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Candidate Information Thread

We are speaking to the choir amongst ourselves. We comment on likes and dislikes, but it goes nowhere beyond here.

I would like this thread to be contributed by everybody, listing specific good and bad positions, backed by credible source and/or votes that are on the record, of all potential candidates.

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Walker related to bush

http://www.dailypaul.com/290921/whoa-wisconsin-governor-scot...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Scott Walker - Jobs

"Scott Walker remembers creating jobs as assemblyman in Wisconsin . It was easy with ALEC. It is not as easy this time with out using your tax dollars. Scott Walker has created ALL Wisconsin`s budget problems working for ALEC. In 1997 Walker and Prosser as state assemblymen championed for ALEC with truth in sentencing telling the legislatures it would not cost a dime it was to give judges not parole boards the control over sentencing. Then Walker filibustered to stop sentencing changes. With out the sentencing changes Wisconsin`s prisons quadrupled over night. Most people sentenced to 2 years now had to serve as much as 6o years. As the Wisconsin Budget watch Blog shows . Stopping just a percentage of these long sentences Wisconsin would save 707 million per year. Wisconsin could have free tuition colleges. It shows Wisconsin has wasted 35 billion if you add the numbers to the state budget since 1997. Not including the building new or remodeling of 71 courthouses & 71 county jails & 273 police stations and dozens of prisons 28 more billion plus interest. Then farming out prisoners in several states until the courts realized it was not allowed in the Wisconsin constitution. Wisconsin then hired 32000 union public sector workers to fill the jobs housing the prisoners from deputies , judges, district attorneys all owe Walker for creating there jobs. 32000 UNION PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. This your reason for budget problems in Wisconsin. Big spender big government Scott Walker."

Taken from comment: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/08/20/sc...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Rick Perry

Rick Perry’s record:
•TARP Bailout – Was FOR the 2008 TARP bailout – wrote a letter on 10/1/08 with Joe Manchin supporting it: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/01/was-... At 9:07 PM our US Senate voted for the TARP bailout. Then Perry writes an WSJ op-ed on 12/2/08 with Mark Sanford opposing bailouts. http://online.wsj.com/articl//SB122818170073571049.html
•Toll Roads and Trans Texas Corridor – Is it socialism, fascism or communism? It’s a Keeps trying to ram Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) down Texans throats. Massive land grab. Toll roads are gargantuan TAX INCREASES, debt time bombs and an attack on property rights. Rick Perry has instituted a huge tax increase in Texas in the form of toll roads; going from zero debt on roads to $30 billion in toll road debt in 10 years as Perry sells off Texas ’ public infrastructure. They will financially blow up later, just like real estate market did, because of the high leverage. (2003-2011). For more info: email Terri Hall at terri@texasturf.org . Also, www.texasturf.org, the anti-toll road group. Contact Linda Curtis – of IndyTexans at ljcurtis@indytexans.org; she can tell you how Perry is controlled by monopolistic corporations definitely NOT interested in “free market” enterprise and competition. http://www.indytexans.org/ Here is her case for impeaching Perry as governor: http://impeachperry.indytexans.org/tenreasons.php
•Business Margins Tax – backdoor state income tax (2006)
•HPV vaccine mandate – Attack on parental rights. Tried to force every 12 year old girl in Texas to take Gardisil shots because his former Chief of Staff Mike Toomey is a lobbyist for Merck. Perry literally tried to mandate this by executive decree as if he were a Hillary Clinton dictator until the Texas legislature crushed it overwhelmingly. (2007)
•FLDS El Dorado raid (2008) – Another massive attack on parental rights and peaceful home schoolers; Religious Oppression. 438 children ripped away from parents and traumatized for months. Out of control Child Protective Services goons raid, approved by Rick Perry, and based on a CRANK phone call from Colorado alleging child abuse; breaks up dozens of families. Of ALL the outrageous things Perry has done, this may be the WORST as he criminally traumatized and endangered dozens of peaceful families. http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog/2009/07/25/the-unrelenting-ma... (2008)
•Was Democrat Al Gore’s Texas campaign chairman 1988! Then Karl Rove recruited opportunistic Perry to switch parties so Perry could win Agricultural Commissioner as a Republican. Rick Perry is a Trojan Horse for statism cloaked in Tea Party rhetoric and Christian Bible talk buzzwords. Very cynical. (1988)
•Played politics with the death penalty case of Cameron Todd Willingham – Perry refused to give him a stay. Willingham had been convicted of murdering his family via an arson determination that was based on junk science. Even worse, Perry later removed 3 members of board of the Texas Forensic Science Commission that was investigating the case and put political pressure on the head of the panel.(2009)
•Defeated Justice Steven Wayne Smith – makes robo phone calls against most conservative Supreme Court judge in modern Texas history. Smith was the equivalent of Robert Bork, probably the best judge we had in Texas in 50 years. His crime was beating RINO, Xavier Rodriguez, an appointee of Rick Perry in a primary. Perry got in a funk and vowed to bring down Smith next time and he did. Rodriguez also made some pro-abortion rulings. (2004)
•Supports No Child Left Behind Act and Dept. of Education (Hey, is the federal government running your local school in the Constitution? Fine with Rick Perry.)
•Instituted state CHIP program for Texas!, a widely abused program and one more step to socialized medicine, more taxes and rationed healthcare. (Hey, is CHIP in the 10th Amendment?)
• Supports Sobriety Check Points! Unconstitutional trashing of YOUR 4th Amendment rights where everyone is pulled over with no probable cause and no reasonable suspicion. (Perry supported SB 298 bill) 2009
•Supports the Patriot Act – By now folks you should have figured out the Patriot Act is the criminal government nuking your 4th Amendment rights. Fine with Rick.
•Vetoes Texas Eminent Domain Bill – taking your land for his toll road schemes more important than signing property rights protection overwhelmingly passed by Legislature. (2007) Apparently, the TTC/NAU is real according to this news clip…
•Signs Hate Crimes bill — Attack on free speech and creates thought crimes, includes sexual orientation as a class! (2001)
•Governor for NINE years, then reads about the 10th Amendment a few years ago. Trying to piggy back on Ron Paul and the Tea Party movement. Completely insincere because for 9 years Perry never said an ill word about federal encroachments, No Child Left Behind, etc. (2009)
•Endorses liberal cross dresser and gun grabber Rudy Guiliani for President (2008) – tells Mike Huckabee I love you like a brother, but you can’t win so I am going with gun grabber Rudy Julie Annie, he’s a sure thing! The Bilderbergers said I can be VP if I grovel enough and am for toll roads, globalism, open borders, big government, big pharma and, of course, the Federal Reserve.
•Globalist bootlicker – Bilderberger toady (2007). For United Nations, NAFTA, CAFTA, Trans Texas Corridor.
•Token opposition to illegal immigration – probably because the illegals will be building all his toll roads!
•Does not stand up for elected State Board of Education every time it gets castrated by the liberals in the legislature Throws crumbs to conservatives on SBOE, but when they really need him, hides under desk, sticks fingers in ears. Did not veto SBOE redistricting map which was designed to castrate conservatives. (2011). Contact textbooks legend Donna Garner on this: donnaggarner@gmail.com
•Texas Enterprise Fund – basically, Rick Perry’s slush fund for politically connected insiders, another WASTE of your tax dollars. Gave $20 Million to Country Wide Financial which went bankrupt. Many company executives who get access to this slush fund are – you guessed it – Perry contributors. Rick Perry has a massive cronyism problem.
•Supports $5 bar tax on every patron of a strip club – Wife Anita pushes this. “Wife” Anita on salary for $65,000/year at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and bar tax is their #1 legislative agenda item. TAASA receives state money already and wants to get grubby hands on bar tax expected to generate millions. Titty bar tax ruled unconstitutional by lower courts. (2010)
•Supported whopping $3 Billion Cancer BONDS, the Lance Armstrong cancer tax – more taxing, borrowing and spending. (2007). Perry is for Texas borrowing money to go into the cancer research business.
•Tries to intimidate FEMALE state trooper who pulls him over for speeding while he was lieutenant governor, telling her “Why don’t you just let us get on down the road?” as she was writing him a ticket. (1999)
• Tells a Houston tv reporter Ted Oberg “Adios, mofo.” (2005)
•Shortly after he became governor in 2000, Perry signed a hate crimes bill that included gays among the protected groups. He appointed a moderate, Grace Shore, to chair the State Board of Education. He called for expansions of the state’s Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance programs (which are now bankrupting our state).
•Wants to use Texas Teacher and State Employee Retirement Money on risky TOLL ROADS! http://www.texasmonthly.com/blogs/burkablog/?p=4969ing
Source: 14 Reasons Why Rick Perry Would be a Really, Really Bad president: – http://www.infowars.com/14-reasons-why-rick-perry-would-be-a...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Marco Rubio - Foreign Aid Military Coup

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stood with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and against the rule of law to continue sending foreign aid to Egypt. Under current law, the United States is prohibited from providing financial assistance to countries that have experienced a military coup d’état.

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/rubio-votes-...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Chris Christie Accepts $4.5M From United Arab Emirates

Christie accepts $4.5M from United Arab Emirates for NJ schools damaged by Sandy.

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/christie-acce...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Is this thread for

Yes

Thanks for asking. Yes, this is so that information will be readily available for 2016 presidential. It sounds like a separate thread is needed for State, and maybe one for local :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Big time!

"It sounds like a separate thread is needed for State, and maybe one for local :-)"

Yes we sure do

"It sounds like a separate thread is needed for State, and maybe one for local :-)"

people get favorite Idols and follow them anywhere

Jeb Bush Appointed Judge Debra Nelson

http://judgepedia.org/index.php/Debra_Steinberg_Nelson

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/30826...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Marco Rubio - SUPPORTS IRIS Scans, Fingerprinting, Govt Database

In direct violation of the 4th Amendment, Marco Rubio and seven other Republican and Democratic senators, known as the “gang of eight” have crafted a sweeping bill and vow to implement Biometric Identification and a national database, which includes Iris Scans and Fingerprinting, costing taxpayers more than $25 billion to implement.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Paul Ryan - Violence Against Women Act

Paul Ryan voted Yes (in favor) which expands federal criminal law beyond what the constitution allows, such as expanding laws against cyber stalking.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/02/28/th...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

i went up to over 10

i went up to over 10 strangers today and told them about the police starting to take blood at dui checkpoints.

that felt good. i need to go back to waking people up. but i am paranoid, because i became homeless after i started waking people up. there was so much bad luck, and i think it was by design.

lawrence

Marco Rubio

Not a natural born citizen - not eligible for the executive office. End of story.

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Ack'ed. Next! :)

Ack'ed.

Next! :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Quote and

Understand the Constitution

We are in another war for our Independence.

Lee Wrights

Abortion

“believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person"

Afghanistan

“[The Afghan] war will cost least another $60 billion, to finish a job we never should have started,” said R. Lee Wrights. “No wonder our country is going broke.”

“The only ‘irreversible momentum’ we’re creating is the irreversible momentum driving America deeper and deeper into debt,” Wrights said. “And the only ‘enduring institutions’ we’re creating is the enduring institution of a welfare-warfare State that supports corrupt governments under the guise of fighting terrorism.” – Sept. 26, 2010

Civil Liberties

The simple, basic truth is that all rights belong to the individual. You are born with your rights and no power on earth can take them away from you. You cannot give your rights away. They end only when you die, and not a split-second sooner. Individual rights cannot be divided or multiplied; and, individual rights are superior to any other claimed rights. Individual rights mean you can adopt whatever culture you want and live any lifestyle you choose to live.--June 12, 2011.

Economy

The truth is we are heading into economic catastrophe anyway precisely because of the irresponsible actions and spending addiction of both Democrats and Republicans, and their unwillingness to address the real problem — unlimited, unrealistic and unsustainable spending for defense and entitlements. Trying to cure our economic ails by raising the debt ceiling is like trying to deal with an opiate addiction by prescribing more morphine. Borrowing more money will only make the problem worse. – June 26, 2011.

Environment

“We can begin by selling off the millions of acres of land owned by the federal government. Then the federal government can sell off other assets it shouldn’t have in the first place, including power companies, oil and mineral rights and unused military bases in order to fulfill these contracts.” --press release.

Foreign Affairs

This principle of non-intervention in the affairs of other nations is the cornerstone of the libertarian position on foreign policy. A policy of peaceful interaction, not military intervention, would encourage peaceful relations among nations by tearing down travel, trade and immigration barriers.--press release

Gun Control

opposes the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense and opposes all laws at any level of government that restricts or regulates production and ownership of firearms and ammunition.

Immigration

“Clamping down on immigration will only result in higher costs to taxpayers, more corruption in law enforcement and government, greater burdens on American businesses and the continued erosion of civil liberties of all Americans. The economic reality is that most low-skilled immigrants enter the U.S. illegally because there are hundreds of thousands of new jobs here waiting to be filled; there aren't enough Americans available to fill them; and, the law doesn't allow them to enter America quickly and easily enough to fill these temporary jobs. For example, if you are from India and hold a doctorate, it will take you only about five years to complete the process to legally immigrant. But, if you are an unskilled Mexican laborer it will take you 130 years to immigrate to the U.S. and legally become a citizen. No wonder people are swimming the Rio Grande.” Wrights, May 23, 2011.

National Security

“Terrorism is the direct and inevitable result of decades of an American foreign policy founded on military, political and economic interventionism, support for corrupt dictators, and meddling in the internal affairs of other nations. The only way to insure our national security is to return to a foreign policy of non-intervention, to end all foreign aid and military assistance, to stop intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, and bring our troops home now”.--Press release.

“I have come to realize that any excuse to go to war is as good as another -- for the warmongers. They claim we must wage war to preserve peace in a humanitarian effort to save the world. What utter and complete nonsense. There is nothing humanitarian about killing people en masse, for any reason, save that of self-defense. It is blasphemy to kill innocent people and have innocent people do your killing for you, all the while proclaiming to the world you are doing it in the blessed name of Peace.

Same Sex Issues

“The issue of gay marriage is not about marriage at all. It is a civil rights issue. It is an issue of the rights of the individual being considered paramount in all legal matters. Marriage is an individual choice to be someone’s mate. It is another area of personal human endeavor that is none of the government’s business.

“Let me be clear: in the Lee Wrights Administration no unconstitutional law will be enforced. Should I be elected, the oath I will take as president, nearly the same oath I swore to when I enlisted in the United States Air Force, will bind me to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States …” I intend to live up to that oath. As president, I will not enforce any unconstitutional law, nor will I allow anyone in my administration to enforce unconstitutional laws.” – March 6, 2011.

"The rich man writes the book of laws the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men."

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Dr. Ron Paul's Political "Ideology"

Well, what's cool in the case of Dr. Ron Paul is it's really short, in both the letter and spirit.

We're not going to spend much time and space with this good man, and great patriot's "ideology". Indeed:

Dr. Ron Paul's line of thought...

The Letter:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/billofrights

The Spirit:

http://www.dailypaul.com/274234/dr-ron-paul-we-all-should-be...

Efficiency and soundness, my friends,

Et voila !

:)

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Marco Rubio, Jim Greer

Jim Greer pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and a single count of money laundering for funneling money from the Republican Party of Florida to a company he set up with his right-hand man. He could be sentenced to a minimum of 3 ½ years and a maximum of 35 years in prison at his March 27 sentencing.

The criminal trial of former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer had promised to be embarrassing for party leaders, rising Republican star Marco Rubio and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is contemplating a new political future as a Democrat.

The plea deal avoids what would could have been an embarrassing trial for the state GOP. Some of Florida's most powerful politicians were scheduled as witnesses, including former Gov. Charlie Crist, former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and several state House and state Senate leaders.

The trial had threatened to expose the underbelly of Florida's dominant political party and its formerly high-spending ways. Party officials took heat three years ago from revelations of excessive spending at restaurants and luxury hotels on party-issued American Express cards by Republican leaders, including Rubio. Testimony about those expenditures had been expected at the trial.

Topics also covered in pretrial depositions included allegations of prostitutes at a state GOP fundraiser in the Bahamas, the drinking habits of Crist and intraparty strife. Some of Florida's most powerful politicians were scheduled as witnesses, including Crist, former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and several state House and state Senate leaders.

http://news.yahoo.com/former-fla-gop-chief-pleads-guilty-tri...

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Paul Ryan - NDAA, CISPA

Ryan is parallel to Marco Rubio when it comes to the NDAA. He believes that the federal government should have the right to detain you without trial, without due process, without your constitutional rights, indefinitely. He voted to make it happen.

Ryan voted in favor of CISPA, which will allow the federal government and large internet companies (more corporatism) to exchange your private information and monitor you in an obviously unconstitutional manner.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Jeb Bush - Bailouts

Jeb said that the banker bailout that gave failed banks over 700 billion dollars of tax-payer money was “The right thing to do“.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Chris Christie - 2nd Amendment

Governor Christie supports gun control laws. He has supported the assault weapons ban, opposes concealed carry laws, and supports the New Jersey one gun per month law.

While running for Assemblyman in 1995 Chris Christie put out a campaign flyer noting his support for the assault weapons ban. He called the support for repealing the ban dangerous, crazy, and radical.

In 2009 while seeking the Governor's office in 2009, US Attorney Christie put out a fact sheet noting that he supported New Jersey's gun laws and opposed concealed carry laws. He mocked the idea that he "stood with the NRA."

After assuming office, Governor Christie supported a recently passed New Jersey that only allowed each person to purchase one handgun per day.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Rand Paul

A few notable bills he's sponsored in his two years (as of tomorrow) in the Senate:

Cut Federal Spending Act of 2011 (S.162): proposed to cut $500 billion in federal spending in FY2011.

Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2011 (S.202): the Senate duplicate version of Ron Paul's House bill (H.R.459), requiring a full audit of the Fed before the end of 2012.

Fourth Amendment Restoration Act (S.1070): a little bit complicated, since it amends a lot of existing law, but in essence it limits the ability of the federal government to conduct Unconstitutional searches

A bill to authorize the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption (S.1955): ...self explanatory

A Bill to Permit Voluntary Economic Activity (S.2269): "Prohibits the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, and section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act from being construed as prohibiting, banning, or otherwise extending to any voluntary economic coordination, cooperation, agreement, or other association, compact, contract, or covenant entered into by or between any individual or group of individuals."

Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2012 (S.3287): Requires that a warrant be obtained to use a drone for domestic surveillance

A bill to require security screening of passengers at airports to be carried out by private screening companies, and for other purposes (S.3303): ...self explanatory

A bill to provide limitations on United States assistance, and for other purposes (S.3576): cuts foreign aid to Egypt, Pakistan, and Libya

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Rand Paul - Iran sanctions

Voted YES on the Menendez Amendment to approve new economic sanctions on Iran.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/12/rand-paul-votes...

"The rich man writes the book of laws the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men."

Marco Rubio - Homeland Security

Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Marco Rubio - Foreign Policy

Supports an interventionist foreign policy. In a speech, Rubio outlined an aggressive vision of American foreign policy, criticizing his colleagues on the left and the right for supporting a restrained future for the nation. During a time in which American politicians should restrict their attention to domestic issues in the aftermath of the last recession, Rubio stands out as a lawmaker openly willing to pour taxpayer resources into foreign projects and initiatives. "I disagree with voices in my own party who argue we should not engage at all, who warn we should heed the words of John Quincy Adams not to go 'abroad, in search of monsters to destroy,'" he said. "I left the last page of my speech," he said, flipping through the papers and looking to Lieberman for some help. "Does anyone have my last page?" A man on the stage handed him the page, and Rubio went on to finish his address, quoting former British Prime Minister Tony Blair about how interventionism is part of America's "destiny."

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul