Candidate Profile
John P. Roco

Republican , Hawaii

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Disagree

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.

Neutral

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Neutral

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Neutral

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Neutral

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, Incest, Endangering life of mother and other situations, also.

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

Power corrupts.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Judeo-Christian.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

Founded Saint Damien Advocates, 2011, defending Religious Liberties.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

johnroco.wix.com/senate

Additional comment from candidate:

I come from a proud family raised by a father, a surgeon who never refused a patient for having no money or insurance. My mother told me how a cancer surgical patient wrote the newspaper, 'Thank God for Dr. Roco.' I emulated my father in counseling, and will follow his lead, in this run for U.S. Senate Hawaii. Standing up for what is right when a wave is up against you, as in SB1, creates fallout. Especially when there is a current of government overstepping and elitist laws being passed, it is important to make a voice heard. There are just a few, who have forced the rest of us to comply with what they want. We need a U.S. Senate from Hawaii who will, instead of pushing the rights of a few in our bathrooms and schools, and where ever else they choose, to stand up and say, "Enough is enough." We need common sense, as counterbalance to this wave of passing laws making our culture unrecognizable 20 years from now, who will listen to the Divine Providence, written in constitut


Background

Education
  • Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, M.A., 2008
  • Lewis & Clark College, Portland, M.A., 1997
  • University of Washingon, Seattle, B.A., 1988
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Saint Damien Advocates, Founder, 2011
Offices
  • U.S. Senator, Sought 2014
  • U.S. Senator, Sought 2012
 

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