Arnold Jones is running as an Independent for the White House and is also seeking the nomination of the Independent American Party. Jones answered these questions for The Conservative President 2008.
1. Why are you running for President?
I think our country needs to have it's rights re-established. I think there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed from health insurance, elderly, social security, joblessness, military awareness both domestically and internationally. There are fundamental issues that need to be addressed within our country. We also need to find a way to keep the checks and balance system working and yet have a senate and congress that work together with the president in relation to our country.
2. What do you is the biggest problem with the Republican and Democrats?
Both parties are jousteling for power and working towards goals of each party rather than trying to become a bi-partisan government that is working for the people of this country rather than for what each party wants individually. They both need to start working together and yes we need both parties but they need to refocus.
3. Do you consider yourself a social and fiscal conservative?
Well I believe that I am more in the middle. There are certain issues that I lean very socially towards and then there are the fiscal areas of ensuring that we meet budgets and yet try to ensure we have enough money without bankrupting our society on. That is a very good guestion that is very loaded because there truly is no way one person can realistically lean one way or the other completely.
4. In your opinion, what is one of the biggest issues facing America?
This would be our freedoms that we as citizens enjoy individually as well as a nation in whole. I say this because it impacts us on all levels fiscally as well as emotionally. We need to ensure that our country and at the same time each and everyone of us is free to live the lifestyle we choose and yet still remain as a strong and impeccable nation globally. This involves terrorism, financial success, freedom of speech, freedom of choice, it involves every aspect of our lives as well as our ability to be able to choose which profession we desire to be in.
5. If another candidate with similar views as yours were to arise, would you consider dropping out of the race?
The answer is No initially. Honestly I would have to research the candidate and their experience, their intentions, their financial background and then speak with them. If I were to believe and feel that this person was a better candidate than myself then the answer would be yes.