Howdy, bub. How goes the race for the white house? I have some questions, and no, I’m not one of your supporters so the same old schlock answers aren’t going to make me say “you go Ron” as I continue cleaning my bazooka. You want to be president so that you can return us to liberty. To the freedom our forefathers intended
1. Your followers have me a little confused, and so do you. Are you for states rights, or individual rights? I ask because I don’t see the difference between having a state dictate to me what I can and can’t do versus the federal government doing that.
2. Are you for or against gay rights? you get a little uncomfortable it seems talking about it, but as a libertarian, don’t you think they should have the same individual liberties as everyone else?
3. When you say “it’s not in the constitution” are you advocating a government that does only what is expressly permitted in the constitution, or for a federal government that does what is not proscribed by the constitution> It may seem semantic, but it isn’t.
4. when you advocate free trade, do you understand that countries like China use slave labor, and a host of other unfair business practices, and as president would you be willing to attach appropriate taxes and tariffs on the import of goods to ensure a level playing field for American industry?
5. What would you consider justification for use of America’s military? would it be enough for a foreign entity to attack U.S. citizens abroad, or would they actually have to attack U.S. soil? Would you be willing to honor America’s longstanding mutual defense treaties with such nations as Taiwan?
6. up until now, the government has known that cigarettes are a deadly product, and have chosen to tax them at incredibly high rates instead of making them illegal. How do you feel about products known to cause death in a high percentage of their users being sold legally? If you approve of the practice, do you consider it proper for the government to profit off the sales of such products?
7. The gold standard or backing currency with gold has caused most experts to consider you a bit of an eccentric. Do you feel it’s sensible for the U. S. Government to buy up trillions of dollars worth of a precious metal when our deficti is already alarmingly high?
8. By placing the responsibility for governing so heavily on the states, it seems that the federal government would become a referee in disputes between the states and individual rights. Is that a sensible role for an advanced societies central government to be playing? We are not living in the age of our forefathers, and in fact it strikes me that for states to be controlling almost everything it would put the U.S. at a decided disadvantage when it comes to competing with other nations.
9. If you could change only one thing by becoming president what would that one thing be? Your underwear is not an option.
10. Are you for the seperation of church and state being treated as the constitution intends, or for the watered down variety we see in use today?
founder of the Grape Party