Dear Honorable Candidate _ _
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The Universal, Non
Partisan, Candidate Survey
And Values Voter Education Guide.
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for your candidacy
and your willingness to serve the public which includes our
am a local citizen who found this Voter Education Guide online;
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case sensitive.) I would like you
to answer it
so that I
all of the
candidates' answers with all of my
neighbors and those who are in my email address book.
note the title says that it is "Universal"
because it addresses the heart of our governance which is the essence
community "Values". It is "Non
Partisan" so that it is unencumbered with any special
interests or party platforms. Therefore your answers
will "Educate" us about what you believe
about your own: money,
children, family, community, Constitution(s) and God
help us anticipate your decisions and actions that affect your own
descendants if elected to office.
think one of the reasons
for low voter turn out
lack of good, unbiased information about the candidates. It
hoped that this "Survey-Guide" will inspire
email friends to be
"Educated" and to go to the polls and vote
voters look for candidates who will represent their views in offices of
importance and authority. A lot of candidates will
talk and advertise extensively over the campaign trail, but one easily
overlooked way to win my vote is to answer this "Survey-Guide"
You can impress me with: truth,
accuracy, consistency and
Constitutional priorities; which will unify like minded independents,
partisans, conservatives, patriots, statesmen, and values
voters into a
effective group sufficient for your success!
Not returning the survey is usually interpreted as an attempt
to keep your own district voters
from knowing your
position on these important issues.
endorse candidates. It is
designed as a free advertisement service
in the form of an
Report" for all of
the candidates to educate their
own district voters
about the key issues. The format for an "Email
Report", which advertises all of the candidates' responses,
will be condensed. It will list each candidate on a
followed by the quantity of answers such as the total
number of "A's", "D's",
"U's" and the first 4
(Y/N) answers. If the candidate does not
return the "Survey-Guide" then a
(Did Not Respond)
or "FTR" (Failed To
Respond) comment will follow their name.
At the bottom of the "Email Report"
are 2 viewer suggestions: 1.) is to
Report" to their fellow district voters, friends,
neighbors and co-workers; and, 2.) print
distribute it. Both with a link to follow to
this "Survey-Guide" so that they can
read the questions for
themselves. Here is an example: "Email
, and here: neprimer.com/ePress/articles/2010/PinellasCountySchoolBoardCandidateSurvey.html
_ _ _ _ _ ± hard copy "Email Reports"
distribution; and, I have _ _ _ _ _ ± local
addresses who will be asked to forward the "Email
Report" to their email list;
and who might also print and distribute it next door & at
work. I will post it on the internet and email the
link to it.
It is most important that virtuous candidates
values & integrity into public offices for the
our Constitutional Republic. If you have questions,
or email me.
Due Date". _________________________ .
If a date is entered, please mail no later than that date (earlier
If the blank is empty please calculate your last day to mail
adding ____ (10?) days to your date of
receipt of this Questionnaire.
(The Return Date is important.
If you do not answer in time, the free email
advertisement will show a FTR
or DNR next to your
Please see PAGE 2 of 2. (This is the
only page that needs to be answered, signed, dated and returned.)
Please respond to each item with one of these
= Agree ; D
= Disagree ; U
= Undecided. ( It is better
to respond with U = Undecided,
than to not respond at all.)
Signature and Date on the bottom
of PAGE 2. (The integrity of
the "Email Report"
rests on the return of PAGE 2 from each candidate with their
signature which is your approval and our
Please return PAGE 2 no later than the "In-The-Mail
Due Date" in the Self Addressed,
Stamped Envelope (SASE) or
enclose an excuse, note or rejection letter.
Please answer according to the statement's truth or accuracy
it's legality since some of the items might be currently unlawful or
Sender's Name: [
Print or use label ]
"voter's" title "constituent" or/and organization.]
Universal, Non Partisan, Candidate Survey And Voter Education
Table(s) of Principles from "The
5000 Year Leap, Principles of Freedom 101" by W. Cleon
Constitutional Studies, NCCS.net ©1991,
font are edits
as to the statement's truth or accuracy rather than
it's legality since some of the statements might be currently unlawful.
1. ___ The only reliable basis for sound government and just human
relations is Natural Law.
2. ___ A free people cannot survive under a republican
constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
3. ___ The most promising method of securing a virtuous and
morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
4. ___ Without
the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
5. ___ All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind
are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
6. ___ All men are created equal.
7. ___ The proper role of government is to protect equal
rights, not provide equal things.
8. ___ Men are endowed by their Creator with certain
9. ___ To protect man's rights, God has revealed certain
principles of divine law.
10. ___ The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign
authority of the whole people.
11. ___ The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government
which has become tyrannical.
12. ___ The United States of America shall be a republic.
13. ___ A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the
people from the human frailties of their rulers.
14. ___ Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of
property is secure
15. ___ The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free
market economy and a minimum of government regulations.
16. ___ The government should be separated into three branches:
legislative, executive, and judicial.
17. ___ A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent
the abuse of power.
18. ___ The Unalienable Rights from the people are most likely to be
preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written
19. ___ Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated
to government, all others being retained in the people.
20. ___ Efficiency and dispatch require government to operate according
to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made
to protect the rights of the minority.
21. ___ Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving
22. ___ A free people should be governed by law and not the whims of
23. ___ A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad
program of general education.
24. ___ A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
25. ___ "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations:
entangling alliances with none."
26. ___ The core unit which determines the strength of any society is
the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its
27. ___ The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation
28. ___ The United States has a manifest
destiny to be an example
blessing to the entire human race.
Points To Be Taught in Schools." [ pgs.
77, 78 ]-
1. ___ There exists a Creator who made all things, and mankind should
recognize and worship him.
2. ___ The Creator has revealed a moral code of
for happy living which distinguishes right from wrong.
3. ___ The Creator holds mankind responsible for
the way they treat each other.
4. ___ All mankind live beyond this life.
5. ___ In the next life mankind are judged for their conduct
in this one.-
The Unalienable (Human) Rights. [pg. 125 ]
___ The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
2. ___ The right to self
3. ___ The right to bear arms for self defense.
4. ___ The right to own, develop, and dispose of
5. ___ The right to make personal choices.
6. ___ The right of free conscience.
7. ___ The right to choose a profession.
8. ___ The right to choose a mate.
9. ___ The right to beget one's kind.
10. ___ The right to assemble.
11. ___ The right to petition.
12. ___ The right to free speech.
13. ___ The right to a free press.
14. ___ The right to enjoy the fruits of one's labor.
15. ___ The right to improve one's position through barter
16. ___ The right to contrive and invent.
17. ___ The right to explore the natural resources of the
18. ___ The right to privacy.
19. ___ The right to provide personal security.
20. ___ The right to provide nature's necessities -
air, food, water, clothing, and shelter.
21. ___ The right to a fair trial.
22. ___ The right of free association.
23. ___ The right to contract.
24. ____ The
right to just restitution.
25. ____ The
right to secure borders.
____ The right to a secret ballot.
Please answer Yes/No
at the end of the following statements. I understand the
and consequences of my actions in public
service because I
have: 1) children (Y/N) ___ .
(Y/N) ___ . 3) other local family (Y/N) ___
. 4) an active faith (Y/N) ___ .
local faith organization name is:
______; their phone is:
• Candidate signature:
Date: ______ _ _ _
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• Print name: _
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you provided an email address above, do you want to
Report"? (Yes/No) _
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and Credits." [Do
not send this lower page to the candidate. Print cadidate's
pages here: PDF ]
Universal, Non Partisan, Candidate Survey And Values Voter
Education Guide Outline:
PAGE 1 Cover Letter Table of
Salutation, Introduction and "Thank you".
Definitions of "Universal, Non Partisan, Candidate Survey and
Voter Ed. Guide"
of The Survey-Guide: non partisan, publication for voter education.
distribution of the "Email Report", it's style and
PAGE 2 Candidate's Table of Questions.
Questionnaire with signature and
date. - Candidate should return original PAGE 2 of 2 to sender's
address on PAGE 1.
Request Answers as to
"truth or accuracy" since the Candidate's decisions effect their own
and grand children and your families liberties.
for making a printer or email MASTER document:
or create Master paper copy or use this PDF file.)
Master: (Based on FireFox browser's Printer Setup
and Print Preview features.) Manipulate margins (0.4") and
Custom reduction settings (95%) to get page breaks between pages 1-2
and 2-3. Then just print pages 1 and 2 (to laser,
inkjet or PDF printers). Check to make sure all info is on
it's rightful page. Fill in your "Sender's info"
and make your Master and copies for each candidate.
Fill in each Candidate's name and
due dates and mail them out.
Email Master. Print page "1
of 1" then page "2 of 2". Use 2 instances of FireFox -
1 for each page. Use PrimoPDF to "Append"
page 2 to page 1. Or use free pdf995
"software printer" to print the Printer Master above directly to PDF
1. To get all of your candidate's contact information, call
or browse to the
Clerk of the government entity whose offices are up for election
(Pinellas, FL's is Supervisor
Call or browse again just before mailing to confirm that you
the candidates names; and to eliminate any recent withdrawals.
2. Make sure you have
sufficient time to
print, mail and receive results before election day. If you
multiple candidates in multiple races figure on 1 hour per candidate to
compose, format, edit and send the combined results. (Say:
4 days USPS delivery + 10±
days response time + 4
days USPS mail delivery + 2 days to compose and send your Email Report
3. Get the PDF file off of the
internet for easy formatted printing. (Print a sample to fill in as you
follow the directions.)
4. Print PAGES 1 & 2 for each
candidate or see
Option 2 below. Fill in your contact info. (or/and apply your
mailing label) on PAGE 1 which is your cover letter.
5. Include a Self Addressed, Stamped Envelope
(SASE) for accuracy and for your
6. Send PAGEs 1 & 2
(the Cover letter with
instructions and the Questionnaire) and the SASE. (Depending
expected level of cooperation select a delivery method below.)
(Check the current USPS charges
• USPS Certified,
Return Receipt (signature)
to all candidates. $5.54 per candidate for 1 oz. letter.
(Proof that they received the Questionnaire by the return of
with the authorized persons signature.)
• USPS Certified,
to all candidates. $3.24 per candidate for 1 oz. letter.
(Proof that they received the Questionnaire by certified mail
with return of card. (They have to sign for it but the signature is not
returned to you.)
USPS First Class Mail,
to all candidates. $0.44 per candidate for 1 oz. letter.
(Unverified assurance of delivery - based only on the delivery
reputation of USPS.)
USPS Certificate of Mailing (PS
April 2007 PSN 7530-02-000-9065), to
all candidates. $1.54 per candidate for
1 oz. letter OR $0.86 per
candidate address for a Book
Certificate(PS 3877). $0.86 = $0.44
(stamp) + $0.42 certification. (This receipt shows proof of
mailing and can be purchased only at the
time of mailing. Regular: $1.15 each or $0.42 each if 3 addresses or
more in a
mailing book/sheet. i.e. sheets of
paper with addresses of letters sent -
min. of 3 addresses per sheet, maximum of 11 addresses per
7. Be cautious to give all of the candidates the same 10±
time to respond back to you so that you have time to compose and email
the results. (It is important to keep the survey Non
and equally administered; so always include all of the
candidates results for each office in your email reports i.e. free
8. To increase candidate
competition calculate a Check Up Date.
Choose one of either Method A or B
If you specified a "In-The-Mail
Due Date" on
PAGE 1, Item 1, then use a Check Up Date of
or 2 days prior. Or
if you let the candidate calculate his "In-The-Mail
from the letter's receipt date, then reason this way. The
candidates will respond in their first week (4 days USPS + 5 +
USPS =) 13th day after mailing. The 9th day
from your mailing
date marks the midpoint of the candidate's 10 day response time (4 USPS
+ 5 = 9 days). They only have 5 days left. Consider
a Check Up Date
on the 12th or 13th day after your mailing date to both call
and email the
candidate and check up on the status of your Questionnaire.
Remind them they only have 1 or 2 days left to get it in the
In your Check Up Date calls and emails,
prepared to give/email them a link to the
online PDF copy of the
survey in case they misplaced it or lost it.
9. Keep all of the candidates hard copy
file for several months after their PRIMARY campaign ends. If
The Survey Guide for
the important Primary Election "Email Report",
the results will still
apply for the following General Election "Email Report".
you like providing this information for your email friends,
the hard copy for the next election cycle (2 years). They are
rerun and you can compare responses.
1. Write your own cover
letter with instructions, then just print PAGE 2 of 2 from the Pg
file. Include your SASE.
2. Rather than printing on your printer, go to your favorite
print shop. Give them the URL to the Non
Copyrighted, 2 page PDF file (
)(case sensitive) and tell them how many you want printed. (Recommend
black ink, double sided printing. Costs about $0.10 a side.)
3. Insert a little note
describing your emailing and printing and distribution plans to justify
your hard copy voter guide estimate.
For example, you might include some of your rotary club,
crime watch group, church or synagogue; however, there is no reason to
include or distribute to organizations
where most of the members are not residents of the candidates'
distribution quantity for the hard copy voter guide, figure about
25-40% of members expected at the meeting just prior to the election.
share and use and distribute.
1. Any power that can be abused will be
abused. - Tyranny Law #1
2. Abuse always expands to fill the limits of
resistance to it. - Tyranny Law #2
If people don't resist the abuses of others, they will have no one to
resist the abuses of themselves, and tyranny will prevail. -
Tyranny Law #3
Jon Roland of the
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