Candidate Profile
Ben Gross

Republican , Pennsylvania


Ben Gross
State Rep., Dist. 45

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Life PAC - Pennsylvania

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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.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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


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


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

Strongly Agree

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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. 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.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Agree

13. 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.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


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


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

The nature of man dominating and oppressing other men through the coercive instruments of government.

17. 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

18. 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.

I'd put the people ahead of everything. Self-government means the right to choose one's own religion and system of governance, which, implicit in the Dec of Ind., gives the right to abolish government that interferes with life, liberty & property.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Golden Rule, or what libertarians call the non-aggression principle, which teaches us to see the grace and human dignity among each of our fellow man. I value each and every life, including those not yet born, which is the core value on which societies and communities are formed.


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL, JD, 98
  • Penn State University, University Park, PA, BA, 91
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • PA Tenth Amendment Center, Legal Director
  • Rosslyn Farms Republican Committee, Chair
  • Pittsburgh 912 Project, Advisor
  • St. Paul's Episcopal, parishioner
  • Lansdale borough council, Held 2006-2009

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