Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
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.
The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
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.
The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.
I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.
Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.
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.
Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.
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.
A) 1. God 2. Voters 3. Constitution 4. Congress 5.Academia 6. Industry 7. Supreme Court 8. Media B) 1. Constitution 2. Congress 3. Supreme Court C) 1. Academia 2. Media D) 1. Voters 2. Industry E) 1. God 2. Professional Sports
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Any decision regarding medical procedures is between a patient and his or her physician. Decisions are driven by considerations both personal and impersonal. My own view, unless it is my decision to make, is completely uninformed regarding personal or family factors, and impersonal considerations are secondary in most cases. The health, vitality, and quality of life for the mother and child, not to mention the role (or absence) of a father figure, are considerations no law can prescribe. Any legislation concerning women's health or reproductive rights should be weighted toward ease of access, safety, quality of care, and confidentiality. Abortions should only be allowed in clinical settings, when both the doctor and the woman have come to terms with the procedure in question.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Faith checked by doubt, balanced by a need for means of reconciliation, are the human impulses which caused the framers of the constitution to create our system of separated powers, limited by checks and balances. The Legislative, the Judicial, and the Executive branches of government were intended to both liberate a majority and protect a minority, in an effort to be careful and intentional in regards to communal living. The best and the worst in the nature of mankind were the cause of this.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I give God thanks and praises all over the country. I mean to do no harm to others. I am of the religious left, as I follow Jesus yet have divergent political views from the religious right.
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.
My past manifests integrity, consistency, commitment borne of faith, and acts of sacrificial love. Is that liberal or conservative? You discern for yourself if labels apply.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
firstname.lastname@example.org, (504) 866-1676
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Thank you for reading my responses. You, the voter, are doing the right thing by preparing the way to the voting booth and educating yourself and others about us, we, the candidates. May you find in my response food for thought, encouragement in spirit, a sign to the path forward. Please cast your vote for me in the primary, so we may have a meaningful public debate in a runoff.