What Issue are you passionate about?

What issue are you passionate about?  What issue matter the most to you when you vote?  Which issue would you prefer our party add or expound more upon with in our party platform?  Please fill out this survey in order to best inform our party and candidates where our members and electorate stand to better represent the people.  

What issue are you most passionate about?


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  • No Longer a Member
    answered 2018-02-02 19:52:05 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: I can’t say that there is any one issue that outweighs the rest. Granted that every candidate will have flaws or stances that I disagree with, I simply have to pick the one that seems the most responsive to the people and the most pragmatic about the issues.
  • No Longer a Member
    answered 2018-02-02 19:50:31 -0500
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Other
  • No Longer a Member
    answered 2018-02-02 19:49:50 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: So many of these are important but without being able to trust our elected officials, having them slaved to the whims of some campaign contributor or lobbyist, is completely contrary to our self governance and damning for a republic.
  • No Longer a Member
    answered 2018-02-02 19:46:43 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • Aaron Harris
    answered 2018-02-01 01:55:07 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Polarization in Politics
  • jules rensch
    answered 2018-01-24 17:00:33 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Gun Control
  • Kirk Boland
    answered 2018-01-24 09:12:42 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: I’ll admit my ideas may be a little different, but fundamentally the issue that I’m most passionate about is honestly the current structure of the American government itself. I know that there are many people who’ll probably gravely disagree with me (but I understand if you may have a revulsion to what I write)…however, I think there are several things I would propose:
    1. Eliminate the executive branch: only two branches of government.
    2. Unicameral Congress with term limits of 2 six-year terms (aka a Senate, and the office of the Presidency is now equivalent to a prime minister position with a direct election of our “chief senator”). Whereby, the “prime minister” position is the 101st senator that can elected through direct-election open to any citizen with the former criteria for the office of President as before.
    3. Supreme Court with 10 year term limits (limited to one term).
    4. Completely redraw “state lines” according to equal population (all with unicameral legislatures).
    5. Multi-party elections within all electoral districts; no more of the “winner-takes-all” policy.
    6. All five military branches, and three service components, collapsed into one branch with an active and reserve component (complete with one dress uniform, utility uniform, etc.).
    7. Election day officially made a holiday, and held on Saturday at that.
    Anyways, call me a dreamer or call me ludicrous. Just throwing that out there.
  • Kirk Boland
    answered 2018-01-24 09:00:37 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Other
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  • Jules Hilliard
    answered 2018-01-04 08:35:40 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • Henderson Kearns
    answered 2017-12-14 18:04:03 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:09:04 -0500
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: Corruption will always exist and will be concentrated in centers of power but that does not mean we, as a voting public, should stand idly by as politicians shape legislation in their own self interest. Compensation should be tied to legislation; efficacy should be measured by fiscal achievements; and platforms should be debated in public forums.
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:03:58 -0500
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:03:38 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Capitalism has been, and will continue to be, the cornerstone of the Great American Experiment. We should use government regulation, not to squelch innovation, but to guide corporations toward more civically minded, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible outcomes.
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:00:39 -0500
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: The Economy
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 10:00:18 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: I believe that education is the key to our competitiveness and success as a nation in an increasingly global society. We should reward innovation in education, we should match the speed of adoption with it’s development, and we should encourage businesses to take ownership in the education of their communities.
  • Matthew Nickels
    answered 2017-12-11 09:57:38 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Education
  • Sandy Van Densen
    answered 2017-12-08 13:51:38 -0500
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: Job one of a democratic republic – this great experiment that we are all participating one – is representation. Gerrymandering by both major parties has twisted this principal beyond the pale. The domino effect of gerrymandering effects everything, from how the census is performed and accommodated, Federal funds distribution, lawmaking, supreme court nominations… I can go on and on and on.

    As modern whigs already pledge, gerrymandering must be stopped across every city, county, and state in our union.

    There are numerous objective solutions. First and foremost, no one with any political interests should be allowed to participate in the districting process in any way. That’s a no-brainer.

    From there, there are numerous paths to take. What about objective groups formed for each districting event similar to jury duty, requiring sampled, registered voters from the actual district to perform the districting under the instruction and direction of educational scholars from the community? That would be one idea and methodology to explore. We the people adjudicate crime, up to crimes that carry capital punishment in many of our states. I think we’re smart enough to be mentored in reviewing data and objectively determine representational districts.

    While everyone is human and has their own leanings, this method would at least assure no involvement of financial and professional political interests.

    Just one thought – I’m sure there’s plenty of holes to poke at it to improve it! :)
  • Sandy Van Densen
    answered 2017-12-08 13:44:38 -0500
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Gerrymandering
  • Sandy Van Densen
    answered 2017-12-08 13:41:33 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: The power of American industry and innovation can be leveraged to be a leader in the future of power generation/distribution WHILE ensuring there is a planet that can sustain life for future generations. For the economic-minded, this is a win-win. For those that care about future generations, this is a win-win. For anyone with common sense, this is a win-win. Yet… gosh, facts have become “passe” and challenged based on what untrained people “feel”. It’s insanity.

    I for one don’t want to continue the mistakes of previous generations and ignore the incredibly massive problem facing the PLANET that is not only staring us in the face, but costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars – literally as I type this paragraph. Tomorrow, it will cost millions of lives. Continued escalation can only result in wars and other battles for survival for future generations, a though that makes me shudder.

    This is common sense stuff. If 97% of the doctors IN THE WORLD say you are dying of cancer, and 3% say the evidence that shows you are dying can be misconstrued based on politics (unrelated to science), economic interests (unrelated to science), or just plain bunk doctors – who do YOU listen to? What action do you take?

    I know I would fight the cancer and to live, zero question. Anyone else that says they wouldn’t are either suicidal, lying, or manically depressed (at best). I don’t listen to the ones who simply tell me what I want to hear, which leads to the path of least resistance.

    Modern whigs are centrists that seek the win-win objective solutions. From every logical perspective, everyone can win on this one! Physically, morally, economically – strong leaders are needed to show the way. Heck, even China (leveraging a national strength of the cultural long view) is investing heavily in future environmentally-friendly technology.

    As we talk about saving coal. Ridiculous. Here’s a thought – let’s retrain those hard-working miners in modern energy development solutions. Let’s invest in existing coal, oil, and other industries to shift them to innovative forms of energy generation and distribution. No jobs lost – no industries collapsed. But rather transformed to the betterment of ALL, company, employee, and planet alike!

    End soap box. ;-)
  • Sandy Van Densen
    answered 2017-12-08 13:30:48 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Climate Change
  • Aydan Wunderlich
    answered 2017-11-11 16:41:15 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Foreign Policy is taking precedent over many people’s desires, and mine included, as issues such as attitude towards many foreign nations, organizations, and immigration is becoming a hot topic for most of us.
  • Aydan Wunderlich
    answered 2017-11-11 16:39:33 -0500
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Foreign Policy
  • Aydan Wunderlich
    answered 2017-11-11 16:39:03 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: At every level of elections in the United States, citizens are forced to choose between one of two parties who in almost every case, dont accurately represent their political views accuractely. My ideal reform of this error would be MMP voting on the national level, however that is only the ideal. The biggest immediate change i would make would be implementing Alternative/Instant Run-off Voting.
  • Aydan Wunderlich
    answered 2017-11-11 16:33:46 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Electoral Reform
  • Thomas Linnell
    answered 2017-11-08 21:37:05 -0500
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: I believe that Congress needs to have term limits, so we don’t have career politicians. The longer a member of the Congress the more the old ways stay, and if term limits were in place, you would have newer ideas, and fresher faces, and with people who know exactly what is going on outside of DC
  • Thomas Linnell
    answered 2017-11-08 21:30:30 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Term Limits
  • gene miller
    answered 2017-11-07 11:14:11 -0500
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • David Burrows
    answered 2017-10-26 11:51:58 -0400
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Campaign Finance Reform
  • David Burrows
    answered 2017-10-26 11:51:39 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: See my previous explanation.