Welcome to Stephen Patterson for President.
Presidential candidate 2020

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About Me

My background

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Presidential Candidate 2020


Born and raised in Michigan.

Lived in Michigan and Colorado.

Worked in Construction,security,sales,airlines and transportation.

Married with 1 child.

Schools attended.


  • Light & Life Christian School,Taylor,Michigan
  • Aquinas High School,Southgate,Michigan



Independant candidate 2020

I am no politician and I believe that everything should be handled in order.

Just as business should be 

  •    The customer (better service or more affordable)
  •    The worker (better pay,more fulltime jobs,more opportunities and better benefits)
  •    The shareholders (more profitable)
  •    The company (Better growth)


Government needs to know their priorities.

My priorities are.

  •    The people (we work to live not live to work)
  •    The Military (our ultimate protection.  Our angels)
  •    Business (Builds a better equipped society)
  •    Government (least needed.  They should only be there when the people can't)


I am no saint but I refuse to hurt anyone or take advantage of people or situations.

No dirt to dig up on me because all you have to do is look at my social media to see who I associate with,things I like,my views and how I treat people.


I am a fan of sarcasm which is one of my many flaws so I hope you speak that language.


Every person is important to me.

How you live your life is your business not mine.

Most important issues needing to be addressed at this time is common sense gun regulations,more jobs/better paying jobs,better healthcare,better access to education,Immigration Reform and honesty in government.


My top issues

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Guns. 


If we look at statistics we see many warning signs that gun violence would be possible in those situations.

Gun violence isn't just about access to guns (many law abiding citizens own the same guns used in these events).

It is mental health,education,jobs,family and self esteem.


We need Common sense regulations but let's start by first improving education,healthcare and good paying jobs for all.

Without those we can not hope to lower violent crimes.

After we fight for quality of life for all we can focus on the issues in a direct manner.

If the type of weapon is really to blame we will know just by removing the negativitiy that causes violence in the first place.

If the style of gun is the issue at that point we should and must regulate who can own them.


When we look at areas with high education,jobs and mental health we get much less violence.

But we are not limiting it to just location,since we see shootings at colleges,high schools,grade schools,etc..

All of them had easy access to all these important issues.

So what was the catalyst in this?

The individual.

Before we can change others we must first change ourselves.


We have way too many mass shootings.

I understand and agree the 2nd amendment is important.

Our founding fathers knew we would need them from time to time.

But they also knew to put the phrase "well regulated" in the 2nd amendment.


When a person is sick we treat the symptoms and remove the cause.

To treat the symptoms we need metal detectors,better schools and armed guards (more like national guard).

I understand that this scares many people.

To some degree it scares me also since I grew up in the days where none of that was needed.

But if we don't do this the symptoms will continue of mass shootings.

We also need to involve parents in more of their childs life and actually listen to the needs of the children.

The cause of the crimes could be many reasons but it is NOT due to lack of communication with the criminal or any psychological reaction.

If they are diagnosed with ptsd,bipolar or any other mental issues they should not be allowed to buy a gun.

But there are also many guns that should only be allowed to police,military.

Bump stocks should have no place.

We need common sense gun control without taking away 2nd amendment rights.


Lets work together


If we disagree that is fine.

Disagreement is what helps make us stronger.

As they say "that which doesn't kill us makes us stronger".

Guns kill.

But no matter how we feel we should not blame,complain about the past,question intentions.

We must do the job.

We owe it to these kids who survived the most horrific situation in their lives at a young age.

They still have a bright future.

The ones who have been taken from us still have a bright future.

Not in the physical sense but as long as we remember them their dreams live on in us.

Let this be the last time we argue about guns.

Let this be the end of mass shootings.

We need better than Trump gun control which is ignoring it.


Here is how I want to start.


  •  Federal permit required to purchase? Yes
  •  Firearm registration? Yes
  •  Owner license required?Yes 
  •  Permit required for concealed carry? Yes
  •  Permit required for open carry? Ban Open carry
  •  Assault weapon law? Yes 
  •  Magazine capacity restriction? Yes 
  •  NFA weapons restricted? Yes
  • Concealed Carry in Schools? No but schools must provide security.
  •  Background checks required for private sales? Yes 
  •  Red flag law? Yes
  • Psychological evaluation needed?  Yes
  • All owners must have license,permit,registration and be bonded.



Women.

We finally need to stand up and tell the world that we will not allow anyone to treat women with less than the respect they deserve.

Any man who assaults women or sexually harasses women should face charges.

Not local charges but federal charges.

I am not talking unwanted flirting that wouldn't be harassment.

If a woman/man falsely accuses a man/woman they would be charged in federal court as well.

We can not tolerate abuse of women but we also can not allow false accusations.

I would create a new cabinet possition to deal with this disturbing problem that pits freedom against decency.



  • Jobs.       

We Need more manufacturing jobs in America and a fair pay for the working class.

We have created more jobs but many jobs were also cut so it is not helping.   How does it help to create more Walmart jobs or Airline jobs that only work a person 6 hours a day with no pay increases,no benefits and laid off if worked to a certain hours per year?

We should make it very profitable for businesses to take care of their employees and customers while taxing them when they do not.

It is a disgrace when a CEO has more money than they need while the worker has to have 2 to 4 jobs to support their families.

If the worker can afford a house,a car,pay bills,have healthcare and an education for themselves and children what else can a person need.

All I want is for a family of 6 can be supported on 1 income and still have time to spend with the family



  • Tariffs

Tariffs are not helpful.

We are supposedly in a world economy,and in a world economy tariffs is just hurting business.

Instead of adding tariffs we should have manufacturing overseas and they should have it here.

If Ford Motor could have a factory in a country to sell that vehicle in that country it would increase jobs and revenue.

If a foreign company set up shop here it would increase jobs and revenue.

Everyone wins.

Tariffs....nobody wins.


  • Taxes

We need a fair tax for not only business but for the people. 

Not just a simple flat tax but to keep business honest and fair to their workers.

We need tax incentives not tax breaks in order to keep companies honest.

Why did Walmart give bonus' to the workers to show the tax break works while closing Sams Club and laying off the workers to any benefit of bonus is erased by the cuts in labor?


  • Business.

We need to cut some regulations because we are actually delaying business from setting up.

But other regulations are needed to ensure that the environment and people are protected.

We don't need minimum wage laws,but what we need is a fair wage and a gap of no larger than 40:1 between executives and average hourly workers.

If businesses treat their workers and customers fairly and with respect they in turn deserve respect.

If not they need to pay more in taxes.

Don't give tax breaks give tax incentives.

Just like a child is given his allowance after doing chores not before.


  • Immigration.         

We need to fight for Americans first,but that does not mean we ignore those that wish to come here legally and become Americans.

Dreamers should be fought for because it wasn't them that broke the law and we must have compassion for some of those who came over illegally.

I understand they broke the law but if it was bad where they came from and the waiting list was greater than 2 years (sometimes up to 20 years) is it any wonder why they risked all to break the law?

They should not get a free pass but rather a pathway to citizenship for illegals and dreamers here greater than 10 years brought here under age 12 should be able to stay.

Why do some countries have it easy to come here while others go through hell?

But before we can help anyone we must first guarantee Americans come first and not left in the cold.


  • Banking.

Why can banks charge outrageous interest rates for the loans (which they are using our money to fund it) but then give such low interest rates on savings,cd's,etc..?

We need to promote savings and financial responsibilities.

Federal Reserve needs restructuring.

We should no longer allow private entities to control our federal reserve.

Maybe that way interest on savings will increase and loans could be more streamlined.


  • Military.

When I say military,I am referring to our soldiers.

The brave men and women who serve their country with no fear or reservations or self interests.

Not only should we give them the best equipment needed to accomplish any goals they have in service to their country but we must also ensure they have what they need when they leave military service.

No soldier should struggle with life.


  • Freedom.

Freedom is simple.

We don't need to agree with each other.

But we need to defend each others rights to live our own lives how we decide to as long as we do not harm others physically (and do not include disciplining a child with spankings as physical harm).

People can decide who to marry and what kind of cake they sell.

People can decide what church or school to go to.


  • Environment.


Why is it so easy to go after tobacco use because of the health effects but we do nothing to stop the poisoning of our earth.

We need clean air,land and water.

In cities such as Flint Michigan they do not have clean water and not much being done since it would cost business too much money to clean up their mess but if a person is seen littering or smoking in a non smoking area no problem going after the person.

Nature can heal itself,but we must clean it up first and stop polluting.

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We are a country of hope and freedom.

Atleast we were.

It is up to all of us to stay that way.

We are told every day what is possible and what we can succeed at.

The question shouldn't be can we do that by why we don't do it.

We were told we would not walk on the moon.   They were wrong.

We were told we would never have a black president.

They were wrong.

We were told we would never have a Muslim,Gay,female politician.

They were wrong.

We are also told that we will never have a 3rd party as President.

Why not?

If it is because they control the system then why do we vote?

If we vote while they control us isn't us who are the problem?

How can we say we are free or brave or patriotic if we do not stand up to their corruption and greed.

We must stand up not only for ourselves and our families but for those who represent a way of life that we do not follow.

We can disagree with one another but this is America and we must stand in unity for those we disagree with and they must stand with us.

Without religious freedom christianity means nothing.

Without the right to guns right of speech means nothing.

Without the right of gays to marry,marriage means nothing.

We need to stop fighting each other and start fighting for each other to make this country so strong that our enemies are jealous and the world envy us.

If our friends and neighbors want to join in the American celebration they should be welcomed.

If we are a christian country like it has been argued we welcome our brothers and sisters from around the world with love.

We can not afford to be Democrats or Republicans before being American.

We can not risk being filled with fear of immigrants,races or religions.

Instead we should be filled with love,joy and compassion.

We must not live by the motto of "I am right and you are wrong" mentality that has made us so confused as to what is right and what is wrong.

We must listen with an open heart and see with hope and potential and feel with an unburdoned soul.













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I love this country and hate to see it being treated like garbage.

Enough lies,Enough games and enough greed.

We are American.

That makes us family.

Patterson for President 2020

Inkster, MI 48141, USA

(734) 419-3122