Elect Rob Hostetler
First The People

Campaign Issues

I would like to receive your feedback on what issues in CD-20 is important to you. Remember I will be working for you. As a US Representative I feel I need to represent all of my constituents – not just the ones who voted for me or donated to my campaign. There is no reason why we cannot come to some type of compromise. 

I feel we need to get away from political extremism and not be so rigid where we can’t come to an equitable consensus. We all need to be open-minded. 

Some of my ideas listed below are new and untested. However, the old ways of doing business are not working. 

Education Reform:

There have been attempts to fix our education system by bigger government involvement. You may have heard the “No Child Left Behind”. Instead of improving our education standards, the quality of education has suffered tremendously. Our public schools have become indoctrination centers instead of providing a quality education. We must get back to the basics of education that will challenge our students to excel in life. One way to do that would be to phase out the socialist Common Core Curriculum. It needs to be replaced with a new curriculum where students are educated to think instead of a memorization exercise. We need to get away from the mentality that the State knows better than the parents.

I propose a Presidential Education Commission to develop a new curriculum that is developed by the best minds in the education field. We must encourage all students to achieve a post-secondary education by attending a two or four-year degree program.  Vocation education programs need to be strengthened for those students who want to enter the workforce after high school. 

Many colleges have become unaffordable to many and those who do obtain student loans are burdened with a major debt when they are just starting off in life. Efforts need to be made to eliminate the greed in the costly post-secondary education programs. An accredited government contracted online college degree programs can be established to help reduce the cost of a higher education and to provide some competition.


Border Security

The mainstream media for decades now have been reporting that there are approximately 11 million people who are illegally residing in this country. Recently those numbers were changed to reflect 25 million. Realistically that number is closer to over 55 million illegals now in this country. This has become an epidemic.  

“Open borders are another way of wealth redistribution but on a global level. It shifts the poorest from nations that have too many to the ones that don't, thus passing the burden to wealthier countries. The problem with this clever and sneaky way of redistributing wealth is that eventually all countries will level out on the lower end, instead of the opposite.” *

Decades ago, former President Nixon had launched a War on Drugs where that battle continues today. There was much money to be made on the War on Drugs and it was never meant to be won.  Because we have a porous border, drugs from Mexico and guns from the United States went back and forth. Law enforcement would later nab the drug runners and seize their property, cash and other assets totaling billions of dollars every year.  It was a cost of doing business for the drug cartels. Both sides are happy.

With this War on Drugs, it has wreaked havoc on the Mexican people through much violence by the drug cartels. Government officials are on the payroll for the drug cartels. Mexico has become a failed state where many are suffering. Under the Bush and Obama administrations Congress had written legislation (not passed) to build a wall along the southern border. It wasn’t raciest back then. It was cleverly concocted that DHS would receive an additional $10 billion a year to finance construction of this wall. However, the Secretary of DHS would have the discretion to use this money to build a wall or to use it for other purposes – the likely scenario.

With this porous border are many people who are crossing to cause harm to our nation. Besides, the drug cartels, there are those from Somalia, Central and South America, Asia and other parts of the world. ISIS has a stronghold in Mexico. We need to keep the troublemakers out.

I support building a wall along our southern border as our first line of defense. Congress needs to do their jobs and provide the funding.  We need to end the violence along our border towns here in the United States and our friendly neighbor to the south, Mexico.



The Failed State of Mexico

I believe it is in the best interest of our nation that the people of Mexico enjoy the benefits of a thriving economy without the violence by the drug cartels. Many people are suffering, and they are fleeing their country. I believe steps that can be taken to end the poverty and hopelessness in Mexico. But first, there needs to be cooperation between the two governments.  Our immigration laws can be modified to show compassion to the Mexican people where instead of sneaking across our border, they come through our front door, legally. There can only be one type of immigration and that is done – legally.

The Republicans may argue with me that we need a merit based system for immigration. I disagree with that notion. Less emphasis should be placed on education and economic levels to more of a compassionate level. We want to attract good people to enter our country who are willing to work to achieve their dreams and goals.

When the violence ends in Mexico, that nation can experience an economic revival. It will also be good for the United States where Mexico will become a valuable trade partner and in our national security interests.


Economic Prosperity Act

There will need to be some paradigms changed in creating a new economic and monetary system. I have no expectations that my proposed Economic Prosperity Act will be adopted but I am planting the seeds for a future implementation. See ECONOMIC PROSPERITY ACT.

Details to be released at a later date.


Term Limits and Campaign Finance Reform

I am proposing Term Limits in my Fair Elections Amendment. I also have no expectations that this proposed Constitutional Amendment will be adopted. I am planting the seeds for future implementation. This proposed amendment will solve so many problems in our country while restoring our Republic and instilling integrity in our political process. See FAIR ELECTIONS AMENDMENT.

Details to be released at a later date. 


Legalization of Industrial Hemp

At one time the U.S. greenbacks (USD) were printed on hemp paper. Hemp is part of the cannabis plant. However, it cannot be smoked. There are many valuable uses for hemp. Some products are paper, plastic, oil, construction wood, hempcrete (cement), clothing, medicines and the list goes on. Hemp releases four times the amount of oxygen when compared to trees. Hemp can also be grown as a rotation crop that enriches the soil with nutrients.

Hemp needs to be legalized in all fifty states. I will propose or support legislation to make it legal.  


Ban on Water Fluoridation  

Sodium fluoride is an industrial waste product. It is used in our municipal water plants as medication in our water supplies. Fluoride is toxic and very harmful to the human body. I will support legislation banning the dumping of sodium fluoride in our water supplies.


Veteran Support

We must do much more to support our veterans. Many veterans need our help and to honor them, none of them should be living homeless in the streets. Within my proposed Economic Prosperity Act, the creation of Community Support Centers can provide relief to our veterans.


Political Reform


Today we find ourselves with the most corrupt people governing our nation from both political parties. Our system of government has become dysfunctional. Could it be that our “systems” are old? We most definitely see that our political

Today we find ourselves with the most corrupt people governing our nation from both political parties. Our system of government has become dysfunctional. Could it be that our “systems” are old? We most definitely see that our political system is broke and no longer is working for We the People of the United States. There are ‘systems’ that are breaking down such as our Governmental, Banking, and Insurance institutions. Big Pharma is out of control with its deadly vaccines and medicines. Something needs to be done to fix our ‘systems’. But can we as a nation trust our career politicians to fix the problems that they created?

If we do not learn from the mistakes of our past, then we will continue making the same mistakes until we do so. Perhaps we can do something different. We should begin using some ‘common sense’ and see how that works out.

If we do not engage in political reform then the same problems/issues will exist for many more years. Political reform will be my number one focus. We fix this gigantic monster then many other issues will be easily resolved.

Book – FIRST THE PEOPLE /Radical Solutions

As promised this book has been published. In this book I have included realistic radical solutions in resolving Health Care, Social Security, Climate Change and certain elements of my proposed Economic Prosperity Act to include a new type of economic system that will work for everyone. A more comprehensive details will be provided at a later date before the November General Election, provided I am still in contention in this race. 

Update: Feb 14th, 2020. I have revised this book to include my proposed Economic Prosperity Act.