Candidate Profile
William Waymire Jr.

Democrat, Louisiana

Biography

Name
William Waymire Jr.
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Endorsements

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Questionnaire

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 are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

The Founding Fathers employed a combination of religious, political, social and economic theories and practices for a free society of citizens to govern themselves without interference from foreign/outside influences. They determined that citizens knew best how to implement government with a free market system of capitalism, which enabled them to retain their personal freedom and liberties. Our democratic republic enables every citizen to make their own station in life.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

a. Paying off the $17.5 trillion national debt. We must reduce government spending and increase our agricultural and industrial base in order to return to a self-sufficient status without owing a dime to China and Russia. b. Rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces to Reagan Era limits. If we do not refit and increase our military strength, then we will be unable to protect ourselves in future conflicts. The potential number of enemies has been increasing instead of decreasing since the collaspe of the Soviet Union. However, we have continually reduced the overall strength of our military forces. We must end "sequestration" immediately. c. Return to basics of education and expand our manufacturing and industrial in order to increase the number of job opportunities for a majority of American citizens.

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

Yes, as Rep. Paul Ryan stated during the 2012 Vice-Presidential Debate, abortion should be legal, safe, and rare. Abortion should be between a woman and her conscience, in conversation with her pastor/priest and doctor, and the facility that allows the procedure. The woman must bear the cost of the procedure either on an individual basis or through her health care insurance. The Federal Government should never compensate anyone for an abortion. An abortion is an individual procedure, and it should not be a recurrent event.

18. 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.

a. GOD - The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit b. Citizens/Voters c. Consitution/Congress d. Industry e. Supreme Court f. Professional Sports g. Media h. Academia - the stuffed shirts at liberal universities NOT teachers at our local schools

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Roman Catholic. I believe the United States of America was founded upon Judeo-Christian beliefs and the freedom to worship the Lord Our God according to our own precepts.

Background

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, B.A, 1980
  • New Mexico Military Inst., Roswell, NM, A.A., 1978
  • Catholic High School, Baton Rouge, LA, Diploma, 1976

Work & Military

  • U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Service Rep., 6.5
  • Paralyzed Vets of America, Veterans Service Officer, 3.5
  • U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant, 2 yr 3 mo
  • U.S. Army Reserve, 2nd Lt. - Capt, 6 yr 11 mo

Affiliations

  • USMCR Toys for Tots, Contributor
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief, Contributor
  • US Air Force Association, Member and Contributor
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Contributor
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • USMC Heritage Foundation, Member and Contributor
  • US Army Historical Society, Member and Contributor
  • US Naval Institute, Member and Contributor

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