Candidate Profile: Dan Good
Candidacy Withdrawn on July 6, 2019
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This profile features candidate Dan Good.
Candidate Name: Dan Good
Contact E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign Slogan: Tomorrow’s Better Future Begins Today.
Candidacy Withdrawn on July 6, 2019
Discuss your background and why you think it would render you an effective President of the United States.
I am an American Army Veteran living across the nation and a father of two, hailing from Social Work, Emergency Medical, and Computer Engineer backgrounds.
What do you consider to be the most important aspects of transhumanism and the kinds of impacts it should have upon the world?
Improving the lives of others and advancing the progress of humanity.
What are the areas of the U.S. Transhumanist Party Platform that you identify most strongly with?
Cultural, societal support for significant life improvements with science and technology.
What are, in your view, some of the major problems in contemporary American society? How can transhumanism aid in resolving those problems?
General narrow views limit the resources for advancement to develop a better overall society.
Transhumanism is able to create purpose, improve health, reduce scarcity, and better fulfill needs for resources to remove scarcity.
In your view, what aspects of contemporary American politics work well? What aspects of contemporary American politics are broken or malfunctioning?
The Executive Branch and Judicial Branch work well for the most part; the Legislative Branch is broken.
If elected President of the United States, what policy measures will you pursue?
- Legislative Branch term limits (no greater than 12 years), with a goal for an implementation of Individual/Personal Legislative Avatars for all citizens to phase out and replace the elected Legislators.
- Education: Science/tech, higher-education/University grants in needed growth areas.
- Health: Streamline insurance to include transhuman advancements.
- Space Advances with a goal to achieve a sub-space population and Moon stations to push out to larger Solar System exploration; achievements in transhuman advancements will make this possible, and this is necessary
If elected President of the United States, what changes do you hope to achieve during your first term in office?
Term limits for the Legislative Branch with development of Legislative Avatars. Also Health Insurance inclusion for transhuman advancements.
What are your thoughts on the U.S. Constitution and its relevance and implications in the transhuman era? Are transhumanism and the current U.S. Constitution compatible?
Yes, but as the scope of the humanity expands, some areas will become obsolete, and others will need to be expanded.
A Transhumanist campaign for President is primarily an educational endeavor. What are the key insights about which you would like to educate the public during your campaign? How would you like to educate them?
The transhuman era is upon us and has been growing around us for quite some time and is a natural progression for humanity. I would like to have an open discussion to educate the public on the way to see how it is already around us, how it is a natural process for human progression, and how it will generate a better future.
Given that a President would need to act on behalf of the interests of the entire population, with regard to members of the public who are either not transhumanists or may be implicit transhumanists (but may not be familiar with or use that term), what would make you an effective candidate for appealing to them and representing their interests?
I’m down to earth, can communicate with all walks of life and meet them at their level to open the door to inspire the views for acceptance.