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JD Miniear

Republican , Indiana


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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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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 Constitution Voters 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?

Our Founding Fathers experienced tyranny for many years prior to the Revolutionary War and enumerated injuries done by the British Monarchy in our Declaration of Independence. They were Christians and knew the propensity for fallen man to accumulate unchecked power. They formed our Constitution creating a tricameral government modeled after scripture. Isaiah 22:33 states God is our judge, lawgiver and king.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I became a Bible believing Christian at the age of 10 when I gave my heart to Christ via the personal evangelism of Nicky Cruz whose life is depicted in the 1970 film The Cross and the Switchblade. My wife Kristina is a pastor/evangelist who received her early ministerial training from a Nicky Cruz family member. I strongly support Israel. At Northwestern University I was voted fraternity chaplain and have held an office with the Gideon's Ministry for 17 years. For 2 decades I was a coordinator for Methodist Missions in West Africa aiding schools and hospitals. I believe in the works of the Holy Spirit and in personal evangelism. Kristina grew up in Southern CA and was a personal friend of the Reagan's. Ronald Reagan campaigned stating America needed spiritual renewal and in 1983 he signed legislation making it the Year of the Bible. One way we seek to promote spiritual renewal is our education effort about preacher Harry Hoosier from whom we likely get our state's nickname.

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.

1982 founding member of Conservative Campus Newspaper 'Northwestern Review' Mid 1990's Press Liaison for Marion County Christian Coalition Late 1990's had pro-growth and 1st Amendment editorials published in the Indy Star Newspaper Officer in the Gideons International Ministry since 1996 2012 author of article in Human Events strongly defending 2nd Amendment 2012 founded Indiana Republican Assembly Chapter of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies 2012 became a co-host on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show 2013 became member of Center for Security Policy Secure the Grid Coalition 2013 became member of EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security 2014 hosted National Security Summit featuring nationally recognized conservative experts 2015 worked with Indiana Family Association and Indiana Family Institute supporting 1st Amendment Rights

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 317-448-7088

Additional comment from candidate:

Our top priorities are: 1) God - spiritual renewal, defend our religious liberties guaranteed under the Constitution and halt the attacks on Christianity in our nation. 2) National Security - a) protect grid from EMP, solar storms, cyber attacks and physical sabotage. North Korea and Iran should not be allowed to orbit satellites over the U.S. unless we inspect for nuclear payloads; b) ISIS must be totally destroyed; c) strongly rebuild our military which has shrunk by over 25% in the last few years; d) rescind and remove the political correctness mentality infested in our Department of Defense from the Obama Administration; e) dramatically improve the VA and allow veterans to carry ID for treatments in any facility that handles Medicare and f) build a fence, secure our borders and halt the Syrian refugee resettlement program until 100% vetting is guaranteed. 3) Jobs and the Economy - dramatically cut taxes, regulations, wasteful departments and programs.


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, BA, 1982
Work & Military
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  • Indiana Republican Assembly, President 2012 - 2015
  • Gideons International, President & VP 1996 - current
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, Member 1995 - 2004
  • Marion County Christian Coalition, Press Liaison 1995 - 1996
  • Dr Marvin Scott for Congress, Volunteer 2010
  • Wish For Our Heroes, Supporter 2014 - current
  • Conservative Commandos Radio, Co-host 2012 - current
  • EMP Coalition, 2014 - current
  • US House Rep IN 7th, Sought 2012, 2014

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