Candidate Profile
Benjamin Hornberger

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Benjamin Hornberger
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Reported by Candidate

2
Pastor Darrell Scott, National Diversity Coalition For Trump

Questionnaire

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

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

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Disagree

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

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in the case of the health of the mother. Abortion should never be the answer. However, as a volunteer firefighter, I understand that it is always better to save one life than lose two. Otherwise, any other form of abortion is wrong and is a heinous crime.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Kill the terrorists. I, as a candidate, am known for being brutally honest. So, I won't stop now. The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist. Give the military the power to finish the job, take them out, and be done with it.

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

I believe that the Founders did so after being treated horribly by their parent kingdom. I believe that they were good, honest men who wanted to see that the intolerable actions they faced never happened again. I believe that deep down they loved their respective areas and cared deeply about the people in them.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. I would never push my religious beliefs on anybody and would hope to receive the same courtesy. I am also very caring about my family. Family will always come first in my life no matter what. And that is why I am running for Congress. Because I care so much about my district that I hope to invite them into being part of my family. I also believe in hard work and winning. That's why I never give up. It is also why I knocked on 12,000 doors for our current President. When I say I support something or someone, I give them all of my effort. I ultimately want to give my district my full effort.

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?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

https://soundcloud.com/newstalk1037fm/news-talk-1037fm-presents-political-vibe-with-ben-hornberger that is a link for just one of my interviews I recently did. I am not always the most conservative person. However, what I am is honest. I have nothing to gain by lying to people about who I am.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

First and foremost, I would abolish Obamacare. If people don't want health coverage, they shouldn't be forced to buy it. I believe though that there should be private and public options available for people if they would like it. Let the free markets be free and let capitalism thrive. Let businesses compete and that will surely drive the price of coverage down, allowing more people to be covered. Let adult Americans make up their own minds.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The major role that government should play is making sure that regulations DO NOT affect the natural process by which businesses compete and thrive within a free market system. Let the free market thrive by allowing businesses to compete without erroneous regulations that hamper their economic success and growth.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I believe that the tax brackets need to be restructured from seven to four. This would put an amazing amount of money back into the pockets of everyday Americans which would then be spent back into the economy.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down the unemployment rate is to force anybody who receives food stamps (except the elderly) who does not work at least part time to help clean up trash on the sides of the roads for at least 10 hours a week. Many people will not want to do it, being forced back to work. Also, restructuring the tax brackets would incentivize people to go back to work due to paying less in taxes.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

The best way to guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations would be to get more people back to work and paying into Social Security now. Also, there are plenty of smaller programs that our government has become over-bloated with that could be cut and the money given to Social Security.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have some college credits. However, that isn't what qualifies me for the office. I have a degree in hard knocks life. I know what it is like to bust my ass and barely scrape by paycheck to paycheck. I know what it is like to work 40+ hours a week and still not be able to pay my bills. I have seen firsthand the misuse of our food stamp program and other social benefits. I may not be the most "qualified" person to run for office. But, then again, the most "qualified" people put us into this mess to begin with. If we want the middle class to prosper and survive, then it means we need to start sending middle class people to D.C.. I have served both my community and my country. I am ready to serve again. I am ready to serve my district and make the people of the district proud again. I am ready to fight like hell because I am sick of being treated like hell by the elites in D.C..

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

My email address is hornberger89@gmail.com and my phone number is (717) 660-6940.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Being a Marine Corps veteran, I do not believe in allowing dishonor. I also do not fail. The Marine Corps has never lost a battle and I don't intend to lose one now. Marines either win or die trying. We do not lose, surrender, back down, or fail. When we say we are going to do something, we get the job done. I will always be honest and truthful. I, unlike some of our elected officials, still have moral courage to stand up for what is right. Please get to know me. Call, email, or text me. You may also message me on my personal or political page on Facebook and also on Twitter. I also have a donation sight for anybody who would like to contribute to help me out. God Bless!


Background

Education
  • United States Marine Corps, Pensacola, Some College, 2013
  • Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, Altoona, Trade Certificate, 2012
  • Bellwood Antis High School, Bellwood, Diploma, 2012
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, E-3/Lance Corporal, 3
  • Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Firefighter, 11
Affiliations
  • 18th Street Community Church, Member
  • Blair County Republican Committee, Veteran's Outreach Coalition Co-Chairman
  • Blair County Republican Committee, Lead Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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