Candidate Profile
Scott Harper

Republican , Pennsylvania


Scott Harper
State Senate, Dist. 31

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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 Agree

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 Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly 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 Agree

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.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

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.


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.


The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.


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.


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.


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

Common sense and the renaissance of natural law ideas where the person is sovereign and not a slave to the government which is the basis for the ninth and tenth amendments. Man's natural skepticiism of government and tyranny shapped the minds of that time. For inspiration and a reminder of how this nation's founders thought about limited government I turn to John Flower Marks' famous speech on the subject, which can be found on

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.

Those documents don't mention half of those entities. Unsure of the question. Sorry.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When mom's life is at risk.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments and try to live my life accordingly.

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'm an attorney and argue conservative positions all the time. If I can make a constitutional argument I do and I do it with vigor.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 717-718-8672

Additional comment from candidate:

For any follow up questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you.


  • Widener U. Of Law, Harrisburg, JD, 2005
  • Juniata College, Huntingdon, BS, 1991
Work & Military
  • PA Army National Guard, E4 Infantry (11-B), 8
  • York HACC, Speaker
  • NORML, Legal Committee
  • Auditor, Held 4

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