Note That Peter Boykin is a Constitutionalist First, and that Protecting Our Rights is the most important task a Representative of All Citizens will do. That is his mission.
Our TOP Issues (what’s yours?)
Overall, America Needs Economic stimulation, protection on our border, quality education, medical freedom, secure elections, jobs, and job security, and improved affordable healthcare options for everyone.
If you have noticed any issues missing feel free to reach out to Peter Boykin and let’s discuss what issues matter to you.
American’s First and Putting America First:
I believe we should put America First and that means putting “Americans First.” We are supposed to be a first-world nation so let’s start taking care of our citizens. Healthcare, Food, education, and more should NEVER be a Left or Right Issue.
Protecting our Constitution and Preserving our Constitutional Rights:
We MUST do everything we can to preserve the rights granted to us in our founding documents.
Protecting our Election System and Its Integrity (Including Securing our Votes with Voter ID):
We have to prevent any tapering with our voting rights, and the collection and counting of votes. We also must ensure we are allowed to investigate properly if an audit is needed.
We also need to implement voter ID as voted on and passed in North Carolina, this law was overwhelmingly voted for by both Democrats and Republicans.
You and I both know that our elections were stolen in 2020. Massive voter fraud was committed, invalid ballots were harvested, and drop boxes were left unsecured.
I suggest we put towards a Presidential Nationalized Voting system where the National Guard and Citizen Observers would protect the chain of custody for the vote of the President.
There should be separate ballots, and voting booths for the Presidential vote, and one where you have to scan in your ID to ensure that it is in fact you voting.
A set of voting/election rules should also be standard across all states on the method of voting, and the period of time you can vote for President, as well as an automatic audit of all the states to ensure that invalid votes and duplicate votes were not counted.
We should NEVER have any doubt in our voting system or who our President actually is.
An Internet Bill of Rights For Consumers of Social Media:
Social Media has become a large part of our communication system to move information around. Social Media companies whose purpose was to be a tool of communication have now been compliant in censoring information from being shared, mainly used as a means of political control.
Many understand that although these places of communication are private companies they have also become monopolies as “just create your own social media” has proven to not be as easy. Servers, Services, etc including Amazon, Payment processors like Paypal, Google, Apple, and others who control the lion’s share of the backbone of the internet and are willing to shut down anyone who steps out of line.
Many have noted that in the information age the censorship and the”misinformation” labels and “fact-checks” that are used heavily on services like Facebook and Youtube are done in such a manner reminiscent of the book 1984.
Our latest pandemic and the 2020 election showed us all how easily information can be controlled and how quickly information and people can be labeled as “false” or “conspiracy” and how people and organizations can be taken down. This collaboration between “news media”, “social media”, “political parties”, and even the White House presents a danger to our “Freedom of the Press” and “Freedom of Assembly” as well as our “Freedom of Speech.”
One could argue that private companies do not owe us these rights but one can remind you that the Constitution states the Government cannot prevent these rights and considering that the same government controls the FCC and the telecommunications systems that the Internet runs on they can also compel companies into granting our rights.
In the recent past and in the future we will see more litigation on these subjects and it is important for our future and the future of the freedom of communication that we work towards a way we can communicate with each other without the fear of being cut off from the internet, that same internet that is vital to how we all live our lives.
This is why we need an Internet Bill of Rights.
Protecting our Peaceful 1st Amendment:
Our Constitution states we have the Right to a Peaceful Assembly, and our freedom of the press.
Many Corporate Businesses including Monopolies are working to Censor OUR VOICES and even Deny us service because we have an opinion they do not share.
We MUST work against this manipulation of our hearts and minds and the corruption of our society leading us down a path that the book 1984 foresaw.
Protecting our 2nd Amendment:
We Must Understand that when it says “Shall Not be Infringed” that means we have the right to protect ourselves from ourselves and from outside influence that would corrupt our way of life. We much also bring back proper education to our citizens on gun safety and use as our founders had believed we would always know. They never envisioned people NOT having firearms for hunting, protection, and safety, this is why this Amendment is extremely important to protect.
I propose a 25-year moratorium on immigration (unless by strict exceptions) and an immediate stop to illegal immigration. Others call for 10 years; I believe at this point we need a much longer time considering the issues we face in this country we have to solve.
As a Representative your position is to support your legal citizens you however do NOT have to serve those that do not legally belong here.
Too many representatives are willing to put those that do not belong and extend to them rights that they are NOT entitled to while at the same time not protecting and upholding the proper rights of the citizens they swore to serve and protect.
Pro-Life v Pro-Choice:
I support policies that respect the dignity of ALL human life. From the Unborn to natural death, we MUST protect life.
We must work towards the extreme reduction of Abortion (with set rules or exceptions in case of rape and incest) and work towards the elimination of Abortion, this does include giving true CHOICES to women on their options. No one can claim to be “Pro-Choice” when they in fact do not offer any actual “choice.”
We must also recognize that during the pandemic the cry for My Body My Choice came into play for those not wishing to be forced to take things they did not want.
We have a Constitutional Crisis as well when it comes to Abortion because a woman does have a right to their own body and liberty, but at some point after having the freedom of birth control and medication, that same woman has a responsibility for the consequences of her actions or inactions.
We are told to “Trust the Science” since 1978 roe v wade that science has changed a lot in our understanding of the stages of pregnancy. We all know the scientifically viable timeframe of when a clump of cells changes into a fetus/embryo and into a viable human. Saying all that there comes a time when the right of a woman’s body becomes a shared body of two and that is when the rights of the unborn have to also be protected.
We have a long road ahead for compromise on the issue of Abortion akin to Nuclear technology is a process in that we wish we could put the lid back on the Genie bottle but we cannot and we must find the best path to prevent as many Abortions from happening or even getting to that point in the first place.
A strong society depends on strong families. Traditional and non-traditional families and marriages are important to a Great America.
I would work to support all civil unions granted to us by the law.
I thank God that the birth of our nation came from our faith in Christianity and GOD.
I believe that the Government should NOT infringe on our rights to worship GOD or infringe on the right to not worship a GOD.
With that said, we are NOT a Christian/Catholic Nation, a Jewish Nation, and Muslim Nation, or any nation based on a specific religion.
Our government is NOT a theocracy though so in America we have multiple religions, as long as we all can coexist and work together to create a positive society for all, all religions are welcome here.
However, we are granted by the Constitution the RIGHT of Freedom from Religion (Church of the State) and the Freedom of Religion. Our Country was founded on the Freedom of Religion and the Freedom from Religion just ask the Pilgrims. Although our Founding documents notate GOD many times, we recognize that GOD is not regulated to any one religion, we also must recognize that although “Separation of Church and State” is not worded in the Constitution that both our 1st and 14th amendments.
Separation of Church and State
The Separation Of Church And State Means That The Government Cannot Exercise Its Authority In Establishing A National Religion.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the 14th Amendment (ratified in 1868) requires states to guarantee fundamental rights such as the First Amendment’s prohibition against the establishment of religion. This means that states, like the federal government, can “make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
The separation of church and state requires a government to be neutral in matters of religion. Such a government does not enact laws that are either overtly or historically traceable to concepts grounded only in religious beliefs, without any independent empirical verification.
THIS TERM HOWEVER HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED OVER THE YEARS. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS NEVER MEANT TO SEPARATE STATE AND CHURCH, BUT INSTEAD JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH RELIGION. ESPECIALLY THAT IT DOES NOT OFFICIALLY ESTABLISH ONE PARTICULAR RELIGION OR DENOMINATION OVER ANOTHER OR ESTABLISH NON-RELIGION OVER RELIGION.
Separation of church and state is a well-known phrase. However, it is not found in the constitution of the United States.
Here is what the First Amendment states in the Establishment Clause:
“CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF…”
Thomas Jefferson introduced the bill for establishing religious freedom which passed in 1779 and was strongly supported by James Madison who stated:
…the duty which we owe our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence. The religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of everyman, And it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate.
Evidently, those founders strongly believed in free will. That’s why they wanted to make sure that religion is not made mandatory but is able to arise out of personal conviction. They wanted to assure that people have the right to choose and were not required to be religious.
The early founders came out of Europe which had state churches. These government-endorsed state churches levied mandatory church taxes on people. That’s exactly what our forefathers wanted to prevent in the new colonies. Plus they were leery of the government’s fingers in faith decisions which they wanted to reserve for clergy.
The state churches in Europe, to this day, work to some degree with the government. The supreme court in Germany for instance still decides if catholic or Lutheran believers get to take sacraments if they choose not to pay the church tax or if doctors in Lutheran hospitals can keep their job if they remarry (And, by the way, the answer is no in both cases.)
Another problem with state churches is that the government has the ability to influence the upper management staff of Christian hospitals, schools, charities, and even churches. State churches are so entangled with politics that their very faith and their doctrines are affected by political motives. Their ecumenical movements can result in inadvertently supporting down-right anti-Christian trends. Real faith can easily get lost in such multiple agendas. Jesus had nothing good to say about the church sate connection of the Pharisees. Attending a church for social reasons, position, or prestige which easily happens in a state church can result in a watered-down version of the gospel.
God likes us all in or out, not half-hearted. “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” Rev. 3:16 NLT
We do not want to create lukewarm Christians who go through the motions of school prayer without truly seeking God.
If religion is not mandated people see a more loving and pure version of the faith.
FOCUS ON THE FREE SPEECH AND EXERCISE CLAUSE
The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the separation of church and state focuses as much on guaranteeing the free exercise of faith as it does on making sure it’s not government endorsed.
Congress shall make no law…….prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
Although the words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the First Amendment, the establishment clause was intended to separate church from state. When the First Amendment was adopted in 1791, the establishment clause applied only to the federal government, prohibiting the federal government from any involvement in religion. By 1833, all states had disestablished religion from government, providing protections for religious liberty in state constitutions. In the 20th century, the U.S. Supreme Court applied the establishment clause to the states through the 14th Amendment. Today, the establishment clause prohibits all levels of government from either advancing or inhibiting religion.
The establishment clause separates church from state, but not religion from politics or public life. Individual citizens are free to bring their religious convictions into the public arena. But the government is prohibited from favoring one religious view over another or even favoring religion over non-religion.
Our nation’s founders disagreed about the exact meaning of “no establishment” under the First Amendment; the argument continues to this day. But there was and is widespread agreement that preventing the government from interfering with religion is an essential principle of religious liberty. All of the Framers understood that “no establishment” meant no national church and no government involvement in religion. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed that without separating church from state, there could be no real religious freedom.
Criminal Justice Reform:
I support policies that rehabilitate people in prison to put them on the path to productive lives as citizens of our nation.
We have to protect the rights and safety of animals. Cruelty to animals will NOT be tolerated.
Human Rights (i.e., women/men, black/white, LGBT/Straight, etc.):
Our Country was founded and gave rights to WE THE PEOPLE, not just some of the people. We have to ensure that our government and our people treat each other with equality and we are ALL given the ability to have Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness No Matter Our Race, Creed, Religion, Sexuality, Gender, or Sex.
ALL LIVES MATTER.
Combating Human Trafficking:
I will work with any organization across the state or country to help put a stop to this form of modern-day slavery, as well as stopping the evil practice of pedophilia and bringing pedophiles to justice.
Pro jobs and Representation:
I would propose a better way that people can feel assured that they have a stable job.
The at-will system used by many states does not give our citizens a stable way to live without fear of losing their livelihoods to sudden layoffs and firings.
Businesses today operate with extreme capitalism to the extent it endangers our economic system, especially in cases where larger corporations lay off quicker than they hire.
This puts a burden on the states as well as the federal government to have to step up and help the citizens in their time of need.
Companies should NOT be allowed to sell out our people and our nation for pure profit.
Businesses should once again be encouraged to be as loyal to their workforce as they expect workers to be to them.
Supporting and Honoring our Military and Veterans:
We MUST support our armed forces, which means setting proper rules of combat that protect our troops, not allowing woke politics to interfere with the safety of our troops, and having the proper equipment and living conditions for our active-duty military and their families. As for veterans and those coming out of the service, we should have programs set up to transition them back to being citizen civilians. We have a massive homelessness issue with our vets and this must end NOW. As well as we have to improve the VA and Medical system for our active and veteran military. They gave their best for our country and we should be giving them the best we have back. God Bless Our Armed Forces.
Supporting Our Criminal Justice System (Police):
We must ensure that our officers of the law are respected. With that, they also should recognize that their duty as police officers is also to protect the safety of, WE THE PEOPLE.
Many issues lately have made it hard for many to respect our police, and many have called to defund our police departments.
I would say to this what a great man said: “without laws, we have no country.”
The Police are necessary to enforce these laws, but they must also be held to the standard that protects our rights as citizens.
This is why I call for Police Reform, which means putting more funding into the police force not less. This would include adding cameras for All officers, and an auditing system for randomized video viewing to ensure proper procedures are being taken at all times by our police. As well as education and community relationship building that is needed to build a better America.
Together we can not only Back the Blue but we will feel confident that the Blue has our backs as well.
The Government already takes too much of the income we work hard for, we must prevent the government from getting more.
We must reduce the ways the government takes our income from us. Rather this is by ending the FED, or the IRS, enough is enough and people want to be able to spend the money they earn and NOT give it to a wasteful government that always stays in debt.
We also need to ensure that our IRS does not become a weaponized arm of the government.
School Choice and ending Dangerous teachings in schools:
Every child deserves a sound education, and that’s only possible when families are able to choose the school environment that’s right for them.
I support homeschooling, charter schools, and private schools as an alternative to public schooling, parents should be allowed to know what is going on in their children’s schools, I would ask for more involvement with parents and teachers, lesson plans should be given in advance to parents, and I would like to see cameras in the classrooms so both teachers and students can be monitored by the parents.