American Delta Party Platform and Reform Party Platform 2016

Rocky De La Fuenta, with Michael Steinberg as his vice-presidential running mate, is the founder of the American Delta Party. These two candidates have also secured the endorsement of, and presidential nomination from, the Reform Party which opens up ballot access in three additional states.

At the time of this writing the De La Fuenta-Steinberg ticket has ballot access in 36 states which means the potential for 366 electoral votes, with further additions anticipated. That’s already well over the minimum 270 electoral votes required to become president, making your vote the only thing standing between these two candidates and the White House. Here is where ballot access stands at the time of this writing:

States with full ballot access – if you live in any of these states you will see De La Fuenta and Steinberg on your ballot:

  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Write-in states – if you live in any of the following places, to make your vote count you will need to manually write Rocky De La Fuenta and Michael Steinberg on your ballot by hand; you won’t see their names anywhere on your list:

  • Alabama (pending lawsuit)
  • Arizona
  • California (pending lawsuit)
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia (anticipated)
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maryland (pending lawsuit)
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New York
  • Oregon (pending lawsuit)
  • Pennsylvania (pending lawsuit)
  • South Dakota (anticipated pending lawsuit)
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Washington (pending lawsuit)

Pending lawsuits – the De La Fuenta-Steinberg campaign has lawsuits pending in these states for ballot access of some kind. Stay tuned:

  • Hawaii
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Not on the ballot – if you live in any of these states then you cannot vote for the De La Fuenta-Steinberg candidates:

  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Supported by two parties, De La Fuenta and Steinberg advance the platforms of both the American Delta Party and the Reform Party.

American Delta Party Platform 2016 | De La Fuenta Platform 2016 – (click here for the Reform Party Platform below) (top)

As the founder of the American Delta Party, Rocky De La Fuenta was personally involved in creating its platform, which states positions on the following issues:

Election reform

  • Ballot access laws should be uniform throughout the nation
  • All candidates should have the same requirements to get on the ballot in each state
  • Third party ballot access regulations should not be punitive
  • If a state or national party decides to have their own non-standardized rules or standards for candidates in their own party, this party should not have access to taxpayer funding or tax exemptions
  • Make voter registration easier using tools like email
  • Predicate poll locations on number of registered voters in an area
  • Post election observers at central servers when electronic voting is used
  • Automatic audits should be triggered by statistical models
  • Random audits and recounts

Foreign policy

  • Provide for the general defense of the United States
  • Only exercise military capabilities when it is necessary to provide for the common defense

Energy

  • Favors a strategy that ultimately replaces non-renewable energy with renewable energy
  • Recognize that technological evolution does not occur through regulations
  • Incentivize technological advancement

Education

  • Favors K-12 curricula that encourages critical thinking
  • Provide K-12 education that is equal among the advantaged as well as disadvantaged, instead of having an affirmative action system
  • Provide government assistance to states and universities without strings attached
  • Provide federally-funded scholarships based on academic performance
  • Link student loan repayments to the contribution for national needs in critical sectors
  • Make vocational training more attractive

Economic policies

  • Separate the federal government from the influence of lobbyists
  • Restrict federal spending to only provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States
  • Allow states to address issues not specified in the Constitution
  • Index the federal budget to the prior year’s GDP
  • Mandate a biannual federal budget that must be submitted on a timely basis and free from continuing resolutions
  • Share non-classified taxpayer-funded technologies with the private sector

Defense

  • Serving as the world’s police force is unconstitutional
  • Withdraw military from countries where it has not been requested
  • Concentrate on maintaining military superiority through technological advancement
  • Favors military capabilities that can project force more rapidly
  • Invest in defending against cyber attacks
  • Use superior logistics to support global humanitarian relief efforts, such as during natural disasters
  • Improve the military’s procurement system to reduce acquisition costs

Federal government

  • Create greater operating efficiency in the government
  • View the government as a private-sector entity that must compete in a global market
  • Favors the people acting as shareholders for the government
  • Favors expanding the Inspectors General program
  • Emphasize using communication technology rather than government travel for meetings
  • Consider term limits for additional positions outside the presidency
  • Restrict or eliminate the influence of lobbyists, especially the practice of employing former government officials
  • Eliminate redundancy and contradiction in US Code and agency regulations
  • Force a debate on critical issues, such as immigration

Social issues, healthcare, and retirement

  • Have a fully-vetted and informed discussion about programs like Social Security, healthcare reform, and minimum wage
  • Limit the scope of federal intervention into personal liberties
  • Allow states to address what is not specified to the federal government

Reform Party Platform 2016 – (back to the American Delta Party Platform) (top)

  • Constitutional rights – founding documents were created to prevent the consolidation of power in the hands of the government, and to protect citizens’ inherent freedoms
  • Education – every child should have equal access and accountability for education; teachers and administrators must be held accountable for student learning and should be paid according to their demonstrable contribution
  • Energy policy – favors energy independence, which means investing in existing sources of domestic energy as well as in new forms of renewable energy
  • Environmental policy – safeguarding of natural resources must be balanced with the need for economic development and a look at long-term impact
  • Fiscal responsibility – end federal deficit spending and only fund federal services that are absolutely required
  • Foreign policy – use force only as a last resort when there is a clear threat to US prosperity and support our allies only when they ask and we can afford
  • Government and ethics – must be a stronger separation between elected officials, lobbying, and special interest groups
  • Job creation – calls for the repeal or revision of current trade deals and emphasize that American citizens’ economic security has precedent over any trade policy
  • National security – favors the ability to monitor and manage all border traffic and crossings
  • Personal healthcare – favors healthcare reform that includes physician accountability, elimination of superfluous medical lawsuits, reduced cost, plus the provision of adequate coverage and quality of care
  • Social issues – purposely does not take a stance on values issues like abortion and gay marriage
  • Tax policy – no special interest tax policies, eliminate corporate welfare, and exclude loopholes

Additional Information

You can find more details about the De La Fuenta-Steinberg ticket, as well as the source of all material on this webpage, through these links:

(American Delta Party Platform)

(Reform Party Platform)

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Rocky De La Fuenta graphic courtesy https://www.rocky2016.com (fair use), Reform Party graphic courtesy http://www.reformparty.org/ (fair use), American Delta Party graphic courtesy http://americandeltaparty.com/ (fair use)