Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Here's where the Christian rubber meets the road.

Haven't heard of this guy before today, but Darell Trigg is running - already - for President in 2016, and he's already got a platform.  A Christian platform!  He's running under the Christian Party, naturally.

His platform is simple, really.  Too simple for the good of this country, in my opinion, but he does throw in some bones for some folks - like a raise in pay for teachers and more money for education - of course, since he plans on the public schools taking over for Sunday School.

The highlights:
1. Separation of Church and State will be changed to the Union of Church and State. God will be asked to be an integral part of the government of the U.S.  The national religion of The United States of America will be the Christian religion.
2.  Public Schools – all schools supported by the U.S. Federal and State tax systems.  The Bible will be a standard required subject in all public schools and universities, for all grades , the same as English and Math.
3.  Homosexuality will not be recognized legally, or in any other manner, by the United States government or any state, city, or county government.
4. Public - Traded Corporations.  The income and other compensation,  received by the managers and officers of public - traded corporations will be limited to $300,000 per year.
5.  The income of coaches of sports teams at universities will be limited to $300,000 per year .
6.  The legal drinking age will be increased to 25 for any alcoholic beverage.  Alcohol will not be allowed on university campuses.
7.   Marriage and the family will be protected by draconian new rules.
8.  The rating system for movies and T.V. shows will be drastically overhauled.  No show or movie will be allowed on T.V. systems or computer systems accessible by homes that contain nudity, strong sexual content, excessive foul language, blasphemy, or any form of homosexuality.
9.  Abortion will only be legal in situations where the child has a small probability of living and the pregnancy is placing the life of the mother in extreme risk.
10.  Industries in the United States ( U.S.)  that have suffered from foreign competition with much lower labor pay rates, lower employee compensation costs, and lower environmental compliance costs will be assisted and protected. Assistance will include financial help in building or refurbishing manufacturing plants and training employees and low capital gains taxes. Protection will include tariffs on imported goods in order to establish a market fair for these U.S. industries. These tariffs will be used to help prevent inflation on these manufactured goods.
11.  The Welfare Department will be overhauled. This overhaul will include training welfare recipients for jobs that match their abilities. The financial responsibilities of caring for children of mothers who are not married will be shared by the father .
12. The insurance and medical system of the U.S. will be overhauled. Employers will be required to provide insurance for their employees. The costs of medical services and pharmaceuticals will be reviewed. These will be offered at a fair price without excessive profit for the providers.
13. Illegal immigration laws will be enforced . Laws will be passed to assist this enforcement.
14. Several laws will be reviewed, including several statute -of-limitations.
15. Marijuana will not be legal  except for medicinal purposes.

 Any bets about how long after the implementation of these measures it takes the economy of the US - and the First World - to simply collapse?

Of course, due to his item # 4 and his limitation of compensation to Corporate officers, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell that this guy will win anything more than public ridicule and laughter.  The Oligarchs won't stand for it.

But this is a clear and open look at the goals and aspirations of the Dominionist movement and what they want to do with this country.

You fail to take them seriously at our mutual peril.

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