About the Candidate

Name: Preston Gabriel Nelson
DOB: April 2, 1990
Occupation: Inventor, Entrepreneur
Political Experience: Founded Southern Illinois Libertarian Party (2014); Public Relations Director for Libertarian Party of Illinois (2015‐2017); 2018 Candidate for US House of Representatives in Illinois 12th District
Website: www.vote4nelson.com
Facebook: Vote 4 Nelson

Candidate Statement

My‌ ‌name‌ ‌is‌ ‌Preston‌ ‌Nelson,‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌your‌ ‌next‌ ‌Representative‌ ‌in‌ ‌Congress.‌ ‌

I‌ ‌don't‌ ‌have‌ ‌much‌ ‌time,‌ ‌so‌ ‌I'll‌ ‌be‌ ‌short,‌ ‌but‌ ‌not‌ ‌too‌ ‌sweet.‌ ‌

Washington‌ ‌is‌ ‌sold‌ ‌out,‌ ‌and‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌knows‌ ‌it.‌ ‌

War‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌racket,‌ ‌and‌ ‌everyone‌ ‌knows‌ ‌it.‌ ‌

White‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌kills‌ ‌your‌ ‌immune‌ ‌system,‌ ‌causes‌ ‌obesity,‌ ‌diabetes,‌ ‌cardiovascular‌ ‌disease,‌ and‌ ‌bone‌ ‌loss.‌ ‌

Most‌ ‌people‌ ‌know‌ ‌all this,‌ ‌but‌ ‌the‌ ‌US‌ ‌Government‌ is ‌taking ‌over‌ ‌$4‌ ‌billion‌ ‌from‌ ‌tax-payers‌ ‌every‌ ‌year‌ ‌in‌ ‌order‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌to‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌companies.‌ ‌

Their‌ ‌goal‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌cheap,‌ ‌and‌ ‌cheap‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌is‌ ‌just‌ ‌one‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌government‌ ‌is‌ ‌killing‌ ‌us.‌ ‌

All‌ ‌in‌ ‌all,‌ ‌that ‌“Farm‌ ‌Bill”‌ ‌is‌ ‌approaching‌ ‌$1‌ ‌trillion‌ ‌in‌ ‌annual‌ ‌subsidies,‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌America's‌ ‌biggest‌ ‌pieces‌ ‌of‌ ‌corporate‌ ‌welfare.‌ ‌

But‌ ‌no‌ ‌one‌ ‌in‌ ‌Washington‌ ‌talks‌ ‌about‌ ‌the ‌Farm‌ ‌Bill ‌because‌ ‌both‌ ‌parties‌ ‌‌agree‌ ‌on‌ ‌it.‌ ‌

I‌ ‌think‌ ‌that‌ ‌if‌ ‌we‌ ‌reform‌ ‌policy‌ ‌to‌ ‌promote‌ ‌local,‌ ‌fresh,‌ ‌natural‌ ‌produce,‌ ‌then‌ ‌healthiness‌ ‌in‌ ‌America‌ ‌will ‌change‌ ‌over-night.‌ ‌

And, in‌ ‌fact,‌ ‌we‌ ‌MUST‌ ‌do‌ ‌this,‌ ‌because‌ ‌a‌ ‌healthy‌ ‌population‌ ‌with‌ ‌healthily‌ ‌immune‌ ‌systems‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌ONLY‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌beat‌ ‌Coronavirus.‌ ‌

But‌ ‌as‌ ‌long‌ ‌as‌ ‌we‌ ‌keep‌ ‌voting‌ ‌for‌ ‌candidates‌ ‌being‌ ‌funded‌ ‌by‌ ‌million‌ ‌and‌ ‌billion-dollar‌ ‌AG‌ ‌corps,‌ ‌then‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌continue‌ ‌subsidizing‌ ‌junk‌ ‌food.‌ ‌

And as‌ ‌long‌ ‌as‌ ‌we‌ ‌keep‌ ‌voting‌ ‌for‌ ‌candidates‌ ‌being‌ ‌backed‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌military‌ ‌industrial‌ ‌complex,‌ ‌then‌ ‌we‌ ‌can‌ ‌expect‌ ‌to‌ ‌remain‌ ‌at‌ ‌war‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌next‌ ‌generation‌ ‌to grow‌ ‌up‌ ‌and fight, ‌too.‌ ‌

You see,‌ ‌most‌ ‌every‌ ‌issue‌ ‌we‌ ‌face‌ ‌now‌ ‌is‌ ‌rooted‌ ‌in‌ ‌one‌ ‌thing:‌ ‌the‌ ‌lack‌ ‌of‌ ‌real,‌ representation‌ ‌for‌ ‌the voters.‌ ‌

Politicians‌ ‌are‌ ‌great‌ ‌at‌ ‌smiling,‌ ‌and‌ ‌saying‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌things,‌ ‌but‌ ‌Mark‌ ‌Twain‌ ‌said‌ ‌it‌ ‌best:‌ ‌“Politicians‌ ‌and‌ ‌diapers‌ ‌must‌ ‌be‌ ‌changed‌ ‌often,‌ ‌and‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌same‌ ‌reason.”‌ ‌

We‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌real‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌here‌ ‌in‌ ‌Illinois'‌ ‌8‌th‌‌ ‌district‌ ‌to‌ ‌elect‌ ‌a‌ ‌voice‌ ‌for‌ ‌hope,‌ ‌change,‌ ‌truth,‌ ‌liberty‌ ‌and‌ ‌justice‌ ‌for‌ ‌all.‌ ‌

I don’t claim to be a perfect person, but if a perfect candidate is your standard, then you’re only going to wind up with the best actor to represent you.
We’ve had enough actors. Let’s vote for real people. Just give me a chance. Vote Preston Nelson for U.S. Congress.

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

A decade ago, I entered the mission field in South America because I believed in doing good to help humanity. I still believe in that good work, but for every 1 person that a missionary helps, there is a government that kills 1000 people. War is a racket, and everyone knows it. It is horrible that in 2020, Military Industrial Contractors are making record profits, even as we are in the midst of such financial uncertainty. But war is not the only racket. "Big Pharma" is a racket. 60 Minutes recently reported on how Congress conspired with drug makers to subvert the DEA in order to continue shipping fraudulent quantities of opioid pills. Big Agribusiness is also a racket. Billions of TAX‐PAYER dollars are spent every year to subsidize VERY unhealthy food, even WHITE SUGAR. The result is toxic. We are literally poisoning ourselves, and killing our immune systems with a diet that is sponsored by your own tax dollars. At this time with widespread COVID, healthy immune systems are most important. In fact, a healthy population is the ONLY way to defeat this virus, and the next one too.

I do not trust Democratic politicians, and I do not trust Republicans either. I do not trust their reasons for leading us to war, or for keeping us at war. I do not trust the billion‐dollar subsidies they give to connected corporations (corporations which in‐turn donate to re‐election campaigns, including your own Raja Krishnamoorthi's). Politicians have great smiles, and they say almost all the right things, but when given the chance to withdraw troops from the Middle East, Raja Krishnamoorthi literally voted to leave them there.

From "Weapons of mass destruction in the desert" to "If you like your doctor, you can keep it," both Ds and Rs have proven and proven, over and over again, that they will say whatever it takes to get their way. Bush's and Obama's wars have killed over a million people, even as our tax‐payer dollars were used to provide weapons and training for Al Qaeda terrorists. This is evil. I am sick of a political system which favors "the lesser of two evils."

Once we stop wasting TRILLIONS of dollars on these dishonest wars which disparage people on the other side of the world, and create even more terrorists, we will have PLENTY of money to take care and provide for our own population here at home.

As I am the ONLY alternative to incumbent Krishnamoorthi, there is a real chance for change, and an honest voice for truth, liberty and justice here in the 8th district.

What is your vision for this office?

My vision is to truly represent real people, instead of only offering nice words which turn around and vote to send our money to multi‐billion dollar corporations in the form of crony contracts, subsidies, and tax breaks.
In my vision, I see communities at peace, where people of every color are able to walk down streets, without worrying about being searched and questioned for supposed offenses that never hurt anyone.

I see a healthy nation, where people are able to buy whatever kind of insurance they would like, whether public, private, or none at all, and where the difference is moot, because the cost of healthcare is so cheap that is makes no difference! We have the best healthcare framework in the world. Our only issue is a government which looks to assume more and more control over everything. Many doctor's greatest cost of doing business is literally doing paperwork to handle "government compliance." This is absurd, and this bureaucracy is why it all costs so much. The America that I envision is so healthy that people seldom need to see a doctor, or take medicine, because they eat a diverse, healthy diet free from harmful chemicals and the over‐processed corn that the government is now pushing on us all.

Finally, I see a world at peace, where people are held accountable for their actions. I see justice as bad leaders are prosecuted for their delivering weapons to our terrorist enemies. I see an end to the wars across the Middle East.

What do you think is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?

The most pressing issue is the lack of truth and sincerity. It does not matter what politicians say now, because they always vote for their donors. Actually, what is even more important than what they say is what they DO NOT SAY. When members of the US Government were arming Al Qaeda terrorists (beginning at least in 2012) who spoke up about it? Raja Krishnamoorthi is on the Intelligence Committee, so he can surely provide us some insight.

Why are we always at war? Because the military industrial complex funds re‐election campaigns. Why are small, local insurance companies gobbled up by big, national corporations? Because State Farm, Aflac, and the like are funding re‐election campaigns. Why are there fewer and fewer community banks? Because the big banks control politicians, and the Federal Reserve too. I believe that most every issue we face is rooted in the lack of REAL representation of voters.