It's encouraging to note that according to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the year of the dog!
Politically, the United States finds itself in a period of unprecedented dysfunction. The Democratic and Republican parties are polarized to the point where legislative victories, like Obama-Care and the Tax Reform Act of 2017 pass through congress on strictly partisan votes, while the majority of items on the congressional agenda are mired in gridlock. To disenfranchised moderates the solution is obvious: an alternative moderate political party.
K9 is a political party, a way of life, and a guide to world peace consisting of 9 principles, all based upon the three attributes of dogs that make “man’s best friend” so special: unconditional love, simple needs, and readiness to defend. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if our political leaders were guided by these attributes? Wouldn't we be better people, and the world a safer place if all of us were guided by these attributes?
Adapted to national politics the K9 attributes become:
Fiscally Conservative, and
Adapted to international relations the K9 attributes become:
adapted to public policy and our personal lives, the K9 attributes become:
With the country so evenly divided, even a few articulate K9 representatives could unleash political gridlock by commitment towards compromise and incremental change. With a majority of K9s occupying the US Congress K9 representatives will have the power and moral strength to implement the 28th Constitutional Amendment: the Doctrine for Elimination of Excessive Privilege and Strategic Hierarchy of Intelligent Term-limits (I'll leave it to you to work out the acronym). This amendment will advance our great nation to a new era in politics with CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS, and an ELIMINATION OF GERRYMANDERING.
K9 is a coherent, harmonious, philosophical approach to politics based upon 9 PRINCIPLES that lead us to “the six results” of health, happiness, tolerance, security, peace, and freedom.
Please help us put an end the the evil forces of tyranny and apathy that are threatening the constitutional fundamentals of this great Nation. Spread the word and share our K9USA.org website with like-minded moderates on social media. Run for a congressional seat in your US Congressional district as a K9. Volunteer to support K9 candidates and recruit new K9 party members. Tweet about the K9 Movement. Contribute inspirational stories to "the paper". In California, become a registered K9 at registertovote.ca.gov.*
My 2020 Vision Campaign is to elect a majority of K9s to the US Congress and occupy the White House with a K9 candidate by year 2020, with half of our new K9 representatives as women.
I am an ophthalmologist, a biochemist, small business owner and visual artist, and K9 is my vision for a better world!
Donkeys and elephants have failed. It’s time for dogs to lead!
Robert Pendleton MD, PhD
* at the end of the form on registertovote.ca.gov, choose "other" from the party preference drop-down menu and type in "K9" to become a registered K9.