Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.
Which current justice on the U.S. Supreme Court best reflects your judicial philosophy?
Which of the following U.S. presidents best reflects your political philosophy?
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.
Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.
George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.
Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.
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.
Voters (the people); Constitution ("We the people"); Congress and Supreme Court (co-equal branches) God is my spiritual leader over all, but I am unsure if that is part of this question as phrased about 'authority' in so many non-spiritual areas.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
To protect and prevent the citizens of American from having any one person or group of persons from aging and holding all governmental power over them. The 3 separate and co-equal branches of government was a genius method to protect against the concentration of power.
What is the proper use of legislative history in interpreting statutory law?
Limited to those statutes which have legislative history voted upon into the law itself. Otherwise, legislative history is difficult to discern and should be viewed with skepticism. The wording of the statute must be paramount when applying the law to the facts of a case.
What specific text in the Declaration of Independence provides the critical basis for individual rights and the form of government guaranteed in the United States Constitution?
From: "We hold these truths to be self-evident..." through the phrase " from the consent of the governed'..." and ending at the end of the phrase "to effect their Safety and Happiness."
In which partisan primary election did you most recently vote (e.g. Democratic, Republican, etc.)?
The U.S. Constitution and my state constitution should be interpreted as living documents, rather than use a strict constructionist or originalist philosophy.
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges allowing members of the same sex to marry, which justice’s opinion in that case most closely approximates your understanding of marriage?
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
A Christian of the Roman Catholic faith. I am active in my parish by being a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister during Mass and other services.
Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?
Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.
Read any and all of my opinions. An excellent example is the case of Mallory v. City of Cincinnati.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
FischerforOhio@gmail.com . 6149464099
Additional comment from candidate:
I have not as a judge, and will not as a Supreme Court justice, legislate from the bench. I have worked hard and efficiently such that I have had NO CASES PENDING as of December 31 for each of the 5 years I have been an appellate judge. I have shown how the judicial system can work more efficiently and more swiftly, for to me, justice delayed is justice denied.