Millie Howard, like Pat Buchanan, challenged President Bush in 1992 for the Republican nomination. She now is running for the Republican nomination for the 5th time. Howard took the time to answer these questions for The Conservative President 2008.
1. Why are you running for President?
I am running for president because the Republicans did not bring forth any effort in securing a Constitutional Amendment to ban abortion in America for any reason, even though at election time they all say the are PRO LIFE. What does that mean to them? They took us to war, increased the debt exponentially, and have stood by while 12 million illegal aliens have invaded the nation. In short, they have not lived up to the notion of conservatives who believe in hard work, fair play for all Americans, and ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS. The liberty of Americans have been eroded because we cannot stand up to the foreigners in our country who seek to do us harm. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN EASIER FOR POLITICIANS TO STOKE THE CROOKS BECAUSE THEY MIGHT GET HURT, WHILE SOCKING IT TO AMERICANS WHOM THEY PERCEIVE AS “TAKING IT” AND LITTLE RISK TO THEM PHYSICALLY.
I want a $10,000 per year Birth Right Stipend for all sovereign citizens of the States and all naturalized citizens as of 12/31/91 to give some fairness to all Americans. It is time the special interests, such as the nonprofit sector, foreign governments, corporations, and individuals get the same amount of tax dollars. This Birth Right Stipend will replace all current government subsidies.
I want every law to pass a Constitutional test prior to enactment.
Presidents and Congress shall not be able to change their remarks for the record. They have plenty of time before they go to the floor to know what they are going to say, even if they read it and the whole text shall become part of the record without any future changes.
I want to stop Americans telephone calls from being monitored or recorded for any reason.
I want to freeze government spending until we address our debt and the liabilities we have incurred without putting aside anything to cover them.
I want to stay out of other countries and deal with each one as a sovereign nation and find some common ground to seek fair trade, and environmental issues that will benefit the world. I want American troops from around the globe home to set up a new defense for America. Everyone will serve 2 years protecting the areas within the 50-mile radius of their homes. I shall nationalize defense and take the profit out of the killing of our men and women in uniform.
I want to stop the practice of loan guarantees for anyone. The America of tomorrow must be the envisioned of the past. AMERICA MUST BE A NATION OF FREE PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR FREEDOMS END WHERE THEY’RE NEIGHBORS BEGINA MUST INHABIT AMERICA. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THE RIGHT TO DO ANYTHING, AUTOMATICALLY COMES WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AND SHALL NOT BECOME THE PROBLEMS OF GOVERNMENT OR SOCIETY.
I want to be president so we can be free, and no one would want to do harm to us because we are the greatest nation in the world and the world shall know that all policies shall not favor one over another, but rather shall seek fairness and justice.
2. You have run for President in every election since 1992, do you really think that you have a chance at actually being elected?
While I have run for office since 1992, my resources have been limited to what I could put up. The two party systems makes it easy to vote, it is a matter if you want the special interests running your guy, or the other guy. We all know there is something very wrong with policies coming out of Washington. I’d like to address all the policies in terms of who gets and who pays.
3. What is the top issue that your campaign is focused on?
There is a good deal of talk about voter identification. I am sure it was not my idea originally, but I would fight for it. People can find time to do everything else, they can find time to get a STATE VOTER ID COVERING CITIZENSHIP STATUS, AND DRIVERS’ LICENSE.
There is a big question about bringing our troops home. I said in public that we should be ashamed of ourselves for the first Iraq. We had no justification and no moral or legal authority.
I would work hard to clean up the election process. Anyone desiring ballot access would be required to do only what is now required of the two parties candidates. If we took a count today of those who consider themselves tied to a party in terms of giving money and working for candidates, it would be small. It is much easier for the special interests to deal with two groups, rather than the American people. We hear that the Republicans are for the rich and the religious right, while the Democrats are for the poor. IT IS A LIE – they both dance to the same drummer.
I would seek a Constitutional Amendment banning abortion for any reason
I would work with States to see that only AMERICAN CITIZENS HAVE THE VOTE
I would bring our troops home from around the world
I would seek the $10,000 Birth Right Stipend
I would seek a flat tax of 10% paid on all income with no deductions. Said tax to be paid to the State where physical residence is and income is generated. THERE SHALL BE NO REAL ESTATE, SALES, PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES, AND WE WOULD PAY EXICES TAXES FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THEY WOULD SURVIVE ON TARIFFS AND EXCISE TAXES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAX BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUALS.
4. Do you consider yourself to be a fiscal conservative?
I would consider myself a fiscal conservative because I believe we cannot be sustained on credit and immorality if we want to be a great nation.
5. If you do not become the Republican nominee, will you support whomever the Republican candidate is?
If I am not the candidate, I will write my name in if possible. If you look at the potential candidates for 2008 you see nothing buy more of the same. I truly believe that America has enough of the status quo. It will not make any difference that gets elected if it is not I because nothing will change.
We must address the whole complex governing process and I believe it should start with the individual and what role they play in their nation. It will then follow with good politicians who put America first. We need food, clothing, and shelter. We require clean air and water and a safe food supply. We must be a moral people if we are to be free.
My idea is that if government collects taxes to do it – IT SHALL BE DONE WITH GOVERNMENTY EMPLOYEES without Unions and Civil Service. The taxes collected by government will be sufficient to pay for everything they think we need without fees or mandates. We don’t pay for a driver’s license, hunting license, gun license, etc. If government requires that we need them, then the 10% collected for taxes shall be how they are paid for. After all, these are the functions of government and what we already pay taxes for.