New Revolution Now, Co-Founder/Director
As part of our Candidate Questionnaire Initiative, we attempt to get our questionnaire to every candidate running for state or national office in Texas. In doing so, we have never received a response from a Democrat candidate, until now. Although this Democrat candidate didn't not answer our six questions (six principles), he did provide us with a response to the questionnaire in general. As I am highly tempted to comment, I will withhold my response until which time other comments can be made.
Initially this candidate replied "...I looked over your questionnaire, and I wouldn't dignify it with a response..." But when prodded for a more complete reply, he responded "But if you want more, the problem with your survey is that you have "yes or no" questions to complex position statements. (We also provide a comment section to clarify ones response.) You essentially make it so one would have to agree 100% with deontological libertarianism in order to agree with statements such as faith in God or belief in the American dream. You make it so to reject unfettered and uncontrolled capitalism is to reject the entire premise of capitalism. Normally I'd try to be a bit more diplomatic here, but I'm just not interested in playing wordgames and giving you ammo which you can use to reinforce the positions you already hold.
Your comments are appreciated.