We are Team America, looking to adjust our government back to the needs of the people. Steven Machat is our first candidate who really exemplifies the values we believe need to be introduced in our government to help the people of the 21st Century to live the American Dream.
21st Century Social Contract
As Jefferson wrote in the 1820’s, “Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment but I know laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered. Institutions must advance also and keep past with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat that fit him like a boy as a civilized society to remain under the regime of their barbarous ancestors”.
A genius of his time, his whole generation created the American Revolution and built a nation out of thirteen independent states we now dedicate our energy and time to making the social contract of the 21st Century. Let’s define government to help keep our communities strong and include this generation’s form of capitalism to keep our creativity flowing, so that we remain the greatest country in the world. I believe we need a second bill of rights, like what FDR tried to provide in 1944. Those rights are very simple to understand and implement. We all need the ability to pursue individual happiness and to be members of a society that thrives with health, wealth and safety in all our communities.
- The right to a useful and remunerative job with a living wage.
- Transact business in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies of business or individuals at home or abroad.
- Nationalize our federal reserve so it works for the best interest of our USA community, not personal pocket books. To reenact the Glass-Steagall protection that prevents other commercial banks from gambling our money away.
- Create a provision where all laws will be equally applied to everyone, no matter who you are or your social status. This goes for taxes and criminal laws and proceedings, as well as an immigration law that allows others to come and make our country great.
- Everyone of all ages is entitled to a free education and to finance this right without the penalties of paying interest to a third party banking system.
- The right to health care. We need to have coverage for all Americans, let’s build on Obama Care and not tear it down.
This one thing I know to be true, equality is everything. That was the original idea for America and that is my plan 100% equality for this century.
-Steven Machat, Independent Candidate for US Senate, Florida
CANDIDATE STEVEN MACHAT - US SENATE
It is easier to destroy jobs than create new ones. Modern economics-trade in goods and services is a substitute for labor and capital. One out of seven americans who want work can not find it. Regulate the banks jobs. We must do what is right and not just what is convenient
We must stop subsidizing the big firms and start feeding the poor and misfortunate. Exporting food while our people starve? Just doesn’t make sense. Let’s re-initiate Roosevelt four freedoms 1) freedom from want, 2) freed from fear and 3) freedom of worship and 4) freedom of speech.
The 21st social contract requires democracy and capitalism. One vote and rules and regulations that make the banks act properly as referees not players.
Globalization needs global rules that are equal to all. Regulations that allow the setup of a foreign company to only be able to do what a US company can do. Copyrights and patents are suppose to balance the intellectual protection vs. the need to know. US Trade Representation needs to stop. regulations are not fair and must be equal. World Trade Organization has patent laws that must go.
Right to life should not be based on the ability to pay. Pay drug companies but cut medicare? Re-initiate the patents for DNA.
All knowledge is based on prior knowledge so making knowledge less available on the inventions of the world is stopped. Quest for knowledge is the motivator not gain. Violence and horizontal inequities that make economic stratification with race, ethnicity, religion or region, jails and lowlifes. Education would eliminate the war on poverty and protect the middle class. Lack of education is the consequence of inequality.
Steven is an unconventional Independent candidate, he is a deal maker, social activist and an avid historian.
His business life has brought him to all six continents where he has represented the famous music icons of different countries and languages. He knows the people of our world. Their desires. Their laws and their media like no candidate ever has.
Steven has a traditional law background, and became politically involved with Phil Walden of Capricorn Records helping to elect Jimmy Carter for President in the mid 70’s.
At Vanderbilt he got his feet wet in the real legal system as a Public Defender in Davidson County TN for 2 years. Then he began his commercial career in 1978 as a law partner with his father the late Marty Machat at their law firm Machat & Machat in NY, LA & London.
Steven is a seasoned traveler, through his travels he produced, executive produced, promoted, marketed as well as legally protected his clients. He has discovered music, culture, and history by living all over the world which gives him a unique ‘world citizen’ view.
In addition, Steven has ventured in the creative and business process in theater, movies and movie soundtracks, such as, “Elvis” West London Production, “Private Lives” with Elizabeth Taylor, “Flashdance”, “Streetfighter”, “Judge Dredd”, Stan Lee Properties, “HOPE” an album with the Dali Lama dedicated to Peace and the award winning musical documentary “Bird on a Wire” about Leonard Cohen’s travels from Dublin Ireland to Tel Aviv Israel.
Steven Machat has legally represented, managed and produced some of the biggest pop culture icons of today in the entertainment business, such as The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Ozzy Osbourne, Bobby Brown, Leonard Cohen and new artists from Sweden, Yung Lean and The Sad Boys.