Running for Congress and starting a new political party
I'm fed up, so I've decided to start a new political party and run for Congress
After watching politicians for so long, I have became fed up. I'm mad as hell. From what I can tell, they are horrible at exercising power in a logical and consistent way. Therefore, I've decided to form a new political party - the Political Power Party - and run for Congress, so that I can help close up some of these freedom loopholes. Let me give you a few examples.
We have minimum wage laws, but then volunteer work is perfectly legal. This is a paradox my conscience can't tolerate. For the sake of logical consistency, it is time to get tough on those who would work for nothing. I say we throw anybody caught performing or soliciting volunteer labor into prison - for a long time, too. How dare these people think they can get away with working for less than minimum wage.
A few months ago I was pulled over and given a ticket - my first ticket in over ten years - for not wearing a seat-belt. I felt so thankful for having such a caring and compassionate government when that cop wrote me out a fine because he cared so much about my own safety. Thank God there are states with primary seat-belt laws, like the one I was in. But what really made me upset was watching a guy on a motorcycle whizzing by while I was pulled over. Last time I checked, there are no seat-belts on motorcycles.
Now I know this is a state issue, but there is a role the federal government can play in encouraging states to pass certain laws and regulations. If we are going to penalize people for not wearing seat-belts, it makes no sense to allow for people to escape these penalties by hopping onto motorcycles, which are far more dangerous than cars. This is a loophole that power-hungry politicians must not have thought about, or else they must be getting lazy. I say we start pulling over motorcyclists for not wearing seat-belts. Just think of all the revenue the government can collect to pay for the enforcement of this law!
The government pushes vaccinations on children - for their own safety, of course. But I don't see any compulsory green-eating laws, and we all know broccoli and spinach are healthy. Therefore, if we truly want the health police, then I say it is time to get tough, by imposing compulsory vegetable-eating laws. And how about fining people - or even imprisoning them - for drinking sodas, alcohol, and so forth. Why reduce the health issue down to vaccinations of questionable safety and efficacy? This makes no sense. If we can mandate vaccines, we can mandate vegetables, too.
Those are just a few issues on my platform. If we're going to have tyranny, then it is time to get serious about enforcing it. As a Congressman in Washington, I will work hard to make sure I exercise all the power I possibly can, to control you for your own good.
Mark served honorably for four years on active duty in the Marine Corps infantry, and was a Libertarian endorsed candidate for a municipal office in 2002. He re-enlisted in the ARNG in 2006 because he was depressed/at times SI without the military. He has held the NFA Series 3 license (futures and futures options broker) which he did a voluntary withdrawal on because he couldn't in good conscience sell managed futures since firms would do better to hire an in-house trader to trade a proprietary account with a discount broker, which he outlined in his well-written withdrawal request. Since the year 2000, he has spent much of his free time reading the great minds of the Austrian School of economics, such as Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, Ludwig von Mises, et al.