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Issues and Opinions

This page features my positions on issues relevant to our community at large, and my opinions on non-news topics.

Term Limits

If it's been necessary for the Executive since 1951, why not for the Legislative? (Read More)


Electoral College Reform

Yes, the Electoral College has its problems, but that does not mean it should be eliminated altogether. Instead, I believe it should be returned to some of its original design parameters.

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Ballot Access

Here in Texas, the "Old Parties" have tried to limit third-party candidate from even appearing on the general election ballot by using a "pay-to-play" law (which is arguably both corrupt and illegal).

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Health Care vs Healthcare

"Health care" may be a right, but "healthcare" is not. In a free society, no one has the right to demand services from anyone else.

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Student Loan Debt

An education does not guarantee success, and programs exist where a student can repay a loan without "crippling debt".

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Immigration Reform

The Old Parties will never agree on "comprehensive immigration reform" because they look at the issue from wildly divergent perspectives, and will not accept a 'middle-ground' solution.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I have been asked a number of pertinent questions that I believe deserve candid answers.

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Splitting the Vote

Independent voters do not split the partisan vote. As a voter, you should be able to vote for what -- and for whom -- you want.

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Bring a "Spoiler" Candidate

Depending on your perspective, I either am or am not a "spoiler" candidate.
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Voter Registration

Some political ideologues believe that requiring a valid ID to vote is discriminatory; others do not. But voter registration is NOT about discrimination, it's about the issues that affect the voters in the areas where they live. (Read More)


Opinion: The "Lesser of Two Evils" Argument

If we want to have confidence in our governmental officers, perhaps the 'lesser of two evils' argument is not the place to look. (Read More)


Opinion: Republicans/Donald Trump

The following article is a diatribe on the Republicans and their support of Donald Trump as president. If you don't care what I have to say on the subject, please move along. This will also be a plug for the Libertarian candidate for president, Dr. Jo Jorgensen. And yes, I realize that these statements will probably anger my Republican friends. (Read More)


Opinion: Democrats/Joe Biden

The following article is a diatribe on the Democrats and their presumptive choice of Joe Biden for president. If you don't care what I have to say on the subject, please move along. This will also be a plug for the Libertarian candidate for president, Dr. Jo Jorgensen. And yes, I realize that these statements will probably anger my Democrat friends. (Read More)


Opinion: Political Machines

What do you call it when a group uses techniques associated with mass media, propaganda, spectacle, and government-organized demonstrations/rallies to create an idealized - possibly heroic - image of someone? (Read More)


Opinion: Non-Voters

What is it about the 47% of the voting population who do not vote that we are missing? (Read More)


Opinion: A Paradigm Shift

Why are some people so frightened of changing a paradigm? What are they afraid of? (Read More)


Opinion: Why Not Run as a Republican?

I recently read a question that was posed to a former Libertarian candidate for a state office: Why not run on the Republican ticket, like Sanders did on the Democratic ticket? (Read More)


Decriminalizing Drugs

Those areas where drugs have been decriminalized have demonstrated that it is possible, even beneficial, to do so. (Read More)


Opinion: What If...

People have asked me what I like to do for fun. Well, I like to look at "what if" scenarios. Let me give you an example.  (Read More)


Opinion: An Abusive Relationship

Do you know someone in an abusive relationship? Chances are that you do, whether they think they are in one or not. Take a look at these commonly-known and understood aspects of abusive relationships to find out. (Read More)


Opinion: Qualifications for the Office

What do you (the voter) think should be a qualifying criteria for 'fitness for the office' (depending on the office itself)? Are "attack ads" really that effective? (Read More)


Opinion: How to Win the Election (and How I Know That I Won't Win)

Right now, you're probably asking "if you already know that you're not going to win the election, why are you bothering to run?" Because, to me, this election is not about "winning or losing", it's about giving the voters a choice. As Marines, we don't fight only the battles that we can win; we fight the battles that need fighting. (Read More)


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