Candidate Profile
Dan Albert

Republican , South Carolina

Biography

Name
Dan Albert
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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:

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?

I believe abortion is wrong in all circumstances, and that we should amend the Constitution to recognize that life begins at conception, and that each life is entitled to protection from the moment of conception until the moment of natural death. Abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia should be illegal in this country, just as murder is illegal. All life is precious, and should be protected. The strong should protect the weak. The healthy should protect the infirm. The living should protect the unborn. To my pro-life friends that condone exceptions to abortion in the case of perceived endangerment to the mother’s life, rape or incest, I ask you to reconsider your position. The argument for allowing abortion for certain exceptions only undermines the value of life. If the life of the mother is at risk, doctors can use continuously improving technology to try to save both mother and child. In the case of rape or incest, the rights of the child should prevail.

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

Since radical Islam has declared war on the United States and all of Western civilization, Congress should declare war on radical Islam and authorize the president, as commander-in-chief, with broad authority to engage in waging asymmetric warfare against radical Islamic terrorism as he deems necessary and appropriate. The president should fulfill the federal government responsibility to protect the states from invasion by immediately militarizing our border in order to stop the flow of illegal persons and drugs. We should impose an immediate moratorium on all legal immigration. The Muslim Brotherhood should be identified as a terrorist organization, and we should root out all radical Islamic operatives that have infiltrated our government and institutions. The United States should promote liberty and resist tyranny by using our economic and military might to influence nations to embrace greater liberty. We should stop feeding the hand that turns around and stabs us the back.

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

Our founders recognized that, due to the fallen nature of man and man’s propensity to sin and do evil, all governments would tend to drift toward tyranny if not unchecked by patriots dedicated to the preservation of the constitutional Republic they established. Our founders wisely limited the power of the federal government by enumerating those powers and reserving all other powers to the states and the people by the tenth amendment.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and that it is profitable for correction, reproof and instruction in righteousness. I believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, that the wages of sin is death, but that God provided Jesus as our Redeemer so that all who believe could have life and liberty. I am a creationist that believes in the literal six day creation, and that every atom in the universe is literally held together by the power and will of our triune creator God. I believe that salvation is by faith, not of works, and that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, so that there can be no boasting on our part. I believe that God instituted government to punish evildoers, and to encourage right behavior. I believe that our founders intended people of faith to be active in government, for our nation was established on Judeo-Christian values. We the People must restore Judeo-Christian values lest we lose our Republic.

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?

Very Conservative

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

I published my book, The Albert Plan to Save America (Amazon, Kindle), in September 2017. I believe that our nation is in distress, and in The Albert Plan I set forth my bold, comprehensive, transformational plan for We the People to take our country back. Liberals don’t have a monopoly on community organization, so my plan includes a call to action for We the People to form Freedom Cells to rally behind my plan or one of similar magnitude and direction in order to restore American sovereignty, American prosperity and American exceptionalism. Much of the content of The Albert Plan is presented in the issues section at www.DanAlbertForCongress.com. The “Candidate Survey” tab on the website has a PDF of my “Freedom Cell Charter Member and Candidate Survey” that has 110 questions that I answer affirmatively. This survey not only provides insight on where I stand on a multitude of issues, but is available for voters to vet candidates and to start conversations with like-minded patriots.

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

We the People should pursue free-market healthcare by repealing Obamacare and eliminating third-party payers by getting government out of healthcare, and outlawing health insurance. Third-party payer involvement in the healthcare system leads to higher costs. If we get the government out of the equation and eliminate health insurance as an option, we will then have a single-payer system where the single-payer is the patient in each healthcare transaction. In a scenario where the government is not involved in the healthcare market and insurance companies are not permitted to sell health insurance policies, healthcare costs would plummet, and the vast majority of Americans would have better healthcare at lower cost. Since there would be no monthly expense for health insurance premiums, routine healthcare costs would be easily managed, and people would handle high cost or catastrophic healthcare needs with options like sharing ministries and crowdfunding.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should get out of the way of the free market by taking steps to: 1. Reduce the tax burden. 2. Reduce the regulatory burden by 75%. 3. Abandon the pursuit of free trade and pursue secure, strategic trade. 4. Eliminate illegal immigration by securing our borders and impose a moratorium on legal immigration similar to that from 1924 to 1964. 5. Eliminate the Federal Reserve and fractional banking. 6. Permit direct investment in small businesses by individuals by allowing the free market to develop micro-cap securities using block chain technology. 7. Restore property rights by eliminating property taxes, limiting zoning and building codes to life safety issues, eliminating tyrannical environmental laws, abolishing the Bureau of Land Management and conveying most federal land to the states. 8. Eliminate federal entitlements and slash non-defense spending by more than 75%. 9. Eliminate the minimum wage, and 10. Pursue twenty-first century free-market education.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

In my book, The Albert Plan to Save America, I propose a constitutional amendment that taxes all income from all sources at the same flat rate, not to exceed 15%, and that all exemptions, deductions and preferences be eliminated. I propose a constitutional amendment that limits any future national sales tax to a maximum of 5%. I propose dismantling Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare and the payroll taxes associated with those programs. I propose an amendment to abolish taxes on all real, personal or financial property, which would eliminate property taxes and estate taxes. Corporations should be permitted immediate deductibility on capital expenditures, and the double taxation of dividends should be eliminated. In addition to limiting Congress to adjusting two rates on the revenue side, limiting the federal government to activities authorized by the Constitution will result in at least a 75% reduction in non-defense spending.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Eliminate the minimum wage. Eliminate the Federal Reserve and fractional banking and permit the beneficial gradual deflation of the free market to naturally occur. Eliminate illegal immigration and impose a moratorium on legal immigration. Pursue free-market housing by allowing the free use of property and housing innovation. Pursue free-market healthcare by eliminating government and health insurance companies as third-party payers. Pursue free-market education. Pursue free-market energy in order to produce cheap, abundant domestic energy. Stop subsidizing cities at the expense of rural America. Eliminate all policies that favor large business over small business. Encourage the development of 5G technology to permit decentralized and distributed economic development by free market forces. Eliminate entitlements and all other disincentives to work. Repeal Obamacare. Recognize that China has been waging economic warfare against the United States for decades and retaliate decisively.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

In The Albert Plan, I call for the dismantling of Social Security, the transfer of Medicaid and Medicare to the states and the elimination of all other federal entitlements. Social Security is the biggest Ponzi scheme ever foisted upon mankind, and if it is allowed to continue, it will lead our nation into bankruptcy. Not only is the Social Security system outside of the enumerated powers in the Constitution, it was an ill-conceived idea to combine a social safety net with a forced retirement savings program. Matters were made far worse when spendthrifts in Washington failed to resist the temptation to rob the Social Security trust fund. I propose segmenting the population into several age brackets, which will allow us to spread the pain evenly among the population segments and rid ourselves of the ticking time-bomb that our government created. I propose a 3% “Social Security Legacy Tax” on all income that will permit us to dismantle Social Security over a reasonable timeframe.

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

I learned the value of hard work by the time I was seven, picking potatoes for twenty-five cents a barrel and working in my dad’s construction materials business in northern Maine. I excelled in school, even though I seemed to always be working. The first on my mom’s or dad’s side of the family to graduate from college, I earned a BA in economics at Tulane University and then worked for two years at Bain & Company before earning an MBA at the Harvard Business School. The combination of being raised with a strong work ethic and rubbing elbows with a lot of bright people at Bain and Harvard helped me develop keen analytical, strategic and problem-solving skills. I chose a career path in small business, where I experienced success and failure, which makes me eminently qualified to know what We the People should compel the federal government to do to get out of the way of small business in order to unleash the free-market, restore American sovereignty and revive American exceptionalism.

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

TheAlbertPlan@gmail.com, www.DanAlbertForCongress.com, @TheAlbertPlan on Twitter

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

I am grateful to Steve Bannon for introducing me to the honey badger. My first introduction was to the honey badger as a ferocious fighter that much larger animals will tangle with at the risk of great peril. Since I’m a fighter, I realized that perhaps I was a honey badger too, and that perhaps God had a purpose in wiring me that way. I tenaciously fight for what is right, and I don’t back down to tyranny. When my daughter showed me a video of a pair of honey badgers, I learned about a different side of the honey badger. It didn’t take long for me to realize that honey badgers are intelligent, innovative and persistent. Those two little critters worked quietly together as a team to go up, over, around, under or through any obstacle to accomplish their objective. I immediately knew that I was a honey badger through and through, for I embody the qualities that I observed in the honey badgers that day!


Background

Education
  • Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, MBA, 1990
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, BA, 1981
Work & Military
  • Madawaska Hardscape Products, President, 1998-2013
  • KeyStone Northeast, President, 1988-2009
  • Madawaska Brick & Block, President, 1982-1992
  • Bain & Company, Associate Consultant, 1981-1983
Affiliations
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Offices
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