Candidate Profile
Johnny Partain

Libertarian , Texas


Johnny Partain
U.S. Rep., Dist.15

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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.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.


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


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


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


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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.


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.


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

The three most important legislative issues of most concern are government accountability to the rule of law, federal court efforts to interpret the law, and the economy. The rule of law protects all interests equally. Unfortunately, there have been exception of immunity to government actors placing some people above the law and beyond reproach by the population. This immunity was first created by the US Supreme Court which views citizens as subjects of an imperial government instead of as the source of government authority. This elite perspective has evolved into the government modifying social behavior and controlling every aspect of its citizen's lives, through the direction of special interests. Special interests have further abused our monetary system, our economy, which will soon fail through bursting cash bubbles, corporate tax avoidance, and ever increasing political spending.

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

Abortion is not an issue that affects social stability and is outside the domain of federal government function, being based on a persons beliefs, ethics, and morality. Since government is not ethical or moral, it should not use authority borrowed from all citizens to control the behavior of those who do not agree with other people's beliefs. Hence government should not take a side on Sharia law, marriage, social equity, or abortion although government may recognize their existence.

16. 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, Voters

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

No answer.


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