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Candidate Name: Michael Meo
Office Candidate is running for: U.S. Congress
Campaign Website: n/a
Please answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions. The optional explanations will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
1 Do you support drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands and waters? No
2 Do you support the EPA conducting aerial surveillance on agricultural operations? Yes
3 Do you support the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allowing the U.S. Military to arrest and detain ANY "suspected" terrorist without trial, legal counsel, or accusation of wrongdoing? No
4 Do you subscribe to the theory that human activity has a significant impact on climate? Yes
5 Do you support a public audit of the Federal Reserve System? Yes
6 Do you support the IRS demanding group membership lists? Yes
7 Do you support the FCC monitoring newsrooms and the internet? No
  I would support reasonable monitoring: but the evidence to date is that of the unreasonable.
8 Do you support closing Guantanamo Bay? Yes
  Give the land to the Cubans.
9 Do you support increasing taxes for higher income families? Yes
10 Does the federal government have constitutional authority to regulate schools? Yes
11 Do you support federal secret service agents being assigned to local schools? No
12 Do you support dismantling the U.S. Department of Education? No
13 Do you support Common Core State Standards? Decline
  Mathematics which I teach (& taught for 30 years) uses standards.
14 Do you support a constitutional amendment to enumerate the already existing natural rights of parents? No
15 Do you support restrictions on the ownership of guns by law abiding citizens? Yes
16 Do you support the direct election of the president by popular vote? Yes
17 Should the federal government return to the states land it owns for the purposes not authorized by the Constitution? Decline
  I really don't know.
18 Do you support free trade agreements with foreign nations? Yes
19 Do you support requiring all employers to verify employee eligibility to work in the United States? Yes
20 Do you support securing the borders before any form of amnesty is legalized? Yes
21 Do you support spending public funds to benefit illegal immigrants? Yes
22 Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? Yes
  ius soli. It's in the Constitution, I believe.
23 Do you support the Federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare)? Yes
24 Do you support paying for the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" by cutting Medicare services and reimbursements? Decline
  le diable c'est dans les détails.
25 Do you support subsidizing insurers for lack of enrollees in the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"? Decline
  Health Care is a human right: away with PPACA!
26 Do you support legalizing genetically altered marijuana? Decline
  I support legalization of marijuana. period.
27 Do you support the First Amendment right of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? No
28 Do you support spending public funds on abortion services? Yes
29 Do you support repealing the Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade? No
30 Do you support the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research? Yes
31 Do you support the Humane Society of the U.S. and the U.N. to make all animal cruelty laws a felony? No
32 Do you support adding the Oregon Spotted Frog to the endangered species list affecting Oregon ranchers and farmers and recreational areas? Yes
33 Do you support preserving Israel's existing borders including occupied territories? No
34 Do you support U.S. aid to Israel to ensure it can defeat its enemies? No
35 Do you support laws that exempt government officials from laws that apply to private citizens? No
36 Do you support replacing Social Security gradually rolling over to private retirement plans for future beneficiaries? No
37 Do you support raising the Medicare eligibility age? No
38 Do you support enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)? Decline
  surely you jest.
39 Do you support the use of presidential executive orders that changes law? Yes
The following questions will not appear in the Candidate Comparison Guide, but will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
40 How would you ensure the land-use rights of rural Oregon and how would you protect their ability to farm and ranch?  
41 How would you propose to strengthen the checks and balances of the federal system?  
  As a Member of Congress protected by law from prosecution for what I say in debate, I would serve as a voice for those without one: the felons in our prisons, the homeless in our streets, the migrants in our fields, and the destitute.