Hello and welcome, Thank you for your support in creating the party of tomorrow, The Peoples Party and putting Dr. Akua Agyeman in the Presidential race.
Our goals are pretty simple. We are, like you, plain Americans who are interested in providing for our families, living in safe places, protecting our future, and leaving a legacy of hope for our children and grandchildren for tomorrow.
America is facing some dire challenges and failure to address these challenges and tackle the issues head-on is a recipe for disaster tomorrow. Failure to plan, it has been said, is a plan to fail. Unfortunately, this is something that seems to have been forgotten in Washington where the kindergarten game of Tit-for-Tat, seems to be the only game in town.
I'm sure you are wondering what TPP is all about. Well, after years of screaming at the TV and watching the men and women we gave our proxy to, sitting in power and doing nothing meaningful and useful with it, I decided to do something about it. I was sitting there screaming at the TV one day when it occured to me that that is what our founding fathers told us. We, the People run this country. We put people in place to speak for us and when they stop speaking for us and start trading deals for their personal gain, it is time to get rid of them.
We have been duped into thinking that the only game in town is to be Republican or Democrat and we have been duped into thinking that this, like genetics is handed down in families, like an inevitability. We have watched in horror while silly political games aimed at one-upmanship has been played and all the while time ticks on, and the day of reckoning comes ever closer.
The simple truth is this. America cannot keep on going the way it is going without coming to an ignominious end...the signs are there...and we can all read it. Countries are surpassing us, we are no longer respected on the world stage. We suffer the problems of third world countries, and like third world countries, struggle to correct our problems. The signs are all there, that we are a nation in decline...BUT, this is not irreversible. There's still time to make the changes that ensure that we can re-invent ourselves and capture pole position again. We have the financial powerhouse of Wall Street, the ingenuity of the Technology and Health industries and our manufacturing is unparalleled. We are the definition of great, when we are playing with a full deck...sadly, right now, we are not, and the people who are charged with fixing the problems that are hurting American interests and its future, are too busy playing party politics and have lost sight of the main goal.
Imagine going to a ball game and watching the teams punching each other and ignoring the ball. Satisfying for a good laugh, but if you bet on that game, or your future is riding on that game...not so funny. This is the position I find myself in, which is why I have decided to answer the call our forefathers put out, that when we didnt like what the people we put there to serve were doing, then we were to fire them and get competent managers to do the job.
I dont think either the Democrats or the Republicans know what to do...Frankly, many of them are too old, too dyed-in-the-wool, too set in their ways to make any real changes. They only know the status quo and they grew up in a time of American prosperity and a time when all nations were behind us in every way. They cannot fight the new battle facing America, simply because they dont even understand the challenges. So they will do the old things - they will hearken back to the 'good old days', they will 'blame foreigners', they will blame each other, and other parties...but what they will not do, is see the problems for what they are and be willing to make the changes that need to be made to reposition us for the future.
This is where The Peoples Party steps in, and why someone like me, would put up my hand to be counted.
I am not a career politician, just a concerned citizen, like you, who has decided that enough is enough, and the Swamp, truly does need to be drained. I have realized watching the antics of the last 4 years that the currently elected officials OF BOTH PARTIES, are there to self-enrich, self-aggrandize and to pay NO attention to what we need or what our country truly needs. Yes, we all want America to be great and if we want it to continue to be great, it is time to clean out the house.
The simple truth is that America IS GREAT. We just need a few tweaks under the hood. Like an old Cadillac, it needs a tune-up, a new paint job and attention to keeping its parts lubricated to keep on running. Unfortunately, it's not getting that from this crop of vultures sitting in the halls of power, pretending and paying lip service to serving their country.
I have no ax to grind, I'm not interested in being a politician. Like many of you, I find that my life is enriched and I can go about my life doing the things I like to do, when my country is ticking along on well-oiled springs. When the springs rust, my life comes to a crashing halt. As our fore-fathers reminded us, this is OUR country, so I have decided that rather than scream at the TV at fools that we have elected, who are doing what they want and driving OUR country into the toilet, I need to get up, dust myself off, stop talking and start doing something about it.
So, here I am, a middle-aged doctor, entrepreneur, social capitalist who believes that we are our brothers' keeper, that we shouldn't do unto others what we wouldn't like to have done to us, who believes in hard work, discipline, fair wages and healthcare and believes in true 'law and order', - not that tired overused phrase that means so little. I believe in teaching our kids to respect their elders, each other, the police and the military, and to bring back good behavior, in schools, the workplace, and at play, and to go back in time to the concept of 'good citizenship'. These are the real components of 'law and order' that allows our police to get back to the job of 'service', not 'discipline'.
I think the environment is important and climate change is real. Yes, we need to find and fund alternate energy sources, as other countries are doing, before we find ourselves to be the last oil holdout...and while this idea may be unpopular to oil-men, it is the future, that is where the world is heading and we can be ahead of the game, or get dragged in last, kicking and screaming, and losing...
I am a solution-focused person. I do not play the blame-game, and I don't have time for trading insults. That does not get any work done. I am pragmatic and ethical and not afraid to 'call a spade a spade'. I will work with anyone who actualizes those principles, black/white/brindle; democrat or republican. There is a job that needs doing and I want to get to doing it.
If these are principles appeal to you and you want to be part of the solution, then join me in The People's Party, where we put the PEOPLE first, and ourselves last.