8/7/12 Robyn WON her primary challenge! Way to go, Robyn. Thank you for running. On to victory in November 2012!
Robyn 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 system is not operating as it was explained to the people. The role of the Federal Reserve was to protect our money from inflation so that when someone saved $500 for retirement it would still be worth $500 when they retired. After our dollar became the benchmark around the world we removed the backing of gold and it seems as if Congress thought that gave them free rein to just have as much as they wanted printed.
2. What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy?
We could stop sending business out of the country. We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. We could create an environment for sole proprietors to jump in and start new business. Currently it is very hard for people to start a business because of all the fee’s, forms, applications, inspections, taxes, etc that must be paid up front.
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?
The Federal Reserve needs to stop making private loans and the U.S. Taxpayer is responsible for.
4. 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 fully.
II) Re. Foreign Policy:
1. What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
We should do everything possible to protect our country but that does not mean funding both sides of wars between other countries. Number one, it is just plain wrong and number two, we do not have the money for this type of thing.
2. How should we fight a “war on terror”?
No. Terror is an adjective.
3. Should the U.S. occupy other countries? If not, would you push to close all bases? Are there any you would keep open?
The U.S. should not be occupying other countries. There are many bases that we could close. I don’t recall anyone voting the U.S.A. to be the policeman of the world.
4. Should the U.S. maintain its standing army?
Of course the U.S. should maintain a standing army. Our army should protect our borders.
5. Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it?
The Patriot Act deleted our 4th Amendment. It should be repealed.
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?
Currently the people have given the right to gather an untold amount of information on them to the government, many times without realizing the blowback. The U.S. government has a responsibility to count the number of citizens to allow for equal representation, not to pit one group of people based on ethnicity against another.
2. What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant?
The government should never be able to search a citizen without a warrant.
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?
Forced medications and forced vaccinations don’t have a place in a truly free society. A warning label is one thing but denying someone a right to choose what works best for them is wrong.
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?
Not really. Families who know that a family member is a threat to society should have an active involvement when someones gun rights are taken away from a person.
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?
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?
Even if there is a benefit that outweighs concessions there are never times when an international agreement should take precedent over our Constitution.
3. Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. citizens?
No, we can look back at what happened to our manufacturing after NAFTA was passed.
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?
There are 169 countries in the world, we currently give money and aid to 162 of them. We borrow money from 25 countries. This is a problem. When a country asks us for help it should be considered but not given to them carte blanch. We no longer have any money to give away. It is morally wrong to give away something and expect future generations to pay for it.
V) Re. State Sovereignty:
1. When does state law take precedent over federal law?
State law usually takes precedent over federal law.
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. The only elected law enforcement in our country is the Sheriff’s office.
VI) Illegal Immigration:
1. What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration?
Our immigration system currently takes someone a very long time to become a citizen, in many cases it is over 9 years. The benefits that our country provides to people is an incentive for aliens to break the law as they. This also puts a tremendous strain on many school districts who are mandated to provide special benefits for illegal aliens. This also puts a strain on our medical facilities. We are a caring people and have passed laws that nobody can be turned away from an emergency room. This is a great law but we now know that when an illegal alien gets treatment the medical facility can not stabilize them and have them sent back to their home country.
2. What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services?
We have passed many social service laws that were passed to help our citizens, not illegal immigrants. We must stop providing taxpayer funds to defend an illegal immigrants right to the safety nets that were set up for LEGAL citizens. Ending birthright citizenship would be a good start as it would stop one of the incentives for illegal immigration.
VII) Misc. Questions:
1. If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?
To stop family dynasty control of much of our government I would like to see a term limit amendment that limited elected officials to no more than a total of 20 years from all elected positions.
2. Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry?
Most definitely. It is not the role of the government to pick winners and losers.
3. What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any?
Julian Assange is not a U.S. citizen. He could be denied entry to our country.
4. Do you know what Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and the Communitarian agenda is? Do you support it? Why or why not?
I do not support Agenda 21. This is a mandate from the United Nations and it does not fall into the role of our government under our Constitution.
Tired of family dynasties as representatives.
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato
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Office you seek: U.S. House of Representatives
District: Congressional District 1
PRIMARY DATE: August 7, 2012
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