Candidate Profile
Taylor Watkins

Libertarian , Arkansas

Biography

Name
Taylor Watkins
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Rep., Dist. 80
Incumbent
No
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Questionnaire

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree

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.

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

That sinful nature which all of us have inherited from our first parents, Adam and Eve. It is a depraved nature that is rebellious to our Creator and manifests itself into all sorts of destructive behaviors.

17. 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

18. 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, Voters, Industry, Congress, Supreme Court And question 17 is not true, the Founders did not set up a pure democracy, they set up a Constitutional Republic.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

By God's grace alone, I am a Christian and hold to biblical reformed theology. My beliefs are summarized and explained more in-depth in my Church's confessions of faith; The Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession of Faith, and the Canons of Dordt. A small conclusion would be that the God of creation is the triune God: Father, Son, and Spirit, and all 3 are glorifying their name by the saving of sinners from the condemnation owed to them through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ our Lord.


Background

Education
  • University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, Ar, 2009
  • Huntsville High school, Huntsville, Ar, 2008
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Grace Reformed Church of NWA, Member
  • Libertarian Party of Arkansas, Member
Offices
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