STEVEN ON THE ISSUES

A NEW NEW DEAL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

In 1932, upon his acceptance of the Democratic Party’s nomination for the Presidency, Franklin D. Roosevelt promised “a new deal for the American people”.

Throughout the nation men and women, forgotten in the political philosophy of the Government, look to us here for guidance and for more equitable opportunity to share in the distribution of national wealth… I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people. This is more than a political campaign. It is a call to arms.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

For over three decades, Roosevelt’s New Deal served as the fuel for the Democratic Party’s fire and the Democratic presidents who followed — the New Deal Coalition. In the late 1960s, the New Politics movement saw the Democratic Party realign into its modern-day form.

It’s time for us to return to our roots. It’s time for us to embrace Roosevelt’s proud legacy and once again stand as the party of the people. It’s time for a new New Deal.

Equality

Create an understanding where all laws will be equally applied to everyone, no matter who you are or your social status. This is non-negotiable in all three branches of the Government.

Education

We must alleviate the unfair banking interest on all current school loans. In addition, we need to create a mechanism where in exchange for service to our government, American citizens can attend college without paying for tuition.

K-12 schools need a curriculum, not Common Core, for our students that teaches the Humanities of Mankind so morals, ethics and sense of community becomes ingrained in our future. Lack of a well-rounded, continued education is a consequence and cause of inequality.

Economy

Transact business in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies of business or individuals at home or abroad. If it’s too big to fail, it’s too big be owned by the few.

Healthcare

Every American should have the equal right to a healthy life – not one based on the ability to pay. Let’s build on the Affordable Care Act with a single pay health care system and continue to support Medicare and Medicaid.

Homeland Security

DOMESTIC:

Our Second Amendment was written and published in 1790. A gun then is not a gun now. I support background checks and a waiting period for gun purchases, and a federal ban on assault weapons. I am vehemently opposed to the sale of any firearm online or to anyone who is or has been under suspicion of terrorist activities. Our police must enforce laws equally applicable to all.

INTERNATIONAL:

We must protect our borders. This requires leaders who understand the cause of human conflict that creates dissension that results in the breach of universal laws of peace and harmony. We need to mind our own nation’s’ business. The whole world does not need to be like us, nor do they.

TERRORISM:

The source of terrorism is hate. Until we can effectively stop the education and infiltration of the belief that no life is worth living, we will lose this battle. We must uncover and punish those that finance these thoughts that manifest into privatized wars of hatred wherever and whoever they are. This category of people is as responsible as the terrorists themselves.

Debt

Nationalize our federal reserve (central bank) so it works for the best interest of our country as a community, not personal third-party pocket books. Reenact the Glass-Steagall protection that prevents other commercial banks from gambling our money away.

Employment

The right to a useful and remunerative job with a living wage. If business doesn’t support it, community can.

Environment

Stop Big Sugar from damaging our waterways. Protect the Everglades. Stop fracking from entering this fertile state. Stop Monsanto’s intrusion into the seeds Mother Earth created for us.

War on Drugs

We have immigrants from Mexico and Central America, including children traveling alone, that are the first of countless victims of the narco-terrorist drug wars. U.S. drug enforcement has fallen behind in the battle and instead has created a black market for the supply and demand of illegal narcotics. Death, whether through violence or abuse, is an epidemic with no end in sight.

Legalization

I believe that this must be instantly implemented. Each state and/or county should be responsible for their own laws, just as they are with liquor and tobacco.
Our Federal mandate must be to educate and rehabilitate — not incarcerate.

PUTTING THE PEOPLE FIRST