In Items 1 and 2 below,
I've laid out my case for why you should vote for me in the
next presidential election.
I recommend that when you read
these documents you also read the links embedded with them.
Supporting my candidacy are
three books and many commentaries I've written over the years
which you will find at my web site. Also at my web
site you will find documents, commentaries and videos produced
or published by others that I recommend you review, which I included
whenever I thought someone else was particularly clear and
articulate in supporting a point of view I agreed with... or if they provided
information or expertise that I thought you should have... or
if they said what I would have liked to have said and did so as well or better than I
could have said it. Not included on my web site, of
course, is a good deal of other research that I accumulated
over the years that helped inform my thinking on matters of
With respect to my candidacy,
you can get a pretty good idea of how I think and what kinds
of policies I would likely pursue if elected by
reviewing the body of work you'll find here:
Second Letter to Protestors
Announcement of My Candidacy for President of the United
web site: (www.gpln.com)
Of course, you may eventually
also want to know how I present myself in public. I understand that you don't want to be
embarrassed by people who represent you. Right
now a public forum is not available to me. If enough
people show an interest in my candidacy that will change.
I don't intend to raise money as part of my campaign.
If my candidacy eventually captures the public's imagination,
I'm sure there will be ample opportunity for you to get to
know me better. But I'm not going to buy time or
space to make presentations or advertise.
I think it's also important for
you to understand and be conscious about this:
a person's integrity is more important than how they present
themselves in public. We've had presidents speak
poorly in public and also presidents that speak with smooth
eloquence. I've seen examples of both and have
found that you can't always tell who might be a liar and a
cheat or who might be honorable and wise simply by how they
speak in public. You find that out later when you
compare what they say in public to what they do or say
behind closed doors.
And here is something else
you need to think about: There's only so much a
president can accomplish if very few members of congress are
aligned with what that president wants to do. And
it's an uphill battle to get representatives to do what you
want them to do if they do not already agree with you when
they first take office. That's not the
conventional wisdom, of course. What we are used
to doing in this country is electing people to office who
don't believe what we believe, and then we waste our time
between one election and the next trying to get that person to
change his or her mind from what they are inclined to do to
what we want them to do. It's a very inefficient
way to govern and it doesn't work very well a lot of the time.
That comes from the practice of voting for who we think is the
worst candidate among two front runners rather than who we
really think would make the best president among those running.
Of course, it doesn't help if
the entire process is rigged in favor of the two front runners
to begin with. But that won't change until there
is fundamental change in attitude among the electorate.
Even though the system may be skewed in favor of two front
runners, it's possible to change that system if enough people
come to understand how they have been cheated and finally
decide to change things. We won't get Instant
Runoff Voting or something else that might create a more
level playing field until we eliminate unfair election
I've already outlined how my candidacy could help beat that
system. But of course, it won't be easy.
So what I am saying is that if
you decide you are going to vote for me, it's also important
that you vote for other representatives who are similarly
aligned in their thinking. If you can't find
anyone running who fits that bill, I suggest you should run
for office yourself if you're qualified, and/or encourage someone else to run
if that would be more appropriate. That means there's a wide open field
out there. Not too many of our current elected officials,
(local, state, or national), are qualified to hold
the offices they now hold. There's plenty of
opportunity for qualified people to run.
Preferably, you want to vote for people who already have a
record of defending the Constitution and also have provided
some evidence that they have the wisdom and integrity to meet
the challenges they're going to face if they get elected.
The ball now is in your court.
I'll help when I can, but the rest is up to you. The
question is: Who will stand with me, so I can stand
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