Sweep the U.S. Congress Clean
THE STARS & STRIPES REFORM PARTY
We are losing the political heritage entrusted to us by the Founding Fathers. Their vision of a constitutionally restrained government has been violated many times by Presidents and the U.S. Congress. Politics in Washington D.C. today is totally dysfunctional due to partisan politics, doing more harm than good. Both parties are battling for power while out-of-control spending and an exploding national debt threaten to plunge the United States into a devastating depression.
Mission: The Stars & Stripes Reform Party is dedicated to reforming politics in Washington D.C. and rescinding laws, policies and practices that violate constitutional principles. We support loyalty to the U.S. Constitution, state sovereignty, limited government and free market principles. We shall reduce the deficit, national debt, spending, create jobs, inspire economic growth and govern in harmony with the Constitution. We offer a no-nonsense blueprint for governing with a broad legislative agenda and goals and objectives that are practical, achievable and designed to yield desired outcomes into the future. Independents, moderates, libertarians, conservatives and disillusioned democrats would welcome this platform for 2014 and 2016 elections.
Governing Principles: Constitutional safeguards meant to limit and restrain government, promote freedom and prosperity and empower citizens have been grossly abused. To set the U.S. back on track, damages done to the Constitution and rights of citizens and states shall be reversed, as follows:
Cost, Size and Scope of Government:
U.S. Borders and Illegal Immigration: Twelve million illegal aliens are in the U.S. because it’s impossible to effectively: (1) seal 7,458 miles of borders between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. and 5,089 miles of shores of eastern, western and southern states; and (2) prevent people from going where they are determined to go (e.g., East Germans bolted to West Berlin despite armed guards, attack dogs and high walls). The only solution is to make it illegal and penalize those who fail to ascertain the legal status of foreigners by contacting E-Verify before assisting, sheltering and hiring them. Proposed penalties, if adopted, would make it difficult for them to remain in the U.S. after entering. Billions of dollars a year would be saved by the federal government and states every year without the need to increase budgets.
Ethics and Standards of Conduct: Members swear an Oath to execute their duties in a manner worthy of trust given by constituents and to govern with integrity. Soon, lobbyists, special interests, campaign donors, unions, etc., relentlessly seek favors resulting in onerous and costly laws, policies and job-killing regulations. Special Prosecutors appointed by the U.S. Attorney General shall investigate violations of the following standards and report findings to Congress within 90 days. Findings of wrongdoing shall result in reprimand, censure, or expulsion from Congress. Criminal violations shall be referred to law enforcement authorities. The following standards shall be adopted.
Adoption of the Governing Principles and Standards of Conduct Will:
America will arrive at a fork in the road in 2014 and 2016, forced to decide which way to turn -- go left and be on a slippery slope to socialism, tyranny and one-world order, or go right to restore America’s founding principles. The GOP is divided and dispirited. If democrats regain the House in 2014 it could mean 10 more years of radicals in control of government and would allow for two or three liberal Justices added to the U.S. Supreme Court. The stage would then be set for transforming America into a tyrannical centralized government under Marxist dogma and doctrine.
We must unite to return power to the people in order to reverse the decline and destabilization of America. Voters yearn for a new generation of politicians energized by a vision of America held by the nation’s founders. The U.S. Congress should be swept clean of career politicians and replaced by leaders and members who are dedicated fiscal conservatives, articulate, dynamic and courageous. Voters want to be given a choice between how democrats and the GOP govern and how a new political Party would govern. The Stars & Stripes Reform Party provides that choice. Churchill said, "A politician thinks about the next election -- the statesman thinks about the next generation." We are that generation.
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A Few Words about Me
I'm not a member of a political group or movement. I served with the U.S. Army in various roles for 37 years in Washington, D.C. and foreign countries, experiences that formed a deep appreciation for the freedoms Americans enjoy, as well as an awareness of dangers that exist within and beyond our borders. Stars & Stripes Party's Contract with America II is based on my love of country and a growing fear that there's an enemy within masking itself as “the party of the people” while striving to transform America into a centralized tyrannical regime dedicated to replacing the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights with Marxist dogma.
During 15 years in Korea, Vietnam, Iran, and Germany, I was exposed to diverse histories, religions, cultures, traditions, etc. Not once, however, did I observe the same degree of respect for freedom, liberty, opportunity, public safety and order that we enjoy. It’s said that one must travel to foreign lands to fully appreciate the gifts of liberty and freedom we take for granted. I agree wholeheartedly.
God had a presence in this land before its discovery. Columbus’ journals reveal that the reason for his explorations was to carry the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to undiscovered lands. I believe God guided the first ships to our shores with persecuted freedom-loving Christians. What makes America special is evident from her origins as a Christian nation. God continues to bless America as it remains loyal to Christian doctrine imbedded in founding documents created by leaders who began each session of the First Continental Congress praying on their knees.
Christianity’s loyalty to freedom and Islam’s goal to dominate the world in the name of Allah is the reason for today’s war on terrorism. Prophets of the Bible predict that the war to end all wars, Armageddon, will take place in Israel. Could Islam’s reliance on terrorism as the means for gaining control of the world be the trigger that causes earth’s final conflict between good and evil?
Tony Greco, Oro Valley, AZ