Jim Stark's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Jim Stark
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Elizabeth; 1 Child
Home City: Moss Bluff, LA
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Jim Stark refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 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 are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 16 August 2012. Responded "Personally, I value Life. I don't just believe that life begins at conception, I believe both the Egg and Sperm are life. Part of an unbroken chain of life that stretches back to the beginning of mankind. As a man, I can never understand what it's like to be pregnant, or give birth. And I believe freedom of "choice" ought to be explained for what it is. It is literally killing an unborn Baby. My public opinion differs entirely from my private one. As a Libertarian, and an American, I must fall on the side of Personal Liberty. No Government, or Court, at any level, owns your body. And any decision about your body, and any consequences from those decisions, must be made by the individual [¦] Basically, I would leave Government out of it" to the question "WHERE DO YOU STAND ON ROE VS. WADE?" (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 22 August 2012. "I can't believe that we beat the Japanese, AND the Germans in only 4 yrs during WWII. Yet we can't "win" in Afghanistan after 11 yrs. Bin Laden is dead. Isn't that the reason we went in there ? Time to get out, and bring the Troops home." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Platform. 3 October 2012. "Evaluate our International footprint. Close, and/or consolidate overseas bases and facilities to work more efficiently, and save money for domestic programs." (www.jimstark2012.com)
  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 5 August 2012. "Reducing our international footprint. With Gary Johnson as President, I will support expanding the Base Re-alignment and Closing Commission to examine all of our estimated 900 facilities in 130 countries. The goal would be to close unnecessary bases, and to consolidate necessary ones as much as we can. Saving billions, while still maintaining critical facilities necessary for intel, logistics, communications, and protection of American trade routes." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 12 August 2012. "When elected, I will support the "Fair Tax". And eliminate all income, wage, payroll, and corporate taxes in favor of a national sales tax. The rate of which will be equal to the current lowest tax rate. No loopholes, no favoring one business over another, no paying taxes unless you buy goods and services, and best of all...no filing taxes anymore !" (www.facebook.com)
  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 6 August 2012. "Saying NO. The good folks of Louisiana deserve Representatives who are willing to say no. Just a few of the things I will say no to - Higher taxes, NO." (www.facebook.com)
  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 8 August 2012. "I support the "Fair Tax". It is a National Consumption/Sales Tax that replaces all other taxes that the Federal Government collects. It is fair in that everyone pays the same rate, no exceptions, and no loopholes. And you only pay the tax when you purchase goods and services. There will be no more taxes on Education, Corporate income, Corporate to Corporate purchases of goods to operate your business, Income, Wages, Payroll, Social Security, Used goods, Investments, Or Savings including 401K. The percentage will be tied to budgetary needs of the Federal Government. Roughly equal to the lowest current tax rate." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 5 August 2012. "There are millions of Americans suffering right now, and the only way to get out of this, is through job creation. We do this the Libertarian way. Reduce taxes, cut useless regulation, cut spending oversees, and eliminate useless and wasteful Departments of Government such as the Dept. of Education." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 5 August 2012. "There are millions of Americans suffering right now, and the only way to get out of this, is through job creation. We do this the Libertarian way. Reduce taxes, cut useless regulation, cut spending oversees, and eliminate useless and wasteful Departments of Government such as the Dept. of Education." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 7 August 2012. "I fully support the Second Amendment to the Constitution. I don't like the flaming hoops and red tape you have to go through to carry a firearm, but if you have to put up with a little bureaucracy, such as a quick background check to ensure nut jobs don't get one, I can reluctantly accept that. I am not for mandatory trigger locks or electronic devices attached to firearms. Trigger locks and other devices take away the most important first moments of self defense decision making. I also do not support gun registration." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Platform. 26 September 2012. "Health Care, tough nut to crack. Very complex issue with no easy solution that I know of. I support a repeal of the Individual Mandate. And I'm open to suggestions, and will support the best ideas to solve this problem." (www.jimstark2012.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Wall. 5 August 2012. "It's absolutely ridiculous to think that government at any level has any say whatsoever over who an individual chooses to be with. I support the elimination of marriage licenses altogether. It's hard for me to fathom that folks have to get permission from government to marry. Wills and private legal agreements can take the place of marriage licenses. You may have to license your pet, but you should never have to license your spouse. Decisions such as marriage is between you, your own faith, and the person you choose to be with, period." (www.facebook.com)
  • Jim Stark. Platform. 3 October 2012. "Marriage. It's none of the Governments business who consenting adults are with, period. I support getting rid of Marriage Licenses altogether, and replacing with private, voluntary legal agreements." (www.jimstark2012.com)

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  • Jim Stark. Facebook: Timeline. 2 October 2012. "The President, and a compliant Congress, have declared the entire Earth a battlefield. This is no joke. We keep swatting at bees, and eventually we're going to hit a hive. Spreading Democracy with the barrel of a gun doesn't work. We try to solve all of the Worlds problems, and we can't solve our own here at home. A Worldwide Vietnam lay before us. With no exit strategy, only the promise of endless War, endless debt, and a ceaseless assault on our Civil Liberties." (www.facebook.com)

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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