TAX POLICY

The fairest tax system is one in which everyone pays. So, rich, poor, or somewhere in between, if you breathe our air, drink our water, and sleep under the blanket of security provided by our military, you should pay taxes.

But, "We the People" will never be truly free until we abolish the complex, corrupt, confiscatory and unfair progressive income tax system that has robbed us of our wealth and liberty since the early 1900s.

The solution I propose is to simply return to the indirect and direct taxing methods written into the Constitution by the Founding Fathers. These two methods, which funded the Federal government for the first 125 years of America's existence, have never been repealed and are available for our use today.

This proposal will be implemented in two phases. Phase 1: by Presidential proclamation and Phase 2: through legislation.

Presidential Proclamation

In the Art of War, Sun Tzu wrote: "To win without fighting is best."

And, the most effective way to win without fighting is to disarm your opponent. Therefore, the most effective way for "We the People" to disarm and rein in our out-of-control Federal government is to defund it by participating in the greatest act of civil disobedience in modern American history - a tax revolt.

As a U.S. Senator, I will present the Proclamation of Freedom to the President. This powerful, 2-page document protects you from harm when you participate in the "21st Century American Revolution", a peaceful revolution in which all American citizens and businesses will stop filing tax returns and paying Federal Income Taxes.

How will the President protect you from harm?  By using the power of the Presidential pardon, granted exclusively in Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which states: "The President....shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."

The pardon is an exclusive Presidential power with the following characteristics:

1) it cannot be reviewed, blocked, or overturned;

2) a conviction is not required;

3) a pardon may be granted to a large group of people; and,

4) a pardon may be granted preemptively.

Immediately after the President signs it, the Proclamation of Freedom will begin protecting you from any harm that may be inflicted by the IRS, the Department of Justice, or the Courts that keep 325 million Americans living in fear today.

Legislation

As a U.S. Senator from Texas, I will then introduce the 6-page Economic Freedom Act, a powerful piece of legislation that, when passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, will repeal the income tax, capital gains tax, estate tax, gift tax and other laws, and restore to ALL American citizens a level of liberty and prosperity not experienced in this country for more than 100 years.

But, how will Congress be persuaded to pass the Economic Freedom Act?

By signing the Proclamation of Freedom, approximately $3 TRILLION will stop flowing into the U.S. treasury, which puts the President in a very strong position to negotiate its passage. And, he is going to need our help.

Every moment Congress delays will mean a flood of phone calls, letters, emails and visits to their offices by angry Americans demanding they pass the bill. And, we'll take the names of those Representatives and Senators who resist and vote them out of office in the next election.

No other candidate has a vision, or plan, this powerful.

The Economy

During my research into the history of our tax system, the Federal Reserve system, and my analysis of the federal budget, I came to the conclusion that, no matter what one's individual socioeconomic condition is, there are only four things anyone can do with their money: 1) spend it, 2) save it, 3) invest it, or 4) give it away.

When we eliminate both the corporate and individual income tax, approximately $3 TRILLION of our money will be returned to "We the People" to spend, save, invest and give away in our states and communities where we live, according to our individual values. Now, that's true economic freedom!

In addition, eliminating the corporate income tax will bring approximately $3 TRILLION in corporate capital, currently being held in offshore accounts, back to America.

Economic law teaches us that the activity generated by the injection of $6 TRILLION of existing capital into the U.S. economy, from the bottom up, will bring about the greatest economic boom in world history.

This economic activity will be taxed at the state and local levels to fund education, infrastructure, health care, welfare and other services authorized by the state legislatures, but, unconstitutional at the Federal level.

In addition, eliminating the corporate and individual income tax will return, to individuals and businesses, approximately $34 BILLION in annual tax compliance costs and approximately 16.4 BILLION hours of tax preparation time.

All of this can be accomplished without one dollar of debt being incurred or one dollar being created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve.

Ask yourself this question - "Why haven't the so-called "experts" in academia, Wall Street and Washington, D.C. proposed such a plan?"

Perhaps they have no intention of restoring liberty and prosperity to us.

As a U.S. Senator from Texas, I intend to introduce legislation to do just that.

Energy Policy

God has blessed America with abundant natural resources and we MUST implement an energy policy allowing us to use them all in the most efficient manner possible.

As a U.S. Senator from Texas, I support the following energy policy:

  • Drill here! Drill now!
  • Build nuclear power plants
  • Develop wind and solar power where practical

These resources will provide adequate energy for an ever-expanding population, facilitate economic growth, and ensure the world's highest standard of living for "We the People" for centuries to come. The result will be a reduction in America's dependence on foreign sources of energy.

And, as a further global benefit, when we use less of the world's energy resources, those resources become available for developing nations to increase their standard of living and improve the lives of billions of people.

Bill of Rights

There are twenty-seven (27) Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The first ten (10) amendments, all ratified on December 15, 1791, are known as the "Bill of Rights".

As a U.S. Senator from the state of Texas, I will support and defend them all.

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the "Bill of Rights."

Amendment I (1)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II (2)

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III (3)

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV (4)

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V (5)

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI (6)

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII (7)

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII (8)

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX (9)

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X (10)

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Immigration Policy

I support legal immigration and stand firmly against illegal immigration.

As a U.S. Senator from Texas, I will support the following immigration policy:

  • Enforce the Federal immigration laws, as written
  • Build the wall along the southern border, physically where feasible, and technologically in other situations
  • No amnesty for illegal aliens
  • No social benefits for illegal aliens
  • Impose sanctions on companies who hire illegal aliens

National Security

The Federal government exists for two purposes: to preserve the Union and protect our rights.

Under our republican form of government, "We the People" elect representatives to serve in Congress for the purpose of voting for legislation that reflects our will. The actions of Congress must conform to the powers expressly granted to it in the Constitution.

Regarding national security, the Constitution gives Congress the following power:

Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 - To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 12 - To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 13 - To provide and maintain a navy.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 14 - To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 - To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 16 - To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.

As a U.S. Senator from Texas, a Vietnam-era U.S. Marine veteran, and a believer in the strict construction of the Constitution, I will:

  • Vote to declare war, if actionable intelligence specifically identifies an enemy who presents a direct threat to the security of the United States of America, and if there is a plan in place to swiftly, surely and sufficiently defeat such enemy.
  • Vote to defend America's allies, in accordance with applicable treaties.
  • Vote against the unconstitutional Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF).

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) was established on October 24, 1945. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

Despite its good intentions, the UN has proven itself to be a largely ineffective and corrupt organization.

It is for this reason that I, as a U.S. Senator from Texas, will propose legislation to:

  • Remove the United Nations from U.S. soil
  • Suspend the billions of dollars in annual fees the United States pays
  • Convert the United Nations building in New York City into a world class university focused on teaching math, science, the English language and free-market economics

Abortion

In December of 2013, I met a very interesting 40 year-old woman at a conference in New York City. She was of Puerto Rican heritage and lived in Queens. At that time, I was preparing to make the announcement that I would be the American Citizen Party candidate for President of the United States in 2016.

My being from Texas, she was curious about my views on a variety of subjects, so, after the conference, we decided to go out for some coffee and good conversation.

As it turned out, we were in agreement on most everything, including abortion. It was our mutual belief that life begins at conception; those clumps of cells are human; abortion is morally objectionable; more than 50 million babies had been killed since the Supreme Court's Roe v Wade decision in 1973; abortion should only be available in cases of rape, incest, or medical emergencies; and, the incidence of abortion could be dramatically reduced if women would merely make better choices before engaging in sexual intercourse.

At the end of that discussion, however, she shocked me with this statement: "Bob, even though I agree with you, I can tell you now that there isn't a woman in America who cares what you believe, or what any other man believes, about abortion. It is a women's issue and men simply have no say in the matter."

And, judging from women's discussions I've read and witnessed on this volatile subject, I believe she is right.

So, I will simply say this: As a U.S. Senator from Texas, I will stand firmly on the side of the innocent babies and will vote to protect their lives.