Candidate Profile
Joel Gardner

Libertarian , Texas

Biography

Name
Joel Gardner
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
East Texans for Freedom

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Neutral

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

Strongly Agree

16. 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.

Disagree

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, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

A Christian that believes in significantly smaller government. I don't believe the government has any authority over the church, and that includes telling the church who can and can't be married. I respect all religions, and I don't believe the Judeo-Christian values have anything to do with the logic of the founding of our country. It was all about freedom and liberty. That has no religion.


Background

Education
  • Chapel Hill High School, Tyler, Tx, graduated, 1987
  • Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Tx, None, 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Open Carry Texas, County Coordinator
  • Libertarian Party, Member
  • Texas Nationalist Movement, Member
  • Voice of Texas Coalition, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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