The results from my exploratory committee are in and I am extremely proud to announce that as of today, July 16, 2019, I am a candidate for President of the United States of America. I realize that I am a true wildcard but I believe that once the American people understand what I intend to do and where I stand on legitimate issues, I will garner their support. RBG wrote, “Real change, enduring change happens one step at a time.”
I am not about making radical changes to the system with one exception. Do you remember Grover Norquist and the pledge he coerced Republicans to sign to not raise taxes? On Inauguration Day, I will ask each and every member of Congress to pledge not to run for more than 2 terms in office. Career politicians and political partisanship has all but destroyed the proper functioning of our government. If they refuse, it will be a spring board to secure a Constitutional amendment to ensure term limits.
I believe that in our democratic republic, the emphasis should be on democratic. That is what makes our society work. One of my goals will be to restore and emphasize the rights of all Americans. An American’s rights should not be recognized in one administration and withdrawn by the next. That is not American. I will also push for a Constitutional amendment to clarify what a “person” is in the election process which will reaffirm existing campaign finance legislation. The one thing that separated us from other countries and truly made America great was our democracy, our recognition of and support for the rights of man.
Healthcare, prescription medication, taxes and more will be discussed in future posts. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments and concerns. Please visit my website at https://rpook.com. I look forward to presenting my vision of what America should be and discussing that vision with all of you.