Candidate Profile
Bob Henry Baber

Other , West Virginia


Bob Henry Baber
U.S. Senator

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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.


2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.


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


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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.


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 Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Fear of religious oppression and governmental over-reach.

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

Fiscal responsibility. Across the board cuts, including to the military. Nation building has failed. Brings the troops home and rebuilt our nation. Raising the minimum wage so workers will be rewarded for their labor and have more to spend. Protect the environment as God gave it to us and so our children can enjoy it.

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

I believe both sides should promote abstinence, sex education, and adoption in order to reduce abortions. Rape victims should not be forced to give birth.

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.

Constitution, Congress, and the Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and believe in the golden rule.


  • Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, PhD, 1983
  • Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Oh, BA, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • World Vision, Volunteer
  • Poplar Forest Arts, Chair, Board of Directors
  • WV Highlands Conservancy, Board Member
  • Mayor, Held 2004-7
  • US Senate, Sought 2012

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