Candidate Profile
Catherine (Cat) Ping

Republican , Indiana

Biography

Name
Catherine (Cat) Ping
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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CONSERVATIVE

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.

Neutral

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.

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 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.

Neutral

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.

If you start with the Preamble it would begin with "We the People" and conclude with the Constitution of the United States and from there proceed to Congress and the Supreme Court and affirmed by God. Anything else is just wishful thinking.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Women should have the unfettered opportunity to terminate a pregnancy if there is a life threat to the mother. In the past, I have not positioned with rape victims; however, for those women who have been raped, they should be given consideration. I know there have been many women who gave birth to their babies and raised good children into adulthood. But again, how many women were/are victims of violent offenders--do they, or we, as a society want to take the risk of continuing a criminals' behavior that may be linked to a genetic anomaly? For that reason, I suggest that there be given careful consideration on how to proceed with rape cases for both the woman and for community.

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

What in the nature...is the premise to this question, which unfortunately is never directly addressed. Maybe because it causes too close of a scrutiny of self or nation in the mirror. Perhaps it's because most of us know better...but choose to ignore, that which is moral, principled and just... Because it forces us to make difficult decisions that goes against our otherwise freewill nature to feel guilt free.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Christian. I don't preface it with a denomination. I just am...A Christian. I don't believe in saints, but I do believe in saintly behavior, or to be more precise, behavior becoming of Christ. As a Christian, I believe that there is only one true God and that Jesus is our/my personal savior. And until his second coming, there are only pretenders and false prophets. I believe the Constitution was founded on the Christian faith and God's Commandments and Christ's precepts. It is with that moral compass I try to live my life, as best as I humanly can, and try not to judge others, but rather to encourage people to try to live up to and fulfill the potential that God and Christ has given them. And when all else fails us, we should all know that God never will, and remember that what doesn't kill us will make us stronger (through Christ our Lord...Amen).

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 don't know that I have a public record to use in defense. I am not, nor have I ever been, an elected official. And by many I may be considered a party outsider. I was my district's party nominee as elected by the people in the primary election of 2014. But I never received any help from the party. I didn't take it personally. It just seems rather that the party has written off the Indiana 7th Congressional District--at all levels. This district has been held by a democrat for the past 41 years, and most of that by the same family name of Carson. First the grandmother and now the Grandson, Andre. However, my run against him showed that he is vulnerable. I am the first nominee to cut his lead in half...and in an off-election year. This time, with God's help and the will of the people, we will be victorious and once again have a conservative represent the 7th district.

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

cping@catping.com (317) 608-3210

Additional comment from candidate:

As a political candidate of any party, I'm sure we all wish that we could easily craft the perfect words for perfect moments that sailed us through the election process. But that would mean that we were able to do something that no one has done before...please all the people all the time. Having said that, my best and only promise to you, the people, is to do my very best at whatever it is I set myself to task. My goal is not to be a career politician. I had a wonderful career, 33 years of military service, retired Lieutenant Colonel. Now I just want to take what I've been so successful at for so many years, that of being a leader, and apply my leadership skills to help get our nation back on track to prosperity again. After that, like most normal Americans, I want to retire retire...on my rendition of a golden pond. I can do that with your help. Let us all work together for a stronger America and a more prosperous future. Thank you for your support.


Background

Education
  • Northwood University, Midland, MI, B.A., 1995
  • Northwood University, Midland, MI, A.A., 1995
  • Command General Staff and College, Ft. Harrison, graduate, 2000
Work & Military
  • USAR Army Reserve, (LTC) Lieutenant Colonel, 33
  • US Army, (LTC) Chief of Plans and Cyber Exercises, 1
  • USAR Army Reserve, LTC, Sr Army Staff & Tactical Warfare Instructor, 3
  • Army ROTC, Rose-Hulman, Terre Haute, IN, MAJ, Battalion XO, Asst Prof of Military Science, 2
Affiliations
  • AUSA Association of the United States Army, Member
  • Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Assoc, Member
  • Kiwanis, Camp Atterbury, IN, Member
  • NRA National Rifle Association, Member
  • Warren Township GOP Club, Member
  • Lawrence Township GOP Club, Member
  • 38th Infantry Division Association, Member
  • Gaia Works Charity, Volunteer, donor and sponsor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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