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Independence Party

Ed

Drugs/Immigration/Guns

THE INDEPENDENCE PARTY

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Mission:

July 4th, 1776: The day the United States of America was born. We here at the Independence Party strive to project to the American people the same ideas and principals that our founding fathers preached 241 years ago. The mission of the Independence Party is to improve society and protect the rights of the American people, as well as ensuring that the Bill of Rights shall still be relevant to our nation’s citizens, no matter how old that document may become. Facts don’t care about your feelings. If a person commits a serious crime, they are a criminal…please stop victimizing everyone America.

Our Stances:

Immigration-Just an FYI–I’m only talking about limiting immigration to people who have committed crimes outside or inside the United States. I’m not targeting an average Hispanic immigrant from Mexico, please understand the difference. For example, my mother is an immigrant who came to the U.S. from the U.K. legally, without causing felonies/multiple misdemeanor’s while trying to attain her U.S. citizenship. There’s a big difference between immigrants who do commit crimes and those who do not.  I do not have restrictions on immigrants without a criminal background, but as soon as they break the law, they have to face the consequences. If you’re an immigrant, I believe that you need to go through the system just like everybody else.

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Over the last decades, our government  and media has decided to favor citizens from different countries over the American people by outsourcing jobs, creating sanctuary cities, as well as changing the cultural definition of “illegal” by letting illegal aliens flood into our country without consequences. Not only have they changed the culture, but people who oppose the media with their opinion is shunned for doing so, despite the fact that the people entering our country came here ILLEGALY.

An FBI crime study shows heavy illegal alien involvement in criminal activity revealed these statistics:

  1. 75% of those on the most wanted criminals list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.
  2. One quarter of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals, as are more than 40 percent of all inmates in Arizona and 48 percent in New Mexico jails.
  3. Over 53% of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.
  4. 63% of cited drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that number, 97 percent are illegal aliens. 66 percent of cited drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66 percent, 98 percent are illegal aliens.

Illegal immigrants should not be admitted into our country. There shouldn’t be any programs set up for when they get here, or any excuse of why they should be here; they broke the law.

Drugs-My stance on immigration can coincide with our position on immigration, as an increasing majority of drugs are made here in the United Sates, as well as in Mexico and areas of South America. Today, the use of drugs not only can it have a devastating physical and mental on yourself, but also your family, friends and your future career could be put in jeopardy as well. According to a study made from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, only 12.5 percent of employers said they’d accept an application from someone with a criminal record. Although The Department of Justice as well as local Law Enforcement per state deem marijuana illegal, and you can be convicted for using or possessing recreational marijuana.

States like Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington have all four states (plus DC) have legalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. States such as California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina and Ohio have made this charge similar to a speeding ticket, not something that you could go to jail for.

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In order to combat this epidemic, we need to fight the drug dealers, rather than the drug victims. We also need to monitor prescription by primary care physicians of pain killers to people who are sick, and to treat them the correct way, rather than just adding more pain to their lives.  There should be programs set up to help people who are struggling with drug addiction, rather than just sending them to jail where they’re addiction is just going to get worse. Combating the source of the drugs is the way to beat the epidemic, similar to cutting amputating someone’s leg off when it has gangrene, before it spreads to other parts of the body.

In just last year alone, there were a reported around 47,000 lethal drug overdoses in the United States, with an average of 128 deaths per day. The drug epidemic isn’t that far away, because just recently in December of 2016, here in Erie County, there were a reported 21 drug overdoses in just ten days. It has been hitting far closer to home than you would’ve thought.

 

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

Marijuana

Around 50,000 people die each year from alcohol poisoning. Similarly, more than 400,000 deaths each year are attributed to tobacco smoking. By comparison, marijuana is nontoxic and cannot cause death by overdose. Get the facts.

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How to stop the epidemic

The new findings point to four ways to prevent overdose deaths:

  • Limit initiation into opioid misuse and addiction. Opioid pain reliever prescribing has quadrupled since 1999. Providing health care professionals with additional tools and information—including safer guidelines for prescribing these drugs—can help them make more informed prescribing decisions.
  • Expand access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment—including Medication-Assisted Treatment—for people who suffer from opioid use disorder.
  • Protect people with opioid use disorder by expanding access and use of naloxone—a critical drug that can reverse the symptoms of an opioid overdose and save lives.
  • State and local public health agencies, medical examiners and coroners, and law enforcement agencies must work together to improve detection of and response to illicit opioid overdose outbreaks to address this emerging threat to public health and safety.

http://www.un.org/ga/20special/featur/demand.htm

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Guns-These days, the 2nd amendment is under constant attack due to the nature of our culture in recent times. I believe in the 2nd amendment, and the value that it holds with Americans today. Now although I believe in the 2nd amendment and also it’s reason for it, but I also understand that people shouldn’t be walking around New York city with a machine gun in their hands. Concealed carry/pistol and semi-automatic rifle permits are all relevant and I agree with them. Also, criminals do not listen to all the laws passed that can be considered “gun regulation”. No matter what, criminals will still try to get their hands on weapons.

Over the course of the last decade, approximately 300,000 people have died in the United States due to a gun related death;. Now, despite this eye-opening statistic, 60% of those deaths were due to suicides.

Americans deserve the right to have guns. Despite there being more than 300 million guns in the U.S., the gun rate per household in the United States has gone down. Approximately 1 in 3 households has a gun. The key thing to understand is that there are more guns in the market rather than there are in American households. And obviously, the gun homicides have gone up, due to illegal purchase of such weapons. Also, since former President Obama first took office, there have been more than 65 million background check performed in  the U.S., which clearly means that there aren’t more background checks performed than weapons, which should at least be around 100,000 or more. Bottom line, criminals will get their hands on guns, no mater how many laws are put in place. Rather than attacking the criminal, lawmakers are attacking law abiding citizens. Due to not as many background checks, gun loopholes and the black market, criminals will always be able to get their hands on guns. Due to this, we need to be able to still have our citizens armed with a gun rather a metal spoon, incase they are attacked by an armed criminal who does not care for what the law says.

AUTOMATIC AND SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS:

In 2012, 8,775 people were murdered by use of a firearm. Of those statistics, an alarming number of only 358 were killed by rifles, compared to the 6,009 murdered with a handgun. Even the FBI published a report stating that you’re more likely to stabbed by a knife than die from a semi-automatic weapon. In 2014, out of 11,961 murders committed in the United States, 660 were committed unarmed, 1,567 were committed with knives and only 248 murders were known to have been committed using rifles of any type, including single-shot long arms and “assault rifles” routinely demonized by gun control groups.

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Sources:

FBI: Nearly 5X More Murders Committed With Knives Than Assault Rifles

https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/nics

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/12/11/painkillers-heroin-drive-increase-in-us-overdose-deaths.html

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p1218-drug-overdose.html

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-u-s-gun-deaths-compare-to-other-countries/

“How Many People Are Murdered With Assault Weapons Each Year?”