Candidate Profile
Lily Williams

Libertarian , Colorado

Biography

Name
Lily Williams
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal

Questionnaire

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.

Disagree

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.

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.

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.

Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly 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, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

This is a difficult issue for Libertarians because there are two lives, the mother's and her baby's, and they both have rights. I support a women's right to choose in her first months, would gradually restrict abortion then banning abortion at the point of viability, except where the mother's health is threatened.

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

Man has a tendency to seek power, both as an individual and in groups. To offset this tendency, and to restrict the growth of government into areas where it clearly should not be, the founders declared a separation of powers into the various branches of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in the Buddhist tradition of respecting all life. I also respect peoples choices and freedom. Without that, there can be no honest faith or belief.

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.

As Libertarian, I do not fit neatly within the left-right (liberal-conservative) paradigm. I am fiscally conservative but socially tolerant.

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

lily4liberty@earthlink.net

Additional comment from candidate:

Q #13 - I disagree with the wording of question 13. The founders did not create a pure democracy, or even a very strong democracy, they created a Republic with strong checks and balances of power. It is these checks and balances which protect us most from excesses seen in many other forms of government.


Background

Education
  • Fudan, Shanghai, BA in Law, 1985
  • University of Texas, Austin, MA, 1991
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Libertarian Party of Colorado, Chair
  • Challenge to Excellence Charter School, Chair
  • Rowley Downs Homeowners Association, Board Member
Offices
  • Colorado House, Sought 2014
 

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