Steve answers Liberty Candidate questions below:
(1) Re. the U.S. Financial System:
What is your view of the monetary system in the U.S. today?
The monetary system is in the late stages of total destruction due to the actions of Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner and the Federal Reserve criminal enterprise.
What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy?
Implement a gold and/or silver standard immediately to remove the fiat status of our dollar. Beyond this, we must take a meat cleaver approach to excessive regulations from the various “MSI” (More Stupid Initial Agencies) throughout the Federal government. This must also set an example to states who extort the small business communities through the “permit or licensing fees” as well.
Do you agree with the actions the Federal Reserve has taken to solve the financial crisis? If not, what could the Fed have done differently?
The Federal Reserve system is slavery through fictional debt. Criminals who work in secret cannot and will not ever solve a financial crisis, they will keep creating new crises.
Should the Federal Reserve be audited fully, no secrets, or does it need to keep some information under wraps?
The Federal Reserve should be audited and closed, no secrets, no holding back. If this were to happen, probably several thousand employees would be executed for treason. We can dream can’t we?
Re. Foreign Policy:
What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
US Foreign Policy is unacceptable. We are engaged in two or more illegal wars at this time fighting a “concept”. We are not the World Police Force. I do not read ANYTHING in the Constitution that justifies this inhumanity and economic theft on a daily basis.
How should we fight a “war on terror”?
We cannot fight a “concept”, this is utterly ridiculous. Should the U.S. occupy other countries? We should NOT occupy other countries, unless this is voted on by a legitimate Congress. Furthermore, that country should pay at least half of the expenses related to the occupation. If not, would you push to close all bases?
A gradual shut down of most foreign bases would be acceptable, however, this should also be voted on by the people.
Are there any you would keep open?
It is a possibility that we should keep ONE base open, that location to be voted on by the citizens of the United States.
Should the U.S. maintain its standing army?
The Constitution provides for a Navy, not a standing army.
Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it?
The Patriot Act is nothing more than Hitler’s “Enabling Act” in disguise. This has created the TSA, DHS, and more brown shirt agencies dedicated to the oppression and expansion of the Police State, as well as the Military/ Industrial Complex. I would vote for a full repeal, as well as push to have those who created this monstrosity prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
Re. Personal Liberty:
What information may the U.S. government legally gather about its citizens? When would it be necessary to overstep those boundaries?
The United States government has no need to gather any information about it’s citizens, they need to leave them the hell alone. This country was founded as a free society, thus we have to accept the risks of living in a free society.
What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant? The Fourth Amendment is very clear on this subject. I cannot fathom why we have allowed this lunacy to continue.
Ought the U.S. government be allowed to protect its citizens’ health by outlawing foods it considers unsafe, or to force medicate (i.e., fluoridation) or force vaccinate citizens?
Again, this country was founded as a free society. Individuals should take responsibility for the consequences of their actions and inactions. The use of “regulations” and “force” with regard to public health is totally unacceptable.
What controls, if any, should be placed on the right to own a gun? Is there an effective way to keep guns out of the hands of madmen and criminals without encroaching on the rights of free, law-abiding citizens?
While I agree with the OPINION that someone who used a gun to commit a heinous act against another human being should not be allowed legal ownership; the fact remains that we are allowed to bear arms. This is yet another risk of living in a free society. In this day and age, everyone should own at least one.
IV) Re. U.S. Sovereignty:
Is our involvement in and subjugation to global organizations, such as WHO, NATO, the UN, etc., a benefit to U.S. citizens?
Our involvement in any or all of these “agencies” is of no benefit whatsoever to a United States citizen. In fact, it is a hindrance to their economic wellbeing. Would you work to repeal international agreements that purport to hold U.S. citizens and/or property under its jurisdiction, or do you think there might be times when benefits outweigh concessions? We should work towards untangling ourselves from these “alliances” as soon as possible; the first one beginning with the treasonous “U.N.” I can see absolutely NO benefit from these agreements.
Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. citizens?
Look at our economy ( or lack thereof) . Does it appear that these trade agreements are helping us now? Not just no, but HELL NO.
(4) Should the U.S. give foreign aid to other countries? If yes, for what purposes would it be justified? If not all countries, which would you continue to support?
We have HUGE disasters in our own nation, yet our citizens ALWAYS end up getting the short end of the stick. We should NOT give ANYTHING to other countries, especially with the staggering amount of debt we are carrying now. It is time we use our resources to clean up our own yard.
State Sovereignty: When does state law take precedent over federal law?
Obviously, when the Federal govt keeps passing bills such as Obamacare that are unconstitutional, the states need to NULLIFY such utter stupidity.
Would you stand up to the federal government and demand that it stay within the bounds of its enumerated powers and out of state business?
Do federal officers have the right to arrest non-military citizens within the individual states for any crimes?
In the matter of a kidnapping situation or similar circumstances that spans through several states and is or has proven a jeopardy to lives, yes. This should only be a last resort if it cannot be handled through local law enforcement.
What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration?
The drain on our economy as our court, school, and entitlement systems are unparalleled.
What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services?
This is a very complex situation. It can be alleviated by lessening paperwork and the costs associated with the entire citizenship process. Since this will not happen immediately, we must insist that recipients either have a social security card or copy of current tax return. As much as I hate the “show your papers” mentality, as well as entitlement programs, we have to start somewhere.
(5) Misc. Questions:
If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?
That any type of lobbying or bribery of our representatives is punishable by death.
Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry?
What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any?
None. If our government had been truthful in the first place, this wouldn’t even be an issue.
Do you know what Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and the Communitarian agenda is? Do you support it? Why or why not?
Agenda 21 is a blueprint for the enslavement and death to all on the planet. I would in NO WAY support it. The United Nations is danger to our country, it’s citizens, and Agenda 21 is proof.
And here are Steve’s answers to the 2010 Liberty Candidate questions!