Randi 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?
It’s a complete disaster!
2. What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy?
Immediately stop raising taxes. End the Federal Reserve, return to the gold standard, stop ridiculous regulations that no one wants which starts with programs not enumerated in the US Constitution.
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?
No I do not agree with their actions, this group shouldn’t even exist.
4. Should the Federal Reserve be audited fully, no secrets, or does it need to keep some information under wraps?
Audit fully. You can leave no stone unturned.
II) Re. Foreign Policy:
1. What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
We have left ourselves unprotected here and our military are stretched way way too thin. Too many places too many illegal non-declared conflicts. No more propping up dictators and supplying them with arms.
2. How should we fight a “war on terror”?
The government’s definition of the word has expanded way way too far. You can’t take away peoples rights and liberties and call that freedom.
3. Should the U.S. occupy other countries? If not, would you push to close all bases? Are there any you would keep open?
NO. I don’t know if I’d push to close all bases, but I’d push for a minimum of 75% to be closed overseas. Having some bases open abroad is good for training. But the way they are used today is way overreaching. Also as far as ‘close’ the bases…these are USA taxpayer assets. They should be sold off and the money returned to the people.
4. Should the U.S. maintain its standing army?
The Constitution forbids a standing army. Congress has the authority “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;” The only peacetime forces authorized in the Constitution are the Navy and the state militias, which are good. So the answer must be “no.” Regardless of any personal opinions. At the very least the Army must be re-funded every two years, but original intent is better served if peacetime functions performed by the Army and air force are re-structured to be under the auspices of Constitutionally lawful peacetime forces such as the Navy and state militias (AKA national guard).
5. Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it?
The Patriot Act is no good. No state should follow this-which means Sheriffs and Governors must stand up. Repealing it is the answer.
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?
I think basic census data is useful, but I see no reason to collect any personal information. Never overstep these.
2. What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant?
No warrant no search, if they can’t get one they don’t need to search.
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?
No, No, No. Gov’t has overstepped its bounds. I think they can require labeling of contents of consumable items being imported so people can make an informed decision, but they should not force our actions ever.
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?
Convicted violent felons should not be allowed to own a gun.
IV) Re. U.S. Sovereignty:
1. Is our involvement in and subjugation to global organizations, such as WHO (World Health Organization), NATO, the UN, etc., a benefit to U.S. citizens?
No, they usurp our sovereignty
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?
No politician has the authority to nullify our rights and hand us over to foreign control.
3. Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. citizens?
No-this impedes true free trade
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?
No-this is taxpayer money not a slush fund for the government or other governments
V) Re. State Sovereignty:
1. When does state law take precedent over federal law?
When it is not addressed in Article 1 Section 8
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?
3. Do federal officers have the right to arrest non-military citizens within the individual states for any crimes?
No UNLESS they have the permission of the local sheriff. The crimes are limited to those enumerated in the United States Constitution including treason, counterfeiting, piracy or felonies on the high seas, or violations of civil rights by officials.
VI) Illegal Immigration:
1. What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration?
Government policy! Our govt makes the legal process to come here take way too long. Therefore the illegal way of coming here plus the benefits some states give to the illegals, is all too enticing. Then throw in government agents arm members of criminal organizations that are known to be involved in murders and kidnappings.
2. What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services?
Social services are not a government’s job. Leave this to private charities, churches, etc. When we stop making the environment so friendly, they’ll stop coming. States can set requirements (such as proof of legal residency or citizenship)
VII) Misc. Questions:
1. If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?
It’s a toss up between level playing field for third party candidates and Congress shall make no law restricting interstate commerce.
2. Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry?
3. What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any?
None-from what I understand he is a whistle blower, why would we ever punish that? Give him political asylum if he asks for it.
4. Do you know what Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and the Communitarian agenda is? Do you support it? Why or why not?
Yes I know what it is. No I do not support it. It’s a crazy overreach of the government. The national sovereignty and individual rights of the people are lost.