Support progressive conservative legislation
The GOP should:
Advocate the passage of legislation that identifies Presidential signing statements as an infringement on the legislative powers of the Congress by the Executive Branch and explicitly denies any legal standing to them in any court of law in the United States.
Support passage of legislation such as HR 1359, The Enumerated Powers Act, which would require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of laws, and for other purposes. It's time for Congress to "cite chapter and verse." When they pass new laws or spend taxpayer money they should be required to point to the specific language in the Constitution that empowers that action.
Advocate repeal of the 16th Amendment to the US Constitution which makes the Income Tax possible. The US tax code has become an insurmountable mountain of arcane, obtuse, obscure bureaucratese. It is so bad that it has created a new, totally unproductive industry devoted to helping honest citizens comply with it. Over the past 30 years Congress has repeatedly demonstrated with its efforts at “tax reform” its total incompetance at simplifing the tax code. Repeal of the 16th Amendment would force Congress to start over.
Advocate passage of legislation that gives South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905) the force of law rather than just force of precedent. In South Carolina v. United States, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905) the Supreme Court ruled that, “The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.” We don't allow Umpires and Referees to reinterpret the rules of play in mid-game; it makes no sense to allow the courts to find any meaning that is convenient in the text of an amendable Constitution.
Support legislation at the state and federal levels that implements the decision in Castaneda v USA and which U.S. Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho) considered proposing, that is, legislation requiring all federal agencies to check with and obtain approval from the local Sheriff before they can take any action in the County supervised by the Sheriff in question.
Advocate ending the “War on Drugs.” We seem to have learned nothing from the speakeasy days of Prohibition, i.e. prohibition of a desirable product only creates a black market that attracts criminal elements like honey attracts flies. Thanks to the “War on Drugs” the US now has a drug market that can offer lower prices on product than when the “war” started, has the distinction of having the largest number of prisoners in the entire world, has one of the largest and most militarized police forces in the world, and experiences an amazing drain on the treasuries of all levels of government. During Prohibition, alcohol was a drain on the treasury, now it is a source of revenue. Do the same with drugs!
Advocate legislation that supports courts of justice rather than courts of law as we have today. Our nation’s first Chief Justice, John Jay, said, “The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.” This was restated by Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone in 1941 who said, ”The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided.“ This is essential to a system of justice which is what we say we have. However, today judges intentionally fail to instruct juries in their duty to judge the law as well as the case at issue. Prosecutors tend to challenge any prospective juror who exhibits any familiarity with the principle of jury nullification. There is no law so perfect as to always dispense justice thru its letter-perfect enforcement. Without instructions to jurors that they must judge both the defendent as well as the law so as to achieve as close to justice as humanly possible, we have a mere system of law and not a system of justice. Judges should be required by law to instruct jurors to judge the law as applied to the case at hand as well as the defendents on trial.