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Michael 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 is not a free-market monetary system, the government and the Fed manipulate the system to the disadvantage of all.
2. What corrective actions could we take right now to improve the economy? End the Fed, end legal tender laws.
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 disagree with the Fed’s actions; the Fed should have dissolved itself.
4. Should the Federal Reserve be audited fully, no secrets, or does it need to keep some information under wraps? Don’t bother with an audit, go straight to a dissolution, dismantling.
II) Re. Foreign Policy:
1. What is your opinion on current US foreign policy? Too interventionist.
2. How should we fight a “war on terror”? We should end all wars and withdraw from all conflicts, immediately, and withdraw our troops and equipment from every country everywhere.
3. Should the U.S. occupy other countries? If not, would you push to close all bases? Are there any you would keep open? End all occupations, withdraw all troops, close all overseas bases.
4. Should the U.S. maintain its standing army? Ultimately, no; our citizens should be armed, and those who are motivated should engage in training on complex weapons systems (that are privately owned), for the common defense.
5. Is the Patriot Act necessary to protect America? If not, would you vote to repeal it? Repeal it immediately, it is offensive, unconstitutional, and against every principle that led to the founding of this nation.
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? No information whatsoever; the government should track no citizen.
2. What limits, if any, should be placed on the U.S. government’s ability to search its citizens without a warrant? Every limit, no search without a warrant, and the judge signing the warrant should be liable for signing off on warrant supported by insufficient probable cause.
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, none of these are proper roles of government.
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? No controls, at all. Freedom is not free, and sometimes the evil or mad will get weapons, but that is typically a self-limiting problem when the rest of society is well-armed.
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, we need to get out of the UN and all its organizations,
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? End all treaties that in any way limit the rights of Americans,
3. Are trade agreements with other nations, i.e., NAFTA, CAFTA, good for U.S. citizens? Yes, free trade agreements are good (those that mutually limit tariffs). If they do anything more, they are not good,
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? End all foreign aid, every penny; if citizens want to financially support other countries or people, they should be free to do so, individually or in groups,
V) Re. State Sovereignty:
1. When does state law take precedent over federal law? Any law that goes beyond what is absolutely necessary for the protection of individual rights is unconstitutional, regardless of state or federal; as long as it meets this criteria, federal law takes precedence.
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.
3. Do federal officers have the right to arrest non-military citizens within the individual states for any crimes? No.
VI) Illegal Immigration:
1. What do you see as the #1 problem with illegal immigration? We don’t have an illegal immigration problem, we have a welfare state problem. To understand why, just read the next question.
2. What actions could we take to stop illegal immigrants from taking advantage of social services? End the welfare state.
VII) Misc. Questions:
1. If you could make one amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what would it be? It shall be treason, punishable by lifetime imprisonment, to violate any individual rights under color of law. If any individual should be accused of threatening or harming any government official or employee in the performance of their duties, there shall be no penalty or punishment, unless there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the government official or employee’s conduct was unquestionably lawful, without even an appearance of violating or threatening to violate individual rights. The right of a trial by jury, deciding the law and the facts, shall never be limited, questioned, or denied, in any matter or action brought by any government or state against any other party, no matter how designated.
2. Would you vote to end government subsidies to private industry? Yes.
3. What should our government’s action be against Julian Assange, if any? He should get a pretty certificate of appreciation, paid for by private donors.
4. Do you know what Agenda 21/Sustainable Development and the Communitarian agenda is? Do you support it? Why or why not? The “agenda” does not fit the proper role of government, and threatens individual rights, and thus must be opposed.
Your Name: Michael Kielsky
Office: Maricopa County Attorney
District: Maricopa County
Phone Number: four eight O-626-fifty-four fifteen
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