1 - Your stand on the rights of Americans to own and bear arms....
It is every CITIZENS
right to arm them selves, or to go unarmed. It is limited to naturalized American citizens and no one else. The federal
government cannot impede upon a personal right of arming them selves, cannot limit sales of any kind of firearm, cannot make blanket laws regarding
the uses of fire arms. The local level and state level can decide upon concealment laws, permit laws, age restrictions and where a firearm may be
2 - Your stand on abortion laws ....
Tough question! .. It is a personal choice regardless, and the federal government cannot make any laws regarding the issue as it is a morally based
issue which the government has no right in discussing. At local levels laws can be passed based upon a majority vote on whether or not it should be
legal or not, and any restrictions. I personally feel it is a womens choice, I as a man have no right to discuss another womens body. I do however
think their ought to be limitations, such as if it is a repeating occurance you should be fined heavily or refused operation. Also the government
should offer no funds, support, tax breaks or any other kind of encouragement to abortion.
3 - Your stand on changing the Constitution to exclude gay marriage .....
STATE constitutions may be changed to outline the issue of gay marriage if desired, the federal government has no place in desiding who has the right
to marriage. The baring of gay marriage is an ilegal act as it segregates a population of CITIZENS and denys them rights granted to anyone else. The
fact that gay marriage harms no one, is a life style, and is a personal issue that mostly takes place in the home where the government has no right to
be. I don't think however that gays should have the RIGHT to be married in a church, and if they do it has to be the churches wish to allow it.. but
the government CANNOT make a church enforce gay marriage.
In short, no the constitution cannot be changed to exclude a group for any reason. No the government cannot deny a couple the BENEFITS of marriage
based on sexual orientation. I honestly leave it to states to decide, but if one state allows it all states have to recognize it.
4 - Your economic platform ....
It is the governments responsibility to protect us against the power of the corporations and the banking establishments, tougher excess profit taxes,
possible legislation baring outrageous corporate bonuses and tax benefits to companies that give larger regular pay increases. I would also like to
see a much stronger stance against trade with China, and their immoral practices, including a blanket boycott on any company found to produce products
in near slave conditions. Much stronger tarrifs on Chinese goods, and economic punishments for corporations that outsource, slapping them with
tarrifs that equal the taxes they tried to run from here in the states. While being a Libertarian and believing the government should stay out of
much of our lives, corporations are so powerful that is left unchecked could do serious harm to the people of this country.
5 - Your stand on the 'death tax' .....
If my father where to die the government gets half of everything, now I am sure he was taxed to death in life, why should the government be privy to
his belonging after death? The Deathtax is nothing more then the government stealing your money.
6 - Your stand on the war in Iraq and how/when (IF?) to end it .....
Tough one! .. The war was started under a disguise, its real purpose unknown, though that is now irrelevant. The war was started and it will be
finished. I propose pulling all troops to the outskirts of the cities, or out of Iraq even and allow the civil war to progress and take its toll,
then move back in after they cut their own numbers down and restore order. I also propose a full support campaign in forming a free and independent
Kurdistan, offering military protection from Turkey, Syria and Iran is attacked, also more economic aid and possibly a free trade agreement with them.
The troops will stay in Iraq until the job is done, not a moment before. Even if it means adding thousands more.
7 - Your stand on our security wall on the southern US border (and then on the Northern border?) ...
On the Southern Border I have a new plan. For every illegal alien caught on American territory the Mexican government will be charged $10,000. If
the money is not paid for every alien captured severe economic sanctions should be placed upon the country. The national guard should continue
building a fence along the entire border, more funding for agencies like ICE and border patrol. Severe economic punishments for states that have
amnesty programs, and for any state that allows mass public demonstrations of illegal aliens shall have severe economic punishments for treason. We
need to be TOUGH on protecting our sovereignty and our dignity, and while Mexico laughs at our plight, with my program there will be no more laughing.
If our new programs don't work in the states, the economic fall out will surly spure Mexico to fix the problems.
8 - Your stand on other security issues such as security in our ports etc ...
Increase the funding, offer more protection, more Coast Guard financing to protect our borders.
9 - Your stand on intelligence gathering within the USA in regards to terrorism and constitutional rights -
The United States Government has NO right to spy on citizens regardless of their intentions. The government CAN spy on you if your engaging in
conversation with someone that is not a citizen as a byproduct of spying on the non national. Wire tapping schemes and other gathering tools are
unconstitutional and should be stopped, only in the cases of American Citizens. HOWEVER the CIA or any other agency CAN spy on ORGANIZATIONS
regardless if their American or not. If a mosque is suspected then the ENTIRE congregation is eligible for observance.
10 - Your VP and cabinet appointments? (any for me? Just teasing on that )
Sorry I have not decided on a VP
You can be my Secretary of Agriculture!
11 - Your education in America fix? (or does it need it?) Your thoughts on what to do with 'no child left behind'....
Lets be frank. The federal government is a what? Its a bureaucracy .. plain and simple.. are bureaucracies good at managing people as people and
personalities? .. hell no! .. heres my simple fix to education in America. REMOVE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. It is UNCONSTITUTIONAL for the FEDERAL
government to be involved in education because it is NOT listed in the constitution!! .. It really isn't look it up. Allow the states to make the
rules. Let the states give money out equally to every school, with bureaucratic cut backs and a severe budget revisal there should be BILLIONS of
extra income to give to education. All citizens deserve academy quality education regardless of class and race. Education should receive the largest
percentage of our tax income.. also all universities and colleges regardless of prestige excluding private schools should be 100% free. Education is
a god given right, your economic status should not hamper your desire for higher learning, and a free system without federal mandate control should be
of the utmost quality.
12 - Your policy for foreign aid and 'forgiving debts' .....
Give aid to those who deserve it, cut aid to those who produce war, forgive no debts.
13 - What federal funding, if any, would you put into medical research etc etc? Including FETAL stem cell use yes or no??
When ever religion is mixed with science, religion holds it back. The federal government is a SECULAR system that should not recognize ANY religion
when deciding issues. Stem Cell Research is advanced technology that should not be hampered with by religions. There should be an increase in
federal funding for AIDS research and other serious diseases, including SCR (Stem Cell Research) as possible cures.
14 - Afghanistan? Your policy there ....
Was a retaliatory attack, we do not and cannot nation build, they where punished for their ways and thats that, now we should leave. Iraq because it
was a blunder is a responsibility.
15 - Oil companies, pharmacuticals, etc etc? Any thoughts in that area as far as your administration goes?
Make all medication from foreign countries legal with no tarifs, as long as they pass safety concerns, and Oil companies I honestly think should be a
nationalized industry, given the need for it and how much we depend on it, an industry like that driven for profit creates a beast, Exxon and such
should not get such large profits from a commodity.
16 - The United Nations .... Your policy and thoughts in regards to that and how your administration would deal with them??
The UN is a relic that does not serve our needs, we should abandon the UN. My administration should not have to deal with anyone, the United States
serves its self not the UN's.
17 - Amnesty for illegals or send them back (anchor babies and all)??
Send them back, babies and all. They can however come back legally if they wish, including school and work visas, which should be increased from
their current levels.
[edit on 2/25/2007 by Rockpuck]