Candidate Profile
David Ross

Libertarian , Tennessee


David Ross
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6

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Libertarian Party


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer

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.

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.


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.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

This should be an issue for each state to decide. The federal government should not determine the rules on abortion and force them on each state. While my personal view is pro-life, I am not a woman and would not presume to tell women what to do with their own bodies. I feel late term abortions should not be allowed as most countries prohibit them. I believe that the parents of minors should be notified prior to any abortion. My greatest reservation it that the only difference between a child and viable tissue matter is if the unborn child is wanted or not.

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

Greed, competition, and lust for power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian that believes in the separation of church and state to protect religion from the government. If the path to power runs through the church, the church will be completely corrupted. For those of you who want a theocracy answer this question. Which religion will we base our laws on.

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.

Being a Libertarian I don't view the answer as Liberal or Conservative but as Freedom and Liberty verses Tyranny.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

It is my opinion that many of the politicians in Washington DC have been there too long, and have forgotten who they represent. It is also my opinion that the voters have forgotten that they have the power to change things. Most Americans believe that part of the solution to the problem is term limits. I agree with them. The two-party system in America has stacked the deck in its own favor. We have become victims of “either or” politics, but the lesser of two evils is still an evil. Until we send a message to Washington that we will no longer accept a government that does not listen to us, we will continue to be abused. I volunteer to be the messenger and the shot across the bow to the establishment politicians.


  • University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, Broadcasting, 1982
  • Journalism, 1982
Work & Military
  • Viacom, Media Management, 10
  • WSMV Channel 4, Master Control Operator, 3
  • Slingshot Networks, Master Control Operator, 3
  • The Nashville Network, Master Control Operator, 9
  • Libertarian Party, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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