Candidate Profile
Frank Gilbert

Libertarian, Arkansas

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Endorsements

Others

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Libertarian Party

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.

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.

Disagree

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.

Agree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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.

Disagree

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.

Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

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.

Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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 Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Neutral

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.

Voters, Constitution, Congress

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To save the mother's life and in cases of rape or incest.

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

Men tend to naturally consolidate power and then use/abuse it. The Constitution was designed to provide limits on such power and to provide the checks and balances that would keep one person or group from acquiring too much power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only path for me to attain forgiveness and thus salvation. I do not know what path others may have to follow to attain such blessings.

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 am a libertarian, reflected in my membership in the Libertarian Party. As a libertarian I believe in the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). That means that every individual has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose, so long as they don't initiate force or practice fraud. The government has no authority to restrict individuals' actions if they are not practicing aggression. This leads to political positions that appear conservative in matters of economics and liberal in matters of individual rights and privacy.

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

arkliberty@gmail.com 501 317-5087

Additional comment from candidate:

The old parties have created a mess that we, our children and our children's children will suffer with. Voters do not have to endorse either of those parties in this election. Voting for me and other Libertarians will be a powerful message that the electorate is feed up with the two party misrule of America.

Background

Education

  • Van Buren High School, Van Buren, AR, diploma, 1968
  • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR, 1972

Work & Military

  • U. S. Navy, E-5, Journalist 2nd Vlass, 1968-1972

Affiliations

  • United Church of Peace, Fellowship Leader

Offices

  • Mayor, Tull, Arkansas, Held 2001-2008
  • Coroner, Grant County, Held 1993-1994
  • Governor, Sought 2014
  • State Senate, Sought 2012
 

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