Each candidate for President is entitled to submit a statement of up to 250 words to the Secretary of State, who publishes them on her website. This is Stewart Alexander’s statement (click here for the original).
I am Stewart Alexander, candidate for President of the United States. The 2012 election, to elect the next president of the United States, will be the most consequential election within the past 200 years of this nation. So much is at stake to include world peace. With the passage of the U.S. Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling giving corporations the same rights as people has taken the U.S. government from a police state, to a military state, to corporate ownership. Today, the American people are without leadership; the three branches of government in Washington DC only represent Wall Street, corporate America and billionaires. This has occurred at a time when working people are most vulnerable. The nation is in the worse recession ever; poverty and homelessness is on the increase, wages are declining at a rapid pace and working people are living from check to check. Today, we do not have the financial resources to fight for our freedoms; we only have solidarity and determination. Against all the odds, we must send a message to Washington DC and Wall Street that working people will not surrender our Constitution and freedoms to the 1 percent minority in this society. This is why I am asking working people to give me your support in 2012, to be a voice for working people, to protect labor, our human rights and freedoms. Election 2012, Vote Stewart Alexander for President.