Pledges

END CRONY CAPITALISM

“When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to end government bailouts, grants, loans, loan guarantees, and other handouts to private businesses. I will eliminate unnecessary government spending, which fuels crony capitalism. I will open up bidding of government contracts and require all government contractors and their employees to agree to abstain from lobbying or from promoting or opposing political campaigns.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman

ELIMINATE THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX

"When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to eliminate the federal income tax, cut federal spending to the level it was during Bill Clinton’s presidency, balance the budget, and get the IRS off the backs of taxpayers.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

SHUT DOWN THE NSA, THE TSA AND END MASS SURVEILLANCE

"When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to reduce and consolidate our 18 spy agencies.  I will work to abolish the NSA and the TSA, grant clemency and full whistle blower protection to Edward Snowden, repeal all laws that violate the Fourth Amendment right to privacy, and cut taxes by the amount saved.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

END THE FAILED DRUG PROHIBITION

"When I am elected, I will make the opioid crisis a priority. I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to immediately end the insane War on Drugs that fuels it. I will encourage the President to pardon, release from prison, and expunge the records of all non-violent drug ‘offenders’; end arrests and SWAT raids on suspected drug ‘offenders,’ abolish the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, and cut taxes by the amount saved.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

DOWNSIZE THE MILITARY

"When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to cut military spending by 60 percent or more and cut taxes by the amount saved; close all foreign U.S. military bases; withdraw completely from the Middle East; and bring our troops home.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

LOCALIZE EDUCATION

 “When elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to quickly end all federal mandates on state and local schools, discontinue Common Core and all other Department of Education programs, close the DOE, and cut taxes by the amount saved.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

FULLY RESTORE THE RIGHT OF SELF-DEFENSE

 “When elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to repeal all federal laws that abridge an individual’s right of self-defense, including the ‘Gun-Free’ Schools Act, and thereby remove this obstacle to citizens who can prevent or stop mass shootings.   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

NULLIFY AND VOID BUREAUCRATIC REGULATIONS

"When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to nullify and void all regulations, laws, and restrictions generated by federal government bureaucracies. Congress should pass our laws, not unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats.”  ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

OPT OUT OF SOCIAL SECURITY

 “When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation that allows wage earners to opt out of Social Security. Lost revenue needed for existing and future retirees will be derived from selling tens of trillions of dollars’ worth of unneeded federal assets.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

EXPAND HEALTH FREEDOM TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE, SAFE, AND EFFECTIVE


“When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to get the federal government out of the health care business so that it can be dramatically more effective, safer, easily affordable, and far more responsive to individual needs. Specifically:

• End all federal mandates on individuals and businesses to buy medical insurance, including those contained in Obamacare. End associated tax penalties.

• End all coverage mandates and restrictions on health insurance that prevent companies from selling policies that customers want to buy. Enable purchase of medical insurance plans across state lines. Existing policies may be honored until the free market is restored.

• End government guarantees, subsidies and bailouts of insurance companies, including ‘risk corridors.’

• End all federal laws and regulations that restrict use, or that drive up the cost, of drugs, medical supplies and equipment, and other health care products and services. This includes ending all regulatory powers of the Food and Drug Administration.

• Require states receiving federal Medicaid funds to similarly end all state mandates and regulations on medical care, including those on insurance, drugs, procedures, medical supplies and equipment, office visits, or laboratory tests.

• Once the market has been freed and prices plummet, quickly end all federal health care programs and subsidies, which will no longer be needed. Dramatically cut taxes and/or the deficit by the amount saved.

• Give veterans total control over their health care by putting money into individual health savings accounts to cover their lifelong medical costs for physical, emotional, or mental injuries resulting from combat. Shut down the Veterans Administration (VA).

• Privatize all federally-funded medical research and return every dollar saved to taxpayers.”  ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

REPLACE PRIVILEGE GOVERNMENT PENSIONS WITH SOCIAL SECURITY

“When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to move all government employees and retirees from privileged, lucrative government pensions into Social Security, and to cut taxes by the amount saved. If it’s good enough for Americans, it’s good enough for government employees.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

IMPOSE TERM LIMITS

 “When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on U.S. representatives, U.S. senators, and federal judges.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

REPLACE GOVERNMENT MEDDLING IN MONEY WITH MARKETPLACE DISCIPLINE

 “When I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to end the Federal Reserve System (the Fed); prohibit more government debt; prohibit printing of dollars not backed by physical commodities; remove restrictions on alternative currencies, e.g., Bitcoin, gold, silver; and allow the free market to set interest rates.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

NEVER EXPAND BIG GOVERNMENT

 “When  I am elected, I will vote “no” and work against any measure that expands government authority in any way or that increases total government spending from today’s astronomically high levels. If an essential, constitutional government function is needed, I will vote to reduce spending elsewhere to pay for it, rather than raise taxes or add to the nation’s debt.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

REQUIRE GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

 “Government should be at least as transparent as anyone it regulates, including citizens subject to an IRS audit, businesses harassed by government regulators, and political campaigns subject to FEC regulations. Therefore, when I am elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to put the government’s checkbook online. Each government transaction must cite as much detail as the IRS demands of citizens. Government agencies that refuse to fully and promptly disclose their finances will lose their funding, and taxes will be cut by the amount saved.”   ~ Ebert G "Bill" Beeman 

FIX OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

  

Ebert G “Bill” Beeman believes that if someone is peaceful, they should be welcome to immigrate to the United States.

Bill believes that people should be able to travel freely as long as they are peaceful. He welcomes immigrants who come seeking a better life. The vast majority of immigrants are very peaceful and highly productive.

Indeed, the United States is a country of immigrants, of all backgrounds and walks of life…some families have just been here for more generations than others. Newcomers bring great vitality to our society.

A truly free market requires the free movement of people, not just products and ideas.

Whether they are from India or Mexico, whether they have advanced degrees or very little education, immigrants have one great thing in common: they bravely left their familiar surroundings in search of a better life. Many are fleeing extreme poverty and violence and are searching for a free and safe place to try to build their lives. We respect and admire their courage and are proud that they see the United States as a place of freedom, stability, and prosperity.

Of course, if someone has a record of violence, credible plans for violence, or acts violently, then Bill supports blocking their entry, deporting, and/or prosecuting and imprisoning them, depending on the offense.

Bill does not support classifying undocumented immigrants as criminals. Our current immigration system is an embarrassment. People who would like to follow the legal procedures are unable to because these procedures are so complex and expensive and lengthy. If Americans want immigrants to enter through legal channels, we need to make those channels fair, reasonable, and accessible.