DEAR PROGRESSIVES, Should I Change my Name to "GENERAL" in Order to Be Elected President???
By Kevin Stoda, On-Line candidate for Democrats and Republicans for the US Presidency in 2008
As many of you recall, I have been running an on-line experiment.
That is, I am running for President of the United States (and several other offices, like Senator from Kansas) on-line. The experiment is to see how many votes I can receive without spending a dime (or penny). I will simply push the envelope.
Since terrible Tuesday is over in Pennsylvania, I thought I would stand up and remind the front runners-That's right: You, John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton!!!!!!!-that I'm still running, whether your cronies in the remaining primary states put me on the ballot or not.
(Don't turn your heads, I might be gaining on you.) Here is the beginning of my platform.
First of all, I want all Americans to have a single-payer system for health insurance in 2009. This would only be partially socialized-as most doctors and hospitals would be private. (Why not, since we have socialized banks and fully socialized military contractors.)
Second, I want a peace dividend in 2009 and onwards to be used to transform America's energy and transportation sectors. That means a transportation system of fast trains, trains that can load cars and trucks in less than 5 minutes, and solar and wind power pumping away like never before.
I'd also like that peace dividend used to build hospitals and promote jobs in the USA-not just overseas and in Iraq or Afghanistan as is the U.S. government strategy currently.
Third, I want food security and clean water for everyone-in the USA and abroad.
Fourth, I want to get the judicial system and legislation system into appropriate balance with the executive branch. (We can't keep letting the derriere to run the whole train.) That is, the buck doesn't stop at the White House currently; it is blindly and stupidly paid forward and takes money out of the poorest homeowners and homeless's pockets. This is a constitutional issue of great emergency status. This may involve the arrest of current officials, but let justice be served.
Fifth, I want the environment to be better supported-even if it means transferring billions from homeland security and DOD to parks and waterways around the globe. Also, I would get China to join the USA in fighting increases in Greenhouse gases by explaining to the Chinese that it is within great Chinese Daoist tradition that harmony be created between doing business and nature.
I would support all kinds of technological transfers to get China and India on board. Business partnerships in creating non-petroleum based energy creation is a key and employable plan.
Sixth, I want foreign languages to be required in all states and in the elementary and secondary levels, so we all can keep up with the global economy. (Much of the literature in Arabic still takes, for example, a decade to be translated well into English. The same goes for Mandarin and Japanese or Korean. How can we use our personal suasion to change the bad U.S. economic situation in the long term if we have to wait for translators or depend on foreign translators 100% of the time.)
In the last 50-60 years, we saw billions and trillions of dollars of cash and gold leave the USA to go abroad because American business was clueless about certain foreign markets and cultural phenomena. A peace dividend would be used to promote young Americans becoming proficient in three or more languages.
Knowledge is a key, America!!!!!