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White Horse Independents
Issues 1: Comments by James Reesor
(1) Motivation for wanting to be governor: My desire to be in a position where my ideas could be expressed and evaluated by people more intelligent than me started as a child. As I grew to be an adult, my Tennessee gubernatorial campaign in 1974 was for reasons as outlined on my web site. It was 18 May of 2008 that I decided to be a candidate again in hope of making a positive impact on the political process. Many issue-related messages of mine are available on my four web site message boards, but at the top of things needing to be done is a 30-50 percent reduction in the size of state government – designed to lower taxes. Other goals of mine include creation of a “Mind Formation System” to better educate our children, and creation of the “Tennessee Governor Center” to enable super-technical advisory/management capabilities during a seven-year transition. Details regarding all of my endeavors will always be available to every citizen with web access.
(2) General attitude about traditional politics: When public office seekers and the media get together to appease special interest groups or persons, “truth” can easily be overcome with deceptions. Communications between people can happen in a variety of ways as a result of many historic traditions that are enhanced by habitual methods and innovative strategies, but unless the needs of “we the people” remain at the top of their priorities, corruption is likely to produce negative results. It is obvious that the hundreds of political parties – which are now dominated by Democrats or Republicans – have a multitude of perspectives on how America should be governed. There are many politically-connected people with competitive ambitions that have conflicting philosophies. Unfortunately for “we the people,” when people succeed in reaching a position of power, the needs of common folks suddenly seem less urgent. The only way we can hope to eliminate liars from the political process is to insist that they make declarative statements in writing to fully inform potential voters. Also, it might be a good idea to put it all in a “Campaign Platform” contract to make sure promises made are promises kept once elected. If any candidate should fail to honor commitments made during a campaign, “we the people” would have the option to use litigation as a tool to fine or even remove them from office.
(3) Most important problem needing a solution: In this year of 2010, there are a host of problems in dire need of resolution. Americans have been corrupted by deception for many decades and our collective ability to comprehend “reality” that is based on indisputable facts – spiritual and/or intellectual – must be overcome before meaningful changes can be implemented successfully. If we fail to recognize the existence of God and His power over our lives, and if we fail to repent of mistakes made while in rebellion against Him, it would be foolish to think we can properly manage a corrupt civilization. We need divine intervention if we want inspired knowledge that can help us create new inventions – so new businesses can hire people to produce new products to expand our economy. Otherwise, we are at the mercy of a wrathful God that will not come to rescue us from our own indiscretions. The next natural disaster, a war in the Middle East to disrupt the shipment of oil, or a nuclear bomb blast in any major city might be the “straw” that breaks the back of complacency. In simple terms, the most important thing we can do to solve all problems is to ask God for guidance.
(4) The number-one objective if elected: If I am miraculously elected to replace Governor Phil Bredesen, gaining cooperation from former governors, cabinet members, and others of notable expertise would be necessary. They will be asked to serve on the Advisory Council. It is my intention to propose a reduction in the size of our state government by merging departments and promoting personnel into the private sector – over a seven-year transition. This must be a top priority before we can begin to restore basic freedoms for citizens that have been burdened by high taxes, over-regulation of businesses, excessive fees, and too many cultural prejudices leading to disunity. I hope every competent person in our state will agree to become a part of the decision-making processes as active participants in a “computer communication network” that needs to be operational as soon as possible. The “E-system” as envisioned in my dreams could replace many antiquated procedures related to state services.
(5) Major problem needing immediate attention: It is my belief that we can best refine any civilization on this planet if people adhere to five lifetime priorities as defined in one of my messages. (Click this link for info). Once we are cognizant of our relationship with these entities in proper order – God, Planet Earth, Family, Community, Nation – we can then proceed to act responsibly when making decisions during our daily lives. It is very important that we consider all options from perspectives based on “priorities” rather than emotionally-charged desires. Naturally, those among us who are in greatest need should be treated compassionately before we direct our attention to other problems of lessor importance. Limited resources at our disposal must be allocated fairly – without favor – to avoid insulting the value of a single person. Immediate attention must be given to those who are in need of shelter, food, and health care.
(6) Alert regarding state government: Tennesseans must be told the truth about how current world circumstances can easily lead to the demise of our economic systems. I honestly believe that America and Tennessee are too broke to fix – but we can survive in modest comfort and security if we eradicate negatives and start creating new ways to accentuate the positives – with help from God. It would be a horrible mistake for “voters” to be misled by news reports from incompetent media bosses who are expecting the next “Democrat or Republican” governor to play the traditional role of maintaining the status quo. The only hope for “we the people” at this point in history is for an Independent to be elected who is willing to open the system up for everyone. If we are honest about our experiences with elected officials in recent decades, we know that they seldom return phone calls, answer letters or emails, and seem to be too busy to care about our individual concerns or needs. Indifference like that must stop – and generic form letters or campaign literature or town meetings or limited media interviews do not get the job done. We need full access and transparency to make sure the government is busy doing only the people’s business!
(7) Alert regarding federal government: Where do I start? The DC monster is like a gluttonous parasite, a poisonous snake, a flesh-eating lion, or a perverted sex maniac with aspirations to rape innocent people before stealing all of their possessions. If the founding fathers knew what idiots have been doing to our Constitution during the last 100 years, they would scream and then commit suicide to escape their disappointment. God help us! As your Governor, disengaging from federal entanglements would be high on my agenda. “Laws” written by “lawyers” so nobody but “Judges” can dictate how our lives are to be lived have so corrupted morality, ethics, logic and “faith” in God that their cesspool system smells to high heaven. Washington D.C. is a spiritual principality dominated by demons. Unfortunately, we must not put all the blame on incompetent, misguided fools who have sought to elevate their prestige at our expense. It is my sad duty to chastise ignorant voters who have elected misfits instead of supporting honest candidates. Just to clarify my contempt for DC degenerates, I know there are exceptions that prove my anger against evil is not totally justified, but the few who served with honor lacked the courage to say what I am saying today... throw the bums out and replace them with street people!
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JAMES REESOR for GOVERNOR 20TEN TENNESSEE