Rick Phillips for U.S. House of Representatives IA-02

The Swamp​ Fox

Marion County received its name from South Carolina Brigadier General Francis Marion of the Revolutionary War. During the war, Marion earned the name Swamp Fox for his unorthodox and irregular way of conducting himself as a military leader. Washington D.C. is a swamp complex that's usurped too much power. President Trump has invaded the swamp and needs a House that will help meet his objectives that means less power for establishment elites and more power for the People. I will work with the President in meeting that objective. Drain the Swamp!

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Why IA-02 Should Support Rick Phillips

My plan is designed to stop a democratic socialist and Islamic plan from progressing. 

Let's quit wasting the minds of Iowa’s youth to harmful anti-American indoctrination under the guise of education. Let's stop the flood of illegal aliens so we can teach what’s here to assimilate with American values and provide a lawful means of protection and defense for our patriotic American citizens without criminalizing them.

Rick is not a professional politician. He's a lifelong resident and concerned citizen of Iowa, just one of YOU!

Because of COVID-19, the Primary Election will more than likely be by absentee ballot. Early voting at the courthouse will probably not happen but it won't hurt to check. In-person voting might not be possible either. Here is a link to the Iowa Secretary of State for absentee ballot voting information. 


Please support Rick Phillips in the Iowa Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Thank you!

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Political Wisdom

We in America do not have government by the majority - we have government by the majority who participate...all tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father

My Simple 4-Plank Platform...

Swamp Fox Plank No. 1

Abolish Federal Department of Education

The first step is to abolish the federal Department of Education and return full control of K-12 education to parents, teachers, school boards, and local communities. The federal government’s harmful and divisive identity politics pushed by transgenders, Islamic clerics and cultural Marxists on Iowa children need to stop. Educators are encouraged to reverse engineer progressive liberalism and reconstitute a pro-American identity by teaching citizenship and civic duties. There’s also an opportunity to siphon Democrat support by forgiving student loan debt. It was all a scam anyway! The responsibility of higher education and costs can be determined and managed by the states. Iowa should push hard on this issue for the good of our posterity. The main point is there's no constitutional authority for the federal government to be involved in education – a significant point!

Stop the influences of perversion, communist indoctrination, and Mohammedanism in our schools!

There is currently a House Resolution bill (HR899) sponsored by Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky) that I would like to work with to meet this objective.

Remember when the front of our classrooms looked like this?

"Children, regardless of race or ethnicity, should be taught to be American's again and to love the country of their birth. We can either steer them to be givers or takers."  

~Rick Phillips

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"I suggest Iowa using apprenticeship and mentoring methods to help train the young for a vocation instead of making a college degree the only option in life."

~Rick Phillips

Washington Post editorial written by Christopher Ingraham states seven unintended consequences arising from student loan debt:

1. Delays marriage and family formation

2. Hampers the growth of small businesses

3. Takes a bite out of the housing market

4. Makes it harder to weather financial crises

5. Prevents young people from saving for retirement

6. Can cause graduates to give up on their dreams

7. The returns on higher education aren’t what they once were (Ingraham, 2019)

Swamp Fox Plank No. 2

Immigration Law That Works For Americans 

Secure Borders

Second, Islam should be recognized as a hostile ideology antithetical to the United States Constitution. It should have its religious status revoked and be redefined as militant cultural imperialism seeking world domination. New immigration law should include foremost a ban on the advocates of sharia law and communism from holding elected and appointed offices at all levels of American government – including the removal of all sharia loyalists embedded by the Obama administration. We need to secure our national borders from illegal entry of aliens, terrorists and gang cartel. Islamic no-go zones should be banned with the eradication of ISIS training camps on U.S. soil. New immigrants should learn and speak English, assimilate, be disease free and able to pass a physical at ports of entry. The policy will include a federal death penalty for illegal aliens, terrorists and drug cartel convicted in a court of law for felony murder, rape or kidnapping. A ten-year moratorium should be placed on immigration until the current situation is resolved.

In my past first responder training, I was taught four life-saving steps: to stop the bleeding, start the breathing, protect the wound, and treat for shock. Stop the bleeding: stop the continued herds of illegals from piling into a bad situation. Let’s build a wall with legal ports of entry that can process these people. Start the breathing: test for communicable diseases before releasing them into the public; sort out and separate the good from the bad. Protect the wound: protect the most vulnerable, children without parents trapped by human trafficking or abused by coyotes and used by drug dealers. Treat for shock: teach new citizens to speak, read and write English and how to assimilate and get on a path to citizenship - maybe even teach them to drive and provide a driver's license. Further, it makes no sense to seek asylum and escape from one tyrannical situation just to enter another. New legally processed immigrants need to be warned of the American Communist Party, who in a sense, wants them to return under the illusion of free stuff only again to find despotism from which they escaped. Freedom comes with responsibility for one’s self – the land of freedom does not mean free stuff as promised by Democrats candidates for president. Immigrants must learn to love their new home and assimilate as responsible citizens.

There are over 3,000 mosques in the United States today, almost tripling since September 11, 2001. A mosque is nothing more than a military outpost where the seeds of hatred are sown against our country. This is not a religion of peace - it's a military type movement seeking to establish a Caliphate in the U.S. As long as we are a non-Muslim nation, we are considered Dar al-Harb or the land of war. It's about religious oppression vs religious freedom.

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Learn more link opens up expert Dr. Steven Kirby's informative website on Islam. 

No Identification Proving Residence = No Voting in American Elections

Take some time and learn about the "religion of peace" and the dangers it poses to America!

A Modern Revised Law Modeled After The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act) That Defines Islamic Shariah Law and Communism as Ideologies Hostile to Our U.S. Constitution!

Swamp Fox Plank No. 3

The 2nd Amendment is Our Right!

Thirdly, the last plank brings us to the necessity of a nationwide Reciprocity Act that recognizes the 2nd Amendment as the supreme law governing self-defense. Driving is a privilege and a driver's license is recognized from state to state. The 2nd Amendment is a Right and should be recognized as such state to state for both open and conceal carry. If the present danger created by the Obama administration exists, and clearly it does, then every able-bodied adult should be required to own and train with an AR-15 and handgun. Iowa citizens should be able to lawfully form defense units in each community to defend against illegals, terrorists, and drug cartels. We need to revisit a concept of an “unorganized” citizens volunteer militia pursuant to long-standing federal precedent already on the books and use it to hunt down and end human trafficking and foreign drug operations for a start. I support ending all gun control regulation that only affects law-abiding American citizens.

No Red Flag Laws!

The United States Constitution

Article 1 - The Legislative Branch

Section 8 - Powers of Congress

Clause 15 - Constitutional Purpose of the Militia

"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions"

A quote often misattributed to Japanese Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during WWII: "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." It was alleged and feared that invading the United States would be impossible knowing every home was armed. This is why it is so important for Islamic factions and globalists seeking world domination to disarm our country. This is why they want open borders. Globalists are funding hordes of illegals from all over the world to invade our country. They will overwhelm our infrastructure and break us down. We must have a citizens militia organized as the last line of defense - and a well-armed one at that pursuant to the true definition of the 2nd Amendment.

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Guns have been a part of America since it's founding. The types of weapons have changed but they have always been a part of the social landscape. What has changed to our detriment is where God fits in American society. Our Creator has been systematically removed from schools and the public square. The young have lost their Judeo-Christian identity and moral underpinnings. The young are now tied to a culture of death, lives filled with nothing but hopelessness. Death is the inevitable result of cultural Marxist teaching. Remove that and restore the minds of children again with biblical principles that lead to life. Guns are not the problem, the lack of morals are.

Swamp Fox Plank No. 4

Tell Me YOUR Issue

I also have an unspecified fourth plank to offer district constituents making provision for YOUR issue that should also be represented at the federal level. There are many, many issues in the Republican Party of Iowa platform that I agree with but only so much a candidate can campaign on as core issues. If I don’t have an answer, I will tell you. If I don’t know about something, teach me. Let me know what your thoughts and interests are using this unspecified plank, and I will take a consensus of the response and represent that too. I want to be your representative! Please tell me what you would do if you were in my shoes!

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