State of Oregon Archives: on War & Peace

Paul Romero: All practicing Muslims support JIHAD

Q: What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

A: All practicing Muslims support the five pillars of Islam. One of those pillars is JIHAD against the Infidel. Anyone not practicing Islam is considered an Infidel and should be put to death. Islam and Sharia is not complimentary [sic] to our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Rule of Law, therefore it should not be allowed in America. Islam's ambition and stated goal is to rule the world at any and all costs, ridding the Earth of the Infidel. If a country chooses to be of Islam and Sharia, then that is where they should stay. Otherwise they should be met with force for removal and returned to the Islamic nation of their choice. The Jihadists of Islam do not value life, they value jihad. Americans of Judeo Christian values do value life and we do not have to tolerate evil in any form. We can defend ourselves, our family, the weak, and our property. The Bible tells us so.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Oregon Senate race Nov 3, 2020

Jo Rae Perkins: Military force against nuclear proliferation and for Israel

Q: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?

A: Yes.

Source: Vote Smart Oregon Congressional 2018 NPAT Nov 1, 2018

Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies

I am fully against the Iran Nuclear Deal! Recently, Ron Wyden came out in support of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Senator Wyden's support of the Iran Nuclear Deal endangers not only the national security of the United States, but also our allies in the Middle East.
Source: 2016 Oregon Senate campaign website, Oct 9, 2015

Monica Wehby: Ensure that Iranian nukes don't threaten Israel

Monica also believes that the bond between the United States and Israel must remain rock solid. We must always stand by our strongest allies, especially in a region that is going through such turmoil. As the nuclear negotiations proceed with Iran we must be ever mindful that whatever deal is struck does not jeopardize the security of Israel.
Source: 2014 Ore. Senate campaign website, Mar 18, 2014

Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party

When the candidates were asked where their stance differs from their own party’s, Merkley mentioned having opposed the Iraq war from the very beginning. When Smith challenged that assertion, Merkley shot back. “You know about that speech, yet you choose to mislead the citizens of this state,” he said. “We are mired in war. We are mired in debt.”
Source: 2008 Oregon Senate Debate reported by AP on KATU Oct 9, 2008

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