DarcKnyt posted the following comments and questions”
“While I can’t afford to make a campaign contribution, I’d like to hear more about whether you’d make the US an isolationist country again, as it was prior to WW1. If I like what I hear, you’ve got my vote.
Oh, and restoring the Constitution, NOT the interpretation of the Constitution, as the LAW OF THE LAND would be pretty interesting to hear about too.
But I’m pretty sure I won’t like your stand on illegal immigrants. Seems we’ve discussed that before. 😉
And, how ’bout our Middle East foreign policy? Israel – 2 states? What’s your position on China? India? Companies that will either send our jobs there or relocate altogether? Trade agreements like NAFTA? Tell me more, ZombieFist brother, tell me more.”
1) “Oh, and restoring the Constitution, NOT the interpretation of the Constitution, as the LAW OF THE LAND would be pretty interesting to hear about too.” – The Constitution of the United States of America is with out a doubt the law of the land. When people say that it is outdated and our forefathers couldn’t possibly foresee where we are now I scoff. I’m guessing many people haven’t really looked at the Constitution and how it is written. While I’m not a Constitutional Lawyer I will say that I believe that the Constitution was written in a general format and not specifics with the future in mind and therefore it applies as much now as it did when written. Too many people apply one part and not another to meet their own needs. The Constitution is the law of the land and will be as long as I am President of the United States. It encompasses the beliefs on which this country was founded and operates on.
2) “I’d like to hear more about whether you’d make the US an isolationist country again, as it was prior to WW1.” – In my opinion the United States is not isolationist enough. There are things in the world that we do need to help with. However IF it does NOT involve the United States we need to keep our noses out of it. For example, oil in the Middle East. IF we were more self reliant then we wouldn’t have to cow-tow to groups like OPEC and therefore have to stick our noses into other peoples business. On the flip side with the tragic occurrences of 9/11 we had EVERY right to go after bin Laden. If we hadn’t lost our focus, our troops would be home by now. We DO need to separate ourselves from foreign economic markets. We DO need to quit supplying troops and equipment for the United Nations. If a nation is starving due to drought or some other VALID reason we should help IF we can. We need to assist people in this country first before we try and help others.
3) “But I’m pretty sure I won’t like your stand on illegal immigrants. Seems we’ve discussed that before.” – Let me see if I can explain my choices on this a little bit more. There are approx. 40 million illegal immigrants in this country. Many of the working adults take jobs that American’s think they are above and then demand money from the government for help. I believe that the cost to deport all the illegal immigrants will be a devastating cost to this nation in a couple areas. First off I believe the cost for extra INS agents to track down and deport people would be astronomical and time consuming. Second, why remove these people when we can make the existing ones citizens and boost our tax base. Third, while they did violate our laws in coming here didn’t our forefathers do something very similar to the American Indians? Fourth, I will NOT be responsible for bully squads going out and rounding up suspected illegal immigrants. Now how will this be handled? Simple plan. ALL illegal immigrants in this country will have 3 months to register with INS for one of two options. Citizenship or a limited time work Visa (which will be tracked and enforced). If they choose the citizenship route they will have 1 year to pass English and American History proficiency exams. If they do not they are deported to their home country. If they take neither option we will find you and deport you to your country of origin. If they do pass they will then swear allegiance to this country and become legal citizens of the United States. During this 15 month period our borders will be heavily patrolled for illegal immigrants trying to cross. WHEN (not if) they are captured they will be returned to their home country. After that original 15 month period, if a person wishes to come to this country and become a citizen of the United States of America, they will have 1 year to pass the same tests the original batch had to pass. No more open borders and no more free rides.
4) “And, how ’bout our Middle East foreign policy? Israel – 2 states? What’s your position on China? India? Companies that will either send our jobs there or relocate altogether? Trade agreements like NAFTA?” – Ah foreign policy. Isolationist means Isolationist. No more stupid treaties like NAFTA. If it doesn’t benefit our country to the same degree it benefits the other country (or we make out like bandits) I will NOT support or sign it. No more shipping jobs out of the United States. If you want to ship out jobs, you will lose any and all government contracts AND be heavily fined to the point you will want to leave the country. I will ABSOLUTELY NOT STAND for jobs being sent to other countries. WILL NOT HAPPEN ON MY WATCH. There will be two lists for foreign nations to simplify things. FRIEND and NOT FRIEND. I can tell you that the FRIEND list is not easy to get onto and there will probably only be a few countries on it to begin with such as The United Kingdom and Australia. I am not jacking around with countries on the NOT FRIEND list. You are on your own. Also foreign companies purchasing American companies? You are going to pay a tax to our government for the right to do so and you WILL abide by American law if you operate in this country. Foreign countries will not be allowed to trade on OUR stock exchange or purchase stock on our stock exchange or have ANY dealings in our financial markets unless they are on the FRIENDS list.
Hope this answers your questions DarcKnyt and gains your support!
** For those of you reading into the ZombieFist comment, that is an inside joke amongst a group of friends here on wordpress.com and revolves around the use of Adjectives and Adverbs in writing. Sorry to ruin your day conspiracy theorists!