Why I'm Running.
I am running for Congress because the current democratic majority in the House of Representatives is leading this country off a cliff. Rather than legislate, they act like political pundits and only produce media sound bites. They have abdicated their power to pass laws in lieu of pushing the President to issue Executive Orders. When the sitting President has been from their own party they cheer or look the other way when bad things happen. When the President has been from the Republican Party, they use the Federal Courts to impede his actions. This is especially acute with regards to immigration.
A Little About Me .
Frank Acosta has lived in Northville, Michigan since 2013. He has been a resident of the State of Michigan for 36 years. Frank was the President of Video Tape Plus. Before that he worked for Fuji Photo Film Corporation for over 18 years. Frank was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S.Army from 1967-1969 in the Communications Center in Darmstadt, Germany. His mother was born in Dr Arroyo Nuevo Leon Mexico in 1904 and his father, a first generation Mexican-American, was born in San Angelo, Texas in 1899. His parents loved this country for the freedom and opportunities it provided. They taught Frank that with hard work and discipline, he could shape his own destiny in the great American Melting Pot.
Frank speaks Spanish and understands the beacon of hope the United States represents, especially in the western hemisphere. He wants to work more closely with Mexico to further our economic partnership in North America and secure the prosperity of both nations. Frank is a graduate of Tulsa Central High School. He enjoys the Detroit Lions. Frank is a member of Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Plymouth, Michigan
Consensually Annex Mexico.
Today’s struggles on our southern border have their origins in the treaties of Guadeloupe Hidalgo and The Gadsden Purchase wherein the United States obtain large territories from Mexico that later joined our nation through statehood. This began a shared and complicated history with the people of both nations. Today the United States is blessed with many citizens who have a Mexican heritage. These people brought with them a shared appreciation for hard work, family and faith that has made great contributions to our society.
While it is necessary to for any sovereign nation to control its borders and protect its citizens, our the current problems with immigration have more to do with financial opportunities, the structure of US citizenship and social safety net imbalance. Currency valuation differences between the US dollar and the Mexican peso creates advantages and disadvantages for the business and citizens of both countries. This impacts the need for greater control of our border today.
In the long run we need to look at bigger ideas and create a solutions that cannot be subverted by the election cycles of both nations. Instead, the United States and Mexico should move closer together. Beginning with stronger economic partnerships in the near term, we could explore the idea of merging together as nations in the next 50 years. The combined populations, compatible cultures, and abundant natural resources would allow for a greater North American future in this century and beyond.
Learning from the success and failures of the European Union, we could resolve differences in household earnings, currency valuations and languages. With planning, we could build an opt-in program for the people of Mexico to consent to annexation that would allow a trading federation to become a combined nation. This approach permanently stabilizes the border and improves the future of citizens for centuries to come.
After learning that I had Stage 4 throat cancer my faith temporarily left me. Two weeks before I began my cancer treatment I was in Toronto, Ontario on a business trip. After my meeting with a client I stopped in the Costco store on Warden street to have lunch. While I was eating my lunch a gentleman approached my table and asked to sit down. I agreed and a few minutes later he asked to borrow a napkin. He began writing on the napkin, which turned out to be a prayer. He told me to say the prayer and I would be healed. I would like to share the prayer with you now:
“Jesus loves you, come and I will come into your life. As Lord and Saviour I repent of my sin by blood and (sign of the cross) all my sins blots out I surrender my life to Jesus as Lord Saviour All my promises all yes. Amen.”
Ladies and Gentlemen: this is the Lord’s work, face-to-face, human-to-human. I was cured of my cancer in 4 short weeks.
I truly believe that by saying this prayer I was healed. I would like to help others be healed as well. Please feel free to contact me anytime that you or your loved ones may have questions or concerns.
Thank you very much and may God bless you all.