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Mike Berryhill, Sr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Mike Berryhill, Sr. 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.

Unknown Position Unknown Answer Abortion Issues: Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life? 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 Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues: Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Michael Berryhill signed the Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 7 June 2010. (www.atr.org)
  • Michael Berryhill. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: 2010 California Primary Election Candidate Survey. Selected YES for: "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

  • Michael Berryhill. Issue Position: Out of Control Government Spending. "In no time at all, this new administration (with Dennis Cardoza's support) has spent trillions of dollars and endangered our economic security. It has bailed out banks and private businesses, wasted hundreds of billions more for a stimulus package that only stimulated unemployment and now is trying to spend over a trillion dollars more to take over the healthcare system." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Berryhill. Berryhill Condemns Passage of Financial Reform Bill. 14 July 2010. "More regulations are just a way for Congress and Obama to look like they are doing something to prevent another financial crisis, but most of this is redundant window dressing. This crisis was caused by federal regulators who were asleep at the wheel and failed to enforce rules that were already on the books. Hundreds of pages of new rules aren't the answer to our present problems! Congress needs to address the crisis we have in unemployment. The road to recovery is to create jobs, we do that by reducing regulations, cutting red tape, and providing temporary tax incentives to get the economy rolling," said Mike Berryhill, candidate for California's 18th Congressional District." (votesmart.org)
  • Michael Berryhill. Berryhill Joins Call for Geithner's Dismissal. 26 August 2010. "Mike Berryhill, Republican Nominee for the 18th District suggests that the architect of the Administration's failed economic policies be terminated. With unemployment stagnating at over 10% and climbing in parts of the country the Administration's "Recovery Summer" is on life support and fading fast. Congressional Candidate Mike Berryhill believes that the architect of the White House's economic policy, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, should be fired." (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.
No Inferred Answer Education Issues: Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Michael Berryhill. Issue Position: Education. "Having served two terms on my local school board, I have seen how important it is to maintain local control of our schools with minimal interference from bureaucrats in the federal government. I support grants to states to provide local districts with the tools to accomplish what they feel is important instead of bureaucrats. This will allow local school boards the ability to do what they feel is important, from lowering class sizes or updating materials to increasing salaries to get better teachers." (votesmart.org)
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

  • 2010. The Fresno Bee: Valley congressional races at a glance. 19 September 2010. "Opposes "cap and trade" as a complete farce in terms of science as well as out-of-control taxation which will stall any economic recovery. Called it an an excuse to increase taxation on the people and grow government." (www.fresnobee.com)
  • Michael Berryhill signed Americans For Prosperity: No Climate Tax. 20 October 2009. (www.noclimatetax.com)
No Inferred Answer Gun Issues: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Gun Owners of America. 2010. 30 September 2010. Gun Owners of America endorsed Michael Berryhill in the 2010 General Election. (www.goapvf.org)
  • Michael Berryhill. Issue Position: Second Amendment. "I am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and carry firearms. This is a fundamental right that must be protected." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Issues: Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Michael Berryhill. 2010. Campaign for Liberty: 2010 California Primary Election Candidate Survey. Selected YES for: "Will you oppose any attempt to nationalize our health care system, including any sort of public option for insurance?" (www.campaignforliberty.com)
  • Michael Berryhill signed The Club for Growth: Repeal It! (www.repealit.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration Issues: Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • 2010. The Fresno Bee: Valley congressional races at a glance. 19 September 2010. "Advocates building a border fence. Amnesty encourages more illegal immigration and must be avoided. Said a policy is needed that protects the nuclear family as splitting up families only leads to greater problems down the road." (www.fresnobee.com)
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

  • Michael Berryhill. Berryhill Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Protect Traditional Marriage. 5 August 2010. "In the wake of a federal judge's decision to overturn California Proposition 8, Congressional Candidate Mike Berryhill calls for a constitutional amendment protecting Traditional Marriage. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker struck down Proposition 8, the California Marriage Protection Act, in a ruling issued Tuesday. In response to Judge Walker's ruling Congressional Candidate Mike Berryhill (R-Ceres) has called for a constitutional amendment that would forever protect marriage as an institution between a man and a woman. California voters approved Prop 8 with over 52% of the vote in 2008 when nearly 80% of registered voters headed to the polls. Judge Walker's ruling is another case of members of the judiciary legislating from the bench in direct defiance of the will of the people. Since the dawn of time traditional marriage has been the foundation of human society. Prop 8 was written to strengthen society by encouraging monogamous and loving marriages and to ensure the well being of children. California is one of 31 states to have put this issue to a vote and in every instance the people have voted in favor of protecting traditional marriage. Californian's have taken this issue to the ballot box twice, once with Prop 8 and previously in 2000 with the passage of Prop 22 which passed by 61% of the vote. Activist judges like Judge Walker, himself one of three openly homosexual jurists serving on the federal bench, have made same sex marriage legal by overturning popular state wide initiatives. Five states, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia currently allow same sex marriage. "Time and again the people have spoken, in California and in 30 other states across the nation, and their message is that marriage is an institution that should only be between one man and one woman. Traditional marriage is the bedrock upon which our society is founded and should not be brushed aside or redefined on the whim of the judiciary. When I am elected to Congress I will work to pass a constitutional amendment that will protect traditional marriage for generations to come." said Berryhill." (votesmart.org)

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

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