Candidate Profile
Colin McGroarty

Republican, Illinois

Biography

Name
Colin McGroarty
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 16
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal

Questionnaire

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 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed only if a threat to the life of the parent is identified. This should then be a private matter to be discussed and decided upon by the parents of the unborn child.

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

"Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Our Founding Fathers understood the meaning behind Lord Acton's quote. This is why it is so important to decentralize and limit the powers held by our Government. To do otherwise is to invite tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Christian who believes Jesus Christ is the example we should all strive to follow.

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.

No public voting record exists at this time

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

colin@mcgroarty.net 630-845-8108

Additional comment from candidate:

I'm a firm believer in freedom and the Constitutional restrictions placed upon our Government. With regard to the evaluation of any legislation, I will initially be asking two questions : 1) is the legislation constitutional and 2) does the legislation decrease or restrict freedom. I will not support ANY legislation that is unconstitutional or that restricts our freedoms.

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Details

Illinois Family Institute Voter Guide: http://illinoisfamily.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/20144444/IFI-VG-Primary_2016_web.pdf

 

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