Cris Ericson for US Congress & Governor of Vermont 2018
Independent Candidate Platform
Early absentee voting starts the last week of August 2018!
Cris Ericson’s Independent candidate platform:
UNCONSTITUTIONAL RULES and REGULATIONS
Rules and regulations,
inserted as part of
federal and state laws,
which were written by
non-elected government officials,
are un-Constitutional because only elected officials
can write laws
that put you at risk
of your life, your property,
your freedom and your
HEALTH CARE for ALL AMERICANS
2 million homeless American citizens have little chance of securing employment to
pay for health insurance. Health Care will only cover all Americans if it is NOT
insurance based, but instead, paid for by taxes funding clinics and hospitals and
We should require all medical schools receiving state and federal funding to require
students work for government run free clinics to pay back the taxpayers for their
investment in the students’ education.
We must demand taxpayers own 50% of the profits for all prescription drugs for
which taxpayers paid for the research, design and development under the general intent of U.S. Copyright and U.S. Patent Laws whereby the persons paying for R & D (research and development of new products) should own the Patent or Copyright; so in the case of taxpayers paying for research, design and development of new prescription drugs and medical devices, the taxpayers should own the patents and copyrights, or at least 50% of them, because we paid for the R & D; and those profits should be divided among the 50 states to pay for healthcare for all Americans.
The government shouldn’t be handing out taxpayer dollars to profit-making
corporations without a return on our investment!
AMERICANS HAVE A RIGHT TO A PROFIT ON OUR TAX DOLLARS
WHEN THE CORPORATIONS THEY ARE GIVEN TO USE THEM TO PROFIT!
Taxpayers pay taxes, then the U.S. Congress votes to give billions of dollars of your
taxes to the N.I.H., National Institute of Health, and then the N.I.H. gives millions and
millions of your tax dollars to the mega-wealthy pharmaceutical companies for
research to create new prescription drugs and medical devices.
The pharmaceutical companies claim the ownership of the Patents for all of the
drugs and medical devices they invented using your tax dollars to pay for all of their
research, but, under work-made-for-hire Patent Laws, the taxpayers should rightfully
own 50% (50 percent) of the profits of all sales of all of the prescription drugs and
medical devices sold which were invented using taxpayer dollars.
The N.I.H., National Institute of Health, has co-conspired for years, with the United States Senate, to deprive taxpayers of their
right to 50% (50 percent) of the profit on all prescription drugs and medical devices
that they paid for the research for.
The incumbent U.S. Senators have quietly stood by and profitied from this scam
because they get kick-backs in the form of campaign contributions from the PACs,
Political Action Committees, of pharmaceutical companies that received funding from
the N.I.H. which received the funding from the U.S. Congress which took the money
YOUR RIGHT TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER
STOP DUMPING TREATED SEWAGE INTO LAKE CHAMPLAIN and re-route it to
industrial uses and south to the Atlantic Ocean because one-third of Vermonters
draw their drinking water from Lake Champlain.
STOP the construction of any NATURAL GAS PIPELINE within 150 miles of Lake
Champlain from which one-third of Vermonters draw their drinking water. Natural gas
pipelines are in the news nationwide too frequently for explosions and leaks!
STOP DUMPING CHEMICALS TO “TREAT” INVASIVE SPECIES in Lake Champlain from
which one-third of Vermonters draw their drinking water. Why should poor and low
income Vermonters who can’t afford bottled spring water, be treated like “invasive
OUTLAW MOTORBOATS in Lake Champlain from which one-third of Vermonters draw
their drinking water. New York doesn’t allow motor boats in their drinking water
reservoirs because drops of oil and gas are harmful to our health!
FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION
If you elect Cris Ericson, she will sponsor a Bill in the U.S. Congress to make a public
library online with every single text book on every subject for which the copyright has
expired so that the public can use these freely. This will create the first really free
college education by encouraging people to study text books independently.
Then we need places for independent students to take tests to prove they have
learned the knowledge from a text book, such as testing facilities at taxpayer
We should using education taxdollars to make movie videos for grades K – 12 and
for each standard college subject. Because these movie videos would be paid for by
taxpayer dollars the American public, would own all rights to these videos, and they
could be distributed to every classroom in the United States for each grade level.
REDUCING THE NATIONAL DEBT
Our biggest expense is what is should be, national defense. But, this valid
expenditure for our U.S. Military has made some defense contractors
mega-multi-millionaire, and even billionaires. That’s the part that makes no common
sense, particularly since our war Veterans are lacking a lot of medical and dental
treatment, and many are homeless. Taxpayers pay taxes, the U.S. Congress votes to
give billions of tax dollars to the Pentagon, then the Pentagon gives millions and
millions of your tax dollars to each defense contractor for research and development
of new weapons systems and improvements of existing weapons and jets like the
F-35 strike fighter jet series, which is designed to be dual capable to carry nuclear
weapons, even though you thought that the public decided a long time ago to end
Then guess what happens? Defense contractors which received your taxpayer
dollars from the Pentagon which received your taxpayer dollars from the U.S.
Congress, then pay (your taxpayer dollars) to their PACs, political action committees,
and also millions to their lobbyists, and the PACs give money to your U.S.
Congresspersons, and the lobbyists wine and dine your U.S. Congresspersons
(House of Representatives and U.S. Senate).
So, your tax dollars have come full circle and lots and lots of them have ended up in
the pockets of U.S. Senators and Congressmen and Congresswomen. Does that
sound like a money laundering scheme to you?
It certainly sounds like a money laundering scheme to me, and it is costing you so
much money that it deepens the National Debt, year after year, lobbyists paid for by
defense contractors who got the money from the Pentagon who got it from the U.S.
Congress who got the money from you, the taxpayers, are wining and dining your
U.S. Senator and Congresspeople on shrimp and the most expensive wines, vodka,
and whiskey in Washington, D.C.
We can’t afford this money laundering scheme any more, it has to stop. It isn’t just
the Pentagon, it is every group the U.S. Congress votes to give your tax dollars to,
whether it be Planned Parenthood which pays their top executive a higher salary than the President of the United States!
Any group which receives taxpayer dollars and then uses part of those dollars to hire lobbyists to wine and dine the members of the United States Congress, House
and Senate, and also uses part of your taxpayer dollars to pay their PACs, political
to give campaign contributions to members of the U.S. Congress, should be examined for actual need, just like people
who apply for food stamps, every bank account they have should be examined to determine if they really need your taxpayer dollars!
Stop the cycle of our tax dollars going full circle into the pockets and stomachs of your elected
representatives, because this feels like money laundering; and it has to stop.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT!
Low income people who apply for benefits like food stamps and medicaid, must
divulge all of their bank accounts and assets under penalty of perjury, so rich people
who run non-profit organizations and universities and colleges and defense
contractors and highway construction contractors should be held to the same
standards as poor people when taxpayers fund their businesses. Any entitity or
corporation or non-profit or university or college that receives taxpayer dollars
should not pay anyone anyone a salary higher than the equivalent salary paid to a
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS – GUN CONTROL
The United States Constitution is your gun permit. I will propose a Bill to pay for every
single school building to have National Guard Troops, metal detectors and drone
surveillance until we can go ten years without one school shooting. Our obligation to
our nation’s children is to keep weapons out of schools, not to deprive law abiding
citizens of their right to self defense. I think the bottom line is, that many people
studied history and found out that the Native American Indians were out-gunned by
the European Settlers, and they lost their homelands, and in Africa, people were
out-gunned and taken as slaves, and in Germany, Hitler’s soldiers out-gunned the
Jews, so the bottom line is, you have the people who have studied history versus the
ones who didn’t study it that much, and the ones that did, they think that it is far
more cost effective to have metal detectors and National Guard Soldiers at every
school building door.
HOMELESS MILITARY VETERANS
Is this finally the election season when we will talk about homeless Veterans?
MAKE VERMONT A SANCTUARY STATE FOR HOMELESS VETERANS, BUILD
“VERMONT VETERANS VILLAGES”!!!
Is this election season, 2018, the year we will finally build Vermont Villages and make Vermont a sanctuary state for homeless US Military Veterans, as many as 50,000
of them in the USA!!!
Remember, for every homeless US Military Veteran who moves to Vermont, if they have a Pension or receive SSI, that will be money spent locally into the economy in Vermont, spent at grocery stores and other stores and business in Vermont.
10,000 homeless US Military Veterans moved into Vermont could mean at least $1,000 (Pension or SSI and federal food stamps, SNAP program) benefits, so, 10,000 X 1,000 = 10,000,000 MILLION more new dollars into the economy of Vermont spent at stores and grocery stores, etc., EVERY MONTH!
20,000 homeless US Military Veterans moved into Vermont could mean 20,000,000 MILLION dollars of new money spent into the economy of Vermont at grocery stores and other businesses, etc., EVERY MONTH!
30,000 homeless US Military Veterans moved into Vermont could mean 30,000,000 MILLION dollars of new money spent into the economy of Vermont at grocery stores and other businesses, etc., EVERY MONTH!
AND THAT MANY NEW VERMONTERS WOULD ONLY INCREASE THE
TOTAL POPULATION OF THE STATE OF VERMONT TO ABOUT 650,000!
Let’s start with building Vermont Veterans Villages in the State of Vermont and declaring the State of Vermont a Sanctuary State for Homeless US Military Veterans. We can build homes for them in a cost effective way that will give them individual homes well spaced out in Vermont forests so the ones with PTSD will find the solitude they need. We can build roads and hire bus drivers to take them shopping on a schedule and to medical facilities and libraries. We can give them a far better life than living in the streets of Los Angeles and sleeping on cardboard or sleeping in the bushes in the park across the street from the White House in Washington, D.C.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT FACTS ON HOMELESS
U.S. MILITARY VETERANS?
http://nchv.org/index.php/news/media/background_and_statistics/ ” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 Veterans are homeless on any given night.”…
…” more than 40,000 homeless Veterans receive compensation or pension benefits each month.”
WHERE CAN WE GET FREE LABOR TO BUILD HOMES FOR VETERANS?
Now, lets look at the Vermont Constitution: it says prisoners are to work for the public in view of the public. There are about 1200 right now. We need to hire professional lumberjacks to train prisoners how to safely cut down trees in Vermont owned state forests.
We need to hire cabin builders to train Vermont
prisoners to build log cabins for each and every
homeless US Military Veteran in the United States
of America who is willing to try living in Vermont.
We need to hire hard wood floor makers and cabinet
makers to train the prisoners and septic system builders and clean water plumbing and solar panel installers. We need to give the prisoners Graduation Certificates and Ceremonies
when they are ready to re-enter society, and make them feel welcome! So, where does the money come from to build log
cabins and install septic systems, and solar panels and clean water plumbing, etc.?
WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM TO BUILD VERMONT VETERANS VILLAGES FOR
HOMELESS US MILITARY VETERANS FROM ALL OVER THE USA, ALL 50,000 OF THEM?
The US Congress votes to give our tax dollars to the Pentagon and then the Pentagon hands our tax dollars out to various defense contractors like Lockheed and Boeing and then they use our tax dollars for research – design & development and then they invent new defense products using our tax dollars for research and then they sell the new defense products worldwide to our allies and then they pocket the trillions of dollars of profit.
What’s wrong with this?
What’s wrong is that it is a violation of the intent of US Patent Laws, we, the taxpayers, paid for the R&D, the research – design and development, so we – the taxpayers – should receive a minimum of 50% of the profits of all sales of defense products to our allies world wide because under the intent of the US Patent law, where we paid for the R & D, we should OWN the products we paid for, and therefore we should OWN the sales profits – because under “WORK MADE FOR HIRE” US Patent laws, for example, if you work for IBM you sign a work made for hire agreement if you are an INVENTOR, so that IBM owns the products you invent, they paid you, so they own the products the inventor invents. Now, the taxpayers must demand protection under Work Made For Hire Laws and demand a minimum of 50% of the profits of all sales of jets and bombs and things to our foreign allies, and then divide that between the 50 states, and use that money for education, healthcare, etc.
Also, when the US Congress votes to give money to the Pentagon and the Pentagon gives the money out to various defense contractors then the defense contractors give some of that money to their PACs, political action committees, who wine and dine the US Congress members and give them campaign donations from the PACs. So, your tax dollars have come full circle, this is money laundering, your tax dollars have ended up in the pockets of the US Congressmen who voted to give your tax dollars to the Pentagon who divided up your tax dollars and gave them to defense contractors who gave money to PACs – political action committees who wined and dined US Congress members and then gave huge donations to the ones who promised to vote for more money for the Pentagon who would give it to the defense contractors who would give it to the PACs who would give it right back to the US Congress members to stuff into their own pockets and campaign accounts.
Meanwhile, back on the sidewalk in Los Angeles there are homeless US Military Veterans sleeping on cardboard, and in Washington, D.C. there are homeless US Military Veterans sleeping in bushes in the park across from the White House.
Is 2018 the Election Season we will finally talk about providing homes for all US Military Veterans, and really do something about it?
Our moral obligation is to help war refugees get out of war zones to the closest safe
location, and there are many unpopulated areas on planet Earth which could be
inhabited. We should consider all posibilities of relocation and ideas for co-operation on building.
I think that we have to start at the very beginning to bridge the racial divide, and that
means that city and town police officers should only be allowed to work in the zip
code that they reside in.
County sherrifs should only be allowed to work in the county they reside in.
White policemen from a different county going to “invade” a
neighboring county that
has a majority of residents who are not white, is just plain wrong.
YOUR TAX DOLLARS GIVEN TO NON-PROFIT
The Supreme Court of the United States wrote an Opinion that “corporations” are
We must require all non-profits and universities be treated the same as persons and
reveal their bank accounts, assets and foreign bank accounts under penalty of
perjury like persons applying for food stamps or fuel assistance under federal laws.
No entity or non-profit receiving federal funding, our tax dollars, should be allowed to
pay any employee more than the equivalent pay rate for U.S. Government employees.
F-35 STRIKE FIGHTER JETS
Stop the F-35 strike fighter jets from being based in Chittenden County because they
are designed to be dual capable to carry nuclear bombs and do not belong in a highly
populated citizen neighborhood.
We must demand taxpayers own 50% of the profits of sales of F-35 jets to foreign
allies because taxpayers paid for the research and design and development of these
Jets and we should not be handing out taxpayer dollars to corporations without
getting a return on our investment!
KEEPING SCHOOLS LOCAL
We need to have more than one school choice, large schools or one room schools. We must allow all certified teachers to be independent contractors and home-school
local children at the rate per child that the State, which receives federal funding,
claims is the cost of education per child.
Because low income people who apply for benefits like food stamps and medicaid,
must divulge all of their bank accounts and assets under penalty of perjury, therefore, all universities and private colleges should be held to the same
standards as poor people when taxpayers
fund their businesses.
Any entitity or corporation or non-profit or university (University of Vermont)
or college that receives taxpayer dollars should not pay anyone staff a salary
higher than the equivalent salary paid to a government employee.
Any university (UVM) which makes a profit so
high that it pays its President more money than the Governor of Vermont’s salary
should not receive any taxpayer dollars unless the taxpayers have full access to the University’s federal taxes and statements of all their offshore foreign bank accounts and receive a profit back for their investment.
GETTING OFF OF “BENEFITS”
We must provide low income recipients of telephone “lifeline” benefits with wifi and
broadband to encourage online employment.
We must require a transparent EB-5 program where anyone can post their idea for a
new business on the government website in a list that foreigners can read and
contact anyone in Vermont who wants to start a new business and needs investment
END PLEA BARGAINS
OUTLAW PLEA BARGAIN DEALS
Too many innocent people are forced into plea bargain
deals and “admit” to crimes they did not do because
of family and financial problems they can’t take care of
when the bail is too high for them to get out of jail.
Too many innocent people are forced into plea bargain
deals after a Jury has found them innocent 11 to 1 guilty,
or innocent 10 to 2 guilty, and then the person is still
held in jail with bail too high to get out and take care of
family and financial obligations.
It is un-Godly for a prosecutor and a Judge to hold
someone for a second trial after 11 Jurors found that
person innocent, and one juror may have been paid off.
This system of filling up private for profit prisons is
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