My name is Bob McNeil, a concerned, patriotic, American citizen who is running for President of the United States in the November 2016 election.
My mission will be to lead the peaceful, legal, Constitutional, â€œ21st Century American Revolutionâ€, the purpose of which will be to reverse 100 years of assaults on our freedoms by the professional politicians in Washington, D.C.
From conversations with people all over the country, I have concluded that too many Americans are still asleep, unaware, or worse, simply donâ€™t care about the severity of the problems facing our nation. Between now and 2016, my job will be to educate them about the solutions I plan to put forth and give them, and every freedom-loving American someone and something to vote FOR.
I will enter the 2016 race as a candidate representing the American Citizen Party, a common sense alternative to the Democrat and Republican parties, who have clearly demonstrated that they value the wishes of lobbyists over the will of the People.
My candidacy will be based on the principles of personal responsibility, self- determination, and freedom for all American citizens. I draw my inspiration from a belief in the Creator, the wisdom and truth in the writings of the Founding Fathers, the power of the Declaration of Independence, and the exceptional governing model set forth in the United States Constitution.
You should know that I didnâ€™t just show up on the political scene. I ran for President in 2008 as an independent write-in candidate, receiving an untold number of votes from across the country. That experience, and the support I received, encouraged me to run again.
As a bit of background, in 2007, as a man with above-average intelligence and a love for freedom, I asked myself this question:
â€œGathering all of the knowledge, skills and resources I possess, what plan would I write to change the course of my country, restore freedom to ALL American citizens, and transform the United States into the global model of freedom and prosperity that the Founding Fathers intended?â€
With that mindset, I sat down in front of a blank computer screen with a copy of the Constitution beside me and began. Further research led me to the writings of the Founders, giving me insight into their original intent when they set about the task of designing our Nation. Add to that my analysis of the budget of the Federal government, and the history of some of the programs contained therein, and I arrived at the following conclusion:
Our countryâ€™s problems are the result of our straying from the Constitution over the last 100 years. And, the only solution possible is to return to it.
In particular, Iâ€™m talking about adhering to the original clauses regarding taxation, the primary means by which the Federal government is funded.
The U. S. Constitution, ratified on June 21, 1788, provides for only two kinds of Federal taxes: Indirect, which must follow the â€œrule of uniformityâ€, and Direct, which must follow the â€œrule of apportionmentâ€, as follows:
Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: â€œThe Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;â€
Article I, Section 2, Clause 3: â€œRepresentatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included in this Union, according to their respective Numbersâ€¦..â€
Article I, Section 9, Clause 4: â€œNo Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.â€
But, on February 3, 1913, the Constitution was turned on its head with the ratification of the 16th Amendment, which states the following:
â€œThe Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.â€
Along with the 16th Amendment came the Income Tax Act of 1913 that gave birth to our 100 year-old progressive income tax system, which has stolen our wealth and, through the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) has made us fearful of our Government, the one thing the Founding Fathers never intended.
Add to that the Corporate Income Tax of 1909 (which we pay when we buy products), the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 (which led to the printing of fiat currency and the dollarâ€™s loss in value), the Social Security Act of 1935, the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 (paycheck withholding), the Social Security Act of 1965 (Medicare), the Social Security Act of 1965 (Medicaid), Capital Gains Taxes, Inheritance Taxes, and Gift Taxes, and it is clear that we live today under confiscatory tax laws that were passed long before most of us were born.
The purpose of the 21st Century American Revolution will be to:
Peacefulâ€¦ Constitutionalâ€¦ Legalâ€¦. just as the Founders intended.
In addition to my presidential run, I intend to rally a sufficient number of freedom-loving American citizens to vote for American Citizen Party candidates to replace the professional politicians and begin repealing the laws that have taken our freedoms from us. The first phase of that mission will occur in 2016, will continue into 2018, and be complete by 2020â€¦.. if you do your part.
I now direct you to the American Citizen Party website for more information about how YOU can and must get involved to bring about true, lasting change to our country.
But, before you go, make a note in your calendar to vote for BOB McNEIL for President on November 8, 2016.
Should you question my qualifications, let me just say that I meet the only two qualifications for President set forth in Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5 of the U.S. Constitution:1. I am a natural born citizen, and; 2. I have reached the age of 35.
The documents shown in the "Personal Documents" tab on this website prove that, and also offer proof that I possess the intelligence, patriotism, character, American values, and life experience necessary for a President representing all American citizens.
And remember, a vote based in principle, and cast with conviction, is not a wasted vote. It is the most powerful weapon on earth.
For greater insight, please take a few minutes to watch this short video giving you a glimpse into "The Life of Bob McNeil.... so far".
Robert A. McNeil
Also known as "RAM" (my initials)
My friends and family call me Bob.
January 23, 1949
Place of Birth
Divorced in 1983
Single by choice
Father: Russell A. McNeil
Died in 2005 at age 80
Mother: Hilton L. McNeil
Died in 2013 at age 86
U.S. Marine Corps
Accountant, former internal auditor, and currently an independent business consultant responsible for multimillion dollar financial reviews of multi-billion dollar domestic and global corporations.
Department of Justice Security Clearance