Candidate Nickolaus Mueller

Libertarian candidate for District 6

Name: Nickolaus Mueller

Party: Libertarian            

Location: District 6

Website: http://www.facebook.com/NickMueller2012

Please introduce yourself:

I am Nickolaus Mueller, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in Maryland District 6, and I do not know what is best for anyone except for myself.  That is why I will always vote on the side of liberty and personal choice.  Everything the government does it can do only because it has a monopoly on the use of force. I do not believe that the ends justify the means, and consequently I believe that it is immoral to point a gun at peoples' heads in order to achieve something, no matter how good the intended consequences.

Why are you the best candidate for this office?

I am the best candidate for this office because I will never promise anything to special interest groups in order to secure votes.  My votes cannot be bought, and will always be determined by my morality. If you want a candidate who will promise you millions of jobs and free goodies, I am not your guy. If, on the other hand, you want someone who will not lie to you and who will always vote for greater individual freedom, then I am the best candidate in this race.

Which answer best matches your view?

Same-sex marriage

Summarize your view on the issue (for candidates)

Yes. In my ideal world, government would be completely out of marriage and leave people to make any kind of private contracts they wanted. However, given that government is involved in marriage it should offer it to all without discrimination.

Illegal immigration/In-state tuition DREAM Act

Should Maryland offer in-state tuition for college to undocumented immigrants?

Yes

No

I'm not sure/Neither

Summarize your view on the issue

Neither.  The government should be out of the role of education and leave it to private institutions.  But since government is involved, in-state tuition should be granted on the basis of tax and residency status, not on country of citizenship.

Should Maryland allow another casino to be built in Prince George's County?

Yes

No

I'm not sure /Neither

 

Summarize your views on the issue

Yes.  The state should not be in the business of regulating gambling or any other private industry. The state has no more business deciding how many casinos should be built than it does gas stations, hospitals, car dealerships, or Walmarts.

 

What is the best option for healthcare in America?

President Obama's Health Care Act is a great start towards fixing healthcare in America.

We should repeal President Obama's Health Care Act and start over.

All healthcare should be privatized.

Neither/Other/I'm not sure

Summarize your view on the issue

All healthcare should be privatized.  Exceptions could be made for the very vulnerable, such as children in low-income households who should be protected.

 

How can we improve the economy in Maryland?

We should simplify the tax code, and lower tax rates so that investors can put money back into the economy.

We should lower taxes on the middle and lower classes and raise them on the wealthy.

Other/I'm not sure

Summarize your view on the issue

We should simplify the tax code, and lower tax rates so that investors can put money back into the economy.  I favor a low, flat tax and without loopholes, including the biggest one of them all: the mortgage-interest deduction.

 

What should we do with Afghanistan? 

We need to keep working there until it is a true democracy.

We need to get out of Afghanistan as soon as possible.

Other/I'm not sure

Summarize your view on the issue

We need to get out of Afghanistan as soon as possible.  As soon as possible should be taken to mean starting immediately.

 

What are your views on abortion?

It is a woman's right to choose. The government shouldn't be involved.

Abortion should only be allowed in extreme cases like rape, or to protect the health of the mother.

Abortion is never OK.

Other/I'm not sure

Summarize your views on the issue

It is a woman's right to choose. The government shouldn't be involved.  I can sympathize with those who have the religious view of the unborn as people with full rights, but the reality is that abortion will occur (just like drugs and sex) whether or not it is legal.  By making it illegal, you will only drive it underground and make it unsafe and violent (again, think of the war on drugs). 

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