Candidate Profile
John Slavens

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
John Slavens
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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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

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.

No Answer

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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, US Constitution, Voters, Congress, US Supreme Court. The US Constitution is inspired of God. It is the law of the land. We must strictly follow it. No one is above the law. Certainly not Congress and certainly not the President/US Supreme Court.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When legislating morality, those decisions need to be done in accordance with the conscience of the majority of the people. Almost all Americans agree it is immoral to commit murder; however, there are many differing opinions as to when life begins. Therefore, the decision should be made by the conscience of the majority of the people. In accordance with the US Constitution, this should be decided at the state level, not the federal level. Having said that, DNA evidence now seems to scientifically prove that life begins at inception, which would then mean Constitutionally, abortion should be illegal in every situation for every state. These types of decisions certainly shouldn’t be made by judges, especially judges that are appointed rather than elected. My conscious tells me life begins at conception; therefore, I personally prefer to belong to a society where abortion is illegal unless a pregnancy endangers the life or health of the mother or results from cases of rape or incest.

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

“We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.” It is for this very reason that our forefathers were inspired to create an outstanding system of checks and balances that prevents any one person, and even any one group, from gaining too much power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

If you are looking for a candidate that is willing and able to separate his religious beliefs from his political beliefs, you have the wrong guy. I don’t believe we should do that and I will not do that. I believe in God the Eternal Father, in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. I believe in the Bible and I know that it is true. I am a Christian true blue, through and through. The US is the greatest country in the history of the world. We have God to thank for that and no one else. He inspired great men and women to come to this country and enabled them to create what we now know as America. America has historically been the “light of the world”-Mathew 5:14. A beacon of hope, freedom and worship. America is a promised land dedicated to those who will keep His commandments. The United States was founded on Christianity. It was Christians on the Mayflower and in all of those early settlements. We are a Christian Nation! America and the US Constitution are inspired of God.

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.

I am NOT a career politician. My highest priorities are “Keeping God in this Country” and “Upholding and Defending the US Constitution”. My first orders of business will be to pass legislation that protects God as an important part of our country and the requirement of a Constitutional test before any matter can be discussed on the house or senate floor. We must force Congress, the President and the US Supreme court to stay within their Constitutionally defined responsibilities or be removed from office. We must also ensure the limitation of the federal government by those things that are specifically identified in Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution. I will simultaneously work on my three main initiatives which are, in no particular order: 1)Tax Reform that is highly focused on States Rights; 2)Social Laws determined at the state level not in Washington 3)Border Control.

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

Email: Contact@JohnSlavensForCongress.com Phone: 214-856-0203 www.johnslavensforcongress.com

Additional comment from candidate:

My highest priorities are “Keeping God in this Country” and “Upholding and Defending the US Constitution”. My three main initiatives are, in no particular order: 1)Tax Reform that is highly focused on State’s Rights; 2) Social Laws determined at the state level not in Washington; 3)Border Control. My seven key principles are: 1)A Free Market, 2)Small and Local Governments, 3)States' Rights and a Limited Federal Government, 4)A Proper System of Checks and Balances, 5)A Balanced and Approved Budget, 6)Religious Freedom and 7)The Family as the Fundamental Unit of Society. Please go to my website to learn more and to watch a 3-minute video about me. We need your support. You can demonstrate support by: 1)Liking us on Facebook, 2)Joining our donor list by donating $5, 3)Click on the “Participate” button on our website to host a “Meet and Greet”, request a yard sign or help in other ways, 4)Introduce me to influential people, 5)Inspire everyone in your circle of influence to do the same.


Background

Education
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Minor in Portugue, 1999
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Master's Degree in Accounting, Minor in Info. Syst, 1999
  • Certified Public Accountant, 2000
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Member - High Priest
  • B-Strong Foundation, Founder
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, Contributor, Merit Badge Counselor
Offices
  • N/A
  • I am NOT a Career Politician
  • N/A
  • I am NOT a Career Politician
 

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