reply to post by camain
Wow. I must say, you have your work cut out for you. I'm going to rebut a minute on what I've just read. If you could, could you clarify a few
things for me please?
1) The President doesn't make demands. He makes requests. If his requests are deemed reasonable by 2/3rds of the Congress, then he'll be granted
said power. Please, remember the office that we're running for. We want a President, not a dictator.
2) I almost completely agree with this, with one caveat. That would be that we need at least a few bases scattered around the world to help with
intelligence gathering. This isn't a safe world by any means, and there are
people out there that would do serious harm to us, should they get
the chance. To ignore that fact would be a heinous misjudgment. A scaled back military presence around the world though is something that I'll be
3) So let me get this straight. You would grant a foreign country the explicit right to handle all of our international relations? Isn't that a bit
oxymoronic? What I mean by that is that we're supposed to be talking to other nations, not talking to some other country, like Switzerland, as a
third party middle man.
4) "The Great Wall of Mexada". Can I use that in reference to the walls that we need? I loved this point. 100% in agreement with ya on this one.
5) Now THIS I like. Agreed.
6) Not sure where you were going with this. Cutting costs is ok, so long as it doesn't jeopardize the safety and security of the Homeland.
7) How can you justify number 1 with this? Your first demand is to get MORE POWER. How does this match with giving up all executive privileges?
8 & 9) Again, I'm with ya there. Get rid of the tax.
10) Will this mean that Dentists and other doctors won't be able to charge a small fortune to work on me? If so, as a public servant, I'd also be
11) So we get rid of the Federal and State taxes, but keep the international trade tax?
12) 2ND TERM? Getting ahead of ourselves, aren't we?
All in all though, I like this idea as well. The only problem will be what do we do with all
of the vehicles currently on the road using gasoline? Do we give them a rebate to buy a different car?
13) Why use rail systems when we could be using the current roadways for public transportation? It would make things run smoother, with a lowering in
taxpayer costs. Besides, the roads are already there; there's no need to build a bigger rail system when we have the means to get from point A to
point B by road.
14) Sounds nice in principal. Could you explain this a bit further please?
15) Sometimes secrecy is necessary to protect the nation from unwanted abuse. I know that you must understand that. So, with this in mind, what can we
do to protect ourselves from losing research conducted here to another country, provided we use your system?
16) Again, same as 15 above. What can we do to protect our nation from some nefarious party taking this newly released information and using it
against us? This concept, while nice, isn't really feasible. It's idealistic, and utopian in truth, and I WOULD like to see that be a reality, but
it just can't happen with the people that inhabit this planet at this time.
What we need is to do extensive background checks on the people that file a FOIA request, so that we can determine whether they are worthy of such
information. If they are deemed acceptable, then pass on the information requested. There should be a committee of private US citizens that oversees
these requests, to make sure that they are processed fairly.
17) I'll call em on my red phone. See what they think about the new President, and if there's anything that we can to do to peacefully come to an
18) I definitely think everyone should be involved in their country's defense, as it gives them a unique look at what it takes to run a nation. It
would provide them a sense of patriotism that will be unrivaled by any other nation worldwide. I like it.
19) I think we need to work on the public school system first before we focus on post-graduate education. Ever heard of the "No Child Left Behind"
plan? I think this could be a good plan, with some changes. It will be one that will engender the growth of all students to a level of education that
will give them the best possible shot at making a good career for themselves once they graduate. Instead of wasting time and money teaching students
things that they don't want to learn, we would teach them only what they want to learn about. This way, we could maximize our time and money, as well
as giving the students top level training in the field that they want.
20) I like this, and would support a similar plan, should I be given the privilege of being elected as President.
With this, I think that I'll let you know that I'm obviously a Reformer, but one that listens to all, and will compromise on just about anything.
Safety and Security are two of the things that I'll never compromise on, however. I feel that we should spare NO expense when it comes to protecting
our fellow citizens from threats, both foreign AND
And on that note, I say farewell to everyone, and wish you the best possible day ahead. Oh, and remember, remember, the 5th of November!!!
Vote TheBorg on the Reform ballot,