Candidate Profile
Larry Smith

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Larry Smith
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 54
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Home School Coalition

Reported by Candidate

3
Concerned Women for America, Texas Eagle Forum, 4/7 Mayors

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.

Strongly 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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Neutral

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

Strongly 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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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?

Selfish and greedy. Morality and honor are not passed on from generation to generation. Mankind, from childhood, pushes the boundaries of their restrictions to fulfill their selfishness and greed.

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.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

votelarrysmith.com; click the red button.

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.

Google me.

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

lsmithvfc@gmail.com; 830 339 1146

Additional comment from candidate:

#2: Party designation needs to be removed from judges on the ballot. #8: The only thing keeping man's 'self interest' at bay is the threat of prosecution and violence for getting out of line. Free enterprise exists when government's 'self interest' is limited and defined. #12: We are a Republic; (trick question?) #19: The more Judeo/Christians in government, the less government that is needed. #21: Defending marriage from a man/woman standpoint is a defeated argument. Go after the ability of a gay couple to properly raise a child. There is something seriously wrong with people who think sexual gratification translates to properly raising a child; the society has a vested interest in ensuring values are imparted to that child through the stability of a family; gay marriage and family values are in direct conflict and result in a devaluing of this society's strengths.


Background

Education
  • Eastern Michigan University, Yspilanti, Bach, 1998
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, CPT, 10
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Texas CD 34, Sought 2014
 

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