Candidate Profile
James Foster

Libertarian , Oregon

Biography

Name
James Foster
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
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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.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

Neutral

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

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.

Neutral

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

Concern for accumulation of power.

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

1. Congressional action that extends beyond the 18 enumerated powers; 2. Federal spending; and 3. Federal intrusion into state/local/individual issues.

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

I believe that this contentious issue would be less divisive if it were left to the states.

17. 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

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

See http://www.adventist.org/beliefs/.


Background

Education
  • Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN, MBA, 2015
  • North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, MS, 2006
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, JD, 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Hillsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, Head Elder
  • Walla Walla University, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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