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Harold Johnson

Harold Johnson's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Harold Johnson
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Linda (deceased); 3 Children
Religion: Christian
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Harold Johnson refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2010, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion Issues: Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Family Values. "Strong families are the building block of any healthy and prosperous society. Parents should be actively involved in their children's lives, and our government should do more to encourage marriage and strong family units. I believe we must protect the unborn and support the traditional definition of marriage as that between a man and a woman." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson signed American Family Business Institute: No Death Tax. 2010. (www.nodeathtax.org)
  • Harold Johnson. 2010. Campaign For Liberty: North Carolina Candidate Surveys. Responded YES to the question: "20. Indicate the tax cuts you are willing to vote for: [...] Estate Tax Cut." (www.campaignforliberty.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson. 2010. CharMeckVotes.org: 2010 North Carolina Primary Election Candidate Survey. Responded: "The 787 billion dollar "stimulus" bill did not reduce unemployment but certainly added to our massive debt. Short term and government jobs are not the answer to reducing unemployment and getting the economy moving again," to the question: "Do you believe more stimulus money from the federal government will help reduce unemployment? If so, what type of stimulus and how much would you advocate spending? (200 word limit)" (charmeckvotes.org)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Taxes and Spending. "During a time when we are seeing double digit unemployment rates in the 8th District how can anyone think we can borrow, spend and tax our way out of the current economic crisis? [?] I support spending restraint and doing away with wasteful and duplicative programs." (votesmart.org)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. "Families across the District are hurting and need help. While the free market is a better economic engine than the government, the government must still play an important role in our economic recovery. The government can help by creating a favorable climate for job creation by reducing taxes and streamlining regulations and bureaucratic red tape. [?] Washington should not interfere in the private sector and compete with companies and citizens who already support government through taxation. Government's role should be doing things for citizens that citizens cannot do for themselves. [?] Congress can do much more to help. We can slow the growth of government spending that is adding to the deficit. We can reform runaway entitlement programs that are growing far beyond our ability to pay for them. And we can work to further alleviate the excessive taxation, mind-numbing regulation and senseless litigation that is closing down small businesses and costing American workers their jobs." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Business and Employment Issues: Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime Issues: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education Issues: Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment and Energy Issues: Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson signed Americans For Prosperity: No Climate Tax. 2010. (www.noclimatetax.com)
  • Harold Johnson. 2010. Campaign For Liberty: North Carolina Candidate Surveys. Responded YES to the question: "12. Will you oppose so-called "Cap and Trade" legislation?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Energy. "We must make a national commitment to increase conservation and develop domestic resources, new technologies, and alternative and renewable sources of energy. [?] I am opposed to cap and trade mainly because it would not improve the environment and be so cost prohibitive for American producers and manufacturers that they would move jobs offshore into the welcoming arms of developing countries like China and India. In short, cap and trade is a job killer. If enacted, cap and trade would be a regressive tax that would result in the largest tax increase in American history. American consumers would be forced to pay more for energy and gas resulting in higher prices for goods and services shrinking American families disposable income." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Gun Issues: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson. 2010. Campaign For Liberty: North Carolina Candidate Surveys. Responded YES to the question: "3. Will you vote to oppose any legislation that allows the federal government to prohibit the sale, use, or carrying of firearms?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Gun Owners of America. 2010. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America - Candidate Ratings gave Johnson a grade of A." (votesmart.org)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Second Amendment. "The Second Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms. I will steadfastly work to maintain this right and fight vigorously against any measures that seek to undermine it. Our justice system does not need more gun laws and restrictions on individual liberties, but does need to do a better job prosecuting repeat offenders who are responsible for so many criminal acts." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Issues: Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson. 2010. Campaign For Liberty: North Carolina Candidate Surveys. Responded YES to the question: "11. Will you oppose any attempt to nationalize our health care system, including any sort of public option for insurance?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Healthcare. "As I have campaigned across the Eighth District, most of the voters I have spoken with agree that we need healthcare reform. They have said we want reform based in free market principles [?] What they do NOT want is a government mandated and run system that will force them to purchase health insurance or face the wrath of the federal government through punitive fines. If I am elected as the next Congressman to represent the Eighth Congressional District, I will work to repeal the legislation. I will also work to replace the federal takeover of healthcare with reform that is based in free market principles that will guarantee access to quality healthcare for all Americans." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration Issues: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson. 2010. NumbersUSA: 2010 Elections Voter Guide. Responded YES to: "Do you OPPOSE offering the estimated 11 million people illegally in the U.S. long-term work permits and/or a path to citizenship (whether through blanket amnesty or an "earned legalization" or other form)?" (www.numbersusa.com)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Immigration. "America is the land of opportunity. I support legal immigration but am against any policies that encourage further illegal immigration. [?] I do not support so-called 'immigration reform' measures that do little more than reward illegal behavior or provide expanded taxpayer funded services to illegals. [?] We must stop providing the benefits of citizenship to illegal immigrants." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer International Policy Issues: Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Social Issues: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Harold Johnson. 2010. North Carolina Family Policy Council: 2010 General Election. Responded YES to the question: "Should the United States Constitution be amended to include the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman?" (www.ncfpc.org)
  • Harold Johnson. Issue Position: Family Values. "Strong families are the building block of any healthy and prosperous society. Parents should be actively involved in their children's lives, and our government should do more to encourage marriage and strong family units. I believe we must protect the unborn and support the traditional definition of marriage as that between a man and a woman." (votesmart.org)

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Inferred Answer

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