Candidate Profile
Rod Thomas

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Rod Thomas
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

2
None - want Voter Endorsements only, I would never relie on Political Endorsements

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Disagree

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

Disagree

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.

Disagree

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.

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 Disagree

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.

Strongly 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.

Agree

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

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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, God, Constitution, Academia, Supreme Court, Industry, Media

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It is the law of the land

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

To check the over use of power by anyone branch

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My faith is in one supreme God, however i believe in separation of government and religion. Academia is just as important. I am very pragmatic (Very Conservative on some issues and Very Liberal on others) One must do what is best for the situation and the location being served

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

Somewhat Conservative

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

I will not be so aligned with a political position that I put it ahead of what is good for the third district. I will keep both feet on the ground and assess ideas as to their benefit to the third district. I call this Common Sense! I am pragmatic on all issues until I know I have enough information to make the decision.

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

rodthomas002@gmail.com 678 973 5921 or 770 969 8400

Additional comment from candidate:

News SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016 8:09 PM I will live like you do. Many members of congress live beyond the means of the people who sent them to Washington. I will live on the same income as the average school teacher ($48,000). All excess salary will be gifted to community food banks to help the needy.


Background

Education
  • Georgia Southern, Statesboro, GA, BSED, 1969
  • Georgia State Univ, Atlanta, MASTERS Ed, 1973
  • Georgia State Univ, Atlanta, Doctoral, 1979
Work & Military
  • DaNang, Vietnam, Division Yeoman - Intelligence/Investigations, 1968 - 1970
Affiliations
  • Friendship Baptist Food Program, Worked at giving out food on Mon, Wed, and Fri
  • Mastergardener Program, Members must volunteer 50 hours each year
  • Christian City, keep the atrium planted with new plants
  • Ancestry.com, over 598,000 in my tree
  • Find A Grave, take pictures and write histories
Offices
  • None
  • State Supt of Public Schools, Sought 1982
 

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