Questionnaire Responses

Jed Profeta

We reached out to just about every candidate that we ranked with a questionnaire specific to the office they are running for. Here are the answers Mr. Profeta provided.

Mr. Profeta is a Libertarian. He's running to be Nevada's next Controller.


Tell us about your background. What are your qualifications for this position?

Having drawn upon a combination of life experience from government service in the U.S. Army as well as the private sector in a variety of occupations from Manual Laborer to Musician, to Commission Salesman, gives me a well rounded understanding of society, the workforce and the needs of my fellow Nevadans and the American People. If elected, I will employ the best economic, scientific, philosophical and political minds, those having the utmost integrity and accountability as public servants who will work in the best interest of the Citizens of the State of Nevada. My Mission will be to ensure that economic policy and expenditures are made to insure the economic integrity and viability of the State of Nevada and improve the quality of life and increase the standard of living for every Nevadan.

Do you agree or disagree with the measures taken by state officials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? What do you think should have been done or done differently?

I disagree with the measures. I do believe that the fear and panic that ensued after the reports coming out of Wuhan China, caught state and federal officials off guard and caused them to overreact. I can understand the initial fear, but as the data came in and showed that the numbers were relatively low with the elderly and those with underlying conditions being the most at risk, once that data became available things should have returned to normal quickly, and in short order so as to prevent any further damage to the economy and deterioration of the fabric of society. The closure of schools, churches and businesses on such a large scale for such a long period, resulted in far reaching consequences having long term effects on the economy, quality of life, health and well being of so many Nevadans. I believe that once the data was confirmed, that an adequate measure of caution should have been recommended (not imposed), with a combination of vaccinations and multiple proven remedies encouraged at the State level, with a focus on those at risk “and that’s it!” I do not believe that any mandates be issued that would relinquish our civil liberties to include our right to assemble, and worship, which is exactly what the lockdowns did! One could not assemble in church, in school, in large groups or at businesses. Only those businesses “granted the privilege and deemed worthy” of being an essential business were allowed to remain open, while others were severely restricted or closed down. These extreme measures go against every aspect of a free society and when written into law can quickly erode the foundations of freedom and lead us down the road of exploitation, subversion, oppression and despotism.

Many voters are unhappy with our public school system. What policies or actions would you prescribe to repair or replace the existing system? Do you support “school choice” policies such as educational savings accounts? Why or why not?

I believe a quality education to be one that prepares students for the real world. I believe school choice a viable option so long as those options prepare students for real life scenarios. Parents should have a voice in the policies and curriculum of their children’s education, and the educational standards should be debated and acted upon at the state and local level. Education should not be dictated by any one size fits all Federal legislation. Schools should have an open door policy whereby parents can sit in and observe and critique the class in a calm objective manner, in order to get an understanding of what their children are being taught in real time. Only through keeping high educational standards and having students master the basics of reading, writing, arithmetic, computer science and Family Consumer Science or (FCS), the modern expansion of Home Economics or (Home – Ec) and through quality testing based on merit and knowledge of the subject material alone, should be the standard prerequisite to High School graduation. Only by stringent study and repetition, competition, interaction and debate, while building confidence and self worth to meet adversity and challenges, will students be prepared for life in the real world.

Please briefly describe your political philosophy. What are your guiding principles?

A good level of healthy contention and heated debate in the form of protests, free press, discussion groups and town hall and church meetings with people exercising their First Amendment right of Free Speech and Assembly, delving deep into the issues of the day are hallmark qualities of a healthy and robust Constitutional Republic. I believe in working in accordance with natural laws or that which works for the growth and evolution human beings with the best possible outcome, with the result of achieving the maximum human potential achievable in one’s lifetime. Creating an environment where this natural growth and evolution or “Freedom” can take place without oppressive and stifling restrictions, regulations and modes of thinking that impede creativity, personal growth, prosperity and human progress.

Many voters are concerned about inflation and its impact. What could be done at the state or national level to address the root causes of inflation or mitigate its impact on the public?

Economic sovereignty is coessential to individual sovereignty and a free and prosperous Nation. A Nation burdened by excessive debt, is excessively regulated, excessively taxed, that has to borrow money to stay afloat, has to rely on foreign labor and foreign goods, produces nothing of its own and is unable to pay the interest on that debt, is a nation that is unsustainable and headed towards unchecked inflation and then collapse! I intend to reverse this trend starting here in Nevada, then the entire United States. Money that is made in Nevada, need to stay in Nevada so “We The People”’ can get paid in Nevada, period! I will support legislation for an aggressive mining, exploration and colonization campaign that will aid to restore the US dollar to a currency backed by hard assets. It will consist of mining precious metal ore and minerals in the Silver State, around the world and within the Asteroid Belt in our Galaxy in outer space. The prospect of having a Commercial Space-Port and Cargo and Exploration Rockets outfitted with the best technology to explore and to mine resourceful and valuable precious metals, mineral ore and acquire scientific data for the purpose of bringing new business and assets to Nevada and the United States, is an exciting and noble venture worthy of praise, that will ‘fill the coffers” of Nevada and bring new ventures and prosperity to our State and the entire Country. It’s been 50 years since the last moon landing and we now have the technology to do really amazing things. The human race needs access to new resources and room to grow! All we need is the will, the consensus of the American People and the support of forward thinking Space Visionaries and Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Robert Bigelow, among others, who see the future of the United States and the World as Pioneers in Space. It’s time for Earth to jump out of the nest and see if “She can Fly in the Sky of Space!” I believe bringing new resources, assets and wealth to Nevada and the United States will pay off our debt, stimulate new growth and stop inflation and all kinds of real and artificial monetary ills. Lack of resources, a failing economy, climate change and pandemics as real as they may be, I believe are all manageable and in the realm of finding political, scientific and technological solutions and adaptations for each. I do believe this will take a shift in consciousness, as a large percentage of the population has been oppressed into believing these “issues” or “boogeymen” somehow control them and that they need to be led by a small elite group of people who will save them from some catastrophic outcome, while at the same time being told that they will have to relinquish their freedom for security and accept that they will have to get by with less...Less freedom, less control, and less of everything as the “acceptable” new norm. I will do everything in my power to stop “overreach” and “power- grabs” from those forces not working in the best interest of Nevadan’s and the American People.

How does our state perform in combating waste and fraud? How could we improve? What do you see as the most important fiscal issues facing Nevada. How would you address them?

I will support legislation and cooperative efforts that combat fraud, waste and abuse and will use every avenue and effort to find political and technological solutions that provide the best possible outcome for the Citizens of Nevada. I will support legislation that will hold government contractor employees accountable in a competitive bid process by ensuring that they provide a high standard of quality goods and services, at a reasonable cost while they are on the public dole.

How does our state perform in combating waste and fraud? How could we improve? What do you see as the most important fiscal issues facing Nevada. How would you address them?

I will support legislation and cooperative efforts that combat fraud, waste and abuse and will use every avenue and effort to find political and technological solutions that provide the best possible outcome for the Citizens of Nevada. I will support legislation that will hold government contractor employees accountable in a competitive bid process by insuring that they provide a high standard of quality goods and services, at a reasonable cost while they are on the public dole using the taxpayer’s money. I will also make every effort to source goods and services locally, here in Nevada first and throughout the United States second and will hire American based businesses to ensure that money that is made in Nevada and the USA stays in Nevada and the USA. The most important fiscal issues facing Nevada are inflation driving up the costs of everything as well as fuel prices which are driven by inflation and other factors. It is multiple issues driving up the costs. Our excessive borrowing has weakened the dollar. The current administrations obsession with “The Green New Deal” which is weeding out our reliance on fossil fuel by cutting its production, hence our failure to drill our own oil and tap our reserves so as to be energy independent and then pushing us to use green energy production in the form of wind, electric and solar which does not meet consumer demand. The high cost of fuel is weeded into the cost of delivery of goods and services by shipping companies that rely on petroleum operated trucks, ships and aircraft. Couple that with real inflation caused by bloated irresponsible government spending and excessive borrowing to pad the economy during the Pandemic. Not to mention the lack of production and shrinking workforce during the Pandemic creating a shortage of goods and services, then you have a perfect storm for an economic collapse and infiltration from within by predatory “Special Interests” and despotic Anti-American Regimes. To combat these challenges we must become an independent self sufficient Nation once again and produce the majority of our essential goods and services here in the USA. This is the only way to guarantee our future security as we will not have to rely on other despotic nations for essential goods and services. In a time of war or any National Emergency if we are unable to produce or acquire essential goods to support the Nation, then we are powerless and vulnerable and open to attack from outside forces. I will do everything in my power to ensure that Nevada is a self sufficient State and has ample surplus and reserves of food and fuel in general, but especially in the case of a National Emergency. The biggest thing I feel as a State and as a Nation is that we need to care about one another as Nevadans, as Americans and as Global Brothers and Sisters and that together “We The People” can create freer, more beautiful and prosperous world to future generations.