Skip to comments.Vanity: Your Three Most Important Issues
Posted on 02/28/2009 9:46:03 AM PST by dmartin
I am working on a project to enable people to get more involved in the political process with the hope that we can start making a difference. To that end I would like to get opinions on what are the top three issues of importance to each of you.
Please give me your top three issues. Mine are:
3. Government Accountability*
* This includes everything from the role of the federal government to having Holder and Rangel dragged off to the cells they should be in.
Thanks in advance.
1. freedom of speech
2. free market economy
1. USA becoming a socialist country
2. Impending 9/11-sized attack on US soil
Illegal immigration used to be #1 on the list but that changed on 1/20 and again when Porkulus passed.
1 pro-life (anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia)
2 anti-Americanism, pc, revisionism/anti-history
3 taxes, because without our tax money the tyrants couldn’t do anything
Elimination of K-12 schools and complete reform of colleges and universities.
Return to constitutionally directed government
Protection of free markets and property rights.
endangering their child
and enlisting their child in a system that is directed at the destruction of the United States.
1. Freedom of Religion, which encompasses basically all the Bill of Rights (speech, assembly) extending to the right to teach our own children, opt out of aborting kids if we are doctors, etc.
2. Justice, i.e. protection of the innocent: pro-life, anti-euthanasia, just courts, just laws, and the rule of law.
3. Strong defense to maintain #1 and #2.
#3 is the biggest issue. If the government can be made fully accountable, the others will be addressed correctly.
I agree. Taxes, abortion, guns rights, education, immigration all get addressed when you have a government that is responsive and accountable to the people.
1. Terrorism - No freedom if crazy guys are flying planes into buildings
2. Smaller Government - Lower taxes & less spending - Getting government out of education, medicine, finance - they have done enough damage for the last 40 years. Get it back to its Constitutional mandates only.
3. “Global warming” - Killing the hoax once and for all so we can drill here and drill now, build refineries and expand nuclear power. I’m tired of funding countries that support terrorism or otherwise hate us.
1. First Amendment rights
2. Second Amendment rights
3. Abortion & Euthanasia (I’m against them.)
1. Illegal Aliens
2. Socialist Economy
3. Erosion of the Constitution
2. Smaller/Less government
3. Pretty much covered in the first two
The rest flows from adherence to the Constitution.
Nannystateism that erodes especially our first and second amendment rights
Right to life issues
Governmental economic foolishness
I agree. Government ought to focus exclusively on its limited role: prevent force and fraud. Otherwise leave people alone to pursue happiness as they see fit (whether we agree with their choices or not)
God, Constitution (which takes in free speech, right to bear arms, immigration to name a few), and lastly education, but not in terms of fixing education, but in fixing the kids that go to school to be educated, and of course allowing people to homeschool freely.
I forgot...how could I?? The economy. That was not top top priority, I liked lower taxes as much as the next guy but now it struggles for top place, which is really a sad commentary;/
Local control (decentralized government)
Over-regulation (particularly environmental)
Integrity of private property rights
1. Repeal 16th, 17th, 24th, & 26th Amendments
2. Amend Constitution Stating 1st through 9th Amendments are both Individual and Group rights.
Just this one, but call it Legitimate Government Authority.
Take care of it, and 90% of all the others anyone could list would take care of themselves.
4-26-98 ohiolawyer ......true then, true today
The “Four Ds” are the essential core of the conservative agenda:
Downsizing the government;
Diminishing the regulatory burden on America; and,
Decentralizing government by shifting power back to the states, and back to the people themselves.
If all conservatives learn the “Four Ds” and understand that the “Four Ds” are the essential core of the conservative agenda, conservatives can sell
the “Four Ds” and win the support of a majority of Americans. If conservative candidates would adopt and use the “Four Ds” as the central theme of the 1998 and 2000 elections, there could be unprecedented victories
1. The right to life is the first issue. If we each do not have the right to life, nothing else matters. Yes, I am Catholic; I am also somewhat physically deformed, so naturally, removing the practice of un-beautiful from sight through abortion catches my eye. But I have a sister who is adopted, too. We are both mothers and wives. I look at our children and realize that abortion does not just kill one human being but all those generations to come. I turned out to be a fairly normal person in every other respect; my children are not, ironically - both have recently graduated with high honors from first tier universities they attended on academic scholarships. People are not end products to be sorted and used or discarded; we are all links in an ongoing chain. Break the chain, lose the future.
2 The ability to go where we please when we want and to live where we want in our country is a fundamental issue, and something I watch for with Obama and his administration now. If we lose our freedom of movement - to be able to pick up and go if we don’t like a place, as Americans- it is over, in my opinion. That can be achieved incrementally through extremely high gas prices, GPS taxation for miles driven, or any number of other indirect means, too. We don’t have to think of suddenly switching to a “Your papers, please” society solely. We are American citizens if we can move about and merely serfs if we cannot-— and the governing class must find this mobility inconvenient, especially in places like California, for instance, right now. Mobility is freedom.
3. My third major issue is hard to pick from a much longer, interconnected list. Personally, I think your over-taxation issue tends to solve itself in the long run; people rebel or the country is gutted and goes inert. Defense of the country is the basic issue I would choose, I think, as the third issue, in the end - defense by the individual and of the country from external threats both. I don’t believe this new administration appears to feel a major attack on our country is that unacceptable, especially with a subservient press to interpret the event; they look willing to risk an attack, and may well see it as another useful opportunity to push an agenda forward. I am also concerned that members of our armed forces will be risked thoughtlessly in the coming years.
I am a bit of an optimist, by the way; I think Obama is busy inspiring a whole new generation of conservatives. I was not shocked that the AP class at Mesa High expressed doubts in Dear Leader and his vision for their future after a recent speech at that location. It became important that the quotes from the students be scrubbed, from what I read about the day’s events —think of it, the students all saw what happened. They know. You think they are all new little Obama-ites now? Obama’s revolution carries the seeds of its own destruction, as a Dune character might put it.
1) Global war on terrorism
2) Government intervention in economic matters
3) Energy supply (more nuclear power plants, less attention/funding for solar and wind which will never supply significant amounts of energy never = not for the foreseeable future)
2. Constitutional Government
3. Constitutional Government
Give me a limited FedGov via Art 1 Sec 8, and States who are bound by Art 6 Para 2 to not violate the BoR... And I would have nothing else to complain about.
2. Beebers set to stune.
3. Am I logged in?
2. We, the People, need a show of power that will scare the b'jesus out of our Congress. EnFORCEment of the Constitution. Consider these words:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
3. Money policy-The Repsonsibility of Coinage and regulation of the value thereof should revert back to Congress and be taken away from private banks (The Federal Reserve). There is a direct fiscal accountability to the people. As it stands, our Congress is being used as a buffer zone to keep the Federal Reserve accountable to the people in its printing and loaning of money.
4. Campaign finance. Individual donations only. No soft money. It is through campaign finance that has our politicians bought by Ivory Tower elitists. I am for free speech, but someone buying speech at the expense of free speech from some else is not free speech. Speech paid for is not free speech. The People need an equalizer in campaign finance.
5. You know that money corridor between New York City and Washington D.C., it needs to be obliterated.
6. I believe in small business. Large, public corporations be damned. I have no sympathy for large public corporations. It was commerce that finance federal government in the beginning, and we should return to that policy since it is large corporations that directly benefit from their greater access to the legislative process. Large corporations creating language in bills that stifle the growth of small business must be eradicated. Eliminating soft money campaigns is a start, since it does lessens the candidate's obligation to pay them back with legislative language that gives them the edge over small business competition. Economies of scale dictates that small business cannot afford to keep the rules as established by large corporations. This is how large corporations stifles small business competition.
I guess I better stop. I have went over my limit already. But IMHO, I believe the biggest problem we have is the fact that we have no plan, no machination, to take our country back. Please note that the first two issues starts with us first. If WE have no ducks in a row, if WE have no synergy, if WE have no symmetry, WE have nothing.