'America First 2.0': Vivek Ramaswamy Continues to Impress, Rolls out Bold 25-Point Plan

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Demonstrably anti-woke 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy was back in the news on Friday, and unlike some other presidential candidates, when the 37-year-old multibillionaire entrepreneur makes news, it’s good news — for the Republican Party, that is, assuming the GOP pays attention.


As I suggested in a Wednesday article titled This Beat-Down’s for You, Bud: Vivek Ramaswamy Blasts Dylan Mulvaney Madness and ‘Gender Insanity Cult’, Ramaswamy is already turning heads.

Obviously brilliant, Ramaswamy’s crisp articulation of the issues and ability to incisively communicate his positions has gained national attention for one simple reason: He means what he says, he’s not afraid to say what he thinks, and he doesn’t give a damn about butthurt naysayers on the left.

The bottom line, here, is Vivek Ramaswamy makes too much sense for Republicans to overlook.

As reported by Breitbart on Friday, Ramaswamy’s campaign exclusively shared his 25-point “America First 2.0” platform with the media, which is also available on Ramaswamy’s official campaign website. From start to finish, the policy points are not only bold; they’re exactly what America needs to break the destructive cycle of Joe Biden and the Democrats’ radical policies of the last 15 months.

Ramaswamy’s 25-point plan is organized into five main categories: Revive American National Identity, Unleash the American Economy: Achieve >5% GDP Growth, Declare Independence from Communist China, Dismantle Managerial Bureaucracy, and End Weaponization of Government & Financial Markets.

Among the most striking:

One — Revive American National Identity

  • Use the military, including drones, to secure our southern border
  • End affirmative action: repeal Lyndon Johnson’s executive order 11246
  • Protect American children: ban addictive social media under age 16 & gender confusion “care” for minors
  • Make political expression a civil right & end unlawful DEI indoctrination
  • Withhold federal funding for cities that refuse to protect Americans from violent crime

You in? Policy-wise, that is? It gets better.

Three — Declare Independence from Communist China

  • Hold the CCP accountable for Covid-19: use all financial levers
  • Achieve semiconductor independence: secure our modern way of life
  • Stop CCP affiliates from buying American land
  • Use our military to annihilate Mexican drug cartels: defend against the CCP’s opium war
  • Ban U.S. businesses from expanding in China until the CCP stops cheating

The insanity of Biden’s “China’s not gonna eat our lunch, man” ignorance can be encapsulated within the third bullet point of the second category. Why in the hell does the United States allow a rising communist dictatorship with a stated objective of dominating — if not outright controlling — the world’s economy to continue buying up American land and properties, some of it close to sensitive government sites?

Here’s more, via Breitbart:

The final central theme of Ramaswamy’s policy platform (End Weaponization of Government & Financial Markets) promises to pardon “defendants of politicized prosecutions.”

Former President Donald Trump, who was arrested last week on an indictment that Ramaswamy says was “politically motivated,” is listed as one such individual, as well as Ricky Mackey, who was convicted two weeks ago of “election interference in the 2016 presidential race after posting a satirical meme on Twitter.

From there, Ramaswamy envisions holding Congress to account over its “hush money’ fund” — which has shelled out millions in workplace settlements to staffers – and making public disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s client list.


Ramaswamy also vows to end Biden’s insane Environmental Social and Governance investing rule, which gives fund managers the freedom to consider left-wing causes like climate change when choosing retirement investments. As a 30-year registered investment advisor, I can say with experience that the ESG rule is a direct violation of a money manager’s fiduciary responsibility to manage investment assets solely in the interest of investors and beneficiaries, which includes unbiased diversification and minimizing large losses.

You can read more of Ramaswamy’s 25-point plan on the campaign’s website, which I linked to, earlier in the article.

As I suggested at the top, Vivek Ramaswamy makes way too much sense — and the specifics of his platform appeal to tens of millions of Americans fed up with the radical destruction of Biden and the Democrat Party — to be overlooked by Republican voters.

The Bottom Line

The question, this far out from the 2024 presidential election, is if Ramaswamy can generate enough attention and ultimately support to win the nomination. I have to believe, given other — let’s call them “dynamics” — of the upcoming Republican primaries, the answer will be no. At least in 2024, that is.

But… and maybe it’s a big but [no pun intended or aspersions toward any other candidates], a DeSantis-Ramaswamy ticket in 2024 would be lights-out awesome, in my not-so-humble opinion. And lemme say this about that, to the usual suspects who delight in calling me everything from “TDS-afflicted” to a “MAGA-hating, communist-infested piece of garbage” —which is still my fave:


I am not anti-Trump; I am pro-win back the White House in 2024. I’m not alone in my belief that Donald Trump is not the guy to make that happen, and I could be wrong — but I doubt it.

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