Candidate Profile
Russ Ramsland

Republican , Texas

Biography

Name
Russ Ramsland
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.32
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Americans for Legal Immigration, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom

Reported by Candidate

3
Senator Don Huffines, Cathie Adams, JoAnn Fleming

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
20
Accountability First, Allen West, Cindy Burkett, Club for Growth, Dan Patrick, Goh Conservative PAC and 14 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Madison Project, Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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.

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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

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, Voters, Constitutional, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion is the taking of innocent life. I have heard the argument it should be allowed in the case of rape, etc., but I fail to see where the taking of an innocent life will somehow mitigate or set right the incredible wrong committed by another human life in such an act.

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

Man is a fallen creature, hence his desire to play God, to aggregate power and become self-important and powerful. Absent Christ, this leads directly to the observation that absolute power corrupts absolutely and is the challenge in designing governments. The Founding Fathers tried to address this by the separation, delineation and limiting of powers, that man could enjoy the rights and liberty his Creator bequeathed to him, unhindered by power seeking elites.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, and I believe only faith in Jesus Christ can grant us salvat. However, the desire of man is to save himself, and thereby play God. But salvation cannot be earned, it can only be accepted. Only faith in Christ can free us, our own legalism and actions cannot. Faith in Christ will, over time, change our hearts. Judeo-Christian values are crucial to our country and our form of government. The 10 commandments form the moral base of the country. The Rule of law can only exist and persist as long as we have a relatively commonly accepted moral base and the laws reflect it, thereby engendering voluntarily compliance. Without voluntary compliance, we cannot continue to have the stability, freedom and liberty of the Rule of Law, we cannot enjoy our unalienable rights from God. Therefore I value: Limited government and low taxation Fiscal responsibility Personal responsibility The Rule of Law National Sovereignty

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 founded the Park Cities/Preston Hollow Leadership Forum in 2009 to do what I call "political education". Today we have over 1,200 members and approximately 700 of them are activists. Feel free to peruse either the Park Cities/Preston Hollow Leadership Forum website at www.pcphleaders.com or you can look at my campaign website at www.ramslandforcongress.com. Both sites have videos, etc. that I have made.

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

russ@ramslandforcongress.com 469-909-8246

Additional comment from candidate:

I am running for this office because our elected representatives in Washington are no longer listening to the people who elected them. After nearly twenty years in office, my congressman Pete Sessions has become part of the problem. The national debt is at a record high, illegal immigration is out of control, and government has grown too large to perform even basic functions like maintaining our infrastructure and ensuring military readiness. Instead, entrenched establishment politicians like Pete Sessions refuse to take the lead on addressing our nation’s problems, rubber-stamping bills that simply reinforce the status quo while still claiming to be a "conservative". As the Chairman of the Rules Committee, Pete Sessions and the Speaker have funded every penny this out-of-control President has needed to enact his agenda. It's time to stop it.


Background

Education
  • Duke University, Durham, N.C, BA-Political Science, 1975
  • Harvard School of Business, Cambridge, Mass, MBA, 1979
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Finance Chm/Deacon
  • Park Cities/Preston Hollow Leadership Forum, Founder and Leader
  • Dallas Tea Party, Leader in the Movement
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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