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Herbert Peters' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Herbert Peters has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Herbert Peters is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

What is the Political Courage Test?

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 2016, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? “Pro-Life” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred 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

  • Selected “slightly increase” on low-income families. http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? 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 Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? “No” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? 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: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “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.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? 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 Energy: Do you support funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? “No” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “One of the safest countries in the world is Switzerland; they have guns in almost every home.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? “Yes” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “ Immigrants should be welcome; the Bible says be good to the alien among you. The Bible speaks of fenced cities, not fenced nations.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “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.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? 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 Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • “Social Security is unconstitutional, we must phase that program out of existence.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (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.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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.

NoInferred Answer Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • “ Immigrants should be welcome; the Bible says be good to the alien among you. The Bible speaks of fenced cities, not fenced nations.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "No "Berlin Wall" across the United States! Our land can support many more people and families - if our government would limit itself to the US Constitution."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
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.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations
  • “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.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues. Other or expanded principles: "The federal government should not be involved with or regulate marriage, nor should the federal government define marriage. I believe that God created marriage - between a man and a woman."
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.

Unknown PositionInferred Answer Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "Study Switzerland! Switzerland � was able to stay out of the carnage of World Wars 1 & 2! Switzerland had a militia. Most able bodied men of good character joined the militia and were trained and equipped and ready to participate in guerrilla operations. The Swiss militia men kept their battle Rifles and ammunition in their homes � ready for immediate use. I like this verse of scripture from Leviticus 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. "
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.

NoInferred Answer Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2008 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • “Social Security is unconstitutional, we must phase that program out of existence.” http://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/29387/herbert-peters/ (votesmart.org)
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2000 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Herbert Peters. Project Vote Smart: 2002 California Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
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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