New Candidate for 2012
Presidency wants a "Green Economy" Based on Marijuana
Jack Herer and Bruce Cain at the "Earth Community House"
in Detroit, Michigan. Photo taken in the early 1990's..
======================================= While the Obama Administration
continues to propel us toward a Transnational Corporate Economy Bruce
running for President in order to offer a better alternative: A decentralized
"Hemp-based" Green economy. =======================================
The Real Problems We Face
as a Nation
It is often forgotten that from the
mid-1600's to the mid-1800's American Colonists were actually able to
pay their taxes with bales of Marijuana. Of course back them they
just called it "HEMP." But this plant was so important to our
early economy that it basically constituted an alternative form of
currency. As we waste Trillions on Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan,
Mexico and Libya perhaps it is time we begin to reconsider the sage
advice of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Henry Ford:
"Why use up the
forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required
ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral
products in the annual growth of the hemp fields?"
- Henry Ford quote on Marijuana
"Hemp is of first
necessity to the wealth & protection of the country."
- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President quote on Hemp
Marijuana Quote from George Washington, U.S. President
"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
- George Washington, U.S. President quote on Hemp
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additional endorsements for the legalization of Marijuana (e.g.,
One thing you can count on is that my
campaign, for President of the United States, will focus sharply on
immediate Re-Legalization of Marijuana in order to exploit it's
Agricultural, Industrial, Medicinal and Recreational uses. Having
said that I also want to make clear that I have no intention of running
as a "one issue" candidate.
As the United States plunges deeper
into a "silent depression" it has become abundantly clear that Obama has
chosen to serve a transnational global elite rather than the American
People. In the first 3 years of his administration millions of
Americans have fallen victim to offshoring and technological
advances (e.g., Prosumption) which continue to destroy millions of
American careers and jobs . And as the American People have been
"downsized" to the remaining "McJobs," or long term unemployment,
millions have already lost their homes to Multi-National Corporate
forces well beyond their individual control. Nearly 2.8 American
families lost their homes in 2010 alone. Economists have even
recommended that jobless Americans, over the age of 50, just accept the
fact that they will never find a decent job again: due to healthcare
costs that make hiring older Americans unprofitable to their bottom
line. Yet Obama's "healthcare fiasco" does nothing to lighten the
burden or either younger or older American workers.
Even before Obama ascended to the
position of President, in 2009, he talked about decriminalizing
Marijuana and creating millions of "green jobs." But instead he
has escalated the "War on Cannabis Consumers" while creating "green
jobs" . . . in China. It has got to the point where it is
rare to find an Obama supporter that does not now have "buyers remorse."
At the same time both wings of the Multinational Corporate Bird --
Democrats and Republicans -- are demanding further austerity from the
American People. Yet ironically it has been the
Multi-National Control of our Congress that led to all or the bubbles
(S&L to Housing) over the last 40 to 50 years. So it seems a
synaptic jump, into lunacy, to suggest that we should bail out the
Multi-National Corporations and Central Banks that had purposely
engineered the destruction of the United States and it's people.
And yet that is exactly what Obama did through his support of TARP and
Qualitative Easing 1&2. This is like giving a robber a "bonus
check" for robbing your home.
It would not be surprised if we don't soon experience the same violent protests that are
now heating up throughout Europe and the Middle East. And
apparently Obama thinks the same as he prepares 800 gulags across the
United States to house those that would dare to question his agenda.
And at the same time he is attempting to destroy the Internet as another
measure to stifle dissent among the American People. It seems
rather obvious that Obama is taking that velvet
glove off his iron fist. It almost appears that Obama wants
to foment unrest. Personally, I would like to avoid all of
I think it is time for a significant
change in America: a time to get back to our roots as a self sufficient,
sovereign nation. And in setting this example here, at home, I
also hope that similar movements take root throughout the planet.
For our real problems have never been with the people of China, Russia
or wherever else you might have concern. No, our real problems are
with the transnational corporations that now supersede the authority of
any nation, including that of the United States.
In my recent writing I have spoken of
the eminent end of what I have termed the "Petro-Corporate-Ponzi"
Epoch of human history. Let me briefly describe the
significance of each component of the current Epoch:
Petro: We have a
growing global population competing for a dwindling supply of oil.
Corporate: It is the
corporate paradigm which has caused the offshoring of our jobs, the
offshoring of our manufacturing base and the utter robbery of the Middle
Class through TARP, Qualitative Easing (1 and 2) etc. In short we
have been literally robbed of our very futures.
Ponzi: If you would
take the time to watch the film, Inside Job, you will come to understand
that all of the economic bubbles (S&L, Dot Come, Housing and finally the
Derivative Bubble) have been specifically engineered to rob the Middle
Class of their wealth and their futures.
I use the term "epoch" to emphasize
that we are about to undergo a change in civilization that is at least
as significant as the changes brought forth by the evolution of
agriculture some 12,000 years ago. So we now find ourselves
at a cross road in human history where we must decide which path to
proceed. If we go down the "Demopublican" Globalist path we
will all soon be the slaves of a One World Corporate Government. I
prefer a different path, once described by E. F. Shumaker's 1973 book
Beautiful." The Times Literary Supplement ranked "Small
Is Beautiful" among the 100 most influential books published since World
In the first chapter, "The
Problem of Production", Schumacher argues that the modern economy is
unsustainable. Natural resources (like fossil fuels), are treated as
expendable income, when in fact they should be treated as capital, since
they are not renewable, and thus subject to eventual depletion. He
further argues that nature's resistance to pollution is limited as well.
He concludes that government effort must be concentrated on sustainable
development, because relatively minor improvements, for example,
technology transfer to Third World countries, will not solve the
underlying problem of an unsustainable economy.
Schumacher's philosophy is one of "enoughness," appreciating both human
needs, limitations and appropriate use of technology. It grew out of his
study of village-based economics, which he later termed "Buddhist
economics," which is the subject of the book's fourth chapter.
He faults conventional economic thinking for failing to consider the
most appropriate scale for an activity, blasts notions that "growth is
good," and that "bigger is better," and questions the appropriateness of
using mass production in developing countries, promoting instead
"production by the masses." Schumacher was one of the first economists
to question the appropriateness of using gross national product to
measure human well being, emphasizing that "the aim ought to be to
obtain the maximum amount of well being with the minimum amount of
It is to get the American People on
this alternative path that I am now running as a "write in candidate"
for President of the United States in 2012. And while I have
little faith that I will be sitting in the Oval Office, come 2013, it is
my hope that I might at least plant this virus deep into the coming
presidential debates leading up to the November 2012 National Election.
We are in dire need of some "change" we can all, once again, believe in.
And get a clue, it ain't going to be coming from Obama, Romney or any
other corporate mannequin.
In 1996 and 2008 I made similar
attempts to effect the political debate by running as a "write in"
candidate for President. In 1996 I also ran, concurrently, as a
Libertarian candidate against Michigan US Congressman John Dingle.
And while I only received 1.8 percent of the vote that was the largest
percent of the vote garnered by any Michigan Libertarian Candidate.
And I spent nothing on my campaign as I intend to spend nothing on my
2012 Presidential Campaign.
In 2008 I developed the following
political platform to make my intent clear:
AGENDA FOR AMERICA: Preliminary Planks
Help Influence the 2012 Presidency]
(1) Universal Health Care for All American Citizens
(2) A 20-year moratorium on all immigration into the United States
(3) Legal Marijuana for all Adults and Medical Patients
(4) An immediate reversal to the Offshoring and Inshoring of American
(5) A strict enforcement on issues of Separation of Church and State
(6) An immediate move from so-called Free Trade Agreements to Bilateral
(7) A major R&D project to bring energy independence to the United
States and the World through recycling, reuse, ending hyper-consumerism
and investing in the development of sustainable energy sources (e.g.,
hemp, solar, photovoltaic, wind, geothermal)
(8) No further ownership of US Assets (businesses, homes, ports, stock
exchanges) by foreign governments or individuals!
(9) Replace the Federal Reserve with a People's Reserve which allows
(10) Absolute support for Net Neutrality
Additional Videos and Articles on the "New Agenda for America": http://www.newagecitizen.com/NAA.htm
There are two aspects of my 2012
campaign platform that I would like to share with you now: My platforms
on Marijuana Re-Legalization and my policy plank demanding a bailout for
the American People:
Since 2008 I have developed a new
paradigm for Marijuana Re-Legalization know as MERP. The best
description as to how MERP would be implemented can be viewed in the
The MERP Model is absolutely
antithetical to the attempts by the moneyed organizations (NORML, DPA,
MPP, ASA) and large Multi-National Corporations (e.g., Monsanto, Big
Pharma) to monopolize control of Marijuana in ways similar, or even more
restrictive to those currently imposed on hard liquor.
MERP sees the "untaxed,
unregulated, uncontrolled" home cultivation of Cannabis -- for both
food, medicine and recreation -- to be a keystone for any future policy
concerning Marijuana (e.g., Cannabis, Hemp). I have already
produced over 50 articles and videos explaining various aspects of MERP
which can be accessed through the following link:
Because Marijuana is Safer that Beer
. . .
How About We Start Treating It That Way?
The Marijuana Re-Legalization Policy Project (MRPP)= "MERP"
Here (below) are my two latest
articles on the need for "untaxed, unregulated, uncontrolled" personal
self-cultivation of Cannabis.
Additions, soon to be added to the
MERP Model, will include:
* Complete prohibitions against
Genetically Modified Cannabis (e.g., GMO Cannabis as currently being
pursued by Corporations such as Monsanto).
* The immediate release of all non-violent Marijuana Prisoners.
* A demand for immediate hemp based fuel oil and ethanol farming
projects to better understand the extent to which hemp might lead us
toward independence from Islamically controlled oil in the Middle East.
A bailout for the
The American People have been
robbed blind by the Demopublican parties and the Multi-National
Corporations that control them like mindless marionettes. This has
been going on for decades and Obama is just the latest shill for this
unprecedented robbery. As you will see for yourself, by viewing
"Inside Job," he retained most of the Bush "economic terrorists" back on
board as soon as he got into the Oval Office in 2009.
Even before winning the Presidency
Obama was a poster boy for the TARP Bailout in October 2008. It
was recently disclosed that the TARP bailout was not the "mere" 800
Billion that it was supposed to be. According to a Federal Reserve
investigation, pushed forward by Bernie Sanders, the actual amount
"stolen" from us was more like 13 Trillion dollars. There
are other economists that believe the combined robbing of the American
people -- between TARP, Qualitative Easing I&II -- to be well over 30
Trillion dollars. What is important to understand that most of
this money -- your money -- went to bail out International Banks,
Central Banks and Multinational Corporations.
I want every dime of that money
returned and distributed to the Legal American Citizens of this "once
great" Republic. If we simply divide the 30 Trillion by the 300
Million "Legal Citizens" of the United States that would mean a $100,000
check for each American. Unlike Obama's measures this is not going
to go to police, unions, teachers and other members of the dwindling
"special class," still enjoying defined benefit pensions and other
perks. No, it is going to go to all "Legal American Citizens."
Under this plan each "Legal"
recipient would have to pay off all current debt before pocketing
whatever "change" might be left. This means any mortgage, credit,
student loans, etc. would first have to be paid off. The remainder
would then be made available to further stimulate the economy. It
is possible that the remainder would be taxed to some extent, though
that granularity is yet to be determined.
This is in no way to be considered
"government welfare." It might better be thought of as
remuneration for being robbed blind by the Multi-National Corporations
that have now controlled all 3 branches of our government for years if
Let me just briefly expand on one of the benefits to this
alternative "bailout" of the people Vs the corporations. By
allowing home owners to pay off their mortgages home prices will stop
falling as supply is immediately removed from the market. More
importantly millions of Americans will once more be secure in their
homes again. Now I'm sure some will say that such measures are
absolutely "crazy." But is this idea any crazier than what Obama
has already done: giving as much as 30 trillion of your future dollars
to the corporations and central banks that got us into this mess to
I will be running as a "write-in"
write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not
appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by
writing in the person's name. In the past this sort of strategy
would have been unthinkable at the national level. But it has
already been found to work at the state level:
"In 2010 incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski lost the Republican
primary to Joe Miller. Following her defeat she ran in the general
election as a write in candidate. Murkowski had filed, and won, a
lawsuit requiring election officials to have the list of names of write
in candidates distributed at the polls  and subsequently won the
election with a wide enough margin over both Miller, and Democratic
Party candidate Scott T. McAdams, to make moot the write-in ballots that
had been challenged by Miller."
The reason I actually think this
has a remote chance of succeeding can be summarized in one word: the
Internet. In the history of civilization I don't think there has
ever been such a equalizing tool as the Internet. In 2010 I
worked with a small team of activists to help defeat a Californian
Initiative that we felt would have monopolized the production and
distribution of Marijuana to a few Multi-millionaire investors.
The proposal was known as Prop19. And amazingly we had tremendous
impact and Prop19 was defeated. And while we didn't make a dime
off the effort, we effectively wasted about 2 million dollars from
international scum bag George Soros. So in a sense the Internet
allowed us to force a reasoned debate with very well financed
organizations that favored Prop19: NORML, DPA, MPP, Oaksterdam,
Harborside etc. It was a great testament to a victory of ideas
over money. And perhaps that is why Obama is so intent on
destroying the unbridled freedom currently available through the
I don't expect anyone to commit to
my candidacy quite yet. But I do urge you to do one simple thing,
right now: just in case the "Demopublican" choices have you puking
in your mouth as you go to the polls in November 2012. Simply
write my name on a business card or piece of paper and place it securely
in your wallet or purse:
I will have a formal mailing list
available soon for you to sign up. In the interim just sign the
following cause as it will serve as an informal mailing list in the
In the next few months I hope to
release my first book which is a compendium of all of the articles I
wrote as Editor of New Age Patriot Magazine (1989 - 1997). The
working title is "Marijuana Warriors" and it focuses on activists such
as myself, Jack Herer and untold others. What separates us from the
moneyed drug reform organizations (NORML, DPA, MPP ASA etc.) is that we
have always insisted that in order to "Save the Planet" all adults must
be able to "grow their own" Marijuana without any form of "taxation,
regulation, or government control." I also am considering
some book signings and lectures to get the word out on both MERP and my
Finally, recognize that I have
done something none of the other candidates are likely to do. I
have basically outlined a very large and aggressive agenda.
Historically candidates tend to obfuscate their agendas in order to say
contrary things, to different audiences, in order to garner votes.
If you know me at all you will understand that I have never played that
And while there may be some
planks, over which you might disagree, I only ask that you give me some
credit for my candor and honestly weight the benefits of my agenda to
those of the other candidates. My intent has always been to
benefit the Legal American Citizens of the United States over the
Multi-National Corporate Interests. I only ask that you give
me your honest consideration when you go to vote in November 2012.
In the meantime please repost the
link to this article, as widely as possible, so that we can at least
interject some new ideas into the upcoming Presidential debates.
Lisa "Dinga" Ling provides the
typical corporate media propaganda. As with coverage by other
national "reporters" (Lou Dobbs, Anderson Cooper etc.) this film
refuses to address the fact that without prohibition we could all grow
our Marijuana for free and the "greater good" would immediately be
served. The only thing that makes an ounce of Marijuana worth $300
to $500 an ounce is the fact that is is still illegal. Once legal
we can all grow it for free outside or for about $25 and ounce under
Leave it to NORML to hang themselves. This
contains links to a plethora of "tax and regulate" media propaganda.
I challenge you to find anything in any of these presentations that
talks about adult Americans being able to "grow their own."
Please send the link to
activists throughout the planet. The translation bar should allow
this to be read in any language. The 5-Point Strategy for
Marijuana Re-Legalization should be easy to implement in any country
throughout the planet. I encourage all groups celebrating the
Global Marijuana March to make the immediate implementation of the MERP
Model a primary focus of the event.
Call President Obama and your Representatives and demand:
(1) Immediate clemency for Marc Emery and
(2) Immediate implementation of the MERP Model through an Emergency
Session of Congress, similar to what was used to pass the TARP Bailout
on October 3rd, 2008
U.S. Senate switchboard:
U.S. House switchboard:
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