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Robby 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?
The United States faces major challenges because of the Federal Reserve (FED). The Fed is a secret society that has devalued the face amount of the dollar by 95%. By printing money out of thin air, the FED has made the value of the dollar plummet and the prices for goods and services continue to climb. The FED does secret deals with top executives on Wall Street, loans money to foreign banks, manipulates interest rates, and has lined the pockets of those in political power. As President, I will push Congress for a full audit of the FED and have it shut down. According to Article I-Section 8 of the United States Constitution, “The Congress shall have Power To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.” The Constitution does not give the power to a central bank (FED). This will change under my watch.
2. What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy?
There are several things I will do as President to improve the economy.
• As President, I will push to repeal NAFTA and all trade agreements that are not in the best interest of the United States economy. The manufacturing industry has lost 4.5 million jobs in the past fifteen years due to NAFTA. These jobs have gone overseas. I will also push for legislation to raise tariffs on imports in order for our domestic businesses to be able to compete with the price of foreign goods. I believe in Fair Trade, which is also called the Austrian Economic Plan.
• As President, I will also cut all Federal Departments that are unconstitutional. According to the Tenth Amendment, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. We have over 600,000 manufacturing jobs in America right now that are not filled because no one is trained for them. The reason people are not trained is because the unconstitutional Department of Education has put regulations on our education system, and is not allowing students to be trained. As President, I will cut the Department of Education, and let the states take care of their own students’ education.
• As President, I will also push for America to become an Energy Independent Nation. This will drive the price of gas down. Becoming Energy Independent is also a matter of National Defense. Desert Storm, 9/11, the War in Afghanistan, and the War in Iraq were all directly related to the United States doing bad business with foreign nations to gain their oil supplies. A lot of these nations harbor terrorists, or support terrorist activities. This will change under my watch. I will open up the Gulf for drilling, allow the keystone Pipeline, over turn the executive orders by President Clinton that protected over two million acres of land in Utah. This land is rich in all sorts of natural resources.
• I will push to remove federal regulations that are choking out small businesses and entrepreneurs. Anytime the federal government gets involved in the economy, it becomes a stifling effect.
• I will also push to repeal Obamacare, and I will push to get the federal government out of the health care business. What is going on today is unconstitutional. We do not have a health care problem in this country. We have the best health care in the world. We have a health care cost problem in this country because the federal government has once again stifled the free market enterprise. When we get the government out of health care, competition between insurance companies will take place, and prices will go down.
• As President, I will also quadruple our Border Patrol to stop illegal immigration. We have close to 20 million illegal immigrants that are bleeding our nation dry. Once we have stopped illegal immigration, I will push for legislation that will take away all benefits to the illegal immigrants that are here now. Once their free benefits are taken away, they will self deport. This will strengthen our economy fairly quickly. I will also push for a moratorium on legal immigration for five years. Legal immigrants were granted over 800,000 jobs last year while Americans remained unemployed. This must stop until our economy rebounds.
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 believe that the Federal Reserve’s actions have solved anything. At that point, Congress should have voted to do a full audit of the FED, and taken control of our money system, which is constitutional according to Article I-Section 8 of the United States Constitution.
4. Should the Federal Reserve be audited fully, no secrets, or does it need to keep some information under wraps?
The FED should be fully audited, and shut down.
II) Re. Foreign Policy:
1. What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
Our current foreign policy is interventionist in nature. This has caused many problems and hard feelings with other countries. Our very first President, George Washington, warned us of these foreign entanglements. As President of the United States, I will make sure that we have a noninterventionist foreign policy. We will be friendly and trade with other countries, but we will not be the Police of the World. We need to get out of NATO and the U.N. because we are a sovereign nation.
2. How should we fight a “war on terror”?
The term “War” means that we are in conflict with another nation. As President of the United States, I will do what Thomas Jefferson did. During his time, we were facing major problems with pirates off the Barbary Coast. Jefferson went to Congress and had them approve national bounty hunters that would track down the pirates, and it worked. It was also constitutional. I will do the same thing with terrorists that threaten or hurt American citizens. Also, only Congress can declare war according to Article I-Section 8 of the Constitution. We have not been in a legal war since WW-II. As President, I will make sure that if we need to go to war, Congress will declare it.
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 United States should not occupy other countries. As President, I will bring our troops home as quickly and safely as possible. Today, we have over forty military bases surrounding Iran. There is no wonder that they have such hard feelings towards the United States. I am sure we would feel the same way if they had forty military bases surrounding our country.
4. Should the U.S. maintain its standing army?
According to the Constitution, The Congress shall have Power To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use be for a longer Term than two Years. For this reason, as President, I will make sure that Congress stays on task every two years to appropriate money for our Army. We must maintain the strongest military in the world in order to deter our enemies from attacking us.
5. Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it?
The Patriot Act is not necessary to protect America. It was a knee jerk reaction due to the events that unfolded on 9/11. I will push to repeal the Patriot Act and the NDAA, and any other law that takes away from our Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights. You never sacrifice your liberty for security.
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?
Amendment IV – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V – No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
As President of the United States, I will enforce the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, and push to repeal any legislation that infringes on these Amendments.
2. What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant?
Refer to question number one.
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?
The United States government should not be allowed to outlaw foods it considers unsafe. The FDA has a 10,000 page book with regulations on our food supply. This makes absolutely no sense. We must use common sense, and never infringe on the liberties of our citizens by forcing medication on people.
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?
As President of the United States, I will uphold the Second Amendment which states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
If everyone protected their homes with a gun, home invasions would stop.
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?
Being involved with WHO, NATO and the UN has no benefit to the United States. As President of the United States I will push to remove ourselves from these organizations, and I will also push for the United States to never give tax payer money to these organizations again. The UN has a plan called “Agenda 21”, and in a nutshell this plan will strip our sovereign rights as a Nation. The UN would like to see a centralized world government that can control every person on the face of this planet. This is very dangerous for our Nation, and I will fight to remove the United States from these organizations. Also, we do not need to be the “Police of the World”, which is an interventionist foreign policy. I intend to use our National Defense for defending our borders and our citizens. I will bring our troops home as quickly and safely as possible to avoid foreign entanglements.
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?
Yes, I would push to repeal international agreements that purport to hold United States citizens and / or property under its jurisdiction. We must maintain our sovereignty as a nation.
3. Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. citizens?
NAFTA and CAFTA are not good for our economy, and I will push to have them repealed. We have lost 5.5 million manufacturing jobs due to the so called “progress” of NAFTA. This has destroyed our economy, and it must stop.
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?
The United States should not give aid to foreign countries or the UN. We must take care of our own citizens. Today we have over 20 million unemployed, 25 million underemployed, 49 million living in poverty, and 149 million existing on low income. We must keep our tax payers dollars here in America. We have major challenges as a nation, and we must stop the practice of giving foreign aid.
V) Re. State Sovereignty:
1. When does state law take precedent over federal law?
According to the Tenth Amendment, “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
If it is not covered in the United States Constitution, it is automatically a states issue.
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, I would stand up to the Federal Government and demand that it stay within the bounds of its enumerated powers. This means that I would cut all Federal Departments that are not covered by the United States Constitution. This would also mean that all Federal Programs and regulations that are unconstitutional will be tabled.
3. Do federal officers have the right to arrest non-military citizens within the individual states for any crimes?
No, local law enforcement officers should arrest non-military citizens. We must avoid having a federal civilian police force. The Department of Homeland Security is pushing for this, but it is unconstitutional. As President of the United States, I will make sure that this does not happen.
VI) Illegal Immigration:
1. What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration?
The number one problem with illegal immigration is the lack of security on our borders. As President of the United States, I will quadruple the number of Border Patrol Agents, and these agents will know that they have my full support. I will grant Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compian full pardons, and I will ask them if they would like a promotion. I will also work with the governors of the border states to have the National Guard act as a back up to the Border Patrol Agents to deter drug cartels from freely roaming into our country and terrorizing our citizens.
2. What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services?
I will push for legislation to remove all benefits from social services. There are over 14 million illegal immigrants in America, and they are bleeding our economy dry. Once their benefits have been taken away, they will self deport.
VII) Misc. Questions:
1. If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be?
I would not add an Amendment to the Constitution, but I would like to see Amendment XVI repealed. 1913 was a bad year for the United States because that was the year that the FED and the IRS was formed. As President of the United States, I will push to abolish the Federal Income Tax, and move to a tariff system, which is what our founding fathers intended. If the tariffs are not enough, each state would make up the difference based on an excise tax determined by the individual state’s population.
2. Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry?
Yes, I would push for legislation that would end government subsidies to private industry. The Federal Government stifles the economy when it gets in the way of a free market enterprise.
3. What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any?
If any person that is not a United States citizen commits a crime against a United States citizen, terrorizes our citizens, or harms our citizens, then we should act appropriately based on the Constitution. I would follow Thomas Jefferson’s lead when he went to congress to get their approval for international bounty hunters to track down the Pirates off the Barbary Coast. This was very effective, and it would still be effective.
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 about Agenda 21 / Sustainable Development and the Communitarian Agenda. I do not support them at all. The United States is a sovereign nation, and we do not need a world government that will track our every move, and control us. These dangerous agendas will destroy our liberties, and as President of the United States, I will protect the Liberties of our citizens.