Election. As an actual participant in the AmericansElect.org the flaws were extremely obvious to me, and should have been obvious to everyone who was paying any attention, especially the management of the project.)
“However, on May 1, 2012, the first primary ballot (which had been scheduled for May 8) was cancelled, because no candidate had garnered sufficient support clicks to qualify for the ballot. Voting was then rescheduled to begin on May 15, 2012. However, with no candidate qualifying for the ballot to be held on that date, the primary was pushed off again. On May 17, the organization issued a statement that it was ending its nomination process because no candidate had achieved the required amount of support to qualify for its primary ballot.
In July 2012, the remaining board members decided to officially end Americans Elect's presidential efforts and withdrew its name from most state ballots.
The Americans Elect website is still accessible, but has not been updated since 2012.
As of September 2015, Americans Elect has made no attempt to revive its process for the 2016 presidential election, despite widespread dissatisfaction with the two major parties.”
AmericansElect.org, so-far, is NOT a success story but, in their failure, a lesson about what is necessary to succeed, and a lesson to learn from their mistakes.
I give the AmericanElect.org experience as an example of why someone who is not as rich as the founders of AmericansElect.org must work for YEARS, as I have done (and will continue to do until we are successful) with Our Campaign for the American People, to actually win The Presidential Election. When we have actually succeeded we will, at the very least, have a much better platform to work from to start to correct many of the problems which The Democratic and Republican Party have very deliberately and selfishly created entirely for their benefit, and that of their rich supporters, and to the extreme detriment of the interests of ALL of The American People in the Presidential Election Process, and in many other ways.
April 10, 2017
Yes, George Washington was the First & ONLY Non-Partisan President of The United States, so-far. In his Farewell Address he warned The American People that the kind of Partisan control of the Government of Our Country which we have today would destroy the foundations of the Country which The Founding Fathers of Our Country worked so hard to establish. Frankly, none of them dared to imagined that their "experiment" in democracy would even last as much as 20 years much less over 200 years. We have been very lucky considering how The Party (the names of the "wings" of which have continually changed over the years) has worked so hard to tear the foundations of Our Country apart, to have had it hold together this long. It is long past time when we The American People took heed of George Washington's words and threw The Party out by working with Our Campaign for The American People to start to repair the large amount of damage The Party has done to Our Country.
April 6, 2017
A brief history of how the “Candidates” we “vote” for are selected
You can call me cynical if you wish, however; I started to learn the way the only people who have a ghost of a chance in Hell to get elected as President in the United States from my father in 1950. My father was pretty smart and accurate in his analysis of the total “Election System” which is ENTIRELY run by and for The (Democratic – Republican) Party and paid for ENTIRELY by ALL of The American People.
I use words “The Party” to refer to both sides of The Democratic – Republican Party because the process is identical in both cases.
“The first presidential primary election was held in 1901 in Florida, and by 1916, presidential primary laws had been passed in 26 states. More than 40 of the 50 states hold primary elections by 2005. The presidential candidates are officially and formally nominated by national party conventions.” Some states have Caucuses; however the result is the same. In either case the “voter” is NOT voting for any actual “Candidate” they are only choosing a set of “delegates” who will go to the convention of The Party. In all cases The Party is a PRIVATE organization and the management of the private organization (The Party) makes ALL of the rules regarding who the management of The Party will choose as their “Candidate” on the Presidential Ballot in November. When I discussed the process with my father in 1950 all of the “Candidates” were chosen by the management of The Party in a “smoke filled room” not by any “voter”. The selection process may have a slightly different look in today’s world, however; the actual process has not changed significantly since 1950. Now the “potential Candidates” do, however; spend a lot more money before, and after, the convention than they ever did before.
The complete Presidential Election from start to finish is NOT a “National Election”, as it should be; it is run entirely differently by The Party and for The Party in each State. The Party has made the process so complicated and expensive for anyone who is NOT The Party’s Candidate to effectively eliminate any Candidate who The Party management has not chosen. No, all “Candidates” selected by The Party do NOT have to do all of the very expensive and burdensome things that The Party has passed the requirements into law for anyone who is NOT selected by The Party to do. The Party has set up the system in each State to exclude ALL Candidates who would even try to compete with The Party, and in some States The Party has even Unconstitutionally made it illegal for anyone other than a Democrat or Republican to actually be on the Presidential Ballot in November without the specific permission of The Party.
I worked for the Executive Branch of The United States Government for over 30 years, I know The Government of Our Country very well from the inside. When I worked for The Government, “The Hatch Act” made it illegal for me to actively participate in, or run for, anything defied as Partisan Politics. Since I have retired from The Government I have been able to actually say I am officially running for President which many people have told me that I should be doing. Yes, I have studied the Presidential Election Process very well, and it still needs to be completely reformed, so we can have Real Elections which are not run only by and for The Party, now even more than it did in 1950 when I discussed it with my father. During the 2012 Presidential Election I worked very hard to become the Presidential Candidate of “AmericansElect” who presented themselves as a Non-Partisan effort to elect a Candidate who is not part of any Party. AmericansElect spent Millions of Dollars, and succeeded in qualifying to be on the Presidential Ballot in enough States to actually win the Presidential Election, if they won all of those States, and was well on their way to getting on the Ballot in ALL of the States, then they just stopped. I, and I am sure other people, spent all of our resources trying to work with AmericansElect, and it is not an understatement to say that I was extremely disappointed in what they did to My Campaign when they just quit in the middle of the 2012 Presidential Election Process. Since AmericansElect folded I have been looking for another Internet source of “support” and so far CrowdPac is the first one I have found. I have been a real non-bureaucratic actual Public Servant all of my life and Our Campaign for The American People will continue to work for all of the things which The American People need until we are completely successful for The American People. We are always looking for real constructive comments concerning anything which will actually be helpful to all of The American People.
April 3, 2017
This morning, 3 April 2017, I listened to an interview on the FreshAir radio program on NPR with a person who wrote a book on taxes in the United States and in other countries. “When it comes to taxes, T.R. Reid says other countries have done "what the U.S. Congress evidently can't do — they've made it simple." His new book is A Fine Mess.”
All of what he had to say about taxes in the United States and other countries is correct. However, in everything he said in the interview he made the exact same mistake that ALL of the other Professional Economists, Politicians, and everyone else I have heard talking about taxes always do, he talks about all of the different parts of the tax system as though they are totally separate and unrelated to each other. That is the one thing which was very obviously NOT true to me when I was discussing taxes with my father in 1950 and later when I studied Economics in college in 1970, that ALL separate taxes are part of a very large and complex system and they are very closely related and entwined (some of which includes taxes which have absolutely NOTHING to do with the actual Economy, such as the “Property Tax”) and can only properly reformed, as T.R. Reid said, by “flipping the switch” from the old complicated system to a new extremely simple and totally trouble free system which the average American will NEVER have to think about interacting with. Yes, Real Tax Reform will result in a very simple system which most of The American People will NEVER have to interact directly with in any respect, yes; NO tax forms or anything else needs to be sent to the IRS “April 15” or ever.
T.R. Reid was right about many of the things which are right and wrong with our tax system and that of other countries, however; he still is talking about another version of the “Tax Shell Game” in that he did not talk about what will be “Real Tax Reform” which will completely replace the current Tax System with a single Low (Yes, when you tax ALL aspects of the entire Economy as my Economics Professor told us at a low fair rate, ideally at a rate of less than 5%, including the rich people and rich companies it can be a low rate and still pay for everything, The United States has a very big and diverse Economy) Tax Rate which will Really tax the entire Economy equally. I agree that the details must be worked out; I will love to work from within the Administrative Branch of the Government of Our Country to do that. Real Tax Reform which I have supported since 1950 will as T.R. Reid and my Economics Professor both said will give Our Country a Low Tax Rate which people and businesses will not have the interest, or any financial incentive, in trying to avoid because it will be both Fair and Low. It will also help both business and labor, and encourage businesses, both large and small, to develop and stay in the United States rather than looking for “Tax Shelters” in other countries, something that “Import Taxes" and "Trade Tariffs" will never do very well, if at all. Real Tax Reform of the kind which I have supported since 1950 is very important in the Governments of Our Country in paying for everything that the Governments do for The American People and is, and always has been, one of the highest priority’s of Our Campaign for The American People. In fact it is one of the things which started Our Campaign in 1950
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