US Senate Hawaii 2006 Candidate Eddie Pirkowski New Leadership Speech

September 11, 2006

US Senate Hawaii 2006 Candidate Eddie Pirkowski Speech

“Reaching the Goals and Visions of the People of Hawaii”.

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TITLE US SENATE HAWAII 2006, “Reaching the Goals and Visions of the People of Hawaii.” Approved by Friends Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2006

DIRECT NEW US SENATE HAWAII LEADERSHIP SPEECH LINK:

SPEECH DIRECT LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7cm8NAid5I

My goal is to make a real difference in Hawaii US Senate leadership.

Have a great day!

Eddie

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Eddie Pirkowski
US Senate Hawaii 2006 Candidate
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Have a great day and thank you. Mahalo Eddie Pirkowski US Senate Hawaii 2006 Candidate.

Eddie Pirkowski US Senate Hawaii 2006 Candidate Open Letter Platform
Response to Debate Senator Akaka and Congressman Case.

To all the people of Hawaii, a true leader focuses on those issues most important to the people, to reach all the dreams and goals of all the people of Hawaii. My leadership is in the style of Lincoln and Kennedy – to Stand up and reach top leadership in the US Senate for all the people of Hawaii. I humbly ask for your vote in this upcoming primary September 23, 2006.
PLATFORM LETTER
Hawaii US Senate 2006 GOP Candidate Eddie Pirkowski’s Platform Creates Hawaii Leaders with Respect, Commitment, Trust, Equality in the Style of Lincoln, and, Kennedy. My US Senate Hawaii platform goals for the state of Hawaii are far reaching, and includes creating strong leaders in Hawaii that are respected worldwide.

As one of the US Senate’s Hawaii leaders, I will restore respect, trust and, honor in both public, private, and, nonprofit services throughout Hawaii, and the US, and thereby strengthen our defense with renewed respect on the world stage. It has been far too long for creation of Hawaiian sovereignty with respect for all, therefore I recommend immediate dual citizenship status (Dual US & Hawaiian Passports) with appropriate US Federal, State, County, City & Hawaii, and UN recognition.

I will reduce Taxes for all ages and income groups, by increasing the minimum wage to $9.50 and the home exemption to $500k+ effectively doubling revenues to create a budget surplus of $1B+ for Hawaii. These funds will paydown real estate, and other taxes toreduce the impact on fixed income seniors, middle income wage earners, the young, and the poor. New community urban city revitalization programs will include new technology, industry centers, transaction grids, multi-use buildings,”green” walking communities, and low income housing with a goal of 100% independent services by community. New home incentives for owners to develop urban botanical gardens, “victory” backyard gardens including plants, vegetables, and native Hawaiian flowers and plants will revitalize
neigborhoods and balance in family life. Entertainment infrastructure on the
islands will include building new and updating existing sports
/entertainment facilities by island to allow professional baseball,
football, and soccer teams, movies, and world class concerts in Hawaii with
the path for children to reach these heights clearly defined. An emphasis on
the Police Athletic League (PAL) will bring both state,county and city
workers closer together with the families of our islands. PAL will extend
leagues from our children to our active seniors. These are the huis which
create our family structure by community and need to be nourished to sustain
respect of the youth and the aging for the leaders in our state, the
everyday heros the moms, dads, grandpas, and grandmas, the ohana anties and
uncles. The goal of creating 100% energy independence by Hawaiian island can
be achieved using reliable, low cost solar tube technology
(http://www.sbp.de) with 24 hour production capabilities of 50 MWe power
generation per tube, 4 tubes per island will create 250MWe+ per island
meeting the stated goal of 100% energy independence by island, complementing
existing infrastructure. The power will be used to create desalination, and
pumping facilities to distribute our water to regreen all our communities.
After recycling, new advanced waste management techniques with a 500′
rotating pipe can safely reduce and separate the islands paper waste volume
significantly as in Rhode Island. Shredded, recycled waste tires will create
new environmentally friendly rubber sidewalks, driveways, and guard rails on
all islands. A new financial services industry in Hawaii, including a new
Hawaii Stock Exchange (HSX) with partnerships with all major US, EEC, and
Asian stock exchanges will create a new multibillion dollar industry here.
Hawaii is perfect for the financial services industry with 24 hour trading
partnerships with the leaders in the US, EEC and Asian retail, proprietary
trading, private equity, derivatives hedging, banking,private banking,
insurance, and investment banking communities. New state, county, and local
paper digitization program to reduce paperwork storage requirements
especially in the state, and county legal, engineering, and planning
departments will create state and county office space in existing office
buildings. Six sigma reviews for efficiency of all programs at both the
state, and county levels will identify bottlenecks in services and reconfirm
the strength and quality of our services to reach the needs of the people
today and tomorrow. I ask for your vote for the US Senate Hawaii on
September 23,2006, to create the leadership to reach your goals and
community visions for today and the future. My commitment is to make each
person’s life better on all the beautiful islands of Hawaii, and to restore
the peoples trust in our US Senate leadership,in Hawaii, the US and the
world community.

Because of the location of Hawaii, from New York and Japan, it is the
perfect location for 24 hour trading worldwide to create a new Hawaii
Stock Exchange (HSX) , with partnerships with US, EEC & Asian
exchange leaders. The State of Hawaii can use $100M+ of the current surplus to raise the credit rating for Hawaii. (currently AA- rating is highest in the nation) to reduce risk, reduce State, and County cost of borrowing,increase rates of return on investment, and prepay interest on long term debt.

America was built on the strength, and creativity of its immigrant
population, therefore I recommend immigration reform including restoration of respect to all citizens and, to provide all with a 100% path to US citizenship.

To lead with strength, honor, trust, commitment, and respect at all levels of public and private endeavor is our goal. Hawaii’s rich diversity of plants and animals provides a wealth of diversity with unique differences on all of the islands. This diversity creates a plant and animal genetic catalogue of all Hawaii native plants, and animals to guarantee our future with respect for our common past.

New advanced transportation systems complementing our existing infrastructure will focus on independent “green” walking communities, with new private and, public buses, and increased route
coverage for all our seniors and children to reach any part of our islands.

I recommend the development of advanced transportation systems for 100% independent transportation by island for Air, Land, Sea, and Rail as the core of a reliable infrastructure for stable growth.

In construction and planning, decentralized leadership of each islands
county “wait list” by community based on the general plan ,and
decentrallized control of planning will allow leaders by community to take
ownership of and increase both the effectiveness and to reduce the wait time
for planning and development of advanced “green” communities, and the needed
infrastructures to support current, and plan for solid future needs.

The specific focus of agribusiness will provide 100% of each islands Hawaii
food, including production, operations, distribution with an immediate goal
of 100% sustainable independence by island. Organic farming will ensure
price stability with highly productive and efficient environmental farms.
The replanting, and regreening of all islands will heighten the tourist
experience, and the aina of the land for the people of Hawaii. The “road to
Hana” on Maui must be regreened and tropical including developing all park
areas and setting aside lands with long term large scale koa reforestation
and unique botany tropical and regional projects for all islands. The beauty
of our islands is unparalled, and needs to be replenished for a strong and
beautiful future for our children.

Thank you for this opportunity to speak my mind. I am
standing up in leadership for each of you. Mahalo ! Aloha Have a great day!
Edward “Eddie” Pirkowski US Senate Hawaii Candidate National GOP Campaign
Website: http://mauisenator.gop.com US Senate Hawaii Profile:
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IMPORTANT PLEASE HAND CARRY NEW VIDEO SPEECH HAWAII US SENATE PRIMARY RACE 2006 This NEW US and Hawaii Leadership inspirational speech for US Senate Race Hawaii provides a new path for hawaii and the nation in the international community. Listen to all of it for some real answers to our current position. TITLE US SENATE HAWAII 2006, Reaching the Goals and Visions of the People of Hawaii. Approved by Friends Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2006 DIRECT NEW US SENATE HAWAII LEADERSHIP SPEECH LINK: SPEECH DIRECT LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7cm8NAid5I My goal is to make a real difference in Hawaii US Senate leadership. Have a great day! Eddie Friends Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2006 The beauty of our islands is unparalled, and needs to be replenished for a strong and beautiful future for our children. Thank you for this opportunity to speak my mind. I am standing up in leadership for each of you. Mahalo ! Aloha Have a great day! Edward Eddie Pirkowski US Senate Hawaii Candidate National GOP Campaign Website: http://mauisenator.gop.com US Senate Hawaii Profile: http://www.hawaii.gov/elections/candidates/profiles/pirkowski_uss.pdf Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2006 Hawaii Republican Party,725 Kapiolani Boulevard, C-105,Honolulu, HI 96813 Ph:1(808)593-8180 Fax:1(808)593-7742 Campaign Website: http://mauisenator.gop.com US Senate Profile: http://www.hawaii.gov/elections/candidates/profiles/pirkowski_uss.pdf Wiki Site: http://del.icio.us/mauisenator Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2006 Hawaii Republican Party,725 Kapiolani Boulevard, C-105,Honolulu, HI 96813 Ph:1(808)593-8180 Fax: 1(808)593-7742 Website: http://mauisenator.gop.com US Senate Profile: http://www.hawaii.gov/elections/candidates/profiles/pirkowski_uss.pdf Friends Eddie US Senate Hawaii 2006

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Edward ‘Eddie’ Pirkowski (HI)

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Abortion Issues
Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues, Part 1: Budget Priorities
Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues, Part 2: Defense Spending
Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues, Part 3: Taxes (A)
Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B)
Campaign Finance and Government Reform Issues
Crime Issues
Drug Issues
Education Issues
Employment and Affirmative Action Issues
Environment and Energy Issues
Gun Issues
Health Issues
Immigration Issues
International Aid, International Policy, and Trade Issues, Part 1: International Aid
International Aid, International Policy, and Trade Issues, Part 2: International Policy
International Aid, International Policy, and Trade Issues, Part 3: International Trade
National Security Issues
Social Security Issues
Technology and Communication Issues
Welfare and Poverty Issues
Legislative Priorities

Abortion Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

a) Abortions should always be illegal.

b) Abortions should always be legal.

X     c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.

X     d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.

X     e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.

f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions.

Open Response    g) Other or expanded principles
Regarding b): “(comply with the law)”
Regarding c):”only-unless rape, incest etc)”

Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues, Part 1: Budget Priorities
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Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.
Budget Priorities
Greatly Increase    a) Agriculture

Greatly Increase    b) Arts

Slightly Increase    c) Defense

Greatly Increase    d) Education

Greatly Increase    e) Environment

Slightly Increase    f) Homeland security

Slightly Increase    g) International aid

Greatly Increase    h) Law enforcement

Greatly Increase    i) Medical research

Greatly Increase    j) National parks

Greatly Increase    k) Public health services

Greatly Increase    l) Scientific research

Greatly Increase    m) Space exploration programs

Greatly Increase    n) Transportation and highway infrastructure

Greatly Increase    o) Welfare

Greatly Increase    p) Emergency preparedness

Open Response    q) Other or expanded categories
Greatly Increase: Energy, Water, Food, & Transport Independence

Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues, Part 2: Defense Spending
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Defense Spending
Greatly Increase    a) Armed forces personnel training

Slightly Increase    b) Intelligence operations

Slightly Increase    c) Military hardware

Greatly Increase    d) Modernization of weaponry and equipment

Greatly Increase    e) National missile defense

Greatly Increase    f) Pay for active duty personnel

Greatly Increase    g) Programs to improve troop retention rates

Greatly Increase    h) Research and development of new weapons

Greatly Increase    i) Troop and equipment readiness

Open Response    j) Other or expanded categories
Greatly Increase: Energy, Water, Food, Housing & Transport Independence

Budgetary, Spending, and Tax Issues, Part 3: Taxes (A)
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Using the key above, indicate what federal tax levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category.
Taxes
Income Taxes:
Family Income
Eliminate    a) Less than $25,000

Eliminate    b) $25,000-$75,000

Slightly Decrease    c) $75,000-$150,000

Slightly Decrease    d) Over $150,000

Open Response    e) Other or expanded categories
Eliminate: loan credit
Retiree Income

f) Over $40,000

Open Response    g) Other or expanded categories
Reduce Taxes, Create Budget Surplus Hawaii $1B+, Balanced Budget, Increase Bond Rating (AA- to AAA), Increase Minimum Wage to $9.50, Increase Home Exemption $500k, Increased low income and medium income housing ownership, condos, rentals, “green” agribusiness communities
Other Taxes:
Slightly Decrease    a) Alcohol taxes

Greatly Decrease    b) Capital gains taxes

Maintain Status    c) Cigarette taxes

Slightly Decrease    d) Corporate taxes

Maintain Status    e) Gasoline taxes

Eliminate    f) Inheritance taxes

g) Other or expanded categories

Deductions/Credits:
Greatly Increase    a) Charitable contributions

Greatly Increase    b) Child tax credit

Greatly Increase    c) Earned income tax credit

Greatly Increase    d) Medical expense deduction

Greatly Increase    e) Mortgage deduction

Greatly Increase    f) Student loan credit

Open Response    g) Other or expanded categories
Greatly increase: Energy Solar, H2, Solar Tube, Wind, Ocean Power

Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B)
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Yes    4) Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?

Yes    5) Do you support making President Bush’s tax cuts permanent?

6) Discuss your proposals for balancing the federal budget. (75 words or less. Please use an attached page if the space below is not adequate.)
Create New US National Transaction Grid by industry, by state, by county, Creating $2 Trillion of New Transactions (New patents, products, services) complementing existing business. Balanced budget and match China’s $1 Trillion in Government National Savings, Supercomputer based business centers by industry, Balance Budget to Eliminate $8.3 Trillion in Debt over 10 years of fiscal responsibility.
Open Response    7) Other or expanded principles
Create Leaders, 100% Independence by Hawaii island, US country, state, county, city and community. Create “green” communities around Advanced Solar Tube Technology (http://www.sbp.de) Energy, Food, Water (desalination plants/pumps/wells), Transportation, and increased EEC, NA, Australasia Global Partnerships.

Campaign Finance and Government Reform Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.
X     a) Support public taxpayer funding for federal candidates who comply with campaign spending limits.

X     b) Increase the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.

c) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.

d) Allow unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.

X     e) Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns and parties.

X     f) Require Section 527 organizations to register with the Federal Election Commission as Political Action Committees.

Undecided    g) Do you support instant run-off voting?

Yes    h) Should Election Day be a national holiday?

No Answer    i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?

Open Response    j) Other or expanded principles
Respect for individual choice under the constitution, Strong Equal Protections of Choice and Respect in All Relationships

Crime Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.
X     a) Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.

X     b) Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.

X     c) Support programs to provide prison inmates with educational, vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.

X     d) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.

X     e) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.

X     f) Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.

X     g) Impose stricter penalties for those convicted of corporate crimes.

X     h) Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.

Open Response    i) Other or expanded principles
Regarding a): “(Respect Hawaii Existing State No Death Penalty and all states Laws National)”
Regarding b): “(Support Existing Hawaii Law)”
Strong Laws, Officers, Drug Enforcement, Youth Enforcement, Youth Boot Camps

Drug Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding drugs.
X     a) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.

X     b) Expand federally sponsored drug education and drug treatment programs.

c) Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

X     d) Allow doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes.

X     e) Increase border security to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.

f) Eliminate federal funding for programs associated with the “war on drugs.”

g) Support a federal law to standardize testing and penalties for steroid use in professional sports.

Open Response    h) Other or expanded principles
Drug Enforcement, Youth Enforcement, Youth Boot Camps

Education Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.
X     a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students.

X     b) Allow parents to use vouchers, (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any public school.

X     c) Allow parents to use vouchers, (equal opportunity scholarships) to send their children to any private or religious school.

X     d) Allow teachers and professionals to receive authorization and funding to establish charter schools.

X     e) Reward teachers with merit pay for working in low-income schools.

X     f) Increase funding for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings, infrastructure, technology).

g) Support affirmative action in public college admissions.

X     h) Increase funding of programs such as Pell grants and Stafford loans to help students pay for college.

X     i) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.

Open Response    j) Other or expanded principles
Regarding f): “(Strongest Support)”
Regarding g): “(Equal support minorities applications /opportunities/grants/scholarships)”
Computers from preschool to Post graduate for ALL students, Tools, School Meals, School Environment, Family Support

Employment and Affirmative Action Issues
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1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.
X     a) Increase funding for national job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today’s job market.

X     b) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion.

X     c) Provide tax credits or grants to businesses that offer child care services to employees.

X     d) Encourage employers to offer flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.

e) Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.

X     f) Increase the federal minimum wage.

X     g) Support the right of workers to strike without fear of being permanently replaced.

X     h) Include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws.

Open Response    i) Other or expanded principles
Regarding f):.”($9.50)”
Constitutional Protections
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding affirmative action.

a) The federal government should consider race and gender in government contracting decisions.

b) The federal government should discontinue affirmative action programs.

X     c) The federal government should continue affirmative action programs.

Open Response    d) Other or expanded principles
Strong constitutional protections

Environment and Energy Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.
X     a) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.

X     b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.

X     c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants.

d) Require states to compensate citizens when environmental regulations limit uses of privately-owned land.

e) Relax logging restrictions on federal lands.

X     f) Relax standards on federal lands to allow increased recreational usage.

X     g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil).

X     h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.

i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration.

X     j) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels to reduce pollution.

X     k) Support the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel.

X     l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits.

m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming.

Open Response    n) Other or expanded principles
Regarding j): “(Solar Tube Technology 50 Mwe Plants Nationwide http://www.sbp.de)”
Strong Solar, Wind, Ocean, Thermal Power Federal, State, County, and Local

Gun Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.
X     a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.

X     b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.

c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.

d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.

e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.

X     f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.

X     g) Require a license for gun possession.

Open Response    h) Other or expanded principles
Strong Constitutional Protection Right to Bear Arms

Health Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health care.

a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government.

X     b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income.

X     c) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts.

X     d) Establish limits on the amount of punitive damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.

X     e) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under Medicare.

X     f) Offer tax credits to individuals and small businesses to offset the cost of insurance coverage.

X     g) Support automatic enrollment of children in federal health care programs such as CHIP and Medicaid.

X     h) Support stem cell research on existing lines of stem cells.

X     i) Allow laboratories to create new lines of stem cells for additional research.

Open Response    j) Other or expanded principles
Regarding b): “(Follow EEC Lead)”
Strong constitutional protections

Immigration Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.

a) Decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.

b) Establish English as the official national language.

X     c) Support a temporary worker program that would enable illegal immigrants to work in the United States legally.

X     d) Relax restrictions barring legal immigrants from using government funded social programs (e.g. public housing, food stamps).

X     e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States.

Open Response    f) Other or expanded principles
Regarding e): . “(Path to US Citizenship for All)”
US was built on the strength of its immigrant population and our continued worldwide completitiveness depends on it

International Aid, International Policy, and Trade Issues, Part 1: International Aid
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International Aid
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding United States economic assistance.
X     a) Aid should be granted to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.

X     b) Aid should be granted to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States.

X     c) Aid should be eliminated for any nation with documented human rights abuses.

d) International Aid programs should be scaled back and eventually eliminated.

Open Response    e) Other or expanded principles
Regarding c):. “(Case by case basis)”
Strong constitutional support

International Aid, International Policy, and Trade Issues, Part 2: International Policy
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International Policy
1) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the Middle East.
Yes    a) Should the United States continue to provide leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?

Undecided    b) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?

No Answer    c) Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?

No Answer    d) Should the United States send more troops to Iraq?

e) Discuss your proposals for an exit strategy in Iraq. (75 words or less. Please use an attached page if the space below is not adequate.)
Complete US Commitments, Use NATO Trops as in Afghanistan-see platform below)
Open Response    f) Other or expanded principles
Regarding c): “Complete US Commitments, NATO Troop Use As in Afganistan”
Regardng d): “Complete US Commitments, NATO Troop Use As in Afganistan”
2) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Central and East Asia.
Yes    a) Should the United States use diplomatic and economic pressure to encourage North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program?

Undecided    b) Should the United States use military force to dismantle the North Korean nuclear weapons program?

No    c) Should the United States remove the North Korean government from power?

Yes    d) Should the United States increase financial support to Afghanistan?

No Answer    e) Should the United States increase military support to Afghanistan?

Open Response    f) Other or expanded principles
Regarding a): Negotiated peace/UN/NATO support
Regarding d): “(Negotiated Peace/UN/NATO Support)”
Regarding e): “(Negotiated Peace/UN/NATO Support)”
Strong US and International Constitutional Support
3) Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the United Nations.
Yes    a) Should the United States maintain its financial support of the United Nations?

No    b) Should the United States decrease its financial support of the United Nations?

Yes    c) Should the United States commit troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions?

Open Response    d) Other or expanded principles
Strong UN, NATO support, Strong constitutional support
Yes    4) Should the United States lift the travel ban to Cuba?

Yes    5) Should the United States increase its financial support to Colombia to combat “the war on drugs?”

Yes    6) Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund distribution of contraceptives?

Yes    7) Should aid to African nations for AIDS prevention programs fund abstinence education?

Open Response    8) Other or expanded principles
Education and Strong COnstitutional Support, Funding Private/NonProfit Programs, Gates Trusts etc.”

International Aid, International Policy, and Trade Issues, Part 3: International Trade
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International Trade
Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international trade.
Yes    1) Do you support the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

Yes    2) Do you support the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)?

Yes    3) Do you support the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)?

Yes    4) Do you support continued U.S. membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

Yes    5) Should a nation’s human rights record affect its normal trade relations (most favored nation) status with the United States?

No    6) Do you support the trade embargo against Cuba?

Yes    7) Should trade agreements include provisions to address environmental concerns and to protect workers’ rights?

Open Response    8) Other or expanded principles
Strong constitutional protections

National Security Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security.
No Answer    a) Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?

Yes    b) Should the United States grant law enforcement agencies greater discretion to read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches to prevent future terrorist attacks?

Yes    c) Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?

Yes    d) Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?

Yes    e) Do you support the prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners in U.S. custody?

No Answer    f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to U.S. national security?

Open Response    g) Other or expanded principles
Regarding a): “(Case by case basis)”
Regarding b): “(Case by case Basis/US Supreme Court Privcacy Guidelines)”
Regarding f): “(Case by case basis)”
Strong constitutional protections

Social Security Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.
X     a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves.

X     b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government.

X     c) Invest a portion of Social Security assets collectively in stocks and bonds instead of United States Treasury securities.

X     d) Increase the payroll tax to better finance Social Security in its current form.

e) Lower the annual cost-of-living increases.

f) Raise the retirement age for individual eligibility to receive full Social Security benefits.

Open Response    g) Other of expanded principles
Strong constitutional protections

Technology and Communication Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding technology and communication.

a) Collect taxes on commercial Internet transactions.

X     b) Continue the moratorium on Internet taxation.

c) Implement government regulation of Internet content.

X     d) Support government mandates to curtail violent and sexual content on television.

X     e) Support strict penalties for Internet crimes (e.g. hacking, identity theft, worms/viruses).

X     f) Support legislation to detail how personal information can be collected and used on the Internet.

g) Regulating the Internet is not a responsibility of the federal government.

Open Response    h) Other or expanded principles
Strong constitutional protections

Welfare and Poverty Issues
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Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.
X     a) Require welfare recipients to spend at least 40 hours a week in a combination of work and training programs.

X     b) Increase funding for child care programs.

X     c) Continue to give states and local governments flexibility in and responsibility for welfare programs through federal block grants.

X     d) Direct federal poverty aid through religious, community-based, or other non-profit organizations.

e) Abolish all federal welfare programs.

X     f) Support housing assistance for welfare recipients.

Open Response    g) Other or expanded principles
Strong constitutional programs

Legislative Priorities
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On an attached page, disk, or via email, please explain in a total of 75 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
(See attached platform)

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