It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Question for all candidates

page: 1
3

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 02:55 PM
link   
This is a 5 part question?


(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?

(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?

(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?

(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?

(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?




posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 02:59 PM
link   
Read my platform, it covers 4/5 of your questions. As to #2, I think that is a damn good idea. Unfortunately I doubt you would get the numbers to pass such legislation. Most people wouldn't be that selfless.

[edit on 28-2-2007 by intrepid]



posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 06:23 PM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...


Let me open by saying I represent the Reform Party, the same one started by Ross Perot, who, in my honest opinion, would have been President had he not dropped out mid-race.

Frankly put, a growing number of Americans have become dissatisfied with the two-party system. The last administration is proof of what happens when one votes blindly for their party. Bush 43 is what's called a RINO (Republican In Name Only). Had blind-party Republicans actually paid attention to his platform, they never would have voted for him in the 2004 elections.

By the same token, Democrats can no longer just assume that by voting Democrat, they will get their platform represented.

Even if one does get a true representative of the Democrat or Republican platform, more and more people are beginning to understand that switching back and forth from left to right is a very poor way to drive the nation, and it's very nearly led to a wreck. People have become increasingly disgusted with partisan bickering, the throwing of blame back and forth, and the automatic filibustering to block any legislation by any opposing party.

The idiocy must stop.

People who care about this nation are starting to realize the truth lies somewhere in the middle. The best method of trying to advance our nation to the next level is not through the radical right or left, but rather in a balanced fashion.

How many of you out there truly feel absolutley black or white about every issue you run across, or even most issues? Very few, according to every poll out there. The vast, vast majority of you are just like me and my party, you want change that will benefit the most people, including yourself. You're sick of the corruption, you're sick of the power mongering. You're sick of the back and forth tug of war that gets our nation nowhere but as front-row laughingstocks in front of the whole world.

You want change.

I am change.

My platform runs parallel to those policies of the Reform Party. Any Reform candidate who truly represents those views would be a fine choice for President, but the truth is that most don't actually know what that platform stands for, and no one has put as much thought into the specifics of their platform than me. I have been thinking about this for years, discussing it with Republicans, Conservatives, Democrats, Liberals, and even fringe parties like the Socialists and the Greens. Not everything I have arrived at may please everyone, but I bet any one of you could live with it, and most of you would probably prefer it to the status quo.

A vote for me is to vote for a Golden Age in the United States of America. It will be a time of Prosperity, Peace, Security, Liberty, Education, and Responsibility. It is come time for our giant adolescent nation to grow up and become an adult in the real world, and part of that process is realizing the real world is not black or white, but shades of grey.



Originally posted by tsloan
(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


Hah! Why not ask a CEO why he doesn't give himself a salary cap?

You have one of the greatest jobs in the land, a position of fame, wealth, importance, and power. Every day, people beg for your attention, and the world waits, maybe not on your specific opinion, but certainly on the effects of it. Wherever you go, there are restaurants offering you free meals at the best table, and high-priced executives looking to show you a good time. No matter how you drive, you'll never get a ticket. You've got the best medical plan on the planet and you've got your own security force to protect you against anything you can think of. There are few positions higher in life that grant nearly as many benefits.

Do you honestly think, once someone is in that office, that they are going to then volunteer to put a limit on their ability to stay there?

Even if there were a miraculous handful who felt mandatory term limits were truly for the good of the land, their legislation to make it so would be crushed so brutally, and buried and hushed so quickly, that it'd be lucky to make a blurb on the last page of google news.

But, to be fair, term limits are not the problem. It is up to the voters to be responsible in whom they elect, not the government's job to force that responsibility upon the voter. If one can't be bothered to read the candidate's platforms, if one can't be bothered to vote in any way other than name recognition, if one can't be bothered to think outside a blind-party vote, then one gets exactly the government they deserve.

Be a responsible voter, and term limits no longer are an issue, because a piss-poor congressman or senator won't see another term without the voters' consent.



Originally posted by tsloan
(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


I think lobbyists are a mixed bag of good and bad. The lobbyists I don't like are scoundrels, wastrels, and criminals. Their very existance sickens me, and it outrages me that their influence upon my beloved country is so strong. And I don't think there's a single person reading this post who couldn't agree more.

The problem is that the lobbyists I hate might be the ones you love, and vice versa.

Let's face it. Not all of us have the time to carry physical letters up to capital hill. Not all of us have the contact numbers and the attention of our senators or representatives. Not all of us even LIKE our senators or representatives.

Right now, without lobbyists, the only way I could make any kind of difference at the federal level would be for me to go through a representative or senator who stands for everything I am against (I've got neocon reps and sens in my region). They aren't going to listen to me. But thanks to lobbyists, I can still have my voice heard by people who otherwise couldn't care less about my opinion.

Is that right? Is it democracy? Is it the way things should be?

I'm not one to answer that question. It is the way it is, and for the most part, it's worked. Sorta.

Voter apathy has done far more harm historically than lobbyists ever have. For every person who says "it's not worth it to vote, my vote doesn't matter", for every person who thinks "I haven't got time to review the issues, I'll just vote straight-party", for every person who just picks a name that looks familiar to them, it disenfranchises the vote of someone who genuinely cared enough to do their homework. And the people who care are vastly outnumbered.

Lobbyists are like roaches. You're never going to be completely rid of them, no matter how clean your house, and if you did manage to get rid of them completely, the whole ecosystem would probably collapse. If you really want to make a difference, make your vote count, I mean really count, and encourage others to do the same.



Originally posted by tsloan
(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


Do I believe it should exist? Yes. Do I think it will? Probably not.

It is currently forbidden at the Federal level, and changing that would require an ammendment to the Consitution. I have no intention of touching the Constitution, except under the most grave and dire of circumstances where the very existence of the country was threatened. I don't see this as being one of those circumstances.

Part of the greatness of our nation is that if you hate the bugger in office, you can vote him or her out next election. This is probably the only reason there aren't a lot more bloodstains in the White House.

If you want real change, vote responsibly, and the next time someone tells you they aren't going to vote because their vote doesn't matter, slap 'em in the face, because that's exactly what they're doing to you.



Originally posted by tsloan
(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?


I think the current Judiciary Branch is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. It is, in my opinion, unfortunate that Bush was allowed to replace members of the Supreme Court, but there's no guarentee the next (real) President will be any better. Federal Judges have been extremely adept at fighting the Executive Branch when it has overstepped its bounds, given their inability to control "neither the sword nor the purse."

I think the Constitution still has all the power we once assumed it did, and will continue to do so, so long as no Public Servant goes into office with the intention of changing it. Anyone who votes for a public servant with the intent of changing the Constitution for their own political agenda is a traitor who wishes to trade the future of our great nation for their own selfish aims.

Those making up our government will alternate between saints and scoundrels, but the highest law of the land, The Constitution, is fine and dandy so long as the people continue to protect it with their voices and their votes.

The duty of the Judicial branch is not to have power, but to cast judgment. What is done with that judgment is up to the Executive and Legislative branches.


I hope this answers your questions, and if you have any further questions I would be more than happy to answer them.



posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 07:44 PM
link   

Originally posted by intrepid
Read my platform, it covers 4/5 of your questions. As to #2, I think that is a damn good idea. Unfortunately I doubt you would get the numbers to pass such legislation. Most people wouldn't be that selfless.

[edit on 28-2-2007 by intrepid]





posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 07:48 PM
link   
Great replies libra! Smoking...............



posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 09:39 PM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?


Well, that would depend, as much as most people don't realize it,
socialism is a very diverse ideology with diverse people.

I have my own version, and as such it is the version I bring to the plate.

I believe that America needs (my)Socialism because we have become
a country obsessed with materialism and wealth to such a point, that
we are willing to hurt others and/or let others die just because we do
not want to be uncomfortable. We have let not only guaranteed free-
doms be eroded, but have allowed many personal freedoms to be
outlawed or limited, and we continue to allow this to this day.

America needs (my)Socialism because America is a country of freedom,
a country of unity and a country of many diverse ideas, and America
needs to go back to those roots.




(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


Because the Senate and House are the ones who vote on that kind
of thing, and we have had a mixture of dishonest and power hungry
politicans and people who only seek to maintain the status quo.




(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


They hurt it.
Lobbyists seek to get a politician to represent there interests only, and
not the interests of the people in general that they are elected to
represent.




(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


Yes, most definately.

There are so many variables, that it would take to long to mention them
all, but in essence, voting someone into power, and not being able to
remove them until there term is up is a dangerous thing to do.




(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?


No, I do not.
The current Judiciary is doing exactly what it is supposed to do.



posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 10:05 PM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?

I am running on the Reform Platform.
Its time for change.
Both political party's have failed the people they are spouse to serve. Real issues and real problems have to be tackled and solved or at the very least the seeds planted that will lead the problems being solved. Currently the the two party's only pay lip service to solving Americas problems.



(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


Thats an ease question to answer it goes against there own self interests.



(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


Lobbyists have taken advantage of the American political system . American leaders have chosen to be reliant on so called special interest groups. No one forces these people to take bribes. Both the lobbyists and political leaders have made a negtive impact in this reguard.



(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


Nope unless a crime or conflict of interest is detected a person should be able to remain in office for there elected term.



(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.-


The judiciary system has done a reasonable job.


df1

posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:05 AM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?

The positions I am expressing in my platform are things that I believe a lot of people are thinking, but they are afraid to express them publicly out of fear of being intimidated or ridiculed by the establishment sycophants. My candidate declaration statement provides a brief outline of the issues I think are important and I will be releasing issue statements as time permits to provide more detail on those issues. The voters will decide based on those things whether they agree with me that we need those things.



(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?

Perhaps people think it's better to stick with the demon they know rather than become accustomed to a new demon. I have a problem with politics being a career. Our forefathers intended political office to be something that a patriotic American would take the time to do, away from his life's work, as a service to his country for a month or so every year. It was never intended as a long term career. I'm certain we will never get back to that ideal.



(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?

Hurt, because they rob every American by influencing our government to do things that are contrary to the interests of the American people. Oil and military action in the middle east for example. Vioxx and it's questionable FDA approval is another example.



(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?

It should be easier to recall elected officials than it is at present, but not so easy that it can be done for light and transient reasons. Some sort of "no confidence vote" like the method used in some parliamentary forms of government merits consideration, however with only two parties it probably would need to operate differently to be effective.



(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?

In some instances I'm not even certain the judiciary has a vague of knowledge that we have a US Constitution. All gun laws are unconstitutional since none were passed as a constitutional amendment. Revisionist legal minds always want to play a semantics game with the use of the word "militia" in the second amendment. The fallacy of this argument is they are using a modern day definition of that word which is completely out of context with the meaning the founding fathers intended. The judiciary doesn't get this at all. This isn't just limited to gun laws either.

[edit on 1-3-2007 by df1]



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 01:50 AM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
This is a 5 part question?


(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?


I think I explained that in my statement.



(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


I think this has more to do with the money being made "on the side", via "political contributions" through the most auspicious of practices called "lobbying" than it does with anything else. The powers that be are making too much money where they are to have it be any other way.



(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


They hurt the political system. See my answer to #2 for more clarification.



(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


See my platform for more clarity. I explain this very thoroughly.



(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?


The US Constitution cannot do anything by itself. By that I mean that it needs help from those supposedly elected by us to do our bidding, which more often than not, turns out to be in their own best interests, and not our own.

So, to more directly answer you're question, I think the US Constitution has stood up well to the test of time, and stands as an ever-present reminder of what Freedom truly is, should we the People REALLY want it badly enough.

It's a stark reminder of the prices paid by those that gave all that they had to forge a union that has survived 230 very short years, yet seen itself be forced to the forefront of world affairs as the world's first dominant superpower.

I think that the Founders had Direct Democracy in mind when they forged the document, but they couldn't foresee how that would be possible for the immediate future. They allowed for change though, via the amendment process, which has been used abundantly over this country's very short history. These are just my thoughts though, as I wasn't a Founder, and therefore cannot speak on their behalf.

I hope these comments answer your questions. Should you have anymore, feel free to contact me for anything further. Interviews may be set up, should time permit. Campaigning is hard work, and when I find a little time, I like to escape to a place far, far away from here. So, if you're lucky enough to catch me here, shoot me a line, and we'll talk.

For Democracy and Freedom For All,
TheBorg



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 06:01 AM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
This is a 5 part question?




(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?


I listen to people from all walks of life, from the homeless on the street to multimillionaires every day I hear the same thing from everyone. "There needs to be a change in this government."

This country desires a change it desires reform in many aspects of the operations of the government. We have for to long been dominated by two sides of the same coin. We need that third or fourth or fifth view in this country to assure ourselves not only a clear voice of the American people but a further series of checks and balances within our government to avert corruption and waste. I believe that with more active parties that are working together in our government we can have more bipartisan agreements and more fair and just legislation.

This is why I believe in the Reform party ticket. This government needs to reform its current idea of what it means to be in office. It needs to reform the status quo, it needs a change and that is why I am running under the Reform Party ticket.


(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


Honestly the house and the senate try hard to kill this measure each time it comes up. The reason is quite obvious. Who would want to put a set time on themselves for the length of time they can hold a job. Yes I have seen term limits come up but the wording of these bills makes them so undesirable that no one would want to vote for them.


(3). Do you agree that lobbyist hurt or help our political system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


I defiantly believe that lobby groups hurt our political systems because it takes away time these representatives have to listen to the constituency of their states. These lobby groups spend millions of dollars wooing our representatives to their side of things and that takes away our rights to tell our representatives how we the American people want our government run. This is part of my platform.


(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


Yes absolutely. We the American people need to be more involved in the workings of our government. We should be allowed to voice our concerns and our thoughts to the government and have them heard at any time. If a representative of our government has committed a crime and must be ousted, I feel that it is our right as citizens of this country to be the ones that vote on the ousting.


(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformatted to adapt to current issues?


I do believe that our courts try their hardest to uphold the ideals of the constitution of the United States. I believe that the Supreme Court has a very difficult job at defining what the constitution has to say about a wide range of topics. They have to use their best judgment to adapt what our constitution allows for us to do. I do believe that a Supreme Court justice should not use political party affiliation to sway their choices on decisions the high court makes.

I hope I have answered your questions adiquately if you need to ask any follow up questions I certanly will take them.


[edit on 1-3-2007 by whatukno]



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:06 PM
link   

(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?

Well I am an American and I live in the United States and I have to say that every person needs a political party to vote for because they need someone who will represent their views. Without a political party that they may vote for they could potentially not get what they want to say out and the other candidates that are running could fail to protect their interests. And with that happening in the world today it would make the world a much worse off place if we had a unitary government.

We need to remain to be able to vote for a political party. We cannot allow the government to choose whoever they want our candidate to be. That being said, if they do that eventually, so in the future you would see candidates being chosen that overstep their constraints that are put on them that prevent them from becoming too powerful.

A republican democrat candidate won't get too much votes. But if you disagree with voting for a political party you can always vote Independent.


(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?

I don't know why we don't do something else. I think it's tradition... and that they haven't came up with a better law instead of that.


(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?

You mean lobbyists. And they do not hurt our political system. All they do is take in the votes of people and they make them a reality. They take in what the voters want and then they decide of what laws to send to the committee based on what people want. It does not hurt our democratic process or our political system at all.


(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?

Of course.


(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?

Nowadays, the constitution exists as a lesson, I think, that it doesn't hold power anymore with the Republicans in power.



posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 06:12 PM
link   


(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?


My platform is rather simple:
We re-introduce the class system into America, but based on achievement not on family background.
We re-Nationalize key industry.
We change the format of the country to become more democratic.
We help remove poverty by a new system of Contemporary Socialism and an accurate taxation policy.

If the people of the USA believe I can do this and they desire to see the whole population doing well and not just themselves, I believe they would vote for me. I do believe people are not selfish and if Society can be changed to reduce crime, reduce poverty and all we have to do is work a little harder they would do it.



(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


…because they understand it isn’t democratic. What if we find the perfect president? What if these people are doing so much good for the country that removing them could do harm? Once there is a system of Government where money does not allow power term-limits need to be removed. They are in essence undemocratic and controlling the peoples viewpoints.



(3). Do you agree that lobbyist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


I do believe they hurt the United States of America.

The only people whose interests should be taken into account when a piece of legislation, is everyone who is able to vote. I myself support direct democracy and do not support the idea of the Government deciding moral legislation. Anything else is clear cut legislation and these lobbyists only help the rich.



(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


If enough of the population believe that someone is doing the nation harm, why should they not be able to use the recall? In fact, the recall has been used in the USA before on members of the senate for instance. It happened in California more recently as well.



(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?


I think that Government needs to evolve. At this moment in time the world is so different that nobody could have imagined what things would be like. Computers, space travel, all of these are things that the founding fathers did not take into consideration and were not able too. Much of the constitution is valid to this day but other parts need to be upgraded. I am sure they’d have expected it to evolve.

As for the judiciary a major change needs to happen, but I will explain that in my own thread at a later date.



posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 07:41 PM
link   
Guys thank you for the replies so far I think all of you guys have given GREAT answers to my questions. I'm not try to trip any of you up just to give others some views that might not be expressed. Keep it up



posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 02:55 AM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?


Well I say this only half jokingly - I don't think I can do much worse than the man in the hotseat at the moment.

To be honest, politics gets bogged down in the same ideas. People get moulded and people get stuck in a rut. Theres a need for a bit of lateral thinking every now and then and I hope I could provide that.



(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?


No idea why its not been done, but it is a damn good idea. The chances of getting Politicians to vote themselves out of a job is unlikely, but if public opinion demanded it, then I would introduce the idea as part of a small political reform package. I would suggest that house and senate representatives get two presidential terms though, because alot of the stuff they vote for takes time to implement.

The more I think about this the more I'd like to take it onboard




(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?


Everyone needs to nail their colors to the mast and I guess the lobbying system is a way of doing it, although the commerical aspects and affects on legislation is a concern I do believe that candidates should be made to declare all of their sponsors and backers and should , when appearing in public at conventions and rallys have the names of their sponsors clearly visible on advertising boards, so that you can see where the money is coming from. That way "ethical" voting is possible.



(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?


Its an idea but the practicalities of how would it be done and who would bring it into effect are difficult. Possibly it could be based on mid-term elections BUT the current set up allows the person in power to see out their plans somewhat - and what is this months farce can turn out to be next years overwhelming success. The key to politics is time.



(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?


Change in some respects is a good thing, but don't forget that the basis of the original ideas are sound and really don't need tampering with too much. Things do need modernising though, to reflect the world in general, and allow diversity. Its the abuse of the Constitution (in terms of places like Guantanamo Bay) that bothers me more.



posted on Mar, 11 2007 @ 07:30 PM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?

4 reasons from my favorite genius, Albert Einstein:
#1 No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
#2 The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
#3 Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
#4 Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

In other words: K.I.S.
K eep
I it
S imple

That's my platform.


(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?

It is a state issue, not a national issue. Some states have...some haven't. It was been ruled as unconstitutional in at least one state.


(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?

Take the money factor out of it and the campaign process and it would be fine. It IS necessary...otherwise how would anyone be heard? But when this or that group pays a candidate money to be heard...better...then when the candidate gets into office, they have a list of IOU's, so to speak. It's natural to feel compelled to keep one's end of the bargain; I don't criticize anyone for that. But due to the outrageous cost of just trying to get nominated in the primaries...

In the end, the people aren't served but rather the cost of the campaign trail is 'paid back.' That's ridiculous and totally derails BOTH justice and democracy.


(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?

Why? We have almost a year or even a little longer to decide who we want to vote for. The job is not a probationary one. Sworn into office means 4 years. For better or for worse, for both the President and the people. If there are no impeachable crimes committed then there is no reason not to stick it out.


(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?

Do you mean 'reformulated?'
I think, generally speaking, that judges do their best to uphold the constitution. In many cases, if it weren't for the rulings of a conscientious judge, we'd never even realize that the constitution was being nibbled at.



posted on Mar, 11 2007 @ 07:41 PM
link   

Originally posted by tsloan
This is a 5 part question?


(1). Can each of the candidates explain in detail why America needs the political platform in which you are running...Now for those of you who are on the same ticket this would be a good time to think about what you are going to say?

(2). Why do you think America hasn't put term limits into place at the house and senate levels?

(3). Do you agree that lobbist hurt or help our politcal system? If the answer is help please explain how and the answer is hurt please explain why?

(4). Do you think that the voting public should have in place a emergency vote system in which can allow the public to recall any government elected candidate?

(5). Would you say that the United States Constitution has limited it's self powerless by the current judiciary system?-i.e.- Has the current judiciary courts up held the original concept of the document or has it been reformated to adapt to current issues?


1. America is about the 99% of people being trampled by big business, banking fraud, and government ignorance. My goal is to give those being abused a real voice and means by which to improve not only themselves, but also their country. The ruling elite needs to be held accountable for the crimes they have carried out on the American people.

2. Simple; politicians are in bed with special interests and big business. Why would the puppet-masters want to work with new puppets when the old ones are doing just fine by them?

3. Lobbyists are a crime! The only lobbyists in this country should be the voters!

4. Yes, but it needs to be structured. We cannot have the voters recalling every elected official that they sour to. As long as there is a process by which a recall is deemed necessary, yes.

5. I am a strict-constructionist. The Constitution is written as it is, and not open for interpretation. The problem is that the judiciary has been infiltrated by special interest just like the legislatures. The constitution allows for amendments, and that should be how legal changes are made; not some extremely loose interpretation and application of an issue that did not exist when the document was drafted.



new topics

top topics



 
3

log in

join