Libertarian for President 2024
The No Longer A Slave Act
White-Slave Traffic Act of 1910
This Act I will modernize and rewrite to emphasize the servitude of young women to strip clubs and easily prove many such organizations participate in sex trafficking. These women often have to themselves, pay to work at these taxed establishments with no wage, completely without regulation via ONLY cash. They are therefore forced to break tax laws and forced into sexual labor in criminal sex trafficking DE FACTO.
Labor and Tax laws broken by the businesses and young women forced to bear the liability via forced servitude from the day they are hired.
C. C. 2414 Lk 19:8 Philem 16
C. C. 2433 LE 19; 22-23, CA 48
C. C. 2434 Lev 19:13, Duet 24:14-15, 5:4, GS 67; 2
C. C 2435
Legalize Freedom..Decentralize Power...World Peace
Freedom and Justice are not cheap. Whistleblowers give out vital information to save lives when the truth is obfuscated. Now more than ever before we need many strong voices using reason and science to uncover and reveal the Truth. Whether this is about war crimes, Covid-19, weather or man-made catastrophes the Truth is important and vital for safety of all humans. No one owns the Truth or the Rights to Human Dignity. No one holds the gate-keys to science, neither through patents or monetary plateaus. There are problems arising now and soon in the future that will take many people sharing information to solve. There are world and human problems that CAN be solved still like a cure for AIDS, CANCERs. Vaccines are a cure for Covid-19 and should be implemented until the world virus is inoculated. But no one has to trust any world government, person or body with that access or information. There is the struggle to feed 8 billion, 9 billion, 10 billion humans soon. There will need to be expansion of the human population into space or onto the continent Antarctica without disturbing the environment. Mankind may soon be able to create more moons, space rings around Earth, space stations, way-points in space to further expansion. There is a level of trust we must establish between all humans to achieve these goals and cooperation towards these world peace goals. We need bright minds available to achieve these tasks and freedom of thought and expression are vital to our scientific future as humans on Earth and in Space. People like whistleblower Julian Assange and innovator Ross Ulbricht should be freed because they have no victims to their ideas only benefit. #NoVictimNoCrime The government is not God, King, or Pharaoh. Any government is a non-entity and soulless. We have good leaders that struggle with us. That thought recognized can uplift any of us to accomplish greater things TOGETHER.
Keenan Wallace Dunham ran for President 2020 as a Libertarian and endorsed Libertarian Nominee Jo Jorgensen, who is also from South Carolina. Mr. Dunham qualified to be placed on the primary ballots in California and New Hampshire and attended many Libertarian Party debates and state conventions in 2020. Mr. Dunham is Chair of the Horry County Libertarian Party and has aided numerous local candidates running for office since 2016. He is highly active in politics and community service. His campaign for US President consists of four domestic plans to expand the US economy.
Those are to Legalize Cannabis and Hemp nationwide, Legalize Gambling nationwide, Legalize and Regulate Bitcoin and Blockchain ledger technology, and Eliminate the Personal Income Tax.
His campaign also highly focuses on justice and rollback of the police state, the “Deepstate” and foreign intervention. Trade should be the focus of foreign dialogue and the sharing of knowledge. There should not be a restrictive national ID system limiting travel. The NSA, FBI, and HLS should not be allowed to gather citizen’s information without a crime specific warrant, and the 4th and 5th amendments followed regarding seizing or gathering personal information. Personal information is private property. Foreign aid and military bases should be rolled-back to stop foreign countries’ dependence on our resources.
Learn more about Keenan Wallace Dunham on his website:
Contact Information: Keenan Wallace Dunham for United States President 2024 email@example.com (202) 503-9301
Press Release 7/1/2021
Keenan Wallace Dunham Running as a Libertarian for US House Against Incumbent Tom Rice
Tom Rice has failed Myrtle Beach and SC constituents for a decade. Entrenched in the oligarchy of Dixie-crats and dual-party insiders, he has performed well at accomplishing nothing and making sure Myrtle Beach is stifled and the tourism economy is suffering. No infrastructure has been built at the Federal Level for a decade. Crime is rampant across Florence and Horry Counties. Police are without leadership and local leaders are in disarray. I will be the leader that makes SC a modern metropolitan non-50th state.
My plan since I ran against Lindsey Graham has been to bring every possible industry in the world today to South Carolina. This includes myself as a business-man in the Space Industry and Film-Making bringing jobs to South Carolina. I am a fighter and well known as a very sharp operator. I have witnessed Mr. Tom Rice fail to protect Myrtle Beach from crime for a decade now. Horry County Council was on a mission to close all strip clubs in the county since the disappearance of Heather Elvis, and all were closed in the County Proper. There are Law Enforcement Leaders in the county that will answer for their own failures. Covid-19 made last year very difficult for Law Enforcement and all citizens.
I do not base my politics on one singular stance or every answer being wholly Conservative or Liberal. As a local and highly trained Chair of the Horry County Libertarian Party I base my actions on honesty, serving all parties as best I can, and mutual respect. I have been Chair of the Horry County Libertarian Party for 2 years and was just elected for 2 more years. I encourage everyone to get involved in local politics as it is the best way to change your local community for the better, or even your own neighborhood getting involved in some way.
Make your community reflect your love of your country. God Bless.
Press Release 3/17/2020
Keenan Wallace Dunham Running as a Libertarian for US Senator of South Carolina Against Incumbent Lindsey Graham
We have as Americans the right to any kind of peaceful life we choose that respects the liberty of other Americans and indeed all humans. As a Libertarian, I have chosen to run for United States Senate in my homestate of South Carolina. I am running for US Senator of South Carolina to defeat Lindsey Graham because I believe in our state's potential, and I have detailed plans to grow the entire US economy which must be shared with the American people. Lindsey Graham represents old corruption in government as a Senator for seventeen years now and the protege of Strom Thurmond.
Lindsey Graham pushed the pet project of Scana's nuclear plants in 2012 which have failed and wasted $9 Billion dollars of both Federal Loans and raised electric rates of South Carolinians. Now Scana has been hastily sold to Dominion Energy which has control of the power industry in over ten states on the Eastern Seaboard. I campaign to break up the Dominion Energy monopoly. I also have a Libertarian platform I invite everyone to research on Dunham2024.com.
Libertarian principles are based on voluntary government and respecting liberty of all humans. We live by the non aggression principle that we do no harm and respect all other humans liberty and right to prosper. My platforms are all about building prosperity with science and new industries in a free market economy. We have potential to build world peace with coexisting free markets in all useful industries. Free markets and free society is my stated goal and I believe we can easily get there if we recognize that goal.
Thank you for your attention to my campaign and the opportunity to share my ideas, God bless America!
The last three administrations and 20 years of congress have shown that politicians do not compromise anymore and cannot agree on budgets before shutting down the government almost every year multiple times. Term limits should be introduced to cut off the temptation for lobbying, board of directors seats, and endless political careers for representatives. Both congress and senate should be limited to two terms.
The founding fathers did not rely on their government positions to survive and were not beheld financially by being in the positions themselves. Representatives of the People should not expect to be lifelong bureaucrats and the entrenched beltway mentality has to end for the United States to remain fair and free.
Keenan Dunham's campaign aims to rely on compromise with any goals we espouse and also promotes these goals for any person of any political party to take up. It's not personal territory to promote a good idea or plan for the United States. We want to promote the truth of the scientific and technological potential of the country based on intricate plans and ideas we have worked on for years that are all up for debate and improvement by many voices in America. We only hope to be a voice of Reason among the many partisan tendencies going on between Republicans and Democrats these days. In fact, it would benefit the country if there were finally some Libertarians in congress and senate positions and hopefully this will happen in the next few years.
Check out other Libertarian Candidates running for local, state and federal offices on the Libertarian National website, https://www.lp.org
Thank you for doing your own research and we encourage all Americans to do their own research on any issues and on our government.
Liberty Versus Socialism Versus Authoritarianism
The logical progression of Freedom is protecting the rights of all individuals and realizing that Liberty requires lessening the power of the Government. This was the hallmark Libertarian idea of the America Revolution. Socialism, however, is the trend to once again give all our rights to the government to control. Socialism restricts free exchanges and voluntary association and forces all citizens to be beholden to government by soft controls of huge taxes, welfare, medical care, family law, military draft, corporate subsidies, and oligarchy.
Rights are Natural and Inalienable, and deserve restrictions on collective control by any power, whether that be an Armed Force, Police, Corporations, Bureaucrats, of the Federal Government. At the same token, Authoritarianism is also the trend towards control of the populace through aggressive hard controls of police, criminal law, and military. Libertarians believe our rights are independent of both Soft and Hard Controls. The government has no right to criminalize or socialize freedom.
Both Democrats and Republicans favor more government and less free exchange of ideas. They both push war currently and eschew peaceful whistle-blowers.
Our campaign teaches and espouses Liberty for All Americans, and spreads the message of mutual and voluntary association in the USA. Please visit our pages about the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) and Voluntaryism here on the campaign website to read more about Classic Libertarian Philosophy.
We advocate the release of all Political Prisoners, the end of NSA and FBI Mass Surveillance, free association with social media, and protection of personal data on technologies such as cell phones and computers.
The greatest protector of civil liberties is the 5th Amendment of the Constitution which legally protects any American's right to Due Process under the Law.
The Constitution of the United States of America, 5th Amendment:
"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 offense 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."
#NAP Non-Aggression Principle, Murray Rothbard "No one may threaten or commit violence ('aggress') against another man's person or property."
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You
The Non-Aggression Principle is the idea that a recourse sought by a person or the Government on a person should only be taken if that person is responsible for an aggressive recourse in the first place. A person should not be attacked by anyone and only self-defense justifies physical resource. A person whose action harms no one should not be held for a crime, like smoking cannabis in their home. #NoVictimNoCrime
If a crime does occur the state should respond in a manner that is similar to the action taken such as fines for stealing money or goods instead of jail-time. This actually saves tax-payer's money and lets the person work and pay for their crime.
Incarceration actually ruins criminals' lives and leaves them so destitute and ostracized from society that they may never live outside of crime again, and may become habitually institutionalized. Jails are horrible places for teaching bad behavior.
Violence may be employed only against the man who commits such violence; that is, only defensively against the aggressive violence of another. In short, no violence may be employed against a nonaggressor.
The NAP also can be applied to social interaction in that Recourse may be employed only against the person who commits such recourse; that is, only defensively against the aggressive recourse of another. In short, no recourse may be employed against a nonaggressor.
Within social paradigms, the NAP is beneficial, therefore logical, and socially practical. This particular morality is logical and verifiably beneficial in social situation based on quantifiable gains. When the NAP is understood, and practiced it is quantifiable, logical, and objective.
Voluntaryism is the idea that all social contracts including citizenship and laws are negotiable and can be questioned.
All human interaction should be voluntary.
Combining the NAP and Voluntaryism, In any social contract, if I am harmed and wish to avoid aggression from the State, then I may end any and all social contracts immediately, and AM naturally free, what the founding fathers sought is natural self ownership in a free society.
Question the Government, Laws, Leaders, Officials, Corporations, Banks, Federal Reserve at all times, they are all voluntary contracts, all association is voluntary.
The reason for being involved in the processes of government, politics, free speech, debate, discussion, is to voice our concerns from our own lives and everyone should have a respectful place in that. With the NAP as a respectful ideal for Liberty between parties we come to the point where we are all free individuals when we both respect each other and make government and corporations respect us.
If there is a large infraction by the government or corporations they can be held responsible in equal recourse.
This is still a revolutionary idea in the corrupt world we live in today.
Jury Nullification is the concept based on the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) that if the government or any party in a legal case is seeking a punishment that is too great compared to the accusation, that by choice the jury or jurors choose to give a not-guilty verdict because the punishment outweighs the case at hand.
If a person has not harmed another in their actions, then they don't deserve harsh punishment of years of jail from the government. This is most apparent in drug cases where the person is just using and not harming anyone and may even have a dependance which jail would not help them whatsoever.
So based on the NAP, a jury might choose to give a not guilty verdict if they don't agree with the slated punishment for a nonviolent "crime".
The Constitution is the prime law document that all must follow in the United States. Rights are not bestowed by the government or the Constitution. In fact the Constitution and the bill of rights are defined limits on government and restrictions on new laws that infringe natural rights that stem from natural free will. Establishing a government at the beginning of the United States was really needed to protect our rights from foreign tyrants and thus a United group of States was formed.
We have the entire document here because we follow its law in navigating lawful requirements of making changes in laws and government. Also we hope you read the text to better understand the laws you live under.
The Constitution of the United States
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.
No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
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;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;—And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another; nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Control of the Congress.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representatives from each State having one Vote; a quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice-President.
The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;—to Controversies between two or more States;—between a State and Citizens of another State;—between Citizens of different States;—between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,
And deputy from Virginia
New Hampshire John Langdon
Massachusetts Nathaniel Gorham
Connecticut Wm. Saml. Johnson
New York Alexander Hamilton
New Jersey Wil: Livingston
Pennsylvania B Franklin
Delaware Geo: Read
Gunning Bedford jun
Maryland James McHenry
Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer
Virginia John Blair—
James Madison Jr.
North Carolina Wm. Blount
Richd. Dobbs Spaight
South Carolina J. Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Georgia William Few
Attest William Jackson Secretary
Amendment I (1791)
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 (1791)
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 (1791)
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 (1791)
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 (1791)
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 (1791)
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 (1791)
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 (1791)
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX (1791)
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X (1791)
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.
Amendment XI (1795/1798)
The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
Amendment XII (1804)
The Electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;—The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;—The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President—The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
Amendment XIII (1865)
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment XIV (1868)
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Amendment XV (1870)
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment XVI (1913)
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
Amendment XVII (1913)
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
Amendment XVIII (1919)
Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
Amendment XIX (1920)
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment XX (1933)
Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
Section 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.
Section 4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.
Section 5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.
Section 6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.
Amendment XXI (1933)
Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
Amendment XXII (1951)
Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.
Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
Amendment XXIII (1961)
Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:
A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment XXIV (1964)
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment XXV (1967)
Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
Amendment XXVI (1971)
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment XXVII (1992)
No law varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
Eliminate Personal Income Tax
The personal income tax and social security will bankrupt the next generation if we don't make our budgets, collections, and spending reasonable now. Anything the government spends, the American People will have to pay for, whether it's more war, war on drugs, a health system beheld by big pharma and insurance industries.
The personal income tax should be eliminated to 0% without a constitutional amendment, but by choice. Also spending should be drastically cut for the government and social security should be eliminated and paid back to the people's investments so far with saving accounts if they are not already retired. This is not a "Redistribution" OR a "Universal Basic Income", but a reimbursement immediately for people's hard work, and an end to the failed wasteful spending of Congress.
We should not trust the government to decide on any spending without thorough review by the people. The Congress is opaque, hidden, confusing, and unreported on purpose, so $17 trillion could disappear from the Department of Defense, Billions can be spent on failed projects like the bullet train in California or the Scana Nuclear Plant in my homestate of South Carolina and never reimbursed to the people.
Therefore, the government needs to lose some of its spending power. Income tax should be gone, the IRS should not be able to collect our data. "Social Security" should be closed and paid out now, as no one believes the government will have that money in 20 years.
I would enact these changes with congress, eliminate the income tax and enact optional personal savings accounts controlled by the individual for Social Security. Medicare should also be replaced with a health savings account that can be used at a doctor of anyone's choosing.
Legalization of Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain Ledgers
Bitcoin has had failures as being a bastion for black markets. Bitcoin will probably never be desirable because of the illicit activity that could be paid for with a dark web currency. Crimes however don't get hidden by Bitcoin. We should understand the technology of Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain Ledgers for their good used. In fact the technology for Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain ledgers can still be useful for credit card systems, POS, marriage licences, and land deeds. For some ledgers Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain Technology are faster and can include identity information securely and act as a back-up to written records.
I envision an entire Blockchain encryption for the federal government that is streamlined with social security number secured and a login to the system available, and the Blockchain at all times masks unauthorized information from chain of custody for each government department. So when an official opens a document on the open system, their access date and time and so on is saved on a Blockchain. Blockchains are tamper proof from the start of their system so what fields are visible in a blockchain are visible for the life of that blockchain. So the government system would be strictly lawful, constitution based access. Police data with arrests variable and dismissal of charges possible would not be on a blockchain I would estimate, since clearing of records takes a crime off forever. Also hospitals would need a voice of how they would want to interact with this system, but it is worth investigating as an option and crypto-currencies should be legalized and regulated.
Legalization of Cannabis/Hemp/THC/CBD
Cannabis is no more dangerous than alcohol and has hundreds of medical uses which have been clearly shown to save and improve lives. Cancer, Aids, Autistic, Epilepsy, Fibro Myalgia, Depression and Anorexia patients can all benefit from Cannabis THC and CBD, and doctors have the right to prescribe it. Hemp can be used in manufacturing of concrete, clothes, food, paper, and bio-fuel.
For a free market with all scientific technology available without the government picking winners and losers we should 100% legalize Cannabis and Hemp in all 50 states. Cannabis has untapped potential in medical research and eventually doctors may do Zero atmosphere research in space to find the cure for cancer and understand the healing properties it has for many other conditions.
Keenan Wallace Dunham is a scientist who actually understands technology and the need for open and free markets for the future of the United States.
Gambling is an activity the government already has a hand in profiting from. The Billion Dollar State Lottery businesses are already profitable and used to offset education costs. Gambling should be legal across the United States 100%, internet, sports gambling, and casinos. Regulation should be made so players can't gamble on their sports. This should only be allowed at the Professional Sports level first, and perhaps once regulations are adopted a test market for on site gambling should be attempted with the current gambling industry involved. When you bring an industry out of the dark that doesn't in of itself harm anyone, the illicit and underground factors can fall away like the legalized cannabis industry. This is still a process that takes time. I campaign to Legalize Gambling, but not to mandate it everywhere as states and municipalities can still ban casinos. However I think we are ready for online poker gambling and sports betting nationwide which are allowed by the constitution already.
Space is a place for Scientific Research and Resource Gathering. It is full of resources and opportunities beyond current human understanding and the Human Species is an infant in the vastness of the universe. Space is not a place for militaries, nationalism, and other terrestrial habits. We have dreamed of a future in space as a human species and that dream is just beginning. The Dunham campaign has researched Space Colonization for the last ten years and all NASA patents should be made public domain and NASA should be privatized to allow non-government organization (NGO) expansion into space.
There should never be land or resource competition in space. We should share research and resources globally and also vertically among all economic classes. Therefore research done in space should be shared with anyone. Research in space is vital because zero gravity and zero atmosphere research often results in various results different than terrestrial research in medicine, chemistry, physics and robotics. There should be an atmosphere of shared knowledge in the space community. Therefore we would like to make all past NASA research public domain and free to access. Having NASA as a federal institution tempts politicians to use it for military purposes so it should be privatized and it's resources shared with the public.
From space tourism, to satellite launches, to space repairs, to space trash recycling, to resource gathering, NGOs should be allowed to explore and benefit from space with a Free Market. It is not for military advancement, but for prosperity of humans that we should explore and eventually colonize space. This takes one step in the right direction at a time. Farming techniques should also be researched in the space environment, in greenhouses on the Moon and Mars as well.
Two planning mistakes that slowed down NASA in the past were ignoring food growing research and having a moon base.
The human placement on Mars is not the number one goal for space. That is just a Hollywood and Nationalism show. Space should be colonized one small step at a time and actually the phase we are in now should include more robots building infrastructure than humans traveling too far than their bodies can even endure. A Mars trip for a human takes too long and is too strenuous at this time. The amount of muscle loss in space and also excess weight of current space suits on Mars' gravity makes that pursuit currently a fallacy.
NGOs could be building a solar panel highway for robots to build space infrastructure for us to the Moon. Establish a habitable resource independent Moon Base with greenhouse farms. Opportunities for NGO's should be open but not subsidized, so NGO'S find avenues that provide resourceful results, not government waste. That is another reason NASA should be privatized. Bureaucrats are not scientists. An endless Mars Mission is an endless waste of tax dollars. Space is best held in the works of scientists and NGOs that seek to discover cures for diseases, farming techniques, space robotics, green energy and resource gathering. Space is an endless new market that needs to be opened up. To accomplish this NASA and its research must be given to the public domain.
Restore Civil Liberties and End Political Targeting
The Basis of Law in the United States of America is ONLY THE CONSTITUTION. Although Laws and Arms of the government have been enacted such as the Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Department none of these may act against the specific tenets of the Constitution.
The constant erosion of justice in the United States and Politicization of Law Enforcement stems from unclear mandates of large organizations like Homeland Security and FBI which since the Patriot Act have been allowed to pursue both foreign and domestic crime fighting and actually compete against each other at times. The United States is neither a police state or police of the world. Both the Homeland Security and FBI have exceeded their mandates over the rights of Americans at times in their histories.
We should repeal the Patriot Act and disband the Homeland Security department, and align all government branch actions back in line with the Constitution. The Constitution is a living document which does not create rights for citizens as those are inalienable, but it codifies and establishes protections for those natural rights of all Americans. It would be a completely legal action for the next president to re-align the branches of the government back into lawful representation of the Constitution.
Mr. Dunham's campaign also highly focuses on justice and rollback of the police state, the “Deepstate” and foreign intervention. Trade should be the focus of foreign dialogue and the sharing of knowledge. There should not be a restrictive national ID system limiting travel. The NSA, FBI, and HLS should not be allowed to gather citizen’s information without a crime specific warrant, and the 5th amendment followed regarding seizing or gathering personal information. Personal information is private property. Foreign aid and military bases should be rolled-back to stop foreign countries’ dependence on our resources.
Abortion is a very personal issue for families and women. I personally would not ever want an abortion for myself or so. I have suffered the loss of children in miscarriage in relationships before. As a Libertarian, I believe women should have the right to decide if they want to carry a child or not and to have an abortion if they have to. Men are responsible to a child that is born but sometimes don't want to take responsibility, so abortions in the first six months should be allowed.
However I do not believe in partial birth abortions or post-birth means which are infanticide. Once a baby is born everything should be done to save the child. Also Planned Parenthood has shown many times that they waste money as a for-profit company and do not deserve to get any state funds. If abortions are included in medical insurance that is fine, but planned parenthood should lose all state-funding immediately.
Sex education should also explain abstinence and adoption as options other than abortion.
Compromise and even working together for new solutions is needed in this and many issues going on these days. I would always work directly with other parties, and keep a peaceful dialogue going to goal oriented solutions.
Healthcare is becoming a large and important part of the future of the United States. With Baby Boomers retiring there will be a need to strengthen the American Healthcare System. The Dunham 2020 campaign proposes to do this without creating any government controlled mandates for healthcare. The entire health industry combined with government spending on health is currently $4.5 Trillion. If this was absorbed by Government then Welfare would grow to 70% of government spending at $6 Trillion. We cannot create a socialist program that is insolvent at the start because we could crash the economy with our National Debt at $23 Trillion and growing.
Making all healthcare owned by the government is illogical in that the government would be nominally seizing all hospitals to be owned by the government. Although that step is not explained, if all hospitals may only work through the government and they incur debt or fail to make a profit, who collects their debt and will own them? The financial sector will have to throw up its hands and let the government own all the hospitals and set Doctors and Nurses pay eventually. It is deceitful to propose a government mandated payment system and not even budget the added costs, all while our government is running on huge deficits every year now. Those yearly deficits are adding up to $6.2 Trillion just in the first four years of Trump.
We need solutions that will increase the strength of the healthcare industry, and help the actual giving services of a doctor or nurse to be competitive. Our solution to this also touches the Dunham 2020 education plan. We propose a Heal for America program that forgives all Federal School Debt for Doctors and Nurses after they have worked in healthcare for 5 years. We also propose expanding Visas for Immigrant Nurses, Doctors, and Doctors training in Residency Programs.
The only healthcare comes from medical professionals, and reducing their debt and making it easier for anyone to go into that profession is a REAL solution to the growing Healthcare Industry. Neither insurance companies or government bureaucrats provide healthcare. Medical care should be in the hands of citizens choice and direct access to doctors in a free market. We also propose privatizing Medicare and adding an option for all Medicare funds to be placed in a Medical Savings account completely under control by the citizen. Doing so citizens could opt of of Medicare at any time and control their own money and healthcare.
Path to Citizenship vs Illegal Immigration
-What is Illegal about Immigration?
1. “Illegal Immigrants” is an incorrect terminology, there are no Illegal Immigrants, only undocumented immigrants and documented immigrants
2. Punishments against being visible discourage documentation; ie. threats of deportation, detainment, loss of benefits. All punishments to seeking documentation because of the false stigma of “Illegal Immigration” discourage both seeking citizenship and being visible or documented.
3. The solution is to have a peaceful, step-by-step process from undocumented to VISA to Green Card to Full Citizenship without ANY threats of detainments or deportation discouraging being documented.
4. The secondary problem of finding violent felons can be washed out by requiring any immigrant to have a photo ID, and through the documentation process violent felons would be barred from becoming full citizens and background checks would be required for VISA, Green Card and Full Citizenship.
5. Finally, the only barring to becoming a citizen should be violent felonies, so the archaic 100-year-old rule of “liable to become public charge” rule needs to be abolished as it can be interpreted to bar sick, pregnant, mentally lacking, poor, or disabled immigrants from entering the USA, seeking citizenship, documentation status and the Trump admin is trying to deport immigrants based on this rule. Why should a disabled or pregnant person not seek citizenship? This is a barbaric and callous rule that is contested in the courts currently and the Trump administration is blocked from fully executing it.
To reform immigration we need to separate each issue and address the process in a humane manner giving all immigrants a path to citizenship.
My campaign proposes having unlimited Photo ID workers visas available for working adult immigrants. All deportations and detainments must stop immediately. Finally, the “liable to become public charge” rule should be abolished forever. With these changes enacted any immigrant can seek citizenship peacefully and the path to citizenship is never mired or conflated with “illegal” status for someone seeking citizenship.
As far as our relationship with Mexico, we should be partners in fighting cartels with Mexico, and have an individual trade deal with Mexico as they are one of our closest neighbors. They should be close partners with us and we should share ideas and technology with Mexico as our number one trading partner.
Camino a la ciudadanía en oposicion a la inmigración ilegal
-¿Qué tiene de ilegal la inmigración?
1. “Inmigrantes ilegales” es una terminología incorrecta, no
hay inmigrantes ilegales, solo inmigrantes indocumentados
e inmigrantes documentados.
2. Los castigos contra la visibilidad desalientan la
documentación; es decir. amenazas de deportación,
detención, pérdida de beneficios. Todos los castigos a la
búsqueda de documentación debido al falso estigma de la
"Inmigración Ilegal" desalientan tanto la búsqueda de la
ciudadanía como ser visible o documentado.
3. La solución es tener un proceso pacífico, paso a paso,
desde indocumentados a VISA, tarjeta verde
hasta ciudadanía plena sin NINGUNA amenaza de detenciones
o deportación que desalienten ser documentados.
4. El problema secundario de encontrar delincuentes violentos
puede desaparecer al exigir a cualquier inmigrante que tenga
una identificación con foto, y a través del proceso de
documentación se les prohibirá a los delincuentes violentos
convertirse en ciudadanos plenos y se requerirán verificaciones
de antecedentes para VISA, Green Card y Full Ciudadanía.
5. Finalmente, el único impedimento para convertirse en
ciudadano deben ser los delitos violentos, por lo que
la arcaica regla de los 100 años de la regla de "sujeto a
carga pública" debe ser abolida, ya que puede interpretarse
para prohibir la enfermedad, el embarazo y la enfermedad mental.
los inmigrantes que carecen, pobres o discapacitados ingresan
a los EE. UU., buscan la ciudadanía, el estado de la documentación
y el administrador de Trump está tratando de deportar a los
inmigrantes según esta regla. ¿Por qué una persona discapacitada
o embarazada no debe solicitar la ciudadanía? Esta es una regla
bárbara e insensible que se disputa actualmente en los tribunales
y la administración Trump no puede ejecutarla por completo.
Para reformar la inmigración, necesitamos separar cada tema y
abordar el proceso de manera humana, dando a todos los inmigrantes
un camino hacia la ciudadanía.
Mi campaña propone tener visas ilimitadas para trabajadores con
identificación con foto disponibles para inmigrantes adultos que
trabajan. Todas las deportaciones y detenciones deben detenerse
de inmediato. Finalmente, la regla de "ser responsable de la carga
pública" debería abolirse para siempre. Con estos cambios promulgados,
cualquier inmigrante puede buscar la ciudadanía pacíficamente y el
camino hacia la ciudadanía nunca se enreda ni se combina con el estado
"ilegal" para alguien que busca la ciudadanía.
En cuanto a nuestra relación con México, debemos ser compañeros en la
lucha contra los carteles con México y tener un acuerdo comercial
individual con México, ya que son uno de nuestros vecinos más cercanos.
Deben ser compañeros cercanos con nosotros y debemos compartir ideas y
tecnología con México como nuestro compañeros comercial número uno.
Smart Guns for Law Enforcement
Smart guns, or RFID technology, should be made available to police across the United States. Smart guns would save more police lives and civilian lives. Police would be less likely to have their weapon taken from them during their work. The technology also monitors usage statistics to keep police honest.
This is a better path than taking away 2nd amendment rights in the United States. Keenan Wallace Dunham is for strong protection of the 2nd amendment for home security.
The Opioid Epidemic has claimed family and friends in my own life and we need to address this issue from a medical stand point and treat the addiction humanely. Prison is not the humane way to treat some one with a medical addiction.
Both prescription and black market abuse of opioids have caused a death toll of Tens of Thousands of deaths in the last decades. Abuse of these drugs has not been addressed as an addiction problem. Law enforcement can do little to stem the tide of prescription abuse and truly Pharmaceutical Companies have to be held accountable for marketing and pushing opioids such as oxycotin on the public.
Most of the public probably has not ever heard of the "War Book" Big Pharma used to push marketing for opioids to doctors, insurance companies and hospitals to basically indoctrinate them into being drug dealers themselves. When a strained medical system is presented with an easy fix like a drug, and costs are perceived to be saved there has to be oversight that the drug is not harmful long term.
This was not done with opioids and thousands were addicted and killed by the drugs. Simple Law Enforcement would not have solved the opioid epidemic and prescriptions to opioids should be limited to small increments.
Also treatment should be the norm for anyone addicted to opioids and prison is not a solution for addiction. All drug use should be decriminalized and any non-violent offender incarcerated only for possession should be released from prison. Big Pharma should have to foot the bill for nationwide drug addiction counseling and treatment. The Federal Government has won lawsuits against Big Pharma and that money should have been used for a national drug addiction hotline and treatment options across the United States.