I am declaring my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States. My name is John Kremer. I’m a 70-year-old white male, married, no children, two dogs. I am a book author, book publisher, and book marketing expert. I have run my own publishing business for over 35 years.
I am a Stevenson/Kennedy Democrat, an old-time decent Democrat who cares what happens to this country. I love the ideas and programs of Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr. (twice a presidential candidate in the 1950s) and John F. Kennedy (U.S. President).
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The Homeless — My main campaign theme will be doing something for the homeless population in America. It’s high time we start to help those who are homeless in Los Angeles, homeless in San Francisco, homeless in Seattle, homeless in Chicago, homeless in New York, homeless in small towns and big cities around our country.
Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. — John F. Kennedy
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. — John F. Kennedy
Foreign Affairs — We must continue to lead the world by focusing on human rights, the right of people to determine their own governments. We must continue to be a beacon of peace and freedom. I am not a big fan of wars to solve problems.
Our first, our greatest, our most relentless purpose is peace, for without peace there is nothing. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
We must face the fact that the United States is neither omnipotent nor omniscient; that we are only 6% of the world’s population; that we cannot impose our will upon the other 94% of mankind; that we cannot right every wrong or reverse every adversity; and that therefore there cannot be an American solution to every world problem. — John F. Kennedy
The Economy — We must do what we can to protect our American workers and farmers, our service employees and our government employees, our artists and our thinkers. We must keep our economy strong. We must not over-regulate the economy. We must not over-tax our people.
We mean by politics the people’s business—the most important business there is. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. — John F. Kennedy
Climate Change — We must do everything we can to clean our air and water, to minimize our use of energy, to slow down any change in climate. But we shouldn’t do it with harebrained schemes and job-destroying policies.
We all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s futures. And we are all mortal. — John F. Kennedy
Immigration — We must develop and implement a smart immigration policy — to prevent tragedies and deaths at the border, to safeguard our jobs, to safeguard our health, to cut funding to the drug cartels, and to allow us to integrate immigrants into our society rather than having them hide in fear around the country.
Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clear hands and a clear conscience. — John F. Kennedy
Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life. — John F. Kennedy
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
Abortion — I oppose abortion absolutely. I am pro-life. I believe fetuses are human babies independent of their mothers’ bodies and worthy of being given the full protection afforded to every human: the right to life, the right to exist, the right to be born, the right not to be killed.
Now, on the question of limiting population: as you know the Japanese have been doing it very vigorously, through abortion, which I think would be repugnant to all Americans. — John F. Kennedy
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather, it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. — John F. Kennedy
I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
Big Spending — We have to stop creating government programs for every problem. Some problems cannot—and have not—been solved by government edict. We must stop taxing our people to death.
Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. — John F. Kennedy
The ever expanding power of the federal government, the absorption of many of the functions that states and cities once considered to be responsibilities of their own, must now be a source of concern to all. — John F. Kennedy
Every dollar released from taxation that is spent or invested will help create a new job and a new salary. And these new jobs and new salaries can create other jobs and other salaries and more customers and more growth for an expanding American economy. — John F. Kennedy
Free Speech — I am for free speech. Absolute. Without freedom to talk about ideas, problems, solutions, causes, people, etc., we cannot solve the problems our country and our world are facing.
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
Freedom of Religion — I am for freedom of religion. I support all religions, all religious beliefs, all the yearning to fulfill our spiritual selves. I oppose bigotry, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, anti-Christianity, anti-atheism.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Where it’s safe to say what’s on your mind, especially when everyone disagrees. Where it’s safe to believe what you believe, especially when everyone else’s beliefs stand elsewhere. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
The American character has been not only religious, idealistic, and patriotic, but because of these it has been essentially individual. — John F. Kennedy
The Free Press — I am a firm believer in a free, unbiased, objective press. It is the well-spring of safety for our society. The media can make mistakes. They are not perfect. But they are essential to a free society.
The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. — John F. Kennedy
Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. — John F. Kennedy
When you sling mud, you lose ground. — Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
I will choose a woman to be my vice-president, not because it is the trending thing to do, but because there are so many capable women who would do an incredible job as President. I am enamored of the political women currently running. I don’t think most of them are fit to be President. Many, of course, will also judge me as not fit. That is as it may be.
I will only serve one term so my vice president can run as the current vice president and have a clear path to the presidency.