Why did you decide to run for public office?
The entire globe, including the United States, is on the precipice of a planned, deliberate implosion of sovereign nation states, economies, and cultures into world government, currency, and religion. This plan is mainly promulgated by the Anglo-American establishment through the UN, political parties, and multi-national corporations. I stand with the U.S. Constitution and the Holy Bible and I plan to defend America and humanity against the gravest threat it's ever faced - globalism.
What is your background? Profession, skills, etc.?
I'm the CEO of my own company that I recently started in the automotive industry. Previous to that, I was a Regional VP for an agency based out of Layton, UT. I provide automobile dealerships with finance, insurance, accessories, profit strategies, training, staffing, and other technologies. I'm also a 12-year Army veteran primarily from the military intelligence sector. In addition, I've briefly worked for the National Security Agency as a contractor. I have numerous skills in sales, management, leadership, and modern warfare.
What is your general experience with drug policy and substance abuse?
My general experience is that of a well above-average "read-up" citizen on drug policy, substance abuse, and the drug war.
Do you support the creation of a medical cannabis program? Can you expand upon your general feelings about medical cannabis?
As the entire drug schedule, pushed by President Nixon in 1971, is really a UN program from 1961, I'm for eradicating the whole schedule which would more than clear the way for any kind of cannabis, medical cannabis included.
What steps would you take to reduce the number of overdose deaths? Do you have any personal experiences with overdose?
Unfortunately, there's never just one "magic" factor involved in any kind of death - suicide, homicide, genocide, democide, fratricide, overdoses, accidents, etc. Opioid abuse is primarily from prescriptions and secondarily from US grown opium in Afghanistan. Now, the US/CIA drug trade out of Afghanistan is just as evil as big pharmaceutical companies, "pimping" M.D.'s to push prescriptions on everyone in a chemical based, allopathic medical system that has completely lost its mind, science, and conscience. While I don't have any personal experiences with overdose, there are a number of steps that can be taken to reduce overdose deaths. First step could be to destroy 100% of the poppy fields in Afghanistan and prosecute every member of the federal government, to include members of the D.O. D., who were involved in the production, protection, shipping, and distribution of narcotics; as well as the laundering of the proceeds from those narcotics, and the shepherding of any terrorists/terrorism ancillary to the narcotics trade. Another step that can be taken would be to fundamentally change how medical institutions train doctors in dealing with chronic disease and pain, as well as overall nutrition and health management. M.D.'s need a more balanced approach to practicing medicine to include naturopathy. Prior to the Industrial Revolution "robber barons", like the Rockefellers and other chemical company magnates, meddling with medicine at the turn of the 20th century, medicine was mostly plant-based. If the medical system returned to a plant-based system, the need for synthetic, chemical prescriptions would drop dramatically and so would opioid overdose. It's very simple cause and effect. Another step that can be taken would be to eliminate the DEA, the D.A.R.E. program, and the War On Drugs. The D.E.A. and the War On Drugs is not constitutional and has been a colossal failure for numerous reasons, but it has broadly made the drug epidemic worse. Secondarily, on a Constitutional note, if a constitutional amendment was needed to ban alcohol, then the same applies to any "schedule" of drugs. (Side note: Banning alcohol was a colossal failure and only created more corruption and crime. The Drug War has been no different.) There is also statistical and psychological evidence that shows drug prevention training, just like suicide prevention or bullying prevention, actually increases the very activity it's "designed" to prevent. Young children typically have no pre-disposition to any of these activities because they're blissfully ignorant; however, once "trained", they become pre-programmed with a knowledge they never had before and should've never been given. Drugs, sex, violence, suicide, bullying, etc. all become more possible because the child is more aware on how to do what they're "not so supposed to do." There is plenty of empirical evidence and statistical analysis to show this to be true. It's psychological warfare to prematurely expose children to information that they don't need to know and it is tantamount to child abuse.
Do you agree with this analysis? Please feel free to elaborate.
Yes, I agree, however, I'm sure there are several presuppositions underlying this statement that I would disagree with. This statement just barely scratches the surface and doesn't go far enough. Let me give you just one facet of this very elaborate societal, cultural, and systemic evil. The criminal justice system is becoming more and more privatized. In fact, the prison and corrections lobby has become one of the biggest in Washington, D.C. recently because they need "customers" and non-violent drug offenders are easy targets. Oversimplified, multi-national corporations in concert with government agencies produce, traffic, and sell the drugs while persecuting and prosecuting the citizenry for having the drugs. The corporations get rich and the government gets more power, and it's a vicious cycle that leads to hellish tyranny that America is only beginning to experience.
Are you familiar with the principle of harm reduction? Do you have any experience with harm reduction policies? Please feel free to elaborate.
It's a quasi-superfluous statement that I would again argue is based on the wrong presuppositions and doesn't go far enough. True, society will never be drug-free and quite frankly doesn't have to be. If you get rid of the UN drug schedule, the DEA, prison and corrections privatization, and Federal Reserve drug money laundering, then the "drug epidemic" gets very small really fast.
What are your general thoughts on the decriminalization of cannabis? Please elaborate.
Doesn't go far enough. Again, the plan at the top is to induct as many citizens in to the "system" as a pre-cursor to full blown tyranny, the like the history of humanity has never seen.
Are you interested in sponsoring drug policy reform legislation if you were elected? What would be some specific areas of focus or interest for you?
Yes, and I think you have an idea by now.
A free society is implicitly and explicitly free to use drugs, just reference the 9th Amendment of the Constitution. Of course, mild restraints imposed by the boundaries of the social contract would dictate the societal context in which drugs could be safely used, but I stand for individual liberty.