While I wholeheartedly agree with your platform, I have a few questions:
1. Do you have a plan for how you will accomplish your goals?
2. Which agencies would you hope to eliminate?
3. Can you share a plan for immigration? How do you balance compassion and law?
I would refuse to sign any bill that failed the following test:
Morality – An unjust law is no law at all.
Constitutionality – Unconstitutional laws are null and void.
Necessity – Unnecessary laws are an unjust, unfair, counter-productive burden on the people.
Generality - Laws should not benefit only one group or bring harm upon any narrowly-defined group of individuals.
Prospectivity - Laws should always apply only in the future and never to the past. This is why our Constitution bars ex post facto laws.
Publicity – All laws should be widely published and well-known to all.
Consent – Our laws must be generally acceptable to those who will have to live by them.
Due Process – Our laws must be applied equally and fairly, with the punishment for each similar crime being the same for any convicted lawbreaker.
“If I am elected President of the United States, a team will be assigned to each piece of legislation that is passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate to examine in great detail whether such prospective laws meet this simple but rigorous test. I will also have a permanent copy of these eight elements on my desk and will personally test each bill against this plumb line before I sign it.”
– Tom Hoefling
As far as borders and immigration, the Constitution guarantees to each of the states security from invasion. The Commander-in-Chief bears the primary responsibility to provide that security. That’s why I have said that if elected I will sign a presidential finding to the effect that our open southern border represents a clear and present danger to the sovereignty and the security of the United States. I will then send whatever military forces are needed to the border to secure it. I will leave them there as long as I am president, or until the Congress provides the resources for the appropriate barriers, and sufficient civilian forces, to assure that few, if any, will come across without our permission.
The Constitution gives Congress sole responsibility to set our immigration and naturalization laws. As president I will strictly enforce that law.
Americans have always been compassionate to immigrants, even illegal immigrants. I’ve seen this with my own eyes. Our Constitution, in the Fourteenth Amendment, even guarantees the God-given rights of all foreign nationals, legal or illegal, as long as they are in any of the states of the Union.
However, compassion does not include an obligation to make house guests permanent members of your family. It doesn’t include an obligation to make the burglar part of your family, with access to all of your resources, simply by virtue of his presence in your house.
If folks are here without our permission, they need to go home.
Thanks for the great questions, XXXX!
For Life, Liberty, and the Constitution,