The Shields 8 Point Platform 

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"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy

1. INTRODUCE FAIR TAX and BALANCE BUDGET AMENDMENT.

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THIS AMENDMENT WILL PROVIDE THAT THE UNITED STATES MAY NO LONGER SPEND MORE MONEY THAN IT MAKES. A SIMPLE YET HIGHLY CONTESTED VIEW IN GOVERNMENT. THE AMENDMENT WILL ALLOW IN TIMES OF GREAT EXCEPTION THE ABILITY TO BORROW MONIES NOT YET RECEIVED TO PAY FOR IMMEDIATE MILITARY THREATS AND GREAT NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF. THE AMENDMENT ALSO INTRODUCES THE FAIR TAX AND REMOVES THE IRS's ABILITY TO SEIZE MONEY FROM HARD WORKING U.S. CITIZENS. THIS TAX WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE COLLECTED. INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT REACHING INTO YOUR POCKET EVERY MONTH AND TAKING TAXES OUT, A SIMPLE NATIONAL SALES TAX WILL BE ADDED TO THE SALES OF GOODS AND SERVICES. THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO DECIDE WHEN AND WHERE YOU WILL PAY TAXES AND EVERYONE WILL PAY THE SAME TAX, I.E. FAIR TAX. THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT A PROGRESSIVE TAX (THE MORE MONEY YOU SPEND THE MORE TAX YOU PAY) AND NOT A REGRESSIVE TAX WHICH MANY SKEPTICS HAVE CLAIMED. PLUS IT REMOVES THE BUSINESS AND PAYROLL TAXES WHICH DETERS BUSINESS GROWTH. WITH THE PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF THE FAIR TAX AND BALANCE BUDGET AMENDMENT THE I.R.S. WILL IN FACT BE SPLIT INTO TWO PARTS, THE FEDERAL REVENUE ALLOCATION DEPARTMENT WHICH WILL COLLECT SALES TAX PAID (IMAGINE GOING FROM KEEPING UP WITH 350 MILLION PEOPLE DOWN TO 50 STATES AND A HAND FULL OF TERRITORIES); THE EXTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE WHICH WILL COLLECT INCOME TAXES ON NON-CITIZENS EARNING WAGES WITHIN THE US AND THE COLLECTION OF TARIFFS ON IMPORTED AND EXPORTED GOODS.

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2. REPEAL AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

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I WILL NOT SUPPORT ANY LEGISLATION THAT GROWS THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT AND KILLS MILLIONS OF JOBS IN THE PROCESS. THIS LAW HAS HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO PROVE ITS WORTH AND HAS FALLEN WELL SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS. THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES NEED RELIEF FROM THIS TERRIBLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION AND AS A MEMEBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, I WILL GIVE THEM THAT RELIEF BY VOTING TO DELETE IT FROM OUR LAWS.

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3. STRENGTHEN PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS.

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FOR FAR TOO LONG THE GOVERNMENT HAS MAINTAINED A THREAT BASE FOR TAX COLLECTION, I.E. HOME AND PROPERTY SEIZURES. THROUGH THIS NEW TAX SYSTEM THE I.R.S. WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE AUTHORITY NOR NEED TO THREATEN HOMEOWNERS WITH FORECLOSURE AND PROPERTY LIQUIDATION. ALONG WITH THIS AMENDMENT I PLAN TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION THAT WILL PREVENT THE SEIZING (THROUGH IMMINENT DOMAIN) OF ANY PRIMARY HOME AND PROPERTY OF ANY US CITIZEN.

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4. BRING AN END TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE.

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WITH THE PASSAGE AND RATIFICATION OF THE FAIR TAX AND BALANCE BUDGET AMENDMENT THE FEDERAL DEBT WILL EVENTUALLY BE PAID IN FULL AND CREATE A "RAINY DAY FUND" TO DRAW ON IN TIMES OF NEED WITHOUT BORROWING MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE. ON TOP OF MAKING THE RESERVE OBSOLETE THERE NEEDS TO BE STRICT OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE. A CLEAN AUDIT SHOULD BE PERFORMED TO DISCOVER JUST WHERE TAX PAYER DOLLARS HAVE GONE. THIS ENTITY IS A PRIVATE BUSINESS AND NO PART OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THEM.

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5. REINTRODUCE THE MARIHUANA TAX ACT OF 1937.

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THE ORIGINAL LEGISLATION THAT OUTLAWED MARIJUANA IN THE US CAN CAREFULLY BE REWRITTEN TO LEGALIZE IT. WITH STATES VOTING TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA THE US GOVERNMENT HAS A DUTY TO ITS CITIZENS IN KIND TO PASS LEGISLATION ALLOWING STATES THE REGULATORY AUTHORITY OVER THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA. THE UNITED STATES IN TURN WILL UNDER TAX AND TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION, REGULATE THE MOVEMENT AND SALE OF MARIJUANA.

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6. PROTECT PRIVATE DECISIONS IN A PERSONS PRIVATE LIFE FROM GOVERNMENT INTRUSION.

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"WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." ANY LEGISLATION PASSED THAT PREVENTS ANY CITIZEN OVER ANOTHER OF THESE SUCH RIGHTS IS AGAINST THE VERY IMPLICATION OF WHY WE ARE FREE. WITH SUCH CONVICTION AS OUR FOREFATHERS I SHALL MAKE IT MY GOAL TO PROTECT THESE RIGHTS OF ALL CITIZENS.

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7. MAKE ACROSS THE BOARD CUTS TO THE BUDGET.

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AS OUR BUDGET BECOMES BALANCED THERE ARE CUTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE FROM OUR LEDGERS. I HAVE ALWAYS LED BY EXAMPLE AND IN MY RESOLVE TO HELP THE BURDEN ON OUR BUDGET AND TO SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WE HAVE NOT LIVED UP TO EXPECTATIONS, I WILL PROPOSE A 10% ACROSS THE BOARD PAY DECREASE FOR ALL FEDERALLY ELECTED OFFICALS AND PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEES.

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8. INCREASE OVERSIGHT ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING.

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FOR SOME TIME THERE HAS BEEN A SERIOUS NEED FOR GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT WITH SPENDING, YET NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE. IT IS MY GOAL TO SEE A SPECIAL DEPARTMENT OF THE US TREASURY TO NOTATE EVERY SINGLE APPROPRIATION GIVEN BY CONGRESS AND TO TRACK EXACTLY WERE EACH DOLLAR GOES.