Cleve Tidwell: Colorado 2010 Candidate Survey

Cleve Tidwell is a candidate for U.S. Senate. Questions are shown in bold. See the other replies to the survey at http://tinyurl.com/cosurvey10.

SUMMARY

In a Twitter-length reply (140 characters maximum), please state why you are running for political office.

[No answer.]

ECONOMIC ISSUES

* Should the federal or state government spend money in an attempt to “stimulate” the economy? If so, on what sorts of projects?

The government cannot, in any way, spend its way out. Only business creates jobs. Period.

* Should tax dollars be directed toward energy projects, tourism, or any other form of business subsidies?

No. Tax credits or reductions for generating jobs and business for this should be done

* Should state or federal spending (depending on which office you seek) be higher or lower than it is currently?

Dramatically lower; spending frozen (except for emergencies) and deficit *elimination* targeted

* Should the state or federal minimum wage (depending on which office you seek) be repealed, maintained, or increased?

Reduced in order to allow businesses to hire more people and get them back to work

* Should college education be subsidized by tax dollars?

Agree with the principal that in exchange for military service education subsidized, otherwise no.

* Should antitrust law or its enforcement be changed?

Yes

* (Federal-level candidates:) Should Sarbanes-Oxley be repealed?

Yes

SOCIAL AND CHURCH/STATE ISSUES

What do you believe is meant by the “separation of church and state,” and do you endorse it?

This was a Jefferson statement not the first amendment statement it gives us the freedom of religion and gov out
of our person live.

* Should religious institutions receive tax dollars for providing welfare or other faith-based services?

No

* Should the teaching of creationism or Intelligent Design be subsidized by tax dollars?

Federal government has no business in the affairs of peoples beliefs

* Should tax-funded schools establish a period of permitted or required prayer?

Federal government has no business in the affairs of peoples beliefs

* Should government officials promote religiously oriented displays and comments on government property and at government events?

Federal government has no business in the affairs of peoples beliefs

* Do you support gay marriage?

‘Marriage’ is not a domain of federal government.

* If you answered no to the question above, do you support domestic partnerships, civil unions, or comparable legal recognition of gay couples?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government – personally I do not support it.

* Should gay couples be allowed to adopt children by the same standards as heterosexual couples?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government

* Should government never, always, or sometimes mandate parental notification and consent before a minor may legally obtain an abortion, and, if sometimes, under what conditions?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should government mandate waiting periods or ultrasounds before a woman may legally obtain an abortion?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Do you endorse the “personhood” measure that may appear on the 2010 ballot?

May be on the ballot – this is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined
under the constitution

* Should abortion be legal in cases of fetal deformity?

This is not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should abortion be legal in cases of rape or incest?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should abortion be legal in cases of risk to the woman’s life, as determined by the health professional selected by that woman?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should elective abortion be legal?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* If you believe that abortion should be legally restricted, what criminal penalties do you advocate for a woman and her doctor for obtaining or facilitating an illegal abortion?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Would execution ever be an appropriate penalty for obtaining or facilitating illegal abortions?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should types of birth control be legal that may prevent a fertilized egg or zygote from implanting in the uterus?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should fertility treatments be legal that may result in the freezing or destruction of a fertilized egg or zygote?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should research involving the use of embryonic stem cells be legal?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

* Should abortions or embryonic stem cell research be subsidized by tax dollars?

This is a local issue and not one to be decided by the federal government- is not defined under the constitution

IMMIGRATION

* (Federal-level candidates:) Should the U.S. expand a legal guest-worker program or legal immigration, and, if so, by how much?

Us should protect its borders as well as the workers we already have. Cancellation of h1b visas until citizens are back to work first

* Should federal or state tax-funded benefits (depending on which office you seek), including K-12 education, be extended only to U.S. citizens, to legal immigrants and guest workers, or to everyone in the U.S. including illegal immigrants?

Dept of education should be abolished; this is a local issue (education)

PROPERTY RIGHTS

* What restrictions, if any, should be placed on the use of eminent domain?

Government should not have the right to remove property without proper redress to the owners.

* Do you endorse the use of eminent domain in the case of the Pinon Canyon military expansion? Do you support the military expansion if it does not involve eminent domain?

This is a local issue and not one of the federal government; personal property rights are paramount. I support
private property rights.

* Should the Endangered Species Act be altered or differently enforced?

[No answer.]

BILL OF RIGHTS

* Should McCain-Feingold and state campaign finance restrictions be repealed, maintained, or expanded?

Repealed

* Should the federal government control what radio or television stations may broadcast?

Not at all

* Should the FTC’s rules regarding blogger endorsements be rescinded?

Absolutely

* Should students with licenses be legally permitted to carry concealed handguns on the property of tax-subsidized colleges?

2D amendment rights extend to anyone over 18 regardless (with the exception being k-12 schools)

* Should additional restrictions be added (or repealed) on gun ownership? Please specify.

Enforce the laws we already have. Period

* Do you believe that desecration of the U.S. flag should be outlawed by Constitutional amendment?

I believe they should have a federal law banning the burning as a political statement or incitement of crowds

* Do you believe that pornography or obscene materials involving consenting adults should be legally restricted?

No

OTHER

* Should state or federal laws (depending on which office you seek) pertaining to marijuana be altered, and, if so, how?

Its illegal; enforce the laws

* If there is any important issue that you believe we have missed, please state what it is and state your position on it.

One thought on “Cleve Tidwell: Colorado 2010 Candidate Survey

  1. ariarmstrong

    Message by Ben February 23, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    I’m noticing a disturbing trend on some of the candidate surveys. Many answers are along the lines of “that issue should be left to the states.” In many instances (not nec. the surveys, but generally) this answer is correct. However, in the context of the survey, I get the impression that these candidates are ducking the issue and/or saying that it’s acceptable for state governments to violate the rights of those within the state’s borders.

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