Candidate Profile
Joel Balam

Libertarian , Kansas


Joel Balam
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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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

The family

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

(Did not answer)

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.

God, the People (Voters), the Constitution, Congress, the Supreme Court.

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

God the Creator endowed the people with certain unalienable rights, including the right to Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happines. Our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution to protect the rights of the people, to preserve liberty, and to limit the powers of government in order to prevent tyranny.

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

Education: Bachelor's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, Master's degree from Baker University, Clinical Pastoral Education Certification (CPE), Medical Translator Certification, Vocational/Profession: College professor, Spanish language editor, U.S.Court translator, Chaplain to Veterans. Civic Leadership: People to People International,Kansas City Chapter, former board member, American G.I Forum, Kansas, current Chaplain Home Front Americans, (pac) former chairman, Sociedad Hidalgo Inc., former president. Church Leadership: Licensed Minister, Disciples of Christ Church, Member of the Licensed Ministry Commission, Greater Kansas City Region. Political position sought: U.S. House of Representatives, Third District of Kansas, 2012.

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

No answer.

17. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements you have received from groups or individuals.

No answer.


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