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Bob Kelleher on Homeland Security

Republican challenger


Solve unemployment with military & civil draft at age 18-25

Kelleher's PRIORITIES: Second priority--JOBS: High unemployment means increased alcoholism and drug addiction followed by increased domestic violence.

SOLUTION: civil service/military service (draftee's choice) draft for male and female 18 to 25 year-olds to register for either military or civilian service. Greatest need in (1) Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to repair nation's K-12 schools; and (2) to work on environmental projects such as removal of Milltown Dam and improving National Forests and National Parks as in FDR days. Registrants thereafter to be entitled to 8 semesters of free undergraduate schooling at college of their choice.

FUNDING for civil service draft will come from: (i) repeal of 2001 Bush/Baucus $1.35 trillion tax rebate for the rich; (ii) canceling construction of 50 Virginia-class submarines at $2 billion a copy; (iii) permanent postponement of Anti-missile missile hallucinatory "system" aka Star Wars.

Source: Campaign website, www.onewest.net/~kelleher/, "Priorities" Jun 1, 2008

Cancel Star Wars--it's an hallucination

[We should] permanently postpone the Anti-missile missile hallucinatory "system," a.k.a. Star Wars, costing hundreds of billions--probably trillions--about which former Pentagon director Philip E. Coyle III warned in December, 2000 under "realistic combat conditions. . . .The enemy's feints and surprises would include not only decoys but nuclear explosions in space that would emit powerful radiation designed to destroy antimissile systems."
Source: Campaign website, www.onewest.net/~kelleher/, "Priorities" Jun 1, 2008

Replace Congress with parliamentary system to end lobbying

Since 1964, Kelleher has run for public office 15 times, losing all but once. His single victory came in 1971, when he was elected as a delegate to the 1972 convention that rewrote Montana's state constitution.

Kelleher's lone rallying whoop then--as now--probably has something to do with his extended losing streak: Kelleher wants to do away with America's unique system of representative democracy and replace it with a parliament.

A parliament would divorce American government from the lobbyists an special interests who pretty much run the place these days, Kelleher argues.

Kelleher said in a recent interview, "Because 26 countries have a higher standard of living than we do, including health care, we should copy their form of government, which is a parliamentary system."

Lobbyists and entrenched interests have less influence in a parliament, Kelleher says, because there's little point in lobbying individual parliament members as they can be easily replaced by the party.

Source: Jennifer McKee in Billings Gazette May 22, 2008

Other candidates on Homeland Security: Bob Kelleher on other issues:
MT Gubernatorial:
Brian Schweitzer
MT Senatorial:
Jon Tester
Kirk Bushman
Max Baucus


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
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LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
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