NAME: Michael Edwin Whitley
D.O.B: January 17th, 1958
P.O.B: Jacksonville, Fl.
Add: 56001 Oscar Lane
Committee ID Number at FEC: C00503037
Candidate ID Number at FEC: P20003620
"I am not a Lawyer, a Judge, A CEO, a Millionaire, a Billionaire, a Career Politician, nor the Child of any of those. I am just plain and simple, one of the ninety-nine percent"
"Common Man, with a Common Sense Plan"
"i am one of the 99%
" I am the Alternative to the 2 Party System, and the same old, same old"
I dropped out of High School in 1973 and went to Work to help my mother support my baby sister and myself.
I recieved my High School Equivalancy Deploma in Feb. 1986 from the Ojai Unified School District in Ojai, California.
I have been married twice. My first wife and I have 4 children.
Michael Edwin Whitley II- Born Feb. 13th, 1980 in Westlake Villiage, California. Now lives in North Carolina
William Joseph Whitley- Born Aug. 6th, 1983 in Ventura, California. Now lives in Oregon
Melissa Sue Whitley- Born Oct. 3rd, 1986 in Jacksonville, Fl. Now lives in La.
Shari Dawn Whitley- Born Jan. 27th, 1991 in Jacksonville, Fl.
She Is totally Handi-Capped, needs 24 hour care and lives in Williams Young Home in St. Augustine, Fl where she is very well taken care of.
My first wife and I seperated in August 1991 and our Divorce was final Feb. 1993.
I met my present Wife in June 1992 and we were married in June 1993.
She has 2 children.
April Kay Loyd- Born Feb. 13th 1981 in Atlanta, Ga., now lives in Callahan, Fl.
Ryan Douglas Loyd- Born Nov. 18th, 1984 in Jacksonville, Fl. He is deceased. (Died in a motorcycle accident May 19th, 2007)
We presently have Guardianship of my Cousins two Children
Christian Kenneth Doak- Born May 25th 1999 in California
Mia Lauren Doak- Born Jan. 6th, 2002 in California
In 1984 and 1985 I was envolved in Unionizing the store where I worked . I sat in on the Nagotiations for the whole term, and when we went on strike, i was the head picket Captain. I was questioned about some explosions, Gave depositions on the Explosions, tire slashings, following of people etc. The Company tried everything to beak up the Strike and I was the Fall Guy. But I never Budged and never gave in.
I tell you this because, I know that if I become a threat to the other Candidates, they will turn it to their advantage and try to use it against me. But always remember, I held out then and I will hold out now.
We are living with a failed Governmental System. The seeds for this failure were planted during George Washington's Presidency, though he did not have anything to do with it, and would have no part in it.George Washington even warned us about getting involved with it in his Farewell Address in 1796. These seeds of impending destruction are Political Parties.Below is From George Washington's Farewell Address
"(To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a government for the whole is indispensable. No alliance, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced. Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay, by the adoption of a constitution of government better calculated than your former for an intimate union, and for the efficacious management of your common concerns. This government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and your support. Respect for its authority, compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.
All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests.
However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Towards the preservation of your government, and the permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretexts. One method of assault may be to effect, in the forms of the Constitution, alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. In all the changes to which you may be invited, remember that time and habit are at least as necessary to fix the true character of governments as of other human institutions; that experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a country; that facility in changes, upon the credit of mere hypothesis and opinion, exposes to perpetual change, from the endless variety of hypothesis and opinion; and remember, especially, that for the efficient management of your common interests, in a country so extensive as ours, a government of as much vigor as is consistent with the perfect security of liberty is indispensable. Liberty itself will find in such a government, with powers properly distributed and adjusted, its surest guardian. It is, indeed, little else than a name, where the government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction, to confine each member of the society within the limits prescribed by the laws, and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyment of the rights of person and property.
I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.
This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.)"
Please read all of George Washington's Farewell Address at the Following Site: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp
I think that you would have to agree with me, that what George describes is exactly what we are seeing today. This did not happen over night, it has been building up for quite some time now. We failed to take warning, and George also warned us about other things that we today are doing wrong andis creating problems for our Country. Please read his address at the link I provided above.
We have got to get Partisanship out of our Government, and the only way we can do that is to abolish the present Form of Congress and simultaneously establish a new Congress where the People represent themselves as the Legislative Branch of Government.