The Painter U.S. Congressional Representative

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Dear Parents in the United States, Is Your Congressperson as Weak and Ineffectual as Mine? 2017. Acrylic on paper, 15 x 22″

[A brief explanation of this painting. It’s a portrait of a congress person with lead pipes sending lead water through his or her body. Our local high school has hot spots of lead contamination. I run for Congress partly to show the true weakness of elected officials. Their power is business power. My congressperson is weak in areas of constituent health, but very strong in providing favors for the donor class—the bureaucratic and industrial complexes of media, pharmaceutical, gas and oil, weapons makers, what have you.

It’s only a rigged game if you say it is. Democrats think that their man or woman will purify the young scholar’s water, if given the chance, which, according to the history of American congresses, is just not true. Last year, the great pretend Democrat, Barack Obama drank a glass of Flint, Michigan water for television audiences everywhere, and figuratively spooned under bed sheets Flint’s Republican congressman, Dan Kildee. Wow, what ineffectual losers!]

I want Medicare for all. I want this, and can have it because I do not want another aircraft carrier with a Taco Bell® catering subsidized careers to high school underachievers. Drones are cheaper and can pick off innocent people, or cumbersome dictators thousands of miles away. My government tests them out of Syracuse, N.Y. Some pimply little brat from x-box school pretends suburbs like Mattydale and Liverpool are hostile insurgent camps and he aims its sights on a Syracuse school bus from an air-conditioned cubicle in Reno, Nevada. Drones are very affordable as they are immoral, however, as a replacement to the Lockheed Martin and Boeing dinosaurs, they potentially free up billions of dollars for prenatal care to expectant mothers, and a college education promised to their newborns approximately 18 years after delivery.

I know that the national treasury can afford these things because I can find out the cost of an obsolete fighter jet online. So can you. I declare this morning that during my 2018 independent run for New York’s 24th district congressional seat, I will do my best to refrain from spouting statistics to back up an argument. Americans pay a federal tax, the numbers add up to a very large sum, and from that sum funds are distributed by Congress back to government and its many bureaucratic functions. Paying what we pay now in federal tax, and foregoing 20th century investment in aircraft carriers and airbases in Afghanistan and Okinawa, I know our nation can afford health care for all, make significant payments on the national debt, and offer top notch education to our children.

Here are some campaign promises. I can offer nothing more or less. I will not debate another candidate. I will not speak of qualifications, nor defend my past. The constitution has already qualified me. I am over 25. I have been a citizen of the United States and lived in New York State for 50 years, and my children love me. That is enough.

1.  I will serve only one term.

2. I will take the salary for the two years I am representative, and donate half to a one time meritorious scholarship opportunity for two high school students in my district.

3. I will not take a pension in any form.

4. I will hire only one staff secretary if allowed by rules of Congress.

5. I will only vote on bills that I am able to read in full, given the time allotted to read them. I will only vote in a manner ascribed by the United States Constitution. That is, read it yourself. If you like it enough to vote for me, then please do.

6. While Congressperson, I will make no appearances in public outside of my office, the steps of U.S. Congress, or on my way to the mailbox.

7. I will not have any contact with lobbyists. Only individual constituents representing themselves or local non-profits.

8. I will support the ratification initiation of several amendments to the Constitution if circulating Congress while I am serving my one and only term.

9. I will not vote on any social or cultural issue, yet openly advocate and educate on the amendment process. So, if you love or hate my stance on social issues, please take note that throughout my term I will abide only by the precepts set forth on this issues page.

Finally, and this may come as a surprise to both established parties, I very much intend to win, or lose, depending on how seriously I am taken. Still, I believe if given a sober third choice advocating passionate political reason, that only an ignoramus would cast a vote for a same ole republicrat, or same ole democran, knowing what he or she has come to know about our failing institution of federal government.

I think I have a pretty good chance.

Or not.

I will only engage with the public through this website, twitter and a Facebook page. I will be out in full one-man-show force in early July acquiring signatures on my petition for Independent status on the  2018 ballot.

Look for the guy with the eyes that hope to change the world.