Candidate Profile
James Buchal

Republican , Oregon

Biography

Name
James Buchal
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
National Right to Life Committee

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Agree

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

Agree

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.

Agree

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

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.

Disagree

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

Sin.

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

Restoring Constitutional limitations on the federal government and pruning away unconstitutional agencies. We have a cancer of government that is killing us. Restoring accountability by applying the law to the rich and powerful, particularly criminal Wall Street enterprises that bring the free market system into disrepute. Simplifying federal regulations which are destroying small business and advantaging multinational corporations, the rich and crony capitalists.

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

Rape, incest, life of mother, early on before "quickening"

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, voters (or at least a supermajority of them to change the Constitution), the Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court; the rest are not sources of "authority" of the same type and they cannot logically be ranked in the same fashion.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Aspiring Christian.


Background

Education
  • Harvard College, Cambridge, A.B., 1981
  • Yale Law School, New Haven, J.D., 1985
  • Yale School of Business, New Haven, M.B.A., 1985
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Oregon Attorney General, Sought 2012
 

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