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 2024 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 $30 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 2024 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.