Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Falconist program for the final frontier

One issue that separates the Falconist Party from the other political parties today is its support for a robust space program. A program that goes beyond just putting an astronaut on Mars but for a full-blown program of space colonization. Our program includes the following.

  1. Establishing permament colonies on the Moon, both above the surface and underground
  2. Colonizing the inner planets of our solar system such as Mars and Venus
  3. Establishing self-contained space colonies in orbit around the Earth
  4. Establishing mining colonies throughout the asteroid belt and colonize the moons of the gas giants.
  5. Eventually establishing extra-solar colonies on planets orbiting other stars.
  6. Building a network of sattelite solar power stations in low-Earth orbit to collect the sun's solar energy in space and beaming it to collectors on Earth in the form of microwaves.

The first stop in our space program has to be the moon. To begin with, if we are going to establish a colony on Mars, the moon would make an excellent labortory on how to or not how to establish a colony on Mars. Also, the moon can supply the metal we need to build advanced space stations in low-Earth orbit. A colony on the moon can also manufacture larger spacecraft that don't have to be launched from Earth. Why launch a Mars-bound rocket from the Earth that can carry 1-12 people when you can build a much larger ship that can carry 100-500 astronauts and all the supplies they need for a mission? We must go back to the moon and colonize the moon first.

The next stop will then be Mars. We will build the Orion spacecraft on the Moon which will detonate nuclear bombs for propulsion. The Orion spacecraft will reach Mars in a couple of days as opposed to months and the astronauts will spend a few months mapping the planet and locating sites to establish the first Martian colonies. The spaceyards of the Moon will turn out more Orion spacecraft and we will land thousands of colonists on Mars. The Martian colonists will refine water from the ground, build cities under geodesic domes, grow food in greenhouses, and begin terraforming the planet. Solar mirrors in Martian orbit will warm up the surface along with vents dug to the Martian core. Some asteriods may be crashed into Mars giving the planet more mass. The Martian atmosphere will be seeded with algae which will consume the carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. In about 100 years, Mars could be a replica of Earth.

Venus would be too hot to colonize right away. We would need to establish space stations around the planet and bombard the planet's atmosphere with a tough species of algae. The algae will begin converting the planet's carbon-dioxide into oxygen. Excess oxygen will be transported to Mars. In about 100-200 years, Venus could also be a replicia of Earth and open for colonization around the poles.

While the planets of Mars and Venus are being terraformed and colonized, self-contained space colonies will be built in Low-Earth orbit. The colonies will be in the shapes of tires, cylinders and spheres. These colonies will be much larger than space stations and will contain Earth-like environments. They will house between 10,000 to several million colonists. They will be engaged in the manufacture of ten-kilometer wide sattelite solar power stations that will orbit the Earth and collect the sun's solar energy 24-7 and beam it to Earthside collectors that in turn will convert the microwaves back into electricity for consumption as well as to refine hydrogen from our oceans to fuel motor-vehicles and aircraft, drastrically reducing America's dependence on foriegn oil and making America an energy exporter.

Factories on the moon and in space will manufacture spacecraft along with items that can't be manufactured on Earth without great difficulty due to ever present gravity. These factories will also turn out the components to build the "battle star" system that will defend America from ICBMs as well as ensure America command of space. The "battle stars" will be military space stations that will defend America against ICBMs with space-based missile and laser systems. The battle-stars will also direct America's arsenal of hypersonic weapons against any target worldwide.

Eventually, we will establish mining colonies in the asteroid belt as well on the moons of the gas giants such as Europa, Calisto, Io, Titan and Triton to meet America's hunger for raw materials. By colonizing the planets, moons and planetoids of the solar system, we will make America self sufficent in all raw materials.

The question people ask is how much will all this cost? To begin with, we need to rebuilt our space fleet. We propose spending $100 billion on building 50 new space shuttles and developing a new heavy lift launch vehicle. We believe we can establish a colony on the moon for $100 billion. If our economic policies are implemented, we can raise this $100 billion without breaking the bank and we will get a generous return on our investment and we can expand our colonizing efforts in space.

Some people would ask why spend money on space when that money is needed here? First of all if our economic policies are implemented, we will retire the national debt and we will save $200-400 billion in interest payments on the national debt. Second of all, a program of space colonization will result in "spin-off" industries as new technologies will have to be developed to colonize space. That means new industries and new jobs here on Earth. Third, many solutions to health care, energy, poverty, famine, may be found in colonizing space. New drugs developed in zero-G labortories may cure Cancer, AIDS, MS, ALS, and so on. Solar energy in space may break our addiction to oil. Food grown in space colonies, on the Moon may feed the world. Space colonization means more land for a growing world population. Finally, space colonization means more oppurtunity for the world's poor to better their lives by becoming colonists.

If America controls space, then America will control the Earth. The nations of Earth will be overwhelmed by America's wealth and power as a result of space colonization and the ability to launch ICBMs and hypersonic weapons against anyone in the world with impunity will force nations to aquiesce to annexation by the USA. If America colonizes and rules the Moon, Mars and Venus, then it would make sense for America to rule the whole Earth.

With all of humanity and the solar system united by the USA, America can then focus on developing the means to establish extra-solar colonies on planets that orbit other stars such as Alpha Centauri, Tau Ceti, Epsilon Indi, Epsilon Edriani, Barnard's Star, Vega, Proxima Centauri, 87 Opunchi. We will no longer have to worry about overpopulation nor sucking Earth's resources dry.

This is a plan that will take centuries to unfold. However, we believe we should start today in this conquest of the final frontier. Opening the door to the final frontier may be the lasting legacy of a Falconist administration.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Annex Iraq and Afghanistan!!!!

"Have you lost your mind?" Would be the first reaction to our suggestion followed by the never ending accusations of "imperialism", "tyranny", "oppression" and comparisons to empires past may it be the Victorian British Empire, the brutal Nazi and Japanese Empires, or the fallen Roman Empire. Constitutionalists and other Americans would argue that the USA was born out of reaction to Empire, not to form an empire of its own. Before we take on these arguements, allow me to outline a strategy to win the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  1. Garrison Iraq and Afghanistan with a million GIs in each country

  2. Dissolve the provisional governments in Iraq and Afghanistan and replace them with American Governors.

  3. Turn the Iraqi and Afghan armies we are training and building into National Guard and police units.

  4. Use every means at our disposal, including atomic weapons, to win the war.

  5. Invade and occupy Iran and Pakistan if they interfere with our war against Islamic extremism.

Had we rebuilt our military to 20-30 million active duty personnel and deployed a million troops to Iraq as well as a million troops to Afghanistan, we may still have sustained 10,000 fatalities and have 80,000 wounded soldiers. However, the rebuilding of Iraq and Afghanistan would be well underway and the Taliban, Al-Queda, the Afghan Warlords, and the Iraqi insurgents would all have been wiped out. For ever GI they kill, two would have taken his place and they would have killed ten enemy combatants each. We would have killed at least 100,000 Afghan and Iraqi insurgents. Maybe even a million enemy combatants. That would have been enough to make the Iraqi and Afghan insurgents cry "uncle" and give up.

Now people would ask why would we annex Iraq and Afghanistan? Why not just build modern democratic societies in these nations and just leave? I would ask what if the people of these nations vote the Taliban into power in Afghanistan and Al-Queda into power in Iraq? If we annex Iraq and Afghanistan and they eventually become states of the US, then they would be obligated to maintain republican forms of government. They would be forbidden by the U.S. Constitution to turn their societies into dictatorships. The people of Iraq and Afghanistan would be guranteed their rights under the U.S. Constitution and that their nations will remain federal democratic societies.

Another reason to annex Iraq and Afghanistan is that every $1 we invest in rebuilding them will be added to our GDP. We are going to build roads, bridges, freeways, railways, power plants, desalination plants, pipelines, aqueducts, educational facilities, health care facilities, sewer systems, public safety facilities, and other public buildings. We will put millions of Iraqis and Afghans to work rebuilding these territories to American levels. When their reconstruction is complete, Iraq and Afghanistan will have GDPs of $1 trillion each. That is $2 trillion added to America's GDP. That is $500 billion in tax revenue flowing into the coffers of the USG each year. Annexing and rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan will add to America's wealth and power, not draw from it.

People will argue that this policy smacks of imperialism. First of all, is that such a bad thing? Is the very nature of imperialism immoral or the things that come with it are immoral? Second of all, previous empires never sought to make full-fledge citizens of conquered peoples let alone be able to vote in imperial elections (if any were held). Iraq and Afghanistan may start out as American colonies. However, as soon as the people are ready, we will make Iraq and Afghanistan states of the USA with two Senators and a score of house seats for each territory. They will elect their own governors and state legislators.

People will argue that Iraq and Afghanistan are too geographically and culturally remote from the USA to become states of the union. We argue that Iraq and Afghanistan are no more culturally remote from the USA than Texas and no more geographically remote than Alaska or Hawaii. Moreover, what is the difference between having 50 million Iraqis and Afghans immigrating to the United States and annexing Iraq and Afghanistan other than that they would be brining their countries with them into our union.

People will argue that we would only be annexing Iraq for the oil. We don't need Iraq for the oil. We can meet our energy needs by refining gasoline from coal, increasing domestic production of oil and natural gas, and develop alternative sources of energy. Besides, if we are going to invade a nation for oil, we might as well invade Mexico and get some cheap labor along with Mexico's oil. This "war for oil" the left espouses in this country is sheer nonsense.

People are also afraid that if we annex Iraq and Afghanistan, we will be going down the same road as the British and Roman Empires. First of all, Rome is not famous for how it fell. Rome is famous for how it endured. Aincent Rome endured for 1,000 year and continued on as the Eastern Roman Empire of Byzatine Empire for another 1,000 years. The British Empire endured for 200 years after Britian established her first colony. If we did go down this road, we won't see the end of our empire for maybe until 2210 at the earliest and 4010 at the latest.

Besides, abstaining from empire is no guarantee the immortality of our federal democratic republic. The average republic lasted 200 years. France went through five republics and two empires ever since the monarchy was overthrown in the French revolution. Moreover, nobody is talking about abolishing our federal democratic instutitons in annexing Iraq and Afghanistan. We will still retain our constitutional federal democratic republic. We will continue to elect our POTUS, our Congress, and they in turn will appoint and confirm the justices of our SCOTUS. We will continue to posess elected governors and state lawmakers and elected municipal officials. The only thing that would change is that Iraq and Afghanistan will be ruled by American governors until their reconstruction would be complete and their peoples are ready to become citizens of the United States with the ability to participate in American federal elections.

As far as this policy being considered anti-American, our nation was born out of war and built by war. The War of 1812 gave us the Great Lakes. The Mexican War gave us half of the Mexican Empire. American's waged the Indian Wars in expanding our nation across the North American continent. The Spanish-American wars gave us the Phillipines, Hawaii, the West Indies, and Cuba. In the cold war, America ruled-by-proxy nations through Somozas, Batistas, Pinochets, Mubaraks, Marcoses and Shahs. America ruled the Phillipines for 50 years before granting the nation independence. America ruled Japan for five years after WW2.

Furthermore, look at our success stories, we ruled and rebuilt West Germany, Italy, South Korea, and Japan for a decade after WW2. Today, these nations are modern democracies with thriving economies. Had America formally annexed them eventually made them states, America would have doubled its GDP and population.

The question people ask is where should it stop? The United States of America should annex and rebuild all of North America to begin with. Canada we can admit into the union as 13 new states with no problems. Greenland could be purchased from Denmark or ask the island's parliament on whether or not Greenland would switch from Danish rule to joining the USA. Haiti is a real basketcase that demands American intervention. If Mexico can't control illegal immigration into the USA and continues to descend into chaos, then Mexico would have to be invaded, occupied, annexed and rebuilt. Cuba must be liberated and admitted into our union. The rest of the Central American and Caribbean nations, along with Guyana can be persuaded to join the USA and reap the benefits of belonging to the USA.

The USA must take out the regimes of all rogue states worldwide. The USA must liberate Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Burma, North Korea, Venezuela, Sudan, and China. The USA should not stop until all regimes engaged in terrorism, tyranny, and tracking of drugs and people in bondage are blasted out of existence.

The USA has the wealth, power, means, and obligation to build a better world for all people. The USA should emcompass at least one whole American continent. It would even be better if the USA ruled the Western Hemisphere from pole to pole. The whole world would prosper if the stars and stripes flown over every corner of the Earth.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Energizing America

America suffers from a lethal addiction to foriegn oil. The left champions conservation and the development of alternative energy sources. The right champions increased domestic drilling of oil as well as increasing the use of nuclear power. We Falconists say we need to do both. Here is our energy policy.

  1. Fund the construction of refineries to refine gasoline from coal and subsidize the cost of refining gasoline from coal keeping it competive with oil-refined gasoline.
  2. Allow drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge, but hold oil companies responsible for any ecological destruction as a result.
  3. Allow more drilling and extraction of oil and natural gas offshore
  4. Construct huge solar farms in the Southwestern United States
  5. Implement the Picken's Plan as part of our larger energy policy
  6. Build thousands of solar, nuclear, coal, geothermal, wind, and tidal power plants
  7. Build a nationwide "bullet-train" network to connect America's major cities, cutting down on gasoline and jet fuel consumption.
  8. Use the information superhighway to encourage telecommuting, reducing fuel consumption
  9. Fund the construction and rebuilding of commuter rail systems in our major cities
  10. Build a network of ten-kilometer wide sattelite solar power stations in low Earth orbit to collect the sun's solar energy 24-7 and beam it to collectors on Earth in the form of Microwaves.
  11. Reorganize and retool the American automobile industry to build fleets of motor-vehicles that run on hydrogen, natural gas, electricity, alcohol, diesel fuel as well as gasoline.

It is said that America has enough coal to last 1,000 years. The Germans in World War II made erastz fuel from coal. We should use the same method the Germans used in the war to make America self sufficent in gasoline. Granted this method is more expensive than refining gasoline. That is why we propose subsidizing this process to be competitive with refining from oil. If we can totally rely on American coal for gasoline, we can eliminate our dependency on foriegn oil altogether. Not to mention we will revive alot of American minining towns and create more jobs for Americans.

We need to increase domestic production of oil, may it be offshore drilling, extraction from oil shale, or drilling in ANWR. This doesn't mean we don't let oil companies off the hook for any ecological destruction as a result. If they fail to protect the environment in their drilling, they will pay the price!

We need to build more power plants to keep up with demand for electricity. This means building more solar, nuclear, wind, geothermal, coal, and tidal power plants. We don't need to use oil or natural gas for generating electricity. We need to use every other source of energy to meet America's energy needs. By relying on other sources of electricity, we will have more oil and gas to heat homes and fuel motor vehicles.

As we develop domestic sources of energy, both fossil fuels and alternative energy, we also need to be more efficient in our use. Yes, we do need to promote mass transit and build more mass transit systems in America. Yes, a nationwide high-speed rail network that carries 300 mile-per-hour bullet trains should be built. Yes, we do need to build more greenways and encourage people to bike instead of drive. Yes, we do need to build a "smart-grid" and digitize electricity distribution. Yes, we do need to encourage telecommuting and connect all of America to the information superhighway.

The thing that not only could end America's reliance on fossil fuel and make America a net exporter is the construction of ten-kilometer wide Sattelite Solar Power Stations in low-Earth orbit to collect the sun's solar energy 24-7 and beam it to collectors on Earth in the form of microwaves which in turn will turn them into electricity for consumption as well as refining hydrogen from seawater to fuel America's motor vehicles and aircraft. To do this will require us developing a larger and permanent presence in space. We need to rebuild our fleet of spacecraft and develop a mature space transportation system. But this would be our ultimate goal.

If we implement this policy, we will make America energy independent, we will reduce our trade deficit, we will reduce the funding of Islamic extremists and rogue states, we will create more jobs here in America, we will eventually reduce our global footprint, and we will be a more prosperous nation. We don't need to choose from just the right and the left in developing an energy policy. We need to pursue energy independence with BAMM, By Any Means Necessary.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Falconist Educational Policy

For the past two decades, we tried to improve America's educational system by putting more money into it. DC Public Schools went as far as spending $12,000 a year per student and still attained mediocre results. Our schools need reform now. For this blog, we will talk about Preschool through 12 education. Higher education will have to be discussed in a later blog entry.These are the refoms we propose.

  1. Institute a school-voucher system where parents will recieve educational certificates to enroll their children at any public, private, nonprofit, or faith-based school.

  2. Institute a "flying leap" program to supersede "Head-Start"

  3. Shut down undergraduate schools of education and hire teachers who have a Master's in Education and a Bachelor's degree in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, etc.

  4. Institute teacher candidate schools in every municipality to train people with degrees in other fields to become teachers and institute a "field-training" program in every school system for public schools.

  5. Allow parents to educate their children at home and provide them with the means to do so.

  6. Replace the SAT and ACT with a test similar to the IB system in France

  7. Rebuild our educational facilities and build more clasrooms

  8. Make the whole world a student's classroom

  9. Send "at-risk" youth to private military schools and develop of system of military prep schools modeled on the West Point Prepatory Program.

  10. Raise teachers salaries and develop a system of reward and recognition
  11. Expand the Junior ROTC program to every high school and establish a Cadet Corps program for home-schooled students.
  12. Restore discipline to the classroom with uniforms, dress codes, and authorizing teachers and educational administrators to discipine misbehaving students.

Parents should have the same choice in where to send their kids to school as do the Clintons, the Obamas, the Gores, the Hiltons, and the Olsens. Parents of all incomes should be able to send their children to any school they see fit to educate their children as well as educate them at home if they choose. Parents should not be forced to send their children to failing schools. This would have the following effects (1) Parents will provide a better education for their kids; (2) Schools will have to compete for students which will force schools to be more effective in their mission and (3) with the private, nonprofit, and faith-based schools enrolling more students and more children educated at home, we can reduce overcrowding in public schools and reduce class sizes.

In some cases, we need to take at-risk youth off our streets and order them into private military schools or programs like "Freestate Academy" run by the Maryland Army National Guard. Some youth today are totally lacking in discipline and structure and are lost in broken homes, broken schools, and failed neighborhoods. It would be an injustice to leave them in their straits. In addition, we should establish and run more schools similar to the prep school programs offered by the service academies.

We do need to reduce the bureaucratic oversight of our schools and make Principals, Headmasters and school Presidents the true CEOs and "Commanding Officers" of their schools. At the same time, some schools that are total failures need to be taken over by the state or nationalized. The Defense Department maintains a school system for military families. Why can't the U.S. Department of Education maintain a system of schools modeled on DoD's system and be just as effective?

In addition to real school choice, we need to establish a national core cirriculum. However, we need to give parents and schools the freedom to accomplish that cirriculum. The Department of Education will monitor schools in how they are achieving those goals as well as administer a new national exam that would replace the SAT and ACT. But schools and parents will be free to choose how to implement that cirriculum. The core ciriculum will include mathematics, applied sciences, chemistry, physics, fine arts and music, practical arts, physical education, motor vehicle operation, religion/ethics, and military science (except for conscientous objectors).

We believe we need to replace the SAT and the ACT with a exam modeled on the IB system in France. Not only would this be a better measure of seeing who is prepared for college and who isn't, the exam system will award college credit to those who demonstrate proficency in college level material if they have learned it. In addition to this new exam system, all students will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test.

One tragedy of our education system is undergraduate schools of education. We need teachers in our schools that know what they are teaching. We propose shutting down undergraduate programs in education and require all teachers to have a B.A/B.S. degree in one of the liberal arts (English, History, Political Science, etc.), engineering, the natural sciences (Chemistry, Physics, etc.)buisness, and foriegn languages. Teacher candidates will have either (A) a master's in education or (B) attend a Teacher Candidate School in each municipality followed by a period of field training with a senior teacher similar to the field training program for police officers. For college graduates participating in Mandatory National Service, participation in the Teach For America program will also meet this requirement.

While the Great Society programs of the 60s had for the most part negative results, one program that was a sucess was "Head Start". But our children need more than just a head start. Our children need a "flying leap". We will bring in the top experts in preschool education to develop a program to educate the very youngest of our children nationwide.

As part of our program to rebuild America, we will rebuild and redesign existing educational facilities and fund the construction of public, private, nonprofit, and faith-based educational facilities to educate our youth. We will no longer have overcrowded and crumbling schools. We will have smaller schools, smaller class sizes, and schools equipped with the state-of-the-art educational equipment.

One reason schools have trouble educating our youth is the lack of discipline in our schools. We propose a national law authorizing all public schools to use corporal punishment if absolutely necessary. We also propose school uniforms for kids in primary and middle schools and a conservative dress code on the high school level.

Part of our educational program will be to expand the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps to every middle school and high school in America and making it mandatory. For youth that are home schooled, they can particpate in the Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, Young Marines, or in a new Cadet Corps program based around military, national guard, or militia bases or around megachurches. The Junior ROTC program will be overhauled to provide not just instruction in military history, civics, drill and ceremony, customs and courtesies. Junior ROTC will also provide instruction in the use of firearms, small boat operations, backpacking, rockclimbing, and other practical skills to not only prepare them for military service but for life as well.

While reforming our educational system to make it better, we must also recruit and hire the most capable people to teach in our schools and retain them. We must improve the compensation and benefits of teachers. I believe we need to double the salaries of teachers and educational administrators. I also believe we need to have teacher's medals for those who have distinugished themselves in their efforts.

The left is correct we need to invest more into our educational system, raise the salaries of teachers, and hire more teachers. The right is correct we need to give parents the same choice as our elities in where to send their children to school, allow parents to educate their children at home, and restore discipline to the classroom. We champion all these ideas as well as bring a few our own to the table to develop a real comprehensive program to transform America's educational system and lay a foundation for the future of this country. John McCain said in his campaign education is the true civil rights issue for our nation today. Nothing can be further from the truth.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fortress America: How to secure America

America is besiged by terrorists attacks and illegal immigration. Niether party has come up with a successful plan to secure our nation from either of these. But the Falconist Party has a plan to secure our nation.

  1. Change the name of the Department of Homeland Security to the name of Department of Civil Security (DCS) and redefine the department's mission.
  2. Establish a elite anti-terrorism unit within DCS modeled on the British MI5
  3. Merge all federal law enforcement agencies, save the U.S. Marshal's Service into the U.S. Police Force.
  4. Consolidate police forces across America by consolidating local governments
  5. Increase the size of the U.S. Coast Guard to 500,000 personnel
  6. Build a series of Weir Dam's along the Rio-Grande River to widen and deepen the river.
  7. Expand the number of customs and border protection personnel to 500,000
  8. Expand the military to several million active-duty personnel and build a force of citizen-soldiers of tens of millions serving part-time in the National Guard, Reserves, and state militia forces.
  9. Increase the number of police officers, firefighters, and rescue workers in America to five million.
  10. Establish a network of Immigration and Naturalization Centers to assimilate all immigrants into American society.
  11. Raise or abolish the legal immigration limit
  12. Make English the national and primary language
  13. Continue to wage the war agaist the Jihadists in their lands.
  14. Annex Mexico, Canada, Greenland, and the rest of North America.

Homeland sounded so "Soviet". Changing the name from DHS to DCS will greatly improve the department's image. But changing the mission may also broaden it to include projects to improve America's security while the Interstate Highway System under the Department of Defense.

Within DCS, we need to establish a elite anti-terrorism unit modeled on the British MI5. This unit, which we will call the Domestic Defense Division or 3D. The sole mission of 3D will be to prevent and preempt terrorism here at home and will include the top security talent from the ranks of state and local law enforcement as well as from the CIA and FBI. 3D will painstakingly overseen by the intelligence committees of Congress as well as inteligence officials of other agencies and a special tribunal of federal judges will be established to monitor 3Ds activities to ensure that the civil liberties of innocent bystanders are preserved.

Alot of people will say it is against the Constitution for the US Government to establish a federal police force. However, the USPF will only take in federal law enforcement agencies as well as interstate law enforcement agencies such as MWAA and Metro Transit Police in the DC Metro Area. The USPF will be involved in policing and guarding federal property, defending our borders, and policing in areas where state and local police are absent or shorthanded. A single police force would also reduce the overlap between agencies and improve coordination.

The US Marshal's service will remain separate from the USPF and will act as the national "sheriff's office" under the U.S. Department of Justice which will also continue to run the federal correction's system.

Within DCS and the USPF, the US Coast Gaurd should be expanded to 500,000 personnel and be given decomissioned military aircraft and naval warships to patrol America's waters and to intercept boats carrying drugs and illegal immigrants into our country. The USCG academy should be expanded to 5,000 midshipmen. The Customs and Border Protection corps should also be expanded to 500,000 personnel.

State and local law enforcement agencies will continue to exist under this new system. However, we may be better served with 20,000 state and local agencies as opposed to 40,000 under the current system. If we manage to replace counties, tax districts, townships, with a system of municipalities and regional commissions, we may also be able to reduce the number of separate agencies as well providing for better police services and inter-agency coordination.

The number of police officers, along with the number of firefighters and rescue workers will be greatly increased. We propose funding of state and local police, fire, and rescue forces to recruit, train, and deploy another five million police officers, firefighters, and rescue workers on our streeets as well as improving their salary and benefits as well as giving them the tools, weapons, equipment, materiel, and vehicles to do their job. We should also establish a national pension system for our first-responders so they don't have to postpone their retirement when they transfer from one agency to another.

In addition to expanding our police, fire and rescue forces, we need to expand our military to several million active-duty personnel as well as expand our National Guard, Reserve, and state militia forces to tens of millions of citizen-soldiers. This will mean implementation of a program of Universal Military Training. But a larger military and citizen-soldier force is essential to not only defending our nation against terrorism but also carrying the fight to the lands of the terrorists.

Alot of people believe we need to build a wall along the US Mexican border. However, a wall would cede thousands of square miles to Mexico, cut off American border towns from the Rio Grande River, harm cross-border commerce, as well as be expensive to build and maintain. Moreover, a 20 foot high wall can be scaled by a 21 foot ladder or digging a tunnel underneath. There is a better way.

We propose building a series of Weir Dams along the Rio Grande River to widen and deepen the river making it a natural barrier to illegal immigration. The dams would cost the fraction of building a wall and could be easily patrolled by a score of swift boats as opposed to tens of thousands of Border Guards to man a wall. A widenend and deepened river would also provide additional water to the towns of the US-Mexican border.

Some people think we need to shut the border to all immigration. Truth is we need immigrants to maintain a healthy population growth rate for this country and to compensate for the 60 million people missing from Generations X and Y due to abortion and a sagging birth rate. Immigrants also take jobs nobody will fill. That is why we propose raising or abolishing the immigration limit for the USA.

However, we must ensure we assimilate all those who come into this country. That is why we propose a system of Immigration and Naturalization Centers (INCs) where immigrants will be immersed in the English language as well as recieve instruction in American History, culture, government, and basic life skills to function in American society. After completion of such instruction, they will become legal residents. After five years, they may become full-fledged American citizens. In addition, those who choose to enlist in the military for at least two-years may be fast-tracked to American citizenship.

As far as the movement to make America bi-lingual and multi-lingual, we must have one national and primary language to hold this nation together. That language should be English. One fourth of the world already speaks English and English binds nations such as India which has over 1,000 languages together. There are over 1,000 African languages yet to hold these nations together, they adopted either English or French as the national language. We need one national language to hold the USA together. True, it would behoove the American people to learn more than one foriegn language as it is critical to our national security as well as to commerce. However, all legal residents of the USA must know and speak English.

The war against those who launch terrorist attacks against our country must be carried to enemy territory. We must increase troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan to a million troops in each country. In addition, we must prepare to launch attacks against Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, North Korea, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Burma, and maybe even China.

Finally, the best way we can secure America's borders is to reduce them. We are talking about annexing Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Central America, and the island nations of the Caribbean. Uniting all of North America under the stars and stripes. By annexing and rebuilding the rest of North America, we will reduce our borders from 3000 miles with Canada and Mexico to 100 miles with Colombia. By annexing Canada and Mexico, we can put an end to NAFTA and the idea of the NAU that has terrified millions of Americans including Lou Dobbs. If we annex and rebuild the rest of the North American continent, the USA would posess the world's largest land area, a population of 600 million people making the USA third in world population, a GDP of $60 trillion and will continue to remain the world's hyperpower making America more resistant to terrorist attack. By annexing Canada and Mexico, we will put an end to most illegal immigration because the nations of origin of most illegal immigrants will be annexed by the USA and rebuilt. Not only would this encourage more illegal immigrants to stay in their nations of orgin, but they will still be Americanized and made part of the United States.

There you have it. A revolutionary plan to make America safer against terrorist attacks and end the illegal immigration invasion. If we implement this plan, not only would we have a safer and more secure America, we will have a larger, stronger and more prosperous America as well.

Friday, October 2, 2009

A real pro-family policy

There are many people in the GOP, in particular, the Christian right, that claim to espouse "pro-family policies". However, as much as we are like minded with Christian conservatives when it comes to the institution of family, we the Falconist Party feel we need a real pro-family policy that not only rebuilds and maintains the traditonal family unit, but also includes dealing with the issues of single people as well.

  1. Outlaw abortion and put an end to the holocaust that has claimed close to 60 million unborn lives.

  2. Promote adoption, especially of older children and special needs children.

  3. Establish group homes with full-time parents at the helm
  4. Implement a tax code that is more pro-family and provide financial incentives to encourage people to have more children.

  5. Implement universal health insurance through the GHAP
  6. Rebuild cities to be more family-friendly

  7. Oppose same-sex marriages and overturn the SCOTUS ban regarding sexual morality

  8. Repeal no-fault divorce laws

  9. Shut down the sex industry

  10. Establish a national organization to plan events for single people, match singles up with compatable people, and make singles datable and marriageable.

  11. Nationalize the marriage-brokering business

  12. Establish a cabinet level Department of Communications and Culture (DCC) to reduce anti-family content in the media.

  13. Guarantee the access of faith-based organizations to public funds

  14. Defend the right of religious people to evangelize without fear of arrest, prosecution, lawsuit, or administrative discipline.

If it wasn't for Roe Versus Wade, America would have 360 million people today instead of 310 million. There would be 27 million more GenXers today who would be defending our country, policing our streets, paying taxes into our social-welfare net, caring for our elderly, working our economy, and raising families of their own. On top of that, of the 50 million unborn lives that perished in the abortion holocaust, 20 million were afro-American. Abortion is one of the worst things to happen to the Afro-American community in its history.

We can prohibit abortion legally by either (A) overturning the SCOTUS decision on Roe Versus Wade or (B) amend the Constitution with a right-to-life amendment. However, it is not enough to just make abortion a criminal act. We must establish and maintain an infrastructure that will care for mothers who have unexpected pregnancies. We must provide a safe enviroment for women who were put in this situation regardless of how they ended up in that situation and enable them to bear healthy children into the world for them to raise or to put up for adoption.

We have two million children who grow up without parents or a family to call their own. That is why we must have a national crusade to adopt children without families, especially older children and children with special needs. If this crusade isn't enough, we should establish group homes in communities across America headed by full-time parents (Parent's who would be vocationally engaged in raising five or more orphans in the group home).

In enacting pro-family policies, one group of people that would be turned off by a pro-family agenda would be single people. I myself am currently in this ground. There are 50 million single people in the US. We must craft a policy that includes them. Some are single by choice, others by circumstance, and some by calling. For those who are single by circumstance, we need to help those singles who wish to marry and form families. That includes free counseling to deal with mental health issues so singles can become dateable and marriageable. That includes cosmetic surgery to make singles more attractive. That includes holding special events and activities for singles. That includes free matchmaking services that match up compatabile singles.

One by-product of cultural trends in America is the proliferation of "mail-order bride" services and "marriage-brokering" services. With our plan to abolish legal immigration limits, we think this will put a dent on the business. However, we may just nationalize what is left of the business and ensure that this is done in a orderly and morally manner.

For those who are single by choice or calling, our society must continue to accept them. The North American Christian Church must create a culture that encourages singles to not only attend to the needs of the married with children but also encourages families to attend to the needs of singles. No governmental policy I can think of can accomplish this. I can't speak for the Mosques, Synagogues, or other alternative belief systems because they have their own doctrines regarding marriage and singles.

Now for those that do marry, we do need to do something about our astonishingly high divorce rate. The only thing government can do in this case is enact no-fault divorce laws. We must build a culture that says divorce is not the solution to difficulties in marriage. We must build a culture that says marriage is for life and divorce is only acceptable in cases of adultery, abandonment and especially abuse. If one is in an abusive marriage, one has to leave his/her spouse.

Now just because people marry doesn't mean they will choose to have kids. A healthy society cannot force people to have children nor couples with children to have more children. However, a healthy society can reward people who choose to do so. Our version of the FairTax will provide prebates of $200/month (or $2400 a year) for every legal resident and member of his/her household. In addition, we can provide marriage loans and "baby bonds" to encourage people to have more children. If we replace the 1,000 different welfare programs in the government with this policy, we can afford this policy as well as save the government billions in welfare costs.

While it is sad to see cities in America declining in population and collapsing, we have the oppurtunity to take urban areas, buldozing them to the ground, and turn some of the land into family-friendly neighborhoods with single-family homes with sizeable backyards and townhomes. Not only would this revive some cities, this would also encourage marriage and family oriented people to move into the city and change its character.

At the same time, the bulldozing of run-down neighborhoods and the relocation of evacuees to new urban and rural communities erected in the sparsely populated parts of America may transform people who have been lost in the cracks of our society. When evacuees have been exposed to the people who live in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, and the heartland, they may have a change of character to something more structured.

The Christian right is opposed to universal health insurance. We understand opposition to such items as euthanasia and abortion and we too oppose any universal health care plan that includes those elements. However, aside from those elements, nothing can be more pro-family than universal health coverage. Health care costs are one reason people are choosing to have fewer children, if any at all. That is why we call for the implementation of the Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan (GHAP) which will issue healthcare certificates to all legal residents to enroll themselves and their families into private healthcare plans. All health insurance companies will have to accept those who wish to enroll regardless of pre-existing medical condition. This will eliminate the cost of underwriting from insurance companies bringing down costs. The GHAP will eliminate SCHIP and replace the employer-based health care system along with Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, we will establish a network of 24-hour aid-stations staffed by highly trained paramedics to provide free pre-natal care, basic medical care, and for those going into the military, physical exams.

One of the causes of the destruction of the family unit is the idea of sex outside of marriage. Our society now permits and encourages fornication, promiscuity, homosexuality, pornography, and some are even calling for the legalization of prostitution. The SCOTUS ruled in 2002 that states cannot make laws regarding what sexual behavior should be legal or illegal. We have to appoint judges to overturn this ban or enact a Constitutional amendment.

True, what goes on behind closed doors is the business of the people in the bedroom. However, if our society were to rule that promiscuity, homosexuality, and prostitution is legitimate sexual behavior. Then why not bigamy, polygamy, bestiality? A line must be drawn in the sand and that line is that sex is to occur between a man and a woman unconditionally bound together in holy matrimony. Anything outside of that is wrong and outside of what people are designed for.

This is not to say we want to stone people for engaging in sexual immorality. We don't want to do that nor make people wear the letter "A" around their neck. Nor do we don't want to round up adulterers, gays and prostitutes and send them into concentration camps. On the contrary, we want people to recieve the help they need even if the help they need is "tough love". We don't even want the state to really enforce this. The church is better at dealing with this than the state can be and the state should only be involved when the law is broken.

Another thing that must be done is we must shut down the sex industry. We can do this by denying permits to people who want to open strip clubs and XXX movie theaters. We can deny corporation status to those who want to open sex-related businesses online or in realspace. We can regulate the internet more intensely through a special section of the new Department of Culture and Communications.

The new Department of Culture and Communications (DCC) will take over the Post Office as well as the functions of the Federal Communications Comission, the Motion Picture Association of America, PBS, NPR, and the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, and the cable companies. Every household in America will be provided free cable service through the DCC. However, the DCC will block on-request of the citizen, certain networks that contain objectionable material.

With the DCC taking over the functions of the MPAA, we will modify the rating system and all films released in America must have a DCC rating. We will still have G, PG, PG-13, and R. But we will do away with NC-17. If a content of a film is to objectionable for an "R" rating, it won't be released.

While we believe that the first amendment didn't include obscenity, we do believe the first amendment guarantees, not prohibits the right of believers of every faith to practice their faith openly in the public arena. We will guarantee the right of believers to organize faith-based clubs in the public square, including the workplace and the school. We will guarantee the right of believers to pray openly everywhere.

In addition, we will gurantee the right of parents to educate their children at home as well as to discipline their children without the fear of arrest and prosecution. We will also authorize public schools to use corporal punishment if necessary to restore order to our schools and discipline our students. The police will also be endowed with this authority as well.

But policy and government action has its limits. In order to turn our society back into a more traditional society, the champions of traditional values must move into the places held by those who stand against it. We must move back into our cities and take them back. We must move into the worst parts of these towns and rebuild them. Moving away and raising families in isolated little communities in one part of America is not the solution. We have to stop giving ground to secular humanists and start meeting secular humanists and those who follow them head down. This is not to take ground from them but to take them into our fold.

If we implement this policy, we will see rise in the birth rate, the reversal of the graying of America, a more moral society, and a more healthy and dynamic society. We will see a society with less crime, less children growing up without two parents, fewer criminals, and a more spiritual society.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Falconist Plan to win the war on drugs and crime

While crime overall, especially violent crime, has been on the decline since the mid 1990s, America is still one of the most violent nations on the planet. While crime has remained steady in our largest cities, it has also been on the rise in our smaller and mid-size cities. We believe that we need a real battle plan to wage and win this war on drugs, crime and terrorism and we fortunately have one. The battle plan consists of the following elements.

  1. Issue weapons to all law abiding citizens and training them in personal protection.
  2. Fund state and local police departments to hire 1.5 million more police officers as well as increasing their compensation and benefits and arming police officers to the teeth.
  3. Enact tough criminal codes and tougher punishments for offenders
  4. Build and operate prisons that rehabilitate as well as punish
  5. Institute alternative correction measures and punishments and to prison terms
  6. Raze failed inner city neighborhoods to the ground and relocate evacuees to new urban and rural communities established in the sparsely settled regions of America.
  7. Establish Economic Refugee Centers
  8. Unclog our judicial system of frivilous lawsuits through tort reform.
  9. Restore discipline to the home and the school
  10. Empower police officers to do their jobs
  11. Stop treating juveniles with a slap on the wrist
  12. Institute programs to guide and discipline our youth
  13. Restore public morality and traditional values to our society.

We don't think it is enough to just defend the right to bear arms. We think we must take the additional step and issue weapons to all law-abiding citizens and training them in personal protection. If more people were issued weapons and trained in their use, we would have alot more believers in the second amendment and a decrease in crime. Also, the reality today is that more people need to learn to defend themselves, especially young single women. There have been many arguments for preserving our second amendment rights so no need to reinterate them.

Our police departments, especially urban police departments such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, NYC, LA, and DC are way undermanned. That is why we call for the funding of police departments to recruit, hire, train and deploy another 1.5 million more police officers on our streets, especially in our most crime-ridden areas of our country. We will also fund our police departments to greatly increase the pay and benefits for our police officers as well as to equip them with information technology, vehicles, and weapons necessary to make our streets safer.

In every state, we will enact a tough criminal code. Every state and territory of the United States that Falconists will control will make murder and sexual abuse capital crimes with death row appeals limited to one per convict. Anyone who is convicted of three or more violent felonies in three separate cases, including offenses committed in prison, will also be subject to capital punishment. We will also simplify the law code so it is simple enough for people to understand.

America has 1% of its population in prison. That currently is three million people. It is not enough to just lock offenders away. Even though we call for longer prison terms, eventually, convicts have to be released back into society. That is why we need to build and maintain prisons that rehabilitate offenders. Joe Acripa's Tent City in Maricopa County, Arizona is an example for how we should run our prisons. Prisons should be places nobody should want to go to or return to. However, we should also build prisons that keep convicts busy so they won't get into mischief in prison as well as to give them skill-training, counseling, and treatment so when they return to society, they will be productive members of society.

In addition to prison, we should look at alternatives to time in jail. Such alternatives include "shaming", caning or flogging, service in drug rehabilitation centers, and restorative justice sentences where offenders have to work for the people they offended. We don't need to send everyone to jail. If we can correct people without sending them to jail, then we should do so.

Most of our crime is still occuring in our inner city neighborhoods and in or around our public housing projects. We need to raze failed inner city neighborhoods to the ground. The evacuees of such neighborhoods will be relocated to new urban and rural communites erected in Wyoming, Montana, Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, and other sparsely settled parts of America. These new communities will not be like the failed public housing projects. These new communities will be well-designed, well-built, well-maintained, and will have a tough code of rules for the residents to follow. Once the inner city neighborhoods have been razed to the ground, we will build new urban communities and repopulate them with immigrants as well as those attracted to the urban lifestyle. Maybe evacuees will move to these communities as well. However, if we do the job of building the new communities in sparsely populated America right, they won't want to.

Welfare has been associated with crime. We believe welfare should be reserved for the elderly, infirm, and those that need a temporary helping hand. Every other government check aside from the FairTax should be earned checks. We propose the establishment of Economic Refugee Centers to intern welfare recipients and rehabilitate them into productive citizens. People who are interned in ERCs will be well-fed, well clothed, and well housed while they recieve skill training, counseling, and any other rehabilitation that they require. Not only would this reduce welfare rolls and save the government billions, this would also reduce crime as well as turn people who merely consumped into productive citizens.

Parents, teachers, and police officers are afraid of administrative, civil, or criminal liability if they use force or corporal punishment in performing their roles. True, we must avoid the abuse of this authority. However, we have went too far. Criminals don't fear the police and juvenile deliquents don't fear their parents, teachers or police officers. We need to bring ballance to this issue. We need to restore corporal punishment to schools and we need to free parents to discipline their children. There is a fine line between discipline and abuse. But parents have the right, if not the obligation to discipline their children.

The judicial system especially treats juveniles with a slap on the wrist. We propose that if an offender is at least 14 years old, he/she should be tried as an adult in all cases and be detained in juvenile detention until he/she turns 18 where he/she will be transfered to adult detention. If juvenile deliquents realized they will be punished like adults for their actions, they will stop commiting criminal acts. Bullies who abuse others should be tried for simple assault and spend a year or less in juvenile detention for their actions or be subject to caning . Deliquents who steal cars should spend at least two years in juvenile detention or be subject to caning.

It is not the youth that are always at fault for their paths of criminal behavior. Some kids grow up in homes without any structure or discipline whatsoever. That is why we propose expanding Junior ROTC to every high school in America. JROTC will give more kids the structure and discipline they need to not only stay out of trouble but to become more informed, patriotic, engaged and well-productive citizens of our society. For youth that don't attend schools where JROTC is absent or who are home-schooled, we will institute a Cadet Corps program for them to participate in. We will also institute more residential paramilitary academies for at-risk youth like Freestate Academy in Maryland. We will also encourage judges and educational administrators to order at-risk students into private military schools at public expense.

Finally, we must restore public morality and traditional values to our society. Too many children are growing up in broken homes where the parents are divorced or where one is absent. People today have become bad stewards of the institution of marriage and family. We need to put the family unit back together because it is the family unit that is the first department of health, education and welfare.

How do we know if we have won the war against drugs, crime, and terrorism? We propose that when the national crime rate falls below 5%, that should be considered victory. When crime is more than 5% for the nation or for a juridstriction, then another war on crime in America or a particular juridstriction is declared until the crime rate falls below 5%. But we can trully declare victory when people can walk the streets safely at night and when people no longer have to lock their doors. We can and we should win this war on drugs and crime.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Alot of people will aks how will the Falconist Party deal with the issues facing America and the world amid the global economic meltdown? How will the Falconist Party deal with a $13 trillion dollar national debt and rising? Well, we do have a program and it constitutes the following.
  1. Replace the Federal Reserve with a USG owned-and-operated Bank of the United States
  2. Implement our version of the FairTax plan
  3. Launch a program to rebuild America that makes the Obama plan pale in comparison
  4. Replace our welfare system with a workfare system
  5. Implement the Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan
  6. Increase legal immigration and assimilation
  7. Cut and reduce wasteful government spending
  8. Sell federal lands back to the American people
  9. Dedicate 1% of the GDP to paying off the principle of the national debt

The Federal Reserve is semi-private with the biggest banks owning the largest shares of the central bank. Our plan is to replace the Federal Reserve with a government owned-and-operated Bank of the United States whose chairman will be appointed by and subject to dismissal by the POTUS with the consent of Congress. This will take the power to coin money and regulate its value back from the bankers and place it in the hands of Congress.

The FairTax plan involves replacing the income, payroll, social security, medicare, alternative minimum, corporate, capital gains, estate and gift taxes with an inclusive National Sales Tax of 23% with monthly "Prebates" of $187/month and $65/month for every child in that household. Our version replaces the formentioned taxes with a inclusive NST of 25% and monthly prebates of $200 for every legal resident of the USA as well as $200/month for every child. In addition, our version of the FairTax will include a 2% National Land Value Tax. The LVT will only tax the land, not the buildings on it. The LVT will not only raise revenue but also promote land efficency and encourage the redevelopment of land that has been allready built over. The effects of this plan will be as follows.

  1. The FairTax plan will tax the overall size of the economy and not just the 160 million wage earners and businesses.
  2. The FairTax plan will do away with individual income tax returns
  3. The FairTax plan will save America $200 billion a year in tax-compliance costs
  4. The FairTax plan will encourage businesses from around the world to relocate their corporate headquarters and means of production to America.
  5. The FairTax plan will encourage trillions of dollars to flow from Offshore Financial Centers back to the USA.
  6. The FairTax plan will tax illegal immigrants, criminals, and the underground economy
  7. Encourage the economy to grow at an annual rate of 15%

The next element of our plan will be to pass another stimilus package but a real rebuilding program for America. We will spend 5% of America's GDP annually on rebuilding America's infrastructure. Here are the elements of that program.

  1. Build a nationwide network of desalination plants, pipelines, reserviors, dams, canals, and irrigation systems to meet America's water needs as well as replinish aquifiers and dried up rivers, lakes, and streams.
  2. Rebuild America's roads, streets, and freeways, doubling the number of freeway miles around our major cities.
  3. Rebuild or replace half of the bridges that are falling apart in America
  4. Build more power plants, including coal, solar, nuclear, wind, geothermal, and tidal.
  5. Build more health care facilities to provide health care to our people
  6. Build more educational facilities and rebuild existing ones to train the labor force we need to compete in the 21st century
  7. Build more public safety facilities such as police and fire stations
  8. Build more affordable housing units
  9. Rebuilding our urban centers as well as new communities in the sparsely populated parts of America where current residents of public housing will be relocated to.
  10. Rebuild our water mains and other overlooked yet essential parts of our infrastructure.
  11. Reviving the WPA and PWA as well as create a Green Corps to put people to work on these projects.

If we spend 5% of our GDP every year to rebuild our infrastructure, we will immediately put 13 million people to work in America at living wages rebuilding America and we will add $3 to the GDP for every $1 invested in rebuilding our country. Every person we put to work rebuilding our country will also be one person or family we will lift out of poverty and one person or family we will take off our welfare rolls.

I wrote extensively about the GHAP in my previous blog entry concerning health care. The GHAP will replace SCHIP, Medicare, Medicaid, and the employer-based health care system with a system of universal health vouchers for all legal residents to enroll themselves in private insurance plans. This will save employers the cost of providing health insurance to their employees, phase out Medicare and Medicaid, and reduce health care costs as a share of our GDP.

One of the reasons we are having large budget deficits is the increasing costs of social security and medicare. The reason these costs are exploding is because the beneficiaries of these programs are increasing while the wage-earnes are decreasing. To keep these programs solvent, we need to increase the population of wage earners and have a proper population pyramid. In the long run, that means enacting pro-family policies and restoring a culture that encourages large families. In the short run, that means increasing legal immigration and assimilation. I will elaborate more on this in a later blog.

Another reason for budget deficits is wasteful government spending. We can reduce this by consolidating the thousands of programs in dozens of agencies. Instead of having 70 programs for drug abuse, how about one administered by the Health Department. Instead of having dozens of programs to help farmers, how about just one administered by the Department of Resources or Department of Rural, Urban, and Suburban Affairs? We can probably save $400 billion in consolidating government programs and streamling the government which could go to financing our other programs without increasing the tax burden on the American people.

The USG owns an incredible amount of land that could be used for farming, logging, mining, or creating solar farms to meet America's needs. We will sell most unused federal land back to the people save the land we will require for our new communities in sparsely populated America as well as for military posts for our expanding military.

Finally, we need to dedicate at least 1% of the GDP to paying off the principle of the national debt. We already spend $200-400 billion a year on interest on the national debt. If we ballance the budget and dedicate 1% of our GDP (which is currently $13 trillion) to debt retirement, we will be paying off the national debt at $130 billion a year. However, as the economy expands, we can begin paying the debt off at $260 billion a year once the economy doubles. After the economy doubles again, we will pay $520 billion in principle on the national debt. After 15-20 years, we will have retired the national debt and save America $200-400 billion a year in interest on the national debt.

When we have rebuilt our infrastructure, implemented our new tax code, reformed health care, reformed our government, and retired our national debt, we will be a creditor nation again and once again be the world's economic hyperpower. Our task is not insurmountable. It is in our reach. We just need to make these bold steps in doing so.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Falconist plan to reform our politics and government

Our political system is biased against minor parties and towards incumbents who implement the same failed programs year after year. K-Street has way too much influence over Congress. The laws of the nation and the policies that affect the world today are made by only 535 people who are not in touch with the American people. The Falconist Party says we need to reform our political system and reform our government so that it is in touch with the American people and does more with less.

To begin with, we need to reorganize the Executive Branch of our government so that the POTUS has greater control over the bureaucracy as well as execute its mission more efficiently and effectively. With this in mind, we propose the following measures for the executive branch.
  1. The Departments of Commerce and Labor will be merged into a Department of Commerce and Labor (DCL). Not only would this reduce bureaucracy, this will also harmonize the interests of business and labor in dealing with America’s economic issues.
  2. The Departments of Interior, Agriculture, the EPA, and elements of the Department of Energy will be merged into the new Department of Resources (DERES).
  3. The Department of Housing and Urban Development along with elements of the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Transportation will be merged into the Department of Rural, Urban, and Suburban Affairs (DRUSA). The DOT will become an Office of Transportation within DRUSA and the Civil Air Agency will become an independent agency.
  4. The Department of Health and Human Services will be split into the Department of Health and the Department of Workfare.
  5. The Department of Homeland Security will be changed into the Department of Civil Security.
  6. The separate departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force will be replaced by a Joint Force Defense Headquarters run by the Secretary of Defense.
  7. The Department of Energy will change into the Department of Science and Technology
  8. The Postal Service, the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities, PBS, NPR, and the new National Internet Administration (NIA, formerly the Rural Electrification Administration) will all become part of the new Department of Culture and Communications (DCC)
  9. Create five new offices of Vice-President for Economic Policy, Domestic Policy, Operations, National Security, and Administration. All cabinet officers will report to these five appointed VPs with the elected VP serving as the Executive VP.
  10. Consolidate programs with a similar mission into a single program and assign it to a specific department or agency.
  11. Assign new missions to agencies that completed their previous mission and reorganize those agencies for their new missions if necessary.
  12. Combine the separate 200+ law enforcement agencies of the U.S. Government into a single U.S. Police Force operating under the Department of Civil Security. The U.S. Marshal’s Service will continue to operate under the Department of Justice and will serve as the national “sheriff’s office” of the United States.

As far as Congress goes, we propose expanding Congress to 5,000 members and move from single-member districts to multi-member districts whose constituents will use a Single Transferable Vote system (STV) to elect members of the House of Representatives. Not only would this even the playing field for minor parties, but it will also give smaller states more representation in Congress as well as reducing the numbers of constituents a member of the House represents from close to a million down to 60,000.

On the state and local level, we propose replacing bicameral state legislatures with unicameral state legislatures of 200 members each. The 200 state legislators will be elected by the constituents in 40 state legislative districts with five legislators for each district. We propose that state legislators are also elected by the Single Transferable Vote system. We also propose that states apportion their electoral votes for POTUS in proportion the percentage of the popular vote won by each candidate. The candidate with the most popular votes in that state will receive two electoral votes that represent the two U.S. Senate seats. Finally, we propose eliminating all hurdles that prevent minor party candidates from obtaining ballot status.

We also propose reducing the number of local governments in America from over 80,000 to 40,000 by replacing counties, townships, and special districts with municipalities. This will save taxpayers $200 billion a year in taxes. That same $200 billion can also be used in building roads, schools, and bridges, hire more police officers, firefighters and rescue workers, build new schools and hire more teachers. We can also alter the border s of municipalities to combine large cities with suburbs broadening their economic and demographic base as well as more capable of handling problems that cross existing city and county lines. Municipal councils should also be elected by a Single Transferable Vote system.

We will also review all federal programs and consolidate those programs that have overlapping missions. We have over 1,000 programs in 13 different agencies that deal with drug abuse. We should consolidate them into a single program administered by the Department of Health. We have a dozen programs in a dozen different agencies to assist agriculture. We should consolidate them into a single program administered by DRUSA. We have over 1000 different programs in Education in a score of educational agencies. They should be consolidated into a few programs administered by the Department of Education.

We must review the mission of every agency of the federal government. Some agencies that have completed their mission such as the Rural Electrification Administration will be given a new mission. The REA will be changed into the National Internet Administration, placed under the new Department of Culture and Communications, and be given the mission of connecting the whole country to the information superhighway. Some agencies and programs that have been proven failures will be terminated. And agencies with overlapping missions will be merged. This will save America billions of dollars, streamline our bureaucracy, and enable the government to really help those in need.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bring Back the Draft

With the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as potential conflicts horizon as well as to deal with problems here at home, the Falconist Party propose a program of Universal Military Training and Mandatory National Service. Our UMT and MNS program consists of the following.

  1. All Americans 26 years old and above will serve one year of military service for basic military, skill and citizenship training followed by part-time service as citizen-soldiers in the National Gaurd, Reserve, or state militias.
  2. All Americans 18-26 will serve at least two years of MNS with a minimum of a year being military service for basic military, skill, and citizenship training. The remainder of their stint may be spent in the military or service in urban law enforcement, firefighting, rescue work, the Green Corps, the Health Corps, the Peace Corps, Ghetto Corps, Teacher's Corps, Freedom Corps, any form of service that takes someone out of their "comfort zone" and puts them in unfamiliar surroundings, may involve hardship, and possible exposure to danger.
  3. All immigrants will serve a year of military service for basic military, skill, and citizenship training followed by part-time service in the National Guard, Reserve, and state militias. Those that serve three years in the military or serve a year on the front-lines will be fast-tracked to American citizenship.
  4. The draft will be "air-tight", no deferments or safe duty for the privileged. Regardless if you are "Joe Blow" or Paris Hilton, you will serve two years of MNS and serve in the military.
  5. Our UMT and MNS will be flexible enough so that those pursuing a skill that is badly needed such as health care, engineering, natural sciences, information technology, may perform their MNS in those roles. Those High School graduates who are in the top 10% of all those turning 18 may recieve ROTC scholarship and attend college first followed by serving in the military for four years folllowed by part-time service in the National Guard, Reserve, and State Militias. In addition to ROTC, those that recieve an appointment to a federal service academy or a military college will forfill their military service obligation after the completion of their college education.
  6. Illegal aliens, Convicts, and Ex-Convicts may opt for service in the U.S. Foriegn Legion which will be operate under the U.S. Army but with service just as strict and rigorously enforced as the French Foriegn Legion. All bases of the legion will be based outside the CONUS and after four years of service, legionares will have their criminal records erased and their citizenship rights restored (or in the case of illegals granted)
  7. Several new service-corps will be created. The Green Corps will be engaged in maintaining our national parks and forests, cleaning up our brownfields, fighting forest fires, planting new forests and engaged in other conservation projects, and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. The Health Corps will assign MNS participants to staff inner-city hospitals, community aid stations, and rest homes for the elderly. The Ghetto Corps will be involved in helping to rebuild our urban centers and provide social services to the families of the inner city. The Peace Corps will be expanded twenty-fold and will be engaged in nation-building as well as its current mission. The Freedom Corps will continue in its current mission with many more people provided by MNS.

Now alot of people are opposed to the draft for various reasons. Some people claim that the draft is a form of involuntary servitude and is against the Constitution. Some people claim that the draft is an insult to those who chose to enlist voluntarly. Sope people claim that an all-volunteer military is superior to a conscript force and a draft will reduce the overall quality of our military. Some people say we don't need a large military and the trend is toward smaller forces with more high tech weaponry best used by volunteers. Here are our arguments for our program of UMT and MNS.

  1. UMT and MNS will expose everyone from all walks of life, rich and poor, black and white, North and South, Red State and Blue State, urban and rural, to the military and to each other. They will all get hardened together and recieve the stuff they aren't getting at home, school or church such as discipline, patriotism, and a foot-locker full of values.
  2. Benjamin Franklin once said "we shall all hang together or we will all hang separately. Nothing says "we are in this together" more than UMT and MNS. All too often, the burden of defending our society falls on 1/2 of one percent of our society with the remaining 99.5% reaping the benefits. Governor Mike Huckabee saw that in many churches, it is 10% of any congregation that serves while 90% reap the benefits of those who serve and saw the same for our society today. Everyone should step up to the plate and serve. Everyone should share in the sacrifice. It is unfair that 0.5% of the population is bearing the sacrifice of defending this great country. When a country goes to war, the whole country should go to war.
  3. We need a large military period. We should have a million troops in Iraq and a million troops in Afghanistan. In addition, we have to be prepared for future conflicts with Sudan, Somalia, Haiti, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Burma, and maybe even with China and Russia. We also need to secure our borders. This requires a much larger army than we have now.
  4. While an all-volunteer force is superior to a conscript one and the conscript one is not the ideal, an all-volunteer force that is undermanned, overstretched, underequipped, underappreciated, and undersupplied is not the ideal either. An all-volunteer force that can't fill its ranks in a time of war is not superior to a conscript force.
  5. Decorated Vietnam War veteran Colonel David Hackworth commanded both conscripts and volunteers in Vietnam and said the conscripts fought just as hard if not more so than the volunteers. While the military has its fair-share of people who favor an all-volunteer military, there are those who also call for a return to the draft. To say that conscripts are not as good as soldiers as volunteers is an insult to those that were drafted into the military and fought honorably when they didn't want to.
  6. A conscript force doesn't mean we will have low morale or a low quality force. We should continue to pursue every technological advantage as well as maintain the high morale of our military. The Israeli Defense Force today and the West German military in the 1980s both have a program of UMT and their forces are probably just as powerful as ours on a man-per-man basis. The German Whermacht of the 1940s was a conscription-based military with a high morale, equipped with the latest technologies of its day, and held its own for five years. It took a conscript-based American military and its allies who used conscription to defeat it. True, many Americans immediately enlisted after Pearl Harbor, but after Pearl Harbor, the volunteer rates went down the military soon became a draft military. Ironically, the military that "lost" the Vietnam War (which it didn't really lose) was a military that was made up alot more of volunteers than draftees (however, many people enlisted in the military to avoid going into the infantry).
  7. While high-tech forces may devastate any army that opposes us today, you still need regular infantrymen and alot of them to hold the ground. Our military is awesome at waging the wars but has not done as well as a job as maintaining the peace. We defeated the Iraqi army in three weeks but it took us five years to pacify Iraq. Had we went in with a million troops, there would have been no insurgency and the rebuilding of Iraq would be well underway. The same goes for Afghanistan only that we would have destroyed the Taliban and have captured Osama Bin Ladden had we had a million troops in Afghanistan.
  8. In addition to our military, we have other manpower needs as well. Our urban police departments don't have enough cops, our rest homes lack people to staff them, our hopsitals lack health care workers, our schools lack teachers, this could be remedied by a program of MNS. Granted we also need to pay our police officers, firefighters, rescue workers, health care workers alot more, we also need a program of MNS to direct people into these career fields who would otherwise not consider them.
  9. There is a growing culture gap between our military and civilian sectors of society. UMT and MNS will narrow or eliminate that culture gap. In the 1940s and 1950s, employers knew what an XO or a company was when they interviewed veterans because they were veterans themselves. Now veterans have to explain what an XO or a company is to employers. There is also a growing difference in values between the military and civilian sectors of our society. We need UMT to harmonize those values. On top of that, when the military becomes more and more alien to the society it is taksed to defend, the civilan sector of society will begin to perceive the military as more and more as a threat.
  10. Libertarians and Constitutionalists argue that UMT and MNS is slavery and is illegal under our Constitution. First of all, I don't think the authors of the 13th amendment had in mind the abolition of the draft when they wrote the 13th amendment. Second of all, George Washington authored the National Defense Act of 1797 which required all Americans 18 and above to serve in the state militias. The late William F. Buckley who harbored many Libertarian tendencies argued for the reinstatment of the draft in his book "Gratitude". Bill Buckley argued that without a system of UMT and MNS, our nation would merely become a huge trading bazzar and that was not what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

So in conclusion, we need a program of UMT and MNS to rebuild our great military. However, in addition, we need UMT and MNS to make America a better nation and a better people. We need to remind ourselves that our freedom is not free but requires all of us to pay a price of sacrifice and eternal vigilance to maintain our way of life. We need UMT and MNS to remind us that with our way of life comes the duty to preserve it and defend it. An all-volunteer force may produce a better military. But UMT and MNS will produce better Americans and a America that will continue to be worth defending.

The Falconist Health Care plan

The big lightingstorm in American politics today is the health care debate. We, the Falconist Party believe America needs a universal health insurance plan. However, we need an American health care policy that not only insures everyone but provides the health care Americans need, improves the overall health of the American people, and drastically reduces the share of the GDP America spends on health care. Here are the elements of our plan.

  1. The cornerstone of the Falconist Health Care program will be the Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan. In a nutshell, the GHAP involves the issuing of healthcare certificates to all legal residents to enroll themselves and their families in a private insurance plan offered by an insurance company. Under the GHAP, all insurance companies will have to accept all those who wish to enroll regardless of pre-existing medical condition, therefore reducing the cost of underwritting and screening out those who would previously be considered "uninsurable". The GHAP will be financed by the FairTax under our version of this plan. A National Health Board modeled on the Federal Reserve Board will oversee this system and monitor the quality and cost of health care in America. The GHAP will eventually replace SCHIP, Medicare, Medicaid, and the entire employer-based health insurance system.
  2. Fund health professional schools to hire the instructional staff necessary to train more doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and other skilled health care professionals. We will fund all private, public, and faith-based universities to develop degree programs and schools to train the health care workers America needs.
  3. Establish a Health Corps as part of our Mandatory National Service program. Health Corps volunteers will staff rest homes for the elderly as well as staff urban and rural health care facilities.
  4. Establish a National Cure Center in Washington D.C. to research cures for diseases such as AIDS, Cancer, MS, ALS, diabetes, and so on. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure. However, an ounce of cures is worth a pound of medicine. If we actually began to cure diseases instead of just using medication to patch people up to get them to the next stop, we may see an overall decline in health care costs.
  5. Increase overall funding in medical research and technologies that yeild medical benefits such as nanotechnology.
  6. Implement programs that encourage people to live healthier lifestyles. We have a society that accomadates smokers with "cigarette breaks". How about giving people "exercise breaks" to encourage people to exercise? How about encouraging companies to establish physical training programs for their employees?
  7. The rising cost of health care is a symptom of the "graying of America". As America's elderly makes up more and more of share of America's population as a whole, then health care costs will continue to rise as the elderly consume the most health care. We need a program that will reverse the "graying of America". This will be outlined in a later blog. But our program will consist of implementing pro-family policies, outlawing abortion, and increasing legal immigration while cracking down on illegal immigration. If we reduce the share of America's population that is above the age of 65, we will see health care costs of the share of the GDP decline as well.

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