The main plank on which I offer my candidacy is Justice. Justice is the elusive last vow in the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The depth and breadth of dysfunction in our system is immense. Time to repair the damage and restore what our founders wanted for their posterity.Read more
Whatever the cause of danger and destruction today is abnormal and has an evil source. I believe it simply and directly demonstrated the breakdown of society, its rules and the fundamental decency commanded by its citizens. The “rule of law” is meaningless without prosecution of violations of those laws.Read more
The rights of property should be uniform within state borders. The expectation of use, benefit, transference, destruction, and exclusion should be honored in this capitalistic society. Those rights should not be eroded.Read more
Seventy years ago, factories and businesses employed most of America in the town where it lived. In every county in North Carolina, evidence of factories, mills, processing could be seen. Today, in mill towns along rivers, the buildings fall into ruin for lack of use. Factories in large municipalities are empty. Commutes are long.
Rebuilding industry the way it used to be is impractical or impossible. There must be viable methods of returning employment to rural counties, to small towns. It evaporated because manufacturing and business services were exported to cheaper labor markets overseas. Now, the cost of that export rise and will reverse that trend for some. Foreign companies move their plants stateside for more efficient or less expensive production.
American entrepreneurs can take advantage of this trend. Our communities will flourish once that model is re-established. Once Americans can work close to home and raise families.
Governments at all levels need to reshape laws, rules, and interaction skills with regards to seniors to not only show proper respect for those who built this country, but also to demonstrate kindness and understanding. Some seniors have disabilities. Some have suffered greatly and may have clouded judgement. Some may have emotional and mental problems requiring special attention. Some just may be old, tired, and impatient. Do what is right by them without causing hurdles in their path, without harming them in any way, without needlessly disturbing what time they have.Read more