POLK INTERNATIONAL

JAMES A. POLK
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 2020

Campaign Platform:
Return the Control of our Government to
We The People of The United States.com


Hello, My name is James A. Polk, CEO of WeThePeopleofTheUnitedStates.com, a non-profit Organization of the Private Sector that is owned by EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN that is Registered to Vote in the United States.


I am a life-long Citizen of these United States, and I was born in 1952 to an Irish Father and a German Mother in a small farming community in West Texas. I resided in the great State of Texas for 61 years, and in 2013 my wife & I decided to retire to the State of Florida where we wished to enjoy our golden years, and I am now 67 years old.


I am probably the ONLY CANDIDATE running that has NEVER served in the Military and has NEVER held a Public Office. 


Yet, I personally hold the SAME OPINION OF MY ABILITIES, as did George Washington of his abilities; and I quote;


“It is absolutely necessary... for me to have PERSONS THAT CAN THINK FOR ME, as well as EXECUTE orders.” End of quote


I BELIEVE THAT NO ONE PERSON OR CANDIDATE HAS THE INTELLIGENCE, THE POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, NOR THE GOD-GIVEN GIFT TO ALONE SOLVE ALL OF THE PROBLEMS THAT FACE OUR GREAT NATION.

 
I also believe that ALL of our PUBLIC SERVANTS should seek out the opinions of the Population at Large, of whom the Public Servants are BEHOLDING TO, and RESPONSIBLE TO. I also believe that ALL of our PUBLIC SERVANTS were MANDATED to so do by the Constitution of the United States of America.


My opening statement describing myself as a Candidate for the Presidency of the United States is that I am a VERY UNIQUE CANDIDATE, and I shall present a VERY UNIQUE CAMPAIGN PLATFORM; ONE THAT I CAN ASSURE YOU no other current Candidate holds, nor has any of the past Presidential Candidates EVER held.


And, regardless of the outcome of this Presidential Election, I believe that my Campaign Platform will make History due to its focus being on THE “OPINIONS & INTERESTS” OF THE AMERICAN CITIZENS AT LARGE.


I DO NOT REPRESENT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, OR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.                                POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NO MORE THAN FACTIONS.


I AM A CANDIDATE THAT REPRESENTS “WE THE PEOPLE” COLLECTIVELY. AND “WE THE PEOPLE” IS THE ONLY PARTY OF AMERICANS THAT ARE NOT A FACTION!


WeThePeopleofTheUnitedStates.com represents ALL AMERICANS.

As former President John F Kennedy suggested; We need American Citizens today that will allow themselves TO DREAM OF THINGS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN, THINGS THAT ARE NOW POSSIBLE.


For the past 244 years, instead of our Congress being controlled by WE THE PEOPLE through direct and proper REPRESENTATION, it has been controlled by One of Two FACTIONS;


⦁ Our House of Representatives & Our Senate has always been controlled by either the Democratic Party, or the Republican Party; both being a small minority of the population at large.


⦁ The Democratic and the Republican Parties ARE BOTH FACTIONS as defined by Our Founding Fathers, as well as by the Webster Dictionary.


WE THE PEOPLE should DEMAND that these FACTIONS recognize, hear, and follow our collective Opinions & Interests when creating our Freedoms, or our Burdens.


⦁ It is true that our Congress’ House of Representatives (our Congresspersons) hold the POWER OF THE PURSE. However, think about it, WE THE PEOPLE are the PURSE.


IF OUR CONGRESS COULD BE CONTROLLED BY THE “OPINIONS & INTERESTS” OF THE 329 Million AMERICAN CITIZENS COLLECTIVELY, instead of being controlled by ONLY 535 American Citizens, WOULD NOT the “Opinions & Interests” of the American Citizens at Large be better REPRESENTED


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​​(Hypothetically), if you were able to call your Congressperson's District Office at any time 24/7 any day of the year, and the phone would be answered by your actual Congressperson each time, no matter what time you call, and no matter how many Constituents called at the same time, WOULD THAT INTEREST YOU?


What if you were GUARANTEED that when you call, your Congressperson would PERSONALLY answer the phone on the FIRST RING?

YOU WOULD NEVER GET A MENU OF OPTIONAL NUMBERS TO SELECT!


What if your Congressperson PERSONALLY guaranteed you that YOUR OPINION will be recorded, INDICATING WHETHER YOU WISH FOR YOUR CONGRESSPERSON TO PASS OR FAIL THE LEGISLATION YOU ARE RESPONDING TO?


What if your Congressperson PROMISES TO VOTE IN CONGRESS BASED ON THE MAJORITY OPINIONS OF THE COLLECTIVE CONSTITUENTS IN HIS/HER DISTRICT?


What if you could go On-line after the call and check to insure that YOUR OPINION was indeed, recorded?


What if you could also go On-line and check to see how the Congressman actually Voted on the Bill?


THESE GUARANTEES ARE NOW POSSIBLE!


The ELECTRONIC OPINIONS PORTAL that is proposed DEMANDS that Congresspersons LISTEN TO & FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS that WE THE PEOPLE give to them regarding legislation, or WE THE PEOPLE will REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE as our Representatives.


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Since 1932 WE THE PEOPLE have been trained to accept the Opinions of a selected few citizens, or a FACTION of the population called the GALLOP POLL. George Horace Gallup, an American born in 1901, was an American pioneer of survey sampling techniques and was inventor of the Gallup poll, a successful statistical method of survey sampling for measuring public opinion.


Webster defines a GALLOP POLL as: - a sampling of public opinion on a particular issue or of the degree of information among the public about a particular thing or of opinion or information in a particular group taken by questioning a representative cross section.


Our Congresspersons spend more time quarreling over which Factious Party is in control of our Law Making process than they spend collecting the “Opinions & Interests” of the Citizens within each of their Congressional Districts, of whom each of the 535 should be Representing.


Just as President George Washington warned us of our Congress; and I quote-


“Of Congress, "party disputes and personal quarrels are the great business of the day, whilst the momentous concerns of an empire...are but secondary considerations." End of quote.


In the history of this Nation, Only one President has fulfilled all of his campaign promises and completed his entire agenda: that was our Former 11th President James K. Polk, one of my forefathers.  


Former President Polk was elected in 1844 and pledged to only serve one term, and that is exactly what he did. President Polk had four clearly defined goals for his administration:
1. To Re-establish the Independent Treasury System;
2. To Reduce tariffs;
3. To Acquire some or all of the Oregon Country:
4. To Acquire California and New Mexico from Mexico.


As pledged, not only did President Polk only serve one term, but he also accomplished all 4 of his objectives in those four years. In addition, He is also the one President that is known to have added approximately 1/3 of the land mass to the Nation during his administration, and like President George Washington, he also was not eager to serve as President.


Becoming the President of the United States is CERTAINLY NOT actually on my Bucket List; However, similar to President James K Polk; 


A. If elected, I also promise to serve ONLY ONE TERM.


B. 
I promise to present a BALANCED BUDGET during my term in Office. In other words, if the Treasury receives $3.42T in annual Revenue for the year, I shall not request nor approve an Annual Budget above that amount. Balancing the Federal Budget should be MANDATORY, PERIOD


C. I promise to propose an Annual Budget that will reduce the Federal Deficit beginning IMMEDIATELY by $1T every Presidential Term, or the equivalent of $250B per year, until our Children's Grandchildren are once again, FREE FROM DEBT.                                                                                                     
IF YOU BUDGET IT, IT WILL HAPPEN


D. I promise to give the CONTROL of our CONGRESS BACK TO THE PEOPLE, prohibiting Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups from influencing our FREEDOMS OR BURDENS.


E. I promise to make it possible for EVERY AMERICAN REGISTERED VOTER to deliver their Opinions & Interests to each of their CONGRESSPERSONS, GUARANTEED.


F. I promise to make it possible for the FACTIONS known as the DEMOCRATIC PARTY and the REPUBLICAN PARTY to be minimized, and POSSIBLY ELIMINATED ALTOGETHER


G. OUR GOVERNMENT WAS ESTABLISHED TO LISTEN TO ITS PEOPLE, AND PROVIDE NEEDED PROTECTIONS FOR THEM. I promise to remove the CONTROL OF OUR GOVERNMENT from the ELITE FEW, and return it to the CITIZENS AT LARGE.


IF YOU, THE AMERICAN INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS WILL SUPPORT MY PLATFORM, ALL FUTURE CANDIDATES WILL BECOME INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES ONLY, and each and every Registered Voting Citizen will CONTROL THEIR PROMISES FOR FREEDOMS.



An ELECTRONIC OPINIONS PORTAL shall be my Priority Campaign Promise to the American Citizens, and the following 4 objectives of my Campaign will accomplish that goal, EVEN if I fail to succeed in being elected as your next President.

 
1. My Campaign shall Educate all American Citizens regarding our need for proper REPRESENTATION; and how WE THE PEOPLE can be Empowered to demand that our Opinions & Interests be heard.


2. My Campaign shall Encourage all American Citizens to Collectively TAKE BACK THE CONTROL OF THEIR REPRESENTATION, and to demand that Congresspersons listen to our “Opinions & Interests” before legislating FREEDOMS, or BURDENS for the American Citizens at Large. 


3. My Campaign shall Propose a System that will GUARANTEE that Congresspersons will actually KNOW THE OPINIONS OF EACH OF THE CONSTITUENTS IN THEIR DISTRICTS for the first time in the History of the United States.


4. My Campaign shall promote what is known as a DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, instead of our current REPUBLICAN DEMOCRACY. I believe the proposed Electronic Opinions Portal will become a HISTORICAL FIRST and will be recorded in the history of the United States as being the 
MOST PROFOUND ADVANCEMENT TO POLITICAL SCIENCE since the Federalist Papers, and since the ratification of the United States Constitution.


I AM A DREAMER, AND I ASK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO DREAM ALONG WITH ME. As President John F. Kennedy stated; and I quote – “No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. We need men who can dream of things that never were.”  End of quote.


So, I shall attempt to give the American Citizens the ability to Collectively Gather into a Democratic Assembly for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY, and to enable them to hold the POWER to control the legislation being imposed upon them.


AS A MATTER OF FACT, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN CITIZENS, THE “ELECTRONIC OPINIONS PORTAL” THAT I AM PROPOSING CAN BE IN PLACE IN ALL 50 STATES BY THE TIME THE NEXT PRESIDENT TAKES OFFICE IN JANUARY OF 2021; AND THE “OPINIONS & INTERESTS” OF EACH REGISTERED VOTER WOULD BE KNOWN TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL CONGRESSPERSONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.


Our Former President George Washington once stated, and I quote; 


“The basis of our political systems is THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO MAKE AND TO ALTER their Constitutions of Government.”  End of quote.


Another former President, Abraham Lincoln, also publicly proclaimed; and I quote - 


“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” End of quote.


And yet another former President, Woodrow Wilson, declared another warning to WE THE PEOPLE; and I quote -


“If there are men in this country big enough to own the government of the United States, they are going to own it.”  
“The government, which was designed FOR THE PEOPLE, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An Invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” 
- End of quote.


Our Founding Fathers defined FACTIONS as follows; and I quote –


"By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest; ADVERSE to the rights of other citizens, or to the PERMANENT and AGGREGATE interests of the community."  End of quote.


Webster defines FACTIONS as a party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking. Party spirit especially when marked by dissension (meaning disagreement). 


Webster defines a political Caucas as - a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or FACTION usually to select candidates or to decide on policy. A group of people united to promote an agreed-upon cause.


The RIGHT, the ABILITY, and the OPPORTUNITY to alter our system of Representation can be accomplished through utilizing today’s technology in creating the proposed Electronic Opinions Portal, that will give each American Citizen that is registered to vote the ability to indicate their Opinions on all legislation prior to our Congressional Representatives Voting on the legislation in Congress.


With an Electronic Opinions Portal utilized, ALL AMERICANS, including the individual persons of the SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, are granted EQUAL REPRESENTATION by our Congresspersons.


All of the issues that you will hear during this 2020 Campaign that certainly affect the FREEDOMS &/or BURDENS of each & every American Citizen, are also concerns of mine. 


Whether it be The Federal Budget & the Federal Deficit, Immigration & Border Control, Gun Control, Social Security & Medicare, Unemployment & Minimum Wage, Education, Health Care Reform, Climate Change, and the list goes on indefinitely. Each of these issues are EQUALLY IMPORTANT to All American Citizens. 


And when you consider that our Nation’s population is growing at a rate of over 2.5 Million per year; any area of concern that we are experiencing today will certainly be multiplied and become increasingly more problematic as our future growth occurs.


NO MATTER WHAT ISSUE WE REVIEW OR DISCUSS, I BELIEVE THAT WE AS A NATION SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE “OPINIONS & INTERESTS” OF OUR COLLECTIVE AMERICAN CITIZENS AT LARGE, the persons whom our Government is charged to PROTECT & SERVE


Our Founding Fathers wanted our Government to be Strong and Effective in the protection of our Freedoms. However, they also warned for WE THE PEOPLE to remain vigilant to ensure that our Freedoms were properly REPRESENTED by our elected Representatives, and that we be watchful of FACTIONS that might desire personal gain over the “Best Interests” of the People at Large. 


REGARDLESS OF WHICH OF THE CANDIDATES WIN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, OUR CONGRESS REMAINS IN CONTROL OF HOW & IF ANY PRESIDENT WILL BE EFFECTIVE IN ACCOMPLISHING HIS OR HER GOALS AND OBJECTIVES WHEN IN OFFICE.


HISTORY PROVES MY POINT, AS OUR FORMER 11TH PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN THE ONLY 1 OUT OF THE PAST 45 PRESIDENTS THAT WAS BLESSED ENOUGH DURING HIS TERM TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL OF HIS GOALS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, COLLECTIVELY. 


OUR GOVERNMENT, WHICH PRIMARILY CONSISTS OF OUR CONGRESS, OUR PRESIDENT, AND OUR SUPREME COURT, SHOULD BE COMMITTED TO PERFORMING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN CITIZENS AT LARGE; NOT FOR THE KNOWN FACTIONS OF ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL PARTY OR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP.


BY DESIGN OF THE CONSTITUTION, OUR CONGRESS WAS CHARGED WITH THE CHALLENGE TO REPRESENT THE “OPINIONS & INTERESTS” OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT LARGE;


THEREFORE, CONGRESS SHOULD SUPPORT & EMBRACE WHATEVER SYSTEM THAT WILL PROVIDE THEM WITH THE ABILITY TO DO EXACTLY THAT. 


PRESENTLY, EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE 435 CONGRESSPERSONS AND 100 SENATORS, OUR CONGRESS OPERATES WITH ONLY 2 ACTUAL REPRESENTATIVE VIEWS TO THE MOST PART, ONE IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE OTHER IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AND AS I STATED EARLIER, BOTH ARE FACTIONS.


It appears that WE THE PEOPLE have failed to heed another warning from George Washington, and I quote;


“However political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. At this auspicious period, the United States came into existence as a Nation, and if their Citizens SHOULD NOT BE COMPLETELY FREE AND HAPPY, the fault will be entirely their own.” 
End of quote.


WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 535 INDIVIDUAL PERSONS THAT WE THE PEOPLE ELECTED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY WOULD STAND COLLECTIVELY IN THE PROTECTION OF OUR FREEDOMS? I believe the answer to that question was best identified by George Washington.


As President Washington warned us during his generation; and I quote;


“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”  End of quote.


Sources indicate that there are over 16,000 REGISTERED Lobbyists in Washington D. C. (Our Federal Government’s Sanctuary District) and they are actively soliciting Congresspersons for special treatment regarding Tax Breaks, or legislation that will benefit the Corporations against the good of the People at Large. The Actual number of Active Lobbyists in Washington D.C. is estimated to be well over 100,000. 


The FAVORS to Congresspersons & Staffers for legislation that benefits the Corporations includes, among other favors, being promised to be employed as a Lobbyist or Employee of the Corporation after their favored service on Congressional issues during their term in Office. 


Research of our History will prove that over 50% of our Congresspersons & Staffers become Lobbyists or Employees for Multi-Billion Dollar Corporations after their term in Office. Some even leave their Congressional position or Staffer’s position to become Lobbyists or Employees for the Corporations prior to the end of their Term in Office.


Reviewing our History will also indicate that many of the Representatives that WE THE PEOPLE TRUSTED and ELECTED, are & were a number of those “Few men with a virtue of accepting the highest bidder” that President Washington warned us of over 200 years ago.