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John Lee's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Presidential Election 2012 Political Courage Test

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Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I have written a chapter of a book that encompasses the 10 Commandments, and in that chapter conclude abortion is a form of murder, and should not be allowed. The chapter is titled "Liars, the Rich, and Thoughts on the Top 10," and can be found at www.johnansonlee.com.

Budget
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.
In order to balance the budget,
YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
NoCandidate Answerdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
NoCandidate AnswerIs balancing the budget an administrative priority?
Other or expanded principles

If elected I will sponsor a Constitutional Amendment abolishing all debts, public and private, and abolishing the monetary system. All property will be owned by the sovereign, and a Theocracy modelled on the Bible will be established. Medical care of all sorts will be free to all. No more IRS, no more greed or corruption, no more insane budget deficits, etc.

Spending
Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Greatly Increasea) Agriculture
Greatly Increaseb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Greatly Increasee) Environment
Greatly Decreasef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Eliminatej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Greatly Increasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

If elected I will sponsor a Constitutional Amendment abolishing all debts, public and private, and abolishing the monetary system. All property will be owned by the sovereign, and a Theocracy modelled on the Bible will be established. Medical care of all sorts will be free to all. No more IRS, no more greed or corruption, no more insane budget deficits, etc. The allocations I have listed above are in terms of refocused effort pending the passage of the amendment.

Taxes
Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.
Eliminatea) Capital gains taxes
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Eliminatec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Eliminated) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Eliminatee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Eliminatef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

If elected I will sponsor a Constitutional Amendment abolishing all debts, public and private, and abolishing the monetary system. All property will be owned by the sovereign, and a Theocracy modelled on the Bible will be established. Since the Kingdom of Heaven, under the rule of a Godly King and Godly Judges, will own all property there will be no need for taxes of any sort.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

The current political system is broken and should be discarded in its entirety.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

The Constitutional Amendment I propose will also abolish any prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Punishment will be left to the discretion of the King and Godly Judges.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
NoDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

I support the two items I selected because they are consistent with my platform for establishing a Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The Kingdom will be accompanied by a building boom like never before seen, and all who want to work will be able to. I support the extension of unemployment benefits because I support care and aid for the downtrodden, unemployed, sick, etc.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

The federal government is incompetent in the area of education, and has no business bribing states with taxpayer dollars. My platform will insure private school quality lower education for all children, and Harvard quality college education for all, in both cases for free. All citizens will be able to participate in educational programs of a type and quality that are now only reserved for the elite.

YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

We have been destroying our environment, which is God's property, and this pollution is a major source of disease and illness in our society. Once the Kingdom is established we will invert to a 2-day work week for most, with 5-day weekends, and energy use will decline substantially (80% or more is my guess). No more rush hour, no more 9-5, no more people working 2-3 jobs to make ends meet, etc. And with the for-profit incentive gone, companies will act more responsibily in disposing to toxic and hazardous waste.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
Other or expanded principles

The U.S. should take care of its own back yard before worrying about the rest of the world. The rest of the world can take care of itself just fine. In any event, once the Kingdom is established and the rest of the world follows the U.S. lead there will be no borders, and no more reason for either wars or terrorism.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

We only need guns for hunting or target shooting.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
NoCandidate AnswerShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

This act was a stupid idea that perpetuates a broken for-profit health insurance system. What idiot decided to entrust health insurance coverage and treatment decisions in this country to for-profit insurance companies that stand to make more money by denying coverage to and claims of people who need them the most? The current health care system is broken and needs to be replaced.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
YesDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
YesDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

Once the Kingdom is established there will be no more borders, and nothing more to worry about with respect to immigration.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

Read this carefully: I have written a chapter that concludes homosexuality is NOT a sin, contrary to the teachings of many modern churches. At the same time I believe children should be raised in a traditional family environment, with a male head of the household and one or more female mother figures to raise them. Under my platform no more children will be raised in horrible single parent homes. Bob and Steve can cohabitate or enter a covenant commitment (like marriage) if they want, but they should not be allowed to adopt or raise children in that environment.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

I support abolishing the social security system, which is broken and bankrupt, like the rest of our government. There will be no need for a system like this once the Constitutional Amendment passes and the Kingdom is established.

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

1-Abolish all debts, public and private, and 2-all tangible and intangible property in the U.S. reverts to and becomes property of the Kingdom. The formation of a Kingdom like this pays for itself. The biggest challenge will be implementation, but that will be made simpler by the basic precept I support of starting everyone out where they currently stand, and preserving the status quo. From that point we will lift up the underclass and needy.

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