Hindsight is 2020
Response to State of the Union
My daughter wanted to talk to you.
She is adorable.
My State of The Union
Born and raised in Michigan.
Lived in Michigan and Colorado.
Worked in Construction,security,sales,airlines and transportation.
Married with 1 child.
I am no politician and I believe that everything should be handled in order.
Just as business should be
#1. The customer
#2. The worker
#3. The shareholders
#4. The company
Government needs to know their priorities.
I have my priorities as
#1. The people
#2. The Military
#3. Services for all
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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".
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 control our federal reserve.
Maybe that way interest on savings will increase and loans could be more streamlined.
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 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.
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.
We the people have elected a new House of Representatives and the Senate is still Republican controlled.
But it is not making a difference.
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.
Inkster, MI 48141, USA