THE TOP TEN ISSUES
1. FAITH IN GOD
The Judeo-Christian Heritage bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers is important not only to understanding our past but to securing our future. We support teaching the spiritual heritage of America in our public schools along with our economic and political heritage of free markets and individual liberty. Our economic, political, and spiritual traditions are inextricable, and we must restore to the body politic a knowledge of the history and traditions which have produced the greatest nation the world has even known.
The United States of America is a constitutional republic. We have no official religion, nor should we. Christians do not want America to be a theocracy. The accusations of “Christian nationalism” are emblematic of the rise of anti-Christian bigotry by the Democrat Party and their leftist allies.
When the Founding Fathers signed the words of the Declaration of Independence, they were laying down a cultural marker.
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.
That marker is the most fundamental principle of American society. The Democrat Party aims to destroy it. Either ignorantly or intentionally they are opening the way for tyranny. If our political leaders reject accountability to God, neither will they be accountable to the American people. God is the grantor of our rights and liberty and we all – the people and our government – are accountable to Him for the preservation of the rights He has given.
Among the worst mistakes in the history of constitutional jurisprudence were the Supreme Court bans of prayer and Bible reading in public schools. Not only have the schools deteriorated since that time, but those decisions set off the steady growth of anti-Christian bigotry. All mention of God became controversial, and the mention of Jesus Christ is practically outlawed.
Graduation speakers can talk with “pride” about their gender transition, homosexuality, or having an abortion, but mentioning the name of Jesus is forbidden. College Football Coach Joe Kennedy was fired from his job for quietly praying on the field at the end of each game, although he was vindicated by the Supreme Court. Christian students are made to feel like bigots and haters for refusing to celebrate the sexual revolution or so-called “Pride Month.” Christian organizations have been expelled from campus for “discriminating” in refusing to allow non-Christians to serve in leadership roles. This hostility to our cultural roots and values is very destructive. It is time to reclaim the truth that historically and culturally, America is and must remain a Christian nation.
Under a Jackson administration, the Judeo-Christian history, traditions, and culture of our country would be given respect and prominence again. Furthermore, the full weight of the Justice Department would be brought to bear in defense of the religious liberty of the American people against the onslaught of the Democrat Party, their leftist allies, and especially the LGBTQ bigots who never miss an opportunity to persecute Christians.
2. TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE & FAMILY
The greatest social problem in America is not race, poverty, or homelessness. It is the breakdown of the family fueled by absentee fathers and the normalization of homosexuality and gender confusion. Traditional marriage – the sacred union of one man and one woman – is the most fundamental institution of society. It must be supported, preserved, protected and honored as the bedrock of our culture.
We must firmly resist the effort to make heterosexual cohabitation, homosexual unions, and other so-called “nontraditional families”; the legal and social equivalent of heterosexual monogamous marriage. Many of our most acute social problems – crime, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness are linked to the breakdown of the two-parent traditional family. Fighting for the family is fighting for the preservation of America as we know it.
It is the height of arrogance to redefine an institution which has well-served mankind throughout history. Unless the trend away from family as God intended is reversed, tragic consequences will be felt for generations. Society will continue to degenerate, but children will be the first victims.
The black community has been catastrophically impacted by the Democrat Party’s social engineering. Seventy-two percent of black children are born out of wedlock. Most grow up in single-parent, female-headed households. This is a complete reversal from the stable black families of fifty years ago.
Almost all Americans know, because history and common sense confirm it, that there is only one definition of marriage – one man and one woman.
The time has come for a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Constitutional Amendment for Marriage
Section 1. Under the laws and Constitution of the United States and its various municipal, county, and state governments, Marriage shall be defined as a union between one man and one woman, whether performed by a civil magistrate or a religious representative. Any Supreme Court decision purporting to “legalize” same-sex unions or other relations as marriages is hereby rendered null and void and all such relations entered into under the authority of any such ruling shall be deemed civil unions or private contractual relations under the laws of the United States.
The family is also being eroded by the gender confusion pushed by the Democrat Party and the Left. This has led to the false idea that man and woman or male and female are nothing more than social constructs. According to this perverse sexual ideology gender is “fluid,” not two fixed biological categories. This would be laughable nonsense if it were not so spiritually and psychologically destructive. It has led to the abuse of children because adults who buy into this irrational thinking manipulate minors into believing that surgical mutilation and chemical castration will make them happy. God designed the family for the well-being of men, women, and children. Society will suffer even more devastating erosion if the cancer of sexual and moral depravity is allowed to metastasize through our legal system and institutions of cultural influence.
It has already led to the persecution of Christians who refuse to bow to this evil. Some have lost their jobs, businesses and been dragged through the courts for years because they would not participate in the demands of the LGBTQ bullies. It is not enough to live their private lives as they please. They must force others to approve under threat of severe legal and economic consequences if they do not.
There is only one way to settle this matter for all time. We need a constitutional amendment that makes clear that for legal purposes, there are only two genders – male and female. People may live their private lives as they choose, but they should not be able to use the law to compel others to cooperate with their lifestyle.
Constitutional Amendment Defining Gender
Section 1. For purposes of this Constitution, the laws and ordinances of the District of Columbia and any municipality, county, state, or territory of the United States, all references to sex or gender shall only be defined as a man or woman or respectively, male or female. These two categories may also be referred to as a person’s natural gender as determined by genetic makeup, physiology, and biology.
Section 2. No person born with the physiology, biology, and genetics of one gender, shall have any legal claims or right to civil action or alteration of a birth certificate or other legal documents arising from the choice to identify as a different gender. Nor shall any person claiming to identify as a different gender than his or her natural gender or as non-binary or gender fluid, be entitled to have the federal government, the military, or any government within the United States provide hormone treatments or surgery.
Section 3. Nor shall the governments of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any states and territories of the United States recognize for purposes of legal or Constitutional rights, any attempted alteration of an American citizen’s natural gender or claim of a new gender identity. All such governments shall be barred from issuing new birth certificates, passports, driver’s licenses or identity cards of any kind based on claims of transition to a different gender.
Section 4. No person claiming to transition to a different gender shall have a Constitutional right nor be granted any legal right to utilize the restrooms, showers, locker rooms other private spaces reserved strictly for the opposite gender. Nor shall any prisoner or inmate claiming to transition have the constitutional right or be granted any legal right to be housed in any jail, prison or correctional facility reserved for the opposite gender. Nor shall any athlete claiming to transition have the constitutional right or be granted any legal right to play on a sports team or engage in athletic competition reserved for the opposite gender. Nor shall any person claiming to transition have a constitutional right or be granted any legal right to compel others to use a certain name, pronoun, or pronouns in reference to such person or in recognition of the claimed transition. Nor may any company compel its employees to use certain names or pronouns in reference to any claimed gender transition by any other employee.
Note that this Constitutional Amendment does not prohibit any private person or group from dealing with the issue of gender transitioning as they see fit. What it says that there is no legal right to demand accommodation or to sue or fire from employment those who refuse to cooperate with the transition claims of any person to be a different gender. This will put an end to the perpetual controversy and litigation which surrounds this issue.
3. PRE-BORN CHILDREN
It is also time for a federal constitutional amendment to protect the lives of unborn children. Pre-born children have a right to live. If elected President, E.W. Jackson will fight for an end to all abortions. The promise of America is life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Without life, the rest does not matter. The mass slaughter of unborn children cannot continue to be the accepted norm in our culture.
The moral justification for abortion is similar to the justification for slavery. It was argued that the slave was not fully human or had no soul. Abortionists today argue that the unborn baby is not a human life. The practical purpose of killing these children is to avoid inconvenience, economic hardship, and negative career impact. Over a million babies a year have been slaughtered since Roe vs. Wade was handed down in 1973.
The problem is particularly heinous in the black community, which is 13% of the American population, but has 36% of the abortions. This disparity in any other area of life would be prima facie proof of discrimination, and the Left would be screaming racism. However, because of the billions of dollars the industry generates, and the political power it wields, the disproportionate number of abortions among black women is a disparity the Democrat Party and the Left are only too happy to ignore. Margaret Sanger, the mother of the abortion industry, was a racist who dedicated her life to limiting the growth of the black population and others she deemed unworthy of life.
The historic decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe vs. Wade was a first step. The Supreme Court finally acknowledged that there is no federal constitutional right to kill an unborn baby. This monstrous sin against humanity must be stopped. The only allowable exception for abortion should be to preserve the physical life of the mother. A Constitutional Amendment to protect unborn children would put America on record, historically and legally, as a culture of life.
Constitutional Amendment for Life
For purposes of equal protection under the 14th Amendment, local and state laws, and all legal rights in the United States of America, personhood and citizenship of the United States shall be recognized from the moment of conception.
Under a Jackson administration, only judges who recognize unborn children as human beings would be appointed to the bench at every level.
4. Educational Reform & School Choice
There was a time in our nation when we had a consensus about the education of our children. Public schools taught reading, writing, mathematics, science, and civics. Children were being prepared to take their place as productive citizens in a free society.
Starting in the 60’s, public schools were captured as instruments of social change. Today the emphasis on race and sexual or gender “identity” has overridden the teaching of basic academic disciplines. America’s students, once the most accomplished, now score among the lowest of the industrialized nations in reading, math, and science. Yet many schools make it a priority to teach children about critical race theory and highly explicit sexual material.
Colleges have led the way in this abuse of the educational process. Teachers use their positions to indoctrinate students with a Marxist critique of America. Conservative groups and speakers attempting to speak on campuses are shouted down and violently attacked. If elected, President Jackson would also halt the federal funding of colleges and universities which have become indoctrination camps.
A Jackson administration will also end the educational monopoly of government schools by facilitating educational choice across America. Middle-income parents and the poor must be allowed to opt out of failing schools. They should have the right to use public education dollars to send their children to schools that affirm their values, teach their children academics, keep sexual and political indoctrination out of the classroom, and respect the authority of parents.
5. A GROWING Economy
The Democrat Party is pulling out all the stops to make us a socialist society, but America is still a free enterprise economy. Without business, there are no jobs. Without jobs, there is no prosperity for our citizens. We must foster an entrepreneurial culture that encourages small business start-ups, technological innovation, minimal regulations, and low taxes on capital to spur investment. Free enterprise has raised the standard of living in our country to the highest in history. Maintaining a free market economy is essential to securing a prosperous future for the American people.
LOW TAXES AND LIMITED GOVERNMENT
Low taxes, minimal regulations and limited government are necessary to unleash the creative and productive capacities of the American people. Liberty has been a critical factor in our economic success. Limiting the scope of government maximizes individual liberty.
When the government becomes all things to all people, it drains money from the free market, leaving less for the American people to save and invest. That is why cutting taxes always leads to economic growth. It leaves more income in the hands of consumers to spend, save and invest.
DRILLING FOR OIL AND GAS
Energy demonstrably fuels every aspect of our economic activity. We are a fossil fuel based economy and all the wishful thinking by environmental extremists will not change that. Fossil fuels built the most advanced industrial and technological economy in history. We must extract coal, oil, and natural gas from the vast reserves on our continent. Our future, indeed our very survival, depends upon it.
Fifty percent of our electricity comes from coal, but Democrats are trying to strangle the coal industry. Clean coal technologies are available, but liberals in government have tried to destroy the coal industry, ruining the lives of many coal miners in the process.
The rhetoric of ending fossil fuels, coupled with clamping down on leases and permits for drilling has caused prices to skyrocket. The Russian War against Ukraine is depriving Europe of much needed fuel supplies. Europeans are struggling with high fuel prices which drive up the price of everything else. At present, France is experiencing riots triggered by a police incident, but intensified by economic pressure due to high fuel prices.
There is oil off America’s shores, in the American National Wildlife Reserve (“ANWAR”), as well as in in shale in the mountains of the West. There is natural gas waiting to be tapped in various parts of the country. The idea that solar and wind energy can supply the needs of America’s vast economy is a dangerous fantasy. The left creates fear of an environmental catastrophe to justify draconian policies and government overreach. They are ruining the beautiful skyline with giant windmills , using up farm land for vast solar panels and putting onerous regulations on the car industry and other businesses. What we will end up with is fewer crops and lots of dead birds.
Under a Jackson administration, our priority will be the immediate and aggressive exploration of fossil fuels. Anything less is economic suicide and surrendering the world economy to communist Chinese domination. Shutting down the Keystone Pipeline, Cap and Trade, onerous CAFÉ standards, gas taxes and a host of other regulations are crippling energy production and our economy. The environmental hysteria leads to bad policy which produces a worse environment.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has vast mineral resources, especially the cobalt needed for electric batteries for phones, cars, and other technologies. However, the mining of those resources involves slave labor, child labor, and environmental catastrophe for the people of Congo. The hypocrisy of the Left is staggering.
We must make energy independence the policy of the United States. We must utilize the vast oil, gas, and coal on our continent. Alternative sources such as solar and wind are too unpredictable to be relied upon in our advanced economy. They will never be predominant sources of energy for our economy.
We can no longer allow Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, or OPEC to hold us hostage for energy. Nor can we be handicapped by radical environmentalists who have an anti-capitalist and anti-human agenda masquerading as concern for the environment. The American people have the common sense to understand the need to be good stewards of the natural environment, but this interest must be balanced against the human need for a vibrant and growing economy.
6. Illegal immigration
We should have a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal immigration. Unfortunately, the Democrat Party accuses those who want our immigration laws strictly enforced of being bigots against Latinos and xenophobic toward the rest of the world. They could not care less about the effect of massive illegal immigration on our country and its people.
Democrats are playing the long game with ruthless political determination. They believe that illegal immigration increases their power now by adding population in cities and liberal states which will add to their congressional representation.
They also expect that illegal aliens will eventually become American citizens. No matter how much Americans object, Democrats believe that illegal aliens will become voting citizens and that they will overwhelmingly vote for their benefactors – Democrats. They crave power and will do anything to get it and keep it, including an all-out assault on the sovereignty of our country. Democrats want a one-party state, as exists in communist countries, in which Republicans are relegated to a mere ceremonial role as in California, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
Democrats could not care less about the fate of the illegals they are luring across the border. They have expressed no outrage over the drug smuggling, accidental drowning of adults and children, and human trafficking and slavery that is making the cartels richer than ever.
They also have no concern about illegal immigration undercutting American wages, bringing in fentanyl which is killing 100,000 Americans annually, or releasing MS-13 gang members and other criminals on our streets. To satisfy their insatiable hunger for power over our country, Democrats are willing to exact any price from the American people and the poor souls invading our border for a better life. We cannot allow this abuse of authority to continue.
As Christians, we have compassion for the plight of those who come to America seeking a better life. Nonetheless, illegal immigration must be halted. It undermines the rule of law and threatens the cohesiveness of our culture. Mexican and other Spanish-speaking immigrants are welcomed along with all immigrants if they come through the proper legal process.
We cannot absorb an infinite number of people and maintain American culture and identity. We cannot maintain an orderly society if we reward those who violate our laws to get here. Illegal immigration is a criminal enterprise run by the cartels. We need to declare these bloodthirsty cartels terrorist organizations and unleash the national security resources of the United States against them.
Until we as a nation get control of our borders and the illegal immigration problem, there should be a one-year moratorium on all immigration except for special exceptions in the interests of the United States or a humanitarian emergency. That moratorium may be extended based upon on an evaluation of the impact of immigration on our economy, crime, social support systems, and national security.
The wall along our southern border must be completed and supported by technology and the full battery of border patrol officers necessary to eliminate the constant influx of illegal immigrants. They should be buttressed by the national guard and the military where necessary.
We must implement a policy of zero-tolerance for illegal immigration and a full-court press on identifying and deporting those who are here illegally. The word must go out across the border and around the world that if you enter America illegally, the authorities will never stop hunting you until you have been caught and deported. That would end the incentive Democrats have dangled for decades, which is that once you get here, you can stay and eventually become a citizen.
We see what these policies have produced in Europe – division and instability. France exploded in June of 2023 with riots and bombings all over the country. No one knows where it will lead. It is time to stop trying to appease the world at the expense of our safety and security. It is time to secure America’s future. That is what a Jackson administration will do.
It is time to end the scandal of anchor babies which not only serves as an end run around our immigration laws, but is a threat to our national security. Communist China has taken full advantage of this security vulnerability by having Chinese nationals come to our country to have babies which can claim American citizenship even though they can be raised in communism. They can then be sent back to our country with the full privileges of citizenship while doing the bidding of the communist masters. The anchor baby exploitation of our immigration system must be brought to a halt as a matter of national security. The constitutional amendment below will solve the problem forever.
Any biological child of a citizen of the United States of America born anywhere in the world, shall be an American citizen. No person born in any state, territory or the District of Columbia of the United States of America shall be an American citizen by birth unless at least one biological parent of such child is an American citizen
7. Unity Across Racial & Cultural Lines
The Democrat Party has tried to regress us to ancient times when the world was divided into warring tribes – black against white against Hispanic against Asian, men against women, homosexuals and so-called “transgenders” against heterosexuals, Muslims against Christians, and rich against middle class against the poor. By pitting us against each other, they can present themselves as saviors to whom the victim tribes must look for rescue from the evil oppressor tribes. Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” (Matthew 12:25)
Tribalism will bring us to desolation, and division will not allow our nation to stand. Yet that is what the Democrat Party offers – desolation and division. America has no future as a tribal nation. The future of America is as “one nation under God.”
We must reject collectivist thinking that separates us based on group identity. We must embrace the founding concept of our nation – individual liberty. The future of America is Rev. Martin Luther King’s dictum that we judge each individual by the content of our character, not the color of our skin or any other outward immutable characteristic.
The identity politics of the Democrat Party is suicidal. It is time to stop hyphenating ourselves into islands of ethnocentrism: African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, etc. We are Americans, first and foremost.
There is nothing wrong with maintaining a connection to our ancestry, but not at the expense of our national unity. Our forefathers and mothers have come from Europe, Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Asia, India, the Middle East, Pacific Islands, and other nations around the world. If we allow ourselves to be ghettoized into ethnic enclaves, we deprive ourselves of the great benefits of the American melting pot. Our ancestors arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now. We are one family – united by a common love of freedom. We have one Flag, one Constitution, and one common destiny which is liberty and justice for all.
If Americans would vote righteousness and principle above race and party, America’s future will be secure. If Americans will take seriously our stewardship responsibility as citizens of this great nation, we will never again suffer under the corruption and abuse of power which the Biden administration has inflicted on us.
It is especially important for Christians to be fully involved. At a time when the Democrat Party and their leftist allies have sown the seeds of moral confusion and anti-Christian bigotry, the Christian community must bring clarity to the issues which divide us as a nation. Christians must come together across racial and cultural lines to uphold and defend truth.
Some who claim to be Christians have a greater loyalty to the Democrat Party than to Christ. For example, black Christians tend to vote for Democrat candidates who are pro-abortion, support homosexuality, transgenderism, and are hostile to Israel. Securing America’s future is going to require all believers to vote their Christian conscience rather than party or racial loyalty.
Unless American Christians of all backgrounds and denominations come together now around the truth of God’s Word, we face the frightening prospect of a Marxist America, hostile to the principles and faith of our founders. We must unite to make sure that America remains a nation whose God is the Lord. This faith has been the key to our national success, and it is the key to future security and prosperity.
Affirmative Action started as a well-intentioned policy to assure equality of opportunity, but it had two unintended consequences. First, it called into question the abilities and qualifications of the beneficiaries of affirmative action. Second, it fostered resentment among persons from other racial groups who were denied opportunities in the name of equity or racial justice. This has led to law suit after lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of affirmative action programs.
The recent Supreme Court decision in STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. v. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE struck down the policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina that allowed racial status to be a factor in admissions. Black applicants were being favored, while Asians were being denied. The Court said the policy violates the Constitution.
Efforts to redress historic wrongs through racial quotas and classifications are deeply misguided. They only served to reinforce the tribalism of the past. All Americans should have the opportunity to compete, but no American can be guaranteed results. Results must be earned, based solely on objective merit – ability, performance, and character.
8. THE CRIME EPIDEMIC
Restoring the Rule Of Law
For the first time in our history, we have a whole class of prosecutors across the country who are Marxists. They are financed by the ultimate predator capitalist George Soros. Their view of crime is that it is the product of a racially and socially unjust system. Therefore, punishment of criminals is not a priority. “Social justice” is the priority of these district attorneys. When you combine George Soros’ policies of non-prosecution with the Black Lives Matter movement to defund and dismantle the police, you have a formula for anarchy in the streets of our cities.
As a result of the violence, lawlessness, and danger these policies have created for innocent men, women, and children, we are calling for a Justice Department investigation of George Soros to determine whether he is engaged in a conspiracy to violate Americans’ civil rights. When a Soros district attorney refuses to detain or prosecute a violent offender, law-abiding citizens are the victims. When one innocent person is murdered as a result, that prosecutor and George Soros should be held accountable.
The first priority of our criminal justice system is the safety of the American people. That can be assured only by arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating the bad actors who terrorize the rest of us. Chronic violent offenders must be removed from our midst for the safety of all. This requires the judicious use of life sentences without the possibility of parole, and in some cases, where the crimes warrant it, execution.
Support the Police
Police Officers risk their lives daily for the safety of the American people. When we were attacked on 9/11, brave men and women ran toward an inferno to rescue others. They did so with no regard for their own lives and safety. They deserve our full support. Given the dangers of their job and the split-second decisions which must often be made, it is always easy for arm-chair quarterbacks to second-guess them. They deserve the benefit of the doubt.
Police officers should not be punished for making bad decisions in the field or for questionable judgment in a crisis. Most of us will never face a gun or knife used against us. Most of us will never have a car used as a weapon to try to kill us. Police officers face these harrowing situations as part of their duty. We should be extremely circumspect about judging their actions in the heat of battle.
Uphold the Second Amendment
The Democrat Party has no respect for the right to keep and bear arms. Intrinsic to freedom is the right of each individual to protect life and property. Our Founders understood this and enshrined that right in the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Of course, it is important to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and those who lack mental stability.
However, because the right to keep and bear arms is constitutionally protected, we must be skeptical of all efforts to limit the exercise of that right. Any attempt to regulate it must be very narrowly tailored to meet a compelling government interest. The right of self-defense is a God-given right. That is why most efforts to limit the right to keep and bear arms are unconstitutional.
The Democrat Party is determined to do away with the Second Amendment. A Jackson administration will jealously guard the right of the American people to keep and bear arms as the last defense against crime and tyranny.
9. FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
We must project American economic, military, and political strength around the world to deter foreign aggression and threats to our national security. This is the surest way to maintain peace, advance American interests, and avoid war. Projecting weakness as the Biden administration has done invites conflict and enhances the potential for chaos everywhere.
Seven Pillars of the Jackson Administration’s foreign policy:
- Secure America’s borders. It will be the policy of a Jackson administration to halt illegal immigration by returning to Trump era policies of finishing the wall, restoring the Stay-in-Mexico rule, ending the Department of Homeland Security policy of catch-and-release, enforcing E-Verify for all U.S. employment, restoring DNA testing of children and claimed family members at the border, putting an end to U.S. NGO and Department of State financial support of the Mexican cartels for aid to illegal aliens. We will restore the mission and morale of Customs and Border Protection agents and implement an aggressive effort to deport illegal aliens already inside the U.S. These measures will destroy the incentive to cross into America illegally and cause many to self-deport due to the pressure of being hunted down for removal.
- Maintain the superiority of American military might. This means bringing an end to using the military as an agent of social change and psycho-sexual-experimentation. The focus must be on the mission, unity, and esprit de corps necessary to carry them out. There will be no transgenders in the military and no open practice of homosexuality. The proposed Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman would bring an end to the accommodation of same sex relationships as part of military culture. This also means upgrading and updating all weaponry to state of the art, including our nuclear arsenal. The Navy must be restored to a strength and ability to more than match China on the high seas.
- Restore American energy independence and put us in a position to achieve energy dominance. Revive the XL Pipeline project, open ANWAR and offshore oil and gas fields for environmentally safe exploration and drilling, and refill the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This will bring down energy prices for the American people and help to constrain the Russian budget’s ability to wreak havoc against U.S. national interests.
- Compete against Communist China economically, militarily, and politically to defeat the threat the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to America and the world. Call out and take concrete steps to oppose CCP infiltration and co-option of American institutions via ‘elite capture’. Shut down CCP information operations, Confucius Institutes (or similar programs under different names), Thousand Talents programs (pays American professors money to join this program, obligating them to the CCP), and the use of Chinese diplomatic facilities for intellectual property theft and support to Maoist organizations, including Black Lives Matter, operating on U.S. soil. Close the Chinese secret police stations and ‘special service stations’ in U.S. cities.
- Across a Jackson administration including in Congress lead and support efforts to expose, confront, and decouple American public health institutions from the Chinese Communist Party-People’s Liberation Army (CCP-PLA) joint ‘civilian-military fusion’ model for its offensive Biological Weapons program, from whence the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic was unleashed on the U.S. and the world.
- Strengthen and renew U.S. support for Israel. The Biden administration has severely damaged that relationship, as did the Obama administration. Officials from both administrations at the National Security Council and Department of State pursue an antisemitic policy of hostility against Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Favoring the enemies of Israel who seek its destruction and are armed, funded, trained, and directed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, advances neither U.S., Israeli, nor regional objectives for peace and security. Pledge to stay out of Israeli domestic affairs and end State Department funding for leftist enemies who seek to undermine and unseat the Netanyahu government. Invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House for a state visit and dinner and encourage an invitation for him to address a joint session of Congress.
- Renew a dedicated effort to support and expand the Abraham Accords and especially to mend relations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). Offer Riyadh security assurances and assistance for a civilian nuclear program under IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards.
- Develop a U.S. national security policy plan to confront and oppose the emerging China-Iran-Russia axis.
- Steadfastly oppose the rogue regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its support for terror proxies like HAMAS, Hizballah, and the Iraqi Hashd-e Shaabi terrorists (popular mobilization units “pmu’s”- sub-national militias) and its quest for nuclear weapons. Iranian acquisition of a nuclear capability would pose an existential threat to Israel. The possibility of an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) weapon in Iranian hands would also threaten the entire Middle East region as well as Europe and the U.S. itself. Regional powers like Saudi Arabia and Turkey might also then seek a nuclear capability of their own, setting off a dangerous round of nuclear proliferation. Oppose any form of renewal of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) without Congressional approval under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, return to strict enforcement of sanctions against Iran, and declare support for the people of Iran, who are standing up to the regime to demand human rights in quest for their liberty.
- Maintain vigilance against Islamic Jihad terror and subversion alike. Forces once again gathering strength in Afghanistan and the Middle East are pledged to the destruction of America and the West. Untold thousands of jihadis already have been airlifted by the Department of Defense directly to resettlement in the U.S., while no one knows how many have poured into the country across our open southern border. The day is coming when jihad terror will strike again. Until that day, jihadist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood and its myriad front groups are operating a program of subversion inside American institutions, including academia and faith groups, that must be stopped.
- Declare our commitment to defend the Westphalian sovereign nation state system of world order. This means a commitment to defend internationally recognized borders, our own as well as Ukraine’s and others, against lawless invasion, slaughter, war crimes, and conquest. Ensure that Ukraine remains a free nation that looks westward to one day join the European Union and NATO, once important criteria for membership are met.
- Condition all funding of the UN on fairness and reciprocity for the interests the U.S. and our partners, friends, and allies.
“Celebrate American History Month”
As President of the United States I will issue a Proclamation declaring September “Celebrate American History Month.” That is the month our Constitution was passed by the Continental Congress.
We must reclaim our national identity as Americans. We have been made to feel ashamed of our country. It is time to end the historical revisionism that academia and leftist anti-American political forces have spread like an infection. People are encouraged to celebrate race and sexual orientation, and anything that divides us. However, our common heritage and culture, the Flag, the National Anthem, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution are all called into question as racist and white supremacist.
It is time to reclaim the nobility of our country and restore the dignity, gratitude, and pride of being Americans.
An End to the Hyphenated American
The Democrat Party is trying to balkanize us into islands of ethno-centrism: African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans, Jewish-Americans, and the list goes on. Our ancestors are from all over the world, but we are Americans. They all came on different ships but we are all in the same boat now. We are a family, United by one Constitution, one American Flag, and one common destiny.
Our Unifying Symbols
The American Flag is a sacred symbol of our unity, and we should never allow it to be disrespected. To denigrate the Flag may be legally protected speech, but it is morally abhorrent. Brave men and women have shed blood and died fighting under that flag. Their coffins have come home draped in that flag. As Americans, we have the privilege of living in the most free and prosperous country in the world. We should never apologize for our gratitude and patriotism, and we must cling to the vision of “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”
The National Anthem is more than a song. It captures the hope of our people that no matter the challenge, we will survive and thrive. Francis Scott Key brilliantly expressed that sentiment when he wrote The Star Spangled Banner. The theme of the song that would become our National Anthem was the resilience of the American spirit. We can all draw on that inspiration without agreeing with everything Key ever said or did. God has always used imperfect people to accomplish great things. Only one perfect and sinless human being ever walked the face of the earth – Jesus Christ. The rest of us have feet of clay. We can either unite around our highest ideals or be torn apart by a root of bitterness.
The Pledge of Allegiance should be recited in every government and private school as a reminder of the vision to which we as Americans are committed. It reminds us that we are a Republic, not a Democracy. It reminds us that we are “one nation” and that we are “under God.” Submitting ourselves to God is the only pathway to “liberty and justice for all.” Marxism, socialism, and the rhetoric of social justice will only leave us enslaved to the government. Only God gives true freedom.
We should stand for our Flag, National Anthem, and Pledge of Allegiance and preserve these symbols which serve to unify us as Americans. Patriotism is not a threat. It is not dangerous. It is not hateful. It is a healthy gratitude for, and love of country, which is essential to maintaining the national morale necessary to secure America’s future.