Candidate Profile
Eugene C. Yu

Republican , Georgia

Biography

Name
Eugene C. Yu
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 12
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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.

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.

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.

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.

Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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.

Disagree

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.

Neutral

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

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.

In our Constitutional Republic, the Constitution is the highest law. The voters empower the Congress to make and abolish laws, which are tested against the Constitution by the Supreme Court. In our personal lives, God should be the Highest authority.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed if the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother, in cases of severe malformation that will lead to the death of the infant prior to or at birth, in cases of rape, and/or incest.

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

They knew that without laws there is anarchy and mob rule, and no human right is safe under these, making government necessary. But, government tends to claim more and more power for itself. Power divided is power checked. Divided 2 ways, one power could overtake the other. Divided 3 ways no one power can become too great because the other 2 will unite to put it in check. So power was divided between the people, the states, and the federal government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I do my best to obey all of the commands of Christ and to treat others as I wish to be treated. I believe that every person has the right to live and believe as they chose, but that each person is responsible for the consequences of those choices. I believe that strong and stable families are essential for a strong and stable society and that many well-intended laws have weakened the family. I believe that liberty is a blessing and that we each have a duty to defend it. I believe our rights come from God and are inherent in our humanity, even for those who do not believe in God, and that no government or individual has the authority to violate those rights.

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

Very Conservative

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

I have never held office, so I have no public voting record to use as a defense. But I came here as a legal immigrant in the 70's. I lived through the Carter years, and I saw the disastrous results of liberal policies. I also lived through the Reagan years and I saw the fantastic success and prosperity that came from conservative policies. I owned a small business and I felt the impact of ever-increasing government regulation. The reality of the results over the rhetoric tells me that conservative policies are best for our nation, our economy, and our freedom. The problems we face are the result of the Constitution being ignored by lying politicians who are out for personal gain and a media that is complicit in allowing the federal government to try to control everything and everyone.

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

email info@yu4congress.us or phone 706-671-2533

Additional comment from candidate:

The federal government is too big. They are doing too much and spending too much. The House and Senate are filled with career politicians and Washington insider elites who have abandoned their duties to represent the interests of the people and the states and are instead working on behalf of the lobbyists, the federal government, and themselves. We need citizen statesmen who are willing to step up and represent the people, willing to make the tough decisions that are necessary to put things back in order in Washington D.C., who aren't going there to get rich or make a career of governing, but instead to do their duty and then go home to pay the taxes that they passed and live under the laws that they have created or left in place.


Background

Education
  • Butler High School, Augusta, Yes, 1974
  • Augusta College, Augusta, No, 1975
  • Harvard Business School, Boston, No, 1996
Work & Military
  • US Army, Corporal, 1977-1980
  • Richmond County Sheriff, Deputy, 1980-1985
  • Richmond County Fire Department, Fireman, 1975-1977
Affiliations
  • Warren Baptist Church, Member
  • Federation of Korean American Association USA, National President
Offices
  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2014
 

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