Candidate Profile
Amanda C. Swafford

Libertarian , Georgia

Biography

Name
Amanda C. Swafford
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

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.

Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

No Answer

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

Disagree

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

No Answer

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

(1) The government's primary purpose is the preservation of our rights and we must look at each piece of legislation from that view. If the law does not aim to preserve rights, we must ask if it is the role of government to become involved. (2) The income tax is one of the greatest threats to our productivity, efficiency and our privacy. Congress and the IRS has used the income tax to manipulate our behavior. I support the Fair Tax but we must significantly reduce the power, size and scope of our federal government so we can fund operations without the need for a broad, penalizing tax system. (3) Our economy and free enterprise system has been manipulated by a powerful Federal government that uses programs like T.A.R.P., Cash for Clunkers or Frank-Dodd to pick winners and losers. We must get back to a true market system and remove the hand of the government from so much of our economy.

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

The Federal government should not be involved in medical decisions.

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.

No Answer

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

No Answer


Background

Education
  • Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, B.A., 1998
  • University of North Georgia Paralegal Certificate, Gainesville, GA, N/A, 2007
  • McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA, N/A, N/A
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Libertarian Party of Georgia, Vice-Chair
  • Hall County Relay for Life, Team Captain
  • Georgia for Fair Tax, Social Media Instructor
  • WomenSource of Hall County, Member
  • Gainesville Action Ministries, Volunteer
  • Friends of the Library (Hall County), Volunteer
  • Project Joy (Thanksgiving meals), Volunteer
  • Women in e-Discovery, Board Member
Offices
  • Flowery Branch City Council, Held 2010 - 2011
  • Sacramento County Central Committee, Held 2000 - 2002
  • Flowery Branch City Council, Sought 2011
 

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