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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Jedi Knight, May 15, 2009.
I saw that last night. Fox News was saying this was the first time since 1995 that the majority of Americans were Pro-Life. That's good to know. I just hope the majority of Americans will vote their conscience when its time to go to the polls again.
People will vote if they have someone to vote for who's record shows that they value life, liberty, and stewardship, and are honest, as leaders already trusted in office. People will continue to skip the polls as long as they feel their vote is wasted on liars and deceivers. Sadlly, very seldom does the election slate really offer the people a choice.
It's time for the grassroots to start asserting its own strength as to what we want and stop the dictators, lobbyists, and campaign funds of our parties from promoting their lackies onto the ballot and into office. Most incumbents need the word 'fired' added to their resume.
Since 2000, every election I can think of had very staunch, pro-life candidates running:
In 2000 (& 1996) there was Pat Buchanan & Alan Keyes
In 2004 there was Mike Peroutka
In 2008 there was Tom Tancredo & Alan Keyes (again)
Its just a matter of finding the candidates. They're out there, voters need to take it upon themselves to reasearch those that are running so that they know who they are supporting. I agree that we are not being properly represented in the elections & are given a crummy choice during the actual presidential election. That's why it is important to get out & vote during the primaries. If you just wait until the main election, then you are stuck with what everyone else has selected for you.
Please note: I didn't add Mike Huckabee to the list in 2008 because while he may be pro-life, he seems like the kind of guy to be soft on issues. Sometimes when you ask him a tough "yes or no" question, he will respond with a whitty & humorous remark. He tends to be more of a compassionate conservative as opposed to what I call a "hard-nosed conservative".
It is a most reasonable request to ask every person running for public office....whether a partisan position or not.....
Where do you stand on the abortion issue? What have you done in either private or public work to support our confidence that you will continue to stand against abortion (assuming this is their answer)?
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Where do you stand on budget reform? growth or restriction of government? limits or control of entitlements? stewardship and fiscal responsibility? contngency funding during prosperous times? reducing the debt?
Do you believe in God and are you a Christian? How does this relate to your personal life and decision making in office? (Priority in accountability to God for the promises made to win office.)
What is your position regarding the UN, and the many non-governmental agencies promoted by it which are interferring with local governments and planning?
How do you reconcile our participation in global markets with our products, and preserve and protect our own industry?
Where do you stand on privacy and sharing of data bases between local, state, national, and international? Would you support oversight and gate keepers, responsible to the people at each level? Do you think government should be held responsible for the lost, corruption, or misuse of personal data..... and how?
(The 2010 census is due April 1, 2010. Many questions are asked beyond just counting the people in a houshold. Has census data been misused and revealed inspite of restrictions that it remains sealed for a period of time? Yes.....on 3 ocassions. The 1940 census was opened to identify those who reported Japanese ancestory..... and census data base with addresses was used to round up Japanese-American Citizens for internment in camps.... and many lost their properties and businesses. Since 2000, NASA, for whatever reason, requested census data on 5000 passengers from the passenger list of Northwest Airlines..... for what purpose? Also the DHS, requested and received from the census, data on thousands of households of Arab descent. The constitution stipulates that enumeration be conducted every 10 years for the purpose of representation. How that is done is interpreted by separate law... but the constitution does not imply that it is the responsibility of people to do more than participate in a head count.)
What is your position on energy? On global warming? On building nuclear power plants? Off shore drilling? On favorably advancing independant oil discovery and drilling? On investigating and revealing to the public the scope of discovered but untapped oil reserves within our own country..... now kept as classified within the departments of energy managment and geological surveys?
How would you promote competition, or would you promote the consolidation of industry and monopolies?
Do you agree with the Federal Reserve and our participation in the International Monetary Fund.... or would you support the return to our own currency under the control and supervision of Congress?
Would you support making the IRS subject to the supervision of accounting principals and oversight by Congress of those regulations enforced upon the people and businesses of our country?
What is your stand on each Article in the Constitution of the United States.... and just saying you agree is not an answer without explanation as to breath and limits of each? (Either they would have to know.... or read it.... to answer this question ..... and most would have to study it.... which is good for a document they may have to uphold by their oath of office.)
If ever you were elected to an office on the federal level, which agencies and departments do you think should be kept, and which do you feel should be returned to the care of the states; which might have some shared interest?
Enviroment is in headlines...... how far should regulations go and at what point does an individual's (not corporate) ownership of property and usage take priority and be protected? Are you aware of any problems affecting small farmers and land owners: if so what are some of the issues and where do you stand?
Do you know where the boundaries of the exercise of Federal Government begins (The INCORPORATED UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as governed within the confines of Washington, D.C.) and where it ends..... without the invite of the States (in the offices of their governors, state attorney generals office, and legislative branch...... and in the counties..... with the sheriff)?
If you were in a position to have influence upon the national and international level...... what is your position on aliens and immigration? illegal aliens? security at the borders? attitudes, searches and enforcement for those entering properly?
In government, politics, commercial exchanges.... what should be our attitudes towards our friends? how about those who are clearly enemies (and if who would you identify as fitting this category)? how about those with questionable leanings but be of interest? On what value or values should we base our friendship with others...... similar idealogies? similar constructs of society and commerce? wealth? resources we can take and use? resources we can share or exchange? similarities in human rights and promoting the expression of each individual's talents and abilities? the sharing of our resources with poorer countries and enabling their industries to grow instead of being taken over by ours?
On and on.... military, education..........I'd be asking many questions.... and I'd be expecting answers to all, even if its an "I don't know." There is no office so small or unimportant but what it may develop expertise and leadership into higher office: So the sooner we start getting answers from people... not only regarding local issues... but some idea of where they stand on broader issues, the better! At least it may start them to thinking ..... and growing..... and realizing that voter's aren't stupid. There's no shame in not having all the answers, but there should be shame in not having a position on some or not being informed. There should be no shame, as one has more information available, in changing some answers.... as long as one can present a valid defense for the change: Still there should be stability in those areas pertaining to morality, and the constitution.
Everyone is pro life when it is their life at stake. The average is getting older.