Monday, February 4, 2008

Floyd Sanders for President!

Fellow Americans,

I decided to use this forum to announce that I’m running for President of the United States of America. My supporters have been pushing me in this direction for a while, to which I took time to discus the prospect with my family and closest associates. I think the timing is right, and the possibilities for the future have never been brighter.

I believe I’m the most qualified candidate to overcome the nation’s toughest challenges and bring everyone underneath one tent. We need bold leadership guided by the right values and the right experience.

All of us know what those challenges are today - a war with no end, a dependence on foreign oil that threatens our future, schools where too many children aren't learning, and families struggling by living paycheck to paycheck despite working as hard as they can. We all know the challenges. We've felt them. We've talked about them for years.

Washington has turned into a land of massive bureaucracy. Deficits have exploded, entitlements are out of control; we can no longer afford the extravagance of our ever growing and intrusive government. The arbitrary power of government must be limited.

We need smart, pro-growth economic policies. We can reshape our economy to compete with the digital age. We have to respect free markets, private property and fair competition. As president I’ll raise the minimum wage, crack down on sexual offenders, cut taxes for working families and revitalize rural America. We need change and progress, now.

I’m going to push for new welfare reforms and rid the streets of crime. We have to fight poverty from the bottom up, and we have to lift those that can’t get by on their own. For many, the dream of home ownership has faded. I promise to balance the budget, because the risk of fiscal irresponsibility is devastating. And, of course, we shouldn’t be insecure about saving social security.

Education would be the centerpiece of my administration, because we’re only as good as what our future breeds. We’re lagging behind much of the world, but we shouldn’t. Schools need higher standards and the resources to succeed. Teachers need higher salaries and must be equipped to positively mold the minds of our children. Anyone who wants to attend college should be able to; it must be affordable.

I want this government to implement federalist ideals, because every problem doesn’t have a federal solution. Freedom is what makes our country great. We must restore habeas corpus because our personal liberties are being threatened. Civil liberties are guaranteed by The Constitution, and many of the cronies on Capitol Hill forget that. Every citizen’s rights must be protected equally, no matter what they believe or what they look like. We should be able to Bash in peace. Preservation of liberty was fundamental to the creation of this nation. That’s why I’m in this race, because as a freedom loving society we have the best chance to seek virtue, strive for excellence, and improve our economic well-being to achieve personal happiness.

We also have a fundamental responsibility to secure our borders against illegal immigration and enforce the laws we already have. We cannot consider ourselves a sovereign nation until the problem is fixed. With courage there can be unity, we can restore the sense of common purpose.

The next president has to stem the problem of rising health care costs, and the system needs to be overhauled. All children should have health care, because that is decent. We must become energized as Americans to find logical solutions. The endless debate and empty talk must end.

We need a revolution in communication, science and all medical fields. Every city in America should have broadband lines. We must return to being the most innovative country in the world.

We have to reduce emissions and reverse the effects of global warming. We must strive to achieve energy independence, increase efficiency standards, and we must finally kick our addiction to foreign oil. There are serious global issues, like the ignored genocide in Darfur. As for the divisive issue of abortion, you all know where I stand.

If I am your president, these are the goals I would seek.

Above all, I promise to be a man of the people because we are the people. We must demand more from our leaders. I believe the best way to solve these problems is to use common sense. The ways of Washington must change.

Special interests threaten to destroy the fabric by which this country is woven. Money and influence doesn’t run this country; we do. We have to throw away the politics of partisan bickering and overblown egos. Many of the people that run our lives are intellectually bankrupt, which undermines our inherent values and moral principles.

We were built on the ideals of fairness, and with your vote I promise to restore that. What we do together matters, and together we can accomplish extraordinary things.

This will be quite a journey, a perilous one of change, one that will make us great again. I look forward to continuing our conversation in the weeks and months to come.

There is hope for America.

Thank you and may God bless all of us.

-Floyd Sanders, American


Anonymous said...

You should run again Basher!

Anonymous said...

2016 in your future.