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Candidate Declaration: iori_komei, Socialist

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posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 05:53 PM
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iori_komei for President



I, iori_komei, hereby declare that I am running for the office of President of The United States and are running for the Socialist party.

In short, my platform is simple:
My platform is based primarily on freedom, democracy, justice and equality.

I believe that the way the government is run today, and many of things it has done are deplorable, and change needs to happen.

To expand:
As I said, my platform is based on Freedom, Democracy, Justice and Equality.
However, those are not all it is based on.

I am a mixture of things, on Social issues I could be considered a Libertarian, however, on economic issues I am a Socialist.

I believe that as long as you do not infringe on the freedom of others, that you should be able to do whatever you choose.

I believe that poverty and involuntary homelessness should not exist, and I will work to rectify this by creating social programs, and reforming other sectors, such as education.

The way politicians are elected today is so incredibly corrupt and honestly immoral, it is barely standable.

I will work to rectify this by getting rid of the electoral college, and implementing more direct democracy in political elections.
I will also work to put a spending cap on how much anyone can spend on campaigning, as well as introducing term limits to the Congress.
I will also work to introduce similar term limits to the Supreme Court, and introduce Democracy to the Judicial branch by requiring the members of the supreme court to be democratically elected.


I could go on and on, and basically state everything, in detail, but considering that I would than only be repeating myself later on, I will not.


If elected, I promise to be an honest, and open leader, who will listen to the people, and formulate decisions based on reliable intelligence and what the people want.


As a candidate for this office, running on this website, I promise the following:

I will uphold the Terms & Conditions of AboveTopSecret.com at all times

I will conduct a campaign that focuses on issues

I will seek to always answer issue-based questions with direct honesty and integrity

I will not, through my actions, communicate libelous or slanderous statements or advertising messages directed toward other candidates in the primaries or general election

I will not, through my inaction, allow libelous or slanderous statements or advertising messages directed toward other candidates to be made on my behalf

I will participate in every debate and avail myself to questions from the general population

If selected in a primary election, I will accept the nomination to run for my party for The President of The United States and select a capable running mate for my Vice President

I understand that if I fail to live up to the higher standards described herein, I may voluntarily or forcibly be required to end my candidacy or Presidency if elected.




posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:11 PM
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To any and all members, please feel free to ask me any question you
like, well not anything, like don't ask me about really personal things,
but you all know what I mean overall.


And may the best candidate win.



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:12 PM
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Question:

Can you call it a democracy if you place term limits? Surely, if I want to vote for the same person over 30 years it is my choice? Why do you get to decide who I can vote for and who I can not vote for?

Last time I checked, that wasn't democracy.

Edit: Correct a few words. My English skills stopped being so pro.


[edit on 25/2/2007 by Odium]



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:15 PM
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Iori I just want to aplaud you on your declaration for your parties nomination. I truly wish you the best of luck in this election!



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Odium
Question:

Can you call it a democracy if you place term limits? Surely, if I want to phone for the same person over 30 years it is my choice? Why do you get to decide who I can vote for and who I can not vote for?

Last time I checked, that wasn't democracy.


You vote for the candidate you want that has been democratically
chosen ou of the initial candidates, and the individual who gets the
most ovtes wins, so es I'd call it a democracy.


In reality a tre democracy, where everyhting is voted on, is not a
good thing, as it becomes detrimental to freedom.

Besides that, there are no truly democratic countries liek that (thankfully)
in the world.



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:18 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
Iori I just want to aplaud you on your declaration for your parties nomination. I truly wish you the best of luck in this election!


Ah, schucks, thanks WUK, the same to you.

[edit on 2/25/2007 by iori_komei]



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:23 PM
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I'll ask you the same questions I'm going to ask everyone -

Questions for the potential future president of the USA -

1 - Your stand on the rights of Americans to own and bear arms....

2 - Your stand on abortion laws ....

3 - Your stand on changing the Constitution to exclude gay marriage .....

4 - Your economic platform ....

5 - Your stand on the 'death tax' .....

6 - Your stand on the war in Iraq and how/when (IF?) to end it .....

7 - Your stand on our security wall on the southern US border (and then on the Northern border?) ...

8 - Your stand on other security issues such as security in our ports etc ...

9 - Your stand on intelligence gathering within the USA in regards to terrorism and constitutional rights -

10 - Your VP and cabinet appointments? (any for me? Just teasing on that )

11 - Your education in America fix? (or does it need it?) Your thoughts on what to do with 'no child left behind'....

12 - Your policy for foreign aid and 'forgiving debts' .....

13 - What federal funding, if any, would you put into medical research etc etc? Including FETAL stem cell use yes or no??

14 - Afghanistan? Your policy there ....

15 - Oil companies, pharmacuticals, etc etc? Any thoughts in that area as far as your administration goes?

16 - The United Nations .... Your policy and thoughts in regards to that and how your administration would deal with them??

17 - Amnesty for illegals or send them back (anchor babies and all)??

18 - NASA ... further funding, more funding, less funding, a complete change ??? What would you and your administration support in this area?

19 - ANWAR ... drill or not drill? Alaska's state right to drill (they want to) or will your administration forbid it due to the possibilty that the Refuge could be damaged in the future?

20 - Alternative energies .... Solar, wind mill farms, etc ... what are your thoughts and plans in this area to make us no longer at the mercy of anti-American oil rich countires?



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
1 - Your stand on the rights of Americans to own and bear arms....


I believe that the Constitution guarantees us this right for a reason.
Beyond that, I believe that the right to own guns is a freedom, and
as such should not be denied or limited.

I believe that many of the current restrictions need to be either re-
formed or gotten rid of completely.




2 - Your stand on abortion laws ....


I believe that, at whatever point that the majority have a 70%+ survival
rate, that that should be the point that an abortion can not be had,
however, at any time before that point I believe a woman has the right
to an abortion.




3 - Your stand on changing the Constitution to exclude gay marriage .....


I believe that the government has no place telling people who they can
or can not love, and therefore can not tell a person who they can not
marry.

Therefore I am against such an amendment.




4 - Your economic platform ....


I would/will work to cancel some of the more unneeded government
projects.

I will work to raise the the minimum wage to $8.50.

I will get rid of most taxes, apart from sales tax, and introduce a new
tax system that instead takes 30-50% (but no more than 50%) of an
individuals paycheck.
This money would than be split various times and a certain percentage
of it would be put into different government programs.

I will work to create social programs to guarantee that everyone has
required to live a semi-comfortable life.




5 - Your stand on the 'death tax' .....


This is something that I am not really sure on.

On one hand, it is good when it comes to people like Paris Hilton, on
the other hand it can be negative for people who are on the lower end
of the income bracket.

I think that this is something that needs to be dealt with on an individual
case by case basis.




6 - Your stand on the war in Iraq and how/when (IF?) to end it .....


I believe that going into Iraq was one of the greatest blunders made.

I believe that we need to leave Iraq, however just up and leaving all
the sudden is not the greatest idea.

I support a gradual withdraw over a 5-7 year period, with more empha-
sis put onto defence, and teaching/training the Iraqis to be able to do
the job themselves.




7 - Your stand on our security wall on the southern US border (and then on the Northern border?) ...


Building a wall would not only further tarnish our image in the eyes of
the rest of the world, but it would be a waste of money/resources that
can/could be spent on much more important/positive things.




8 - Your stand on other security issues such as security in our ports etc ...


I believe that securing our ports and other cargo facilities is very
important.

As such I believe that we need to put more resources/money into
protective measures, such as nuclear material detection systems and
chemical/biological agents scanners.




9 - Your stand on intelligence gathering within the USA in regards to terrorism and constitutional rights ...


I believe that the infringements made not only on the people of this
country, but also of the innocent individuals in other countries is
deplorable and treasonous.

I think that wiretaps and other such measures should have a great level
of oversight and should be legal (that is OKed by the courts), and need
to be made precise, that is clearly stating when, who, what, where and
how long such measures will be in place.




10 - Your VP and cabinet appointments? (any for me? Just teasing on that )


Well, I'm not sure if we are suppose to say yet, but I do not see a
problem with saying it.

My VP is Xeros.
I am not sure of a cabinet yet, but I do have one adviser thus far.




11 - Your education in America fix? (or does it need it?) Your thoughts on what to do with 'no child left behind'....


I believe that the education system is in need of reform and change.

I think school days need to be longer, perhaps 7:30am-3:30pm.
More funding and importance needs to be placed on the arts and other
such classes.

Students need a mixture of the harder required classes, and the easier
fun classes to learn well.




12 - Your policy for foreign aid and 'forgiving debts' .....


I believe that we should give aid to any country that truly needs it.

I support cutting all aid to Israel, as they do not need it, and we should
not be funding there military.

I believe in nullifying any and all debts to countries that are poor or of
3rd world/developing status.
We should help them develop and bring them up to standards, and not
require them to pay us back, so long as they become a free and
democratic country.




13 - What federal funding, if any, would you put into medical research etc etc? Including FETAL stem cell use yes or no??


I believe that the medical field is one of the most important fields of
science, and should therefore receive a substantial amount of funding.

I believe in using any kind of Stem Cells to further medical science and
technology.




14 - Afghanistan? Your policy there ....


I think Afghanistan was the only country we should have gone to in the
first place.

I think we need to help rebuild Afghanistan and make it into another
liberal democracy in the middle-east. (A liberal democracy means there
is no discrimination on who can vote.)

We also need to make sure that Talibani forces, or other groups like
them do not get a foothold there again.




15 - Oil companies, pharmaceuticals, etc etc? Any thoughts in that area as far as your administration goes?


I believe that the pharmaceutical companies need to be nationalized,
as the medical field is to important in general and in national security
to be trusted to be part of the private sector.

I believe in heavy taxation on oil corporations, unless they actively
develop clean, renewable energy sources and technology.

I also believe in a lesser, but still noticeable tax on any oil/gas sold by
the company.




16 - The United Nations .... Your policy and thoughts in regards to that and how your administration would deal with them??


I believe the basic idea of the United Nations is a good thing, but what
it has become today is not so good.

I will pull out from any treaties that limit freedom (such as the drug
prohibition ones).

The U.N needs drastic reform, and I will work to press that reform.




17 - Amnesty for illegals or send them back (anchor babies and all)??


I believe that individuals should be given amnesty if they fit the following
conditions:
1. Have continuously been in the country for five years.
2. Are willing to work and be productive members of society.
3. Speak English, or are willing to learn.




18 - NASA ... further funding, more funding, less funding, a complete change ??? What would you and your administration support in this area?


I believe that NASA is one of the most important government agencies
there is, and as such I believe they should be given a great amount
more funding.

I will also work to create more government incentives and contests for
the private space sector.




19 - ANWAR ... drill or not drill? Alaska's state right to drill (they want to) or will your administration forbid it due to the possibility that the Refuge could be damaged in the future?


I will continue forbidding the drilling.

I am not willing to risk damaging the ecosystems in the area, especially
since it is a wildlife refuge.

Oils is something we should be phasing out of use, not trying to get
more of.




20 - Alternative energies .... Solar, wind mill farms, etc ... what are your thoughts and plans in this area to make us no longer at the mercy of anti-American oil rich countries?


I will promote the use and development of alternative energy technology.

I will also work to set benchmarks for both the government itself, but
also the nation as a whole, on switching to alternative/renewable energies.

[edit on 2/25/2007 by iori_komei]



posted on Feb, 25 2007 @ 09:53 PM
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Well, it took me two hours, but I have finished answering all questions
asked of me so far.

Feel free to ask me more questions.


Oh, and FF, may I suggest you split your questions up into 2-4 posts, like
asking 5-10 questions in one post, getting the answers, than asking more.

[edit on 2/25/2007 by iori_komei]



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 01:05 PM
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The electoral college is in place because the STATES vote for the President, not the PEOPLE.

Even though the population votes for say Al Gore, the STATE can still CHANGE and vote for Bush. Yes, its true, because we are a republic and the State has the final answer. The Federal votes are just an advisement to the states that should be heard and not forgotten, though as far as my knowledge allows, there has only been one time in American history that such an event has taken place.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 01:10 PM
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And I believe that is wrong, when it comes to voting for the president,
the states are irrelevant, it is what the AMERICAN people want, not
what the Californians or Virginians want.

Which is why I am an advoate of removing the electoral college.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Well, it took me two hours, but I have finished answering all questions
asked of me so far.


Great job Iori. Your position is becoming very clear. Thank you.

I have one followup subject to ask about. I seem to remember you saying something about this (somewhere on the boards), but I am not sure so I'll ask ...

The war on drugs. Your position on drug enforcement in this country. More funding? Less funding? Legalize/decriminalize? If legalize what age and would it be OTC (Over the counter) or prescription??

Thanks Iori.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 03:08 PM
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A question, if I may..

seeings you are representing the socialist party, will you be following a traditional socialist agenda or sticking to the modern "third way" social democrat ?

Thank you and good luck iori_komei

xx



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
The war on drugs. Your position on drug enforcement in this country. More funding? Less funding? Legalize/decriminalize? If legalize what age and would it be OTC (Over the counter) or prescription??


I consider the war on drugs not onyl a waste of money and resources,
but also a violation of freedom.

I believe in legalization of all drugs.

I would make the purchase age 18.


Natural drugs, and safe to make drugs would be allowed to be made by
anyone.

However, the drugs that are dangerous to produce, or produce hazar-
dous fumes would be only allowed to be made by the government,
licensed corporations or any person who has aquired a license and has
the appropriate facilities to produce them.



On a side note, I would drop the alcohol buying age to 18 as well.

I would also get rid of consumption ages.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
A question, if I may..


Of course.
You know you can ask me anything Infi.





seeings you are representing the socialist party, will you be following a traditional socialist agenda or sticking to the modern "third way" social democrat ?


None of the above, I will be following my own ideas and policies.
Based on freedom, the democratic process and some aspects of social-
ism, such as universal healthcare as well as taxation for the greater
good.





Thank you and good luck iori_komei


Thank you.
Good-luck to you as well.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 03:20 PM
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thank you for answering my question




posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
I would also get rid of consumption ages.

Please clarify this. Would you allow ten year-old's to consume alcohol and drugs?



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Please clarify this. Would you allow ten year-old's to consume alcohol and drugs?


Well, so long as they understood the negatives, and they were only
allowed a small amount for their age, like just enough for them to get the
same feeling say a sugary snack or soda would cause, equivalent wise.

As it stands there are states that don't make it illegal for you to consume
alcohol if you are under 21, you just can't buy it.


In the long run though, unless they were buying it themselves, there is a
considerable lesser chance that they would be given it in the first place.



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 04:18 AM
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Going to ask all socialist candidates this...

Would you seek Nationalization on certain corporations and sectors? and, most importantly, would you seek to create a Socialist Republic format?



posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
Going to ask all socialist candidates this...

Would you seek Nationalization on certain corporations and sectors? and, most importantly, would you seek to create a Socialist Republic format?



Yes, I would seek nationalization.
I would nationalize the pharmaceutical companies.

I would also nationalize all oil production companies that produce oil
from the United States.

In addition, I would bring the education system and prison systems back
under full government ownsership.


I would not create a Socialist Republic.
Republican governments are no longer a good idea.
I would seek to reform the government by creating a more direct
democratic state, with more freedoms enshrined as unalienable.

As I realize that the way the world is right now creating a true socialist
state would only be setting the country up for failure.
I would create a socialist-capitalist state, where the basics are provided
for if you can not afford it, but non-neccessary things would still require
spending.

On a side-note, I do actually consider internet access to be a basic,
however, what would be provided is dial-up, and until the companies
and government had actually replaced all the copper lines with fiber-optic
cables, you would have to pay for faster internet.

[edit on 2/27/2007 by iori_komei]



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