Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Realistic Path To Marijuana Legalization

My Fellow Americans, I stand before you today to speak about a very important topic in this election: the end of the prohibition of marijuana and hemp. Today alone, more human beings have died as a direct result of drinking water , than have died as a direct result of using marijuana over the course of human history. So why is it still illegal?

In an age when we willingly ingest chemicals, at the behest of a physician, to feel like "normal" human beings; why do we vilify a plant? I have read numerous theories as to why marijuana has been relegated to the position of a social demon and, I believe they all have some credibility. I'm certain that many factors, whether driven by fear or financial motive, led to the criminalization - dare I say, demonization? - of the Sweet Hemp.

I won't debate all the reasons that the prohibition of marijuana has been allowed to exist so long. Whether you believe the prohibition against mary jane began out of fears of jazz musicians wanting to rape white women, or the lobby for wood pulp paper vilifying the (markedly cheaper) hemp paper, or the general "Reefer Madness" that gripped the nation; the fact remains that a plant, which is proving to have myriad uses is being withheld from the general populous. I won't re-hash all of the classically argued reasons for marijuana prohibition. All of the history behind the relationship of humans and marijuana is readily available by simple Google Search or, in the interest of time, this video by the Universal explorer Joe Rogan:

Personally, I accept Joe's theory on the criminalization of Choom (as my opponent, the President, likes to call it.) and why it remains illegal to this day. In JOE, I Trust!

I will simply present to you what, I believe, has led to the crackdown on marijuana in this modern age. Let us begin back at the birth of the modern WAR ON DRUGS:

27, October, 1970: The Nixon administration enacts Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. The law, passed by congress, created the scheduling of controlled substances.

1971: The term "War On Drugs" is coined by the Nixon administration.

1973: The Drug Enforcement Agency is created to fight the new War On Drugs.

These three events solidified marijuana's position as a Schedule 1 narcotic. While there were five Schedules created, for some odd reason, marijuana was placed right up top. Public enemy number one was now a plant that had been intertwined with human existence from the beginning of time. My question would be: Why?

Many arguments exist as to why marijuana was classified a Schedule 1 narcotic, all of them having their own validity. As a history buff, I simply look back to the time that the War On Drugs began. Remember that Nixon's first year as Prez, 1969, was marked by sweeping waves of social discord. The American public was divided over the classic topic of war. American lives were being spent to defend a nation, some ten thousand miles away, under the threat of the Red Menace. A generation of children, disillusioned with war, rebelled against the generation of their patriotic parents.

Long hair, rock and roll, free love, expanded empathy, universal perspective, questioning of the established status quo; these were all seen as side effects of the drug culture that had engulfed the younger generation. Why did this group of children of those who defeated the Nazis decide to question the authority of the establishment? Because the lies began to shine through the cracks in their reality. These educated human beings couldn't rationalize that their friends, and often siblings, were being forced to die for a people half a world away. The government, as bloated authorities often do, assumed that the standard party line would win the day. Beat the drums, blow the fifes, and wave the flags. That's all you had to do to get the nation behind your plans, no matter how nefarious they may be.

Once you realize that the reality you've been indoctrinated into is based on falsehoods, you begin to question other aspects of your life. You begin to explore your true reality. No other substance has fostered self exploration like marijuana, so it was an obvious choice for an individual looking to alter their reality.

In the opinion of those in power, marijuana was a major source of the social discord fracturing the foundation of the USA. While numerous other psychoactive drugs were gaining popularity at this time - all of which would also find themselves listed in the rolls of scheduled narcotics - marijuana was the most widely used. Uncle Sam found, when investigating groups within the counter culture, that marijuana was the gateway to the most dangerous enemy of any ruling class. Marijuana fostered thought, and that simply couldn't be tolerated.

After the summer of love embarrassed the older generation, and the ruling class of the United States, a strategy was devised to eliminate anything that could inspire free thought. So, while fighting an unpopular war halfway around the globe, the government launched a war against drugs. A war against, what they perceived, as a threat their reign.

Thanks to the efforts of the Nixon administration the citizens of the nation were cured of the scourge of marijuana. Actually, all that happened was that weed was forced underground. Like alcohol before it, the prohibition of marijuana created a boom for criminals with the foresight to capitalize on the public need. Now America found itself mired in a war on its own citizens, fought using the tax dollars paid by those same citizens.

Forty years on we find ourselves, as a nation, on the verge of forcing a public intellectual discussion on the subject of marijuana legalization. Marijuana use has not been curtailed. Thanks to the internet, the truth has become much harder to hide. Science is chipping away at the myths created about the effects of marijuana; the data seems to support the generations of anecdotal evidence that have pervaded human history.  The average citizen is growing weary with lies that can no longer support the party line fed to them on the magical multi-colored talkie box each evening. Yet Uncle Sam still waves the flag and insists that marijuana is an evil monster that could destroy society as we know it. Why is that?

Money. That's right. Marijuana is still illegal for the simple motive of greed. When the government launched the war on drugs they created a massive bureaucracy to fight that war. That bureaucracy provided, and still does provide, thousands upon thousands of jobs for American citizens. Billions of dollars are spent to fight a plant; many of those dollars put food on the plates of our neighbors. As the media age grew, millions of dollars were dumped on advertising campaigns to convince the public that smoking marijuana would make you a DOPE. "This is your brain", "I learned it from watching you", and "Just Say No", became the rallying cry of the decent folk who wanted stomp out the plague that drugs had spread across the land.

The War On Drugs has fostered many satellite industries that exist simply because marijuana is illegal. The drug testing industry makes billions of dollars a year performing urinalysis that can only, with any accuracy, detect the usage of marijuana. The corporate prison system (Which I am no fan of, and will touch on in coming posts) makes billions of dollars a year by locking humans in cages. Many of those humans are sitting in their cage simply because they were caught in possession of a plant. The legal profession has made millions of dollars defending these non-violent offenders. Many more billions of dollars flow through the veins of the system built to support the War On Drugs.

Many more billions of dollars are made each year by companies who profit, be it directly or indirectly, from the prohibition of marijuana. Drug companies are cashing in on the fact that swallowing chemical concoctions pressed into the form of a tablet is socially acceptable while those who smoke weed are social rejects. The petroleum industry, and many other industries, benefit from the fact that hemp is illegal. Alcohol companies profit from the fact that they hold the market on the socially acceptable way to alter one's reality.

If elected, I will immediately de-schedule marijuana and all other naturally occurring substances. I will also move to cease all funding to the DEA and Department of Justice for any activities related to the prosecution of marijuana. Hooray for me!

Don't be so fast to celebrate. I feel it only fair to warn you, as with any change in the status quo, these changes will cause people to lose their jobs. Some of your fellow Americans will suffer a change in their lives, with respect to their ability to meet their financial obligations. Change is not always a positive experience for all parties involved. This has weighed heavily in my decision to move forward with the federal decriminalization of marijuana. Yet I feel certain that the benefits of legalized marijuana will far outweigh any of the negative effects of it's continued prohibition.

Yes, jobs will be lost. Of course, many more jobs will be created by the birth of the multitude of industries that will support the legalized consumption of marijuana and hemp. Tax revenues will replace the deficits created by the failed War On Drugs. Science will finally be able to seriously study the effects, and unlock the potentials, of naturally occurring drugs. The alcohol and drug industries will suffer losses, if they fail to adapt to the new weed economy, but they will not disappear. The tobbacco companies will be infused with new life as the usage of their original cash crops dwindle, and new generations choose marijuana. Police forces will find more resources available to fight real crimes. The DEA will be able to focus on the chemical drugs that actually cause societal breakdowns. Citizens will be able to explore alternatives to the chemical cocktails that they have been fed for years. The average person will be able to sit back, relax, and get stoned, after another mundane day of trudging through the stressful world of mediocrity. After much deliberation I, along with almost sixty percent of my fellow Americans, have come to the conclusion that the benefits of legal access to marijuana will help to move us forward as a nation. Possibly to move us forward as a species.

I can see, in the not so distant future, a time when the old paranoia concerning natural drugs has crumbled into the annals where myths are stored. Reefer madness will simply be an entry on Parents will be able to sit with their children and have an honest discussion about the use of marijuana, and the potential pros and cons of its usage. The wasted efforts of the war on marijuana have been refocused, with great success, on cracking down on the chemical killers that have plagued our streets. Crime will be reduced by removing the black market for marijuana. Human ingenuity will boom under the influence of marijuana. Music and Art will realize a modern renaissance. Most importantly, a confused eighteen year old will be able to speak to an educated marijuana counselor who will help guide them on their journey into the mind.

The truths of the present will emerge, victorious, from the soup of the old myths. No, marijuana will not solve all of the issues of the US, and it may cause its own issues that we can't foresee at this time; but I believe it is the first step toward the future of our nation, and of our species. So let us begin the conversation, my friends. Let's lay all of the information in the sunlight and make an honest decision on a ridiculous situation.

While many Americans believe that the issue of marijuana decriminalization is merely the realm of hippies who are looking to get high, I submit that it is the perfect issue to show that our government has grown too large. In a nation of, for, and by the people, should something remain illegal when a majority of the population agrees that it should be freely available? If our government represents the citizenry, as is their job, then why are they continuing to ignore the facts that populous knows to be true. Why are we being told that marijuana is bad, when Uncle Sam, himself, holds the patent on many marijuana cures and therapies for myriad maladies? Why do we, the people, continue to accept what we know to be lies as truth simply because a man in a suit said it was so? I believe that marijuana legalization is the first step to returning America to what she was meant to be. The land of the free, and the home of the brave, can only exist on a foundation of truth and justice; and marijuana is one of the first building blocks of the foundation needed to build the nation we are meant become. Give me your vote for Prez, and I will force the conversation and advance our culture. Of course, I will need your help.

Come on, friends, it's time to change the world. Don't forget: Pot has never killed anyone, and is illegal; while water, and it's murderous ways, remains completely legal.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Race IS ON!

MY FELLOW AMERICANS, I am WannaBePrez. My friends call me WBP. I am the first digital persona to run for the office of President of the United States of America, and I need your help. 

Last week I officially launched my campaign at and the response has been - to be quite honest - underwhelming. That is fine, because the largest wave begins as a tiny ripple and I see the waves of discontent washing over the shores of this great nation.

Why, you may be wondering, would a blog want to be president? Well, my friends, I am here to tell you that, while a blog I may most certainly be, I am a proud American who has had just about enough of the bullshit that is bogging down our nation. I feel it's time for REAL CHANGE! It's time to evict the fat old squatters that continue to return to Washington under the auspices of representing the hard working citizens of this land, only to bend over like bus station whores to accept a fat corporate cock wrapped in greenbacks. It's time to repair the crumbling foundation of our, formerly, beautiful home. The digital revolution begins NOW!

Do I still have your attention? Good. Now what does a digital persona, such as myself have to offer you? What change will you receive for your vote? What can WBP do for America? Why shouldn't you simply do what Americans do each year and head to the polls to cast a vote for the candidate that you believe is the 'lesser of two evils'? Well sit back, because WBP is about to lay it all out for you. The following is a condensed rundown of my positions and platforms. Of course, unlike most politicians, I am willing to hear your input and review my position. So, please, feel free to comment, email, or tweet me @WannaBePrez with any feedback.


Two hundred and twenty five years ago a group of visionary rebels gathered in Philadelphia and cobbled together the Constitution. This document began the experiment of American freedom. I believe that we need to return to the very foundation of this country and, if need be, work to change it using the processes that the founding fathers originally laid out for us.

I also believe that we need to institute a COMMON SENSE standard, in this nation, and use that standard to guide our way into the future. While the citizens in the trenches use common sense, on a daily basis, to solve the many crises that they face, the elite that run DC have forgotten what common sense is. If a piece of legislation can't stand to the simple scrutiny of common sense, then it is destined to be a failure and should not even be considered by the legislature. I will bring common sense back to ALL facets of the government.


I believe that this great nation, in order to advance into the future, needs to reconcile issues of the past, deal with issues of the present, and build the foundation that will springboard the US into the future. We must, as a people and a nation, address all three facets of our timeline in order to heal and move forward, unencumbered, into the amazing future that lies ahead.

The United States of America has, when compared with most nations, a very short past. In a matter of two centuries we rose to prominence as a beacon of freedom for all the globe to see. The shining light of that beacon has tarnished somewhat, over the past few decades. In order to return this nation, once again, to its position at the forefront of the world economy I believe that we need to address some issues of our PAST while honoring the promises we've made to the generations that sacrificed to make us great. Veterans benefits, social security, and medicare are all programs that should NEVER be cut, because they are based on promises to generations which served this nation faithfully. If we can't have the common decency to honor the debts to our own citizens, then we will never be able to stand as a world power.

The PRESENT, as I'm sure you are all aware, is full of myriad issues that are each chiseling away at the foundation of our country. While I could go on forever on these topics, I will only highlight some of the top priority issues that I believe are immediately pertinent to correct our course.

1. I will legalize, and regulate, MARIJUANA and all naturally occurring drugs.  For fart too long these natural substances have been classified as criminal. Well, those days will end. I will end the WAR on DRUGS and start the WAR on POVERTY. Rather than lock people up because they dared to alter their reality using a plant, I think it would be much more beneficial to this nation if we actually altered the reality of those mired in poverty.

2. NO MORE LOBBYING. When you look at it lobbying is legalized bribery. While no promises are made, the effect is understood. If the lobbyists want to sway the votes of OUR representatives then they should lobby US, the citizenry. Lobbying a politician directly circumvents the citizen and therefore circumvents the system of government established in Philadelphia all those years ago. Sorry lobbyists, I'm sure you can find a job in advertising or used car sales.

3. No more PRISON FOR PROFIT. Allowing for-profit companies to make money off of locking humans in cages is tantamount to slavery. The Prison systems in the US will have to become state run facilities once again. Shouldn't be too hard once all of the marijuana offenders are released.

4. TRUE HEALTHCARE REFORM. It is time to reform the bloated healthcare system by going to the roots of the cost problem. The insurance companies, the drug companies, the giant healthcare companies, and the lawyers are all going to need to trim the fat, if I am elected. Quality healthcare should be available to every citizen of the United States without forcing them into poverty.

5. TRUE EDUCATION REFORM. No Child Left Behind has done nothing but leave countless children behind in their education. I will eliminate it. I don't believe that test scores of students accurately reflect the work that a teacher has done. There has to be a better way. Which leads to:

5.5. ART AND MUSIC programs will return to all public school systems. We must allow the right brain to develop as we cram statistics and figures into the left brain. Education can not be thorough if only half of the brain is allowed to develop.

6. JUDICIAL REFORM. Lady Justice is supposed to be blind and fair. Recently those ideals have been shed from our justice system. Everyone in America has the right to FAIR and JUST judicial system. I will take steps to insure that the scales of Lady Justice are, once again, balanced.

7. COLLEGE REFORM. No longer will colleges and universities be able to exploit young players on their sports teams to rake in billions of dollars a year, while raising the cost of education for each student. College tuition needs to reigned in to a point that a young mind is not enslaved to the system under a mountain of debt before they are even able to earn ONE dollar.

8. AGRICULTURAL REFORM. Heads up MONSANTO, this one's coming your way. No longer will companies be allowed to patent a life process. Giant corporations now rule our amber waves of grain. Those days will come to an end, when I am Prez. The American farmer is a cornerstone of this nation and we have allowed corporations to destroy that cornerstone. How can a nation expect to lead the world if it won't be able to feed its own people?

9. WALL STREET and BANKING REFORM. The economic shit storm that the banks and investment companies laid onto the shoulders of the American people is criminal. I will make Wall Street accountable for the damage they have caused. Never again, will TOO BIG TO FAIL be a defense. If a company is too big to fail then they are obviously violating anti-trust laws.

10. INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY. These are an issue of the present that will absolutely effect our future. I want to make affordable internet access available to all Americans. I also want to see a laptop or tablet in the hands of every American student. We need to embrace, and advance, technology to insure the future of this nation. We also need to keep the internet open and free. I will fight any internet CENSORSHIP, no matter what form it may be disguised in.

Now those are only ten, among hundreds of, issues that I believe need to be addressed immediately to help America move back to the forefront of the world economy. Many of these changes will hurt in the beginning, but the profits they will bring this nation, and future generations, are exponentially greater than any sacrifice we may endure.

Now for the FUTURE:

Looking ahead I see an America that will be the leader of the world in science and technology. An America that will not only head to the moon and Mars, but will take the world with it. I see a nation that has paid its financial debts while honoring the debts it owes its own citizenry. I see an America that has all of its citizens connected and active in the governance of their nation. Elected representatives will be monitored by their constituency and held accountable if they fail to listen to those that they are hired to serve. I see an America that maintains a strong military for defense, but only puts that force into action when absolutely necessary. I see an America where all citizens can afford an education and will have access to employment and quality healthcare. I see an America where human beings are the most valuable resource on the planet, and scientific and artistic advances grow at an exponential rate. I see an America that my children, and their children, will be safe and secure and successful in, and proud of.  I see my nation, my people, marching into the future and taking the rest of the world to the stars and beyond. Can you see it?

THAT'S IT, FRIENDS. There are the basic components of my platform. Ready to cast your vote for me? No? Good. I want votes from people who, rather than jumping to a conclusion, exercise their mind and need more information in order to form an educated decision. If I am going to get elected Prez, then I need you. I need your agreement. I need your dissent. I need your input, and your questions. I need your scrutiny. Any idea worth believing in should be able to stand the tests of dissent and scrutiny. If they crumble, then they weren't valuable ideas.

In the coming weeks I will expand on the ideas I have listed here. As you can see, I'm rather long winded at times. I promise to work on condensing my ideas to suit the internet attention span.  I will also, hopefully, address holes in my ideas. Holes, that I hope, you will point out, and pick at, and challenge. You, my fellow Americans, are my greatest resource.

Thank You,




Tuesday, April 24, 2012



Ok, so I don't really want to be the President of the United States of America. With all of the pressures and stresses, who would want that job? Well, apparently, there is a whole cast of characters willing to lay their heads on the block and toss their hats into the ring. Sadly, for the citizens of this great nation, there doesn't seem to be a candidate that understands what life is like, here on the ground. I have wasted my breath in countless discussions with people in my sphere of existence regarding the direction that our beloved US is currently heading. Is it going up, or down, or completely into the shitter? I'm not sure, nobody seems to be sure, but enough cracks are forming in our national foundation that I think it's time for something different. 

I believe that we, the citizens of the United States, are far more qualified to run the nation in which we live than the sorry lot of disconnected professional politicos that we have to deal with now. There are two major reasons that our current political system is totally screwed: 1. It takes a ton of cash to run for public office. AND 2. The people that represent we the citizens, in the trenches, don't a have a clue as to who we are, or what we do to survive. Those two reasons have led me to toss my digital hat into the race for president. 

Do I think I can win? Hell no! First off, I'm just an average American with no financial resource with which to run a political campaign. For my first campaign promise I submit that I will NOT spend a penny to run for president. Now, while I understand that I can not win a seat in the oval office without spending cash, I would argue that this makes me a perfect candidate because I can not, and will not, be bought by any interest group or corporate lobbyist. Unlike our current stock of old fart windbags on capitol hill, I know what it is to struggle for survival on the streets of the land that politicians only visit during election time.

 I have decided to run for office without declaring myself a member of either of the options offered under our current two party system. You see, like most Americans that I have ever broached the subject of politics with, I don't fit into column D or column R. I'm pretty sure that the only citizens that agree totally with their party's political line are those that are too ignorant to think for themselves and merely repeat whatever the magical talking picture box tells them to think. The pundits, and zealots, are not my target. I hope to reach the 75% (I feel that's a fair figure) of frustrated, hard working, American citizens that are certain that their interests aren't even considered, let alone represented, by the suits who were elected to stand for them. 

Now, if you've followed along this far, I offer you a twist. I will not be running alone. I invite all of you to run for president with me. With your insight and input, I believe, that we can make the American dream a reality, once again. So with that, admittedly lackluster, introduction I would like to present to you the official announcement of the, first ever, digital presidential candidate.


My fellow Americans. I come before you, on this day, as a sad citizen of the United States of America. This nation, once one of the greatest on this planet, is quickly crumbling under the weight of its own legacy. While these United States began as a rebel yell against the oppressive establishment of its motherland, and quickly rose to the status of "Super Power", they now seem to have grown too content with the past perception of "America" to notice that the very foundations that this nation was built upon have begun to crumble. 

I consider myself lucky to have been born a citizen of the United States, and understand that I am privileged to have the simple right to express my discontent of the current status of our home. I also understand that, as a citizen of this nation, I have a duty to exercise my rights and express my concerns for the future of this land that I love so. While I would, quite happily, tell every citizen of the planet earth about the amazing, and beautiful, nation that is the United States of America; I would be quite remiss if I ignored the many issues that exist within this democratic experiment that we all call home.

Imagine, if you will, that this great nation is a house. Our beautiful house, over the span of only two hundred years and some change, went from being the new house on the block, to being a house divided, to being the nicest home in the neighborhood. Before a single board of that house was set, a young group of rebels against the crown struggled to construct a firm foundation upon which we could build higher and higher. The founding fathers, traitors all, met in Philadelphia and, in what will forever be remembered as one of the greatest social experiments in the history of humans, hammered out a document which has served as the granite upon which this American house has stood for more than two centuries. The Constitution has held this nation firm, until quite recently, and offered the opportunity to change the laws of the land in order for America to have a chance to survive the ever changing world. Somewhere along the line we, as a nation, grew content with our big beautiful house. We dressed it up and showed it off to the world, beaming with great pride at the house we were able to construct. Unfortunately, through the years, we lost sight of the very foundation upon which our home was built. I want to return to the basics of that document, and reinforce our national foundation before this house collapses around us.

I want to see America rise from the ashes of her former self and stand taller than she ever has before. This nation should be a beacon of freedom and prosperity for the rest of the world to look to. I want to rebuild this house to surpass its former glory. Then I want to kick the doors open and invite the world into our home. None of this will be possible if we continue down the right or left side of, what is essentially, the same street. It's time to embrace the American spirit and blaze a new road to our future as a nation.

Constructing this road, while it won't be a simple process, will require only two things. Both of which we already have, yet seem to ignore. The new road which will lead to our beautiful home needs to be built using the Constitution and Common Sense. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Then why, for too many years, have we ignored these two basic building blocks upon which our nation has stood? I don't have the answer as to why. I only know that, in order to move forward in this tumultuous world, we need to come together as a nation and blaze a trail using the Constitution and common sense as our guide posts.

Now that I have beat the patriot drums, loud and clear, I suppose that I should share with you some of the ideas that I believe will help us move forward to a time when the world looks to this little nation and sees the true strength and resilience of the people that make it great.  You see, my friends, for far too long we have measured the success of America, as well as the success of the American citizen, in terms of dollars and cents. Money, while very necessary, is not the most valuable commodity that America possesses. People are.

It is people that built this nation. It is the average citizen that has sacrificed, thru the ages, to push this republic forward. People who toiled, and created, and invented, and fought, and died, all to contribute a small part toward the construction of this nation. We owe it to ourselves, and those that came before us, and those that will follow our generations and carry the dream of freedom into the future, to stop the crumbling of this beautiful nation. If we fail, then those that came before us will have sacrificed and contributed in vain.

Our current system of government simply ignores the people that truly make America. Citizens are viewed as sheep who need to be guided to their destination by the mighty, and apparently all knowing, shepherds that sit upon capitol hill. In my experience, when sheep follow shepherds they only ever end up at the slaughter. I ask you, my fellow Americans, to shed the sheepskin that's been laid upon you by years of conditioning and stand up, tall, as the citizens that this nation needs to move into the future. Without YOU, there exists no United States of America.

This world, and this nation, stand on the precipice of a technological wonderland that could truly change the course of humanity, yet we seem to be backing away from the glory of the future and hiding in the wagon ruts of the past. That's why, I believe, that this nation needs to deal with its Past, Present, and Future in such a manner as to advance the United States to a position where it can serve as a planetary beacon of freedom. We must, from this day forth, rectify the mistakes of our past, deal with the issues of the present head-on, and always work toward paving the way to the future. We have failed to follow this simple course, and I think that now is the time to correct it.

If I am elected to the office of the presidency - not that there's any chance of that happening - I will not assume to stand as a lone figure at the helm of this nation. I will need the help of every American to lead this country thru the growing pains that will deliver us to the future. America is a nation of, for, and by the people so it only seems right that the people should be more connected to the operations of running it. Together we can take this ailing nation and steer it toward a future of peace and prosperity.

The technology exists, in the form of the internet and the constant communication society in which we live, to connect the American citizenry like never before. I will call on you to be the final check in our system of checks and balances. Using the technologies of the present, and fostering development of the technologies of the future, I will move to expose the legislative processes to the sunlight of citizen review. Representatives will be more easily held accountable by those that they claim to represent. Not even the presidency should be safe from the dissenting views of the public, for the greatest ideas often come from dissension. 

With a new spirit of citizen involvement, this nation can begin to take the steps it needs to move into the future. That future will not be run by career politicians who make secret back room deals without regard to the effects that the people will suffer with the simple sweep of a pen. In our America there will be no more lobbyists. We elect representatives to stand for the interests of the people in their home states or districts, not for the benefit of corporations who see the citizens of this nation as so much chattle.  We will no longer elect corporate shills who spend more of their time sucking on the corporate tit than working to benefit the citizenry. Again, people are the greatest commodity in the United States not those green pieces of paper that we covet so dearly.

Well, my friends, I don't want to carry this initial entrance announcement on forever so I simply ask that you check back often as I will be laying out, what I believe, is the only course this nation can take to be a true leader in this world. That course is not, by any means, set in stone, because America must remain malleable to insure that it can adapt to whatever comes her way. Oh, don't you worry, it's going to be an interesting ride. I welcome any questions, comments, or concerns. While I may not be able to address all of them individually, I promise that I will listen to you, the citizens of this great country because I too am an American. So get out there and spread the word of to your fellow citizens. Let them know that we can all be Prez.

So come along America, cause this could be one hell of a turning point in history. It could also be a flaming disaster. Don't you want to know where it will end? It won't cost anything more than thought. Don't you WannaBePrez too?