Candidate Profile
Lynn Richardson

Republican , Maryland

Biography

Name
Lynn Richardson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Disagree

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 Disagree

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

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.

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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.

Disagree

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.

God, Constitution, Voters, Supreme Court, Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

A woman must be allowed to control her own health and if that includes a choice for abortion, so be it....except such a decision should be made within the first 30 days, thereafter, the choice should remain for raising a child or allowing the child to be adopted.

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

The adage that "absolute power corrupts absolutely" is not as old as the Constitution, but the concept was alive and well before and has been since the Constitution was crafted. The scepter of power for our country cannot be held in one place. This was wise, because they ensured we would have no kings or dictators, in spite of "executive orders."

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in honesty (sometimes crafted in a way not to be brutal.) I am very spiritual, as I truly believe in God and the wonders of the universe, but am not religious. I believe that all things will balance in the end, even if we aren't there to see it. I am loyal. I take care of my family. I have no tolerance for stupidity.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Moderate

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I do not need to "defend" my answer.

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

contact@richardsonforussenate.org; 410-493-4984

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a regular citizen, who can take that first step in a new direction--away from "business as usual." I would go for one term, then come home, like our founders did, and open the door to the next generation of regular candidates. That is how we can affect real change. I am someone who is not going to DC to attack or fight, but to build relationships & consensus. Most people can agree on many things, so let's start there. Then we can work on finding reasonable, more SIMPLE solutions on the important matters where there is disagreement.


Background

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Affiliations
  • It's About The Kids Education Organization, Board Member
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