Candidate Profile
Christopher Peters

Republican , Iowa

Biography

Name
Christopher Peters
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Uncontested

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Rand Paul

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Neutral

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

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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

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.

Neutral

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

Disagree

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

Agree

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

Neutral

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.

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.

Disagree

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.

Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Disagree

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

Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Agree

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

Agree

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, Constitution, Congress/Supreme Court (equal).

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

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

I believe that the founders felt that people were best able to live their lives when they were maximally free, and so the designed a government structure (not only separation of powers at the federal level, but also separation of powers between local governments, states, and federal) which would hopefully prevent the accumulation of power that would threaten individual liberty.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in the Presbyterian church, and my wife was raised in the Catholic church. We both believe that the fundamental moral teaching of the Christian church is embodied in the Golden Rule; that we should treat others as we would wish to be treated. That is what we have tried to instill in our three sons, and I think we've accomplished that.

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

No Answer

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

I don't fit neatly into any of these categories. On economic issues, I'm extremely conservative, but on social issues, I'm more liberal (classically defined, which is not the same as progressive).

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

(Did not answer)

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)

Background

Education

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, BA, 1983
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, MD, 1989

Work & Military

  • U.S. Army Medical Corps, Captain, 9

Affiliations

  • Johnson County Free Medical Clinic, Volunteer Surgeon
  • Solidarity Bridge, Volunteer Surgeon, Professional Advisory Board
  • World Vision, Contributor

Offices

  • Iowa State Senate, Sought 2010
 

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