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Kaper-Dale for NJ Governor 2017

Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park has tossed his cap into the 2017 NJ gubernatorial race as a Green Party candidate.

Section 8 Housing

Kaper-Dale believes that vouchered housing should be available in every NJ municipality.

Deportations

Kaper-Dale advocates a process be installed that provides a hearing before any parent is deported.

It is unclear whether this is a matter of state or federal jurisdiction

Driver’s Licenses for Aliens

Kaper-Dale advocates issuance of NJ driver’s licenses for all adults, loosening the requirement to prove citizenship at the DMV.

Gender Assignment Surgery

Kaper-Dale believes that gender assignment surgery should be covered by all health insurance plans.

PARCC testing not used for teacher evaluations

Kaper-Dale is opposed to the use of PARCC results in teacher evaluations.

Moratorium on Charter Schools

Kaper-Dale is opposed to the establishment on any more charter schools.

Gun Control

Kaper-Dale advocates a test for all gun laws to determine whether it “unfairly targets communities of color.” After that, he advocates passage of every gun control measure Christie vetoed.

Taxes

Kaper-Dale describes “a fresh look at taxes,” without advocating an increase, decrease, or the status quo.

Minimum Wage Increase

Kaper-Dale advocates an increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour.

Minimum Wage Employment for Prisoners

Kaper-Dale advocates pay for inmates at the state minimum wage of $8.38 per hour instead of the $1.30 – $10.00 per day that currently obtains.

Minimum wage for inmates would be fine, if the state were not paying for all of an inmates living expenses save medical visit copays at $5.00 per visit and drug copays at $1.00 per prescription.  In 2016, there are 20,000 inmates in state prisons.  If half of them worked 40 hours a week, the payroll would be $167 million.

Is Kaper-Dale serious?

Methinks that Kaper-Dale is using a gubernatorial bid to extend his voice beyond the pulpit.  His messages come from the heart, but they haven’t made it through the filters of logic.  He lifted his campaign rhetoric from Matthew 20:16.

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

Kaper-Dale may have been called to the governor’s race, but it’s unlikely he will be chosen.

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