Joe Miller on Principles & Values
Miller: James Madison articulated best it in Federalist 51: "But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
Q: Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which political philosophy best describes you?
Q: Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
Miller: I am a limited government constitutionalist who believes government exists to protect our liberties, not to take them away. I support free people, free markets, federalism, the constitutional right to life, the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, American sovereignty, and a strong national defense.
Miller: I am a committed Christian who believes that God created people with a free will to make their own decisions regarding what they choose to believe. I recognize that our society was founded by looking to God for wisdom and guidance, which is why we created the greatest Republic the world has ever seen. I will fight those who want to take God out of America's public square.
Miller, an attorney and radio show host, said he continues to hear from people who believe Murkowski should be challenged and that he should take her on. Miller believes there's a lot of public support for a run and that's why it remains a consideration. He said Murkowski has little support among conservatives, which he said would make someone like him a formidable challenge for her. But Miller said at this time, there has not been any serious contemplation of a run.
Miller: Strongly Disagree.
Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Miller: Strongly Agree
Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Miller: I am a committed Christian who believes that God created people with a free will to make their own decisions regarding what they choose to believe. I recognize that our society was founded by looking to God for wisdom and guidance, which is why we created the greatest Republic the world has ever seen. I will fight those who want to take God out of America's public square. I have been on several mission trips (Philippines, Mexico), was a board member of my church, and have visited the Holy Land twice in the last two years.
Joe Miller reported assets ranging in value between $500,000 to $1.1 million, according to the candidates' latest personal financial disclosure reports. Many Alaskans might love to be in those shoes, but Miller also reported liabilities ranging between $165,000 and $400,000, bringing down his net wealth. Miller's assets are well below the three other candidates, who are heavily invested in the stock market that has picked up in recent years, while Miller is not. Miller gets most of his wealth from a pair of tangible assets, including undeveloped land in Delta Junction valued between $250,000 and $500,000. Miller also owns "Restoring Liberty," which he has called a "top-ranked Internet news site." It brought in about $15,000, in part from Internet advertising.
The revelations, reported by the Associated Press and the Web site Alaska Dispatch based on public documents that a judge ordered released on Tuesday, show that Miller was caught using colleagues' computers for political business and that he lied about it repeatedly before admitting the wrongdoing. Miller was conducting his own poll in an effort to oust a state GOP chairman, and he used his colleagues' computers to vote in the poll, then erased their computers' caches to hide what he did.
"I was beyond stupid," Miller wrote in a letter of apology included in the documents. He was suspended for three days without pay in March 2008.
The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."
The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.
The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.
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