My opponent, Donald Trump has always talked about making America great again. Of course America is great. A country that consumes 80% of its domestic product is great. But I have no doubt that America can be greater than it already is. I also have no doubt that the glory days of this great nation still lies ahead. Therefore I will not promise you that I will make America great when it already is. Rather I want to promise you that if I am elected your president, that I will partner with you and your elected representative in Congress to make America greater and reclaim its promise.

As your president, I will not seek to deport the 11million illegal immigrants in this country.

Let me digress a bit.

I call them illegal immigrants because they entered this country illegally, and unlike Mrs. Clinton who has no conviction but goes wherever the wind blows, I will call them what they are –  illegal immigrants.

Mrs. Clinton was at a campaign event recently and during her speech, she referred to the illegals as illegal immigrants and that did not sit well with Hispanics in the crowd. And they booed at the remark.  And she changed her position there and then and said they are no longer illegal immigrants but undocumented workers.

That is not the kind of person you want in the White House. Mrs. Clinton is a person who will say whatever you wanna hear in order to get your vote even when her original thought is right and what you wanted to hear from her is wrong. She is also a person who does not have the courage to say to a supporter ‘hey, you and I see eyeball to eyeball on most issues but on this one, I respectfully disagree with you because you are wrong.’  She is not seeking to ride to the White House on the wings of her invariable policy positions upon which voters can vote her in as their president. She has no set of convictions or concrete position on issues.  She just wants to be president as an end in itself and not as a means to an end.

I on the other hand am seeking to be your president as a means to an end. And that end is to make your life better than it already is, to invest in educating our posterity, to create an enabling environment for businesses to create rewarding  jobs, to fund research and developments, to rebuild and modernize our infrastructure, to return our economy to its prior and enviable position as the largest of all economies, to restore our military to its prideful place as the unrivaled global force for good, and to lead the coalition of progressives who are passionate about solving our most challenging problems in contemporary times. Problems such as our broken immigration system, our dysfunctional and unfair tax code, and our biased criminal justice system.

Back to the issue of illegal immigrants.

So, as your president, I will not deport the 11 million immigrants who are in this country illegally. It is not economically practical. Even if it is economically practical, it is a fiscally irresponsible move to make. And I find it laughable that our political party frontrunner, Mr. Trump who prides himself as a savvy businessman does not understand this. Rather I will have them pay a penalty for entering this country illegally after which I will grant them a five years’ work permit. At the expiration of their five years’ work permit, with good behavior they will qualify for a five years green card. If they did not commit any crime or carry out any anti-America activity during their five years stint with their green card, they will qualify to be citizens of this great country thereafter. With ten years of loyalty to this republic, paying their taxes, contributing to the welfare of their various communities, and being good citizens of this great nation, they should have paid their dues. The alternative is having them still residing here illegally, making money which they would not be paying taxes on, and more often than not sending those monies outside our borders to enrich other economies.

This is the most responsible and pro-American approach to the illegal immigrants’ question. Most in my political party want to do nothing on this issue because most of our constituencies want the illegals to remain illegals so they can continue to exercise power over them and exploit them. It’s a power thing for them. On the Democratic Party end, they want to grant the illegals automatic citizenship so they can have extra 11 million voters to their base. Both sides are pandering to the needs of their political parties. Neither is thinking about America’s needs. I am the man for the job because to me America comes first.

It is unfair to have a worker who makes $35,000 a year pay 25% in taxes while someone else who makes $1m annually pay 14% or less. It is unfair. And let me lay this myth to rest – rich folks do not create jobs. Rich folks love their money and they want to make the most money with less workforce. That is the way of business, by the way. The name is capitalism. And rich folks do not need to feel guilty for that either. But don’t tell me that rich people are made to pay lesser taxes than the poor because rich people create jobs. That is a bunch of malarkey.

On the other hand, we do not need to tax the wealthy more than the poor. You do not have to punish a rich fella for being rich. Besides white privilege, the rich and the poor have the same 24hours. Excluding luck, the rich obviously made better use of their time than the poor and do not have to be punished for it.

As your president, I will propose to Congress a flat income tax rate of 25% for all Americans. And I will also send a bill titled Equal Access to Congress that will outlaw denying access to credit and capital for startups to Americans on the basis of their race. We are proud of our Apples, our Microsofts, our Facebooks, and our Twitters. These businesses are testaments to America’s ingenuity but however are businesses pioneered by just white folks. I have no doubt that there are black entrepreneurs with similar ideas that could’ve given rise to more Apples, more Microsofts, more Facebooks, and more Twitters. Thereby creating more jobs and enlarging our economy. But no bank would lend them the money they need to bring their ideas to life. Because they are black and we as a nations are somehow scared of black man’s success. We should learn to forgive ourselves of our ugly past and move on. White privilege and racism is a drag on our economy. Under my administration, it will be a thing of the past. The playing field will be made level.

African Americans are not sport animals that you go out to kill just for sport. It used to be just African American men and teenage boys. Now we have Sandra Bland. And our justice system is unashamedly and without any disguise, encouraging the practice of using African Americans as sport animals. From Eric Garner through Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and now Sandra Bland, every jury across the nation is encouraging the killing of African Americans as sport animal by exonerating their murderers from any culpability. How else do you interpret this pattern of abortion of justice? What manner of nation are we? We condemn ISIS’s brutality in Syria and Iraq but we are doing worse to our own citizens more than ISIS is doing in the Middle East.  How are we better than ISIS? Because we do our own killing wearing police uniforms or because we are gathered in a crowd of 12 repugnant assholes inside a clean room decked with polished mahogany?

The “standoff” in Oregon has entered its 5th day. And no end is in sight according to the NPR news I listened to early this morning. A standoff of heavily armed white men illegally occupying a federal land. Standoff, they call it. And negotiations are ongoing. But a 12 year old black kid with a toy gun who had the right to be where he was couldn’t even have up to a one minute a benefit of doubt. And people that call themselves human beings unashamedly went on television to defend a shameful assassination of an innocent child. And another set of a crowd of 12 repugnant assholes had the effrontery to say that the police officer that assassinated an innocent child did no wrong! Come on, America!

Under my leadership, all Americans will be equal before the law. The practice of a white person getting a certain amount of time for a crime and a person of color getting a higher sentence for same crime will be outlawed. The criminal justice system has long been used for both population control and oppression of the black man. Under my leadership, America’s dark days will be a thing of the past. I have no doubt that the same way Mr. Trump’s lack of political correctness resonate with so many, so will my manifesto for courageous leadership resonate with so many Americans too. LBJ is now celebrated for courage. If you elect me your president, I will be both Theodore Roosevelt, the champion of the working class; and LBJ, the harbinger of social justice, combined. I will be a great leader.

I have gone around America and had conversations with all classes of America. And I have come away with this impression that America needs a courageous leader and no longer a cautious one that President Obama has represented for the past 7 years. I will be that leader.

One more thing. Dismantling monuments of our racist past and our racist present does not represent social change. It is in the aftermath of the dismantling of the confederate flag in South Carolina that juries in both Texas and Ohio found the murderers in the deaths of Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice not culpable. Downing of the flag did not affect those abortions of justice. Removing Woodrow Wilson’s name from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton will not bring any social change either. Besides those in academia, who else knows about Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs? The Black Lives Matter movement is a group of young and energetic citizens who want to see social change in their age. Avery positive thing for the country. But their campaigns are misdirected. Rather than channeling their energy on social changes that does not matter such as the removal of monuments whose removal will only achieve the denial of our racist past, why not champion for social changes that is contemporary and which have the ability of affecting our future. Starting by driving out African American populations to participate in the political process of electing who governs them, from the local level to the federal level. Not only when an African American is on the ballot, but also when there is none. Some white folks died for civil rights too. And a courageous white man by name Lyndon Baines Johnson, at the detriment of his political future, helped pass the Civil Right Act into law. There are white folks who are repulsed by the way the system is treating the African American. Listen to them campaign. Recognize them, and drive out the vote to help elect them into offices. They will do well by you.

And how about encouraging more black youths to take advantages of available scholarships to go to college and thereafter seek a career in public service rather than in entertainment? I bet you if folks like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were in those jury rooms or were the state prosecutors, the outcomes would be different across board.


Let the debate continue…



Author: Ezeocha Post

I am passionate about politics and the social challenges that faces our country. As a firm believer in the goodness of man, and at the risk of sounding naïve, I am convinced that when people of goodwill driven by gallant ideas come together to fashion out a better world, and pursue these ideas with energy and vigor, that somehow they will prevail. My blog will seek to provide a platform through which these gallant ideas can be birthed for a better and equitable world.

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