Candidate Profile
Ben Koyl

Libertarian , Illinois

Biography

Name
Ben Koyl
Party
Libertarian
Race
Attorney General
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree

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

No Answer

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

Neutral

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

Agree

8. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

9. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

No Answer

10. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

Agree

12. Patients should be permitted and licensed to smoke marijuana for medical purposes without police interference, and authorized persons should be permitted to possess marijuana and operate a motor vehicle after consumption.

Disagree

13. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

14. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Disagree

15. School districts should be required to teach sex education in grades 6-12 using only "comprehensive sex ed" resources, which may include undefined “age-appropriate” information on sexuality, including contraception, homosexuality, bisexuality, and Gender Identity Disorder.

Disagree

16. Efforts to expand gambling with new casinos and additional slot machines do not pose a threat to families and businesses.

Disagree

17. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Neutral

18. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Neutral

19. Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

Disagree

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

In cases of incest or rape a woman should have easy access to the "morning after pill." I support the protection of abortions in cases where the life or health of mother is endangered

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe that we will be made accountable for our decisions good or bad after we perish. I believe that religion should have no place in government and government should have no place in religion. I believe that under our Creator all men and women are created equal and entitled to inalienable rights.


Background

Education
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, J.D., 2007
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, B.A., 2002
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Volunteer Bankruptcy Panel
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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