Candidate Profile
Michael J Kalagias

Libertarian , Arkansas

Biography

Name
Michael J Kalagias
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Rep., Dist. 96
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

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.

Agree

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

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

No Answer

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

Neutral

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Neutral

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.

Agree

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Neutral

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Neutral

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

America's founders deliberately defined, limited, and separated the powers of government so that the government would always be subservient to the rights and power of the people. Unfortunately, the two centuries since have seen a steady unconstitutional erosion of individual rights and expansion of government power.

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.

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.

Constitution, Voters, Supreme Court, Congress.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a single Creator, God. He has created the value system inherent in all living beings, known instinctually through one's conscious as right and wrong. It can be summed up as Love thy Neighbor; and Do Unto Others as You want them to Do Unto You.


Background

Education
  • Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, BS, 1990
Work & Military
  • US Navy, Machinist Mate, 5
  • Public Schools, Teacher, 8
Affiliations
  • VFW, Life Member
  • NRA Civil Defense Fund, Contributor
  • Salvation Army, Contributor
  • Benton County Libertarian Party, Treasurer
  • Christian Relief Fund, Contributor/sponsor
  • Wounded Warrior Foundation, Contributor
  • Nature Conservancy, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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