First Latino for President
Look out, Trump, Here Comes Rocky
Posted by electrocky2016

San Diego real estate baron, car dealer, and banker Roque ( Rocky ) De La Fuente, who is running for president of the United States, has become the first person in modern history to submit enough signatures to get on the Michigan primary ballot.

Normally, Michigan's secretary of state chooses candidates who are "generally advocated by the national news media to be potential presidential candidates," according to the Detroit Free Press.

"No candidate under the modern presidential primary system, which dates to 1972, has submitted signatures to attempt to get on the primary ballot," a spokesman for the state Bureau of Elections told the Detroit News. But De La Fuente, using volunteers and paid petition circulators, got 20,166 signatures. De La Fuente's feat "is a first," said the spokesman. The Board of Canvassers has to give the final go-ahead January 29.

He expects former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley to drop out and throw his support to Hillary Clinton, and possibly become her vice presidential candidate.

De La Fuente expects to be named to the ballot in Massachusetts tomorrow (December 21) and says "I am working mybutt off" to get on the North Carolina ballot.

 

Source Link: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/dec/20/ticker-look-out-trump-here-comes-rocky/

 

 

'Rocky' joins fight for President
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De La Fuente, who also uses his Anglicized name, “Rocky,” is convinced Americans are not ready for another Clinton or Bush dynasty. But he reserves his harshest criticism for GOP front-runner Donald Trump .

De La Fuente accuses Trump of alienating Hispanics, Latinos, Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans and women.

“I decided to run as a conservative Democrat, not looking left or right but going forward,” De La Fuente said in a phone interview.

When asked who his campaign manager is, he replied: “Me.”

He owns large tracts of land in Otay Mesa on the Mexican border, numerous commercial enterprises, including buildings in Cincinnati, Ohio and West Palm Beach, Fla., where he plans to open campaign offices. His headquarters here will be on Morehouse Drive near Qualcomm.

But, unlike Donald Trump, who is underwriting his own Oval Office bid, De La Fuente is running a grass-roots race, seeking a donation of $10 from 10 million Americans.

He plans to campaign primarily via social media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites. His election web page: Rocky2016.com tells about him and former wife, Katayoun , and their five children.

De La Fuente’s slogan: “We the people need to take back our democracy.”

“I could not have done this four years ago and probably not four years from now,” he said. “The timing is right.”

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Who is Rocky De La Fuente, and Why Is He On The Presidential Primary Ballot?
Posted by electrocky2016

If you’re voting in Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, your choices on the ballot are Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley (who suspended his campaign) … and a guy named Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente.

So, who is that last guy?

De La Fuente, according to his campaign website , is a San Diego businessman and car dealership owner.

And he got on Michigan’s primary ballot the old fashioned way: gathering signatures.

See, when Michigan’s Secretary of State’s office decides which names to print on the primary ballot, they first look to see which candidates are being widely reported in the media. Then, state party chairs can submit candidates. After that, any additional candidates have to submit 12,000 valid signatures to get themselves on the primary ballot.

A picture of the De La Fuente family from the Rocky 2016 campaign website, feature Rocky, his wife, and their five children.

Until now, that had never actually happened, according to Fred Woodhams of the Secretary of State’s office.

But De La Fuente submitted more than 20,000 valid signatures.

His campaign didn't respond to multiple requests for an interview from Michigan Radio. But you can check out his YouTube channel here. 

 

Source Link: http://michiganradio.org/post/who-rocky-de-la-fuente-and-why-he-presidential-primary-ballot#stream/0

 

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente on Foreign Policy
Posted by electrocky2016

Article I, Section VIII of the United States Constitution clearly states that the role and responsibility of the federal government is “to provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.” That’s a pretty clear directive, and it seems pretty hard to get it wrong or to exaggerate it unreasonably. And yet, in these troubled modern times, our federal government is frequently guilty of both.

We waste time, resources, and most importantly, American lives on pointless war such as the invasion of Iraq, ostensibly done because of some circuitous tie to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 – a tie which we know now and should have known then not to exist. In that debacle, we committed precious military resources to conquering and occupying a foreign country for no good reason, then holding it for years at great cost in blood and treasure, until we finally withdrew and created a situation worse than the one we found when we went in. There may have been greater justification for the campaign in Afghanistan, but with that stretching on for so long, it has become a huge drain on our nation as well. All told, we’ve sunk well over a trillion dollars into these wars – money we do not have, and which our children will eventually have to pay back.

And for what? Worldwide, the United States is seen as an aggressor and a bully. People despise us and are reluctant to work with us unless they have to. Heaven knows we’ve achieved little from the wars, certainly in Iraq, our withdrawal from which created a power vacuum that ultimately gave rise to the terrorist group ISIS. And, again worst of all, far too many Americans have come home in body bags.

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente believes in the radical idea that the federal government should do what the Constitution says it should – and no more. It’s there to provide for the common defense and general welfare, not engage in pointless foreign excursions against nations that have done us no wrong. Rocky wants to redirect resources from such wars to addressing our own internal issues, such as rampant poverty and lacking health care. He believes that this will improve our national image in the eyes of the rest of the world. And he understands that, by taking care of these domestic problems, we would become an even greater example of the capabilities of democracy and freedom.

Vote Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente for President in 2016!

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Roque “Rocky De La Fuente on Global Warming
Posted by electrocky2016

It’s a well-known fact that we face a crisis in our environment. Global warming – or “climate change” as it has become more popularly known – is now proven to be an extant phenomenon posing a real danger of disaster to our society and that which we will leave our children. Worldwide temperatures are rising, and with them the danger of agricultural irregularities (which could bring about famine) and disruptions in the natural ecosystem. As a consequence of the warmer climate, sea levels have been rising, posing the risk of global flooding across coastal areas. Some people like to pretend this isn’t going on, but denying reality helps no one.

Human civilization and activity, we also know, is at least partially responsible for this warming. Reckless pollution of the environment through blind pursuit of the cheapest energy and manufacturing processes has brought us to the brink. No one is suggesting the problems are simple, as millions of people work in the energy sector and related industries that contribute to the environment issues we face, but it is possible to address the crisis without wreaking economic havoc on our society. In fact, if we play our cards right, we can all benefit from the changes that should and must be made.

One of the first steps we must take is to turn away from non-renewable energy sources. That’s “turn away”, not “drop overnight”. Improving our energy generation habits is a gradual process that must be approached carefully and delicately, with ample time given to allow our economy to adjust. But there are some important steps that we should take to begin the process.

Roque “ Rocky ” De La Fuente knows what must be done. For one thing, he understands that we should be incentivizing technological innovation in energy production, rather than punishing the absence of such innovation. He believes that creativity and success should be rewarded and encouraged, not regulated and fined.

Most importantly, he knows what this will do for our economy and our society. We can inspire the private sector and universities to work together to bring about the advances we need. We can stimulate a more positive interest in solutions rather than expending funds on meaningless compliance. Doing these things in order to address our environmental problems would make us safer, leaving us better able to tackle the problems of poverty, health care, and so many others.

Vote Roque “ Rocky ” De La Fuente for President in 2016!

Great Britain’s decision to leave the EU
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Yesterday was an amazing day in the history of Great Britain and potentially a disastrous one: Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. If we’re smart, it gives us a glimpse at what happens when a leader becomes mistakenly overconfident in his influence and woefully underestimates the emotional state of his country as a result.

Prime Minister David Cameron allowed his ego to intervene and called for a referendum vote on whether to remain in the EU or leave it. The referendum was unnecessary because he had the votes to block the initiative in Parliament. However, he took the unnecessary risk to put it to a vote to squash the movement once and for all. Unfortunately, he underestimated the xenophobic fever the proponents of the Brexit movement could raise.

Does the Brexit movement sound familiar? Can you name another nation with a candidate who is trying to create a political movement based upon xenophobic fears; someone who is trying to build a wall between his people and “their” people; someone who can trump Cameron on the issue of ego and certainly surpass him for stupidity? I think I can.

While emotion carried the vote, reality will rule the impact. In that regard, Great Britain better brace itself for an economic downturn that could have been avoided.

The British Pound was devalued immediately and hit a 30-year low. This means Great Britain’s citizens are more impoverished today than they were yesterday. Their buying power was instantly reduced on a global basis.

Markets around the world also plummeted based upon the economic uncertainty the results of the referendum caused. However, they will rebound well before the British economy does because they can spread the risk. Great Britain doesn’t have that luxury. It has further isolated itself from world markets and has built a barrier to trading.

As George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” I would offer China as an example to our friends across the Atlantic.

Source Link: https://www.rocky2016.com/rockys-blog/great-britains-decision-leave-eu

Rocky De La Fuente on Party Barriers to Ballot Access
Posted by electrocky2016

ORLANDO, Florida, August 31, 2016 – Did you realize that the Democratic and Republican Parties, which essentially control state decision laws, have made a situation not just intended to block different gatherings from increasing any footing additionally to confine your decisions among the gatherings' own applicants? How about we take a gander at a couple of Supreme Court cases to comprehend the premise for this, and after that, I will impart my own experience to you.

• In Grovey v. Townsend, 295 U.S. 45 (1935) (a case managing), the Supreme Court held that political gatherings, as private association, can make their own particular guidelines. This maintained the Democratic Party of Texas' a guideline that built up "white's lone" essential decisions. Fortunately, this was upset in Smith v. Allwright, 321 U.S. 649 (1944), which held that states can't assign their power to manage primaries in a way that damages the constitution. Hence, the Democratic Party of Texas couldn't build up a principle that denies the Fourteenth Amendment privileges of Black, Hispanic and different minorities. Be that as it may, this exclusive constrained a gathering's watchfulness when any related principles abused protected rights.

• Then, in California Democratic Party v. Jones, 530 U.S. 567 (2000), the Supreme Court decided that political gatherings are allowed to choose who gets the chance to make a choice in their essential races with the goal that they can direct a level of control over the which applicants are chosen to speak to the gatherings in the general race (i.e., they can lead shut primaries on the off chance that they do as such).

For those of you who think Citizens United was an awful choice, the mishandled understanding of these cases represents just as genuine a worry. Permit me to share the truth of my Democratic essential experience:

I was singularly denied poll access in states like Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. No reason was required and none was offered when my petitions for reexamination were summarily dismisses. I was informed that it was the State Party's entitlement to choose who might be incorporated on the state's poll.

Kindly note that applicants who had as of now dropped out of the race were incorporated on the tallies sometimes, and different people who were never running were incorporated too. No clarification was ever advertised.

These private cabin choices denied poll access in the primaries to hopefuls like Dr. Willie Wilson (in spite of the fact that Dr. Wilson got incorporated into South Carolina), which drastically affected our odds.

Why is this critical?

Dr. Wilson is an African American and I am a Hispanic American. While Smith v. Allwright killed the gatherings' capacity to rehearse racial segregation through the gatherings' biased voter access rules, it did nothing to secure against comparative separation through the gatherings' control of their applicant choice. I am not proposing that the Democratic Parties of such states were deliberately oppressing applicants like Dr. Wilson and me,...Read More

Rocky” De La Fuente
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Roque “ Rocky” De La Fuente is living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by those who are inspired to pursue it.

Rocky was born in 1954 in San Diego, California. His parents, Roque and Bertha, instilled the deep sense of responsibility toward others that Rocky still holds so dear. This message of “service to others” was reinforced by the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart, The Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Dominican Pillars, Legionaries of Christ, Marist and Jesuits, who provided his education during his formative years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Instituto Patria and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then studied Business Administration / Accounting at Anáhuac University and the University of San Diego.

On January 29, 2016, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from UNESCO, the Institute of Advanced Studies Foundation Le Franc and CONALMEX, for being an outstanding international business ambassador with a phenomenal track record.

Rocky’s studies in Mexico and the United States taught him to appreciate cultural differences. While he noticed that people’s perspectives may differ based upon the environments they were raised in and the opportunities they were presented, he quickly realized that the differences did not matter; they simply added to the enrichment of the world around him. As a result, Rocky became a “people person;” someone who truly loves spending time learning, teaching and sharing thoughts with others.

Rocky was born an entrepreneur. He started his first business at the age of nine and was employing classmates by eleven. Then, as a young adult, he entered the automotive business in 1974.

Rocky’s first jobs in the automotive industry were selling cars for Mazda and Toyota dealerships in El Cajon, CA. Less than two years later, he became General Sales Manager of Kearny Mesa Volkswagen. Two years after that, he founded American Automotive Management & Services, Inc. and acquired his first new car franchise. He added 27 more over the next 16 years, including Alfa Romeo, American Motors (AMC), Audi, Cadillac, Chrysler, Daihatsu, Dodge, Dodge Truck, GMC trucks, Honda, Isuzu Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Merkur, Oldsmobile, Peugeot (3), Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Renault, Subaru (2) and Volkswagen (2), for a total of a total of 28 new car franchises in California.

At the age of 28, Rocky was recognized by his peers and elected Chairman of the National Dealer Council for the third largest Automotive Company in the world at the time.

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