Will Christensen’s Final “Third-Party” Debate Answers, Will for PRESIDENT!
EXAMINER.COM DEBATE SERIES
THIRD PARTY- THIRD PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
1. What are your thoughts about the controversy surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya?
Prior to the 2008 election, this administration told the American people that it would be the most transparent administration in recent history. That may be so in that the lies told on a re-occurring basis by it are mostly transparent. However, I don’t believe that transparent lies are what America was expecting.
For the most part, it is not miss-speaking, lack of information, or poor intelligence, it is outright, pre-meditated, blatant, knowledgeable lying. After 3 ½ years of practice lying about the economy, foreign policy, taxation, employment, and a host of other issues, one would think that the administration would get better at it.
Our embassies, legations, and consulates should be protected by American military professionals armed well enough to repel any attack. Tradition is that this assignment goes to the Marines. Local rent-a-cops do not fill the bill and are an embarrassment to our nation.
2. Should the U.S. reassess its policy in Syria and find a better way to influence events?
Would you go beyond what the Obama administration would do in Syria?
The United States should reassess its entire foreign policy. Foreign entanglements, mutual defense treaties, and international organizations lead to war, which kills or maims many in the rising generation and wastes untold treasure. Nation building and empire building make enemies of those who should be our friends. To quote Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States:
3. Would you have stuck with Egyptian President Mubarak?
George Washington stated in his Farewell Address: “The Great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign Nations is in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible.”
And again: “Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world.”
My policy will be to have nothing but commercial relations with Egypt or any other country. We have no business meddling in their internal affairs, a practice which only gains us innumerable enemies.
4. What do you see as America’s role in the world?
America’s role in the world is to govern ourselves as closely as possible by those inspired Founding Documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. As we do this, the rest of the world will marvel at our peace and prosperity and will seek to emulate us. Doing business with all and with entangling alliances with none, with the federal government tied down by the chains of the Constitution, the happiness of a free people is available to all of our citizens.
The United States of America is destined to be liberty’s light on a hill for all to see. Our most important export are the freedom principles we will live by. As we demonstrate the benefits of a Constitutional Republic, many nations of the world will follow our lead to their own peace and prosperity. Empire building and warring in foreign lands are scarcely becoming to a free people or our nation.
5. Do you want to increase or cut military spending?
If you want to increase military spending where would you get the money?
Ron Paul reports that the United States spends more on defense than the top 13 foreign countries combined. I believe that is sufficient for our legitimate defense needs. When we withdraw from foreign wars, we will be able to decrease military spending, however our military must be strong enough to handle any threat to the United States.
Our care for our veterans must be evaluated and able to meet the needs of those who have served. Our care for those veterans who have been physically or psychologically injured must be on a par with their sacrifice. I believe that even with increasing our veteran’s budget, we will be able to decrease military spending.
6. Would you be willing to declare that an attack on Israel is an attack on the U.S.?
No entangling alliances refers to Israel as well. I believe that Israel may want to buy some weapons from the United States. These should be available for purchase, there will be no foreign aid to Israel or any other country. Foreign Aid is usually international welfare for the ruling faction of the country being aided.
If there are American volunteers who wish fight for Israel (or any other country), they should be allowed the opportunity. If there are groups in the United States who wish to raise money for Israel or provide arms, that should be allowed as well. But as for an attack on Israel being an attack on the United States, certainly not.
7. What would you do if the deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops comes and the Afghans aren’t prepared to take over?
My policy is to have the troops withdrawn from Afghanistan, Iraq, and any other country where the bases used are not a part of American soil. This withdrawal should take place as fast as it can be done with safety for our troops.
Is it time for the U.S. to “divorce” itself from Pakistan?
It is time for the United States to “divorce” itself from Pakistan and every other nation. There are to be no entangling alliances with any nation.
What is your position on the use of drones?
Drones have an excellent usage in reconnaissance and surgical strikes, they should be used for these purposes. Drones as a murder weapon for civilians, suspected terrorists, American citizens, or anyone who has not been convicted of a capital crime, is far beneath the dignity of the United States.
8. What do you believe is the greatest future threat to the national security of the U.S.?
The greatest internal threat to our nation is a runaway Executive Branch, both Republican and Democrat, which, contrary to the Constitution, legislates through Executive Orders, signing statements, line item veto, and a host of other ways. Executive, legislative, and judicial power in one organization is an apt description of tyranny.
The second greatest internal threat is a cowardly Congress that allows the first greatest threat.
The greatest future external threat is a resurgence of the ability of China and Russia combining to attack our nation.
9. If China is declared a currency manipulator is there a risk of trade war?
We are in a trade war with China and have been for years. She is a currency manipulator and uses every strategy possible to increase our trade imbalance. The U.S. needs to cut corporate taxation and regulation so that our industry may compete on a more even playing field.
10. Closing statements.
I wish to thank David Flatt for putting this debate together.
The two major political parties have failed America. Whether Republicans or Democrats control Congress or the Presidency, the deficit rises and federal control increases. We have accepted the nomination of the Independent American Party so that common sense solutions to the challenges America faces may be explored. Government by the elite, privileged class has failed miserably.
There must be a choice for President that can bring you peace of mind. Choosing the lesser of the two evils has brought us to the brink of disaster and will no longer serve our nation. With both major candidates advocating similar programs, what can we expect except more of the same failure and economic disaster. The American people want and need a common sense approach to the challenges we face. It is not necessary that America go down the same failure road as Europe. We need traditional American ideas and know-how. Copying European government and banking has brought us European problems.
Proven American ideas and ingenuity will bring us a new birth of freedom, liberty, and prosperity. If you wish to change the course of our nation from failure and bankruptcy to freedom and prosperity, we earnestly request your support.
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