To anyone who is paying any semblance of attention, it is clear that the situation in the United States is deteriorating. To a student of history, it is pretty clear why. It is also clear that nothing can really be done about it.

Except…I am not satisfied with that. Even if it is not effective, even if it convinces no one but the person doing it, someone has to do something!

If what is done is ineffective, at least it planted seeds.

And that is what I am doing: planting seeds and building my own capacity to do something.

Therefore, I am announcing that I am running for office. I am starting by running for a seat in the Senate of the United States against Mike Lee in 2022.

The reason I am running against Senator Lee is that when I wrote to him about my concerns about the EARN IT Act, his response was formulaic and tried to convince me he was on my side without committing to anything. Unfortunately, his response gave me two impressions: first, that he doesn’t listen to citizens, and second, that he had already decided that he was going to vote for the EARN IT Act.

And since he ignored my reply to his response, I am more sure that he does, in fact, ignore citizens. And that is why I am running for US Senate against him.

If I lose, I will run for Senate of the United States against Mitt Romney in 2024. I will not go away.

Senator Romney never even replied to the letter I wrote to him about the EARN IT Act, and he voted to put down an amendment to a bill that would require a warrant for searching Internet history.

And if I lose, I will then run for President of the United States in 2028 since that is the first year I will be eligible. I will not go away.

Yes, I am facing an uphill battle. Senator Lee and Senator Romney are establishment Republicans; they have money and a political party backing them. I will run as an Independent, no matter the office, and thus, I will not be able to command the kind of funds and reach that they can.

And to be honest, the second reason I am running is to educate.

I believe Americans are smart. I think that with good education, Americans can learn what is good for them. I believe they can learn what good laws are. I believe they can learn how to live and thrive with liberty. I believe they can rise above the lies of the mainstream media and non-mainstream media. I believe that Americans can think for themselves.

And I intend to help those who wish to know and do so.

That is why I am running. And that is also why I will keep running, even if I lose.

Therefore, this is my platform: that the Constitution of the United States, as the Founding Fathers would have wanted it, is still the “last best hope of Earth.”

What does “as the Founding Fathers would have wanted it” mean? It means that slavery remains abolished. It means the Three-fifths Compromise is not brought back. It means that the rights of the people should not be allowed to be infringed by any government in the United States.

But it also means repealing the 16th Amendment because it has been abused. It means repealing the 17th Amendment because it destroyed the checks and balances between states and the Federal government.

There is more, but those examples illustrate the gist of what it means.

My position will not be popular, but it is the right thing to do, to return to a Constitution as meant by the wise men who built it.

But my platform goes beyond that.

Liberty is not for everyone. The Founding Fathers made it clear that liberty will only work for a virtuous people.

Virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.

— George Washington

Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people.

— George Washington

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.

— Benjamin Franklin

To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.

— James Madison

Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend of the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue.

— Samuel Adams

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

— John Adams

Therefore, my platform is also about promoting the virtue needed to live with liberty. For a people without virtue, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend anything but tyranny for their government.

John Adams also reminded us that religion is necessary to bridle us and our passions. He is correct, in more ways than one. Serving God is the best way to develop virtue, yes, but there is a blessing and a curse on this land:

Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.

Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.

2 Nephi 1:6-7

For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be swept off; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the fulness of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are swept off.

Ether 2:10

Thus, I will attempt to build the nation at the level of the individual by promoting virtue and reminding each citizen of his duty to God.

But nations are not just made of individuals; they are made of families. In fact, families are “the fundamental unit of society.” This isn’t just any kind of family, however; nuclear families with a cisgender father and a cisgender mother are the building blocks of society. And society should promote such families.

But that is still not all. Society is also made by civil society. Government cannot do everything, so such civil society must be encouraged, for it can do what government cannot, and should not, do.

That is my platform, that a strong, free nation can only be made up of religious and virtuous individuals, strong nuclear families with a cisgender father and a cisgender mother, and a lively and effective civil society, all protected under the wise framework of the Constitution as it was intended by our Founding Fathers.

If you wish to contact me with questions or comments, you can email me at .

Update (05 June 2020): Senator Romney sent a reply to my letter about the EARN IT Act, and like Senator Lee’s reply, it was useless.