BALTIMORE - Name: Muir W. Boda
Location: Maryland Congressional District 1
Please introduce yourself: http://boda4congress.net/about/
Why are you the best candidate for this office?
Many people are still looking to Washington and the two major political parties to solve all of our problems, actually problems they have created. They have nearly bankrupt our national wealth by devaluing our currency, spending astronomical amounts of money on wars, nation building and a myriad wasteful programs through a budget process that is broken. All of this set up on a tax and regulatory system that is oppressive and has destroyed job creation in our country by forcing businesses overseas.
We can continue to elect people from the two major parties that disregard our Constitution by creating laws and giving our government powers not authorized by the Constitution. We can continue trusting the same group of people to fix our issues of debt and oppression that created the problems. We can continue electing people who have allowed money and special interest to control.
Or we can truly change direction and elect people who respect the constitution and believe that decentralizing the power of Washington is of utmost importance. Individual Liberty and Personal Freedom must be a priority. Eliminating oppressive tax codes, laws and regulation to bring back a second industrial revolution.
We stand at a pivotal moment in our Nation's history and the choice of electing the Establishment candidates seems like a safe choice. However, the Establishment politicians have brought us to this moment. I can assure you, I am not the Establishment candidate and my goal is to dismantle the monstrosity that the Establishment has created.
(ABC2) Which answer best matches your view?
Should same-sex couples be able to get married in Maryland?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
One of the most divisive issues today is Marriage Equality and both sides wanting government to legalize certain marriages or define marriage. Both side are wrong; in that they want Government to define what is or is not marriage.
For thousands of years marriage has been a religious ceremony. Nearly every religion and culture has traditions, doctrine and scripture that set forth their guidelines for that institution.
As a Libertarian I believe individuals are free to make their own choices, so long as their choices do not infringe on the rights of others. Though I hold strong beliefs and convictions as a Christian, I have no right to force upon another through legislative action my personal theological beliefs about any issue. The Constitution is clear, Congress can make no law respecting an establishment of religion or any law that would prohibit the free exercise of religion.
Again, the Constitution is clear and concise. Congress has no authority in defining what is and what is not marriage. By definition, any decisions concerning Civil Partnerships or Domestic Partnerships classification should be left to the States or people as defined in the 10th Amendment.
Illegal immigration/In-state tuition DREAM Act
Summarize your view on the issue
I support the Maryland Dream Act.
What is the best option for healthcare in America?
I oppose government involvement in Healthcare, with the exception of minor regulations relating to fraud and privacy. Healthcare should be left to the Free Market, government involvement has caused much of the problems.
How can we improve the economy in Maryland?
One proposal I support is eliminating the IRS, all payroll tax deductions, taxes on investments and corporate taxes. I would replace it with a flat 10% to 15% national consumption sales tax.
This would reduce the cost of goods and services across the board. It would spur a second industrial revolution in our country and make our manufacturing businesses once again competitive with the rest of the world.
What should we do with Afghanistan?
We have been there for way too long. We have spent hundreds of billions of dollars building someone else's dream. It is time we bring our troops home and stop meddling in the affairs of other nations.
What are your views on abortion?
I view this as a Human Rights issue. The creation and development of human life is a very precious and sacred process. Each individual has the Constitutional right to life. The biggest issue and controversy is when do we extend human rights?
We have had over 35 Million Abortions since Roe vs. Wade, a fact that is very disturbing. The issue that I have is that abortion is being as used as birth control. All under the guise of women's health issues.
Certainly I agree to
point that my rights end where your skin begins. The same applies to an unborn child. Rights are not granted by government or man, they are inherent; all individuals have the right to live and to have the opportunity to be born.
Another issue that the pro-choice movement often ignores is the traumas that women experience who have abortions. Depression increases, suicide rates increase and the experience haunts most of these women for the rest of their lives.