Orion Daley is the founder and the 2008 Presidential candidate of the Balanced Party. Mr. Daley answered these questions for The Conservative President 2008 and requested that they be in this order.
4. In your opinion, what is one of the biggest issues facing America?
What I see offered as candidates seems to be like milk toast and weeds in what this country needs for its strategic future. Consider what was achieved by what we are now offered as leadership just yesterday ( 20060919 ) at the UN. Two presidents were condemning each other. This likes wise hosed New York for 3 days; but thats a minor issue. Consider instead if we and Iran could have brokered a settlement for friendship. Imagine how this could put out the fires that burn the unfortunate now. Imagine what it could do for world benefit. I have no issue taking this as well to debate upon further inquiry. But for the immediate, consider the mid east and Iraq solutions stewarded by compelling leadership that are documented at http://unity2008.org/ .
2. What to you is the biggest problem with the Republican and Democrats?
Recalling election 2004, both demonstrated some polarization strategy by using the term 'Values'. Why not instead create principles for guide lines, which a variance in values can align with; then create a common ground to maintain our constitution; and then simply get rid of the red and blue nonsense. If nothing else, the positions on the issues authored at http://unity208.org/ can compel others for their solutions, and in doing so place a high bar on what this country gets as candidates.
3. Do you consider yourself a social and fiscal conservative?
These terms described some form of illusions for me. We are all basically both liberal and conservative. In terms of your question, how about liberal in the area of consideration of needs, but yet conservative about spending the people's money ? More importantly right now we have to really focus on shoring up our economy and stabilize it. This is so America can have the opportunity for better living standards. Regardless of elsewhere, it deserves this which also sets an example for elsewhere. To shore up our economy, we have to invest in America. Balanced trade and the Investment Based Economy address this at http://unity2008.org/ .
5. If another candidate with similar views as yours were to arise, would you consider dropping out of the race?
I hope that other ones can craft principles such as the 5 at http://unity2008.org/ . They are 1- Transparent and Accountable Government; 2- The Dignity of Human Rights; 3- Balanced Trade; 4- Economic Solvency; and 5 - Inspire Unity, peace and dignity for all the world. If another candidate can craft such principles and stand behind them, then there is more of a chance that they can be realized for us.
1. Why are you running for President?
In volunteering, the assumption was that any political party first had to be created by an individual before gravity can be afforded for its universe. The principles are its foundation. The likely hood of actually running for president I am willing to embrace, but is not assumed. What the value on of the web offers the Balanced Party, and others is a position on issues. There s a lot of detail at http:unity2008.org that can further provide dimension in answering your question as well as your other ones. One section is referred to as the 'Promise'. This is my 'State of the Union Speech' authored in 2004. Its view over all is that :
"The health, safety and welfare of the people represents the state in the soundness of this nation. It is in the combination of these factors where uniquely distinguishable, but are inseparable, that provides purpose of the Government and nothing further, nor less. It is in the standards of measure for this soundness, that the state of its people, and thus the Union is served."