My name is Paul Sand and I am running for election to the Office of Governor of Idaho in 2022 on a common-sense progressive Libertarian platform. I live in White Bird, Idaho, pictured above.
I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I love you all. With this victory, we can move on to the real battle in November. Political parties are not the solution to anything. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution about a small group of people deciding who we can vote for. We can have an actual representative democracy without spending billions of your dollars pretending to fight each other.
Fifty-two years ago, I was 21 years old and was involved in antiwar activities at the University of Minnesota. Then, we graduated from college, got jobs, got married, raised families, and grew old, all while a constant parade of endless wars continued to march by. We are now escalating another war, but this one will not be endless, and it will not have a happy ending.
Nothing has changed, for the better, in 52 years. Humanity is now facing a binary choice. One or Zero. Do you want a long future of peace and prosperity or a short future of war and suffering?
My opinions are based on logical analysis. Logic is different than science in that it is unbiased and without emotion. There are two separate realities, what we’ve been told and the truth. Science is just conjecture based on who is paying their salaries and is peer reviewed by people who have the same credentials and the same bias. After ten years involving hundreds of man-years of effort and billions of dollars, measuring the weight of W bosons, the scientists declared that the results “literally means something fundamental in our understanding of nature is wrong”. Great, do we care?
Simple analysis of readily available population data shows that globally there are twice as many economically consumptive old people as young people and twice as many young people as economically productive jobs. Other than rolling back human productivity to pre-industrial revolution levels, the global economy is technically bankrupt. The production and distribution of food is now political power. The nuclear war option is now a logical option for rebooting our civilization. Remember, logic has no emotion and power has no conscience.
Civilizations that migrated all survived and civilizations that built permanent communities all failed, including ours. The ancestors of the natives of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas survived a million years living in harmony with their climate. The invention of owning land, owning water, and owning people was the downfall, not the dawn, of civilization.
The peace and prosperity option involves adapting to, and benefiting from the shifting climate with unfettered economic, energy, and agricultural development, free trade, and fair competition. Competition is the best way to fight inflation. Free migration of human resources is essential to our future global economic and social stability.
Carbon trading will add a corrupt layer to our energy economy, while pretending to save carbon. The state of Washington is setting aside 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve and plans to lease the carbon credits to carbon emitters. The 10,000 acres is less than an area four miles by four miles. The forest is not carbon negative, it is carbon neutral. It would be carbon negative only if you cut down the trees. By calling the forest carbon negative, it becomes a virtual fungible commodity that investors and gamblers can trade to make money from nothing, like crypto-currency, and it allows carbon emitting businesses to act like they are responsible.
We can’t eat trees. It will become necessary to release more carbon to grow more food. Cutting down old growth forests instantly removes 100% of that carbon from the biosphere and an additional 100% of that carbon goes into faster new growth. All the money involved in carbon trading goes directly into raising your energy and food costs. Oil companies know they have a finite commodity and are certainly willing to sell less oil for more profit.
As the core of the earth cools, our ice ages are getting longer. The last three were 60,000 years, 65,000 years, and the last was 100,000 years long. The inter-glacial periods are getting shorter. When the glacial periods were 60,000 years long, the inter-glacial periods lasted 40,000 years. Now we only get about 15,000 years of warmer climate. Modern humans survived the last two glacial periods and the last two inter-glacial periods, which were much hotter (+8 degrees Celsius) than anything we will experience in the future. Greenland was completely green, and the global population grew to about a billion people before the ice came and 99% of the population disappeared. Salmon evolved 20 million years ago during a very hot, ice-cap free, climate and are not native to the Columbia Basin rivers.
If we allow the global temperature to increase by about 5 degrees Celsius, then we can feed about 10 billion people and possibly cancel the next ice age altogether. The gloom and doom predictions by climate scientist are all a fabrication by the U. S. establishment to protect our global food supremacy. Canada and Russia will become the major global suppliers of food and energy. The Global Climate Initiative should be scrapped and if we all play in the same league by the same rules, NATO can go away too, and then we can get to work building a new future for humanity.
I support elimination of unneeded regulations
I oppose any new regulations
I support decentralization of federal activities
I oppose any expansion of federal activity
I support sanctions for irresponsible countries
I oppose any military intervention
i support eliminating tax on earned income
I oppose any new taxes
I support collecting sales tax from tourists
I oppose taxing Idaho residents and students
I support investing in economic growth
I oppose wasting resources on polarization
I support free trade, including China
I oppose trade wars
I support fair wages
I oppose required minimum wages
I support responsibility thru social activism
I oppose responsibility thru regulation
I support the your right to use your land
I oppose land use zoning
I support public lands
I oppose privatization of public lands
I support permits for connecting to utilities
I oppose being told how build your home
I support equal rights for everyone
I oppose equality for the few
I support economic opportunity for everyone
I oppose economic opportunity for the few
I support a public work program
I oppose welfare
I support ending the war on drugs
I oppose reductions in personal freedom
I support a public / private hybrid solution
I oppose Medicare for All
I support an online / in-person hybrid
I oppose ineffective education
I support allowing bankruptcy for bad loans
I oppose cancelling all student loans
I support ending gun violence
I oppose restricting gun ownership
I support the woman's right to decide
I oppose the government's right to decide
I support the dams
I oppose removing them
I support climate change, it is good for us
I oppose plastic recycling, it is bad for us
I support clean energy development
I oppose carbon trading