Candidate Profile
Rick John

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Rick John
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
John Fleming, Rodney Alexander

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

At the very moment we are created, God gives us certain unalienable rights, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are not just truisms, they are rights granted to us by our creator. If we begin with any other premise then we are already traveling down the wrong path. All life is precious and it is my belief that there is never a situation in which a direct abortion is appropriate. Some argue for allowing an "abortion" to save the life of the pregnant mother, but this argument, like many other purported "exceptions", is based upon a false premise and is subject to significant abuse. I am unaware of any medical circumstance in which the only medical solution to save a mother is a direct abortion. I also believe that as protectors of faith and life and as members of the pro-life movement we must be ready to help pregnant women who are in necessitous circumstances. Their life is equally as precious as that of their child.

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

The founding fathers desired to create a government that was strong enough to protect the promises made in the Declaration of Independence, but one that would not become subservient to the tyranny of the majority. The founders believed that the natural state of government and of the men who run it is to deteriorate away from freedom and into a state of control over the individual. Thus, they wanted a strong government, but one with limited powers.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have been baptized and raised as a Catholic. I attended Catholic grade school and Catholic High School and with that came years of studying my faith and the faith of others. I have practiced my religion my entire life and I have found that my relationship with God has grown and strengthened as I have matured. I have always believed that my actions in Christ's example are the best reflection of who I am and who I strive to be.

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.

In my professional life I have consistently fought against government overreach, over regulation and abuse of authority. I have fought to protect the rights granted to us by God and protected by the Constitution. I have practiced my profession with honor and integrity. In my personal life, I have lived my life based upon honoring my parents, my wife and my children. I served for ten years as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees for a national charity, Soldiers Angels, which existed for the sole purpose of honoring the members of our military and their families. The underlying goal of everyone in the organization was to make sure that those who fought for us knew that the American people supported their mission and appreciated their sacrifices. I have also fought to make sure that our veterans receive the care that they deserve and I have worked to uncover the abuses in the VA system

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

rick@rickjohnforcongress.com; 318-219-1001

Additional comment from candidate:

I am not sure whether or not I have over analyzed question 13. It is my stance that the founders did not develop a "pure democracy" but rather a "representative republic" for the sole purpose of protecting against the tyranny of the majority which can occur in a true democracy.

Background

Education

  • Loyola College Prep, Shreveport, La., Highschool, 1986
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, La., B.A., 1990
  • LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, La., J.D., 1993

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Soldiers Angels, Vice Chairman of The Board of Trustees
  • McDade House, President, Board Member
  • Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow, Chairman Attendance Committee
  • Shreveport Bar Association, Grievance & Ethics Committee; CLE Committee
  • Louisiana State Bar Assoc. House of Delegates, Delegate 2002-2016
  • Harry V. Booth and Henry A Politz Inn of Court, Previous Member

Offices

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