Quran burning pastor Terry Jones, last seen protesting Sharia law outside the White House and accidentally setting off his gun during a trip to Michigan, is getting ready to light up the presidential race.
A press release from Jones’ Stand Up For America Now announced his bid for the White House on Wednesday.
The kicker: stopping Sharia law — or anything anti-Muslim related — didn’t even make his platform. In fact, his views would be pretty mainstream in the GOP presidential field:
1. Stop overspending immediately. We are now overspending by 4 billion dollars a day.
2. Balance the budget. If this is not done, then we will experience a total collapse of our economy and way of life.
3. Reduce military spending. All military on foreign soil should be brought back immediately and all future involvement of military on foreign soil should not be engaged until our country has become economically strong again. The security of our nation must be reexamined and our military spending must be cut by several billion dollars.
4. Deport all illegals. We must immediately begin the deportation of the 20 million illegal aliens living in our country. This would be an operation similar to what Eisenhower did to provide jobs for the soldiers who were coming home after the war.
5. Also saving us 400 billion dollars per year.
6. Reduce corporate taxes. Our corporate taxes are the highest in the world. Corporate taxes must be reduced immediately in order to encourage people to start new businesses and existing corporations to expand, thus producing the jobs that are needed.
7. Reduce bureaucracy. We must reexamine the bureaucracy of our government and businesses. We are dying and drowning in bureaucracy, rules and regulations. Companies must be held accountable for the consumer’s protection, but the over-control and overkill that we have is destroying our companies.
But don’t worry, Jones hasn’t sold out. “Please financially support us as we continue our stand against radical Islam,” the press release states.
So far Jones hasn’t filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. He’s got 15 days from when he becomes a candidate, which doesn’t happen until he raises $5,000.