Candidate Profile
C. E. (Chip) Flanegan

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
C. E. (Chip) Flanegan
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life of the mother

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

The nature of mankind drove America's Founders to carefully define, separate and limit powers within the Constitution. Mankind is inherently flawed and, there are people who are driven by a thirst for power, pride, and envy. By limiting powers and creating checks and balances, our Founders ensured an environment where no one man or woman could force change alone.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I came to Christian faith early in High school and that compelled me to attend Baptist University of America, majoring in Theology and business. The training there gave me a Christian foundation and world view to base my life on. I grew up on military bases around the world seeing first hand how blessed by God America is and how easily it could be lost if we continue to stray from His teachings. I am firmly convinced that we can downsize government and stop infringing on the people's rights and freedoms. I have been involved in many types of Christian outreach both here at home and overseas.

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.

I have personally funded and run campaigns to remove corrupt local politicians. The biggest problem is that the replacements were seduced by the system and I had to go back and remove them after just one term. With the help of other grass roots individuals we defeated the largest proposed Tax increase the "State wide Tsplost". I personally bought and paid for 50K stickers used by grass roots groups all over the state in that effort. The problem is the next year the Georgia legislature just passed another form of Billion dollar tax increase by changing the gas tax.

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

Chip@ChipFlanegan.com 770-309-7368

Additional comment from candidate:

FROM QUESTION 13. Definition of pure democracy : democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives. The founders set up a democratically elected Constitutional Republic where "We the people are the sovereigns", but we elect representatives who should be doing the will of the people inside the confines of the constitution. The key difference between a democracy and a republic lies in the limits placed on government by the law, which has implications for minority rights. Both forms of government tend to use a representational system where citizens vote to elect politicians to represent their interests and form the government. However, in a republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters. In a "pure democracy," the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority.


Background

Education
  • Clayton State University, Morrow, 1990
  • Baptist University of America, Decatur, 1978
Work & Military
  • Jonesboro Rental Center, Owner, 36
Affiliations
  • Eagles Landing Baptist, Member 2006-present
  • Community Bible Church, SS teacher 1996-2006
  • Global Aid Network / Cru, Affiliate Staff/ 2002-2006
  • Josh Mcdowell / Cru, Affiliate Staff/ 2000-2002
Offices
  • US Congress, Sought 2014
  • US Congress, Sought 2012
 

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