Questions That You Need To Ask
Q: You say that you will have an incorruptable party. In modern politics, that is going to be exceedingly difficult. How do you plan to accomplish that?
A: We start by asking a question of our own: Don’t you think it is insane to place people in positions of power that you don’t trust, don’t believe, and don’t feel they care about you? Yet, that is the case in American politics. Over 85% of Americans neither trust nor believe in their political leaders. However, we are allowing these politicians to make the laws and rules with which we are forced to live with.
The most common reason why we are putting up with what amounts to political insanity, is because we are not offered any real choices. Bad Candidate A versus Bad Candidate B. The reason why you have to choose between two evils is because our political parties have become corrupted. Corrupt parties give you corrupt politicians. The only type of politician that can come out of a corrupt party is a corrupt one. When that is your choice, it creates a sports team mentality ("My team is better than your team only because they are my team").
Until now, Americans were not being offered a legitimate alternative. We are able to offer you that legitimate alternative because:
- We start with our party structure. Ours is a "Bottom Up" approach to power. The county organizations are the most powerful in our party. County representatives are the ones that control and manage the state party (not the State Chairperson or a small committee that can be easily corrupted). In turn, the State representatives are the people that manage and control the National organization. The National Party is limited by our bylaws and the state representatives from having too much power. By putting the power in the hands of the county organizations, it becomes very difficult to corrupt the party. You basically will have to corrupt the over 3,000 county organizations to corrupt the party.
- There are Ethics and Accountability Committees within every state and county organization, as well as within the national party. The mission of these committees is to hold the officers and candidates of our party accountable to the members and to the people. These committees are given the ability and the authority to monitor, evaluate, and take action against any officer or candidate in our party that does not uphold the principles, standards, and goals of the UAP.
- All of our officers and candidates will write and sign contracts with the members and their constituents regarding the promises that they make (or they won't be an officer or a candidate within the UAP). These contracts are intended to include stiff penalties should they break their contractual obligations. At the UAP, our candidates and leaders don't make campaign promises, they make campaign guarantees.
- Probably the most important part, however, is that we are building a culture and commitment in our party to be a party of honesty, integrity, and accountability. We will not be afraid to hold our leaders accountable. Instead of taking a "hide and deny" attitude toward our leaders, we will have the courage and the commitment to ensure that those candidates and officers will be the leaders that we need them to be.
Q: What do you mean by "Corrupt Politicians Come From Corrupt Parties"?
A: Because we have created a government that is enormously powerful, it attracts those who are drawn to power and control. Most Americans think that the problems of corruption are rooted in our government systems and bureaucracies. However, the truth is that the root of our political corruption is based in our political parties. Yes, the two main dominant parties in America are thoroughly corrupt, but most of our Third Party organizations are just as corrupt.
Parties are corrupt because, like our government, they concentrate power at the national level and incorporate it in a small group of individuals. Chairpersons and Executive Committees run and control everything. The money flows down from National - to State - to Counties. Whoever controls the money controls the power and directives.
These individuals are focused on maintaining power and control and have been highly successful on consolidating their power base. Outside organizations like large corporations and PACs use money and influence to help these individuals maintain the control. If you are a candidate in one of these parties, you must "kiss the ring" and "play by the rules". If not, you will find yourself on the outside without any support. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that corruption begets corruption. Politicians are the product of the political party. The only politician that can come out of this system is a corrupt one. Hence, you cannot trust them, you cannot believe them, and you should not be putting them in positions of power.
We have heard the hundreds of stories of good, honest, and well-meaning men and women who wanted to do the right thing in government. They did not want to take the "quid-pro-quos", they did not want to conduct dirty campaigns, they did not want to create laws that were contrary to what their constituents wanted. All of them found the system being manipulated to ensure that they never got the chance to campaign, much less to be elected.
Until you can fix the problem with corrupt political parties, you cannot fix the problem of corrupt politicians. By establishing a party that has the structure (bottom up control), the accountability (Ethics and Accountability Committees), and the commitment (Contracts) to honesty and integrity, you cannot have the politicians that Americans deserve and need.
We understand that you may smirk that we promote a party of honesty and integrity. Considering what is at stake, however, why would you tolerate anything less?
Q: You talk about bringing "True Capitalism" to America and ending "American Socialism," what do these terms mean?
A: Let us start with American Socialism. We proclaim that America is not a democracy, nor a Constitutional Republic, nor even a Capitalist Economy. It is a Socialist Society and controlled by a Socialist Government. To understand this, you need to define what Socialism really is. When we think Socialism, we normally think of the Asian and European style of governments and have all sorts of complex definitions of economics and government to define them. However, we define Socialism more simply: Socialism is a government that is made up of a small group of "Enlightened Elite" leaders that feel that you and your fellow citizens are too stupid, too fickle, and too unorganized to manage yourselves. Therefore, they feel that they should be the ones to control every aspect of your life. Under this definition, Communism is not another form of government, it is just a different version of Socialism. Europe and Asia have their forms of Socialism, and the United States has its own version. But it is Socialism, and it is based on the few controlling every aspect of the lives of the many.
So, when you hear about the complaints of Capitalism (rewarding the rich while hurting the poor, unfair to the 99%, corporations controlling everything, etc.), it is not about True Capitalism at all, but is actually a reflection of our inept, unfair, and incapable Socialist Government and their Socialist Economic system. True Capitalism, on the other hand, believes that you and your fellow citizens can run your lives just as well, if not better, than a small group of elitists. History has shown that this is true. True Capitalism is based on two simple concepts:
- Competition is the best way to get the best products, the best service, at the best price. Competition should be based on small businesses successfully challenging the larger businesses, becoming large businesses themselves, and then being challenged by newer smaller businesses.
- Society should be responsible for taking care of social issues (hunger, poverty, healthcare, race relations, etc.) and government should be taking care of government issues (international relations and crime). In that situation, government is very small and has very little interaction with its citizens. In a successful True Capitalism Society, we would hardly ever think about our government and, when we do, it will mostly be at the local level. We would know our Mayors very well but would have a hard time recalling the name of our President.
"Government is the most ineffective, inefficient, and most expensive way to get anything done".