Joshua Smith 2024

ISSUES

THE FED

We aren’t just auditing the fed. We are ending it. No concessions. Americans have the right to free and fair trade without government interference. No entity has the right to regulate that. Your money, your trade, your transactions. It’s all yours, not the government’s and not the Fed’s. We can’t have a truly free trade society while an un-elected board is setting monetary policy for all Americans.

FOREIGN POLICY

I remember watching Iraq War 1 on TV. Maybe the first time anyone really watched a war on TV.

 

Fast forward about 13 years, and I was taking part in Iraq 2. At the same time, the war in Afghanistan had started and would rage on for another 21 years. All predicated on lies and rosy pronouncements from our government despite them knowing it was an unwinnable war. Google: “the Afghanistan papers”

 

My entire life I have watched wars rage on at the hands of an American government which has declared itself the world police. 5000 dead American soldiers in Iraq. Another 3000 dead American soldiers in Afghanistan. This is not including the 100s of thousands of dead innocents in foreign lands, or the 22 veterans a day who die by suicide after dealing with literally the most traumatic experiences of their young lives.

 

At some point, enough is enough. We must close our international bases, bring our troops home, and stop the constant death and destruction foisted upon the world by an out of touch and downright evil foreign policy.

 

I am dedicated to ending the forever wars created by the US. That means no more troops to Ukraine, no more bases surrounding countries who don’t want us there, and no more meddling in foreign civil wars in the middle east. We will bring our troops home to be with their families, and offer a more urgent mental healthcare for those still affected.

 

We cannot fix the problems in our own country while we are constantly sending our sons and daughters to die in pointless wars that don’t benefit the safety of our own citizens.

 

Enough already.

THE COVID REGIME

I’ll push to launch a full investigation of everyone involved in the federal covid regime including the federal covid task force, “Safer”, Fauci, Pfizer, and many more. I will advocate for them to be prosecuted to the fullest extent for crimes against humanity.

 

We all went through this tyranny together, and when the dust settled, it was clear to us that we had been lied to profusely.

 

It’s time to hold those responsible for these outrageous measures accountable.

TAX PLAN

The federal income tax was never meant to be permanent, but it has become so. Prior to the the individual income tax act, and even prior to the 16th amendment, the federal government was able to exist without putting all of its burden on the people they were supposed to be representing. The federal income tax has helped to breed an insane tax and spend policy for the federal government which has only served to hurt the most vulnerable Americans.

 

My administration would seek to end all federal income taxes, including payroll taxes, capital gains taxes, and estate taxes. We would then look at funding the federal government through a series of user fees for those services that people find themselves needing from the federal government, and voluntary crowd funding asks for services like national defense. If you need nothing from the federal government, you pay nothing.

 

If the federal government cannot exist without forcing everyone to pay them, then they don’t deserve to exist at all.

 

Useful services are easy to collect revenue for on a voluntary basis.

 

Under no circumstance should an American have to pay for services they don’t use or need.

FOREIGN WELFARE

Every year, the US Federal government sends over 50 billion dollars to more than 200 countries. Over 12% of Americans are having a hard time putting food on the table for their families and the middle class is not doing much better. The US government is still taking money from them to send to other countries that many Americans couldn’t afford to visit. For that 12%, even 20 bucks a week is life changing. 100 puts them in a higher class.

 

Foreign parasitic dependencies on American tax payer dollars has to end. Americans need their issues addressed before other countries with separate governments.

 

My administration would see that Americans are taken care of over foreign lands by cutting the federal income tax entirely, and not sending American tax payer money to foreign leaders for pet projects.

 

This includes Ukraine, Israel, etc.

SCHOOL CHOICE

The Department of Education is a massive failure and needs to be relegated to the dustbin of history. Abolished and replaced with nothing. Spending has more than quadrupled since the early 80s, and test scores have largely stayed the same or decreased. The power of school choice should ultimately come from the parents and students. If there is any money involved, it should always follow the student.

 

There is no reason that any child should be forced into a government school for any reason other than free choice.

 

Schools should have to compete for students. Best cost, best curriculum, etc. There is no reason for standardizing education as humans are not standardized.

CHILD PROTECTION

“Gender affirming care” would consist of helping individuals who are in crisis come to terms with reality. Like all other unrealistic mental health crises. Adults have the right to do whatever they want with their bodies, but pushing children who cannot consent towards permanent life altering drugs and permanent mutilating surgeries instead of real mental healthcare, for a trendy profit should be a crime. Doctors and therapists who use their positions to prescribe and schedule children for these permanent life changing treatments should be prosecuted under federal law the same as 18 U.S. Code § 1591 for child sex trafficking.

 

It’s time to bring some sanity back to mental healthcare in the US. It has gotten completely out of hand.

PRO-LIFE

As a Libertarian presidential candidate, my platform is rooted in the fundamental belief that the primary role of government, if it must exist, is to protect the inalienable rights of every individual. This includes the most basic right of all: the right to life. My commitment to upholding this principle extends to all human beings, regardless of their stage of development, which includes unborn children.

 

I firmly believe that liberty is not a license to infringe upon the rights of others, especially the right to life of the most vulnerable among us. It is a contradiction to champion individual freedoms while denying the basic rights to those who are yet to be born. Therefore, protecting the unborn aligns with the core Libertarian values of individual liberty and non-aggression.

 

Recognizing the significance of the judiciary in shaping our nation’s laws and safeguarding our liberties, I pledge to only appoint judges and Supreme Court justices who are committed to upholding the principle of life from conception. These appointments will be individuals who not only possess impeccable legal qualifications but also demonstrate a profound respect for life, ensuring that our nation’s judiciary reflects our commitment to protecting all human beings, no matter how small.

 

This stance is not about imposing personal beliefs on others but about affirming the role of government in protecting the foundational right to life upon which all other rights are built. It is about ensuring that our society upholds the dignity and worth of every individual, paving the way for a truly free and just society.

TITLE IV-D PARENTAL RIGHTS

One of the biggest failures of the United States is fatherless and single parent homes. This is an all too common occurrence that continues to breed behaviors that perpetuate the problem.

 

85% of incarcerated youths are from fatherless homes.

 

71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes

 

90% of homeless and runaway youths are from fatherless homes

 

1 in 4 children live in a fatherless home. The number goes higher using only single parent stats, but not much. This isn’t just a “1 in 4 dads are bad” problem. It’s an incentive problem perpetuated by revenue from the federal government that has hurt our children.

 

Title IV-D of the Social Security Act has incentivized states to separate parents and give unequal family time to one parent so the state can collect child support from another. Typically, the father. In turn, the federal government gives the state 3 dollars for every 2 dollars spent on child support programs to continue the incentives. If the parent fails to pay, for any reason, even hard times, they are criminalized and penalized. Earning the state even more revenue.

 

My administration would seek to repeal Title IV-D and put the incentives back on peaceful co-parenting with equal responsibilities and family time.

 

Many of today’s problems in the US can be traced back to fatherless, or single parent homes. A federal government should always seek what’s best for the future of our society and what’s best for a child is having both parents available to help them grow and learn.

 
We must stop giving incentives to take away the most valuable members of a child’s life.

 

SELF-DEFENSE

Immediate gun policy:

 

-Abolish the ATF
-Nullify Biden’s pistol brace ban
-Institute National Reciprocity/Constitutional Carry
-Repeal the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1993
-Repeal the NFA, no concessions
-Ban NICS

 

Not only are these regulations unconstitutional, but they deny many the natural right to self defense. Radical change is the only way to push the Overton window and ensure a safe and polite society.

PARDONS/CLEMENCY

I will pardon Ross Ulbricht, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden on Day 1. People have to be free to provide honest reporting, blow the whistle, and create tools for government-free commerce. These things are not crimes.

THE SPLC & ADL

Day one, we will designate The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti Defamation League as hate groups. They have, for too long, used the power of mass formation psychosis to paint peaceful people as hateful, or extreme. That needs to end, and they need to respect that people are allowed to have differing opinions without some perceived specialist outlet trying to ruin their lives.

CORPORATE WELFARE

Libertarians are often accused of wanting a government that is just run by corporations. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

What we want is a market where the government doesn’t interfere and play kingmaker. The “too big to fail” mentality has created a situation where competition is pushed out of the market entirely. For every failing corporation that has been bailed out with American taxpayer money, there are 500 small businesses waiting in the wings with a better product and better services who are just wanting their chance to compete.

 

Competition breeds innovation. It helps create better working conditions, better products, and better customer service.

 

When a corporation has a “too big to fail” mentality, there is no reason for them to be competitive because the government protects their interests at all costs.

 

My administration would see to it that businesses sink or swim by their own perseverance and merits by removing bailouts. If you can’t make it as a business without using taxpayer money, then you don’t have what it takes to be in business.

 

Mega corporations like to use the term “pull yourself up by the boot straps,” and it’s time for them to understand what that means.

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