Candidate Profile
Roger Gerrard

Independent , Mississippi

Biography

Name
Roger Gerrard
Party
Independent
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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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.

Disagree

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

Agree

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

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

People want the rights and privileges, but want to ignore the responsibilities that go with them. Our Founders knew the problems of the monarchy and they tried to avoid the modern day equivalent, the career politician.

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

-Freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Our moral core is under attack resulting in growing violence that we may not be able to contain. -Healthcare is a privilege, not a right. No person has a right to demand another’s servitude. -Border security and documentation of illegal aliens. Without a secure border anything else is the dutch boy with his finger stuck in the dike. We must know who the illegal aliens are and where they are. Then their country should be charged for the care of their citizens illegally in our country with foreign aid diverted to the States where the illegal aliens are found.

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

Life begins at conception. US policy should be the preservation of life to the greatest extent possible. I do not want someone willing to murder the weakest amongst us to be in charge of my healthcare. Abortion should not be used as birth control.

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, United States and State Constitutions, Voters.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an imperfect man, but I strife to do God’s will in all things. Public office is a trust bestowed by the voters. I believe it is immoral and a conflict of interest to use that office to run for elected office.


Background

Education
  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, B.Sc., 1974
  • Oklahoma State, Stillwater, OK, MBA, 1981
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO, JD, 1983
Work & Military
  • United States Air Force, Guard and Reserve, Lt. Colonel, 28
Affiliations
  • Civil Air Patrol, Commander of Cadet Squadron
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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