Candidate Profile
Andrew "Andy" Ostrowski

Democrat , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Andrew "Andy" Ostrowski
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Reported by Candidate

1
DA-PAC Stonewall Democrats Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network Citizens Action Network UAW PA AFL-CIO

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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.

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.

Agree

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

The founders recognized the tendency of man to consolidate power progesssively in the form of monarchies, which tended to becme tyrannical in stages over time. It is natural and proper given the history of the times to conclude these things, though I belive that there are moral and principled leaders who are capable of rising above the limitations recognized by the founders. the system established by the founders provides a sound check on these tendencies.

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

1. We must return the courts to the people. This issue is not one widely discussed among candidates for legislative positions, but it is the biggest issue of our times in terms of the incremental loss of individual liberties we are experiencing. The courts no longer belong to the people, but are controlled by lawyers and bar associations, and are no longer the center of self-government they have been in our history. My campaign materials adress these issues extensivley. 2. We must check the abuses of the banking industry and the influence and control of big corporate interests in our system. As set forth in my campaign materials, the modern corporate form is a creation of lawyers and courts, and is far beyong what our founders envisioned for this form of business - indeed, it is not true free enterprise, which is the true engine of American excpetionalism. 3. We must find ways to return ands maintain the Article IV republican form of government, which I will do.

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

I am personally opposed to abortion, and would very much like to live in a world where it is simply not a viable option. As a political conservative, however, who believes in a very limited government according to constitutional principles, and separate spheres of political and religious/moral influence, I do not believe that the regulation of these choices is a proper matter for our government. I fully support the right to oppose the practice of abortion, and support every and all efforts, short of violence and psychological intimidation, to protest, pray, and speak out in any and every way to end the practice, but it is simply not something that our government should be involved in. I believe ultimately, however, that it is a matter between a woman, her family, her doctor, her counselor, and her God. The role of our government is to promote life-affirming policies, to promote the general welfare, and the general welfare is in having a fair, just, and moral world.

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, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court, the rest.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a christian man, who emulates the life of Jesus whebn he was here on earth. I have a strong moral underpinning and want to create a more moral and just world, and am not someone who can just take a position in a yes or no fashion on a form questionnaire in order to secure the political support of a block of voters for an election. I am not beholden to any interest, except the shared interest in peace, justice, liberty, and prosperity for all.


Background

Education
  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA, BA, 1988
  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA, JD, 1992
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network, Founder
Offices
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