Dale won his seat! Way to go, Dale. Thank you for running as a Liberty Candidate!!!
Dale 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?
Our monetary policy needs to be restored. I believe the current one we have in place, is the foundation for all our economic troubles. We borrow too much, we inflate prices, and we tax each taxpayer too much. We need to keep our hands out of the economy, and free the markets. Healthy competition is the only way to ensure a fair and sensible approach. At the heart of the issue is the Federal Reserve (FED). With the theft of tax dollars, and counterfeiting of U.S. Money, the FED single highhandedly has been destroying this country and making money from that destruction. We must audit and END THE FED.
2. What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy?
I think the two biggest approaches we should take should be: 1) Spending- We spend too much on foreign affairs, entitlements, and many other forms of big government. We need to cut the size of government, and stop the socialist systems in place. Our wars and military involvement around the world enable us to have a strong defense, and act as a deterrent to grow at home. Simply put, we are broke! We cannot afford to police the world, are not constitutionally obligated and morally are not obligated to do so.
3. 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 with the FED being put in place in 1913, and I do not agree with them staying open any longer. Only the Congress can coin money, as we are told in the constitution. I think they should have stayed out of any crisis. Only the market place should determine winners and losers. Not the FED, the government, or anyone else.
4. Should the Federal Reserve be audited fully, no secrets, or does it need to keep some information under wraps?
Any money taken from the tax payers should be transparent dollars. The fact that money is stolen from people to secretly fund anything at all is disgusting. Transparency is the only way to make sure your money is being spent for something appropriate. Among an audit, I would like to see a cost benefit analysis done on the FED, at Ben Bernake’s expense.
II) Re. Foreign Policy:
1. What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
Simply put U.S. Foreign policy stinks. How can we stress to kids, “due unto others as you want them to do unto you”? Not to mention many religious and moral lessons. Then we go to a far away land, when not provoked, and tell others how to live. We kill many innocent people that are “bad”, where there is oil. Then the really “bad” nations out there, we ignore because they do not have the oil that others might. We need to mind our own business and make friends with everyone.
2. How should we fight a “war on terror”?
We should fight the war on terror by starting with our own foreign policy. Do not provoke and set bad examples. We also should not fight in the mountains of the middle east chasing terrorists around. It is equivalent to the war on drugs, or even fighting a gang. You cannot endless spend money, or American lives, to fight a losing battle. We cannot fight terror by putting terror into the lives of Americans via the Patriot Act. We kill the liberty of the people, for a little flawed security? I think we are safer when we have our liberties fully in place. The real terrorists are the majority in political office.
3. Should the U.S. occupy other countries? If not, would you push to close all bases? Are there any you would keep open?
We need to cut spending, our own terror on the world, and loss of life. To do so we need to turn to our involvement around the world. We need to worry about our own problems here. Bases just build empires, and make enemies quicker. Closing all bases and building the strongest national defense is the safest, most efficient, and constitutional approach.
4. Should the U.S. maintain its standing army?
Not only maintain a standing army, but improve it. But we can only improve it by closing our bases around the world, and promoting national defense. We need to be capable of defending ourselves. To do so we need the best weapons, and the strongest army.
5. Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it?
The easiest answer is No, repeal it. It was said best by Ben Franklin – “He who sacrifices liberty for freedom, deserves neither”.
III) Re. Personal Liberty:
1. What information may the U.S. government legally gather about its citizens? When would it be necessary to overstep those boundaries?
The government consists of the citizens. For the people by the people. Once we restore that and the rest of the constitution, it will be much more clear. No information should be gathered, and according to the 4th amendment it is illegal to do so.
2. What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant?
We simply need to open the constitution when making new laws, because the old ones are not broke. They already tell us, no unreasonable searches and seizures. A warrant is needed and there is no way around this.
3. 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?
Your personal liberty is the most important right you have. Liberty to chose what you put into your body should not be questioned. Who better knows you, then you? Consequently, the government is not protecting you, just lining the pockets of themselves and friends.
4. 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?
The right to posses a firearm should never be infringed on. The second amendment tells us this. The second amendment is there to protect the rest of the Bill of Rights.
IV) Re. U.S. Sovereignty:
1. Is our involvement in and subjugation to global organizations, such as WHO, NATO, the UN, etc., a benefit to U.S. citizens?
We are the United States of America. We are not affiliated nor do we need to be affiliated with any other countries problems. An alliance is a war waiting to happen. The only approach is to be a sovereign nation, and make friends with the world. Another nations agenda should not include the U.S.
2. 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?
Holding another person or their property in possession by an international agreement is theft and an act of war. I would work to repeal any and all agreements of this kind.
3. Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. Citizens?
NAFTA and CAFTA are CRAP-TA. These trade agreements kill jobs, and in my eyes are illegal agreements. Free trade is not a contract and is decided on the international market place. Using these other methods does not give us our best options and send work overseas.
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?
I Would only the support the United States. It is bad enough tax payers have to support welfare, and other entitlement programs. The United States needs to take care of all problems at home, and mind their own business! There is not one piece of authorization in the constitution for foreign aid. Just like bailouts, foreign aid picks winners and losers. The best way for the U.S. To get involved, is to trade with other countries and be friends with all nations.
V) Re. State Sovereignty:
1. When does state law take precedent over federal law?
State law takes precedent over federal law when that federal law is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and its enumerated powers. The states are allowed to deal government as they see fit under the 10th amendment and their states constitution. I will work to keep states rights at the center of attention. The United States of America is designed to work . When the federal government becomes more important then the states, we have a dictatorship.
2. 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?
Yes, one example would be Obamacare. This is unconstitutional, destroys a capitalist society, and is wrong for liberty. Anytime the government federal or state should step above their boundaries, I will be in opposition and fight for states rights.
3. Do federal officers have the right to arrest non-military citizens within the individual states for any crimes?
I do not see any reason to use military force, unless there is a threat of an attack. The military belongs to the people and should not be used against the people for any reason. The people however have the authority to rise up against a government of tyranny.
VI) Illegal Immigration:
1. What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration?
That the government thinks they can handle this issue. However, the government cannot handle most issues they put in front of them. We just have to simply follow the constitution.
2. What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services?
Stop social services or entitlements. They for one are not granted authorization under the U.S. Constitution. Secondly, a path to citizenship that is clear and concise is the best method. We cannot allow illegals to stay once they are here. We cannot allow them to burden our healthcare system. We most certainly cannot allow birth right to be a factor in declaring the status of your citizenship. That is too often abused, and a reason for much of the illegals here today.
VII) Misc. Questions:
1. If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?
The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise.
This amendment is simply put and can be added to. However, long legislation often hides things from the people with the massive amount of words that it contains.
2. Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry?
Yes, just as stated above. The government should not determine who wins and loses, only the market should. The economy and free market work on their own, and there is zero room for interference by the government.
3. What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any?
Julian Assange did his duty as an American. He needs to be left alone, and released. Assange, gave the people the transparency they deserve. All tax dollars used should be transparent tax dollars.
4. Do you know what Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and the Communitarian agenda is? Do you support it? Why or why not?
Yes, and any anti- freedom or liberty legislation is horrible for the people of the United States, or any nation for that matter. It promotes big government, steps on private property, and it is a U.N. Resolution. Any support of this is not American and destroys our way of life.
Your Name: Dale Kerns Jr
Office you seek: House of Representatives District 159, GOP National Convention Delegate, GOP State/County Committee
District: House 159/ Congressional 1
PRIMARY DATE: April 24th 2012