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Candidate Name: Tootie Smith
Office Candidate is running for: Oregon Congressional District 5
Campaign Website:
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? Yes
2 Do you support the EPA conducting aerial surveillance on agricultural operations? No
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? No
5 Do you support a public audit of the Federal Reserve System? Yes
6 Do you support the IRS demanding group membership lists? No
7 Do you support the FCC monitoring newsrooms and the internet? No
8 Do you support closing Guantanamo Bay? No
9 Do you support increasing taxes for higher income families? No
10 Does the federal government have constitutional authority to regulate schools? No
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? Yes
13 Do you support Common Core State Standards? No
14 Do you support a constitutional amendment to enumerate the already existing natural rights of parents? Yes
15 Do you support restrictions on the ownership of guns by law abiding citizens? No
16 Do you support the direct election of the president by popular vote? No
17 Should the federal government return to the states land it owns for the purposes not authorized by the Constitution? Yes
  The federal government’s management of federal lands is a huge failure. I support multi-use forest management at the local level
18 Do you support free trade agreements with foreign nations? No
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? No
22 Do you support automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. when both parents are not legal residents? Yes
  According to the US Constitution, all natual born people are awarded citizenship.
23 Do you support the Federal "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (Obamacare)? No
24 Do you support paying for the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" by cutting Medicare services and reimbursements? No
25 Do you support subsidizing insurers for lack of enrollees in the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"? No
26 Do you support legalizing genetically altered marijuana? No
27 Do you support the First Amendment right of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? Yes
28 Do you support spending public funds on abortion services? No
29 Do you support repealing the Supreme Court decision in Roe versus Wade? Decline
30 Do you support the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research? No
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? No
33 Do you support preserving Israel's existing borders including occupied territories? Yes
34 Do you support U.S. aid to Israel to ensure it can defeat its enemies? Yes
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? Decline
  Not if government regulations were too onerous
37 Do you support raising the Medicare eligibility age? No
38 Do you support enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)? Yes
39 Do you support the use of presidential executive orders that changes law? No
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?  
  Return all feserally controlled lands back to,the counties. Let the local people decide how they should be used. Make all private land exempt from federal lawsuits
41 How would you propose to strengthen the checks and balances of the federal system?  
  Eliminate large federal,government agencies by returning control to the states. Quit borrowing money which increases our debt. Repeal Obama care