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.