Thomas Lee Abshier, ND
Principles of a Christian Nation:
Return to acknowledging Christianity as our moral, societal, legal foundation
Reject “Separation of Church and State”
Establish law based upon Christian principles.
Return our nation to Godly rule under the Lordship of Jesus Christ
Influence the culture by reason for Godliness
Liberty is the Fruit of Righteousness
Freedom is the Reward for Godliness
Serve your God and Country through Daily Personal Righteousness
Preach the Good News of Christ to the Whole World, to People of all Faiths
Return the relationship of States and Federal government to the 10th Amendment template
Return the Federal Government to Constitutionally authorized scope as per the Founders’ intent, as per the 9th, 10th, and 11th Amendments.
Strip the Commerce clause of its universal applicability to all activities of all people, and return it to its intent of keeping trade “regular”
Amend the Constitution to expand the scope of Federal Government if such powers are deemed necessary.
State power over all issues moral issues (drug use, sexual conduct, abortion, euthanasia…)
State powers over all social organization issues such as: health care, education, environment, energy…
All moral/behavioral laws shall be the purview of local and State governments.
All vices: tobacco, alcohol, drugs, pornography, gambling, prostitution… shall be regulated by State and Local law, not Federal.
Line item veto
One concept one bill
All bills read in Congress before voting on them
All bills posted on the Internet prior to voting, and delayed on their vote until the public debate has come to a cultural consensus.
Stop Judicial Activism:
Amend the Constitution, do not bend or rewrite it by Judicial Activism
Support for the Constitution Restoration Act of 2004, HR 3799
Remove the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction to rule on Constitutional issues pertaining to God
Legislation: Reverse Everson v. Board of Education (1947 Supreme Court Ruling introducing the historically unknown concept, & opposite to the intention of the Founders,“Separation of Church and State”)
Acknowledge that we are a Christian Nation:
Christian principles as moral foundation for law and social relationships
Return to America’s Foundation as a Christian Nation
Teach children our Christian heritage
The Constitution viewed as the a distillation of Biblical principles
Christian Principles as the governing pattern for Executive orders, Legislation, Judicial decisions, and Administrative law
Reverse trends in toward Globalism, New World Order, Socialism
Break treaties that violate the US Constitution
Auditable paper trail for all votes
All domestic electronic, written, voice communications shall be private,
Exceptions: conspiracy to commit illegal or revolutionary activities.
Economic Recovery and Prosperity:
Free Market, Capitalist economy, with transparent accountability.
Domestic manufacturing capability
Repeal NAFTA, GATT, CAFTA
Apply tariff to level imports that equalize costs associated with US mandated environmental, legal, regulatory burdens
Corporate tax rate equivalent to foreign industrialized nations
Transfer all Federal programs to private charitable responsibility, e.g. Churches, service organizations, non-profits.
Personal contact and accountability to peer and group structure.
Remove incentives for single parenthood.
Divorce as a lengthy and costly procedure, unless with cause.
Penitence from penitentiary, and Corrections from corrections institutions
Bible instruction, counseling, skill and relationship development.
Repayment of debt to the victims or society.
17% flat tax, Fair Tax, National Sales Tax, to Provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare for ourselves and our posterity.
The President may use the Marines for police actions, but protracted actions should be considered by Congress.
War on Terror:
Properly identify the enemy as Militant Islam
Vanquish the enemy, and preach the Gospel
Close the borders to illegal immigration
A society can only exist as long as it maintains its integrity.
The goal is leadership as a Godly nation, not unity and conformity
English only as our national language, no dual language option
Schools, voting, phone messages, product brochures, all in English
A State’s rights issue. Let the people decide on issues of morality.
Ban Abortion except when mother’s life is actually endangered (e.g. ectopic pregnancy)
Carrying a child/life once conceived is a Service to God – not just an inconvenience or a choice
Oppose Euthanasia, Fetal Stem Cell Research, and Human Cloning
Support for Traditional Marriage
Support Defense of Marriage Amendments
No Hate Speech legislation criminalizing criticism of homosexuality
State and local laws to regulate or allow sexual behavior, e.g. Adultery, homosexuality, incest, pederasty, etc.
Repeal of no-fault divorce – recognize the effect and consequence of marital misbehavior. Marriage is not just a business contract.
Remove domestic drilling restrictions, drill in ecologically sensitive manner
Full tax deduction for development of alternative energy with accountability and report on expenditures.
Research toward Hydrogen-based transportation systems
Methanol as a bridge fuel (“Energy Victory” by Robert Zubrin)
Investment in the Godly Countries, and Prosperity through Nation Building
Overcome world poverty by investment in 3rd World Infrastructure Development
Nation Building through Missions, Energy, and Industrialization
Environmental Stewardship & Ecosystem Maintenance
Recycling Clean Energy, Co-Farming, Habitat protection, Desert reclamation, & Proper Forest Management
Balance between Nature Preservation & Human Needs
Nature is God’s Gift to Man, it Must be Respected
Proper Compensation by Government for Appropriated Land
Midwest Aquifer Depletion & Southwest Drought
Encourage R&D and implementation of Solar-Desalinization Technologies
Medical Efficacy Evaluation of Alternative & Conventional Medical Treatment
National “Outcome-Feedback System”
Medical Cost Reductions through Preventive Lifestyle Incentives
Discretionary Medical Savings Accounts to Access Alternative Care
Support for the Right to Bear Arms for defense against criminals and tyranny
Education and training in proper use, and time to use, of firearms
Local militia membership for all adults in defense of homeland – use Switzerland as a model
K-12 Implement programs with proven success.
Non-denominational Godly precept instruction is the foundation of education
Choice & Competition in Education (Public, Charter, & Home Schools)
Displaced worker retraining by industry. Training enables Productivity
Education throughout a Lifetime