Candidate Profile
Anthony Riedel

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Anthony Riedel
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. House, Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)
 

Other Information

NRA Grade: AQ

Questionnaire

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 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.

Agree

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

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

No Answer

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

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 Disagree

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?

Even good men and women can be seduced by power and privilege. The Founders understood this and set up a framework to keep absolute power out of one person or group of people. Each branch of government is supposed to jealously protect its own power.

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

1. Debt: We have 17.5 trillion reasons to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. Washington is going broke. 2. Spending: To get our spending under control. We must start with eliminating baseline budgeting and then work to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. 3.Civil liberties/executive overreach: Congress has complete abrogated its responsibility as the legislative and oversight branch. As a result, we are seeing the executive branch increase in power and encroaching on our civil liberties, including, for example, warrantless searches (and seizures) of American's personal data, property, and persons.

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

Only when it is a medically-necessary procedure to save the life of the mother.

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.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress/Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a non-denominational Christian. Jesus is Lord.


Background

Education
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Communications Studies, 2007
Work & Military
  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Legal Information Director, 5.5
Affiliations
  • Ron Paul 2008 PCC, Media staff assistant
  • JMU College Republicans
  • JMU Dukes for Life, Pro-life group
  • Sen. Mark Obenshain, Intern
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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