Standing against big government and for the people!
I'm looking for somebody who will confront our 3 biggest domestic problems
1> Our suicidal foreign trade policies that have destroyed most of American consumer product manufacturing, the good jobs that went with it and of course our economic health.
2> The miserable health of most Americans due to their junk food diet. The real problem in the USA is not access to medical insurance but the miserable health of most Americans...it will bankrupt us no matter what thieving plan the liberals can come up with. Not only will it bankrupt us, but devastate us in other ways...low math & science scores of our children, autism and altzheimer's epidemics, diminished pool of fit young people eligible for military service ....you are what you eat.
3> Decrepit and antiquated democracy...which prevents 3rd party candidates from gaining influence or power and allows the Democrats and Republicans to take turns at incompetence and corruption....the reason why progress is so slow in coming
I don't know of one Republican candidate who offers some hope on problem #1. They're all free trade idiots. If I am wrong, please tell me who.
Even the libertarians...who offer a fresh voice on many issues...unfortunately can't see the limitations of their narrow vision version of libertarianism. There is another type of libertarianism called Wholistic Libertarianism that is practical and has a conservative bent on many issues...I will get to that on another post. Unfortunately, Donald Trump was the only one who acknowledged the evil of our trade policies....but he came with too much celebrity baggage and dropped out.
I'd also like somebody who won't trample on liberty......Romney is certainly out, he's defends his mandatory medical insurance in Massachusetts. That's a recurring them with Republicans....claim to be Republicans and conservatives but are closet liberals.
Let me elaborate a little on #1. The principle of equality before the law must also be respected in foreign trade policy.
Our policies must not be structured so as just to benefit special interests...Wall Street, the big agricultural companies like Monsanto, drug companies at the expense of American workers. The only exception to special interests could be our defense industries. Non reciprocal trade deals that allow unequal tariffs and market access, sabotage of the currency markets while handing out plums to the special interests so they can gain market access & profit in Asia are part of the bad trade policy. It's true that low priced consumer imports have restrained inflation. But to everything there is a limit...and that limit was exceeded long ago when our domestic consumer product manufacturers were almost completely driven our of business. Their demise is the real cause of the current economic depression...if there were lots of workers with fat paychecks, housing wouldn't be in the dumps. And how do the Republicans candidates respond...all they can talk about is spending cuts or tax policy....that's good for preventing national bankruptcy and the demise of the dollar, but it won't bring back the jobs. For the libertarians....they should realize that interaction with foreigners cannot be same as with citizens....citizens are entitled to the protections offered by our Constitution, foreigners NOT. Only citizens are signatories to the social contract embodied by our Constitution. Whatever crosses the national border must be subject to the scrutiny and control of the Federal government. You should have a right to buy anything domestically produced, but not unlimited rights to foreign merchandise.