Candidate Profile
Leonard D. "Lenny" Ladner

Independent , Tennessee


Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Libertarian Party

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Libertarian Party of Tennessee


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 Agree

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.

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.

Strongly 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.

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 Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

G-D. Constitution, Voters,

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Bring it back to the States under the 10th Amendment. Let the voters, through their State Representatives decide what the policy will be. PS, In addition to that CUT OFF ALL PUBLIC MONEY FOR THIS.

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

You need separation of powers so that the politicians can't change a Republic into a Democracy then into a Dictatorship. The reason for the separation of powers is that the founders knew the true nature of men.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in G-D. I also believe that if you take an oath on the HOLY BOOK to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic. You should realize that there is a being far more superior to you and to all the politicians. In addition to this what is important is how I'm going to vote. I'm going to VOTE NO on any bill which would INCREASE the size, cost, reach or power of government. That is not negotiable.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I haven't held office so I don't have a track record. However if elected to the House of Representatives I WILL VOTE NO ON ANY BILL WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE SIZE, COST, REACH OR POWER OF GOVERNMENT

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. (931) 334-8131

Additional comment from candidate:

I will vote no on any bill which would increase the size, cost, reach or power of government. Check out this speech. A certain group wouldn't let me give it. I wonder why.????


  • Henley School, Jamaica Estates, NY, Regents, 1972
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rocheste, NY, BS, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Member
  • US Senate, Sought 2008
  • US House, Sought 10-14

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