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.
Individual Freedom, Constitution, Supreme Court, Congress, The States, The Executive Branch
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Allowed or Not Allowed Abortions will happen unless you change incentives. I rather encourage people to stop donating to political organization and instead to charities to support women during pregnancy to help them choose life. Also investing money into technology to help remove a child safely from the womb earlier will help. These investments in technology and private charity will go much further than any political solution will in reducing the number of abortions and preserving life.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised Catholic and still consider myself personally spiritual. I take the lessons of faith and forgiveness that I learned as a child to be some of the most important values I've ever attained in living a successful and fulfilling life.
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.
I'm 100% passionate Libertarian and you can see my record of talking about limited government in over 2000 videos on youtube.com/alexmerced, check out libertarian101.com and LearnEconomicsNow.com
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
I don't expect people to agree with everything I say, but I hope to be someone people can respect as I'll be honest, accessible, and thoughtful. Qualities that have lacked in Major Party candidates election cycle after election cycle. It's time to start changing the culture of Washington by changing the culture of voting. more about me: - Married 2 Years to my Beautiful Wife - Recently founded social media marketing company Merliva LLC. - Worked on Wall Street 8 Years Training Professionals - Opened a small hobby retail store while in college - Play guitar and like making music
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