Candidate Profile
Christopher Claytor

Libertarian , Texas

Biography

Name
Christopher Claytor
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist.3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Questionnaire

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

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The Federal Government (or anyone holding a Federal position) should not have a say in this. Nowhere in the US Constitution does it speak to issues such as this. Therefore this falls to the people or the states per the 10th Ammendment.


Economy

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way. Remove regulations. Eliminate taxes.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Eliminate it!

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Eliminate all taxes on businesses and regulations that prevent them from hiring. Abolish the minimum wage.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

This cannot be done our Government has already spent the money. We should eliminate the requirement for employers to collect and pay on behalf of employees. Individuals should be responsible for their own retirement.


Religious Liberty

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 Disagree

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

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Get rid of all Federal Government regulations and ensure Healthcare is a completely free market. Get rid of all Federal Government regulations on charitable organizations that seek to provide healthcare to those that can not afford the free market prices.


National Security

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 Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

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 Disagree

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

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Tactically this means that the US should stop bombing people and making enemies around the world.)


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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

Strongly Agree

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

No Answer

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

The Bible teaches us that mankind's nature is to be selfish. The selfish nature leads to greed of money and power. The checks and balances our Founders placed in the Constitution were an attempt to keep this selfishness and the results of it (e.g. corruption) to a minimum.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I personally, am a Christian. Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I personally think the Libertarian Party platform is in complete alignment with the teachings of Jesus. Further, I feel the LP is the only US Political Party that is in-line with the teachings of Jesus. (some hints: love your neighbor as yourself; turn the other cheek)


Qualifications

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

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?

No Answer

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

My views are VERY conservative on Fiscal issues and some would consider VERY liberal on social issues. Therefore the scale you presented is not valid. On source of publicly available information the Library of Congress web site archives at https://www.loc.gov/item/lcwaE0000121/

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

I know and understand the US Constitution. (Which may seem like a small thing, but clearly those in office today do NOT know and understand the US Constitution.)

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

chris.claytor@gmail.com, 972-679-7302

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

Please vote Libertarian. I love this country we call the United States of America. I fear if we all do not start doing things differently this grand experiment in Freedom and Liberty will fail. I feel the best way to do things differently is to get different people into office. Please do NOT vote for the same old Democrat or Republican who will just give you more of the same.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Neutral


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree


Background

Education
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, BSEE, 1991
Work & Military
  • US Army, Officer (highest = Captain), 1991-2001
  • Telecom Industry, Manager / Program Manager, 1996-Present
Affiliations
  • Libertarian Party, Member since 1998
  • Preston Ridge Baptist Church, Member since 2005
Offices
  • none
  • US Represtative, TX 3rd District, Sought 2006, 2008, 2010
  • US Representative, TX, Sought 2002, 2004
 

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