December 19, 2013
Preliminary 2016 Election Data- Protecting the 2nd Amendment
On Plamotaku I set out with three rules: provide a place to talk about the stuff I like, no religion, and no politics. Because firearms ownership inevitably deals with some gun politics, we need to ski on the back of a hovercraft and dip our posteriors and grind against the mud that is politics. The rule is not to DUNK our asses into the mud; only skirt it. For the future of firearms ownership and gun rights in this country, in the wake of a push for gun bans and confiscation (New York City) it is critically important that we exmaine candidates for Constitutional efficacy, obedience, and whether or not they will get the job done. This topic is highly subjective.
I am an independent who most agrees with the libertarian party, historically. I have voted for 13 GOP, 1 libertarian, 0 independents and 0 democrats. For the presidential race, I have voted 1 GOP, 1 libertarian, 0 independents and 0 democrats. I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal who strongly favors gun rights. That's all you need to know for this conversation.
The democratic national convention has called for a war against law abiding gun owners. I almost threw them out of consideration for voting, but since they have such a slim chance of producing another John F. Kennedy, I cut them a deal. Here are the rules.
All candidates, except democrats must score a minimum of a 70% to be considered for my vote. Democrats must score at minimum an 80% to be considered for my vote. My pugh selection matrix is very tough and typically fails 4 out of 5 entrants. Only two candidates (a unique entry) have ever passed the matrix: Ron Paul (GOP) and Gary Johnson (LIBT).
This year, every candidate running for the Democratic Party has an active interest in the destruction of the 2nd amendment. They have either voted to ban guns, confiscate them or make criminals out of law abiding citizens. If one votes against the constitution, it is an immediate disqualifier. A couple of the candidates, such as Bloomberg, Cuomo and O'Malley, Ryan and Palin should be in prison. You'll see that a few GOP were thrown out too because they actively violated the 14th amendment and the civil rights laws.
So how did everybody do?
Gary Johnson (LIBT) 89.1% PASS
Rand Paul (GOP) 76.1% PASS
John Huntsman (GOP) 69.9% FAIL
Jesse Ventura (IND) 61.7% FAIL
Ted Cruz (GOP) 54.3% FAIL
John Bolton (GOP) 45.9% FAIL
Deval Patrick (DEM) 45.4% FAIL
Paul Ryan (GOP) 40.8% FAIL
Jeb Bush (GOP) 40.7% FAIL
Hillary Clinton (DEM) 39.9% FAIL
Sarah Palin (GOP) 38.3% FAIL
Joseph Biden (DEM) 35.2% FAIL
Andrew Cuomo (DEM) 35.1% FAIL
Martin O'Malley (DEM) 34.3% FAIL
Marco Rubio (GOP) 33.2% FAIL
Ben Carson (GOP) 27.3% FAIL
Rahm Emanuel (DEM) 24.1% FAIL
Michael Bloomberg (IND) 23.6% FAIL
Peter King (GOP) 23.4% FAIL
Chris Christie (GOP) 22.1% FAIL
The GOP successfully got another candidate to pass my tough matrix. Rand Paul and Gary Johnson will be considered for a vote from me in 2016. Because John Huntsman was close to passing, I will consider him as well. Jesse Ventura did better than I thought he would, but I am concerned about his 2nd amendment position. Everyone else pretty much failed. Sarah Palin is my known punching bag, and she DID BETTER, SURPRISINGLY, then some other people on this list.
The top independent in this list was Gary Johnson at 89.1%. The top GOP in this list was Rand Paul at 76.1%. The top Democrat in this list was Deval Patrick at 45.4%.
The matrix indicated I agreed with Libertarians 89.1% of the time. The matrix indicated I agreed with GOP 42.9% of the time. The matrix indicated I agreed with Independents 42.7% of the time. The matrix indicated I agreed with Democrats 35.7% of the time.
For the GOP candidates, 5 of 11 were immediately disqualified for constitutional violations or for being anti-gun. They were: Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Benjamin Carson, Peter King and Chris Christie. Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin and Peter King were thrown out of consideration due to their votes to take away the rights of gay citizens.
For the Democrat candidates, 6 of 6 were immediately disqualified for constitutional violations and for the proactive actions of seeking the destruction of the 2nd amendment. All democrats were disqualified by this rule.
For the independent candidates, 1 of 2 were immediately disqualified for constitutional violations and for the proactive actions of seeking the destruction of the 2nd amendment. This individual was Michael Bloomberg.
For the libertarian candidates, 0 of 1 were disqualified for rules violations.
At this point, I can endorse both Gary Johnson and Rand Paul for president, as I believe both will protect the 2nd amendment and all of the other amendments, and will be a better choice for shaping our country's future. They are also both libertarian. Go figure.