James D “JD” Criveau describes himself only as “a common ordinary middle class citizen”, offering no information on his educational background or employment history. As a result, his qualifications to be President are unknown, though he himself counts the fact that he is not a career politician as a positive factor in that otherwise murky equation.
Running under the banner of the “Constitutionist” party, Criveau's political focus is strong on adherence to the Constitution and the according structuring of the federal government. He is fond of speaking of and quoting the founding fathers and other American historical figures, who generally held an unflattering view of that institution. Consequently, he supports drastically reducing the federal government's size, minimizing its interference in the lives of private citizens, and empowering state governments. He also calls for a reworking of the tax code to ensure that everyone, with emphasis on citizens and non-citizens alike, pays their fair share.
Criveau has a guarded approach to US foreign policy, declaring that other nations have the right to exist just as does our own, and that it is entirely the business of the people of those nations to decide whether and when to change their government – not ours.
While he has high esteem for religion and credits Christianity with being the founding faith of the United States, Criveau supports traditional separation of church and state. He insists that no religious institution ever have power over elected officials in the United States – on the understanding that no elected officials, similarly, shall have power in or over established churches.
Criveau's goals to limit the size of the federal government and reform the existing tax code will be music to the ears of many conservatives, while his cautious attitude on foreign policy and strict adherence to separation of church and state may not be so pleasing to the same audience. Nevertheless, he is generally a right-wing candidate, with most of his support to be found on that side of the political spectrum.