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?
Only when a mother's life is in danger ... and only after medical professionals have determined this is the case. God is the creator and He alone determines life and death, not mankind.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Military force used on countries that support terrorism ... hitting targets of training and military installations as well as sanctions against those counties as well. I also believe in limiting travel to the US from those counties.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Mankind's greed for Power, Wealth, Influence.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe in the Father, the Holy Spirit and His Son, Jesus Christ as one God. I believe in a literal Heaven and Hell. I believe in the Bible, the TRUE words of our Father as an instruction book for living life. I believe we are all sinners and the only way for eternal life in heaven is by accepting that you are a sinner, believing that Jesus, the son died on the cross for your sins, and you must confess your sins to the father. I believe in prayer. I am a sinner ... I try my best to live by the Bible... but, as most do, I do fail. My values have been defined by my belief in God and the Bible as well as my parents. I am a Christian.
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.
Please read my B.I.G. initiative here : http://www.larryguyhammond.com/big.pdf
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Free universal health care is not the answer ... someone must always must, now or later. Ideally, the key is no, or very little government involvement and each person buy his own insurance based on their ability to pay just like car or home insurance ... more competition controls cost and lowers costs for all. Will this ever happen, probably no. Medicaid is causing the bulk of problems in affordable health care. Get people off entitlements and back to work. All must contribute if able bodied. There is no free lunch. The program is so poorly run and needs to be completely re-written. I am for a consumer based insurance with little or no government regulation. A system of competition between insurance and medical providers. We also need to get the lobbyists out of our "leaders" pockets. Competition will on it's own control the costs associated with the high cost of healthcare.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
I am for as little regulation as possible. When government is out of the way the economy will prosper on its own. The government should help in fair trading between countries. By imposing tariffs as need be when trading (imports & exports) becomes unfair. I am also for low corporate taxes, especially on small businesses. This helps the companies to expand and invest. I am not for increasing minimum wages. When you have a growing economy and companies are hiring this causes competition between workers. This increases the wages on its own. When you try to increase the minimum wages and force it on to businesses all you do is curtail the economy. This action causes increases in prices for consumers and loss of jobs because companies cut their work force to pay the increase in salaries. Wages are the biggest expense in a company. When you do this actually everyone looses, the consumer and the worker.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
One thing that’s really hurting America is our tax system. It needs a complete overhaul. It’s way too complicated and has way too many loopholes. Everyone needs to pay their fair share. I would support a fair tax and a very simplified form of taxation. Years ago, a normal person could fill out his 1040 by himself. Now, it takes expensive software or highly-trained agents to prepare it for you. I am for a simply simple form of taxation. I would be in favor of a National Sales tax as a replacement for the IRS. This agency has been given to much power over us.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Simple idea ... less government and more competition.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
First... Leave my Social Security alone! .... Government needs to learn that Social Security is NOT theirs to use. It is not an entitlement. It has been earn by the worker over his/her life. It is the workers trust fund! Second ... We need to consider gradually raising the retirement age as well as greatly raising the cap on wages taxed. Both are unpopular choices. We need to be sure the monies that we paid into the trust are used only to pay qualified recipients. This problem must be addressed immediately. Every generation has an obligation to take care of its widows and elderly.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I would ask you this question ... how has experience in office helped us so far? I am not a lawyer, a millionaire or even a politician. I am just FED up! I set my course in college to business. I climbed the all-important corporate ladder to executive management in my thirties. I then started several successful companies from the ground up. I have learned lessons the hard way, struggling to meet payrolls, paying high rents and loan payments. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and think outside of the box, learning to adapt quickly. Life is my experience to doing the job in Congress. I am not beholden to anyone, company, PAC or party, I am my own man. True, I have no experience in politics but how has experience worked so far? Vote: Larry Guy Hammond for Congress!
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
E-Mail: Larry@LarryGuyHammond.com Phone: 843-902-0083
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
God only sees one color. We are all in this together. We are one Nation under God, indivisible… But, yet we are divided. And we need to fix it. We must respect each other. We must respect our country, our flag, our heritage, our leaders and our President. More of us need to be kind in our words and deeds. We need to be tolerant of our differences. We need to be less angry. To lead a group of people, you need to have a strong leader. I am that person for your district and South Carolina. I will work HARD for you. I will do my job as elected to do. We need less photo opts, and smiling senators and congressman on tractors, with them cutting ribbons, and shovels in their hands without shoveling one shovel full of dirt, and in factories with workers, like they really know what it is like to work in a factory. We need them to roll up their sleeves and get to work and do the job they were hired to do.