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To: PetroniDE; Bigun; Flyer
Before we send this out, do we have agreement to include the HAT chapter mentioned in the last question? Who are the HAT officers who can approve this? It would be great if we can get answers for these.

1) What is your position on abortion - under what circumstances should abortion be made illegal/legal? When does life begin and how should it be protected at the state and federal levels? Do you agree or disagree with the Roe v Wade decision? Do you support the Human Life Amendment?

2) What is your interpretation of the First Amendment Establishment Clause? Do you support public religious expressions such as 10 commandment displays at courthouses and prayers at legislative sessions, football games, schools, etc.? Do you support school vouchers that can be for religious schools? 2b) What is your position on the McCain-Fiengold Campaign Finance Reform law? What is the best policy regarding campaign finance?

3) Do you support the right to keep and bear arms? What is the purpose(or intent) of the 2nd Amendment? what policies do you support to preserve RKBA?

4) Do you support the war on terror? What specific things should be done to win the war on terror? How do you define victory in this war?

4b) Are there any sections of the Patriot Act or the proposed Patriot Act II that you oppose?

5) What is your view of Federalism and the rights of states under the 9th and 10th amendments? What areas should the Federal govt leave to the states?

6) What role should the Federal judiciary play and how would you ensure judges stay within that role? What would you do to rein in excessive judicial activism? Are there specific court decisions you oppose, and what do you propose to correct them?

7) What role should the United Nations play in US foreign policy? in US domestic policy?

8) What specific changes or refoms should be made to:
U.S. Tax System
Education System
Social Security
Immigration Policies
Defense and Military
Health Care System (including Medicare, Medicaid)
Legal System (lawsuits)
Crime and Criminal Justice
Business Regulation
Energy Policy
Government Organization

9) What policies do you support to enhance Economic Growth and increase standard of living and create jobs? 9b) What is your position on trade (free trade versus trade barriers)? How should American policy respond to the outsourcing of jobs? 9c) Do you support or oppose the Bush guest worker program? Do you support or oppose amnesty for illegal aliens? Do you support increased immigration law enforcement (eg CLEAR Act)? Do you support or oppose immigration reforms to reduce immigration levels and the cost of immigration?

10) What policies do you support to protect the traditional family and the traditional definition of marriage? 10b) Do you oppose or support state laws recognizing homosexual/same-sex marriage and civil unions? How should the Federal govt handle this? What is your position concerning hate crimes? Do you support a Constitutional Amendment that declares marriage to be between a man and woman?

11) Do you support Term Limits? If so, in what form?

12) What is your position on affirmative action and racial preferences, and quotas? Should Texas Colleges and Universities use race as a factor in admissions?

13) Do you oppose Socialism? Why is Socialism wrong? How would you work to expose it and defeat it in our country? 13b) What will you do as a candidate and in office to advance Conservative causes and make the case for limited Government?

14) What are your important qualifications and qualities that you bring as a candidate to this office?

15) What will your top priorities be in this position? To what extent does your faith and family affect your priorities and viewpoints?

16) Why are you the best person for this office?

17) What parts of the Texas Republican Principles and Platform do you agree with? Disagree with?

Are there any ways in which the Heart of Texas(Central TX) and Houston Area Texans Chapters of can help you in your campaign in addition to making an endorsement?

10 posted on 02/11/2004 7:25:55 PM PST by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad
That is one great questionaire.

Most candidates would have a stroke.

14 posted on 02/11/2004 7:38:40 PM PST by EternalVigilance (An income tax is like a cowpie...Flatten it, and it's still a cowpie...)
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To: DrewsDad
I would send the questionaire to Marc Cowart who is Ben's campaign manager if I were you but better still, I would try to find out where the candidate forums are occuring and GO to them. I can tell more about a person in five minutes in person than I can with a month's worth of correspondence.
19 posted on 02/12/2004 5:20:02 AM PST by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof
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To: Gracey; WOSG; PetroniDE; Bigun; Flyer
I guess we'll have to drop the HAT on the last question since they haven't given approval to use their name. Which candidates can you take. I know people working with Streusand and Devine. Gracey, can you take Phillips(via Peggy?) and another one(or 2)? WOSG, do you have any contacts with the others? Let's try to get email responses by the 21st but we can post them when we get them and invite them to join a discussion later.

We probably ought to give them a little intro to FR to get them more interested(1,000+ Texas FReepers). How was it that the one reporter described FReepers after the Hillary FReep(Fierce ?? tribe)?

23 posted on 02/13/2004 11:53:09 AM PST by DrewsDad
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To: DrewsDad
Why do people need to know all of that stuff?

I can guarantee that everyone differs on all of those subjects. We come together as a group of people who want to defeat democrats.
52 posted on 02/17/2004 10:20:56 PM PST by grapeape ("If your attack is going too well, you're probably walking into an ambush.")
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To: DrewsDad

Here's a report from News24 in Houston. You can also click on a link with a 4-1/2 minute report in .wmv format.

82 posted on 02/29/2004 12:44:26 AM PST by Tall_Texan ((Tagline withheld pending notification of next of kin))
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