Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds   

A Party of the First Part?

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   1 comment
Author 5750
Message Michael Hayes
Become a Fan
  (1 fan)

America is in dire need of a new political party. This party, I'll call it the Diogenes Party(DP), will actually only allow persons into their party that meet specific ethical and mental standards. This means that if any party member or prospective member, commits any unethical behavior (lying, fraud, takes lobbyist money or bribes, etc.) or commits any demented type of act (slander, adultery, Clintonish or Bushish stupidities, etc.) they will be removed from the party immediately. Radical behavior would be right out! This party would only allow members to serve up to two terms in Congress or as appointees. All of each member's wealth would be publicly accounted for and monitored quarterly.

The planks of the DP would include:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America will be honored and defended.

2. Diplomacy will be considered first, last, and the only recourse in dealing with problems external to the United States.

3. Protecting the citizens of this country shall consist of the provision and guaranteeing of complete Healthcare (replacement of Medicare, Medicaid, VA Healthcare, and other government healthcare), the primary and continuing education of all (well paid and trained teachers), the best trained and paid law and disaster enforcement personnel, a well educated and equipped military that provides vocational training for retirees/veterans.

4. The public disclosure of all monies paid out of the Treasury department and complete accounting of all taxes.

5. A public accounting (tagged by SSN) of every citizens vote to ensure that each person has complete assurance that their vote was counted as they applied it.

6. Programs to give the wealthiest 10% of this country a system in which to invest their savings that will create jobs, grow the infrastructure of our future, and insure the solvency of this nation.

7. Rebuild the American Dream out of the current nightmare by restoring the Middle Class and raising the lower class above poverty.

8. Work to rebuild the UN into what it was originally meant to be by changing the Security Council to only elected members(no more permanent 5) and pursuing worldwide population reduction and raising the standard of human life to the highest levels possible.

9. The use of taxation primarily to control capitalism from its self destructive tendencies and promote more humane corporate management(better distribution of company salaries and bonuses).

10. Renew/enact laws concerning truth in advertising(FCC) and financial institutions(SEC).

11. Restrict Congressional meeting time to a minimum. Require Congressional personnel to reside in their home states for at least 2/3rds of each year.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).


Rate It | View Ratings

Michael Hayes Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I am a Vietnam Vet disabled by MS and other various diseases.  On average I am a Moderate with slight Conservative leanings although it truly depends on what issue I am concerned with at the time.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Social Medicine, There I Said it!

Freedom of Speech" or License to Lie?

The End of the World, as We Know It

No Trickle from Bailouts!

Now is the Time!

A Party of the First Part?

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: