Rock Johnson Analysis

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For the 2016 Presidential Election, there are many non-political figures competing in the presidential race such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Recently, current actor and semi-retired professional wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has told the public that he will be running for President in 2016. Johnson was born in Hayward, California and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (HollowVerse). Johnson is among the few African Americans who have registered as a Republican in recent elections, however, he is politically ambiguous, having registered as an Independent at least once and attended the Democratic National Convention in 2000 (HollowVerse). Now that he is officially campaigning for 2016, Johnson’s …show more content…
Like the majority of Americans, Johnson believes that liberty, equality, democracy, civic duty, and individual responsibility are the most important elements in the political system. However, he values the element of “individual responsibility” more than the rest. Since his father, Rocky Johnson, was considered to be a self-made man, Johnson strongly believes that everybody should be responsible for his or her own actions and welfare. Johnson takes a very Republican stand on good citizenship because opposes progressive taxation, decreasing military spending, and government regulation. If Johnson is elected President, he vows that taxes will be flat and not altered in order to support his Republican standards. “The Rock” takes a very solid standpoint on the economy and he wants every American to be guaranteed the right to own, invest, build, and prosper (GOP). Furthermore, he opposes any policies that are seen as interventionist, and that give the federal government control of industry. All of these economic ideals derive from Johnson’s strong principles of economic individualism because he is confident that hard work should be …show more content…
Johnson strives to regain the trust of the people by reestablishing the administration. Similar to his economic viewpoints, Johnson wants to restore the government just like many traditional Republicans. As it was previously mentioned, Mr. Johnson demands tax relief to grow the economy. He also emphasizes the importance of job creation and small businesses. Even though the U.S. government is currently suffering huge budget deficits, Johnson strives for a balanced budget. Furthermore, he seeks to expand homeownership to help create wealth. Johnson is more than confident that if he were voted in as President, he would apply these principles immediately in order to create a more productive civil society. Social capital will also play a huge effect on restoring the government. Johnson will inspire others to practice social capital skills by encouraging their friends and family to participate more within the community. If there is an increased community involvement, small businesses will prosper, which will allow for a huge growth in local

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