Candidate Profile
Richard Moss

Republican , Indiana


Richard Moss
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Pence, Richard Mourdock, State Republican Party Organizations, Todd Young







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.


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?

rape, incest

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

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Jew. I believe in God. There is a transcendent, eternal moral order in the universe. God has a design for humanity that we can discern and follow. There is objective truth and wisdom that mankind can discern and live by. I believe that we live in a Christian nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Those principle are at the heart and soul of American greatness and exceptionalism. I will be a defender of those principles.I reject moral and cultural relativism. I reject the efforts of the so-called secular progressive left to cut the nation off from its Judeo-Christian roots. If they continue to succeed as they have been, our nation and civilisation will fail. I am a strong supporter of Israel and appreciate the support my Christian friends give to Israel. If Israel falls, Europe and the US will 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.

I have a long, written track record of my positions on a long range of issues based on my work as a columnist in Indiana for more than 20 years, having published in multiple newspapers through out the state including the Indianapolis Star, the Evansville Courier Press and many others. These columns are available for anyone to view at my website This site has been up since 2007 but it includes most or all of my older pieces going back to the early nineties when I was writing about "HillaryCare." There are more than a 100 pieces. We have covered many of the dominant issues of the time including Immigration, the breakdown of the family, our national debt, Obamacare and health care reform, Islamic terror, Israel and the Middle East, Public Sector Unions, the subprime mortgage crisis, so called "Global Warming", Same-Sex Marriage, the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, and many others.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 812-684-0971

Additional comment from candidate:

The nation will not endure two liberal parties. We cannot have a hard left Marxist Democrat Party alongside a big government, big spending liberal progressive Republican Party. That path will lead us toward fiscal, economic, moral/cultural, and demographic collapse. We cannot accept a Republican Party that campaigns one way and votes another and makes promises it has no intention of keeping, and that is indistinguishable from the Democrat Party. There is a great wave of discontent and frustration amongst the conservative base towards the Republican Party in Washington DC, the Republican Establishment in Washington DC, because of their failure to stop Obama and the Democrats despite the historic, landslide election victories we delivered unto them in 2010 and 2014. We need a new, bold, conservative Republican Party if we are to undo the damage of the Obama years and restore the nation to greatness. As Ronald Reagan said, we need a Republican Party of "bold colors not pale pastels."


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, BA Biology, 1977
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, MD, 1981
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Right to Life, contributor
  • FAIR, contributor
  • Heritage, contributor/member
  • Temple Adath B'nai Israel Synagogue, member/contributor
  • NRA, member/contributor
  • Sheriffs/Law Enforcement Supporter, contributor
  • Indiana State Medical Association, member/contributor
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck, member/contributor
  • Indiana State Representative HR 63, Sought 2014

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