Candidate Profile
Michael Chandler

Constitution , South Carolina


Michael Chandler
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


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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

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.


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 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

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.

Strongly 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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

The (Voters) give authority through the ( Constitution) to the (Congress) to make laws that are interpreted by the(Supreme Court) as to their lawfulness according to the Constitution.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

For religious reasons I am prolife but the Constitution has no article on abortion, thus the power and choice remain with the states and the people. It is a private medical decision in which the government has no right to deny, promote, or fund.

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

America's founders believed as many do today that man consists of a combination of good and evil and money and power usually corrupts. To define, limit, and separate powers lessons the impact of corruption. However the lines of separation have become blurred in the past several decades with politicians overreaching their authority, stealing that reserved for the states and the people, and causing many of the problems we are experiencing today.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a all powerful God who gave man the authority and responsibility of dominion over the earth and the right to form governments to achieve that purpose. As we were also given free will, we have the ability to serve our purpose in life and create heaven on earth, or our own private hell. Our founding fathers advised us to continue to pray for blessings and guidance yet many today seek to deny him then wonder why things are in such a mess.

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 written many letters to editors and legislators pushing for immigration reform, the Balanced Budget Amendment to stop the spending and other conservative issues. I have supported Republican conservatives for over thirty years. I have left the Republican Party because I believe there are few real conservatives left in it. My whole campaign focuses on reducing the size, scope, and cost of the federal government.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 864-401-0547

Additional comment from candidate:

In my talks with residents in the District I have heard many complaints about the government and the politicians. I find the most complaints are from people who have written off the system as rigged and corrupt and no longer vote. This is why we have the problem, less voters makes it easier for politicians to manipulate them and the media. If they will register and vote as a block, there would be more than enough votes to put these politicians out. You have a unique opportunity this election. If you are upset about the poor candidates the Republicans and Democrats are giving you like Clinton and Trump, Vote for the Tie. Vote Independent. With both Candidates running nearly equal, just a strong showing by Independents would deny both candidates from getting the necessary electorial votes to win. Of coarse a president would then be chosen by the Congress but would be looked upon as illegitimate because they were not elected, and send a message Americans will not accept poor choices.


  • Macomber Vocational H.S., Toledo, Ohio, H.S. Diploma, 1973
Work & Military
  • USMC, PFC, 2
  • Enviromental Technical Inst., HVAC Tech., 1
  • Crossroads Christian Youth Center, Volunteer/ assistant director
  • Crosswinds Church, Deacon
  • Lions Club International, Volunteer
  • RNC, Volunteer
  • None
  • None

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