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The Whig Plan

We share the vision of the Whigs who have gone before us. Whigs have a rich history, from our Enlightenment-era beginnings in the 1600s to today. Our Whig forefathers espoused an enlightened approach to life in order to combat then current prejudices and come closer to the truth. This was not only in the field of science and philosophy, but also in governance. Today, more than ever, it is clear we need to replace the existing "truths" of governance in America with some new and really old ones when Honor and Ethics were important.

The Whig Party of Georgia has four primary goals:

1. To engage in a public discussion of the problems the people of Georgia face, and put forward common sense solutions without the brinkmanship or political rhetoric that is now the norm at our State Capitol.

2. To support candidates for office who are willing to look out for the best interests of the people of Georgia, rather than their own self interest, or that of any other organization, including the Whig Party of Georgia.

3. To establish the Whig Party of Georgia as a viable political party in Georgia, providing an alternative to the current political two party system.

4. Freedom of political thought and action, not stuck on ideology.  What Whigs do not do is to tell Americans what to believe. This very "Un-party" concept troubles many who meet us for the first time, as most of today's political parties make you "buy in" to their belief set. Civic ethics combined with self discovery fosters true open minded dialogue and critical thinking even among citizens that have historically been at odds.

Whigs practice independent thought, stress citizen participation, the curtailment of lobby interests and a review of electoral methods to ensure a healthy Republic. A greater citizen participation in the formation of public policy. All elected officials as well as civil servants work for the people. They do not rule over us.  We need to develop highly informed citizens as the new normal. Focus on core issues that affect all Georgians as a whole, not just one group or a few special interest issues.

 

WHIG BLOG

The suggestion on illegal aliens reform with a path to citizenship.

February 20, 2014

Upon entering The United States of America, immigrants must prove who they are, that they are mentally fit, and that they can contribute to American society. Abide by the current immigration laws of the U.S.

Any person now illegally present in the U.S. must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. They must request through legal process to remain in the U.S., by submitting the proper procedure of proving their identity (must show a certified birth certificate through the consulate of their origin), criminal background checks from their home country as well as in the U.S.. They must enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” provide a bank statement proving economic independence, and must be physically and mentally able to show they can support themselves without any government support. They must pay the fees required under the laws of the United States of America. 

Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Illegals may be deported out of the country immediately as due process and no endless bites at the litigation apple. If a person is here illegally there are no mitigating circumstances if entry into the country was through fraud or without proper entry procedures. An illegal immigrant who forges his documents, or falsifies them by lying when he fills them out, will face fines, jail, deportation, or a combination of the three.

If after 3-5 years of legal status with no legal infractions can apply under the immigration laws of the nation. Section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires that naturalization applicants must demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language, and have a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government (civics). To meet the requirements of Section 312 of the INA, applicants must pass a naturalization test to become naturalized citizens. The naturalization test consists of two components – English and a civics component.


Law-enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal-alien arrests and deportation

A start to fix the problem

February 16, 2014

I am not an economist or accounting major. I would never presume I know everything needed to correct our out of control spending and deficit. I also know if I line up 10 economists I would have 10 different suggestions (or in their minds complete solutions) to get us back to some semblance of stability. I do know it takes both a reduction of spending as well as an increase of revenue.  We need to develop the US as the manufacturing giant we once were. Develop the electronics manufacturing with quality and workmanship we once had. During WWII, we proved that the U.S. could make products (the 3 Qs) quickly with quality and in quantities needed to fulfill demand. The U.S. was the leader of innovative products and manufacturing. We can do this again if the American people develop the pride and work ethics needed to once again see “made in U.S.A” as something to know it is the best it can be. We also need to develop a better self worth as a nation and personally to get people off government dependence for assistance. Make each person responsible for their own development. Develop pride in self independence. Any person can advance if they have the desire to. Hard work and dedication to excel in every task can lead to achieving goals. At one time in America it was only the very old or very ill that accepted assistance from government. I believe one President said “… ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” ( John F. Kennedy) yes a democrat. There was a pride in achievement of personal and collective success. 

Allot of manufacturing today is done by robotics. But before that the product has to be created, designed, prototypes and testing. Then if feasible a manufacturing construct developed. Development of robotic programming for exacting placement of components, quality control and inspection for a product.  And before the full production, major marketing and customer development. Then the logistics aspect of the product. Who will be making the production line? Who will be performing the preventive maintenance on the line?

ACA replacement suggestion

February 3, 2014

In the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt began a campaign to construct and maintain U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Hospitals, to serve the Military, veterans, and the general public. Until 1981, the hospitals operated inpatient and outpatient services, emergency, surgery, and rehabilitation wards. In 1980, President Ronald Reagan announced plans to close or sell all such hospitals. 

To replace the ACA, which is forcing people to purchase insurance and subsides with huge deductibles, I suggest that the United States Public Health Service reinstate the U.S Public Health Service Hospital system. The USPHS would obtain facilities or co-locate with community based health departments to serve the uninsured and Medicaid patients. The program can be staffed by USPHS and working with state medical schools to provide doctors, Physician Assistants(PA), Nurse Practitioners(NP) and Interns. The State can mandate that all licensed physicians perform some Pro Bono services as a requirement to be licensed in the state. While performing in the USPHS they would be covered by Government service umbrella and no additional malpractice insurance. Local community based facilities, such as health departments, can provide basic health services and referrals to larger USPHS Hospitals for more advanced treatments and diagnostic procedures.

This would be creating local jobs for medical administration as well as practitioners in local communities. Many hospitals throughout the country have had to lay off workers and staff due to loss of revenue. This provides a skilled pool from which to draw from. It would also encourage people to enter the medical area for needed workers. It would open the doors for PAs and NP as well as support staff. Creating jobs and providing the medical care desired. 

The funding could come from the Medicaid as well as the funding from the ACA subsidies funding. All persons already under Medicaid would be covered. Any person can apply based upon a needs base and sliding scale for co pays and service fees. 

This service would provide for the undeserved population providing health services without deductibles. The Veterans Administration provides a similar service for all Veterans. Costs are based upon a needs base and scale. The USPHS could be developed to provide the same services to the uninsured and low income. 

Insurance companies would fight this tooth and nail because; it takes away the one trillion dollars from them and gives it to the people for medical treatment. People that are employed and have insurance will still have their insurance and their doctors. Most Doctors now are refusing Medicaid patients for all sorts of excuses but really because Medicaid does not pay but s fraction for the Doctors fees. 

I know there would have to be a lot of work defining this program but, we start with a premise and develop the program. Before many shoot it down just consider how to make something work and suggest improvements.

Can we fix this?

December 31, 2013

The current, dominant structure of political representation in America is that of the Democrat and Republican parties and has been for the last 140 plus years. While governing and leading are difficult, and there are different ideas and approaches, it has become abundantly clear that as a whole the Democrat and Republican parties are no longer about effective public service. Instead these parties are focused on maintaining power and pushing forth their ideological views at the expense of reasonable compromise and effective public policy solutions. We are not saying that all Democrats and Republicans are bad or ineffective leaders. What we are saying is that the overall apparatus and leadership of these two parties have become blinded by complacency, seduced by power, and consumed by fighting in an ideological sandbox. They have forgotten the words and message of Henry Clay. “Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.”

The time has come for the American people to stand up and realize we must take action, we must make our voice heard and we must take back the power in the citizen-government relationship. We have all allowed our nation to get into the situation we are now and we all must do our part to make sure our government exists for the benefit of the people. The Modern Whigs are not here so much as to lead, but to partner with you, our fellow neighbors and citizens in this effort. Our goal is to be an organization where your voice, strength, and action are multiplied with that of others all around our great nation. We expect independent thinking and action. We expect people to take a role in government by taking back the power in the citizen-government relationship and we are working on providing a platform where you can make this happen.

You won’t hear any outlandish promises from the Modern Whigs as we work with the American people in this daunting but worthy task. What you will hear and see from the Modern Whigs are citizens and candidates who listen to you, expect you to act and take part in government, and who look not to ideology as a guide to public policy but to research, debate, and collaboration. We will hold ourselves accountable within our organization and in government and we demand that you hold us accountable as well because that is your duty as American citizens.

The Modern Whigs realize that it will take time to earn your trust, but we will work tirelessly to earn it and the honor to serve you in our government. The Modern Whigs don’t just want to govern; we want to inspire you to help us be your voice and action in government. We realize that the strength of America is not the Modern Whigs, the military, or the economy. The strength of America is you, the citizen, and the American people as a whole. The Modern Whigs desire only to cherish and give back to a nation and people that we love, and we will work to serve America to the best of our ability and the best of our humility.

Are we that stupid?

December 18, 2013

Members of congress say that the issues of the government are too complicated for most Americans to understand. They think the American people are too stupid to see that it is Congress that is muddying up the waters to hide facts and figures from the people they represent and are supposed to be working for. The complexity of government has developed over years of deliberate subterfuge to keep the people like mushrooms, (Kept in the dark and fed manure).  The whole government has developed the system to keep the people looking at the smoke and mirrors and not look at the men/women behind the curtain. They put out bits and pieces to the American people but never the whole truth.      

The Whig party can be that middle ground for the nation. There has to be a departure from the status quo. The GOP and DNC think they are the only parties that count. It takes the people standing up and saying I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!” It is the United States of America and we the people count.

Is it time for Whigs?

December 16, 2013

We understand that the majority of this nation holds values which fall on both spectrums of the political debate. One person believes in small government, the eight amendment, but also believes that social programs are needed to help our people, a more liberal policy on immigration. A second person may believe in small military budgets, marijuana legalization, Obama care, yet doesn't like welfare programs or a global economy.

Today we find hundreds of political parties which surround the principles which Democrats and Republicans hold, yet argue over other fundamental topics as well. The Modern Whig Party is the moderator which brings these parties together in good faith to discuss the issues, to find a common ground, and then devise an effective plan that is practical and achievable, and then lead the parties in achieving those goals.

The motto of our founding fathers holds as true today as it did when the Whigs were first created "Actions not Words" If you hold some conservative views and some liberal then we are the party which best suits your needs as we are free to have our own views, to research and share our findings with the rest of the party, and share ideas in how to resolve those issues.

As you can see, comparing the DNC and GOP with the Modern Whig Party; the Whigs are the only party which the people can voice their opinions and be heard. The big two require a thick wad of Franklins.