Candidate Profile
Matthew W. Whittington

Libertarian , Texas

Biography

Name
Matthew W. Whittington
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Senator, Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

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

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.

Disagree

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

Agree

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

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Neutral

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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.

Disagree

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

Agree

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.

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

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.

Strongly 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 Voters Constitution congress/supreme court (voters are #2 in a declaration of independence point of view, not a democracy view)

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am personally a pro-life, family oriented Christian that believes that all charity and values devolve to the individual. By devolving to the individual I do not mean that good works will earn anything. I mean that handing our morality and charity to the government is not moral or charitable. Even if the works are good. If we hand our values to politicians to make decisions for us, we deserve what we get. The government has no business being involved with marriage. The government is secular. If you give it the power to define marriage as one man and one woman, it also has the power to define it as anything else it wishes to. You can't have it both ways. My marriage is between myself, my Wife and my God. Your marriage is none of my business. The insertion of government into marriage has done more damage to the institution of marriage and family than gay marriage ever could. Stop looking to a bunch of politicians to do the right thing.


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Offices
  • Texas House district 136, Sought 2012
 

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