Candidate Profile
Mike Diel

Green , Missouri

Biography

Name
Mike Diel
Party
Green
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

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Questionnaire

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Disagree

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Disagree

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.

No Answer

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.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Disagree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Disagree

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Agree

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, constitution, voters, Supreme Court, Congress, and the media if you consider it journalism

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under the current understanding of the constitution the government's responsibility is to make it safe. (at least for the mother)

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

Power corrupts, that's why our founders system of checks and balances works so well. No one should have too much power. Also since most of our founders came from countries with state sponsored religion, they knew first hand how mixing politics and religion can corrupt both.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

That's a very personal question. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic. I even went to a seminary for a few years. Since then I've mostly lost my faith. I've tried different religions always meeting nice people, but not finding what I'm looking for. I guess I'm egotistic. I have friends who are believers and they tell me you just have to believe, no one can do it for you. I also have friends that are atheists. They know for a fact there is no lord. I find that very baffling. How can you know anything about something so far above us?

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

Liberal

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

I don't like either word Liberal or Conservative. I believe in saving natural resources for future generations so I'm not conservative. (see what I mean?) I firmly believe we the people need to take our government back from the special interests that hold it hostage. I believe the scientists are probably right about climate change, they usually are.

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

conservemissouri@gmail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I'm a retired factory worker who believes in America. The only real reason I'm running was to get the Green Party on Missouri's ballot. I firmly believe we need more options at the ballot box! For way too long we have been asleep, letting the government do what ever they wanted. We need to take back our government. I canvassed for Bernie Sanders three days in Iowa and a couple more in Missouri canvassing my home town of Macon. I was a Bernie delegate to the Missouri State Democratic Convention, where we voted on a very progressive platform and sent four progressive Missourians to serve on the DNC. At the same time I was helping bring together the Progressive Party of Missouri and the Green Gate Way Alliance, so we can have a Missouri Green Party. I believe everyone should get involved with the government. Even if you make one phone call a day, it makes a difference.

Background

Education

  • National American University, Kansas City, Certificate, 2002
  • Macon R1 High School, Macon, graduate, 1973
  • Saint Frances of De Sales Minor Preparatory Semina, Milwaukee, moved, 1970

Work & Military

  • Toastmaster Factory, Dimensional Inspector - Fork Lift Driver, 1990-2001
  • Southview foods Beef Packing, Boner - Shop Steward, 1980-1989

Affiliations

  • Missouri Stream Team #510, Water Quality Monitoring Mussel Fork Creek
  • American Red Cross, Blood Donor over 6 Gallon
  • Sierra Club, Proud Member for over 20 years
  • Move to Amend Mid-MO, Affiliate for local group
  • Columbia Climate Change Coalition, Board Memeber

Offices

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