Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mike Labno for U.S. Senate

If you are a conservative living in Illinois, there is only one choice for U.S. Senate, Libertarian Party candidate MIKE LABNO.  His opponents, Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias are virtually identical and liberal to the core.

Mark Kirk believes that all abortions should be legal and even supports buffer zones to keep abortion protestors away from clinics.  He supports government funding for “family planning” programs.

He doesn’t see the need to cut spending, but would maintain or increase spending in all areas except defense plant conversion and military space shuttle missions.  He says that he is in favor of cutting taxes (medium priority) and debt reduction (highest priority), but how can you do that without cutting spending?  The one thing that Federal Government should be spending money on is National Defense (not offense), but this is a low priority for Mark.  He voted in favor of Cash for Clunkers!  When asked how he would address the moral decline in American culture he said:

Fostering strong families and placing more emphasis on personal responsibility will go a long way toward reversing moral decline in our country. To encourage families we should eliminate the marriage penalty and increase the tax deduction for dependents. Continuing effective welfare programs and curbing frivolous litigation will increase personal responsibility.

He said he would “require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be prosecuted as federal hate crimes” and has voted accordingly. He also voted for ENDA, which is an anti-discriminatory bill which would give special protection to homosexuals.

He would “maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns”.

On healthcare, he opposes a universal healthcare plan, but would involve the government in just about every other way possible.

He voted for the war in Iraq and the Patriot ActHe supports all the job-killing, globalist, New World Order trade agreements like NAFTA, GATT, and the WHO.  He also supported the “Fast Track” legislation which makes it easier for the President to make these deals without consent of the Senate, as required by the ConstitutionHe voted for Cap and Trade.

Mike Labno, on the other hand, believes that abortion should be illegal except in cases where the life of the mother is endangered. 

He believes in increasing defense spending, but reducing or eliminating it most other areas.  He would eliminate most federal taxes, including the income tax.  He would abolish the Federal Reserve.  He would allow people to opt out of Social SecurityHe would eliminate the Department of Education. 

He opposes unnecessary environmental regulations such as Cap and Trade, but also opposes government-caused environmental disasters.  He says:
America has fallen behind in implementing efficient sources domestic power. 
Unnecessary government interference hinders the growth of nuclear power, domestic drilling for oil, coal production, wind- and hydro-power, and other alternative fuel sources.
Eliminating tariffs, subsidies, and bans on agricultural products would allow the market to determine the most efficient resources to make alternative fuels. Allowing domestic oil drilling will increase our supplies and lower costs. Freeing the nuclear industry from unnecessary government regulations will expand the role of this clean and efficient energy source in our domestic mix.
He opposes government regulation of healthcare.

He also says:
Let's mend the Constitution to give people the power to recall any elected official who ignores his oath of office. Passing laws such as the "One Subject at a Time Act" and the "Enumerated Powers Act" while stopping laws, such as the "Real ID" and "National Animal Identification System (NAIS)" will also provide checks on the power of government. For more ideas on efficient, effective government, see DownsizeDC.org.
He supports the right to bear arms without restrictions. 

He supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, but would enforce existing immigration laws as long as they are in effect.

He opposes the both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He says:
Americans are still threatened by terrorism--despite 8-years of war on "terror."
The government chose to abandon the goal of capturing Osama bin Laden and bringing him to justice. Instead, they chose to take over other nations in a losing effort to "build democracy." The result: more death, destruction, and terrorists than when we started.
Without a doubt, a strong national defense is necessary for our protection. Trade, diplomacy, and intelligence gathering must be our primary tools of foreign policy, not the politics of fear and war. America can not only save soldiers' lives and trillions of dollars, but make our country more secure by ending our two unconstitutional wars and bringing our troops home. 
He opposes a government definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, but would instead leave this “private issue” up “to religious organizations and private ‘contracts’”.  He opposes allowing open homosexuality in the military.

When asked what his top legislative priorities are, he said:
There are three main issues: Jobs, Jobs & Jobs!
Far too many Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or scared that they will lose their jobs. Excessive government taxation, regulation, subsidies, and tariffs have choked the ability of American businesses to start, grow, and create jobs. Government bailouts and subsidies to banks and large corporations serve only to steal from average Americans. Productive jobs come from the private sector. By downsizing or eliminating unnecessary federal departments, taxes, regulations, subsidies, and tariffs, we will allow business owners to grow their businesses and hire Americans. 
Don’t vote for the lesser of two evils.  (With Kirk’s record, who can really tell who that is?)  So be sure to vote for MIKE LABNO on November 2.  Help show the Establishment Republicans that the Tea Party can not only defeat RINO's in the primaries, but also in the general election! Click here to contribute to Mike's campaign.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

a vote for Mike Labno is a vote for Alexi Giannoulias