Candidate Profile
Mark West

Libertarian , Arkansas


Mark West
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

Not Evaluated



Libertarian Party

Reported by Candidate

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus, Libertarian Party Paleolibertarian Caucus


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.


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 Agree

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.

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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

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.


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.


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 Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

God Voters Constitution Congress Supreme Court Media Industry Academia Professional Sports

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed when the life of the mother is at risk (i.e. ectopic pregnancy).

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

Mankind is Biblically considered wicked. However, I would add that the anti-federalists were considered that the forming of a government would create an avenue of abuse for the wickedness of man as we have seen today.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Christ follower. I'm family oriented but believe the greatest minority is that of the individual. My individual rights and responsibilities are mine to uphold. I should be individually responsible and charitable in my community.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

No Answer

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I'm neither conservative or liberal because both labels apply to those who view government from an authoritarian mindset. Conservatives want economic freedom but the ability to control individual's social lives. Liberals want social freedom but the ability to control individual's economic lives. Libertarians, like myself, want both economic and social freedom.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 870-613-1496

Additional comment from candidate:

I would appreciate the opportunity to get the government off your backs, out of your wallet and our of your life. Clear difference, clear direction, clear West in 2016!


  • Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, BS, 1999
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Southern Baptist Convention, Pastor
  • Justice of the Peace, Sought 2004

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