GIVEN BY CANDIDATEBrett Guthrie
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATEAssociated Builders and Contractors
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.
All rights are given to the people by God. The people, or voters, then must give their consent to be governed. The Constitution becomes the framework for which Congress and the Supreme Court represent two separate but equal branches of government.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I am 100 percent pro-life.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Our founders brilliantly created our federal system with well-defined separation of powers, and checks and balances to compensate for man’s natural ambition. This system is intended to prevent any one branch of the federal government, or any individual from gaining too much power at the expense of the other branches. I am deeply concerned about the growth of the executive branch during the Obama Administration.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My relationships with friends and family, my work, and my public service have all been guided by faith in Christ. As a Christian, I respect the value of every life, am grateful for the blessings I have been given, and recognize God’s will as the most important force for good.
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 have a solid record when it comes to growing our economy and balancing our budget. I support reducing taxes and reforming our disastrous tax code. Along with Nebraskans, I will continue to fight for commonsense solutions to get government out of the way of economic growth, and to stop the federal government from harassing farmers, ranchers, and entrepreneurs.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.
Additional comment from candidate:
Nebraska’s Third District wants a strong conservative in Washington. I am honored to serve, and I know it is my responsibility to help make lives better not by guaranteeing outcomes, but by ensuring opportunity.