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, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Rape, incest and the health of the Mother. By the same token I accept Rowe V Wade as the law of the land. I celebrate the fact that abortions have been declining the last eight years and strongly favor the policies that have helped that happen. To that end, I am strongly in favor the mandate included in The Affordable Care Act/Obamacare that makes free birth control available. I am against the restrictions against making birth control available to people in privately owned companies, because they are operating in the public sphere. I am in favor of widely available sex education, Preventing unwanted pregnancies is the number one way to preventive elective abortions. Taking away opportunities for sex education and birth control can do nothing but increase unwanted pregnancies and resultant abortions.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Probably the most important thing we can do is to build up the local Muslim countries and treat them as partners, not enemies. We also need to make sure that we as Americans and the current Administration treat Muslims as equals. The policies of instituting bans on people from primarily Muslim countries has created the idea that our country is at war with Muslims. This is extremely bad. We all also need to emphasize that even though our country was started by people from the Judeo-Christian tradition, that we are a welcoming country to all faiths, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, and others, even atheist. That we know that God smiles on our country when we treat all peoples the same way Jesus preached about the Good Samaritan.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The simple answer is the fallen nature of man.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Born again Christian washed in the blood of Jesus, but I am not deserving of His Grace. That being said, I accept the forgiveness He gives me.
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.
Anyone can go to my Facebook pages, both personal and campaign pages, Chuck Eddy and Chuck Eddy for Congress.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
We need to move towards universal healthcare. We are the only major advanced nation that does not accept the fact that good healthcare is a right for all, not just those that can afford it. It is a right,just like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
It has to be very careful. I believe the government at all levels is responsible for infrastructure and should invest heavily in that. All levels of government should look at incentives that create capital investment and hiring. If any tax credits are given, they must be tied to levels of performance in hiring and given after five years, NOT front-loaded. Too many governmental units give incentives to businesses based ion business plans that do not perform as projected. The other method of incentives is to tie them to a percentage of taxes reimbursed after a threshold is met, rather than right from the get go.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
The recent tax cut for middle and low middle class and poor people was good, but the drastic reduction in the corporate tax and the opening up of huge tax givebacks to the ultra wealthy has just led to an even wider income and wealth disparity of our country to dangerous levels. There should be penalties for offshoring facilities and jobs. One way is a tax penalty whereby the company pays the workers whose jobs are moving a monthly amount equal to their income at the time their job is eliminated. This includes health insurance coverage for a year. These funds would have to be deposited into escrow accounts so companies can't penalize their workers through bankruptcy.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way is with a thriving economy and continuous education.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
The ceiling for deduction should be raised. There should also be a mechanism for all types of income to contribute to the national social security fund, stock sales, interest income, etc. This is important, because our successful national economy depends on a population that is thriving up into the elder years.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I read, I listen, I pray, I discuss and propose.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
email@example.com/859.473.4879. First text me. I do not answer calls without recognizing the number.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
URGENT: I AM RUNNING IN THE 6TH DISTRICT, NOT THE 5TH DISTRICT!! I am a 66 year old lifelong Registered Republican. I am extremely disappointed in the tenor of the national discussion. Our country used to be a world leader and under President Trump we are dangerously withdrawing from the world. My Republican heroes are people like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George and Mitt Romney(who I voted for in 2012),John Kasich(who I voted for in 2008), Jacob Javits, Margaret Chase Smith, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, the 26 Republican Senators who voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, including our two Kentucky Senators. I may not always agree with everything all of them say, but they represent the type of Moderate Republican I am. Thank you for the opportunity to present myself. I respectfully ask for your vote.