INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE PARTY PLATFORM:
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTY USING A SIMILAR OR USING THE SAME NAME.
Calling All Conservative, Liberal And Independent PROGRESSIVES
ITS TIME FOR A THIRD PARTY TO EMERGE
Let me preface my comments by saying that I have been a lifelong Republican of the OLD Republican Party...
Back when it was Centrist and did care about Society as a whole. (even if most of it was lip service for politics) Sadly the party has vastly changed since the inclusion of the "Moral Majority, Radical Fundamentalist Christians, Dominionists, dirty Rovian politics, Newtian deceptive editing of History, Corporate lobbying, The allegedly rumored corruption of the Supreme Court, the stripping of the Constitutional protections of We The People through the Un-Constitutional PATRIOT ACT, and the Neo-Fascist control of television and print media; that even sued in Federal Court to verify they can flat out LIE legally to the American people...
Don't believe me? Look it up one media conglomerate sued to verify the right that they can state absolutely know falsehoods to the viewing public...No other media has ever done this in the history of the US.
As a Republican I am embarrassed in what my Party has become. Vampires.
I am just as embarrassed in what the Democratic Party has become. Wimps.
I henceforth declare myself an Independent Progressive.
INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE PARTY PLATFORM:
- PREAMBLE CERTIFICATION ACT. 1.A) Acknowledging that this was the preface and Origins of INTENT of the Framers of the Constitution, and that, ALL interpretations of the Constitution's Laws and Provisions should be interpreted from the intent expressed in the clauses stated within the preamble. Currently it is rumored...Conservative Justices even some on the current Supreme Court have argued and won in court, the belief, that the Preamble has NO Bearing on the interpretation of the Laws and Provisions written within the Constitution! 1.B) Acknowledgment that the Constitution is a SECULAR non-denomination document and NOT a Christian document as some historical revisionists are attempting to claim.
- CITIZENS RIGHTS ACT. Repeal the Un-Constitutional Patriot Act.
- FISA RESTORATION ACT. Dump Patriot Act provisions and Enforce FISA Rules for all foreign intelligence investigations.
- TAX EQUITY ACT. Flat tax of 15% for all Private individuals earning $20K or more Exemption only for the 100% disabled, the elderly on Social Security income only or individuals over the age of 67 with individual income under $100,000. Flat Small Business tax of 17% for all small business or corporations of 30 employees or less. Flat Corporate tax of 23% for all business's or corporations with 31+ employees. Zero tax exemptions allowed for business or corporate location, relocation, construction and development. ZERO Tax exemption for Business or Corporations that maintain their equity and funds overseas to avoid US taxation for goods and/or services produced within the territories of the US. 5% tax on all consumable goods. 7% tax on all luxury items. 8% tax break on all alternative energy projects that produce zero sum air, water or soil pollution in the generation of energy.
- IMPORT SECURITY ACT. 12% tariff on ALL imported goods not originating from a 51% owned US business or corporation. ALL businesses and corporations willing to be designated a US Business or Corporation and exempt from the tariff MUST always be a minimum 51% US owned and must maintain an additional 10% of their stock with the US Government. These stock interest monies in turn would be exclusively for US owned small business development loans from the US Economic Board. Yes giving the Government of the Nation of the US a stake and small voice in the corporations. Socialism? NO! Nationalism YES. Corporations will NEVER invest or reinvest with the American people as long as we have a higher standard of living than anywhere else that they can make a higher profit from...this is the nature of Laissez-Fair Capitalism! And this is the Elephant in the room with Capitalism, the search for maximizing profits at the expense of any government, anything or anyone else. I for one love this country more than any other that I have visited, I would prefer we as a Nation endure and not become a slave Nation to the Corporations of America and the Financial Elite NOR be reduced by these said entities to a Third World UNEMPLOYED weak economic populus begging for scraps from the Government. IF the Government owned stock option is totally rejected then all business should be taxed at 23% and corporations should be taxed at 28% with NO loopholes in the tax code for them to avoid supporting our Nation with their taxes. Additionally all products shipped into the US whether complete, in total, in pieces or partial goods would be subject to the same 12% tariff unless produced and shipped from a US designated factory or in the instance of raw materials a Mine or land Tract owned by a US Corporate entity.
- REPRESENTATIONAL TERM LIMIT ACT. 2-Term "Consecutive" Term Limit for all Senators and Congressmen.
- TRUTH IN GOVERNMENT ACT. End to Anonymous Holds of presidential appointments. If you place a hold you must be identified with that hold and you must within 30 days justify the hold or remove it. With a 90 day maximum filibuster delay to a vote of proceeding to confirm, deny or removing the appointment. End to open filibuster rules. Filibuster initiators should be REQUIRED to actually be PHYSICALLY on the floor and stay there as the filibuster was originally intended. An Individuals filibuster should be able to be broken by a minimum majority vote, Political Party Filibusters willing to overturn the minimum majority vote should require 100% of one party and an additional 5% of another party to be valid. This rule should end political gamesmanship at the expense of the American people.
- JUDICIAL CONTROL ACT. Term limits for Supreme Court Justices of 12 years. The Presidential ability to request a vote of no confidence, censure or removal against a Supreme Court Justice for partisan violations of impartiality... (Citizen United vote was not even on the Supreme Court calendar, they brought it to themselves to vote on it) ...voted on by a super majority of the Senate. If a Supreme Court Justice is removed from office using the Presidential no confidence rule they are barred from any direct governmental or lobbyist position for life. Additionally all Supreme Court Justices must adhear to the Judicial Responsibility and Integrity act already in place that all other State and Federal justices must adhear to.
- FINANCE REFORM ACT. Campaign Finance Reform with Full donation source reporting. Corporate Donation financial limits the same as an individuals and swift prison terms for influence peddling for lobbyist firms and the government official convicted of selling their vote for profit. There is no reason a Corporation should have the ability to pour more money into a campaign or Government Representative than any individual of "WE THE PEOPLE."
- TECHONOLOGIES SECURITY ACT. US Patent Sale restriction of 10 years to force National development of technologies rather than selling our new technologies future to the other Nations of the World. Patent licensing restriction for 2 years to US owned companies exclusively.
- CONTRACTORS UCMJ ACT. All Contractors under contract for services with the United States Government or one of its Entities operating outside the Territories of the United States will be under and subject to, the UCMJ Code of Conduct, its procedures and penalties and have a DIRECT Military or Governmental Liaison responsible for the documentation and reporting of Violations to the Designated Chain of Command for action from infractions. Never again should rape and murder by a contractor go un-punishable by the US Government.
- NATIONAL EARTH ACT. Requiring all industries to be responsible for 100% of their environmental impact study and clean-up. Too long industries have polluted our Earth and then left it on the backs of the American people and their Government utilizing a Waste cleanup Superfund. Included would be industry requirements of impact studies with plans for zero permanent damage to our watersheds, soil and air. Either we are parasites on this Earth killing the hosts to our own detriment or we can be healthy symbiotes renewing the Earth for all generations.
- NATIONAL LANDFILL RECYCLABLE ACT. ALL government owned landfills will be allocated monies and in the case of privately owned landfills, long term low interest loans shall be allocated to convert from solely burying refuse to a Hybrid Recycling Center Landfills and Energy Power Generation Plants. Recovering electrical power from the conversion of waste products. In the instance of Government owned Recycling Centers ALL monies recovered in the recycling process and Energy Generation shall be allocated to operation expense and to IN-STATE Transportation Projects Exclusively.
- NATIONAL WATERPOWER RECLAIMATION ACT. ALL government owned water and wastewater treatment plants will be allocated monies and in the case of privately owned water or wastewater treatment plants long term low interest loans shall be allocated to convert from solely treating water or wastewater to a Hybrid Water or Wastewater Energy Power Generation Plants. Recovering electrical power from the conversion of wastewater to Methane, Hydrogen, clean water and solid wastes. Any monies generated from government water treatment power generation shall be allocated to operation and maintenance expense and to IN-STATE Transportation Projects Exclusively.
- PARITY IN SENTENCING ACT. Assessment and restructuring of sentencing for non-violent crimes and drug violations to increase fines and reduce prison sentencing. Refocus of the Drug War on Prevention, Recovery and Treatment rather than Arrest, Seizure and Detention. Reclassification of mild drug use, not distribution, such as Marijuana use to be a misdemeanor and fines in line with alcohol rather than treating these passive users harder than rapists murderer's and thieves.
- VIOLENT CRIMES ACT. Increased RECOMMENDED Sentences for Murder, Armed Assault, Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking and Pedophilia including and up to the Death Penalty for Repeat Offenders.
- JUDICIAL CONFIDENCE ACT. Judicial Prerogative on sentencing, removing the Mandatory Minimum Sentencing requirements.
- ACCELERATED TERMINATION ACT. Streamlined procedures for Judicial Review of Death Row executions for inmates and habitual offenders where there is definitive proof of guilt including Audio, Video and/or verified and reviewed DNA evidence In States that accept the Death Penalty Sentence.
- FJVAA ACT. Federal Judicial Victims Assessment ACT. Requiring the opportunity of additional Primary and Secondary Victim impact statements on all Violent Felony Crimes addressed to the courts and additional penalty and fines imposed to the convicted from the Judicial review of said statements. Currently each State weighs impact statements differently and some courts or judges do not accept or require them for proceedings. This should at least allow the victims continuing impact be made part of the Courts Record and where applicable, the Public Record.
- TRUST IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ACT. Mandatory every 2 year psychological evaluation of all Civilian Law Enforcement personnel with a public review board overseeing evaluation reports.
- TRUST IN THE JUDICIARY ACT. Mandatory every 4 year psychological evaluation of all Supreme, Federal, State and Local sitting Judges with a public board or Bar Association overseeing evaluation reports.
- SECURITIES PROTECTION ACT. Restoration of the Glass-Steagall Act. Restore the provisions that prohibit a bank holding company from owning other financial investment companies which were repealed on November 12, 1999, by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act. Also the Restoration of Regulation Q which allowed the Federal Reserve to regulate interest rates in savings accounts repealed by the Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980.
- NET NEUTRALITY ACT. Denying any content provider or backbone from creating a multi-tiered pay to play network, stifling content and access.
- NATIONAL ONLINE PREDATOR ACT. Making it a Federal Sex crime to stalk, track, harass and demean individuals with the intent to cause damage to their reputation or to incite or cause physical or psychological harm to a person.
- NATIONAL ANTI-STALKING ACT. Making it a Federal Sex crime to stalk, track, harass and demean individuals with the intent to cause damage to their reputation or incite or cause physical or psychological harm to a person.
- CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT. Formation of the Consumer Protection Agency with ability to fine, shutdown or foreclose on predatory lending institutions and their Parents or Subsidies.
- EQUITY IN THE MILITARY ACT. Repeal of DADT.
- CITIZENS EQUITY ACT. Constitutionally mandated marriage and cohabitation benefit equality for same sex couples.
- EEOC QUOTA DISSOLUTION ACT. The end to EEOC Provision of Racial quota systems in favor of merit and performance review.
- FDIC REVISION ACT. Increased powers for the FDIC to investigate and prosecute violations of the FDIC Act.
- EPA REVISION ACT. Increased powers for the EPA to investigate, prosecute, shutdown and fine violators.
- FDA REVISION ACT. Increased powers for the FDA. to investigate, prosecute, shutdown and fine violators.
- FCC REVISION ACT. Increased powers for the FCC to regulate, prosecute shutdown and fine violators.
- TRUTH IN BROADCASTING ACT. Restoration of the Fairness Doctrine in Broadcasting and making it a crime to knowingly and intentionally lie to the American Public.
- HOMELAND SECURITY DISSOLUTION ACT. Repeal of Dept. Of Homeland Security. Dissolution of the bloated and redundant Department of Homeland Security and refocus of National Security with the already existing combined terrorist joint task force of the FBI and NSA.
- TERRORIST PROFILERS ACT. Authorize Constitutional legality of Racial profiling of "Enemies of the State" and their secondary suspects in anti-terrorist prevention investigations with the required backing of a FISA warrant.
- NATIONAL LANGUAGE ACT, Constitutional Amendment certifying that English is the official language of the USA.
- NATIONAL LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY ACT. English proficiency exam requirement within 5 years as a requirement of new immigrants grant of permanent Citizenship.
- MILITARY PATRIATION ACT. Any non-resident Legal Alien that is accepted into and completes an Armed services enlistment for a minimum contract of 6 years shall be granted citizenship for themselves exclusively, provided a clean background is verified and an English proficiency exam is passed.
- ILLEGALS EXODUS ACT. Granting a 2 year grace period for ALL illegal Aliens of the USA to leave with their property and/or assets or face arrest, expulsion and forfeiture of ALL property and/or assets, prior to deportation. Included in this act is a provision to Collect DNA samples of ALL illegal aliens for verification of repeat illegal entry. Repeat offending individuals will be subject to expulsion, imprisonment and three strike ban from ever being granted citizenship.
- BORDER SECURITY ACT. Authorization of seizure of any, partial or ALL lands within a 10 ten square mile buffer through eminent domain along all boarders of the US, North South, East or Western boarders for the explicit construction of a barrier, barracks, and/or surveillance stations. Continued Prior Ownership USE and Access will be maintained where it will NOT impact the ability of Boarder Security to maintain the security of their boarder section. No property seized may be turned over for any alternative use or sale. All lands seized via Eminent Domain for border security shall be restored to the previous owner or their descendants if said land use is discontinued by the Federal Government Boarder Security the land may not be re-tasked by the Government for any other reason.
- RECIPROCAL REPATRIATION ACT. Reciprocal agreements with others nations for the expulsion of illegal immigrants to their Nations of origin and expulsion and imprisonment of criminals to their Nations prison systems.
- NATIONAL UNIVERSAL HEALTH ACT. Public Option to join Medicare/Medicaid to combat private entities monopoly on health care decisions and price gouging. No non-life threatening or non-debilitating Cosmetic procedures nor un-approved FDA experimental procedures will be covered under the public option.
- MEDICAL ORGAN SUPPORT ACT. All persons voluntarily agreeing to allow DNA data-basing of their DNA profile and future access to their bodies recoverable tissues (upon their death) to be harvested for organ tissue transplants will be eligible for 25% off all emergency and in-hospital medical care costs, the agreement is final and binding so that they cannot renege later in life without paying the medical cost saving differential that they have gained up to that point. Access to patients medical history, files and charges will be maintained by Medicaid/Medicare for billing and charge/billing aggregation service and No data or information shall be released ever to a third party without written consent by the patient, their legal guardian, or power of attorney, specific to every instance of requested data. ---Access to the DNA DATABASE will be strictly controlled and accessible ONLY to on-site monitored and classified personnel of the NIH. This data-base will NEVER be linked to any network or outside connection. All data input or queries must be accessed and authorized from a secondary fire-walled gateway service with valid authorization. Once a data query or data input has been validated by NIH personnel it will then be rescanned and input into the system. At NO time ever should this system be interconnected to the gateway service or INTERNET nor be accessed without a recorded and documented paper trail of a living physical individual establishing the interconnect.
- NATIONAL DMV IDENTIFICATION CARD ACT. ALL DMV's should be interconnected so that the DMV and Law Enforcement can Identify, Track and in the instance of Law Enforcement, Detain and/or Arrest individuals that currently hide from State to State and obtain multiple licenses or false identification. This includes obtaining a non-driver's identification card. This card would alleviate the need for any other national identification card and can include an individuals legal Alien status within the United States and identify the Official State of Residency of the individual So that the States Rights on Drivers licensing, suspensions, violations and points can be either transferred, rejected or not be applicable if individual States do not wish to have reciprocal licensing/violation agreements.
- NATIONAL DATA SECURITY ACT: All business, companies, corporations or government entities are required to have a firewall and an access recording system for ANY system that may have or may access any data pertaining to US Infrastructure including Transportation, Water, Electrical, Energy Generation, State Agencies, Military Installations, Federal Facilities, Federal Agencies, Government Product Development Entities and Military Contracts. All entities must show proof of security of their systems to a Government Assessor or face loosing contracts, financial incentives and possible prosecution for flagrant repeat violations. The governmental entity responsible for this inspection should be the FBI Cyber Terrorism Division with the cooperation and assistance of the NSA and NTSB.
"-- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."