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The Candidate Questionnaire will allow you to document exactly how you would vote if selected to serve as your district's representative. There are no "right" or "wrong" answers, and GOOOH does not suggest what the answer to any of the following questions should be. Your answers will be used by those in your selection pool to understand your perspectives on the issues and how you believe the country should be run. It is up to those who participate to determine whose responses are most appropriate for their district, and the answer will likely be different in every congressional district.

You will be able to change your answers until next Spring when you must sign the Commitment Agreement and lock your positions. Once locked the answers can only be changed with the approval of the members of your district. The Override Clause is explained at a high level in the Commitment Agreement and in more detail in the book.

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Candidate Questionnaire
Will you vote for or against reducing farm subsidy allocations by at least 25 percent each year you are in office?
Will you vote for or against opening the borders and allowing any person wishing to enter the country to do so without restriction?
Will you vote for or against eliminating the federal Department of Education and returning all authority to the states over a period of four years or less?
Will you vote for or against supporting the right of citizens to bear arms?
Will you vote for or against amending the Constitution to make abortion illegal at all times, from the moment of conception, except under specific circumstances such as rape, severe birth defects, incest, or threats to the mother’s life? This would include making "the Pill" and the newer "morning-after pill" illegal.
*Will you vote for or against requiring that each student demonstrates mastery of the English language, at their grade level, before being allowed to enter the next grade in the public school system, and that those who cannot, be required to successfully complete an English immersion class?
Will you vote for or against limiting medical care for those serving life sentences or on death row to only comforting medication and basic repair (e.g. broken bones)?
Will you vote for or against using our military to control our borders and prevent illegal immigration?
**Will you vote for or against a law that requires final legislation to be available for public review at least seven days prior to the vote?
Will you vote for or against amending the Constitution to make abortion legal at all times?
*Will you vote for or against legislation that removes federal restrictions on drilling for oil in every state as well as along the US coastline?
*Will you vote for or against fining employers 3% or more of their gross income if they hire illegal immigrants not registered as "Guest Workers" on their first offense?
Will you vote for or against amending the Constitution with a “Law of Common Sense” that requires judges to hold individuals accountable for their actions, particularly when the predominant majority of society would have known better? For example, Exxon would not be held liable if a teenager douses his hair with gasoline and then sets it on fire.
Will you vote for or against electing our president with a popular vote, replacing the Electoral College?
Will you vote for or against programs to provide vocational training for prisoners in their last year of incarceration, in an attempt to rehabilitate them, limiting the expense to 25% of the average cost per prisoners (this would be a $7,500 limit with today’s $30,000 average)?
Will you vote for or against a presidential line item veto?
Will you vote for or against the legalization of marijuana?
Will you vote for or against limiting the fees a plaintiff’s legal representative can receive to one hundred times the amount a plaintiff in the case receives? As an example, if a plaintiff receives $10,000, the combined legal fees could not exceed one million dollars.
Will you vote for or against funding the development of fuel cell technology beyond all others?
Will you vote for or against changing the retirement age to sixty-nine immediately, and index the retirement age for those under the age of fifty to “life expectancy” minus five years?
*Will you vote for or against only applying the Endangered Species Act to animals that are larger in mass than a marble (i.e. eliminate protection for species such as salamanders, crickets, and spiders), unless a critical contribution to the ecosystem is defined?
*Will you vote for or against amending the Constitution to re-establish and re-clarify equal rights for all over special rights for a few (e.g. prisoners, seniors, students, gays, and minorities)?
Will you vote for or against reducing total expenditures on government programs by at least 5% each year you are in office?
*Will you vote for or against government funded Health Care for all Americans under the age of twenty-one?
Will you vote for or against limiting total military spending to 3% of GDP, excluding periods when our nation is imminently at risk of war with another country or a recognized military unit (i.e., claiming we are at war with terrorists is not the same as being at war with another country)?
Will you vote for or against allowing citizens who are mentally sound, older than their “life expectancy” and terminally ill, to opt for euthanasia?
Will you vote for or against reducing the cost per inmate, currently estimated at almost $30,000 per year, by 10% each year, until the number is less than the national average spent on public education?
Will you vote for or against permitting religious activities on local, state, and federal property (such as schools, libraries, and municipal buildings), at the discretion of the members of each site?
Will you vote for or against legislation that targets lowering the number of homeless by at least 5% each year?
Will you vote for or against establishing English as the national language, and requiring its exclusive use in all public institutions and on all public material?
If you haven't saved your answers at this point, go to the bottom of the page and press the blue submit button. You know how computers can be... As you are answering the questions you probably notice that some are pretty hard, and there is a lot of gray with so little information. That is by design. The challenge is for you to declare where you stand based on the information given. Are you for or against? Either answer is acceptable.
*Will you vote for or against capping the amount of money spent on all types of welfare payments (excluding Social Security & Medicare) to less than 3% of federal tax receipts each year?
Will you vote for or against removing juveniles from their parent(s) after the juvenile's third arrest, sending them to live in a boot camp that focuses on education and discipline?
*Will you vote for or against granting citizenship to a child born in this country whose mother is not a U.S. citizen, not married to a U.S. citizen, or not in the country legally?
Don't forget - save your answers periodically by clicking the blue Submit Button at the bottom of the page.
Will you vote for or against allowing a panel of doctors to overrule the health care decision of a parent for a critically ill minor? For example, if three doctors recommend chemotherapy as the only viable treatment, but the child or parents oppose, should the doctor’s decision prevail?
Will you vote for or against amending the Constitution to make an abortion legal for only the first three months after conception excluding cases of rape, incest or serious risk to the mother’s life?
Will you vote for or against the government providing free computers to all minors?
Will you vote for or against eliminating the “by reason of insanity” defense?
Will you vote for or against multiplying by ten the prison sentence of those convicted of possessing drugs that are not willing to provide information that leads to the conviction of their supplier?
Will you vote for or against United Nations recommendations or mandates (including mandates for the use of federal dollars on U. N. Agenda 21 Sustainable Development)?
Will you vote for or against requiring those who have entered our country illegally to, when caught, work on a government project without pay for one year before being deported? One example of a project could be a wall that separates the United States and Mexico, though all other projects could be considered.
Will you vote for or against reducing the total number of federal employees by at least 5% each year you are in office?
Will you vote for or against requiring that only the Constitution and the laws of the United States be considered when deciding cases or writing opinions, in effect preventing judges from applying the “standards” of international behavior?
Will you vote for or against allowing individuals to invest a percentage of their retirement benefits in an option of their choice, including mutual funds, bond funds and index funds?
Will you vote for or against a Guest Worker Program that allows non-U.S. citizens to work in the United States?
*As long as the federal government remains involved in the education system, will you vote for or against the teaching of religion in public schools, as an elective?
Will you vote for or against requiring annual reductions in total “greenhouse” emissions by at least 5% year over year?
Will you vote for or against declaring that the rights of a person who commits a crime and is subsequently found guilty, to have been forfeited from the moment the crime was committed?
*Will you vote for or against life in prison or the death penalty, on the first offense, for rapists and child molesters?
Will you vote for or against privatizing government initiatives, including at least one of the following: national parks, highways, mail, licensing of the airwaves?
*Will you vote for or against a cap of $5,000,000 (indexed) on medical malpractice lawsuits (amounts greater than the cap will be directed to charity)?
*Will you vote for or against providing government funds to the ACLU?
*Will you vote for or against capping medical expenditures, paid by the government (e.g. Medicare and National Health care [if we get there]; does not apply to care for military personnel) in any five year period for any one person, to 25 times the median income (approximately $1.1 million dollars)?
**Will you vote for or against a law that requires each representative to certify he/she has personally read the final version of a bill, in its entirety, prior to being allowed to vote for the bill?
Will you vote for or against supporting the Kyoto Protocol (as written)?
Will you vote for or against the establishment of a government program to facilitate the design of an alternative Transportation System, developed by private companies who can propose solutions that utilize cleaner, more efficient, fuels (such as fuel cells), is not dependent on a foreign country, and can begin deployment within ten years?
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Will you vote for or against a requirement that all government programs have a clearly established objective and an end date of no more than ten years from the date of creation?
If we do not change to a consumption tax, will you vote for or against establishing an indexed Corporate Minimum Tax (CMT) of at least 15%, similar to the personal Alternative Minimum Tax, requiring profitable corporations to pay at least that amount (as a percent of revenue), independent of expenses, deductions, and overseas activities?
Will you vote for or against limiting the amount of foreign aid provided to any one country, in any year, to a maximum of 10,000 times the median income ($460 million), and to only allow a country to receive funds for a maximum of two years in any five year period, excepting those nations in a declared war with a foreign enemy or a genocidal situation?
Will you vote for or against limiting the time that any person or family can receive welfare to twenty-four months or less in any five year period?
Will you vote for or against a law that says the preservation of human life and personal property shall take precedence over the welfare of any plant or animal regardless of its status as protected or endangered?
Will you vote for or against removing the worst 3 percent of judges each year, determined by the number of decisions overturned by a higher court? This question targets those who are actively legislating from the bench, those who show a consistent tendency to rule based on political or personal preference rather than written law.
Will you vote for or against replacing the current tax system with the FairTax as proposed by Linder and Boortz?
Will you vote for or against eliminating all government price and production controls, including abolishment of the minimum wage?
Will you vote for or against a law that requires a graduated pay scale that includes paying the top 25% of teachers double what the bottom 25% earn?
Will you vote for or against a National Health Care System, funded with tax dollars and controlled by the federal government, that provides health care to every American citizen?
Will you vote for or against excluding a plaintiff’s legal representative from receiving any portion of a punitive award, splitting the payment between the plaintiff and charity?
**Will you vote for or against Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) for all future federal elections (e.g. President, Senate, House of Representative)?
Will you vote for or against funding nuclear power plants to help address our energy needs?
**Will you vote for or against a law that requires all legislation be limited to one subject?
REMINDER - Save your work periodically - and answer every question - including this one (for or against)
*Will you vote for or against supporting the right of every citizen to carry a concealed weapon, assuming they can demonstrate basic firearm competence, but excluding those who have been convicted of a felony or deemed to be mentally incompetent?
*Will you vote for or against supporting states' rights over federal rights at least 90% of the time?
*As long as the federal government remains involved in the education system, will you vote for or against a law that requires the removal of the bottom 3% of teachers in each school district each year you are in office (maximum of 4 years)?
*Will you vote for or against allowing a defendant or claimant's personal history to be admitted as evidence during a trial?
*Will you vote for or against a penalty of at least twenty years in prison, on the first offense, for dealers 16 or older who sell drugs to minors?
Will you vote for or against establishing a .xxx Internet domain (e.g., www.notforkids.xxx) and imposing steep fines and significant jail time for all sites that provide access to pornographic material outside of this domain?
Will you vote for or against requiring that birth control pills be made available, for free, to all teenage girls?
Will you vote for or against preventing lawyers from knowingly misrepresenting the truth to defend their client?
Will you vote for or against processing all people who commit a crime against a U.S. citizen who are not U.S. citizens in military tribunals instead of the U.S. legal system? (Effectively declaring they do not have the same rights as our citizens.)
Will you vote for or against the government providing Health Care vouchers to every American citizen that can be used to purchase health insurance from either the government or a private provider, thus ensuring that every American has access to coverage?
Will you vote for or against the right of lawyers to use whatever means necessary to defend a client, including concealing information and using "technicalities," as long as they do not violate a written law?
Will you vote for or against limiting foreign aid to ten or fewer countries in any year?
Will you vote for or against decreasing total foreign aid contributions to match the average contributions of the leading countries in the world in absolute dollars: Britain ($4.9b), Germany ($5.3b), France ($5.5b), China ($0), Russia ($0), Australia ($1.0b), Canada ($1.0b), and Japan ($9.9b), or approximately $3.5 billion per year ($27.6b / 8)?
REMINDER - Save your work periodically.
Will you vote for or against supporting the death penalty in cases of murder?
Will you vote for or against legislation declaring that those in the country illegally do not have any of the rights granted to citizens of our country, other than the right to humane treatment?
***Will you vote for or against a bill that requires a full and transparent audit of the Federal Reserve each year?
*Will you vote for or against defining marriage as the union between any two people (of legal age)?
Will you vote for or against setting congressional pay to four times the median income, indexing the salary, and replacing the congressional pension with a standard 401k retirement plan?
Will you vote for or against allowing people who entered the country illegally to receive Social Security or other government benefits?
Will you vote for or against the United States withdrawing from the U.N.?
Will you vote for or against establishing a maximum timeline for all criminal cases, ensuring that court proceedings begin within three months, end within one year, that appeals extend no more than two years through the highest court possible, and that both the defense and prosecution must adhere to the timeline with penalty of contempt of court charges and license revocation if they do not – this includes death penalty cases?
As long as the federal government remains involved in the education system, will you vote for or against giving vouchers to students so that they can attend the school of their choice (including home schooling)?
Will you vote for or against lifetime prison terms for those who possess a gun (illegally) while committing a felonious act?
Will you vote for or against increasing income taxes, excepting only during a period of declared war?
Will you vote for or against term limits of four years (two terms) or less for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives?
Will you vote for or against limiting deployment to 10,000 troops, for a maximum of three years, in any country which we are not at war with and have not been for any of the last ten?
Will you vote for or against amending the Constitution to specifically affirm that we are a nation under God, that God is welcome in all that we do, but no person can be forced to participate in worship at any time or in any way?
*Will you vote for or against reducing retirement payments to the "wealthy" or those whose children are wealthy, by at least 50%? Wealthy is defined as $11.5m in assets.
Will you vote for or against creating a law that limits the number of immigrants who can become citizens in any single year to one percent or less of the population (that would be approximately three million immigrants this year)?
*Will you vote for or against a balanced budget amendment, with exceptions only for periods of declared war, a declining annual GDP, or in the event of a major natural disaster?