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twoblink
October 25, 2004, 01:35 AM
<rant on>

When I look across the ballot and see the choices we have this election, I just want to stick a :barf: on the ballot and call it a day.

So.. Let me go ahead and rant and rage.

Not that I think too much of myself, but I feel, I probably would be a better candidate than Bush or Kerry. (Hard to be a worse candidate.. oh wait, Gore proves otherwise)..

So I figure I'd go ahead and list my (superior) platform here on THR, just to show Bush and Kerry, what a REAL candidate looks like.

The issues::

(Iraq) ~ Setup a Republic there, train a small army there for national defense, and get our boyz home. If they don't want us there, then let's not be there. We setup infrastructure, and let them help themselves.


(Taxes) ~ IRS.. GONE. 15% flat tax across the board, no stupid graduated systems set up to punish those who strive succeed in the land of the free. No double taxation. Corporate tax, 15% as well. This to me seems the fairest, you make more, then your 15% will be more in terms of $$$, you make less, your 15% is less.

(Civil Liberties) ~ anti-freedom, err. I mean Patriot act, GONE. The 2A is civil defense, yes?

(2nd Amendment/Guns) ~ "No honest citizen needs less than 30 rounds." And I'd make Skunk the Minister of Tacticalness, and Tamara would be in charge of the Armoury. Oleg would be in charge of foreign affairs.

(Health Care) ~ Get the Hillary out of the Health Care system.

(Social Security) ~ Privatize. I hesitate, but would probably enforce a 7% savings plan, into AA and AAA investment instruments (default), or those who know how to invest, can sign a waiver and invest their money whereever they like.

(Gays) ~ I see it like "Chinese", what about Gays? Absolutely non-issue.

(Abortion) ~ I believe there are 5 people who should be involved in a discussion about abortion: 1) The mother 2) The father 3) Someone on behalf of the health of the child 4) The doctor 5) the man/woman of cloth. Notice nowhere is government mentioned. It's a private affair, like picking what color underwear. So my personal viewpoint on it is totally irrelavent.

(Gun in schools) ~ like driver's ed, riflemanship offered as a class, teachers allowed to pack. Manditory riflemanship classes for everybody in high school, so everybody has safe knowledge of gun handling, as well as manditory first aid classes.

(War on Drugs) ~ Stop the stupid war on drugs. Legalize marajuana, and promote commercialization of industrial hemp and industrial hemp oil.

(Parent's Rights) ~ When you are under 18, you are under the control of your parents. That's about. They have a right to dictate what you do.

(Public Schools) ~ Let's get government out of the education business. Parents will pick what school they want their children to go to, or homeschool. Some might want their kids brought up with a religious background, others will compete for the $$$ and so will raise the quality of education all around. Free market system, just like universities. Of which, state funded universities, stop funding.

(Courts) ~ Loser pays. If a crime is committed during the said incident, the criminal has no rights to sue. Fee based court system.

(Responsibility) ~ If you kill someone with a Cutco, I don't sue cutco. If you kill someone with a Kimber, I don't sue kimber. I go ahead and put the blame ON THE PERSON.

(Space Program) ~ Privatize.

(UN) ~ What UN? Get the F* out of the UN.



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What do you all think of my platform?

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QuarterBoreGunner
October 25, 2004, 01:42 AM
If you're looking for a campaign manager...I'm your man.

jefnvk
October 25, 2004, 01:43 AM
So, if I write twoblink on the ballot, will they know how to contact you :D

twoblink
October 25, 2004, 02:54 AM
I personally feel I can get all of THR's votes based on the strength of my 2A stance..

"No Honest Man needs less than 30 rounds." as my battle cry.

I forgot to mention, I'd sign a CCW reciprocity Bill.

FeebMaster
October 25, 2004, 03:47 AM
twoblink: I personally feel I can get all of THR's votes based on the strength of my 2A stance..

Sorry. You've got no chance. George Bush is a pro-gun dynamo. You just can't compete with that.

cracked butt
October 25, 2004, 03:53 AM
Ifr you make a whiney commentary about how the NRA endorsed someone other than yourself, you might confuse a Few Badnarek voters into voting for you.:D

JPM70535
October 25, 2004, 04:26 AM
Twoblink

I'll back your candidacy if you make 2 small alterations to your platform.

1. Regarding the Middle East, the heck with establishing a government in any of the countries in the middle east. Pull our troops out, and let the chips fall where they may. Instigate a few clashes between the Palistinians and the Israelis and back off. When the Nukes have quit falling, go back and see if there is a market for radioactive oil, buy a few goats and a couple of Camels for the Arabs who survive to tend, let the Israelis go about about turning the desert green, and peace will at last reign in that part of the world.

2. Forget about legalizing Pot, bad idea. Snowball effect almost guaranteed. Fact, almost 100% of addicts on Heroin, Cocine, Crank, Meth, etc. started on Pot.

Other than that I wholeheartedly endource your candidacy.

c_yeager
October 25, 2004, 05:15 AM
I'm with JPM, the drug issue is a sticker for me. And i always get amused when people feel that there is so much to gain from industrialized hemp production. There are a whole ton of farmers in Canada who are welfare (Canadian equivalent i suppose) for trying that idea. Turns out technology has come a LONG way since hemp was a viable comodoty.

thefitzvh
October 25, 2004, 05:50 AM
nearly all murderers have a weapon, does that mean we should outlaw weapons?

Why punish responsible pot users for the misdeeds of the crackheads?

Moparmike
October 25, 2004, 07:13 AM
Twoblink, I did this a while back (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?threadid=77770&highlight=mock+political+platform)*. Maybe we can be running mates.:D You could be the fiscal liberal, what with your "fat cat" 15% tax and all.;)






*Please read the whole thread before you comment on it. There were some updates later on to the original "platform.":)

c_yeager
October 25, 2004, 08:10 AM
Why punish responsible pot users for the misdeeds of the crackheads?

I personally consider the term "responsible pot user" to be an oxymoron. But, i don't really want to muck up twoblinks thread for yet another long and heated argument on legalization so, i'll leave it at that.

Sleeping Dog
October 25, 2004, 08:13 AM
Iraq: a small army won't cut it. They need a large army, because as soon as we pull out, Syria and Iran and Turkey will probably invade to grab as much land as they can. And Saudi will foot the bill for the Syria/Iran piece.

Drugs: right, give up the war, legalize it all. The profits will plummet for the drug lords, and the agents can all be transferred to border patrol.

2A: yep, and dissolve the BATFe. Let the cops and prosecutors deal with crime. The agents can all be transferred to border patrol. Or can supplement the Iraqi infantry.

UN: Not only get the U.S. out of the U.N., but get the U.N. out of the U.S. We can set up a pistol/rifle range on Manhattan where the U.N. building was. And use the extra diplomatic license plates in place of steel targets.

Too late for this election. Good luck against Hillary in '08. I'll save a space on my lawn for your sign.

Regards.

twoblink
October 25, 2004, 09:24 AM
First, let me address the BATF. Ok, I'm all done addressing the BATF :D

The BATF will be where the IRS is..

Pot. The problem is, if you really want to get rid of something, then you can try to drive it underground, or worse, you can governmentize it. That's what I choose.

You get a "pot grower's association" going. You start giving me things like purity laws, growning condition requirements, and I'll tax it. It'll drive the prices down to the point where the druglords have difficulty surviving.

I want to put it probably to the local zoning. I don't think it should be illegal, and industrial hemp definitely shouldn't be.

If it's legal to grow your own pot (and it's a weed, so it grows like ...errr.. a weed) why would anybody buy? And do you REALLY think making it illegal drives down the usage of it? I don't. But if you do, that's ok, I'll leave it up to the PTA to decide on that. Move it to the local level. If you want a Red Smoking district, that's the local affair, I don't want big government in it.

Iraq. depending on my mood, I'd probably send them a few Taebo video's and call it a day, and get our boyz back home. I would have a small army trained, but if the neighbor's want to bomb the begeezes out of the place and try to overtake it.. geee.. didn't they say that's a Muslim problem and the infidel American's wouldn't understand?? I'm all for helping those who want to be helped, but the problem is, they don't want our help.

If you take a look, the "border" problem is about 70% solved with the lowering of social services. Those who come over that want to work, they will work and find work and help the economy. Those who come to freeload, if that's all gone, they will not come over.

The PRK government regulates what kind of toilet you can buy!!! Did you know you can't buy a pressured toilet for a residential home in the PRK, even though it uses less than 1/2 the water? They prevent you from wanting to help the environment! It's stupidity like this that I want to put a stop to.

The government? I'd cut 80% of it (on my first day). I'd reduce my own salary by 50%.

c_yeager.. I'm not saying that it will be viable, I'm saying it's an an avenue that someone in the private sector might be able to explore. We make everything out of soy or corn. Having hemp oil as a third option isn't bad at all. If it's not government funded, and it's not viable, why do you care?? If you don't have to pay for it, and the other guy is willing to buck up the $$$ to experiment, more power to him.

c_yeager, I personally find "responsible smoker" to be an oxymoron as well... But if we've learned something from history, it's that prohibition doesn't work.

The UN buildings would be sold at auction to the highest corporate bidder, and they can do with it as they please. The procedes from the sale of government buildings will be used, to reduce the national debt. Following something similar but not as aggressive as the Harry Browne plan, I would have the federal deficit reduced to $0 in the first 100 days in office.

Oh, did I mention... federal reserve... GONE. Greenspan can kiss my booty.

A commodities based standard of currency pricing would drastically lower inflation. Gold and Silver standard is good, but I think an incorporation of other commodities.

If I have any $$$ left, the remaining $$$ would be used to hold a contest, before the end of my first term; a $1Billion prize contest; the corporation or individual that comes up with the best alternative to the combustion engine; using cheap, enviromentally friendly, renewable energy.

I find the stupid OPEC to be too much incentive not to improve engine designs. If you up the ante, someone will step up to the plate. I have absolutely no doubt in innovation. The contest would be open to anybody and everybody in the world.

As far as "terrorism", I have to admit, the China method of dealing with terrorism seems to have worked rather well... What's the China method.

China wrote a short letter (actually, it was like 1 sentence) that said something to the effect:

"If a WMD were to go off in China or a Chinese embassy, we will nuke Mecca, and wipe it off the face of the earth."

That seems to have been the garlic that's effectively warded off the terrorist vampires. I cannot condone such actions, but I have to admit, it's fairly effective.

Skunkabilly
October 25, 2004, 11:33 AM
Can I be the secretary of Tactical Logisticality (tm)?

twoblink
October 25, 2004, 12:36 PM
I will consider it Skunky..

But please don't fondle the tactical interns.. Thank you...;)

cropcirclewalker
October 25, 2004, 12:53 PM
Only one more big sweeping thing to do.

Fire all .gov workers but you.
Cancel all elections into perpetuity.
Resign.

twoblink
October 25, 2004, 01:47 PM
80% reduction in gov'ment.

100% reduction in IRS.

100% reduction in BATF.

100% reduction in educational programs. (Do you realize that public schools can't teach kids to read, but for $210, a parent buying "Hooked on Phonics" can teach a first grader to read at "Sixth Grade Level" in 2 months? That's government at work..)

100% reduction in HillaryCare.

100% reduction in HillaryCaid.

100% reduction in UN size.

100% reduction in space programs.

100% reduction in unnecessary intruction into your life.

100000% increase in freedom.

Can I get an Amen in here?

Skunkabilly
October 25, 2004, 02:26 PM
100% reduction in space programs.

Booooooo I want my tactical carbon fiber laser cannon, dammit!

intruction

Is that a cross between intrusion and destruction? :D

jefnvk
October 25, 2004, 05:40 PM
Skunk, I think that the recently won X-Prize has proven that with a little incentive, private industry can do better then the government with space things.

Skunkabilly
October 25, 2004, 05:57 PM
So not only will I get my carbon fiber laser cannon, it would be twotone? :evil:

RKCheung
October 25, 2004, 06:31 PM
You got my vote, twoblink! :)

Standing Wolf
October 25, 2004, 09:18 PM
I'm down to you or Badnarik.

Schuey2002
October 26, 2004, 12:09 AM
If you send me some Toyota Hilux goodies from Asia (emblems, 3.0L D-4D diesel motor 'n 5-speed tranny, and a longbed box w/ the hooks on the outside), I'll give you my vote for Prez, ;) ;) ..

(Oh, right. I already voted for GW.. :banghead: )

atek3
October 26, 2004, 12:20 AM
Forget about legalizing Pot, bad idea. Snowball effect almost guaranteed. Fact, almost 100% of addicts on Heroin, Cocine, Crank, Meth, etc. started on Pot.

And 100% of drug addicts started with alcohol and cigarettes. What's your point?
The fact is, by driving pot on to the black market you put pot users (the gross majority of which never try harder drugs) into contact with the harder drugs. This is part of the reason why approximately 16% of youthful marijuana users in the U.S. have tried cocaine, whereas comparable figure for Dutch youth is 1.8 percent. (1)

I'd vote for you twoblink. But regarding the platform, social security and medicare are way too f'ed up for a simple answer like "privatize".

Privatize. I hesitate, but would probably enforce a 7% savings plan, into AA and AAA investment instruments (default), or those who know how to invest, can sign a waiver and invest their money whereever they like.

The problem is that the combined unfunded liabilities of the US government is about 40 trillion dollars. That is lot of money that cranky old WWII and vietnam vets are factoring into their retirement plans. To avoid a full on rebellion among old folks, I think a graduated program is in order. Start by raising the retirement age to seventy and indexing it to life expectancy. Then make all benefits means-tested. As measured by wealth, old folks are the richest group of society, so it seems harebrained to me to pay thousands of dollars in "old people welfare" to old folks, taken by taxes on poor (young) folks.

Basically I'd tell anyone under 40, sorry no social security benefits for you. Everyone under 50, I'd say, you'll get half your benefits, so start increasing your savings. I'd gradually abolish the payroll tax, and pay off the benefit gap by privatizing federal land.
Compulsory saving is too draconian for me. I might run adds explaining the advantages of compounding interest. But if people are really too dumb to save 5% of their earnings of their own volition, let their family and private charities care for them.




atek3




(1) Cohen, P.D.A., Cannabisgebruikers in Amsterdam, Jaarbeurs Congrescentrum Utrecht (1995).

twoblink
October 26, 2004, 12:22 AM
Standing Wolf, you'd vote for Bad over me?? :(

:banghead:

twoblink
October 26, 2004, 12:39 AM
atek,

I'm not one to abandon the men and who fought for the freedom we now have. I don't speak German for a reason....

The enter system will need a overhaul. It's not something solvable overnight, but if it's not address fairly soon, then entire system will die, and everybody will get NOTHING.

I'm 28, and I expect $0 from SSI.

Brian Dale
October 26, 2004, 02:04 AM
Can I get an Amen in here? A---Men, brutha 'blink! I'm 28, and I expect $0 from SSI.and I'm 45, and I expect $0 from SSI.

We can vote early in NC, and I already have, but you've got me convinced - I'll be pulling for you in the next one.
-Hey, there are Congressional seats open in just two years: Twoblink in Two!. :D

atek3
October 26, 2004, 02:59 AM
I'm not one to abandon the men and who fought for the freedom we now have

No where in my post did I suggest that. The youngest WWII vet is in their seventies, the youngest korean war vet is past retirement age anyway. They wouldn't get abandoned at all.

atek3

twoblink
October 26, 2004, 03:57 AM
I've actually calcuated..

What I've paid thus far in social security, if I didn't pay another red cent, assuming I invested it in an Index Fund, yielding 7% annum, compounded, when I am 55, and I converted it all to an annuity, I will get about $800 a month. So even if I didn't pay anymore, privatized, I'd make more than SSI offered to me, than if I paid another 20+ years...

atek, didn't mean that you suggested it. Just stating my position. I'm a loyalist, not like Klinton..

My buddy's in the army right now, in Afg. He's an aerospace engineer. I'd put him in charge of VA retirement fund. Him + his HP calculator + 40 hours = a good vet's retirement plan.

c_yeager
October 26, 2004, 04:17 AM
c_yeager, I personally find "responsible smoker" to be an oxymoron as well... But if we've learned something from history, it's that prohibition doesn't work.

By this logic arent ALL laws invalid? Are you going for the anarchy party ticket?

atek3
October 26, 2004, 05:08 AM
prohibition doesn't work

prohibiting plants, guns, beverages, consensual behavior between adults etc. Doesn't work.

prohibiting murder, rape, thievery aka crimes with "victims" does work.

Big difference.

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