My 22-Point 2020 United States Vice Presidential Platform:

  1. Impeach and Convict > Using the Power of the Presidency to coerce a foreign leader to manufacture dirt on a political rival triggers a feedback loop of power begetting more power to the point of a totalitarian dictatorship > Impeachment was the right thing to do and should be repeated as necessary.
  2. Mass Shootings > The FBI needs to be merged with the CIA, domestic surveillance of Social Media increased to prevent tragedies before they happen, and all sales of new assault weapons banned while allowing law-abiding gun owners to keep the guns they already have.
  3. Lincoln, D.C. > Let’s ditch the swamp by moving the nation’s capital to east of Denver International Airport in Colorado and naming the new site after another great President.
  4. D.C. Statehood > Regardless of whether the capital is moved, the City of Washington should be given Statehood, a Statehood perhaps balanced by a western Statehood.
  5. Balance the Budget > MMT = BS; let’s Balance the Federal Budget with a Balanced Budget Amendment and prevent an unnecessary financial crisis if it’s not too late.
  6. Term Limits > I support Term Limits for Congress (two six-year terms for Senators, four two-year terms for US Representatives), the Supreme Court and the entire Federal Judiciary (12 years for all Justices and Judges) to fight ossification.
  7. Border Wall > I support a Wall along the U.S.-Mexican border, not because I’m racist but because we’re already experiencing Climate Migration from Central America, and what Europe, shielded as it is by the Mediterranean, has experienced will be nothing to what the U.S. will experience in coming years. I believe in limited and legal immigration; not cross-border chaos.
  8. Colorado Constitutional Convention > Our system of government is broken and there should be a new Constitutional Convention, as provided for by Article V of the Constitution, in Colorado (where I propose that we move the District of Columbia) to end the disturbing charade of appointing Presidential Electors but not allowing them to vote freely, end the lifetime appointments of Judges and Justices based on the 38-year life expectancy for white males in 1787 America, end the buying of re-election votes with taxpayers’ money, end the election of voters by legislators with gerrymandering and not the other way around, end the immensely ironic disenfranchisement of voters in the nation’s own capital, etc.
  9. Eliminate Income and Property Taxes > Federal income taxes and local property taxes (including de facto taxes in the form of vehicle registration fees) are a violation of the 4th Amendment, and should be replaced with revenues based on greenhouse gas emissions offset by weekly rebates directly back into consumers’ bank accounts or onto debit cards. Many conservatives have advocated a National Sales Tax, and an NST based on the emissions emitted in the process of production coupled with instant rebates is a fair tax which would eliminate many of the privacy issues surrounding other forms of taxation as well solve many of the problems in the American education system created by disproportionate tax bases.
  10. Defend America at all Costs > We should resurrect the federal “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program to fend off North Korea and other bad actors; Mutually Assured Destruction is indeed mad > crazy.
  11. American Spaceport Development > Since 2010, I’ve been publicly pushing for more Spaceport development in Colorado, and agree with Uniters who believe that our future (at least partly) is in the stars.
  12. Life and Death > I support the Right to Choose, and I also support the Death Penalty (in cases beyond all doubt, I respect the will of the voters).
  13. Gun Rights > As with the rest of the United States Constitution, I support the Second Amendment as it was written over 200 years ago.
  14. Law Enforcement > We can protect both law enforcement and the public with mandatory and Federally funded body cameras across the nation. A recent Washington Post article hit it on head: body cameras are great for law enforcement, but tough on small-town police department budgets.
  15. Medicare For All Americans Who Want It > I myself lost my own health insurance due to the Obamacare debacle, and support a Medicare For All Americans Who Want It system (Americans should be able to keep their private health insurance if they so choose, but also have the option of government-funded health insurance). One positive legacy of Obamacare is the inability of insurance companies to deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and no one should be caught in this Catch-22 situation.
  16. Net Neutrality > If you can still read this over the Internet, there’s still hope. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are Common Carriers and should be treated as such. Just as your phone company, back in the days when landline use was common, couldn’t block calls from a political party or candidates which didn’t toe the phone company’s line, ISPs shouldn’t be able to play referee as to what information a consumer receives over the Internet and how (or how fast) they receive it. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should take the lead from the states and once again make the Internet (and thus the World) safe for ingenuity, including ingenuity of the political variety.
  17. Federal Life Insurance > As a former Life Producer licensed in several states, I’m a firm believer in the societal benefits of insurance, and support Federal funding to promote societal stability. Federally-funded life insurance can be funded with a modest Estate Tax (a modest percentage on inherited wealth above a hefty exemption); Estate Taxes also have the additional benefit of keeping the term “American Aristocracy” an oxymoron.
  18. Make 16 Minimum Voting and Donating Age > When Americans are old enough to drive at 16, they should be old enough to make political donations and vote in elections; conversely, Americans should not be able to make political donations if they’re not allowed to vote in the first place (note that the current minimum age to make a Federal campaign contribution is zero).
  19. Approval Voting > Counting over-votes on ballots encourages competition between more than two mutually-canceling parties and better expresses the will of the American voter.
  20. Redistricting Gerrymandered Districts > We need to outlaw Gerrymandering (the drawing of legislative districts along partisan lines), and enforce the drawing of all legislative districts along competitive lines in terms of gender, age, race, socioeconomics, urban vs. rural and other factors, with those lines being drawn by four-judge panels of retired judges in each state to ensure that the resulting district lines are the result of compromise.
  21. Rename Columbus Day “Discovery Day” > The controversies swirling around Columbus Day can easily be resolved by renaming the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing “Discovery Day”. That exact title was used for this holiday by the Bahamas until 2012 and is still used in the nation of Colombia (and Colombia was named after Columbus).
  22. Cloth Flags for Fallen Veterans > When my father Rich passed away due to Agent Orange exposure from the Vietnam War, I was dismayed when the hospice nurses laid a nylon flag over his body > there should be a Federal law mandating that only cloth flags can be used for such a purpose.

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  1. billisrunning

    Platform now up

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    I’m going to comment on your points just for fun.

    Release Report & Returns > An innocent man has nothing to hide; I support a release of tax returns and the full Mueller report. A person shouldn’t be forced to release tax returns. The Mueller Report was released & nothing was found.

    Lincoln, D.C. > Ditch the swamp by moving the nation’s capital to the east of DIA and naming it after another great President. I would have to disagree with you on this. Washington went to war for Freedom, Lincoln went to war for POWER.

    D.C. Statehood > By the same token Washington D.C. should be given Statehood perhaps balanced by a western Statehood. The point of Washington D.C. is to have an area that isn’t subject to any state so why not just give the people of Washington D.C. to Maryland & leave a Federal Area.

    Balance the Budget > MMT = BS; let’s Balance the Budget and prevent an unnecessary financial crisis if it’s not too late. I agree with this point.

    Term Limits > I support Term Limits for Congress, the Supreme Court, and the entire Federal Judiciary to fight ossification. I agree with this point.

    Border Wall > I support a Border Wall, not because I’m racist but because we’re already experiencing Climate Migration. I agree with this point.

    Colorado Constitutional Convention > Our system is broken and there should be an Article V Constitutional Convention. I have no view on this as I’m not from Colorado.

    Eliminate Income Taxes > Replace Federal income taxes with revenues based on fossil fuel consumption balanced by rebates. I agree on removing Federal income taxes as income tax is unconstitutional.

    Defend America at all Costs > We should resurrect the federal “Star Wars” SDI program to fend off North Korea and others. I agree

    American Spaceport Development > Since 2010, I’ve been publicly pushing for more Spaceport development in Colorado. No view

    Life and Death > I support the Right to Choose, and I also support the Death Penalty. I guess this is the abortion point so I will just point out that about 99% of the time the woman consents, only about 1% of the time is she forced. I agree with the Death Penalty.

    Gun Rights > Like the rest of the Constitution, I support the Second Amendment as it was written 200 years ago. I agree.

    School Shootings > The FBI needs to be merged with the CIA and domestic surveillance of Social Media increased. I agree with the FBI-CIA point but disagree with the domestic surveillance of Social Media being increased.

    Law Enforcement > We can protect both law enforcement and the public with mandatory and funded body cameras. How? If law enforcement wants to do something bad or illegal they just take the body camera off or turn the camera off.

    Care for All Americans > I myself lost my own health insurance due to Obamacare, and support a Medicare for All system. A better idea is to get people to care for themselves & their family. Anyone who can’t would get the government healthcare plan, illegals wouldn’t be covered.

    Net Neutrality > Let’s make the Internet (and thus the World) safe for ingenuity, including ingenuity of the political variety. I agree with this

    Life Insurance > As a former Life Producer, I’m a firm believer in societal benefits of insurance, and support Federal funding. Same as my “Care for All Americans” comment.

    Lower the Voting Age to 16 with Amendment > If you’re old enough to drive tons of steel, you should be old enough to vote. I would go down to 17.

    Approval Voting > Counting over-votes on ballots encourages competition and better expresses the will of the American voter. No view on this point.

    Redistricting > We need to outlaw Gerrymandering, and enforce drawing of all legislative districts along competitive lines. I agree with this.

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