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Herbert Peters' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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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 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Candidate Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The fertilized egg is a life endowed with these rights. I believe that men and women must discipline themselves such that sexual activity is acted upon by persons who are ready and willing to produce children. This is, in my opinion, self evident. This is a states' rights issue; I would promote NO new federal laws on this matter."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Greatly reduce unwanted pregnancies by parents being home. "
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions." Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Greatly reduce unwanted pregnancies by parents being home. "
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The fertilized egg is a life endowed with these rights. I believe that men and women must discipline themselves such that sexual activity is acted upon by persons who are ready and willing to produce children. This is, in my opinion, self evident. This is a states' rights issue; I would promote NO new federal laws on this matter."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The fertilized egg is a life endowed with these rights. I believe that men and women must discipline themselves such that sexual activity is acted upon by persons who are ready and willing to produce children. This is, in my opinion, self evident. This is a states' rights issue; I would promote NO new federal laws on this matter."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
No Candidate Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international policy. Other or expanded principles: "Withdraw the troops in a organized, edpedient manner."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support missionary activity in any and all foreign countries. If people of our country feel compassion for those of another country; consider missionaries. Our government should limit itself to our country. Use of "Letters of Marque and Reprisal," I believe, would have been a better tool for hunting the "9/11 offenders." I support free trade. Government attempts such as NAFTA are deficient; whereas true free trade would allow hands on decisions that would allow for improvements for all."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support missionary activity in any and all foreign countries. If people of our country feel compassion for those of another country; consider missionaries. Our government should limit itself to our country. Use of "Letters of Marque and Reprisal," I believe, would have been a better tool for hunting the "9/11 offenders." I support free trade. Government attempts such as NAFTA are deficient; whereas true free trade would allow hands on decisions that would allow for improvements for all."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international policy. Other or expanded principles: "Our great nation is at its knees - and not necessarily in prayer because our government has bankrupted our nation. Our government is not a business - our people should be able to provide services such as nuclear fuel to India for civilian purposes. Let our Churches and Charities and our people help people in other nations. I want the US Government to get into compliance with the US Constitution. See www.herbpeters.com"
Yes Candidate Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Highest Priority" for: "Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. a) Defense" Indicate your priorities for spending any anticipated federal budget surplus. Other or expanded principles: "abolish Drug War "
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Decrease" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. c) Defense" 1) Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "Our economy was fantastically successful before the income tax and the federal reserve. We restore our computers to earlier times when they worked better, we need to restore our government to earlier times (about 110 years ago). Yes, I like all of the conveniences we have today: freeways, airlines. All of these would have arrived sooner with less government."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Decrease" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. c) Defense" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "We need a safety net; it must be funded by voluntary donations and managed by Churches and Charities. Education of our children is a mandate to parents and should be financed by the parents with help from Churches and Charities. History shows that education quality was better before federal involvement. Medical Research should be financed and managed by the medical community. Space exploration should be financed and managed by the private sector."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Decrease" for: "c) Defense" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "We need a safety net; it must be funded by voluntary donations and managed by Churches and Charities. Education of our children is a mandate to parents and should be financed by the parents with help from Churches and Charities. History shows that education quality was better before federal involvement. Medical Research should be financed and managed by the medical community. Space exploration should be financed and managed by the private sector."
No Candidate Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?" Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues Other or expanded principles: "I am for a balanced budget; we do not need a balanced budget law. The balanced budget idea is self evident."
No Candidate Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
No Candidate Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education. Other or expanded principles: "No federal financing or management of education (with the exception of military acadamies). A significant relationship can be seen by comparing the increase in federal spending on education and educational demise. Federal education should be thought of as nepotism. For example, the US Constitution says no state shall make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debt - yet this is not taught in our government schools (young people today are not aware of this provision) and it is the cause of our economies failure."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "To restore quality education; parents with local communities, Churches and Charities should together provide for the management and financing of education."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education" 1) Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "Our economy was fantastically successful before the income tax and the federal reserve. We restore our computers to earlier times when they worked better, we need to restore our government to earlier times (about 110 years ago). Yes, I like all of the conveniences we have today: freeways, airlines. All of these would have arrived sooner with less government."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "We need a safety net; it must be funded by voluntary donations and managed by Churches and Charities. Education of our children is a mandate to parents and should be financed by the parents with help from Churches and Charities. History shows that education quality was better before federal involvement. Medical Research should be financed and managed by the medical community. Space exploration should be financed and managed by the private sector."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Eliminate" for: "d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "We need a safety net; it must be funded by voluntary donations and managed by Churches and Charities. Education of our children is a mandate to parents and should be financed by the parents with help from Churches and Charities. History shows that education quality was better before federal involvement. Medical Research should be financed and managed by the medical community. Space exploration should be financed and managed by the private sector."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "To restore quality education; parents with local communities, Churches and Charities should together provide for the management and financing of education."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "To restore quality education; parents with local communities, Churches and Charities should together provide for the management and financing of education."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "To restore quality education; parents with local communities, Churches and Charities should together provide for the management and financing of education."
Yes Candidate Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "states should regulate clean water/clean air."
No Candidate Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "First they called it global warming; now they are calling it climate change. Either way, it was just another scare tactic to get more government. NO NO NO. No laws to provide cap and trade. I am for fuel efficiency or alternate fuels or nuclear energy; these are private sector opportunities. No to government involvement."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "First they called it global warming; now they are calling it climate change. Either way, it was just another scare tactic to get more government. NO NO NO. No laws to provide cap and trade. I am for fuel efficiency or alternate fuels or nuclear energy; these are private sector opportunities. No to government involvement."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "First they called it global warming; now they are calling it climate change. Either way, it was just another scare tactic to get more government. NO NO NO. No laws to provide cap and trade. I am for fuel efficiency or alternate fuels or nuclear energy; these are private sector opportunities. No to government involvement."
Yes Candidate Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health. Other or expanded principles: "The terms "health" or "medicine" do not occur nor are authorized in the US Constitution. The free market expands with the needs; the government would bring about long lines. Russia, with universal health care has one of the worst records for peoples health. Today, our heath care system is strained because the federal government has unconstitutionally stuck its nose into fields such as Medicare and other such programs. Because of Medicare, seniors today pay more out of pocket for health care than people paid before Medicare began."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues. Other or expanded principles: "health care and research should be privately financed."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe in the free market; and that the free market is the best provider of health care. Medicare and Medicaid programs were, in my opinion, the prime cause for the skyrocketing costs of medicine. I believe that we should repeal Medicare, Medicaid and Obama Care; and with these actions I believe that the costs of medicine will become affordable again."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2010 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe in the free market; and that the free market is the best provider of health care. Medicare and Medicaid programs were, in my opinion, the prime cause for the skyrocketing costs of medicine. I believe that we should repeal Medicare, Medicaid and Obama Care; and with these actions I believe that the costs of medicine will become affordable again."

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Nevada Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifeCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
Do you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

Bring troops home ASAP.

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?
Yesdo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Yesdo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles

Balancing the budget is urgently essential.

We must terminate or phase out of ALL unconstitutional programs.
Medicare, unconstitutional, phase out.
Medicaid, terminate
Obama Care, terminate.

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

Each voter must educate themselves regarding the US Constitution, and must vote accordingly.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles
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?
NoDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
NoDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
Do you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

We are way over taxed; we must phase out the income tax and phase out Social Security.

We must quit paying people for NOT working. END ALL Welfare.

Expand employment by ending regulations that kill employment; for example we must repeal the "Minimum Wage."

We have a very serious problem, German Style Hyperinflation could occur at any time. We must elect a congress that will fix the problems; I hope that there is time.

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

Get the federal government totally out of either financing or control over education of our children. Education has gone down hill since federal began its financing of education.

Education MUST be paid for by the parents with possible help from local communities, churches and charities.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

We must apply natural law, as provided in the Declaration of Independence. No subsidies.

NoDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles

The sun is our source of warming; historical studies show that earth warming is cyclic.

Attempting to control climate change is an attempt to grow government. We must shrink our government to compliance with the US Constitution.

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

One of the safest countries in the world is Switzerland; they have guns in almost every home.

Our second amendment provides for a Switzerland type militia. While geographically in the middle of ww1 and ww2 they were able to stay out of those wars and maintain their freedoms primarily because of their militia.

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

The capability and quality of health care in our country is adequate, but could get better.

Government intrusion DEGRADES quality, availability and cost.

Remember, our founders got sick etc, yet they made NO provision for a federal health care scheme.

Federal intrusion into health care is unconstitutional. Regardless of what the Supreme Court says.

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

Our Creator God allows people to be born all over the world and migration is a God given human right.

It is OK to have borders to prevent entry because of crime. Immigrants should be welcome; the Bible says be good to the alien among you. The Bible speaks of fenced cities, not fenced nations.

We must get back to natural law regarding labor, when we get this situation corrected we will again grow our economy.

Citizenship; a person must know and assimilate the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence before being granted citizenship.

Do you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

We have freedom of Religion, any two people who want to live together can do that. Freedom of Religion would allow 3 or 4 or more.

The real issue; who gets survivor benefits? Who gets income tax benefits?

While I believe that we must phase out the income tax, while it is still here it must only be used to raise money - NOT for social engineering.

The breadwinner in any family situation must provide for survivor benefits; NOT the Government.

Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
NoShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles

We, the USA, have atomic weapons, we are bullies if we try to prevent others from same.

Our nation is likely the most terrorist in the world with 700 bases around the world and a CIA that overthrows regimes seemingly at will.

Our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are unjustified. We must bring all troops home and if we want to help the world, our churches can send missionaries.

OUR drug was is another culprit, destroying crops in foreign countries. We must end the drug war.

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

Social Security is unconstitutional, we must phase that program out of existence.

With sound money most people could set aside about 10% per year (gov takes about 12%) could out perform Social Security.

We must restore sound money and we must restore compliance with the US Constitution.

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.
Eliminatea) Agriculture
Eliminateb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Eliminated) Education
Eliminatee) Environment
Eliminatef) Homeland Security
Eliminateg) International aid
Eliminateh) Medical Research
Eliminatei) Scientific Research
Eliminatej) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Eliminatel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories
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.
Slightly Decreasea) Capital gains taxes
Eliminateb) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreasec) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Slightly Decreased) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Greatly Decreasee) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Slightly Increasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Greatly Decreaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Eliminatei) Inheritance taxes
Eliminatej) Payroll taxes
Greatly Decreasek) Other or expanded categories

The federal government must pay for the operation of the congress, the courts and the constitutional agencies.

Unconstitutional agencies should be phase out.

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.

At this time we are fighting for survival; hyperinflation with a Great Depression so severe that it will make the 1929 depression seem like a recession.

To survive we must get back to compliance with the US Constitution. We must:
Restore Sound Money,
Balance the budget,
Bring the troops home,
End all foreign aid and domestic subsidies,
Phase out of Social Security,
Phase out of Medicare,
Terminate federal meddling in health care and education; and
Terminate all agencies that are not provided for in the Constitution.

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