Candidate Profile
Rob Lapham

Libertarian , Texas

Biography

Name
Rob Lapham
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

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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. 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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Agree

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

Disagree

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.

Strongly 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.

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.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

1. While I agree with Question 4 border security/immigration as written, I do not agree that our immigration laws are just. Immigration quotas should be phased out, concurrent with strong background checks under a visa program to weed out terrorists and criminals. Quotas underlie most of the immigration-related problems we face today. 2. Question 6 abortion. I think there are good faith views on both sides of the issue. I happen to be pro-choice, but I support your right to your pro-life position just as strongly. Government has no business being involved, nor is any involvement supported by constitutional authority. 3. Question 7 marriage. I hold that marriage is a private contract. No government should have the authority to define or license marriage. I do not question the sincerity of the authors of this questionnaire. However, I do have concern with those who would force their values and beliefs on others.

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

Yes, all circumstances. I support a woman's right to choose. I have concern with those who would force their values and beliefs on others.

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, Supreme Court, Congress, Voters. The rest do not apply.

17. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I know there is a Higher Power. I subscribe to the Golden Rule. I believe that so long as a person does not violate the rights of others, he or she should be left free and unrestrained.


Background

Education
  • Trinity College, Hartford, none, 65
Work & Military
  • US Army, E3, 1/2
Affiliations
  • Libertarian Party of Texas, former Executive Director
  • Libertarian Party of Texas, Exdecutive Committee, Senate District 18
  • The Libertarian Party, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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