What are your top issues?
Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by a curious palo altan, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm
here's a little experiment - let's see if P.A. Town Square folks can play nice.
Consider this a survey, not a debate. Just to see where we're all coming from...
What are your top 3-5 issues in choosing a candidate? I'm thinking more state/national level issues here. Define your issues as broadly or as narrowly as you want, but try to keep it brief.
Mine would be:
• economic/tax policy
• church/state separation (b/c religious-based interference guides a number of social issues - I'm against school vouchers and "faith-based initiatives," in favor of a woman's right to choose, gay marriage)
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Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Survival as a nation and as a culture, individual economic freedom, limitation of government authority and, for me, the love of a good woman and children to be proud of.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2008 at 2:42 pm
Not necessarily in this order:
Public policy innovation
Health Care Policy
Posted by Greg, a resident of the Southgate neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2008 at 3:27 pm
The liberation of the American economy, by developing nuclear power
Posted by Mike, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm
Add "environment" and "affordable housing" to my list
Posted by CalBear, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2008 at 3:34 pm
* Personal privacy and freedom
* Health Security
* Political transparency and accessibility
* Energy and Climate Policy
Posted by sharon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm
1/ VIOLENT CRIME IN PALO ALTO
2/ TERRORISM IN US AND EUROPE
3/ PC SCIENCE DECLARED AS FACT
Posted by The Real Perspective, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 30, 2008 at 6:22 am
I am with Walter. In his order. But including freedom of speech first in the line. Freedom of speech is the underpinning of the rest.
That is how I vote from city to national level. Period.
Posted by R Wray, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Jul 30, 2008 at 9:42 am
Respect for individual rights.
(A "right" is the right to take action without being subjected to force. It is not the right to some stuff, and it does not include the right to violate the rights of others.)
Posted by In A Perfect World, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2008 at 12:27 am
1) Correcting every single thing GWB has done over the past 8 years.
2) Building a forum filter to automatically filter out comments from Walt and "R", along with Mr. Nuke-Head Greg.
3) Swapping out the Giants and Niners for real teams.
Posted by addendum, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2008 at 9:53 pm
Let me add to the list, the right to bear arms....in case someone tries to take away my right to free speech and individual liberty.