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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  • answered 2017-09-06 10:06:33 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: We have to legislatively overrule Citizens United and get big money out of politics. We need campaign spending limits and an equalization among candidates for the same position. Local school board election campaigns can run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars – that is RIDICULOUS. Corporations are NOT people. They do NOT have feelings, etc. They are a legal construct designed long ago to encourage people to take risks & start businesses without fear of losing their personal assets. They don’t have political views or religious views. The people who own/run/work at them do – but they are individuals & must be treated as such with respect to elections. Without significant changes to how we permit elections to be financed, we are moving more & more towards government by the already-wealthy. And those folks truly have no clue what the average American faces day-in and day-out.
  • answered 2017-09-06 10:03:30 -0400
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Campaign Finance Reform
  • answered 2017-09-06 10:03:02 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Public education is the foundation of our democracy. Ensuring that ALL young people have access to a high quality public education is imperative to continuing our country. True public education is available to everyone & is accountable to the public – charter schools are NOT held to the same accountability nor do they necessarily educate everyone who comes to their door. Many children suffer from learning disabilities or other conditions that severely impact their ability to access the old-fashioned type of public education. We need to ensure that public education is available to all, and we need to look to our professional educators to help figure out what changes need to be made to the system to ensure that we do our best by our children. We need to:

    Re-professionalize teaching/teachers – they have spent years training & learning their craft – they are not the enemy; they can help create the answers.
    Hold ALL schools that receive taxpayer dollars to the same financial & social accountability requirements (serving every single child who comes thru the door, etc.)
    Get private money/big corporate money out of school board elections (and all elections, really)
    Ensure children with learning challenges have access to strong public education – meaningful education – and that schools that receive taxpayer dollars actually follow the laws on these matters
    Likewise, we need to ensure that we are challenging our most intelligent students – simply because they already meet grade level expectations is NOT a reason to let them languish
    Increase funding of public education
    Address poverty – it is the single biggest challenge our children face – your economic status currently tells us how you will score on standardized tests, etc. That shouldn’t be the case.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:46:28 -0400
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: For the Modern Whig party to be successful, it must pull those from both sides of the spectrum. It’s focus on inclusion of various ideas and stances is a great start to this and can be used to strengthen the party. It is important (I believe) for this party to stand for bringing citizens together for healthy dialogue, rather than separating based on how those people identify themselves on the political spectrum.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:44:45 -0400
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Polarization in Politics
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:44:16 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: If we do not value life in even its smallest form, it creates a system that values life in any form less.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:42:57 -0400
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Abortion
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:42:40 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: The lack of a strong, dynamic educational system is at the root of many other issues. Informed citizens are the product of a well-rounded, equitable education. To solve others issues, education must be re-imagined to provide the same opportunities and resources to all students, no matter their location, family status, or any other factors.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:40:42 -0400
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Education
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:25:49 -0400
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: That this needs to be priority #1 before any others can be addressed. An argument could be made that in order for this to happen, gerrymandering needs to be addressed, but this is the first big ticket item in my mind.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:24:47 -0400
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Campaign Finance Reform
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:24:28 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Electeds who have a corrupt relationship with special interest should be avoided like the plague.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:23:44 -0400
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:23:13 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Remedies for all other issues listed will be delayed until the corrupting influence of big money in politics is resolved. Climate change, comprehensive analysis of our gun culture w/ support for the 2nd Amendment, renewable energy, and income inequality are all on the back burner due to big $$ surrounding the status quo of those issues.
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:05:18 -0400
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Healthcare
  • answered 2017-09-06 09:04:50 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Health care . Working toward a form of health care similar to Medicare. One payof with option to purchase additional insurance supplement.
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:51:28 -0400
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: Truthfully? All who run for any government job would be required to take a lie detector test with Sodium Pentathal and reveal their tax returns.
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:47:16 -0400
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:46:29 -0400
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Electoral Reform
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:45:39 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: I can’t just check one. There are too many on there I am passionate about.
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:45:37 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: I can’t just check one. There are too many on there I am passionate about.
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:43:36 -0400
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Other
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:29:18 -0400
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: Recognition of Mankind’s contribution to climate change and global warming; formation of a national task force of experts to recommend urgent action to protect existing infrastructure and recommendations for near- and longer-term efforts to reduce the national carbon footprint.
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:26:10 -0400
    Q: Which issue is most needed to be added or expanded as a plank in our party's platform?
    A: Climate Change
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:25:46 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: Same answer as above
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:25:24 -0400
    Q: What issue most influences your vote?
    A: Foreign Policy
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:24:41 -0400
    Q: Please elaborate on your choice and position...
    A: It’s my area of expertise, particularly China, Taiwan and east Asia in general. There are other very pressing issues including divisive politics and climate change most immediately.
  • answered 2017-09-06 08:06:03 -0400
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Gerrymandering
  • answered 2017-09-06 07:03:02 -0400
    Q: What issue are you most passionate about?
    A: Corruption in Government
  • answered 2017-09-06 06:46:35 -0400
    Q: Please tell us a brief example of what position you would have us take?
    A: A severe take on lobbying, nepotism, money in government, campaign finance, corporate and business and even nonprofit donations, finding ways to improve the voice of the individual citizens within government and reduce the voice of groups who hold disproportionately large influence.