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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

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June 5, 2018California Primary Election

United States SenateSenator

About this office

Senators are elected to six-year terms to represent the people of their state in the federal government. They make new laws, hold hearings, approve presidential appointments, and help set priorities for U.S. policy.
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Who’s Running?

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Republican
Small Business Owner
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  • Work with President Trump
  • Help economic growth and create jobs
  • Enforce immigration and Federal laws
Profession:Small Business developer
Self employed 1975—-, Paul Taylor (1975current)
Cal State University. Hayward. A AA degree., Premed. (1975)

Throughout my life, I’ve been a leader and innovator. As a young boy, I was always the kid with others following me as well as the one with ideas. Having gone through pre-med education ultimately finding my place in manufacturing, I once again found the common thread in my more than forty year career of founding small companies as well as creating jobs. I was exhibiting the leadership and innovation as seen when I was young. Determined to make a difference, I enjoyed seeing the fruits of my labor as well as garnering the experience for my next contribution to California. US Senate is that new area for me to innovate and lead. I’m ready to solve California problems, build industry here, and see job growth. 

Total money raised: $8,493

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Paul A. Taylor
$5,500

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (85.36%)
Small contributions (14.64%)
85.36%14.64%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
  • My philosophy for politics is in line with our Founding Fathers. To have Freedom in our Country to be the example to the World as well a limited government. I believe in our ability to freely create and build our economic areas unhinder by government overreaching restirictions and control. I believe completely in our Constitution which is enforced/defended by our 2nd Amendment. Our First Amendment right is unique in the world deserving respect and protection. I believe our Framers intended on combining the Government with Faith based on our Christian Judeaic Bible moral laws. 
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Doctor of Chiropractic
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  • Start a national campaign to ban the transgender mutilation of children. Protect our children from Social Engineering attack by the Sodomy Movement.
  • Nationalize the FED, stabilize the currency with interest free United States Notes issued by the Treasury, and end the illegal and fraudulent income tax
  • Stop all funding for the racist ( see blackgenocide.org ) Planned Parenthood organization.
Profession:Doctor of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic - Wesr Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic and natural health (1981)
Director, American Warrior Ministry (1990current)
1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

Answer from Don J. Grundmann:

To provide proper financing for the noted projects or anything else the true solution is to stabilize our currency.  This is done by replacing our ever depreciating " debt-money " known as Federal Reserve Notes and issued by the private banking Cartel known as the FED " with interest free United States Notes issued by the U.S. Treasury on the sovereign authority of the government as a result of nationalizing the FED.  This action will result in the end of the income tax, the end of the national debt, and a fantastic prosperity for all citizens and our nation that will dwarf all previous times of prosperity and produce all funds needed for any desirable projects.  

2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Don J. Grundmann:
3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.

No answer provided.
4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

No answer provided.
5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from Don J. Grundmann:

They are attacking the children

Summary

This and numerous papers are found at my website of Fight-the-Power.org.

USA vs Sodom Inc. — April 20, 2018 Don Grundmann

The cultural collapse of our nation.

Democratic
Civil Rights Attorney
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  • Get Corporate Money Out Of Politics
  • Medicare For All
  • National Legalization of Cannabis
Profession:Civil Rights Attorney

Pat Harris Biography

Pat Harris is an unapologetic progressive running for US Senate from the State of California in the 2018 election against incumbent, Dianne Feinstein.

Pat entered this race because he strongly believes that it is time for fresh leadership representing all people of California, not just the 1%. He believes it is time to reform the Democratic party back to what it used to be – a party that represents the voiceless – the working people of America. To achieve that, he believes it’s time for a truly progressive leader who is ready to not only fight the Trump agenda but can set a strong  vision for California to act as a blueprint for the rest of the country.

To achieve this, Pat firmly believes the first order of business is to get corporate money out of politics. He supports overturning Citizens United and will fight to ensure that our elections and politicians can no longer be bought by PAC’s or big lobbying groups like the NRA, Big Pharma or Big Oil.

His vision for America includes passing legislation that will provide Medicare for All, tuition-free college, real immigration reform, criminal justice reform and a transition to a green economy run on 100% renewables. He believes in addressing California’s most pressing issues through building more affordable housing to address homelessness, providing student debt relief, improving public education, upgrading our crumbling infrastructure with increased public works spending, implementing paid parental leave for all working men and women, and supporting common-sense gun safety legislation.

Pat recognizes a once-in-a-generation opportunity for progressives to rise up and lead a real political revolution in this country. He believes that by bringing all voices to the table and by putting forward a truly progressive agenda, we can realize the dreams of a vast majority of Californians.  

 

Early Life

Pat grew up in a middle class family in a small farming community in Arkansas.  His father was an industrial engineer at the local shoe factory and his mother was an 8th grade history teacher.  From his parents, Pat learned the deep importance of listening, hard work, and empathy. Pat’s mother, a powerful influence in his life, sparked his deep connection to politics, having him go door-to-door to pass out candidate cards during electoral races when he was a teenager and reminding him that WE are our brother’s and sister’s keepers.

Pat graduated from the University of Arkansas where he was awarded the J. William Fulbright Award as the outstanding history student.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist in the state of Arkansas.  In 1993, he graduated with a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Legal Career

For the past 23 years, Pat has practiced law, first in Tennessee as a public defender, later working in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, and most recently as a civil rights attorney. Pat believes as a nation dedicated to the rule of law, everyone deserves the right to a fair trial and that our very freedom is built on the foundation of the justice system – something that Pat writes about extensively in his book, Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works…and Sometimes Doesn’t.  Pat is also the co-author of The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk, the New York Times Bestseller account of Susan McDougal’s experiences surrounding the Whitewater Investigation.

Throughout his career, Pat has taken on some of the most powerful corporations in the country including Pfizer, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and a number of large insurance companies. He has never backed down from fighting the establishment and has a proven-track record of winning difficult battles, including taking on the Catholic Church over the abuse of children. Much of his civil rights work was spent representing Hispanic, Black and Armenian minority communities against cases involving excessive force, wrongful death, and false imprisonment involving law enforcement.

Current Life

 

Pat lives in Los Angeles with his wife Carol, a Canadian jazz singer and pianist. Together, they have two dogs, Lucy and Boomer, and spend time working as ardent animal rights activists. In his free time, Pat is an absolute sports fanatic, having worked for the Texas Rangers Baseball Team; his favorite sport is College Football. Pat has lived in California for over 20 years and would be honored to serve a state that he views as so visionary and loves so deeply.

Total money raised: $205,618

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Fox Entertainment Group
$250
2
Employees of Neal & Harwell
$100

By State:

California 85.33%
Arkansas 6.67%
Florida 5.33%
Tennessee 2.67%
85.33%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.26%)
Small contributions (4.74%)
95.26%

By Type:

From organizations (78.67%)
From individuals (21.33%)
78.67%21.33%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Water Scientist/Professor
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  • Combat corruption and systemic racism
  • Fund education and eliminate student loan debt
  • End war and redirect the funds to R&D, housing (end homelessness), and universal healthcare
Profession:Nobel Laureate Charles Townes Professor
Scientist, CalEPA (19922000)
Scientist (Ground Mitigation & Superfund Toxic Waste Site Cleanup), California Environmental Protection Agency — Appointed position (19922000)
Scientist (Hazardous Materials Specialist), California Department of Health (19861992)
Scientist (Hazardous Materials Specialist), California Department of Health — Appointed position (19861992)
Climate Scientist, Stanford University (19831986)
Research Scientist and Lecturer, Salford University, Manchester, England (19771982)
Chemistry Tutor/Assistant Professor, Jaganath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (19661976)
Acting General, Secretary of Bangladesh Teachers' Association — Elected position (19711972)
University of Salford, Manchester, England PhD, Ecology of Britain's most polluted estuary of the River Mersey (1979)
Institute of Biology, London MIBiol (1979)
Co-Founder, Charles Townes Professor of Water Chemistry, International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basin (2000current)
1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Small percentage of defense budget (without hurting defense R&D) must be transferred to support repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure

Extend production tax credit to encourage renewable energy and combat global warming

Issue government bonds as a last resort if funds taken from defense budget is not enough

2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

It will be mandatory for Employers to cover insurance of their employees.

Those who cannot afford insurance must be covered by government programs (like food stamps given the poor) which will be funded by making corporations (100 employees and above) to contribute to a "fund" that goes to government to support this program

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.

Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Those undocumented immigrants must be processed and legalized after imposing a small fine and be given the opportunity to become worthy and more productive citizens of this country without being exploited. It's time to end the political football game between the Democrats and Republicans, as we need the undocumented more than they need us. If there can be billions of dollars in bank fraud but nobody goes to jail, why are we making them suffer?

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Introduce the hydrogrameen, a technology to refill depleted aquifers to prevent further land subsidence and protect naturally created underground aquifers which are the safest source of freshwater and drinking water resources. We cannot afford to destroy this invaluable resource, and though world authorities are aware of aquifer destruction they are not taking action. The refilling of aquifers will increase increase crops, wood and canopy in the vicinity of the refilled aquifers. This technology will create millions of jobs and can help refill millions of depleted aquifers in every country, at a far lower cost than desalination without the negative health effects. Because the nine nuclear nations and age-old power plants (Russia, USA, & Fukushima) have destroyed the surface water of our planet, refilling the groundwater is the only option left to address the drinking water crisis across the planet.

The US is the only country that has the proven technology, which was developed over 35 years assisted by world-class scientists of Berkeley and Stanford, Bangladesh, India, and England, to help the rest of the country and other developing countries. The California water crisis can be solved using this technology to refill our depleted aquifers - with hydrogrameen, we have both the technology and the expertise. Furthemrore, this is our opportunity to reach every citizen of the world and develop mutual respect and understanding to improve our relations with all countries of the world by providing water and water infrastructure instead of sending our army and shedding their blood for oil.

For additional details see "What Science Can and Should Do" by Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, and also the comments of Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman and Professor Richard Saykally, among others.

5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from Rash Bihari Ghosh:

Undertake more educational programs and publicity for young people on the issue of civility in America and make all citizens aware that we have to address this problem with no loss of time to learn to live together with mutual respect and understanding. Furthermore, adults must be mindful of what they preach and practice in order to set a good example for generations to come. It will be unfortunate if we cannot accomplish and resolve this civility problem, and it should not cost that much money.

— May 9, 2018 Dr. Ghosh For Senate - Official Campaign Youtube Channel

In this video, Dr. Ghosh briefly outlines his goal of combating systemic racism and corruption in the government by running for California Senate, while ending needless bloodshed and wasteful spending for war while redirecting those funds to basic needs such as healthcare, housing, and education at home and water infrastructure abroad. 

Peace and Freedom
West Coast Coordinator International Action Center
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  • Immediately declare a state of emergency in Black and Brown neighborhoods to address police murder with the initial step of ceasing the use of deadly force by police in communities where a majority of residents are Black or Latinx & end deportations.
  • Call for an immediate cessation of U.S. wars and proxy wars and divert the funding to vital social programs and for use in programs to reverse environmental damage.
  • Institute a referendum calling for the conversion of privately owned vital industry into public ownership
Profession:West Coast Coordinator International Action Center
West Coast Editor, Workers World Newspaper (2004current)
Council Member, South Central Neighborhood Council — Elected position (20152015)
President, Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council — Elected position (20112012)
1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

Answer from John Thompson Parker:

Forbes Magazine of February 2017 estimated that by 2053 the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will have cost 12 trillion dollars. That doesn't even mention the current monies being spent for the U.S. proxy war in Syria or the wars in Yemen and elsewhere waged by the U.S. Financing for roads and all decaying infrastructure can easily be paid with the use of those funds now going to kill for the financial and industrial monopolies that run this country. Which is why my priority would be to immediately end U.S. wars and proxy wars.

2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from John Thompson Parker:

Single payer health care is a first step. The for-profit health care system in the U.S. serves only the for-profit health care industry and pharmaceutical companies that facilitate death and hold all of us hostage with their prices based on the maximization of profits, not cost of production. We need to end the privatization of the pharmaceutical industry and immediately begin supplying the necessary medicine to those in need.

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.

Answer from John Thompson Parker:

Immigration must be understood in the context of U.S. imperialist wars. The current worldwide refugee crisis is a direct result of the U.S. war on Iraq, Libya and Syria. Most of the migration from Mexico and Central and South America is due to both economic and military wars waged by the U.S. against these regions, forcing workers to come over the border risking life and faced with constant terror of being deported. Migrants in this country contribute to the vast wealth of this country without benefit of social security or pensions, yet they pay taxes. Any policy must first take this into account. And, instead of making the lives of migrants worse, perhaps reparations should be due for the destablization of countries like, most recently Honduras. Any border control policies should be humane and more closely resemble the policies of those countries following humane policies as established by international norm. 

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

Answer from John Thompson Parker:

Like many problems, agribusiness and the decisions of growers do not reflect the sanity or needs of society but rather their need to maximize profits under this capitalist system. Their requirements and water usage could be greatly reduced if decisions on where crops are grown and the priorities of society were not left up to those who do not have society's needs as their concerns. Any solutions that do not help take control of the means of production, and that includes agricultural production, away from the private control of financial and industrial monopolists is inadequate and counterproductive. We need to make sure that crops requiring the most water do not get grown in the desert. We must ensure that decisions about water usage are not interfered with by the ownership of lands by, for example, Saudi Arabia. The solutions to drought must be analyzed by those whose interests are not inflluenced by profit.

5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from John Thompson Parker:

With a president who is proud to be a white supremacist, he dangerously encourages the worst ideologies of racism. And, hate crimes and murder against the Black trans community, the increased police killings of Black and Brown people every few hours is just one of the results. Racism and the ideology of white supremacy and fascism should be smashed. These are ideologies that attempt to weaken the unity of working and poor people. Our united struggle and solidarity with each other's struggles are key to our liberation from capitalism.

Why I am Running

Summary

How a revolutionary uses the electoral struggle.

I’m not running to legitimize this system or the election process or give any false hopes that being in office allows you to change anything. Change takes the power of the peoples movement independent of the influences of the ruling class. And, in order to stay in office you have to play to the tune of the ruling class because it’s their structure and their laws. They prohibit any revolutionary changes that make a real difference in the progress of society. However, just in case I do get elected I can, as any politicians who say they are progressive can, use the amplified voice I would have to expose, expose, expose - not only the influence of the financial and industrial monopolies who run the politicians, but the war crimes, crimes against humanity and against our class both here and abroad. For example, I’d expose the fact that 8 million people from Yemen are expected to starve to death directly because of the U.S. war in cooperation with Saudi Arabia, while every few hours Black and Brown people are murdered by racist genocidal police who should be jailed immediately along with the police chiefs who enable them. And, I'd expose the real reason jobs and livable wages are being kept from us and the simple solutions to these problems that are not allowed by the banks and corporations. In other words, I’d use that position to motivate the movement to take over the reins of power.

I’d probably be able to do that for a very limited amount of time – but it is the only thing I should be doing. Stopping global warming, endless wars by the police, ICE and pentagon, and stopping racist, sexist and homophobic violence all begins by exposing the forces that allow them to continue and empowering the people to act outside of the boundaries of what’s acceptable. It’s the only thing these so-called progressive politicians should be doing in office – but instead they are enabling and encouraging compliance with this system.

For instance, here’s an example of what could be done. Perhaps my first day in office could be to start the groundwork amongst grassroots and progressive organizations on the left to work on mobilizing an occupation of the White House that was sustainable and could last for months. After the groundwork was laid maybe I’d call a press conference to the 100’s of millions my voice could reach from that platform and make a public call for the occupation. That would probably be my last day in office but that short time in office and the grassroots organizing I would have done would make a greater contribution to our struggle than any of these enabling politicians in office today, whether they be in office for 10 or 1000 years. And, who knows – depending on the state of the movement in the streets maybe I’d be able to stay a little while longer. That’s just one for instance, there’s many more.

In thinking about any electoral struggle, it’s important to understand that the executive and legislative branches of government have been rigged to ensure the status quo since the late 1800’s. That’s when the money of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Mellons and Morgans, to name a few, locked up the system with the enormous profits they gained from cotton production – in other words slavery. Over 90% of the time whomever the majority of the largest financial and industrial monopolists favored with their donations won. Even in this election of Trump where he was supposedly outspent (not if you count the free media he got), the ruling class could have used the electoral college any way they wanted to change results - but I think they liked those promised tax cuts. Likewise in history, the electoral collage was used for that purpose, and was also used to help end Reconstruction.

The electoral struggle has to be used as a means to a revolutionary end - not in a way which enables acceptance of this unacceptable system of capitalism. The electoral struggle should not be a struggle for a career, it should be seen as one of the many tools that can be used to expose and abolish capitalism, not enable it. The measure of my success is not winning the office of senator, if that could happen – and I guess in an infinite universe, anything that can happen, will - then so be it. But, I’m not running for that purpose, I’m running to win our future. I’m running to quicken the pace of the revolutionary process liberating humanity from exploitation, oppression, poverty and war. I need your vote to do that. Let’s show others that our numbers are large and the revolutionary waters are warm, so they will feel compelled to come on in and start swimming.

 

Whatever we do, we can’t continue to accept and enable the unacceptable.

— May 24, 2018 John Parker

Laying out priorities of this campaign with pictures of some of the struggles I've been involved in.

— May 24, 2018 John Thompson Parker

1-minute motivation for building a people's movement independent of the financial and industrial monopolies represented by the Democrats and Republicans.

Republican
Published Author
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  • Further National Security initiatives
  • Work with the Senate to confirm appointments desperately needed to ensure National Security interests are met.
  • Work toward Repeal of Obama Care, Enact tort reform & competition across state lines.
Profession:Entrepreneur, Published Author
Total money raised: $16,641

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Jda Indonesia
$300
2
Employees of Broadcom
$250
2
Employees of Entralta P.c
$250
3
Employees of Wbmason
$174

By State:

Florida 49.94%
California 46.16%
New Hampshire 3.90%
49.94%46.16%

By Size:

Large contributions (26.85%)
Small contributions (73.15%)
26.85%73.15%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Republican
Wireless Safety Advocate
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  • Stop the 5G and Internet of Things Roll Out Due To Clear Evidence of Wireless Radiation Health Effects (www.Bioinitiative.org)
  • Hold Accountable the Wireless Companies, CTIA (Their Lobby Group), Industry Captured FCC and Senator Thune for the suffering, disease, and death as a result of wireless radiation exposure (www.saferEMR.com and Google: FCC Captured Agency Harvard).
  • Support a robust economy with a massive expansion of Freeways, Light Rail and Roads. Fight for children's right for a Quality Education with highly qualified teachers. Push for more funding for police officers to patrol our neighborhoods.
Profession:Whistleblower Re:Wireless Radiation Health Effects

I'm a life long Republican.

I have Masters Degree from UCLA and B.A. in Business and Economics with a minor in Government Law from Lafayette College.

My full time vocation is Whistleblower Regarding Wireless Radiation Health Effects

 

Vote for Kevin Mottus, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate (http://www.KevinForSenate2018.com). I will protect the constitutional rights of every Californian beginning with the fight to stop the rollout of the new wireless technology 5G and the Internet of Things which will require and force a cell tower transmitter in front of every 2-12 homes emitting high density, high frequency wireless microwave Radio Frequency radiation (24Ghz – 90Ghz) without your notification, without your permission, without you having any say, and with no legal way for you to stop it.

 

5G and IoT violates our most basic rights as Americans. 5G is a Federal impingement on our local property owner’s rights. It violates our rights to privacy as these transmitters are designed to collect information about what happens in your home to be sold to the highest bidder. 5G violates our right to protect our families and loved ones as we have CLEAR EVIDENCE that wireless radiation can cause Cancer, DNA Damage, Neurological Disorders, Immune System Dysfunction and Damage Human Fertility ($25 million U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program study).

 

Released last week a very large Ramazzini Institute study, Confirmed the results of the NTP study that wireless can cause cancer below our current FCC safety guidelines at levels 60-1500 times lower than levels tested in the NTP study. Importantly this study was designed to look at cell tower radiation exposures. See my website for additional studies you can download and expert medical doctor and scientist testimonies regarding the Dangers of 5G.

 

Studies have shown for decades that RF Radiation has sub-thermal biological effects below our current FCC guidelines (google: Naval Medical Research Institute 1972).

 

5G violates our most basic civil and human rights and needs to be stopped (180 medical doctors and scientists demand a moratorium on 5G). If you have symptoms of microwave sickness: headaches, dizziness, mental confusion, heart palpitations, tingling in extremities, body aches, nosebleeds, difficulty sleeping etc. when you are near wireless transmitters please contact us. If you would like to become involved in pushing back against the rollout of 5G and Internet of Things contact us at 5GisHarmful@gmail.com.

 

The wireless companies, CTIA their lobby group, industry captured FCC, Senator Thune must be held responsible for the suffering, disease, and death they have already caused as a result of wireless radiation exposure (Google: FCC Captured Agency Harvard).

 

In addition, I will fight for your right to be able to Get To Work and support a robust economy with a massive expansion of Freeways, Light Rail and Roads. I will fight for your child’s right to a Quality Education ensuring that our most highly trained and qualified Californians lead our classrooms. I will fight for more funding for police officers to patrol our neighborhoods and get back to Neighborhood Policing.

 

I swear to protect the health, wellbeing and prosperity of every Californian.

VOTE FOR KEVIN MOTTUS FOR U.S. SENATE

Democratic
California Senator
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  • Move comprehensive immigration reform
  • Pass Medicare for All
  • Move a national clean energy plan
Profession:California Senator
California Senate President pro Tempore, California State Senate — Elected position (2010current)
Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (20082010)

Senator de León is the son of a single immigrant mother who supported her family in the San Diego barrio of Logan Heights working as a housekeeper and other pick-up jobs. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school and college.

 

He attended U.C. Santa Barbara and graduated from Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges with honors. He is a Rodel Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California. He has one daughter.

 

Before entering into politics, Kevin served the public as a community organizer, taught English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship, and advocated for public schools.

 

Working for both the National Education Association and the California Teachers Association, Kevin fought for additional funding for schools in low-income neighborhoods, more school construction, and health insurance for children. He fought against schemes to take funds from public schools through taxpayer-funded vouchers and academic censorship in public schools.

 

Senator de León was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate in 2014, making him the first Latino to hold that position in over a century. Prior to that, Kevin served four years in the Assembly before his election to the Senate in 2010.

 

President pro Tempore of the California State Senate

 

Kevin de León has led the 40-member Senate body to historic accomplishments that will improve the lives of Californians and the state’s environment and economy for decades to come.

 

He has ushered a bold agenda to increase economic opportunity for all Californians with a focus on maintaining California’s global leadership role in fighting climate change and building a clean-energy economy, rebuilding our state’s infrastructure, public education, work-place and health-care, equity for women, immigrants and low-wage workers and public safety.

 

Through his ambitious approach to policymaking, Senator de León has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety of issues that have become national models. The progress that has been made on critical issues confronting California and the nation stands in stark contrast to the gridlock in the U.S. Congress.

 

In many ways, Senator de León embodies the promise of America. From a childhood of poverty to community activism, to the upper echelon of the California Legislature, his respect and commitment to working families and the betterment of all Californians has never diminished.

 

To learn more about Kevin visit: https://www.kevindeleon.com/about-kevin/

Total money raised: $1,347,045

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Emerson Collective and employees
$29,700
2
Cordoba Corporation and employees
$21,600
3
Mercury Public Affairs and employees
$15,800
4
Employees of Ek, Sunkin, & Bai
$12,300
5
Employees of Apollo Fusion
$10,800
5
Big E Pizza and employees
$10,800
5
Employees of BYD
$10,800
5
Employees of DLA Piper
$10,800
5
Employees of Frank O. Gehry & Associates
$10,800
5
Employees of Gehry Partners Llp
$10,800
5
Mandalay Entertainment and employees
$10,800
5
Employees of Monumental Sports and Entertainment
$10,800
5
Employees of Parkview Properties
$10,800
5
PrimeStar and employees
$10,800
5
Employees of ROEM Corporation
$10,800
5
Employees of RP Transport
$10,800
5
Employees of Terradia
$10,800
5
Employees of Unicare
$10,800
5
Employees of Unicare Systems
$10,800
5
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and employees
$10,800

By State:

California 94.22%
District of Columbia 2.11%
Massachusetts 0.86%
New Jersey 0.85%
Other 1.96%
94.22%

By Size:

Large contributions (94.12%)
Small contributions (5.88%)
94.12%

By Type:

From organizations (10.59%)
From individuals (89.41%)
10.59%89.41%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
— May 9, 2018 Kevin de León for Senate

Kevin is running for the U.S. Senate in California because you deserve a seat at the table. Learn more at https://www.kevindeleon.com/about-kevin/

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Retired Urban Planner
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  • Fully-fund national security and state and local law enforcement while sealing our borders
  • Continue President Trump's economic agenda; reduce regulations on business, revise the tax code; renegotiate our treaties
  • Reorganize the V.A.
Profession:Retired Urban Planner (32 years of public service)
Executive Director of Planning/Deputy Director for Operations, Kankakee County and City Planning Commission/Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) (19722008)
Executive Director of Planning/Deputy Director for Operations, Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission/Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) — Appointed position (19722008)
Governors State University, Illinois M.S. in Urban Planning, City planning, including Constitutional Law and Economic Development (1978)
Wrote an initiative to repeal California's Top Two primary election system., Foundation to Stop Top 2 LLC (20172018)

Tom Palzer

Born, educated, and employed in Illinois, Tom Palzer graduated in the upper third of his high school class as Vice President of his senior class.  A U.S.A.F. veteran, Tom earned a B.A. and M.S. in urban planning while workin full-time and raising a family.  He worked for over 32 years as a long-range planner advising elected and appointed officials at all levels of government.  Tom has worked with over 30 state and federal agencies and many Fortune 500 companies.  He retired in 2008 as Deputy Director for Operations with the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS).

Among his achievements, Tom provided the testimony in a case involving a disrimination suit against his hometown.  The judge in this Superior Court case applied Tom's testimony as a bases for finding on behalf of the city which was extremely please not having to pay $22M in damages.

Tom also wrote the initiative measure to repeal California's Top Two Open Primay Law.  As of this reading, it is in the signature gathering phase running though April 23, 2018.

 

1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

Answer from Tom Palzer:

Local, state and federal sources under the USDOT, CALTrans, and county and local transportation programs.  I would also include public-private transportation initiatives.  Our infrastructure is aging at a rapid pace and we must make repairs a top priority.  Things often get done in the private sector at a pace that public providers cannot achieve.

2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Tom Palzer:

I believe that the most affordable health care can be achieved through competition among private health care providers; that minimal participation in and regulation of health care should involve the federal government.  I would protect Medicare.  I would fight any government requirement mandating health care.

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.

Answer from Tom Palzer:

In 2016, I ran for the U.S. Senate proposing a moratorium on immigration until such time as we could determine who's hear already and what their status was/is.  Little has happen to slow the pace of immigrants entering our country and deportation has not kept up with the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S.  I would support a policy that provides limits on immigration per year, provide a period for immigrants to obtain citizenship within 6 months, accept DACA, and expedite deportation.

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

Answer from Tom Palzer:

I would not support SB1263. a bill banning small water agencies.  I would support AB2594 proposing the capturing of stormwater for a variety of uses.

The State needs a plan to identify and prioritize water resource management.  While expensive, the State needs to determine where deslination is possible and enourage the constrution of desalination plants strategically located throughout the State.  Hydro-electric power should be encouraged.

5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from Tom Palzer:

I'm extremely concerned that some parents, school districts, and cities have lowered the bar in terms of what is acceptable behavior.  Extremes include liberal judges and administrators offering 'free zones' that coddle students rather than helping them face the realities of life and Common Core offering American History as an 'option.'  There's been a significant up-tick in liberal educational facilities and teachers and professors teaching only one side of an issue or ideology.  We should be demanding much, much more from our educators and not being afraid of firing educators who cannot pass their own courses.  Social media and fake news has evolved to the point that filters are needed to enjoin these providers in 'reporting' the news rather than 'making' the news.  Many people are given an entirely different and biased view of news that have illicited unlawful behavior.  

Total money raised: $0
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

I'm a constitutional conservative Republican having grown up in a Republican household.  I believe in the rule-of-law, traditional marriage, the Second Amendment, and oppose abortion -  I am pro-life.

I look at my home State as one falling behind in education (43rd of 50 states), number of welfare recipients, homeless, and unattended water resource and water quality needs.  The State is frought with corruption with the governor's office leading the way with ultra-left programs, including a plethora of taxes.  I believe the best governement is the one that promotes local, grass toots government to ensure public awareness and input in decision-making.  

I believe that the Constitution should be applied, not interpreted beyond the framers' intentions.  Less government.

by:  Tom Palzer

       Candidate for U.S. Senate

CALIFORNIA'S PRIMARY ELECTION SYSTEM IS FLAWED

Summary

The paper describes the current and proposed primary election sytem.  It describes initiative measure 17-0020, an initiative to repeal the Top Two law.

 

    April 11, 2018

 

 

 

CALIFORNIA’S PRIMARY ELECTION SYSTEM IS FLAWED

 

 

 

Our system of selecting our representatives is broken in California.  In 2011, the State enacted the Top Two Open Primary System.  The Top Two impacts congressional and state elective offices.  It allows only the top two vote recipients to move onto the general election.  In 2016, 34 candidates competed for the U.S. Senate in California.  Because of the Top Two, only the top two vote recipients moved on and they were members of the same political party.  Thus, 5 political parties and 32 candidates were dropped after the primary election. 

 

 

 

Proponents of the Top Two claimed that it would provide for more ‘moderate’ or ‘centrist’ candidates from which to choose in the primary election.  In the 3 elections held since 2010, when the Top Two legislation was adopted, more ‘liberal’ incumbents retained their seats and more ‘liberal’ candidates won the plurality of their races.¹

 

 

 

In August of 2017, I filed an initiative measure (17-0020)² to repeal the State’s Top Two law with the Secretary of State.  The initiative is currently in the signature gathering phase.  It’s intent if to remove the language of Proposition 14 that created the Top Two from the State’s Constitution.   Because it is a Constitutional Amendment, a minimum of 585,407 signatures is necessary to place the initiative on the primary election ballot.  The last day to sign a petition to repeal the Top Two is April 23, 2018.

 

 

 

If approved by the voters in November of 2018, the primary election system would be changed to allow the top vote recipient of each Party to appear on the general election ballot.  This is representative government as opposed to ‘manufactured’ government under the Top Two Law.

 

 

 

by:  Tom Palzer

 

        U.S. Senate Candidate

 

        Committee to Elect Tom Palzer U.S. Senate

 

        P.O Box 2413

 

        Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

 

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¹Ballotpedia

 

² Secretary of State filing dated August 23, 2017.

 

Republican
Bus Driver
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  • Restore God-given right to life for all human beings from conception until natural death.
  • Defend Constitutionally guaranteed rights that are under attack, including free speech, liberty of conscience, and right to bear arms.
  • Support balanced budget amendment, restore fiscal accountability, foster strong economic opportunities through deregulation.
Profession:Bus Driver
bus driver / transportation coordinator, Forest Lake Christian School, Auburn CA (2006current)
public transit bus driver, County of Nevada, Nevada City CA (2006current)
public transit bus driver, First Transit Inc., Kankakee IL (20042006)
public transit bus driver, First Transit Inc., Fairfax & Prince William Counties VA (20022004)
city letter carrier, U.S. Postal Service, Falls Church VA (19942002)
U.S. Army Wheeled Vehicle Operator School certificate, tractor-trailer operation (1997)
U.S. Army Ordnance Officer Basic Course certificate, U.S. Army ordnance / maintenance system (1992)
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Officer Candidate School certificate, Army officer training (1990)
Valley Forge Christian College teaching (1985)
U.S. Navy Storekeeper Class "A" School certificate, U.S. Navy supply system (1978)
Royal Rangers assistant, Christ Chapel, Woodbridge VA (19941996)
Sunday school teacher, Grace Assembly of God, Spring City PA (19831984)
soccer & basketball coach, Tidewater Christian Academy, Norfolk VA (19811981)
soccer coach, Boys Club, Norfolk VA (19801980)

I'm 58 years old. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and have lived in Virginia, Illinois, and California. My wife, Rodli, and I have been married for 37 years. We have six children and six grandchildren. I'm a veteran of the Navy and of the Army National Guard. My civilian work experience includes: warehouse worker, private security guard, public library assistant, delivery driver, postal service letter carrier, and bus driver. I have been a bus driver for 16 years and a California resident for 12 years.

I have set the following goals to help me become better qualified to be a candidate for United States Senate:

1) Memorize the United States Constitution.

2) Follow the Congressional Record, especially the Senate Record.

3) Familiarize myself with the United States Senate Rules of Order.

4) Communicate effectively and respond compassionately to the needs and concerns of the people of California.

1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

Answer from John "Jack" Crew:

Remove programs from the Highway Trust Fund that are not federal in nature or fail to reduce congestion, enhance mobility, or improve safety in cost-effective ways.

Reform the federal role in transit funding. Phase out the federal transit program and its funding over a five-year period, thus refocusing the Highway Trust Fund on its core mission and restoring the integrity of the “user pays, user benefits” model.

Reform the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to streamline the environmental review process and accelerate transportation and infrastructure projects, generating cost savings.

Identify and appropriately address federal barriers to the use of public-private partnership (PPP or P3) agreements. Public-private partnerships can increase efficiency, lower taxpayer risk, and spur private investment in infrastructure projects.

Limit Highway Trust Fund spending to available revenue. Instead of hiking taxes to fund new federal spending, Congress should eliminate diversions out of the HTF to focus existing funding on the core mission of the federal highway program. 

Defund the Obama Administration’s livability program, which is meant to “coerce people out of their cars,” according to former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Livability programs are politically driven and mark federal government over-reach into the lives of citizens.

2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from John "Jack" Crew:

Medicaid is an existing government-sponsored health care system that provides a right to health care for low-income people. Medicare is an existing government-sponsored health care system that provides health care for senior citizens.

Universal government-sponsored health care is neither economically feasible nor ethically sound. I agree with what Ronald Reagan said: "one of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine," and once socialized medicine is instituted, "behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom."

In the United Kingdom, where universal government-sponsored health care has been instituted, the right of parents to determine whether their own child will be allowed to live or die has already been taken away in the case of Charlie Gard, and is about to be repeated in the case of Alfie Evans unless compassionate legal intervention occurs.

 

 

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.

Answer from John "Jack" Crew:

I supported President Trump’s immigration policy that was rejected by the Senate in February, because it strengthened border security, dealt compassionately with illegal immigrants brought to this country as children, ended extended-family chain migration by limiting family sponsorships to spouses and minor children, and eliminated the Visa Lottery which is a national security threat. I believe that further compromise on illegal immigration will only perpetuate the crisis we are facing. I believe that any unnecessarily harsh measures that must be used to end our illegal immigration crisis must be blamed on Senators who are unwilling to accept this sound and reasonable immigration policy.

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

No answer provided.
5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

No answer provided.

I will promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. I will work to promote and pass a Constitutional amendment acknowledging that human life begins at conception, thus restoring the God-given right to life for every human being in our nation. I will give this matter the highest priority, and encourage every other elected official to do the same until it comes to pass.

Abortion

Summary

Abortion-on-demand is a crime against humanity that must be ended.

In the last 45 years over 60 million innocent, defenseless human beings who have no ability to speak for themselves have been slaughtered in this country. This is a crime against humanity. This is an atrocity of the same magnitude as the American slave trade or the Nazi holocaust. Thousands more will be killed today, and tomorrow, and every day until we put a stop to it.

If there’s no Creator who has given us unalienable rights as human beings, and if there’s no Judge to Whom we’re ultimately accountable for our actions as individuals and as nations, then we have no real grounds for defending the right to life or any other human right. But if there is such a Creator and Judge, I believe we ought to be trembling right now because of the just punishment that awaits our nation if we don’t rise up and put an end to this atrocity that has already saturated our land with the blood of the innocents.

To bring an end to this slaughter a law must be passed defining that human life begins when human parents conceive human offspring. To permanently protect the innocent and defenseless from future threats of slaughter there must be an amendment to the U.S. Constitution making the same definition.

I recommend that every American who desires to protect these innocent and defenseless victims who cannot speak for themselves should write, e-mail, and call their Senators and Representatives in Washington respectfully but firmly demanding an end to the slaughter. Here's a suggested letter:
"Dear Senator or Congressman _______ :
Please end the destruction of innocent, defenseless human beings that is taking place in this country. Please sponsor legislation defining that human life begins at conception. Thank you."
You can find the contact information for your U.S. Senators and Representative at this link: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.

"Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are appointed to destruction." (Proverbs 31:8)
"Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter! (Proverbs 24:11)

Many women experiencing a crisis pregnancy have been pressured to have an abortion. If you are being pressured to have an abortion, please consider the following link for counseling and assistance: 
http://www.theunchoice.com/pregnancyhelp.htm.
If you have already had an abortion and are suffering post-abortion trauma, please consider the following link for help and healing:
http://afterabortion.org/help-healing/.

Thank you and God bless you.

Economic Policy

Summary

The free-market economy that has made our nation thrive must be preserved and strengthened.

One of the stated purposes of the United States Constitution is to “promote the general welfare.” A key aspect of promoting the general welfare of the American people must be to enact government economic policies that will enable us to prosper. From the beginning of our nation, we have had a free-market economy. According to one definition, a free market is an idealized system in which the prices for goods and services are determined by the open market and consumers, in which the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting monopoly, or other authority.

I believe the following discerning statements quoted from Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt [pages 191-211] are instructive for good government economic policy.

“Economics is the science of tracing the effects of some proposed or existing policy not only on some special interest in the short run, but on the general interest in the long run.”
“…when we study the effects of various proposals, not merely on special groups in the short run, but on all groups in the long run, the conclusions we arrive at usually correspond with those of unsophisticated common sense.”
“There is no more certain way to deter employment than to harass and penalize employers. There is no more certain way to keep wages low than to destroy every incentive to investment in new and more efficient machines and equipment.”
“…[increased] taxation has not brought revenues to keep pace with ever more reckless government spending and schemes for redistributing wealth. The result has been to bring chronic and growing government budget deficits, and therefore chronic and mounting inflation.”
“[Many] politicians continue to ignore the necessity of profits,…to denounce unusual profits anywhere, to tax them excessively, and sometimes even to deplore the very existence of profits.”
“More and more people are becoming aware that government has nothing to give them without first taking it away from somebody else—or from themselves.”
“There is a real promise that public policy may be reversed before the damage from existing measures and trends has become irreparable.”

I believe that our government has an essential responsibility of making provision for the poor. Such provision must be made, however, not by penalizing productivity and profits, but by encouraging and rewarding them. Government economic policies that enable individuals, businesses, and corporations to thrive and prosper will promote national wealth and increase the resources from which the poor may be provided, both through private charity programs and public welfare programs. The wealth from which the poor will be provided must be produced—it does not appear out of thin air. Government cannot produce wealth—it can only manage wealth with which it is entrusted through tax revenues.

If I am elected to the United States Senate, I will promote and vote for economic policies that give incentives for productivity and profits, because I believe this is the most effective way to fulfill the Constitutional mandate to “promote the general welfare.” There will no doubt always be some, both rich and poor, who abuse the system by taking as much as they can while giving as little as possible. But this can never be remedied by punishing the vast majority of honorable citizens through economic policies that hinder the general welfare rather than promoting it.

Foundation of Liberty

Summary

Our American liberties are the result of the faith of our fathers.

I believe it is a mistaken and dangerous notion that our American liberties can rest on any other than a moral foundation. This was the belief of the founders of our nation.
Two days after the opening of the First Continental Congress in 1774, they began the practice of beginning each day’s session with prayer, a practice that carried over to the United States Congress and has continued to this day. Here is the first prayer of the Continental Congress (offered by Reverend Jacob Duché, Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania):
“O Lord, our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings and Lord of lords: who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all kingdoms, empires and governments; look down in mercy, we beseech thee, upon these our American states, who have fled to thee from the rod of the oppressor and thrown themselves upon thy gracious protection, desiring henceforth to be dependent only on thee.
To thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to thee do they now look up, for that countenance and support which thou alone canst give. Take them, therefore, Heavenly Father, under thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in council, valor in the field. Defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their cause; and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, O let the voice of thy unerring justice sounding in their hearts constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle!
Be thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the counsels of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation, that the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that harmony and peace may effectually be restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety prevail and flourish amongst thy people. Preserve the health of their bodies and the vigor of their minds; shower down upon them and the millions they represent such temporal blessings as thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ thy son, our Savior. Amen.”
The Declaration of Independence, signed by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in 1776, begins with these words:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
and ends with these words:
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States… And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
The Constitution of the United States was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. 
Article 6 prohibits religious discrimination in the qualification for any public office:
“… no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
Article 7 acknowledges that our civil calendar is dated from the birth of Jesus Christ:
“Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven…”
The First Amendment to the Constitution places two specific restrictions on Congress in regard to religious liberty:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
There was a compelling reason why the people demanded a Bill of Rights to be added to the Constitution. The liberties addressed in these first ten amendments had been denied to them or their ancestors over the course of the preceding centuries. And there was a very specific reason why the First Amendment begins with the issue of religious liberty. Many of the inhabitants of the colonies, or their ancestors, had fled to America to escape religious persecution. Many in England (and other countries) had been imprisoned and even put to death simply because they belonged to the “wrong” church or worshiped in a manner that was not approved by the state. 
The intent of the founding fathers in regard to religious liberty, as clearly seen in the First Amendment, was to prevent the state from dictating compulsory religious observance, and to protect the free exercise of religion. The founders of our nation were strongly against religious persecution and religious discrimination. But they were strongly for religion and morality.
Here are a few representative statements of the founders:
John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
George Washington: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”
Benjamin Franklin: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
Samuel Adams: “While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued, but when once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties.” 
Our founding fathers believed in a higher law to which men and nations are accountable. They appealed to the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God. They held certain truths to be self-evident; in particular, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. They appealed to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of their intentions. And they proceeded with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence to secure our cherished liberties. It befits us to acknowledge and appreciate the faith and courage of our fathers that have secured for us these liberties.
George Washington proclaimed: “…it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor…”
Our American liberties rest on the God who alone has the unchallenged authority to grant them. If there is a living God who is our Creator and Judge, and we choose not to acknowledge Him or give thanks, then we will proceed at our own peril to build on a false foundation that cannot sustain the liberties with which we have been entrusted.

Republican
Chief Financial Officer
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  • Health Care Reform, Ready to introduce the solution to the healthcare crisis in America. Over 30 years developing the “Best in Class” domestic and international health plans that reduce costs, increase quality of care for patients.
  • Decrease Taxes for every American. Our Taxation without representation has distinct similarities of the American Revolutionary War. I will dig deep to decrease taxation for all Americans
  • Less Government Less Regulations. Over the past 20 years our gov't has grown beyond sanity leaving the citizens behind. I will put the voters and citizens first.
Profession:Chief Financial Officer Co-COO in the Healthcare
CFO Co-COO, EmpathaCM LLC (2017current)
President CEO, Healh Alliance Corporatio (20152016)
Vice President Strategic Management, Reny Company (20112015)
AT2 Aviation Crew SAR,LE,Fishery Patrols, United States Coast Guard (19811986)
University of California Irvine Predictive Analytics Certification, Computer Science Practicum of Big Data Analytics to analyze past behaviors in predictions of future performance (current)
Saddleback College A.A., Health Information Technology (current)
National University MBA Financial Management, Financial Management overseeing domestic and international operations (1990)
National University MBA International Business, International Business, studied 25 countries on Political, Banking/Finance, Culteral, Religion Foriegn Policies (1990)
National University B.A., Business Administration emphasis Marketing. (1988)
Advisor, Employer Fraud Task Force (20122016)
Board Advisor, Easter Seals Society (19871990)
  • Proven executive international leadership
  • Veteran Patriot that has successfully united parties under a common goal
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Constitutionalist
  • Seasoned Senior Executive
  • National Speaker
  • Experienced International Executive in South America, North America, Middle East, Western and Eastern Europe

 

International leader with 30 plus years’ experience in senior management roles for technology and service entities within the healthcare, insurance, including but not limited to physician groups, hospital, insurance, mergers/acquisitions and national speaker on developing technologies and practices within healthcare, insurance, and fraud prevention. Extensive experience within governmental and commercial programs in evaluation and design of normalization design to meet market demands. Experienced in Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse which is the branch of data mining concerned with the prediction of future probabilities and trends.

 

Served in the United States Coast Guard conducting search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, fisher patrols in Hawaii and the South East United States.

1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

Answer from James P. Bradley:

Propose to remove from the Highway Trust Fund programs that should not be the business of the federal government. More than a quarter of the Fund’s spending is diverted from its original purpose. One fifth of its funds are spent on mass transit, an inherently local affair that serves only a small portion of the population, concentrated in six big cities. Additional funds are used for bike-share programs, sidewalks, recreational trails, landscaping, and historical renovations. Other beneficiaries of highway money are ferry boats, the federal lands access program, scenic byways, and education initiatives.  These worthwhile enterprises should be funded through other sources.  

Propose to phase out the federal transit program and reform provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act which can delay and drive up costs for transportation projects. We renew our call for repeal of the Davis-Bacon law, which limits employment and drives up construction and maintenance costs for the benefit of unions. Recognizing that, over time, additional revenue will be needed to expand the carrying capacity of roads and bridges, we will remove legal roadblocks to public-private partnership agreements that can save the taxpayers’ money and bring outside investment to meet a community’s needs. With most of the states increasing their own funding for transportation, we oppose a further increase in the federal gas tax.

Our nation’s interstate electric transmission system has long been a catalyst for developing and delivering low cost energy while spurring economic growth throughout the United States The grid is aging, vulnerable to cyber and terrorist threats, and unprepared to serve our energy needs of tomorrow. It should not take seven to ten years to plan and construct a transmission line. We support expedited siting processes and the thoughtful expansion of the grid so that consumers and businesses continue to have access to affordable and reliable electricity. 

Amtrak is an extremely expensive railroad for the American taxpayers, who must subsidize every ticket. The federal government should allow private ventures to provide passenger service in the northeast corridor. The same holds true with regard to high-speed and intercity rail across the country.  We reaffirm our intention to end federal support for boondoggles like California’s high-speed train to nowhere.

 

2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from James P. Bradley:

 

Having served in the healthcare industry for the last 30 years, I can speak with a high degree of confidence that the best programs for all Americans will be the expansion of Medicare with revisions to include:

 

1.  expansion for all age groups

 

2.  Multi-tiered levels of care with commensurate deductibles and co-pays

 

3.  Additional supportive programs for the elderly

 

4.  Continued development of Private Patient Electronic Health Information technology (PHI) HIPPA compliant shared among medical providers to decrease redundant testing and forms for continuity of care and cost reduction

 

5.  Ongoing cost reduction of Pharma

 

6.  Reduction of FDA "Red Tape" to drive pharma costs down, end extended ramp periods for inflated costs

 

7.  Adoption and incorporation of Medical Futuristic therapies and technologies to increase quality of life while retiring un-needed out dated and costly services out

 

8.  Many more....

 

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the Senate.

Answer from James P. Bradley:

 

We are faced with immigration issues in California and ever state has their own yet similar challenges.  These issues and challenges must be addressed but the rule of law must be enforced as stated above.  The current issue facing California is SB-54 (Sanctuary State) which has violated the Supremacy Clause of both the California and the US Constitution protecting Illegal and Criminal Illegal immigrants while criminalizing any entity working with federal authorities.  SB-54 must be repealed to restore the rule of law.

 

America’s immigration policy must serve the national interest of the United States, and the interests of American workers must be protected over the claims of foreign nationals seeking the same jobs. With all our fellow citizens, I have watched, in anger and disgust, the mocking of our immigration laws by a president who made himself superior to the will of the nation. I stand with the victims of his policies, especially the families of murdered innocents. Illegal immigration endangers everyone, exploits the taxpayers, and insults all who aspire to enter America legally. I oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by breaking the law, have disadvantaged those who have obeyed America’s immigration policy must serve the national interest of the United States.  The executive amnesties of 2012 and 2014 are a direct violation of federal law and usurp the powers of Congress as outlined in Article I of the Constitution. These unlawful amnesties must be immediately rescinded by a Republican president. In a time of terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified individuals in this country poses grave risks to the safety and sovereignty of the United States. Our highest priority, therefore, must be to secure our borders and all ports of entry and to enforce our immigration laws.  That is why I support building a wall along our southern border and protecting all ports of entry. The border wall must cover the entirety of the southern border and must be sufficient to stop both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. I insist upon workplace enforcement of verification systems so that more jobs can be available to all legal workers. Use of the E-verify program an internet-based system that verifies the employment authorization and identity of employees must be made mandatory nationwide. I reaffirm our endorsement of the SAVE program Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements to ensure that public funds are not given to persons not legally present in this country. I demand tough penalties against those who engage in identity theft, deal in fraudulent documents, and traffic in human beings.  The Department of Homeland Security must use its authority to keep dangerous aliens off our streets and to expedite expulsion of criminal aliens. Gang membership should be a deportable offense. Any previously deported illegal alien who continues to show a lack of respect for our borders and rule of law must be penalized.

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

Answer from James P. Bradley:

Complete the California State Water Project and build new water storage, above and below ground. We need to build Sites Reservoir, Temperance Flat and raise Shasta Dam is one of the many proposed plans which makes sense.  We have plenty of water available and must utilize the most cost effective and efficient technology.

Support and secure implementation of is the WIIN Act as well as explore furhter the GROW Act

Desalination or desalinization is a process that removes minerals from saline water. More generally, desalination may also refer to the removal of salts and minerals, as in soil desalination, which also happens to be a major issue for agricultural production.

 


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5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from James P. Bradley:

 

Civility is an important ideal in the American tradition. And while we are amid a crisis threatening the livelihood of that ideal, there are plenty of ideas and tactics we can employ to restore it. It begins by practicing a basic concept: Look in the mirror instead of pointing the finger.

 

In my experience, something magic happens when we look at each other and keep the best versions of ourselves and others in our eyes.

 

We can adopt programs that have seen great results such as in Maine, “Make Shift Coffee House” an event that moves from community to community where people with opposing political views can meet, learn from each other and have some good coffee.  Arizona’s, the National Institute for Civil Discourse has launched a “Revive Civility” campaign, which empowers groups and individuals to become “Citizens for Reviving Civility.” The program offers guidance, resources and tools to help people combat incivility in their communities.

 

In the end, the most important thing you can do is listen to and understand the people with opposing viewpoints, instead of debating them, judging them and trying to force them to have a different opinion.

 

“When people take time for reflection versus reaction, and when they truly take the time to listen to someone else’s point of view, they have a valuable new experience.  On the basis of that new experience people are often willing to take the next step to tackle harder issues. It’s very, very inspiring to see this happen.

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  • End Citizens United and Get Corporate Money Out of Politics!
  • Pass Single-Payer Healthcare that covers all U.S. residents!
  • Enact a living wage, starting at $15 an hour, tied to the Consumer Price Index.
Profession:Legislative Analyst - State of California
Legislative Analyst/Policy Analyst, State of California (2008current)
Sacramento State University Bachelors Degree, Government (2008)

David Hildebrand is a Democratic Socialist running to represent the residents of the State of California in the U.S. Senate. The son of a union carpenter, and a past member of a union himself, he knows the value of protecting the working class.

David graduated from CSU Sacramento, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Government. He volunteered for Bernie Sander’s 2016 presidential campaign, and eventually became the Staging Location Director for California’s 6th Congressional District. It was during this time that he saw the true power of a grassroots campaign, run by the people and for the people.

After the primary, he felt compelled to stay involved and continue the fight for a better future. David helped out with a local school board campaign, and canvassed for healthcare, including the California single-payer bill, SB 562. After serious consideration, and seeing the toxicity of corporate money in political elections, David decided that he would start a U.S. Senate campaign to represent the working people of California.

David will defend California against a Congress and Presidency determined to cut the social, economic, and environmental programs that American workers rely on, and ensure that the government is turned back over to the people, its rightful owners.

David has worked as a Legislative Analyst for the State of California for over 6 years. He currently lives in Sacramento, with his partner Rachelanne, and their two dogs, Clyde and Aurora.