Dan Stojadinovic for U.S. Senate, FL
Dan answers the Liberty Candidate questions below:
I) Re. the U.S. Financial System:
1. What is your view of the monetary system in the U.S. today?
As I described in my Youtube candidacy announcement video “From Austria With Love” I not only understand the dangers of a central bank that president and founder of the republic Thomas Jefferson warned us against, but I lived it in the country that no longer exists and that I was born in Yugoslavia which had a fiat currency collapse through Hyper-inflation. So I’m a proponent of a constitutional sound money and not a fiat currency that can tax the population through inflation and also inflate and deflate the money supply.
Also when I have my first debate for public office I’ll bring the bank note with dozens of zeros to demonstrate my position with a real life exhibit from a failed central banking history that I lived through and don’t want to see United States experience here.
What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy?
I would love to start by ending the fed, however we probably have to start by a real full audit first. I would like to support shrinking the government, lower the amount of regulations, cut taxes to as small as possible, cut militarism overseas, eliminate foreign aid and that will improve the economy. Once we return to what made this country great the economy will turn on a dime! Government doesn’t make job, so if you want a politician that will take your money to create a job, then I’m not your candidate, I’m going to fight to create the environment where entrepreneurs can create a healthy economy then will in return create real jobs and also the middle class will start growing again.
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?
I do not agree. But lets first figure out what they are doing by a full audit and go from there. As Friedrich Hayek said planed economies fail. The founders didn’t want us to have a central bank, so I don’t think they should fix it, it’s like asking the fox to heal the chickens.
Quantitative Easing (QE) reminds me of the Yugoslavian version of the FED (they called it “Peoples Bank”) and them printing trillions of dinners and letting the establishment use it, well we know how that ended. The Federal Reserve can’d do anything different because it’s the problem!
Should the Federal Reserve be audited fully, no secrets, or does it need to keep some information under wraps?
Yes, the FED should be fully audited and everything should be transparent and made public. The people who are paying the inflation tax deserve to know what is going on and that the FED is doing.
II) Re. Foreign Policy:
What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
The first time I started thinking about the foreign policy was during the embargo on Haiti a few people told me it’s un-constitutional that we took orders from the UN, so that made me analyze what’s going on. I see parallels between the US foreign policy and what failed empires have done since Rome 2000 years ago.
Now I ask myself what is constitutional and what would the founders do, and I know they would not have the same foreign policy.
I would trade with everyone who wants to trade with us, but not go to war unless congress declares it. All wars after WW2 where un-constitutional.
How should we fight a “war on terror”?
Terrorism is a tactic and we cannot wage a “war” against a tactic. Also by bombing and killing people in Iraq and other countries just creates more terrorists, and that doesn’t make us safer. We should pursue terrorists but those who harmed us not entire nations.
Should the U.S. occupy other countries? If not, would you push to close all bases? Are there any you would keep open?
We should not occupy other countries. We should close ALL foreign bases, and return the troops and taxpayer funds home.
Should the U.S. maintain its standing army?
First lets see if we can close the overseas bases. If that is done the constitution authorizes a standing Navy. However for a army we should only raise it for war 2 years at a time, if we want a standing army like now we should amend the constitution. I don’t believed the founders of the Republic envisioned what we have now.
Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it?
The Patriot Act does not protect us, it actually threatens us. I would fight to repeal the Patriot Act.
III) Re. Personal Liberty:
What information may the U.S. government legally gather about its citizens? When would it be necessary to overstep those boundaries?
For census purposes the government can count how many people are each household. For other information they should obtain a legal warrant. The government should not overstep the boundaries like it does now.
What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant?
Follow the 4th Amendment
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?
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?
Violent felons can’t own guns, law-abiding citizens can.
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?
No. I would be for leaving these organizations because they infringe on US sovereignty.
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?
I would fight to repeal them.
Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. citizens?
I’m for free trade not regulated trade. Trade agreements limit the “FREE” in free trade.
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?
I support ending all foreign aid to all countries, however if US citizens want to aid a country they are free to do so.
V) Re. State Sovereignty:
When does state law take precedent over federal law?
The state law takes president at all times as long as the US Constitution has not been given the specific authority to the Federal Government on a specific law.
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?
At all times.
Do federal officers have the right to arrest non-military citizens within the individual states for any crimes?
VI) Illegal Immigration:
What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration?
As a former legal immigrant (now a naturalized citizen), I have a pretty good understanding of this difficult issue. The number 1 problem is that it’s not only bad for the illegal immigrants, but it’s bad for the US Citizens who have to cary the burden of paying for public eduction, health care, prisons, deportation costs etc…
What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services?
Most of the services that immigrants take advantage of are or should be state based and the states should ensure that these benefits are not available to illegal immigrants, however we should have a simple legal immigration then immigrants should enter through the front door like I did.
VII) Misc. Questions:
If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?
Repeal the 16th amendment, balanced budget amendment.
Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry?
What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any?
Do you know what Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and the Communitarian agenda is? Do you support it? Why or why not?
I’m for leaving the UN, therefore I’m against it.
Liberty Lover and candidate for public office
Your Name: Dan Stojadinovic
Office you seek: U.S. Senate
State: FL, Florida
District: Entire State (there are 2 senators, I’m running for Senator Bill Nelson’s seat)
PRIMARY DATE: August 14, 2012
Email Address: contact@back2Liberty.org