Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria
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|Abortion - I'm personally opposed to abortion because it violates the 2nd
biblical commandment; However, God sets before us good and evil and tells us
to choose. He doesn't force good choices but prefers that we'd choose them.|
Affirmative Action - In favor of
Campaign Finance Reform - Agree with McCain-Feingold bill allowing $12,000
donations per election for senate candidates, thus making a more even
playing field for nonwealthy candidates. On the other hand, wealthy
candidates should have limits as to how much of their personal funds they
can contribute to their own campaign so as not to "buy" an election.
Death Penalty - Support capital punishment when offender proven guilty. The
scriptures say "whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made He man (Gen. 9:6)" The state's executioner is
not a murderer as referred to in the ten commandments but a law enforcer.
Education - To seek a federal law that requires public funding of undergraduate higher education; retroactive clemency law that stops accruing interest on student college loans when borrower is under forbearance or unemployment deferment and that totally discharges bankrupt borrower's student loans; statewide law that requires school district uniformity of salaries/health benefits for equally qualified regular/alternative school staff and that requires full retention of previous service credit when transferring between districts.
Environment - Exhaust pollution: Greater protective measures and law enforcement crackdown needed to prevent frequently observed black smoke pollution coming from diesel trucks on interstate highways. Secondary tobacco smoke inhalation: For greater health precautions, nonsmoking laws need expanding to include on-duty toll booth collectors, self-serve gas station/mini-mart clerks, and on-break employees at main entrance of public businesses.
Free Trade / NAFTA - We are interdependent international nations, but more
modifications are needed to protect homeland employment and newer
industries. Perhaps tariffs need to be imposed on imports to even the
playing field thus helping our national budget to return to black ink.
Gay Marriage / Civil Unions - Morally opposed to gay marriages since the
scriptures oppose same sex acts. (Heterosexual sex acts between the
unmarried are equally immoral in God's sight). However, I would not oppose
human rights benefits for employed homsexual civil unions though they're
morally incorrect unions, but it does open the window to require equal human
rights benefits for common law heterosexual unions for parity. But as
foresaid, God gives free will and hopes we choose good.
Gun Control - In favor of gun control on the streets. However, after so
many recent cases of innocent female victims killed in their homes after
taking out restraining orders against previous offenders, I feel such
stalking victims should be given training classes to own a hand gun for
protection from potential break-in by their crazed stalkers.
Illegal Drugs - Increased law enforcement efforts needed that will result in capture and punishment of producers and suppliers of illegal drugs. More public funding is needed for rehab treatment/job training of addicts. Also in the public school systems, mandatory drug screening and ultimate treatment is needed for delinquent students having chronic patterns of severe verbal and/or physical aggression toward staff and/or fellow students.
Iraq War and Reconstruction - I initially opposed war and wrote the president
trying to dissuade him from striking unless America was struck first. Since
it happened, however, the U.S. more or less is obligated to reconstruct to
avoid risk of looking like a mad destroyer who doesn't repair. The
ingratitude of those who are yet killing peacekeeping soldiers makes one
wish war had never happened, however. Apology needs to be made to U.N. by
president for not listening to them at first so that more nations will send
in forces to help keep peace and rebuild.
Medicare and Medicade - Believe the government should fund 100% without co-pays of constituents necessary.
National Security - Commend the introduction of the airports' nationwide TSA security system since infamous 9/11 incident and do encourage increased funding for TSA to be able to hire even more workers rather than recently reported cutbacks. Did observe and appreciate improved search procedures when taking a recent flight.
O'Hare Expansion - Opposed to it since the south suburban area has a
sagging economy and the northwest side where O'hare is located is already
"bloated" financially. I support a full scale south area airport project
like expansion of Gary/Chicago Regional Airport as long as Illinois gets
equal share of proceeds. Would welcome Peotone location if it wasn't such a
thorn to the constituents of agricultural persuasion, but I hate to see that
many farmers in Peotone upset about it, but somewhere in the south suburbs
an airport is definitely needed posthaste.
Rockford Airport - Would only support expansion if it doesn't hinder funding
a south suburban project as well.
School Choice / Vouchers - Prefer equal funding percentages statewide for all
schools based on number of students in each statewide school's population so
that parents wouldn't have to search out so called 'better' schools away
from their neighborhood. Until formula is changed for equal shares, parents
will continue to seek out better schools.
Social Security - Praise Clinton for establishing policy allowing the
working public beyond 65 to continue working full time while drawing Social
Security pensions to help keep the treasury intact. Incentive bonuses should
be offered by more employers to encourage more healthy aged workers to stay
onboard while they're drawing benefits, thus continuing to benefit our
overall treasury for social security.
Taxes - Was opposed to the tax cut imposed by Bush because eventually the
less fortunate will go lacking due to dwindling treasuries in place for
school aid, DCFS, unemployment insurance, health care, geriatric care, etc.
Term Limits - I believe we should have two term limits for congress with a
term break in between before re-running and supreme court judges should not
be appointed by president for a life term. A term limit for such judges
should be introduced, perhaps six years like senators, to prevent biased
individuals from holding up social progress for numerous years(late Thurmond
comes to mind). On the other hand, presidents like Clinton and late FDR who
benefited the economy should have the right to run again after perhaps a
term separation of 4 or more years.
Tort Reform - From personal injuries to libel or slander, more
accountability and stronger consequences needed for perpetrators.
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