I am announcing that I have registered with the Federal Elections Commission as a Democratic Party Candidate for President of the United States. Here are my issues.
I have registered as a Democrat. That means I am running against Hillary. However I am not against Hillary. I am in favor of Hillary. I believe that she will receive the nomination and she will be elected. So, why am I running against her?
The reason is Hillary is being pushed to the left by extreme left-wing opponents. I hope to push her back towards the middle. Also, she is not being supported by her own party leadership. One rarely or never hears any other leading Democrat speak in favor of Hillary, except for her own husband Bill. This is strange. It seems that they want her to fail.
Hillary is being attacked on frivolous grounds such as the email-gate example. One wonders why nobody has said a word in her defense.
I agree with Hillary on most of the big issues although I disagree with her on small issues.
On email-gate, it is said that Hillary did a bad thing by sending her emails on her own private server. She should have sent them on a government server, which is more secure, they say. Her own private server was insecure, they say.
This is nonsense. Nothing the government does is secure. If the government knows about something, then eventually everybody will know about it. The people own the government and we are the people. The right and the best way for Hillary to keep her secrets secret is put and keep them on her own computer that she alone controls. That is what she did.
The fact that this simple and obvious point is never mentioned convinces me that her own party leadership is conspiring to undermine her candidacy.
Next is the Iran deal. Her opponents say that we should not give money to Iran because they will use that money to build an A-Bomb which they will drop on us in ten years. More nonsense. In the first place, we will not be giving any money to Iran. The deal as proposed will simply allow Iran to have their own money. Their assets have been frozen for twenty years. They just want their own money. How will giving or not giving Iran their own money help or stop them from building an A-Bomb? The fact is if they want to build an A-Bomb they can do it regardless of whether their own money is frozen or not. I am a book publisher. One of the books in my list of publications is a book on how to build an A-Bomb. I like to call it, “Sam's Handy Dandy Guide on how you can build an A-Bomb”. Anybody can do it. The technology has been known since 1945 when the first A-Bomb was being dropped by my uncle on my father in law. (It missed him.) Anybody can do it. So why is it not better to make a deal with Iran discouraging them from building an A-Bomb when the alternative is no deal in which case they have no reason not to build an A-Bomb. Again, it is a mystery why this simple and obvious point is almost never mentioned. Another point is that Iran is unique among the countries of the world in that it has never attacked another country. Ever since the forces of Xerxes lost the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC, Iran has never attacked another country. Why does anybody believe they will start now?
Next is national security. The Republicans often utter the words “national security” but then they immediately change the subject and start talking about various foreign countries and wars they would like to start over there in far away places thousands of miles away. They need a geography lesson. My country is the United States of America. My own sons are defending my country. I have one son in the US Army and another son is in the US Marines. One of my daughters completed four years in the US Marines and served in the War in Iraq. They are all home now. If elected, I will keep them here. I will not send my sons off to some foreign country to fight any battles over there. I will give some military equipment to countries such as The Ukraine who need help defending themselves, but sending any ground troops over there is out of the question.
I come from a military family. Three of my uncles experienced the heaviest fighting on World War II. One of my uncles fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Another uncle fought in the Invasion of Iwo Jima. Yet another uncle was a B-29 Bomber pilot who flew 30 bombing missions over Japan and piloted support aircraft that dropped the A-Bomb on Nagasaki. We are not afraid to fight.
However, we find it distasteful to bomb innocent civilians. The Republicans are gung-ho about wanting to start bombing people if they can get elected. John Bolton a Republican Party candidate for president says we should have bombed Iran five years ago and if elected he will start bombing Iran immediately. Lindsey Graham is another one of those religious fanatics who wants to start dropping bombs on Iran immediately. If you check the background of every one of these people who are anxious to start dropping bombs, you will find one thing in common: Religion. They do not like the religion of the people of Iran and they want to bomb them to change their religion. Whatever reason they may give for wanting to bomb Iran, it is always religion at the bottom.
Lets talk about taxes. The last good president we had was Bill Clinton. One reason I favor his wife is I feel that she is likely to follow the same policies that Bill followed. It is not that she lacks independence from him. Rather she was always the power behind the throne. When Bill was president it was always Hillary who was the real boss.
Bill Clinton had a tax structure under which America produced a surplus every year. Under Clinton, we were going to pay off the entire national debt in ten years and we were going to be debt free.
However, then that crazy guy succeeded him and gave tax breaks to all his friends. Suddenly our surpluses changed to annual deficits. We are now so much in debt that it is likely that we will never be able to pay it off, not even in a million years, and we are getting deeper in debt day by day.
Do you know what happens to countries who just keep getting deeper into debt? Eventually, their money becomes worthless. We have many examples of this. Many countries especially those in South America, got so far in debt that they just knocked the last three zeros off their money. 10,000 pesos became ten pesos.
Why has not this happened so far in the USA? It is because the American dollar is the worlds reserve currency. All international debts are settled in dollars. So we can just keep printing more money.
However, there is a movement to make the Euro the world's reserve currency. If this happens the USA will be immediately bankrupt, because we will have to pay our debts in Euros and we will have no money to pay.
The reason the Euro has not become the world's reserve currency is they have a problem with Greece. Greece is part of the European Union and thus is a backer of the Euro. However, the day may come, and it might come soon, where they will kick Greece out of the European Union and then no longer accept payment in dollars. Already the USA is regarded as “Too Big To Fail”. How much longer can we afford to continue these ruinous deficits? We must stop deficit spending.
And how much longer can we afford to ignore the Chinese who are already making more cars than we make and are on the verge of having a bigger economy than we have?
Drivers Licenses: Anybody who can prove that they can drive a car safely by passing the written test and the road test and by proving their identity should be allowed to have a drivers license. This does not confer the right to drive a car or the right to reside in this country. It simply means that a person can not be charged with driving without a license if stopped by the police. It will make our roads safer as drivers will be more cooperative if involved in traffic accidents and it will also help solve our immigration problem because at least we will have a better idea of who is in this country. The states can also earn fees by giving all these people driving tests.
The Supreme Court of the United States has gone nuts. The entire history of the constitution of the United States is based on the enumerated powers of the federal government. For example, the federal government has the power to enact copyright laws of limited duration because the constitution gives it that power. The tenth amendment says that the federal government has no powers beyond those enumerated in the constitution.
I predict that the Republican Party candidate will be Carly Fiorina. I am confident it will not be Trump. Trump has already shot his wad. He has already said everything he has to say. Beyond one-liners, Trump has nothing to say. We can learn a great-deal from the Trump candidacy. We should study it. He has brought issues to the fore such as immigration. However, Trump does not seem to realize that the 14th Amendment makes everybody who was born in the United Sates of America a citizen. He is not such a smart guy as everybody seems to think.
The Republican Party has a number of religious hucksters, charlatans and religious con artists. These people are dangerous because they might actually get elected. That is how we got our previous president. We are fairly certain they do not even believe in the religions they claim to espouse.
We have great technology no other country has. We can fire a missile from a base in California that can hit a target in Iraq with pin point accuracy. It goes right over the North Pole. No other country can do that. That is why the Republicans keep talking about wanting to bomb this or that person. They know that we can hit them and they cannot hit back at us. Just because we can do that does not mean we should. No fair shooting at them when they cannot shoot back at us.
There is one subject almost all of the Republicans love to talk about. That subject is Iran. Why do they always talk about Iran? We have our country. We should let them have theirs. Oddly, the Iranian people love America more than almost any other people in the world. Strange. They love us while we hate them. The Republicans never mention that their ayatollahs have a reason to hate and denounce us. They hate us because we controlled their country for more than 25 years. Their Shah of Iran was a puppet in our hands.
What we should be worried about is North Korea. Why do the Republicans almost never mention North Korea? The Republicans say that in ten years Iran might start to build an atomic bomb. Meanwhile, North Korea already has the atomic bomb. They have exploded several of them. More than that, North Korea says that they have the technology to fire a missile at us that can hit the White House with pin point accuracy. Have you seen their video? We think they cannot really do that. We regard them as a joke. The Republicans would rather talk about Iran, a country we know we can beat. It took us 22 days to conquer Iraq. We figure it would take a little longer to conquer Iran, say 25 days. So, the Republican want us to attack Iran because we know that they can only last a little longer than Grenada did. They do not talk about attacking North Korea because they know we cannot easily beat them. We are still at war with North Korea. We did not beat them the last time. Their leader has killed his own uncle and his own aunt. He has killed some of his own generals. He even killed his own girlfriend, a singer, because he was embarrassed by one of her public performances. We figure somebody over there will get him soon and he cannot hit us with his missiles anyway so we do not worry about him.
Democratic Party Candidate for President in 2016