Candidate Profile
Bob Scott

Democrat , Tennessee


Bob Scott
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

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Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council

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American Federation of Government Employees, United Transportation Union







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.

Strongly Disagree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.


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

The founders wanted a very strong president but they realized they had to have a system that could compensate for problems when a corrupt person became president . regarding question 1 uncontrolled free enterprise and private property leads to oligarchy. question 7 governments make many marriage laws, including prohibition of polygamy question 12 we do not have a democracy, we have a republic question 8 the laws in the United States are established by legislators and Sharia laws will not pass

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

!. Global warming due to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere from burning coal, oil and natural gas is the issue our generation must face and commit extraordinary resources to reverse. 2. Our country needs term limits for congressmen so they can work on solving the countries problems and not concentrate on getting reelected. 3. The money that is spent on political campaigns is corrupting and either it should be controlled or public financing should be available for underfunded candidates.

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

This question assumes that someone other than the pregnant woman gets to decide whether an abortion takes place. The question should read "If a woman decides to abort a pregnancy can it be done safely ?" Women have abortions whether the law says they can or not- the numbers are not available but can be guessed from the number of death from abortions in countries where abortions are illegal. I, personally, consider an abortion to be a tragedy and I believe government should support women who are pregnant with adequate resources so they are confident in the future of their child. I strongly oppose sex selection abortion. I am walking this earth because two women didn't choose an abortion- and they should have. One of my great grandmothers died in the childbirth of my grandmother- who lived. My maternal grandfathers' first wife died in childbirth and so did her child. If my grandfathers' first wife had not died my grandmother would not have married him and I would not be here.

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.

voters, congress, state legislatures, constitution, president, supreme court, media, military, state governments, local governments

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The constitution says "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." and I think this question is an attempt to get around that requirement. I am a member of a United Church of Christ congregation and if I have a question about values I try to ask " What would Jesus say I should do?" or where will I be when the answer is "when you did it unto the least of these you did it unto me". But what is done has to be done in love not to win points.


  • Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS, 1957
  • Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, MS, 1964
Work & Military
  • Earmy, pfc, 2
  • DuPont, Olin, Shell Chemical, chemical engineer, 15
  • Pellissippi State CC, professor, 26
  • Technical Society of Knoxville, current secretary
  • Church of the Savior UCC
  • Tennessee Ornithological Society
  • Sierra Club
  • Mensa
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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