THE OREGONIAN CANDIDATE
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Name: Dr. Thomas Lee Abshier
Age (also include
birth date): Age: 52, DOB:
US Naval Nuclear Power
Physician, ND, National
College of Naturopathic
Committee, Naturopathic Association
Spouse/name: Dr. Margo Diann
Number of children
Favorite way to
unwind: Walking, writing,
reading, travel, camping, home and computer repairs
What slogan would you
write for Oregon?
A New ERA:
Prosperity through Energy, Righteousness, & Accountability
(Please answer each
question in no more than 50 words; longer responses will be
Bush's tax cuts be made permanent? Why or why
- Yes. Taxes
concentrate resources for large group purchases.
- Our society now
supports many who cannot or do-not work. Maintaining this support
requires increased national & worldwide productivity.
- Solution: Massively
export solar energy technology (jobs at home) to the developing world
& raise everyone’s standard of living (increased
What, if anything,
should be done to bring back the thousands of manufacturing jobs
Oregon has lost since the
- Reduce excessive
regulatory & tax burden.
- R&D &
deployment of Solar (renewable) technologies for energy generation. Begin establishing a
Solar-Hydrogen economy at the most rapid pace possible for
Oregon’s high tech-silicon
infrastructure, promote Oregon as a center of
manufacturing for this new technology.
Would you push the
Bush administration to make any changes in how it has handled the postwar
situation in Iraq? Why or why
- America should use its
influence as the liberator of
Iraq to insure the free
practice of religion without persecution.
- As a nation, we will
always be in danger living in a world with a people dedicated to our
hearts is the only permanent solution.
How well do you think
the No Child Left Behind education law has worked for
Oregon? Would you try to
change it? How?
- Feedback and
performance marker monitoring is good to monitor educational
- We should also study
teachers, examine their methods, determine why they are effective, and
then duplicate their excellence by modeling.
- Discipline and
teaching of Christian moral standards should be returned to the
With health care costs
now 15 percent of the economy, and fewer people having health insurance,
what would you do to control rising costs while trying to reduce the
number of Oregonians without insurance?
- Establish a national
anonymous feedback system to track the efficacy of various therapeutic
interventions (both Alternative & Conventional) Vs. cost.
- The drug paradigm of
medicine is unbalanced.
Medicine should also include an emphasis on preventive medicine
and nourishing strategies to body prevent genetic weakness and lifestyle
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