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Robert Shapiro

Other , New Jersey


Robert Shapiro
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.


2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.


3. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


4. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


5. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.


6. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


7. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.


9. U.S. disarmament entailed in President Obama’s defense budget cuts will endanger our national security.


10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?


12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

If the mother's life is in danger/

13. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

G-d, Voters,Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court, Academia, Media

14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Concentrated power in one individual or institution leads to corruption (see Montesquieu and Aristotle: "Absolute power leads to absolute corruption.")

15. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

J.D., Stanford Law School Ph.D. (History) Harvard University M.A. (History) Harvard University Member, Veteran Guard 3rd Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Pennsylvania Attorney-at-Law licensed to practice in NY, NJ, PA, and CA Educator, Taught at Harvard, Tufts, the University of Hartford and F.A.U. Political Positions Sought: Representative, Third Congressional District (NJ), Sheriff of Camden County (NJ)

16. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

St. George's Society of New York Sierra Club of New Jersey Green Zionist Alliance Religious Zionists of America Congregation Sons of Israel (Cherry Hill, NJ)

17. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements (groups or individuals) of your current candidacy.



  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, J.D., 1989
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D., 1984
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