Candidate Profile
Daniel K Souza

Libertarian , Oregon


Daniel K Souza
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal


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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 are the key to national prosperity.


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.


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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

Strongly Disagree

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


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


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

The Constitution was written to limit the government. It set rules for the government to follow in order to NOT become a tyrannical government like Britain under the King at the time of American colonization. Granted, times are different now, but the government is not. We've lost our way. Currently the government can tell you who you can marry, fall in love with, and sleep with. They can tell you what to eat, drink, inhale, where to walk, talk, what to say, what not to say. This is tyranny.

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

-Bring the troops home. Now. End the wars. This will save our country money and make our country much more secure than it is now. We're spread way too thin all across the globe, if we concentrate on our own country, we will be much safer as a result. -Remove the government from our personal lives and decisions. The federal government should not be concerned with any of your personal decisions so long as we don't harm anyone else. This is important to me because we are all born with the God-given right to govern ourselves. Our rights don't come from the government, they come from existence. -Overall reduction of government. Instead of imposing hundreds, if not thousands of new laws on the people, let's try repealing some laws. Let individuals govern their own lives.

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

I'm personally against abortion. But, it is not the government's concern whether you have an abortion or not. This is an issue that should remain confidential between the doctor and the patient. If you don't like abortion, don't get one, and the government shouldn't force you to pay for someone anyone else's.

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, the Voters, the Constitution, Congress, the Supreme Court, Academia, Industry, the Media, Pro Sports.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a God, but not in the church. I believe in the Golden Rule, which is simple: Treat others as you want to be treated. I also believe in the Non-aggression principle: the initiation or threatening of violence against a person or legitimately owned property of another. Specifically, any unsolicited actions of others that physically affect an individual’s property or person, no matter if the result of those actions is damaging, beneficial, or neutral to the owner, are considered violent or aggressive when they are against the owner's free will and interfere with his right to self-determination and the principle of self-ownership.


  • Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale, AZ, diploma, 2003
Work & Military
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  • Relay for Life 2003, Participant
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