Richard Rowe

Help to Re-Forge America, with Richard Rowe for Congress (FL-03)

Industrial Progressives, the Old-School Party of Results

I’m a Progressive. But more than that, I’m the Industry Guy. The small business, mechanic, truck driver, opportunity-for-all and innovation Guy. The guy sitting at Charlie Horse with beer and laptop. Maybe, by you.

If you’ve read my story, you know I’ve seen the nasty side of life. It’s been a very, very long 39 years. But, that’s all in the Story. What you want to know is…what IS an “Industrial Progressive,” exactly? In short, we’re the old-school party of results…not identity.

For a more thorough explanation, click the link. Otherwise, here’s the two-page summary:

Our Platform

  • THE PRIME DIRECTIVE — Industrial Progressives do not, under any circumstances, take money from big corporate interests. We will work to further local business, because local business is part of the community. But that’s where it ends. We don’t take money from big corporate donors, or PACs to which they contribute. Either by direct donation, or maxing out individual donations. If your company trades on Wall Street, is part of a national franchise or has branch locations outside our constituency…then piss off. We don’t need your money, and don’t want it.

This is the Prime Directive, diamond etched into titanium-dipped tungsten carbide from now until forever. No Big Corporate money. Period.

  • Saving Capitalism from Itself — Capitalism does not exist in nature. It must be created, regulated and maintained to survive in a global economy. Otherwise, competition will die, innovation will cease and the whole damn system will eat itself alive. We want to regulate industry, control global corporate power, and restore America to the Small Business Economy that made it great to begin with.

  • Harnessing the Power of Industry to Serve Humanity — Capitalism is a big, stupid horse. Let it run wild, it’ll stomp your crops, destroy the farm and ultimately die of starvation. But put a harness on that same horse, direct it where you want it to go…suddenly it’s the most valuable tool on Earth. Industrial Progressives work to harness the power of industry to solve problems; we direct it, and guide its direction to deliver the results best suited not just for our survival…but its own.

  • Technological Solutions for Human Problems — Be it guns, abortion, election security or climate change…we’ve got the tech for that. Industrial Progressives are about maximizing personal freedom and opportunity, preserving rights and thinking outside the law to deliver the best solutions for everyone.

Some of our Specific Goals

  • Industrial Reform — A massive slate of regulatory strategies and tax plans meant to shift power from Wall Street to Main Street. Away from major corporations, and into American towns and cities. Toward smaller businesses, competitive startups and independent innovators. This is how we create jobs, get out of the Cheap Crap Game with China, end the self-destructive cycle of consumerism and craft a sustainable economy of opportunity for everyone.

  • End Corruption and Election Fraud – Nothing matters more than this. No corruption or corporate PAC money; free, fair, convenient and secure elections for everyone. We’ve got an app for that.

  • Green New Jobs – New industry happens when we make it happen, and I intend to do exactly that. Florida is perfectly positioned to become a clean energy colossus, an industrial powerhouse and global center for new technology. All it takes is a few good ideas, and the will to see them through.

  • Medicare for All – It’ll save $2 trillion over ten years, provide better insurance than you can buy from any company today and cover everyone in the country. I’ve watched too many loved ones suffer and die from lack of healthcare. Screw insurance companies. HARD. Vultures and parasites, the lot of them.

  • Criminal Justice Reform – It’s time to dismantle the Injustice Machine. End the failed War on Drugs, no more Ticket-to-Pocket pipeline or corporate prisons, kill forever the Prohibition-Era Plea Bargain at the core of it all, and give our law enforcement heroes the money, training, tools and oversight needed to ensure they act as the heroes they were meant to be.

You can find original articles and ideas on these and many more issues you care about at our main directory page, here:

We look forward to working with you to re-forge this great nation into the place it always should have been. The America our founders envisioned; a place of freedom, opportunity and justice for all.

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