Candidate Profile
W. Myles Bancroft

Republican , Ohio

Biography

Name
W. Myles Bancroft
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 68
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Citizens for Community Values

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
National Republican Congressional Committee

Summary

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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

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Disagree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Neutral

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

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-market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Agree

Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Strongly Agree

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

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

The law of Nature and Nature's God is what the founders invoked when writing the Declaration of Independence. They believed that man was created a free being by God and should not be subjected to the will of kings or tyrrants. In defense of the separation of powers, Federalist 51 looks to the ambition of men as a bulwark against overreach by any branch of our government.

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.

1. God 2. Constitution 3. Voters (citizens) 4. Congress - Executive - Courts (co-equal)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only when the life of the child CANNOT be preserved (i.e. ectopic pregnancy) and the life of the mother can be.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and rely wholly, by faith, on His death, burial and resurrection as my way to God. I am a teaching elder in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). I believe that God is sovereign over all and directs human leaders (Proverbs 21:1) as He pleases. I believe that morality should be taught and exemplified by civic leaders, but cannot be effectively legislated. Much of the founding of the Progressive movement in our country was cloaked in moralism. We should have the freedom to live and worship as we see fit as long as the physical or property rights of others are not infringed in the process. No pastor should fear government retribution for preaching the Gospel and must be protected from such by the full force of law. PS - My parents are retired Christian missionaries and I spent 8 years of my youth in Papua New Guinea.

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.

While I am somewhat libertarian (small "L") on issues of personal choice, I feel the rights of others must be protected from tyranny. My personal choices are conservative. This is my first run at public office so I have no public voting record.

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

Email: bancroft4oh68@gmail.com PH: 614.634.3078

Additional comment from candidate:

Q9 - I am for government accountability in spending (balancing budgets). How that looks in the end requires some thought. As a rule, I believe there is much waste that could be cut. Q12 - We don't have a pure democracy. Pure democracy would mean that laws are passed directly by citizens. We have a democratic republic, which is why I disagreed with this answer. Q21 - I am against the government sanctioning of marriage. While government can recognize domestic contracts, I believe that only God can underwrite marriage and, as such, marriages should be solemnized before God by ministers and not the state.


Background

Education
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, B.A. Journalism, 1985
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • CenterPoint Church, Teaching Elder
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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