VINCENT FRANK DE BENEDETTO FOR PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES
Dignity shall be restored to the United States Presidency.
Relations with allies, and respect for key established international instruments of cooperation, such as NATO, shall be restored, reinstated, and re-invigorated.
The election and presidency of Donald J. Trump illustrates that owing to the complex technological and geopolitical character of the modern age, Article II, Section 1, of the United States Constitution should be amended to provide for additional requirements to run for President the United States. The Founding Fathers specified as formal qualifications: 1.) an age of 35 years or older, 2.) a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years, and 3.) a natural-born citizen. Through official amendment, to this set should be added a basic test of political, economic, historical, and geographical literacy. While true that the long election process characteristic of the United States does, in theory, provide ample time for the electorate to discern the fitness of a given candidate, a formal mechanism is required, as well. A second modification to the election requirements should be seriously considered, that of a basic test of psychological fitness.
Governance by ignorance, ego, and prevarication can simply no longer be tolerated, given, for example, the formidable set of existential threats facing the United States, from climate change to unyielding global terror.
Every American shall be taught, and such teaching shall be reinforced, that all persons in this world are brothers and sisters in one human family--and should treat each other accordingly.
Accordingly, the United States shall (again) act as a force for good in the world, although not at the expense of national security.
In the case, for example, of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, apparently by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Trump is correct in asserting that severing relations with Saudi Arabia would be unwise. However, had Mr. Trump, or someone in, or associated with, his administration a strong moral center--Vice-President Pence, are you listening--they could have sat down privately with the Crown Prince to discuss and indeed meaningfully rebuke him on this matter. Such a conversation could have been accompanied by a symbolically punitive economic or social rebuke of some kind.
Until such time that moral law predominates, and while we as a human family work toward this objective, the United States shall meaningfully recommit to the standard of conventional law. Meaning, for example, that all persons having come here illegally shall be deported, with exceptions for those whose life would be genuinely imperiled or present other especially compelling reasons to remain.
- Persons brought here unknowingly, especially children, are exempt from these guidelines.
The armed forces shall be rebuilt into a fearsome and advanced fighting force, able to win full-scale wars on at least two fronts. Impediments to effective fighting such as fast or junk food, inordinate time spent continually fiddling with smartphones, or inordinate focus on pornography or sex, shall be severely discouraged.
Additionally, U.S. Force Readiness, i.e. training and equipment maintenance, shall no longer suffer in favor of acquisition of new weapons systems.
The Readiness and national security absurdity of relying on Chinese or other foreign industry for key components for American military and related systems must be stopped. Our own capacity to create such components must be developed immediately.
As of May 2019 there is a similar problem in the pharmaceutical industry that must be stopped: in yet another example of the general and overall decline of America, U.S. pharmaceutical companies lack manufacturing plants to produce generic drugs, and must therefore rely inordinately on foreign manufacturing facilities in China and India, where tainted product is routinely manufactured, and companies often falsify records and destroy evidence to deceive the FDA, and compromise its inspections.
Every able-bodied American shall serve three years in the Armed Forces. Persons who cannot serve in a conventional capacity owing to age or disability, shall serve in administrative or other non-combat positions.
Every American shall be taught critical thinking skills, and such skill shall be reinforced through their lifetime.
Factors contributing to the decline in physical and mental health of Americans, starting with armed forces personnel and other citizens performing critical functions, shall be corrected. Fast food, for example, known to be nutritionally bankrupt and interfere with optimal physical and mental development and maintenance, shall be made more nutritionally sound.
Needless to say, marijuana and all drugs will be strictly illegal under a Vincent Frank De Benedetto administration.
We've got to stop killing Americans, so abortion shall be outlawed. A large scale, effective, nationwide network of adoption shall be created and fully funded, so as to integrate into the life of the nation and its culture. Said effort shall be promulgated globally to influence every other nation to stop the global genocidal holocaust of emerging humans.
Persons feeling themselves to be homosexual shall undergo continuing psychological counseling to ascertain the validity and veracity of said feelings. Said counseling shall include attempts to de-emphasize homosexual impulses in favor of heterosexual.
I see no apparent reason for "pride" in any gender identification or definition that facilitates or condones the desire of a man to insert his erect penis into the rectum of another man.
Cultural elements that tend to confuse sexuality or homosexualize men (or women) shall be sharply discouraged.
There shall be a serious reconsideration of reinstatement of the gold standard, with all unsupported currency withdrawn from circulation.
The United States shall lead an international effort to build a powerful planetary defense, in case of extra-terrestrial attack, which scientists increasingly consider possible.
I am a 59 year old native born American, holding a B.A. in Philosophy from Seton Hall University. My original writing on Terror has been quoted and cited by the New York Times. In terms of real-world politics, I consider myself a conservative Democrat. I did not vote for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders. It's a virtual certainty that I'd never vote for any Democratic candidate, again, in my life, as they all seem to advocate abortion.
A substantial introduction to my intellect, value system, and general world-view is available through a careful examination of the promotional site I wrote for my upcoming book LOVE: Properly Understood, the most Powerful Social Force Available to Humankind, an Internet resource for which I wrote every word.
Please also see OUR BETTER SELVES, as this Internet resource contains several of my politically-related essays.
Last, search my name as presented for my 30+ web sites, each conceived, researched, written, and built by me.
I would also consider running for Mayor of my home town. Persons familiar with me who wish to so urge me, should form a solid initial support bloc, and then approach me. I would make a superior public official: even persons who have had conflict with me must admit that I am smart, educated, articulate, honest-to-a fault, and care deeply and actively for everyone.
Additionally, my strong knowledge of health and nutrition will help elevate our city, comprised of many children, to gold-medal status in adult and child health.
A De Benedetto Administration would be based on the yet largely-unrecognized real-world power of Love. Thus, Jewish residents for example, lamenting the lack of city financial support for Jewish private schools, would get a serious hearing by me and my administration.
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