On to Victory!
July 4, 2002
I want to express my deep gratitude to the
American public for its overwhelming and encouraging response to my
candidacy for the presidency of the United States in 2004. Thank you,
Wanda, Donna, Greg, and Tom!
At this rate, victory
appears well within reach, without the need for campaign tours, financing,
media exposure, and hype. How am I planning to defeat the forces arrayed
against me? Simple: the chain letter.
If each of my
supporters acts now, each sending my message to two others who would
like to live under the U.S. Constitution again, and each of them in turn
recruiting two more, we can build a majority well before November 2004.
Do the math. The Internet will greatly accelerate our progress.
Swelling numbers of
Americans now realize that the United States is ripe for regime
change, and that President George W. Bush has already proven
himself a nonessential government employee. One can
hardly imagine a more radical regime change than a return to lawful
administration, as I have already made clear, the Federal Government will
cease to collect income taxes, and monies already appropriated will be
impounded and returned to the taxpayer. As soon as possible, taxpayers
will virtually cease to exist. At least nobody will pay taxes above the
level Americans paid under the reign of King George III.
A modest tax on tea
should suffice to finance the legitimate operations of the government.
What is the point of celebrating our independence from England, unless our
own government is at least as mild as that of King George?
Constitution forbids depriving people of their property without due
process of law. Punitive taxes at current levels, levied on people who have
committed no crime, flagrantly violate this principle. In fact, such taxes
would constitute cruel and unusual punishment even for
most convicted criminals.
Worse yet, the
national debt, now in the trillions of dollars, means that
every American infant born today owes about $120,000.
Where is a child supposed to get that kind of money? If this
debt has been imposed on him without his consent, before
he was even conceived, it is a shameless lie to tell him he enjoys
self-government. Indeed, nobody has the right to impose
debt on anyone else. I will demand the repudiation of the national
But wont this
destroy the credit of the United States? Thats the idea. The
government will never again be able to borrow money and bequeath its
debt to another child. The technical name for this is liberty.
briefly take up a few other issues.
What about the words
under God in the Pledge of Allegiance? I would delete them.
Lest you suspect Im pandering to the atheist vote, I would repeal
the entire Pledge. Americans should not be taught that they owe their
allegiance to the government; the government is supposed to be their
servant, not their master. The Pledge has helped make Americans the
submissive sheep they are today.
Gun control? The
Second Amendment, like the rest of the Bill of Rights, limits the powers
of the Federal Government. It clearly forbids any Federal gun control. Its
chief purpose is to enable the security of a free state
which is what the original states were. They were supposed to be
able to defend themselves, by taking arms if necessary, against Federal
usurpations of power.
Today, of course, this
would be impossible. In contrast to the days of the Civil War, when the
states could defend themselves for several years, state resistance to the
Federal Government would be crushed within hours. The purpose of the
Second Amendment can only be realized when the Federal Government
itself is disarmed. It must be deprived of all weapons and forces that
enable it, or might enable it, to exercise tyranny over the states. This
would entail a drastic reduction of the entire U.S. military establishment
and the misnamed defense budget.
Such a reduction would
leave the U.S. Government harmless. It would no longer be capable of
antagonizing people, including terrorists, all over the
world. Why do so many Americans fear the loss of imperial power?
Wed be much better off without it, like all the formerly imperial
nations of Europe, which were spared last September 11. Why should we be
taxed to buy ourselves so much trouble?