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The Platform for 2020 election

The Platform for 2020 election El Paso Texas

   

As a nation, we must support our natural born citizens first; they are the heart and soul of America. I support legal immigration tied to our country’s economic needs and an ability to assimilate newcomers. 

I support strong borders. I also believe in America’s unstinting moral obligation to help genuine asylum seekers. Anyone entering our country through means other than a legal port of entry should not be afforded a pathway to citizenship -- but may apply for permanent residency if they entered illegally before age 18. I affirm that part of the definition of self-government is the right of order to define who may and may not become part of this nation.

The STEAM Educational Framework of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math should guide urgent reform of K-12 public education in America. We must elevate and invigorate our nation’s teaching force – our future makers.

Quality healthcare must be made affordable-accessible to all Americans. Creativity, innovation, and selflessness are essential to achieving this overly complex, challenging goal.

I stand for equal civil rights for all American citizens regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. I strongly support the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable search and seizure, and believe the Amendment applies to privacy as well as liberty. 

I believe a free press is vital to a healthy democracy, and I condemn all attempts by government officials to intimidate, deride, obstruct or undermine the critical role of the press in a free society. I believe in abiding by high journalistic standards (vs. opinions presented as fact).

I support a robust military force which meets our nation's legitimate defense needs. I support our military and Veterans’ access to affordable healthcare, education, public safety and civic discourse.

I support proper foreign policy and humanitarian goals essential to American ideals. I believe in fair trade and support strong trade agreements with partners and allies around the world.

A sustainable economy with fair access to opportunity at a time of rising anxiety about implications of artificial intelligence-driven automations is essential for our future. I passionately believe in the principle of inter-generational responsibility in this regard.

I support the Second Amendment and people’s rights to responsible gun ownership. I believe in a rational and reasoned approach to gun legislation that can improve the safety of all Americans, without infringing on the right to bear arms established by the Second Amendment.

To maintain and improve the quality and nutritional value of our nation’s food supply, government policies and programs must include the needs and voices of small and family-owned farms, ranches, and fishing operations – the core of rural and small-town economies – and must be included in all policy decisions that impact our national and local food supply. 

I am for running for Congress in the 2020 Election for a better El Paso, Texas and a greater America.

Paid for by Samuel Lee Williams, Jr. For Congress