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1. Will you support and demand
   Electoral Reform Legislation to
   pass by January 2008? If so,
   what eight elements of reform
   would you include?
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  Answer to Question #1:
• If NO, get out of race right now.
• If YES:
• In Time for November 2008:
   – Holiday Voting So Poor Can Vote
   – Honest Open Multi-Party Debates
   – Expanded Debates (3 Cabinet Posts)
   – Instant Run-Off for True Majority
• By November 2009:
   – State-Wide Multi-Party Proportional
     Representation Define House Seats
   – Tightly-Drawn Truly Local Districts
   – Public Funding, Public Airwaves
   – No Legislation without Online Public
     Consultation in Advance
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2. Can you explain why voting
   needs to take place on a holiday
   or week-end?



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 Answer to Question #2:
• The working poor, and especially
  those who have to hold two jobs
  to make ends meet, cannot vote
  easily, and especially so if they
  have to use mass transit.
• We do not have an honest
  electoral system today. Apart
  from gerrymandering, States can
  manipulate the number and kind
  of machines available and actively
  discriminate against the most
  needy members of our society
  who have legitimate grievances.
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3. Can you explain why today’s
   presidential debates are rigged,
   not honest, and must be
   changed?


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 Answer to Question #3:
• The Republican and Democratic
  parties—the leadership, not the
  members—conspired to displace
  the League of Women Voters
  from their long-standing role as
  an honest broker, for the specific
  purpose of excluding third,
  fourth, and fifth parties, and
  controlling the debate process to
  avoid substance backed backed
  up by budget numbers.
• The debates must be open to all
  parties, shown on all public
  stations, and also offered free
  online.
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4. How might we improve our
   ability to understand who you
   would appoint to your Cabinet,
   and what policy perspectives
   they would apply on our behalf?
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 Answer to Question #4:
• We must demand that all
  Presidential contenders, in both
  the primary process and the
  general election, name at least
  three Cabinet positions in
  advance: the Secretary of State,
  the Secretary of Defense, and the
  Attorney General.
• Cabinet debates must alternate
  with Presidential debates.
• Eventually candidates will realize
  they must both appoint their
  Cabinet and produced a balanced
  budget in order to qualify for
  consideration by a smart engaged
  public.
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5. Even if we did nothing else, what
   one change could be legislatively
   mandated in time for 2008 that
   would assure a genuine winner
   satisfactory to the majority of
   us?
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 Answer to Question #5:
• An instant run-off, in which the
  second choice of each voter is
  also considered, will guarantee
  not only a majority winner, but a
  fair shake for Independent,
  Green, Libertarian, Reform, and
  other candidates that scorn the
  Democratic and Republican
  parties as corrupt.
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6. Most Americans today no longer
   identify with the leadership of either
   of the two traditional parties. How
   can we migrate toward full and
   balanced representation of all
   political points of view in our
   legislatures?
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 Answer to Question #6:
• Elections to Congress should be
  based on party registrations,
  which can be changed at any time
  up to one month prior to the
  actual election.
• On that basis, House of
  Representatives seats can be
  apportioned across the entire
  political spectrum, ending the
  winner take all and “party line”
  poison that have destroyed our
  democracy.
• See also Question #7.
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7. Apart from full and balanced
   representation in the House of
   Representatives, how can we
   improved localized representation
   from District to District?

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 Answer to Question #7:
• After ascertaining the correct mix
  of seats (for example, out of ten,
  5 might be Republican, 3
  Democratic, 2 Libertarian, and 1
  each Green and Independent—
  this will change over time toward
  broader mixes), then tightly
  drawn districts, ending
  gerrymandering, will be assigned
  based on the closest possible
  affinity between the party
  affiliation and the political
  inclinations of each district.
• Local needs will always take
  precedence over party “lines.”
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8. How to we eliminate corruption in
   the legislature and the executive at
   all levels, and free our
   representatives to spend 100% of
   their time on the People’s Business?

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   Answer to Question #8:
• First, we must demand that the public
  airwaves be offered free in prime time
  to all candidates for office. This
  should be part of a broader move to
  Open Spectrum that ends the sale of
  the public commons to private parties
  and exercises eminent domain
  repossession of the air waves.
• Second, we must pay our public
  servants, including public safety,
  health, and education employees, a
  solid middle class wage, and forbid all
  financial contributions to any
  campaign.
• In an election, information is the only
  public good that should be in play.
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9. How do we impose on every
   legislator at every level the lesson
   that Davy Crockett learned, that the
   public funds are not theirs to give?

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   Answer to Question #9:
• Secret earmarks and obscure
  legislative language are the means
  by which Senators and
  Representatives have used the
  public treasury to transfer wealth to
  the already wealthy contributors to
  their campaign.
• By demanding that all legislation be
  written in explicit plain English, and
  posted online at least seven days in
  advance of consideration in both
  Committee and on the Floor, we
  can have open legislation with full
  public consultation.
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10: The White House and Congress
   have run the economy into the
   ground, imposing an enormous
   debt burden on us all. How do
   we fix that?

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  Answer to Question #10:
• First, we restore the Constitution and end
  the practice of government borrowing
  from banks. The Constitution provides for
  the issuance of monetary currency backed
  by the full faith and credit of We the
  People.
• Second, we eliminate income taxes to get
  We the People back on our feet, and
  substitute the Tobin Tax, a tiny .0006 fax
  on every Federal Reserve transaction,
  combined with a severe tax on products
  whose “true cost” in oil, water, child labor,
  and tax avoidance is unsustainable.
• Third, we join Brazil, Cuba, China, Thailand
  and other pioneers in licensing generic
  drugs that cost 1% of what we pay in the
  US, 10% of what Canadian drugs cost.
  That wipes out the future unfunded
  Medicare and Medicaid obligations
  imposed on us by a corrupt Congress that
  forbade the Executive to negotiate drug
  prices.
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11. Can you name, in priority order, the
   top ten high-level threats to
   Humanity and our Republic as
   identified by LtGen Dr. Brent
   Scowcroft and the other members of
   the High-Level Threat Panel?
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    Answer to Question #11:
•   01 Poverty
•   02 Infectious Disease
•   03 Environmental Degradation
•   04 Inter-State Conflict
•   05 Civil War
•   06 Genocide
•   07 Other Atrocities
•   08 Proliferation
•   09 Terrorism
•   10 Transnational Crime
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12. Senators and Representatives used
   to brag that they did not need a
   passport because nothing that
   happened overseas mattered to
   their constituents. Do you have a
   one line answer for why that is so
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  Answer to Question #12:
• None of the ten high-level threats
  to humanity, but especially the top
  three, recognize national borders.
• The near pandemic that was
  stopped by alert monitors of
  Chinese web sites who sounded the
  alarm on SARS (Severe Acute
  Respiratory Syndrome), could have
  exploded out of Hong Kong and
  gone world-wide because the
  Chinese government was
  concealing the problem.
• All ten of the threats are intimately
  linked and must be addressed as a
  whole system, not one at a time.
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 13. Why is poverty more
    of a threat to the
    Republic than any other
    threat including war?


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  Answer to Question #13:
• 01 Poverty breeds disease, crime,
  and conflict. It is a cancer that can
  destroy civilization and humanity if
  it is not addressed immediately and
  comprehensively.
• 02 In the case of the Republic,
  poverty is what drives illegal aliens
  to risk death or prison in order to
  find work. Eliminating poverty
  elsewhere is the best way to
  eliminate illegal immigration.
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 14. Why is Infectious
    Disease the second
    greatest threat to
    Humanity and the
    Republic?

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  Answer to Question #14:
• 01 Infectious Disease has killed over
  20 Popes, Presidents, and Prime
  Ministers. Just as the rich in New
  York City discovered that public
  health was needed to protect them
  from epidemics spawned amidst the
  poverty of the ghettos, so also must
  we recognize that infectious disease
  can wipe out entire countries.
• 02 Our indiscriminant use of
  antibiotics and pesticides had led to
  an increase in mutating and new
  diseases leaping from animal to
  human hosts, coincident with a
  reduction of the human immune
  system.
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 15. Name the five largest
    exporters of weapons
    used in inter-state
    conflict and civil war.


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  Answer to Question #15:
• 01 The USA, the United Kingdom,
  France, Germany, and Russia are
  the largest arms exporters and also
  indiscriminate and irresponsible in
  selling to known dictators and
  warlords.
• 02 The USA sells three times more
  weapons than the United Kingdom,
  five times more than Russia, in any
  given year.
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 16. Describe in general
    terms the root causes
    of Civil War.



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  Answer to Question #16:
• 01 Corruption and competition for
  scarce resources fuel civil wars,
  genocide, and other atrocities.
• 02 A million bribe can “buy” the
  land containing a rich harvest of
  gold or diamonds, but because of
  the bribe, the value of that harvest
  will never be realized on behalf of
  the people who have lived there for
  centuries.
• 03 In most civil wars, the only path
  to wealth, women, and wine is
  found through small arms and
  violence.
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 17. Name at least four
    countries with on-going
    civil wars.



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    Answer to Question #17:
•   Afghan Civil War, 1992–2001, armed conflicts persist
•   Algerian Civil War, 1991–2002, conflicts persist
•   Casamance Conflict, Senegal, 1990–present
•   Colombian armed conflict, 1964–present
•   Côte d'Ivoire Civil War, 1999–2000, 2002–present
•   Darfur Conflict, Sudan, 2003–present
•   Georgian Civil War, Abkhazia, South Ossetia in Georgia,
    1988–present
•   Israeli-Palestinian conflict 1948-present
•   Iraq Civil War, 2003(?)–present
•   Kashmir Conflict, 1989–present
•   Northern Irish civil war, 1969–1998 (Considered ongoing
    by extremist minority groups)
•   Palestinian Civil War, 2006–present
•   Somali Civil War, 1991–present
•   Sri Lankan Civil War, 1983–present
•   Ugandan Civil War, 1987–present
•   Yemen Civil War, 1979–1989, 1994, 2000s
•   Yugoslavian civil war, 1991–1995, Breakup — Slovenia,
    Croatia, Bosnia (1st NATO intervention), Kosovo (2nd
    NATO intervention), Preševo valley, Macedonia — Kosovo
    War 1996–1999
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 18. Name as many on-
    going genocides are you
    can. For extra credit,
    name two acts of war
    by the US that comprise
    mass murder (in WWII).
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    Answer to Question #18:
•   Brazil
•   Colombia
•   Democratic Republic of The Congo
•   Ethiopia
•   Sudan
•   Uganda

• Extra Credit: fire bombings of
  Dresden and Tokyo, nuclear bombs
  at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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 19. Name at least two
    types of crime against
    humans that are
    included in Other
    Atrocities.

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  Answer to Question #19:
• Kidnapping of young women to
  supply the sex trade
• Kidnapping of individuals to harvest
  their body parts
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 20. What Nations are
    active in the
    proliferation of nuclear,
    chemical, and biological
    weapons?

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  Answer to Question #20:
• Albania, Algeria, Argentina,
  Australia
• Brazil, Canada, China
• France, Germany
• India, Iran, Iraq
• Israel, Japan, Netherlands
• North Korea, Pakistan
• Poland, Russia
• South Africa, Syria
• Taiwan (ROC)
• United Kingdom, United States
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 21. What’s wrong with the
    Global War on Terror or
    GWOT?




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  Answer to Question #21:
• Terrorism is a tactic. You cannot
  defeat or make war on a tactic.
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 22. How big a problem is
    Transnational Crime?




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  Answer to Question #22:
• It is a $2 trillion a year industry, in
  comparison to a total global
  economy of around $7 trillion. It is
  a huge problem, in part because it
  diverts revenue needed by
  governments and it undermines the
  overall culture.
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23. Can you list, in alphabetical order,
   the twelve policies that must be
   harmonized by each level of
   government, and among all nations?
   For extra credit, what is the single
   greatest threat to our economy?
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    Answer to Question #23:
•   01 Agriculture
•   02 Diplomacy
•   03 Economy
•   04 Education
•   05 Energy
•   06 Family
•   07 Health
•   08 Immigration
•   09 Justice
•   10 Security
•   11 Society
•   12 Water
•   Extra Credit: National Debt &
    Future Unfunded Known
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24. Before we take each policy in turn,
   just to provide a sense of urgency
   and context, can you name the eight
   demographic wild cards that will
   determine the future no matter
   what the USA and Europe do?
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    Answer to Question #24:
•   01 Brazil
•   02 China
•   03 India
•   04 Indonesia
•   05 Iran
•   06 Russia
•   07 Venezuela
•   08 Wild Cards such as:
    – Congo
    – Malaysia
    – Pakistan
    – South Africa
    – Turkey
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 25. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Agricultural Policy.



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  Answer to Question #25:
• 01 Restore Local Farming for 85%
  of the domestic market space, and
  achieve 50% organic in five years,
  75% in ten years, 100% in fifteen
  years.
• 02 Dramatically reduce the amount
  of food grown for the animal
  industry, which will in turn reduce
  animal waste entering the water
  and animal antibiotics entering us.
• 03 Restore family and community
  owned farmed, eliminating
  absentee ownership in 25 years.
• 04 Migrate to Deep Root Farming
  over the next 25 years.
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 26. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Diplomatic Policy.



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  Answer to Question #26:
• 01 Dogma kills, get back to the facts
  and reality-based diplomacy.
• 02 Draw down our 750 military
  bases overseas and redirect at least
  $100 billion a year from waging war
  to waging peace.
• 03 Create the Open Source Agency
  called for on page 413 of the 9-11
  Report, but under diplomatic
  auspices with an Office of
  Information Sharing Treaties and
  Agreements.
• 04 Subsidize free cell phones for the
  five billion poor, and create a global
  network of 100 million volunteers
  with Internet access able to teach
  them “one cell call at a time.”
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 27. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Economic Policy.



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  Answer to Question #27:
• 01 End CEO Greed by pegging CEO
  salaries to that of the lowest-paid
  employee, and regulate pay for
  performance standards.
• 02 Increase minimum wage to $10
  an hour immediately, while also
  eliminating all income taxes for
  individuals at all levels.
• 03 Over the next fifteen years,
  achieve full employment of all
  citizens before allowing non-citizens
  to take jobs in the USA.
• 04 Severely tax imports to reflect
  their “true cost” and localize our
  entire supply chain for goods and
  services.
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 28. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Educational Policy.



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  Answer to Question #28:
• 01 Free online education all the way
  to a college degree, with proctored
  open book examinations.
• 02 Mandated apprenticeships from
  Middle School onwards, in the trades
  though high school, in the professions
  through college.
• 03 End rote memorization and
  competitive examinations, move
  quickly to team or project learning,
  learning to learn, individual
  proficiency certification with team
  scores.
• 04 Mandate continuous education for
  all, free of charge (the Tobin Tax on
  Federal Reserve will replace incomes
  taxes as the national revenue source).
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 29. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Energy Policy.



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  Answer to Question #29:
• 01 Incentivize sustainable design
  and green to gold capitalism.
• 02 Create the two-way grid
  featured in WIRED Magazine the
  month Dick Cheney was meeting
  secretly with Enron & Exxon to plot
  the occupations of Afghanistan &
  Iraq.
• 03 Nation-wide investment in wind,
  solar, and portable hydrogen.
  Federal and state governments
  switch to hybrid cars for all new
  purchases.
• 04 Complete independence from
  foreign oil within four years.
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 30. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Family Policy.



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  Answer to Question #30:
• 01 Return to the one-income family
  and incentivize multi-generational
  living so the young can bear
  children but the wiser grandparents
  can help to raise them.
• 02 End overtime until we achieve
  full employment.
• 03 Stop building malls and bedroom
  communities, incentivize
  neighborhoods, bike paths,
  community transit, and community
  centers.
• 04 Reduce the work week to 35
  hours and legally prohibit forced
  labor above 35 hours, such as
  account executives expected to
  work 60 hour weeks.
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 31. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Health Policy.



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  Answer to Question #31:
• 01 A Nation’s best defense is an
  educated and healthy public. We
  will incentivize healthy delicious
  food and heavily tax unhealthy food.
• 02 Employers and transport
  companies will be required to
  assure clean air free of toxins or
  harmful bacteria.
• 03 Public health will be free and of
  high quality, equivalent to public
  safety and education (the latter will
  be doubled in quality).
• 04 Natural and alternative cures will
  pre-empt medication & surgery
  wherever possible.
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 32. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Immigration Policy.



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  Answer to Question #32:
• 01 We will enforce the law and
  demand that all employers and
  landlords verify legality before
  employment or rent (and one
  family per dwelling).
• 02 We will demand global labor
  unions and standards, and reject all
  products that do not meet those
  standards.
• 03 We will redirect 25,000 positions
  from the Department of Defense to
  the Border Patrol.
• 04 We will seal the borders and
  demand two years national service
  of all those who wish to be citizens.
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 33. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Justice Policy.



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  Answer to Question #33:
• 01 We will pardon all marijuana
  offenders after they serve two
  years in national service (Armed
  Forces, Peace Corps, or Homeland
  Corps).
• 02 We will wind down the prison-
  slavery complex and terminate all
  Haliburton detention centers and all
  secret United Nations armed forces
  within our borders.
• 03 We will eliminate corporate
  amnesty under the personality
  clauses intended for freed slaves,
  and hold corporate officers
  accountable as individuals.
• 04 We will not allow the President
  to pardon Presidential staff for high
  crimes and misdemeanors.
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 34. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Security Policy.



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  Answer to Question #34:
• 01 I will move $100 billion from the
  Pentagon’s inflated budget to a new
  budget, Waging Peace.
• 02 Over the next 25 years, I will
  reduce the military-industrial
  complex, and replace it with a
  peace & prosperity complex.
• 03 The core ingredient for the
  future is connectivity: I will
  subsidize free cell phones for the
  five billion poor and recruit 100
  million volunteers able to teach
  them “one cell call at a time.”
• 04 Morality is central to our future.
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 35 Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Society Policy.



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  Answer to Question #35:
• 01 We will implement universal
  service as a civic duty, offering
  three choices: Armed Forces, Peace
  Corps, and Homeland Corps.
• 02 Public Health will be free, as are
  Public Security and Education.
• 03 English in the national language
  and Christianity, with tolerance of
  other faiths and a strict separation
  of church and state, is the national
  religion.
• 04 Voting will be mandatory, on a
  holiday, with other Electoral
  Reforms implemented by law.
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 36. Name at least three
    long-term objectives of
    your Water Policy.



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  Answer to Question #36:
• 01 Water will be sold at it’s true
  cost, and a nation-wide water
  conservation policy begun
  immediately.
• 02 We will create a Global
  Manhattan Project to restore
  aquifers and push salt water back.
• 03 We will demand regional Water
  Authorities both at home and
  overseas.
• 04 We will fund ten $100 million
  dollar water desalination facilities
  using renewable energy.
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 37. Why is Brazil
    important to our
    future?



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 Answer to Question #37
• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• It is energy independent and
  central to Latin America, Africa,
  and southern Asia
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 38. Why is China
    important to our
    future?



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 Answer to Question #38
• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• It has major energy and water
  shortfalls and is also an epicenter
  for infectious disease. If China
  implodes, America will suffer.
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 39. Why is India important
    to our future?



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 Answer to Question #39
• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• Other than Indonesia, it has the
  largest Muslim population on the
  planet, stands between Iran and
  China, and while it has major
  problems, is potentially a focal
  point for creating wealth through
  knowledge that will stabilize that
  entire region.
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 40. Why is Indonesia
    important to our
    future?


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• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• It is the largest Muslim nation
  that has maintained a secular
  government and contained
  radical Islam elements, rich in
  natural resources and a potential
  leader in southern Asia.
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 41. Why is Iran important
    to our future?



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• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• It is the largest Shi’ite Muslim
  nation, offsets the corrupt and
  perverted Saudi Royal family, in
  the true representative of the
  Persian civilization, and a key
  actor in stabilizing the Middle
  East
• Extra Credit: The US overthrew
  their democratic government to
  keep the Shah in power. We
  were wrong to do this.
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 42. Why is Russia
    important to our
    future?


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• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• It is the largest land mass
  spanning Europe and Asia, a
  critical offset to Chinese power,
  and potentially a major
  contributor to European, African,
  and Asian peace and prosperity.
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 43. Why is Venezuela
    important to our
    future?


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 Answer to Question #43
• It is one of the seven
  demographic powers that will
  determine the future regardless
  of what the USA and EU do.
• It has the largest reserves of
  petroleum in the Western
  Hemisphere; together with Brazil,
  it could determine not only the
  future of democracy in the
  region, but also whether China is
  or is not allowed to take over the
  entire region through an
  emigration policy that gradually
  displaces indigenous peoples.
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 44. Why are Wild Cards
    important to our
    future?


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 Answer to Question #44
• The Earth is like a delicate
  aquarium, where balance must be
  maintained if we are to have a
  sustainable future. There are no
  borders when it comes to the
  spread of disease or well-being.
• Countries like Malaysia and
  Turkey are essential branches of
  Islam at peace; countries like
  Pakistan or the Congo are
  potentially violent and
  contagious. Countries like Chile,
  Argentina, and South Africa are
  potential engines for regional
  peace and prosperity.
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 45. In 2007, how much did
    our government spend
    on diplomacy as
    opposed to war?
    What’s wrong with
    that?
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• Diplomacy received roughly $30
  billion while the Pentagon
  received over $950 billion.
• This illustrates a government that
  is out of control, insolvent
  according to the Comptroller
  General, and a very dangerous
  over-reliance on weapons instead
  of reasoned policies. We are a
  spend-thrift Nation, and at
  imminent risk of a national
  economic melt-down.
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46. In 2007, how much did our
   government spend on spies and
   secret satellites, as opposed to
   legal ethical sources of foreign
   intelligence? What’s wrong
   with that?
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 Answer to Question #46
• The National Intelligence Budget
  is at least $60 billion a year,
  double what it was at its previous
  high point under President
  Reagan. The secret agencies are
  optimized for stealing the 4% of
  the information that is secret, and
  spend less than a billion on open
  sources in 183 languages we do
  not speak.
• We need to reduce the secret
  budget to $12 billion a year, and
  redirect the savings to national
  education & our electronic
  infrastructure.
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 47. Will you commit to
    naming your Secretaries
    of State and Defense,
    and your Attorney
    General, prior to 3
    January 2008?
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• If NO, don’t bother coming back.
• If YES go to next question.
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 48. If you win the
    nomination for the
    general election, will
    you commit to having
    Cabinet-level debates?

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• If NO, don’t bother coming back.
• If YES, move on to next question.
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49. If you win the nomination
   of your party, will you
   commit to preparing and
   posting online a balanced
   budget prior to election
   day?
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• If NO, don’t bother coming back.
• If YES, move on to the next card.
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50. Can you explain the
   concept of
   transpartisanship, and if
   elected, commit to
   appointing a Transpartisan
   Cabinet?
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• Transpartisanship, a concept developed
  by Don Beck and Jim Turner, means a
  return to an objective balanced policy
  process in which facts and reality are
  the foundation for dialog and decision,
  instead of ideological fantasy and
  extreme partisanship.
• Yes, we need the very best people on
  the Cabinet, from across all parties. To
  demonstrate my commitment, if I am
  elected President I will ask the loser of
  that election to be my Vice President so
  we can all come together and get this
  great Republic back to being America
  the Beautiful.
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 51. What is America’s
    greatest source of
    strength and national
    power?


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• An educated engaged citizenry.
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 52. What can we do to get
    America back on track?




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 Answer to Question #52
• Ask these same questions of each
  and every contender, and don’t
  let them snow you with platitudes.
• A policy is not real until is has
  been put into a balanced budget.
  Make all of us demonstrate we
  can govern before we are elected
  —this is too important to practice
  partisan politics as we have in the
  past.
• Demand that the League of
  Women Voters be restored as the
  sponsors of open honest multi-
  party debates aired nationally.

								
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