Independent US Presidential Candidate

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In adherence to our constitutional principles, we recognize the paramount importance of ensuring the security and prosperity of our fellow Americans. My commitment to their charge, it is imperative for the United States to exercise vigilance in fortifying its boundaries, countering foreign adversities, and proactively addressing evolving security challenges. This necessitates a commitment to sustained defense readiness, inclusive of a state-of-the-art military infrastructure and comprehensive intelligence mechanisms.
At this stage, I do not have the kind of tools that the congressional budget office or well-educated economists would afford me, but the specifics herein are designed to give an idea of the magnitude of spending cuts I propose. Budgets will be refined as I am able to afford experts to assist me in making sure spending cuts will be appropriate in our financially complex nation. The federal government spent $6.5 trillion in 2022.
In my commitment to the Christian faith, I identify as deeply devout. Nevertheless, I’m acutely aware that America operates not as a theocracy, but as a constitutional republic. In my reading, our Constitution emphasizes the liberty to practice any religion, but does not advocate for an absence of religious presence. As the nexus of faith and politics intertwines, expect me to vocalize my beliefs frequently, heeding the divine call to bear witness. Yet, my aim is to do so in a manner that acknowledges and respects diverse spiritual journeys, always seeking to enlighten rather than condemn.
My perspective on the Second Amendment is unequivocal. The phrase “Shall not be infringed” leaves little to ambiguity. The Supreme Court, albeit by a slim margin in the Heller decision, has clarified that the Second Amendment rights extend to individual citizens, not just collective militias. Nonetheless, various state legislatures and judiciaries across the country have deemed certain firearm regulations to be constitutionally valid. The Supreme Court has been relatively reserved in its validation of these regulations, and there are indications that it may lean towards limiting or overturning comprehensive gun control measures. A stance that, in my view, is congruent with the Amendment’s intent.
FDR, in my estimation, was an exemplary President. Beginning in 1933, his administration, with noble intentions, laid the groundwork for what would evolve into a welfare-oriented approach. His initiatives, particularly the Social Security system, were designed with the laudable aim of alleviating the hardships faced by the elderly and retired citizens. This trend of social programs was furthered, especially during the Johnson era. However, from my political vantage point, while these efforts were rooted in commendable objectives, the subsequent expansion of welfare has had unintended negative consequences on America. A measured and peaceful recalibration of this trajectory is, in my view, necessary for our nation’s future.
At this stage, I do not have the kind of tools the congressional budget office or well-educated economists would afford me. Therefore, the specifics herein are designed to give an idea of the magnitude of consumption (Fair, modified Fair HR-25, (Fair Tax HR 25), income, and estate tax changes I propose. My views on taxes and the proposed system will be refined as I am able to afford experts to assist me in ensuring it will work properly in our financially complex nation.
I unwaveringly support the rights of the LGBTQ+ community as safeguarded by the Constitution and existing U.S. legislation. Every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or identity, deserves to live without fear of discrimination or repercussions for their authentic selves. It is paramount that we not only refrain from discriminating against LGBTQ+ individuals but also actively foster inclusivity. Upholding the rights of the LGBTQ+ community is both a constitutional and moral imperative in America.
I am of the firm conviction that reverence for the U.S. Constitution, along with its foundational laws and principles, has been eroding over time, a trend that seems to be gathering pace. Over the decades, a subtle yet concerning transformation has taken place, where the Supreme Court and appellate courts, originally conceived to serve purely judicial functions, have increasingly exhibited tendencies akin to political entities. For me, it is imperative that the Constitution be respected in its original form and, when necessary, be amended through due processes to safeguard the intended balance of power in our republic.
My personal journey regarding the topic of abortion has been profound and transformative. While I once held views in favor of abortion in my youth, even on a personal level, my perspective has since shifted significantly. With time, education, and a deeper understanding of the consequences it poses to the unborn child, the mother, and the broader family unit, I’ve come to staunchly support pro-life stances. I am deeply troubled by the vast number of abortions in America, which I believe has left an indelible mark of pain and dishonor on our nation.
Russell Cohen

Independent US Presidential Candidate

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