21st Century Bill of Rights

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Laws of Equality
Create an understanding where all laws will be equally applied to everyone, no matter who you are or your social status. This is non-negotiable in all three branches of the Government.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

We must alleviate the unfair banking interest on all current school loans.
In addition, we need to create a mechanism where in exchange for service to our government, American citizens can attend college without paying for tuition.
K-12 schools need a curriculum, not Common Core, for our students that teaches the Humanities of Mankind so morals, ethics and sense of community becomes ingrained in our future. Lack of a well-rounded, continued education is a consequence and cause of inequality.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Economic Growth and Development
Transact business in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies of business or individuals at home or abroad. If it’s too big to fail, it’s too big be owned by the few.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Health Care for All Americans!

Every American should have the equal right to a healthy life – not one based on the ability to pay. Let’s build on the Affordable Care Act with a single pay health care system and continue to support Medicare and Medicaid.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Domestic:

Our Second Amendment was written and published in 1790. A gun then is not a gun now. I support background checks and a waiting period for gun purchases, and a federal ban on assault weapons. I am vehemently opposed to the sale of any firearm online or to anyone who is or has been under suspicion of terrorist activities. Our police must enforce laws equally applicable to all.

International:

We must protect our borders. This requires leaders who understand the cause of human conflict that creates dissension that results in the breach of universal laws of peace and harmony. We need to mind our own nation’s’ business. The whole world does not need to be like us, nor do they.

Terrorism:

The source of terrorism is hate. Until we can effectively stop the education and infiltration of the belief that no life is worth living, we will lose this battle. We must uncover and punish those that finance these thoughts that manifest into privatized wars of hatred wherever and whoever they are. This category of people is as responsible as the terrorists themselves.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Debt Free America
Nationalize our federal reserve (central bank) so it works for the best interest of our country as a community, not personal third-party pocket books. Reenact the Glass-Steagall protection that prevents other commercial banks from gambling our money away.  

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

The right to a useful and remunerative job with a living wage. If business doesn’t support it, community can.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Environmental Justice for Florida

Stop Big Sugar from our waterways. Protect the Everglades. Stop fracking from entering this fertile state. Stop Monsanto’s intrusion into the seeds Mother Earth created for us.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

War on Drugs
We have immigrants from Mexico and Central America, including children traveling alone, that are the first of countless victims of the narco-terrorist drug wars.
U.S. drug enforcement has fallen behind in the battle and instead has created a black market for the supply and demand of illegal narcotics. Death, whether through violence or abuse, is an epidemic with no end in sight.

Steven Machat: The Independent Choice for the United States Senate

Legalization of Marijuana
I believe that this must be instantly implemented. Each state and/or county should be responsible for their own laws, just as they are with liquor and tobacco.
Our Federal mandate must be to educate and rehabilitate – not incarcerate.