Wind, solar, geothermal, will eventually be our prime sources of energy, you cannot expect developing sources of technology to compete with fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are getting a free pass for the healthcare and environmental costs. We must invest in renewable sources, in a few decades these sources will be the cheapest. Nuclear is the most benign source of energy with the advanced inherently safe reactors. But initial costs and licensing unknowns, utilities will be reluctant to invest in them.
What's important is how we spend the tax dollars. In order to raise the revenue we may need 25% sales tax. How about payroll taxes? How will you decide what should be exempt from taxes? Food? Clothing? Medical Bills? . Will they tax yacht / planes / chauffer / private cooks at full tax rates? Even today many states have an upper tax limit on a single item. A yacht / Jet that costs say $30 million, and say the state sales tax is 5% the tax would equal $1.5Million, but that's not what they pay, most states cap the sales tax at say $20K, less than 1%. Would you tax college tuition, books? You think the two parties cant agree now! Middle class and poorer people spend all of their pay, majority of the wealthy spend less than 20% of their income. Sorry to disappoint you, that wont be a fair system at all. How do you collect Payroll taxes, are they included, in the sales tax, do you think retired people would support sales tax in lieu of Income tax?
If you truly believe that file a law suit, ask your party to prove it. Why harass legitimate voters from voting. Apply uniform rules. Makes no sense to accept hunting license as proof and not college ID.
Are lobbyist OK with you? Is it OK to spend more money then REST of the World combined to protect interests of Oil companies. Is it OK to pollute environment for personal profits, who should pay the health care bill. Look beyond and more lasting impact.
I have a hard time with many social issues. YES, GLBT should have the same rights as any other couple, I just think leave those who have problems accepting that alone. Just go to another business that will be happy to provide the service. Confrontation does not help, eventually those who refuse will realize that they are the losers.
No matter how hard or how difficult they make it, we must vote. Democracy has a uniquely wonderful way of purging what is unfair and protecting what is fair. We have a Right to VOTE. Make sure it counts. YES, it applies to everyone, Democrat, Republican, Independent. Some counties have a mandatory requirement to VOTE.
Do you have Rights to hire Lobbyist to help you avoid paying taxes, polluting the environment, securing no bid contracts, block reasonable minimum wage increases? Do you have rights to RIG elections by imposing unnecessary restrictions (College ID not OK, Hunting licensing Wonderful) to prevent voter from exercising their right to vote. Do you have right to imprison people for consuming intoxicants? Preventing GLBT from marrying? You seem to want and preserve every RIGHT for Republicans and wealthy and none for Poor and Democrats. Do you have right to tax subsidies? Gerrymandering? By law not allowing prescription drugs from another country at a cheaper price? How do you expect a person making minimum wage to pay $200 for a simple prescription and then pay another $200 to pay for a simple nasal spray or antibiotic, a month in the hospital could run you more than 100K. YES laws give you rights, and obligations. What does religion have to do with anything? Don't bring religion or faith to decide Rights and Laws. Faith is belief nor science. How do you define stealing? Hiring lobbyist to win a contract is stealing business. Stop just thinking of your own profits and benefits what should a mother do if her child is sick? YES EVERY AMERICAN has the RIGHT to obtain HEALTH INSURANCE at a REASONABLE cost. That is the law. Taking away that right is wrong.
You have Individual rights cannot trump other peoples rights. eg. You cannot play loud music, you have right to play music but cant disturb others. You have right to drink and also a right to drive, but you cant endanger others by driving drunk. You appear to favor anarchy. We live in a nation of laws.
Having myself certified drawings, I can not ever imagine approving a design document knowingly that did not conform to specification and codes. Besides doing so is criminal.
Rand Paul thinks Peace leads to prosperity. Peace is indeed absence of unilateral involvement. I agree more with Rand Paul than any other Republican, except his tax policy of not having progressive tax rates.
Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate who does not support preemptive wars. But why do you contradict your own words about peace and war?