Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
To save the life of the mother, this difficult decision should be given to the family.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
There are two ways to end a war: Win or lose. We must win the War on Terror.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The American Founders had a Political Theology based on a Christian Anthropology. Because of our fallen sin nature, people cannot ultimately be trusted. The separated but overlapping powers established in our Constitution allow people of great capacity to lead our Country, while being limited in their ability to change its direction. The opposite anthropology held by the progressives led them to become enemies of our Constitution, our way of life, and American Exceptionalism.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a theologically conservative Christian with a seminary education. I have a personal relationship with God through the grace of Jesus Christ. I believe there is one God, one Bible, one Holy Spirit, and one Way. I value freedom of worship, which I practice every Sunday. I value the study of God's Word, which I practice every day. I value the love of God, that I balance with His justice. I am eternally grateful that God choose to love me, and I share that love often.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
My Conservative views are most obvious on my campaign website. I offer solutions, not just platitudes. A real Conservative can explain their views based on thinking that is both deep and wide. My biography is available on the candidate page of my website. Also, the faculty page of Arlington Baptist University verifies my status as a Christian educator.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
See my website for details. Here are two examples of what can be done. (1) A simple tax code change would make health insurance like home, auto, life, and other kinds of insurance the free market makes available at competitive rates. (2) We must separate routine needs from emergencies. A lot of families can budget for the expected—especially if offered upfront pricing not subject to the administrative costs of a third-party payer.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Washington lobbying can basically be divided in two. Half is for more regulation, and the other half is for a more complicated tax code. Both favor larger corporations and create obstacles for small business. We rely too much on government to control the economy. Instead, government should be reducing its control over the economy. Regulations need to be reduced to what is obvious and necessary, and the tax code needs to be greatly simplified.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
My website details these two plans. (1) Congress must simplify the tax code. It is a 75,000-page disaster. Americans spend 2 billion hours and $55 billion to file their tax returns. Half of all Washington lobbying involves the tax code. (2) Current tax policy encourages publically traded companies to stockpile cash instead of paying dividends to investors. This leads to a less diverse market and endless megamergers. Congress needs to rewrite tax policy so publicly traded companies can expense dividend payments. This will put more money in more people’s hands, to use more broadly.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Many wealthy people in their upper 50s and lower 60s continue to work for health insurance. My plan to privatize health insurance will allow them to consider retirement or a career change for pleasure, thereby making good jobs available for the next generation. Also, many poor people are at or near a 100% marginal tax rate, meaning they don't benefit by working. Eliminating redundant welfare programs will incentivize them to work.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
My website details a plan that saves Social Security. It does not raise taxes, and does not effect anyone 50 or older. For those under 50, the only notable change is to raise our retirement age from 67 to 69. It's simple, and it changes Social Security from a $20 trillion deficit in the next two generations, to a $500 billion surplus.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
My specialties are the legislative process, the principles and philosophy of the American Founding, and the U.S. Constitution. I am Professor of Politics at Arlington Baptist University, and I am writing my Ph.D. in Politics dissertation on congressional term limits at the University of Dallas. Congress is broke, and I know how to fix it. Since 1974, Congress has only passed an on-time budget four times. Since 1994, Congress does everything from leadership down. The solution is a return to a working committee system--like we've had since the Founding.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
David@NiederkornForCongress.com -- (972) 207-8766.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am running on a 4-policy platform. (1) Congress is broke. (2) Social Security is almost broke. (3) The Department of Veterans Affairs is beyond broke. (4) Federal tax policy is breaking us all. Each is summarized on the issues page of my website. I am committing to a specific policy agenda so you can measure me by one criteria: Promises made—promises kept. I also discuss many other issues on my website, and I have an extensive biography in the candidate section.