Our group is comprised of Sussex County Patriots NJ who want a government that is representative of its people and that actually abides by fiscal responsibility and the following amendments:
1st Amendment: 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.
2nd Amendment: 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.
3rd Amendment: 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.
10th Amendment: 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.
WE BELIEVE that for the better part of 80 years, the Progressive Movement has pulled the Republic farther and farther towards Collectivism (think Socialism, Statism, Communism, Fascism)
This is NOT okay!
WE BELIEVE that our current national debt is a security issue. It is immoral. It requires a slashing of government spending on a massive scale. This includes welfare AND military cuts. It does not include violating \"peace through strength.\"
We are NOT being paid to be the \"policemen of the world.\" We have NOT voted on this nor have we voted on being the \"nation builders\" of 3rd world countries. It also requires the abolishment of the Welfare State and the perversions of it that have come about since the mid 1960s.
WE FURTHER BELIEVE that FREEDOM is NOT FREE--it must be diligently guarded, supported, protected, enforced and perpetuated-- against ALL who would deny its very existence.
WE ALSO ADHERE to the idea that our FREEDOMS and LIBERTY and RIGHTS come from GOD and/or a Natural LIFE FORCE and NOT from government or man in his present state.
WE BELIEVE THAT OUR BEST CHANCE TO PERPETUATE THE ABOVE FREEDOMS IS TO HAVE AN ETHICAL AND MORAL PEOPLE AND THAT THIS IS THE FUNCTION OF RELIGION AND/OR SPIRITUALITY AND NOT GOVERNMENT.
Therefore, we adamantly subscribe to the following concepts and viewpoints:
1. Obamacare MUST BE REPEALED. It should be replaced with:
a) Tort reform
b) Free-market-over-state-borders health insurance options
c) Health Savings Accounts (tax-free)
d) High Deductible ($5,000+) Plans that are pre-existing condition free and cover what YOU want covered, e.g., contraception, maternity, sex change operations, elective plastic surgery etc. needn\'t be covered-- TEACHERS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, PUBLIC UNIONS should be included in this pool and should NOT be allowed to burden the taxpayer with \"cushy plans.\"
e) The incentive on such plans should encourage the consumer to make intelligent health care choices and should NOT encourage patients to seek care for a ZERO cost or low co-pay-- this allows people to seek health care for every ailment and to remain irresponsible for their LIFESTYLE CHOICES and to SHARE their poor choices over a larger pool of people. This is stupid-- you do NOT REWARD BAD BEHAVIOR--Obama are you listening??????? THE FREE MARKET should rule here!
2. The TSA must be privatized and non-union. They must respect the Bill of Rights and will be held accountable when they violate them.
3. The CAMERAS that have popped up on PUBLIC streets, the DRONES that fly onto our PRIVATE property VIOLATE our Bill of Rights and must be stopped.
4. Our borders MUST BE SECURE. PERIOD. Those that have crossed those borders illegally MUST BE RETURNED to their respective countries and penalized (they may NOT return for a period of 10 years; every violation= a monetary sanction against the country of origin.) The same applies for those who have expired work or study Visas--they are deported and may NOT return for a period of 10 years.
a) As of 2013, children born here to illegal immigrants do NOT deserve automatic US citizen status. This is a perversion of U.S. law. They receive the status of their parent\'s country.
They, and their family members are deported. Period-- and may NOT return, even for vacations, for a period of 10 years.
In order to handle those who have been here PRIOR to 2012: If they were BORN here AND have been here 13 years or more as of 2012, they (and their natural parents) may apply for US citizenship if they:
1. Can speak and write fluent American English at an 8th grade level with a test score of 85% or better if they are age 17; those UNDER the age of 13 are deported along with their parents.
2. Have passed a US History test at a score of 85% or better.
3. Parents of children who are age 17 or YOUNGER who are here illegally as of 2012, may also apply for citizenship AND pass Numbers 1 and 2 above AND will be charged an EXTRA 10% FEDERAL INCOME TAX surcharge for a period of 5 years in lieu of deportation and prosecution. It is essentially an amnesty with penalty--this way it is HUMANE and yet holds the illegal accountable ethically and fiscally.
4. Other family members are NOT covered under this policy. They can get in the back of the line as all other immigrants. We do NOT reward bad and illegal behavior in these United States!
Should they not be able to assimilate as per #1 or 2 above, they are deported and get to the back of the line, per current law.
5. CHEMTRAILS are to be made public and VOTED on. There is a current geo-engineering occuring as well as \"betting on the weather\" via the stock markets. Barium and aluminum scientific studies MUST be done before allowing commercial jets to spew them over OUR skies. Period.
6. Wars have been fought against communism and fascism as these \"isms\" go against the very ethical concepts of our Constitution. Those who would choose to purport \"spreading the wealth around\" need to be LABELED as the MARXISTS they are. Period. They are antithetical to our founding beliefs and freedoms. Their viewpoints would shred our constitution.
7. Our Constitution is NOT a \"living document.\" It says what is says and means what it means. If you don\'t understand it, get a dictionary and clear up the words. If you don\'t agree with it, you can move to France or Greece or South Africa or wherever else you want. It MEANS we are a government OF the people FOR the people and BY the people and it MAXIMIZES personal LIBERTY and has disdain for tyranny and \"Nanny State Itis\"-- Mayor Bloomberg and FLOTUS--are you listening????
8. CONGRESS is supposed to make laws. Laws (read regulations) are occurring via agencies that are politically appointed. ObamaCare was a 2,700+ page LAW-- HHS has currently written over 13,000 REGULATIONS--are you serious?????? The Tax code has over 80,000 regulations. LAWS should be made by Congress in PLAIN 8th grade level American English and NO law should be over 5 pages in length and NEVER be voted on within 5 business days of a major Religious or National Holiday. Period. NO earmarks, NO political favors! NO REGULATIONS---K.I.S.S.--keep it simple stupid!
9. Congress should ONLY meet for ONE month per quarter. Let them go home and work like the rest of us. NO cushy retirement plans or health plans. If they want to SERVE, let them serve-- not become self-important political nightmares. Enuf already!
4 months/ year is plenty of time to handle the people\'s business. They can work FIVE 8 hour days/ week for a month every 3 months and be HOUSED in exceptional government housing during this time. The government would pay for their return travel expenses each quarter.
Congress is NOT to be exempt from Insider Trading. Howz that feel Nancy P.? If you have data that could affect stock prices, you may NOT engage in trading along those lines.
During times of a national security crisis, Congress may be convened on an as-needed basis, not to exceed an additional 10 days. Get the info, make the decision and move onward.
10. Agenda 21 must be stopped. Period.
11. American English is to be our official language.