by Emmett R Smith
He is not a Libertarian, but he lived in Alaska for many years, was a Senator for Alaska for two terms, and most of all he is a witty man, with a pawky sly sense of humor indeed:
On the issues Senator Mike Gravel is a great proponent of direct democracy, something that is indeed technically more-than-possible in an internet age, and he is a social liberal, flat taxer and supports national healthcare, on an indexed not-for-profit basis.
He wants to see Social Security put onto a cash basis, with funds invested in the market — predictably a hard sell now in the wake of the greedy opportunism on a multitude of levels during the mostly-deliberately mishandled Bush watch, from the thieving and vicious, obviously criminal, Halliburton Corporation on down to your smalltown smallwitted mortgage-banker.
Otherwise, if elected President, he says that he will pull out all US forces from Iraq within 120 days and explore diplomatic solutions to that region’s problems:
The texture of his political thought over a long life — Mike Gravel was born in 1930 — in other words is that of an American original:
I can in fact see a great deal of value in a flat national sales tax, were it brought in together with a balanced-budget amendment. For more information, you may read about Senator Mike Gravel here:
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 17 March 2008]