Candidate Profile
John Burk Jr.

Republican , Kentucky


John Burk Jr.
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative



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Reported by Candidate

Conservative First, Americans for Legal Immigration


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 Agree

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.


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, Industry, Supreme Court, Congress.

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?

The right of freedom. The ability for each citizen to make their own choices.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Practicing Southern Baptist.

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.

Unlike Congressman Hal Rogers, I want to cut up the national credit card. I oppose all debt ceiling increases. Our currency has been manipulated by our federal bureaucracy. If our federal government fails on a fiscal level, our currency fails. Our leaders need to solve our debt crisis by creating a budget with a surplus. I believe this can be accomplished by enacting entitlement reform that puts you in control of your own benefits. If we don't reduce our debt, our national security is at risk. In terms of national security, our country is the last great superpower. We our a target and need to rebuild the military. In terms of social issues, I was born to teenage parents and I am strongly against abortion. Our kids need to be raised by their own parents. Our federal government has failed on many social issues. For example, our schools and drug policy have both been massive social disasters.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

Congressional spending is out of control. I am not from Kentucky originally. I moved here to primary Congressman Rogers. Over the years, his wasteful spending has increased our debt. He continues to support debt ceiling increases with no end in sight. If we send him back for two more years, our fiscal issues will not be solved. His political insiders and family members will just get richer. As a matter of public record, Congressman Rogers is corrupt. He has earmarked taxpayer funds to entities controlled by both him and his family members. For me, that alone is enough for the voters to fire him. He has failed many times to use the power of purse to stop executive actions including the recent actions of President Obama on immigration. I propose real feasible solutions to our real problems. I respectfully ask for your vote.


  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Business, 2005
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