The 2020 election is just over a year away, but there is already a long list of candidates running on the Democratic ballot. In June next year, the DNC will hold their primary debates in Milwaukee with over 20 candidates participating. Those who lean anti-establishment have had their eyes on Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard, but it’s easy to forget that they are both polling below 2%. At the top are still Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and at the very top with 27%, Joe Biden.
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Ushering in the new age of progress, we as a society have an obligation to uphold the virtues of democracy, tolerance, and justice. In the past few decades, we have traversed a harsh political climate to pursue an inclusive and tolerant society. We have seen civil rights grant people of color a voice in our land. Currently, LGBTQQIAA+ activists are fighting for equal standing in society and are making progress; without a doubt, we are entering a new age.
By Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial
The entrepreneurs among us tend to really like Uber. Those that want to revolutionize an aspect of the everyday lives of Americans want to “Uberize” one thing or another. Airbnb became the Uber for hotels. Some have created “Ubers” for anything from dog walking to alcohol delivery (even police, but that’s another future article). All we want to do is make the on-demand version of an aspect of daily life. And it is improving the quality of life in developed countries.
Tatar: I am tired of the Democrats and Republicans promising everything and delivering NOTHING! Each “public functionary” has no clue about our Republic and has no clue about the US Constitution and the MI Constitution. These “public functionaries” have no idea that their power to govern comes from the people who delegate power to them to rule. If we don’t delegate it, they do not that the authority to do it. Yet their responsibilities to take care of the infrastructure has been seriously neglected, They claim they have no money so they must raise taxes, yet they have enough money to purchase a 17 million dollar building for 48 Million, and they get away with it. The “public functionaries” are over paid and under worked while the people they represent are over worked and under paid, This REPUBLIC is upside down. The Candidates that are presently running are ALL part of the SAME ilk. I could go on and on about what is wrong, but complaining will not fix the problem RUNNING for governor will..
I have always been involved with politics, I have tried to correct some of the problems as a citizen but educating the masses is very difficult.
Tatar: Less government more liberty. This government is much too large and too many rules, ordinances, and enforcement officers, Consequently too many fines, and too many people incarcerated for non violent crime. Much to much government. Have you been to Lansing lately? This is a mega city.
Keller: In continuation of the last question, what is one area of government you want to see cut or even erased?
Tatar: Dept of education, Dept of transportation cut, Dept of State cut, Eliminate the Senate, part time legislature on and on.
Keller: What would a libertarian governorship look like in Michigan? In other words, what policies would you want to see enacted?
Tatar: Follow the US Constitution, Follow the Michigan Constitution, re write the oath of office to include if anyone in the legislature, executive or judicial takes a bribe or promises anything that is a felony.
Seriously cut back the size and scope of government. More liberty to the people. Also eliminate the state income tax and cut back on many other taxes if not eliminate them. Concentrate on fixing the MI infrastructure. See my website: johnjtatar.com
Keller: The “Flint, Michigan” story was national news for sometime. How do you view the handling of this issue, and what would you change, if anything?
Tatar: Flint is in the national news because the government was caught “usurping” authority. All of Michigan water is polluted. That is a sin. The infrastructure in MI has not been kept up. All citizens must do house keeping from time to time and so the government needs to do house keeping also. Instead, the “public functionaries” line their pockets and walk away laughing at the people in MI.
Keller: As Governor, what would be more important to you: following federal mandates from Washington D.C. or serving the state of Michigan?
Tatar: All federal mandates if unconstitutional are “null and void”!!! Michigan is its own country, we are not a colony of Washington.
Keller: If someone was interested in your campaign, how could they get involved?
Tatar: Go to my website johnjtatar.com and there are ways of contacting me.
Keller: Do you have any final remarks for the audience?
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By Mason Mohon | @mohonofficial
The perpetual war between liberty and state control rages on day-by-day, year-by-year, and era-by-era. The United States of America was founded with the intention of creating a government that would limit itself and yet here we are with the largest centralized governance in the history of our nation.