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2011 Candidate Survey

2011 Federal / Florida / Municipal Survey
Florida Abigail Adams Project

This survey has been designed by Floridians for candidates that are running for the following offices: United States Senators, United States House of Representatives, Florida Executive Branch Offices, Florida State Senate, Florida State House of Representatives, and Municipal candidates. �Voter guides will be handed out in neighborhoods and at the polls on election days. The entire survey will be posted on a website that will be available for all voters to educate themselves about the candidate and their views. �

Candidates are sent email invitations with the following issues and mark whether they support or oppose each issue. If they do not wish to answer a question, they can choose the decline to respond option. Any spaces left blank will be marked as <decline to respond> on the voter guide. Any surveys not returned will be marked as <refused to respond to this survey>. Each candidate will be given ample opportunity to respond to the survey and we will call to confirm their decision to refuse to answer the survey before we submit the information to our website/voter guides.

In order to maintain consistency and fairness in representing all candidates we have implemented the following restrictions on additional comments.�

  1. Comments about the candidate's responses are limited to points of clarification only.

  2. No references to opposing candidates will be allowed.

  3. Response to why you are running for office will be limited to 300 words.

If you do not receive a phone or email confirmation from us within 5 business days of submitting your survey, please email�[email protected] to confirm that we have received your questionnaire.

It is important to note, that while the candidates and their stand on key issues are listed in our voter information, Party affiliations are not. The Abigail Adams Project does not endorse or promote any political party or particular candidate. The Project simply informs voters on who the candidates are and where they stand on the issues, allowing the voters to decide for themselves who they want to represent them. Party affiliations are irrelevant. It is the person running that matters and not the political party they are affiliated with or whether they are affiliated with a political party at all. For that reason, the Abigail Adams Project does not include Party affiliations.


Homemakers for America is the sponsoring organization for the Abigail Adams Project and all questions regarding the project should be directed to the Florida Coordinator of Homemakers for America.



The candidate responses to the following statements will be answered with either Strongly Support, Support, Oppose, Strongly Oppose or Decline to Respond:

1

Limits on the Federal Government that have been clearly defined by the Constitution.


2

The Constitution should reflect our changing social values and growth.


3

Judges should interpret the Constitution within the bounds of clearly written original intent.


4

Imposing government restrictions on an individual's right to keep and bear arms.


5

Federal Government is responsible to provide health insurance to all persons residing in the United States.



6

Legislation requiring parental consent for abortion procedures on girls under 18 years of age.

7

Federal Government should regulate and fund K-12 education.

8

Energy taxes should be imposed to reduce the effect of climate change.

9

Redistribution of wealth will equalize economic differences between citizens.

10

Enforcement of Federal Immigration laws by State and Local Law Enforcement.

11

Child centered funding (school choice) that allows money to follow the student in their choice of public, private, or charter schools.

12

Drilling for oil in American controlled lands and waters.

13

The Florida Health Care Freedom Act which states any "law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system," and specifies people and employers can’t be fined for not buying insurance.



14

Federal funding for special projects in Florida requires the concurrence with the Florida Legislature



15

Introduction of a State Income Tax to support current/proposed State Programs



16

Repealing the 17th Amendment which states that the Senators of each state will be elected by the people instead of being appointed by the State Legislature.



17

Government funded High Speed or Light Rail projects stimulate economic develoment in a manner that efficiently utilizes Floridian's tax revenues.



18

I believe in sovereignty and security of our country and vehemently oppose any measure giving another country, the United Nations, or any other entity power over the US citizens



19

I believe the United States of America is the greatest country on earth and therefore will not apologize for policies or actions which have served to free more and feed more people around the world than any other nation on the planet.



20

I have read the Constitution of the United States and pledge to uphold the rights and standards contained within it.




Please provide any additional comments to clarify your responses on the support/oppose statements:


The candidate will be asked to state their position on the following topics in a narrative format.



21

Please indicate below if and when you have attended a seminar/course on the United States Constitution.



22

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. If elected, how will this statement influence your decisions in office?



23

Please explain what you hope to accomplish if elected. Why you feel you deserve the confidence of the voters?




Note: The following question is optional and you may choose not to respond.




How you will protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Florida Constitution?





Local Issues in XX County, City etc





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