The DeVito Campaign is pleased to release “DeVito’s Twenty Points” which will serve as our campaign platform. It is our hope that these twenty points will not only inform citizens about the DeVito platform for November, but will also serve to provide a guide to our party as we move into the future. Our movement is one of “Law and Society.” We will rebuild an order where beauty can flourish and people can live their lives in truth and freedom
Abortion is the murder of an innocent human life. I strongly believe in the right to life and biology tells us that life begins at conception. Abortion should be banned, without exception. I plan to propose a "heartbeat bill" when elected to the State House and fight for legislation to prevent abortions.
When fighting for grants, I will push recipients to construct designs that are not only functional, but beautiful. Brutalist architecture is a disgrace and reflects a culture of conformity and utilitarianism. Man is not meant to be a slave to work, rather, work is meant to allow us to enjoy beauty and engage in leisure. Architecture is a reflection of the culture, but can also influence culture by elevating our minds and bringing us to a place of delight.
Border security is not just a national issue, but one with state and local components. I will fight to defund cities and institutions that do not cooperate with immigration laws. I will fight to bring jobs to Pennsylvania and will wage open war on companies that try to take jobs out of our state and send them overseas. I will fight to ensure that our communities maintain their distinctive local character and are not subjected to the social engineering of big government and multinational corporations.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
There are certainly injustices within our system, but not those that the left claims exist. The left tries to scapegoat our police officers, while ignoring their own contributions to these injustices. The left controls every major prosecutor's office in the country and is responsible for many of the crime bills that led to sentencing disparities. Therefore, I will be proposing a state level "First Step Act" to mirror on the State level what is happening on the Federal level. I support programs that allow former offenders to re-enter the system in a productive fashion and relaxing licensing restrictions for entry into certain professions, with a probationary period to ensure good conduct.
Our cultural values MUST be defended. I will fight to protect our statues of Columbus, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and other American heroes and propose a ten year sentence for statue desecration to mirror the federal law. Cultural Marxists seek to destroy our way of life and religious and cultural values. We will preserve and protect the patrimony we have been entrusted to preserve.
Our country is facing an onslaught on two ends. On the one hand, socialists are marching in our streets to collapse our economic and cultural system. These communists do not believe in private property and seek to destroy our way of life. They have no respect for individual rights and liberty. On the other hand, open borders, multinational “free trade” capitalists have exported our jobs, collapsed our towns, destroyed traditional main streets, and have brought in leftist cultural values not through the force of government, but through HR departments. Indeed, they have placed multinational corporations above loyalty to nation. The DeVito Campaign made its first major splash supporting small businesses and fighting against the lockdown. I will continue to fight against the lockdown, support small business, and fight for the principle of subsidiarity. Both big government and big business often try to attack our main street, family owned, "mom and pop" shops. I will always side with our community businesses over these outside menaces. I will fight for main street businesses, family farms, and locally owned restaurants and against multinational corporations, factory farms, and communist movements. Societies function best when as many citizens as possible have their private property for which they are responsible.
Every child in Pennsylvania deserves the chance to have a great education. That is why I strongly support school voucher programs so that any parent will be able to send their child to the best school possible for their child. Parents have the right and the duty to control their own child's education. In our public schools, cuts to funding for the arts should not be tolerated, and our children should be exposed to and learn about the great art and music of western civilization. We must return to a classical education (the great works) and banish common core and anti-Americanism from curricula. Pennsylvania students should also be expected to participate in a hunter’s safety course, learn respect for firearms, and gain an appreciation for the outdoors.
Natural gas is the future of Southwestern Pennsylvania and is a clean energy source that leads to energy independence. The DeVito Campaign stands 100% behind our natural gas companies and workers. Natural gas provides an incredible opportunity for growth and good, union jobs in our district. When people can provide for their families, the family unit stays intact and strong. Beyond drilling, the natural gas industry will bring many "value added" jobs to the district including through the construction of new Cracker Plants, restaurants, hotels, and housing.
I will support Pennsylvania farmers and work to establish cooperative relationships between rural Pennsylvania farms and restaurants and other businesses in the 45th District that will be mutually beneficial. Factory farming is a major problem that has led to the commodification of basic life necessities and unnecessary cruelty to animals, while killing family owned operations.
Free speech is under attack by the cancel culture of the left. The left wishes to see us all act the same and speak the same, and seeks the banishment of anyone who thinks differently or in a creative fashion. I will propose measures that will protect free speech on campus and hold any state university official accountable for their violation of the civil liberties of students. “Free speech zones” and “safe spaces” should not be allowed in a free society. I will continue to speak in a non-politically correct fashion and fight back against the self-appointed hall monitors!
IMPEACH AND INVESTIGATE THE WOLF ADMINISTRATION
The Wolf Administration has devastated small businesses in Pennsylvania, wiped out the restaurant industry, and acted with complete and total disregard for the people of the Commonwealth. I led the charge to reopen Pennsylvania by filing my landmark lawsuit FRIENDS OF DANNY DEVITO VS GOVERNOR WOLF AND SECRETARY LEVINE which is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States, where we hope that Court will grant a writ of certiorari. I was the first candidate in the entire state to call for the impeachment of Wolf, Fetterman, Levine, and Oleksiak. I will continue to fight for their removal from office and for an investigation into their conduct during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Infrastructure in our district leaves much to be desired. I will fight to rebuild our infrastructure in a fashion that will benefit the people of this district. Roads, highways, and public transportation all must be improved. Dilapidated structures should be repaired or removed and beautification projects should take place in each municipality in the district. This will increase the value of people’s homes and also increase the quality of life for all residents of the 45th District.
LAW AND ORDER
Law and Order must be restored to our streets. The Governor and Mayors should be utilizing the National Guard to quell riots, looting, arson, and murder. I will propose legislation to increase penalties for rioting and hold domestic terrorist organizations accountable. The organizations responsible for the rioting are well funded and consist of traitors and seditionists who are in a state of rebellion against the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and therefore have forfeited certain privileges.
I will fight to privatize liquor sales in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The state-controlled monopoly prejudices Pennsylvanians (such as during the Wolf lockdown) and is contrary to our system of competition. This outdated holdover from prohibition must finally come to an end.
Recreational marijuana should be legalized for adults. Cannabis had a long history in the United States prior to criminalization and has a host of benefits. Home grow should be legalized and cannabis should be available for commercial sale, with tax proceeds going towards property tax relief and relief for small business owners. Any marijuana sold commercially must be grown in Pennsylvania, creating jobs for our commonwealth. I will oppose leftist attempts to control marijuana through a state store system. Previous convictions for possession alone should be vacated. We will end the big government, intrusive state policy of prohibition.
Property taxes are far too high. I will propose that 10% of current taxes that were supposed to go towards property tax reform (Casinos, etc.) are mandated to go towards property tax relief as was originally promised to our seniors. Furthermore, I will join with proposals that seek to eliminate the property tax, which essentially functions as paying rent on your own property, in order to protect our seniors and property owners.
I will fight to protect the rights of religious organizations against zealous secularists like Josh Shapiro. Freedom of conscience must be defended and I will never allow the state to push religion out of the public square.
The Second Amendment is our bulwark against tyranny and is necessary for self-defense. The United States Constitution states that our right to bear arms "shall not be infringed" and the Pennsylvania Constitution states that our right to bear arms "shall not be questioned.” I will not only work to staunchly defend our right to keep and bear arms, but work to strengthen preemption and roll back current restrictions on our rights. I support “Constitutional Carry” with optional licensing for reciprocal out-of-state carry. Gun Owners will have no stronger friend in Harrisburg than Danny DeVito!
STUDENT DEBT RELIEF
Students have been told for years that they must have a college degree in order to succeed. Colleges have increased tuition astronomically while educational quality has declined. I will launch investigations of colleges and universities to ensure that all tuition dollars are going where they are supposed to go and will push state universities to reduce costs and salaries to reasonable levels. Graduates should be incentivized to stay in PA through tax write offs for student loan payments.
I stand with our men and women of labor, especially in the "hard hat" unions. I will fight to preserve arbitration rights for our public unions and I will oppose "right to work" laws that seek to oppress the worker and harken back to the days of the robber barons. Unions built this nation and union members share our values much more than the human resource departments of major corporations. My energy and infrastructure policies will create countless family sustaining, union jobs. I will fight to ensure that pension promises are kept and that employers hold up their end of the bargain.