1. Re. the U.S. Financial System:
1a. What is your view of the monetary system in the U.S. today?
1b. What is primarily responsible for a large percentage of our nation’s current economic, social and political problems?
1c. What corrective actions would you work to implement?
1d. Do you agree or disagree with the actions the Federal Reserve has taken to address the financial/economic crisis, and why?
ANSWER: The monetary policy in this country is a shambles. This is due to
several factors. Two illegal wars, and the actual costs being kept on
“separate books”, the Bush Administration’s fault. The constant stream
of unchecked wasteful spending on unnecessary and ineffective agencies
such as FEMA(who are worthless during disaster relief) and the
Department of Homeland Security who have not proven themselves worthy
of anything other than harassment of American citizens. In my view, the
Federal Reserve needs to be abolished, as a private bank has proven
throughout time to “engineer” many financial crisis’.Other banking
institutions are also to blame for their “illegal consideration”
contracts, and the practice of fractional reserve. The United States of
America needs to reinstate not only the gold standard, but also the
Glass-Stegal Act. Forming a strong dollar is of the utmost importance,
as well as declaring toxic assets (derivatives) in public view. The
FED’s practice of printing more money is not solving anything. Bailing
out businesses that made bad decisions is not the answer. I am a small
business owner and I am suffering as well, but not asking for a
handout. It is up to creative entreprenuers and innovators to move this
economy in a positive direction.
2. Re. U.S. sovereignty:
2a. What are your thoughts on American sovereignty in an age of globalism?
2b.What is the biggest source of influence and actions in U.S. government agencies and policies that has been damaging to American sovereignty?
2c. What can be done to limit these influences?
ANSWER: America is the last beacon
of hope for the world. This is the best country to live and work in, no
arguments. Our sovereignty is constantly in danger from elected
officials who participate in such organizations such as the Council on
Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderberg group.
These so-called “roundtable” groups are only focused on the well being
of the elite class, and in my view, are to blame for a large amount of
the decline and suffering of people in our nation. It is a very
important issue why members of our government that violate the Logan
Act continue to govern without reprisal. The Logan Act needs to be
enforced, and anyone interfering with this process should be charged as
an accessory. We should not even allow these meetings to be held on
American soil. We should also limit the United Nations actions to
strictly humanitarian causes. If this will not be the case, this
organization should be disbanded.
3. What are your views on the necessity of the Patriot Act to protect America?
ANSWER: Short but sweet, the
Patriot Act has no use whatsoever in helping American citizens. In
every case it seems that our citizens have themselves taken measures to
prevent “terrorist” incidents. The encroachment of basic civil rights
and dignity is a disgrace to our great nation. The Patriot Act should
be abolished. I also feel strongly that along with this point, “police
state” intrusion by red light (DHS) cameras must end immediately. We
have the best military in the world, this shall be more than adequate
to protect this great nation.
4. Re. Foreign Policy:
4a. What is your opinion on current US foreign policy?
4b. What is your stance about the “war on terror”?
4c. Do you understand the justification or the illegality of this policy? Be Specific.
ANSWER: I feel that we should not
be involved in policing other nations and/or nation building. We need
to stop meddling in the affairs of other governments. If they ask for
help, we should oblige, without committing ourselves long term. We have
people in great need of help in our own nation, we should not be
wasting trillions of dollars in other nations. Our military should not
sacrifice our security for the sake of some other leader’s selfish
interests. I have family in these theaters and this is a very sore
point for me. It is time to bring our people home, sink or swim for the
nations in question.
Steve Susman Congress Texas 22nd District: