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Darryl Holloman's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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North Carolina Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test


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

I consider myself pro-life but would not even consider expanding the power of the fed to "protect" potential humans, at least until they can figure out how to stop destroying the lives of actual humans. Any plan that involves stealing (taxes) creates more victims than it can possibly protect. Every year our government destroys the lives of thousand of people and familes, people we have invested millions in, all in the name of enforcing victimless crime laws, all the while destroying the lives of millions by stealing from them to pay pay for it.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

NOW, before if possible. I find it incredible that people can recognize that our politicians have destroyed our economy yet feel the same politicians and "build" the economy in Afghanistan. Instead of make the Afghan economy look like ours, they are making our economy look like Afghanistans.

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

While balancing the budget is important, it is really just being used as a distraction for the real issues. The government uses the federal reserve, the fiat dollar, to spend without limits. Stop forcing people to use the fiat dollar and let free market currencies compete. This one act would force the government to limit it's deficit spending.

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

I don't support giving the government any additional control over the people. I would support reducing the size and scope of government so that politicians could not provide these contributors with a return on their investment. If these contributors had no hope of making sizable profits off of their donations, the donations would go away.

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

I do not support giving government the authority to execute people, or to administer "punishment". Government should limit itself to insuring justice, which can only be achieved by full restitution to the original victim(s). Any plan that requires stealing (taxes) only creates more victims than those it claims to protect.

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?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

I do not support the temporary part. How can any reasonable person admit that tax cuts help the economy yet conclude that next year we should resume a course of economic destruction?
Taxes is theft! Every act of theft destroys wealth. Destruction of wealth (capital) hurts consumers. The only thing we all have in common is the fact we are all consumers. I consider taxes a direct attack on the people by our government. I say we should find a way to stop stealing!

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

I support abolishing the Dept. of Ed., along with the stolen money they feed on, then simply tell the states to figure out how return education to the free market, without federal funding. Any plan that requires stealing (taxes) creates more victims than it claims to protect.

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

I believe all those who are convinced that humans are destroying the planet should put their own money where their mouths are. Develop the technology that will save us all, then sell it on the free market. Any plan that requires stealing (taxes) creates more victims than it claims to protect.

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

Government guns kill far more people than private guns. The first step to achieve a totalitarian government is to disarm it's people.

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

Government should not require people to anything other than respect the rights of others. The problem with our healthcare system started with Medicare and Medicaid, forcing people to participate. More government force will not fix a problem caused by too much government force. Forcing individual into a government run ponzi scheme is no better than forcing individuals into private run government granted monopolies. Any plan that requires stealing (taxes) creates more victims than it claims to protect.

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?
NoDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

I don't support any plan than involves stealing, period. Someone coming to the US to work does not make me a victim, stealing from me to throw them out does. As a consumer, I benefit when a person who is unproductive in one location moves to another location and becomes productive. Basic economics, the division of labor. If the government would stop stealing (creating victims), we would not attract so many people looking for free handouts and attract more people looking to work and keep the product of their own labor.

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

My answer of no simply reflects my personal opinion on the subject, as someone who doesn't understand the whole "gay" mindset. However, I think the government should butt out, mind their own business and stay out of marriage completely. Why should a gay couple care what I think? Why should anyone have, or need to, ask for the governments permission? This subject is not as much about marriage as it is about the distribution of stolen money, benefits given to married people at the expense of everyone else. We should figure out how to stop stealing, problem solved.

NoCandidate AnswerDo 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

I think all those so anxious to start another war should put their money where their mouths are and pay for the last (current) 2 wars first. Maybe sell off their assets and donate it all to the government. They should also give up their government checks, pensions and benefits until it's paid. I see a total economic collapse as the greatest threat facing our country. If we don't figure out how to turn things around at home, we will not even be able to fight off famine, much less an armed enemy. Time is running out, stop stealing.

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

Social (in)Security is a ponzi scheme and is bankrupting future generations. This was only possible because the government forces people into it, stealing from one generation and giving to another. Any plan that includes stealing (taxes) creates victims. Allow free market currencies to compete and make all social programs voluntary, let them sink or swim based on their own value.

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
Eliminatem) Other or expanded categories

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, IRS, ICE, ATF, DEA, etc...

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
Eliminatek) Other or expanded categories

Taxes is theft, stop stealing. Once you justify stealing, for any reason, you have opened the door to justify stealing for any reason. Institutionalized theft is destorying our society and our economy. Free markets REQUIRE private property rights. Taxes violate property rights. I believe in free markets and private property. There is a reason the Bible only had 10 commandments and "Don't Steal" was on that list, it is important. Until we figure out how to stop stealing, our situation will only continue to get worse.

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.

My priorities would require no additional funding. My first priority would be to start the process of allowing free market currencies to compete with the dollar. Second would be to cut government spending, third would be to stop government stealing.

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